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memristors2 nanometer nanowire memristors is a breakthrough for low power memory

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University of Massachusetts researchers have successfully made a 2 nanometer individually addressable memristors. It is capable of being mass-produced in conventional fabs. This could be great for neuromorphic computing and AI in general. This should lead to high-density memristor arrays …

amazonRobomate exoskeleton will make it ten times easier for workers to lift things

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The Robo-Mate exoskeleton can reduce the effort to lift a load by ten times. It is able to reduce the effort needed to lift a load and protects the spine from heavy lifting and sudden movements. You don’t have to …

ibmMade in China 2025 plan is similar to Germany’s Industry 4.0 plan

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“Made in China 2025” is an initiative to comprehensively upgrade Chinese industry. The initiative draws direct inspiration from Germany’s “Industry 4.0” plan, which was first discussed in 2011 and later adopted in 2013. The heart of the “Industry 4.0” idea …

chinaChina starting to acquire some technology companies

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China’s outbound Merger and Acquisition activity surged in 2015 and 2016 with a broad universe of acquirers executing transactions with an increase in pace and deal size. This surge has been driven by a range of macro factors, including the …

astronomythe drug everolimus boosts flu vaccine response by 25% in people over 65 and rejuvenates the immune system

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Novartis found that giving low doses of a drug called everolimus to people over 65 increased their response to flu vaccines. It did, by about 20 percent. Yet behind the test was a bigger question about whether any drug can …

citiesChina has almost double the CO2 emissions of the USA

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China has almost double the CO2 emissions of the United States for the latest figures from 2015. China 10.357 Billion tons of CO2 USA 5.414 Billion tons of CO2 EU28 3.509 Billion tons of CO2 India 2.274 Billion tons of …

chinaIndia and Russia failing to agree on terms for joint fifth generation stealth fighter program

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India and Russia have failed to make progress on one of their most prestigious defense deals—the co-development and production of the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), known in India as the Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF). The most recent stumbling …

metallic hydrogenSilicon Valley’s pursuit of extreme life extension

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The New Yorker magazine looks at silicon valley’s anti aging activities. It covers the usual work and ideas of Aubrey de Grey (SENS repairing 7 kinds of aging related damage) and Ray Kurzweil (Singularity and uploading). Unity Biotechnology Unity Biotechnology …

artificial intelligenceElon Musk has gone public with his Neurolace Brain Computer interface company called Neuralink

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Elon Musk has revealed that he started a brain-computer interface company called Neuralink. The company has no public presence. It will creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain for mind computer …

entertainmentIf Tesla Model 3 hits production targets it will outsell BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class within one year

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After taking in about 400,000 deposits at $1,000 a piece, Musk ramped up production plans. And then he ramped them up some more. Now, three months from the official start of production, the billionaire Tesla CEO seems to think he …