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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 …

launchSpacex scheduled relaunch of a recovered booster is scheduled for this Thursday

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SpaceX is now targeting 6 p.m. Thursday for its first re-launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket booster, a mission that aims to loft a commercial communications satellite to orbit from Kennedy Space Center. Launch teams on Monday aimed to …

amazonCarnival of Space 502

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The Carnival of Space 502 is up at Urban Astronomer. Evolving Planet – Origami-inspired Microbots, Our Future Planet Explorers Nextbigfuture – 3d printing using simulated lunar and martian regolith combined with common biologically derived polymer Nextbigfuture – Next Japanese solar …

mitJustice League Trailers actually look good

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The DC movies have been underwhelming other than the Dark Knight Series and a few of the Batman movies before them and the first Superman movie. The first Justice League movie looks ok based on the trailers. Fueled by his …

economic impactAround ten million lives per year could be saved from Sepsis using $60 treatment of intravenous Vitamin C, Vitamin B and hydrocortisone

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Patients in Norfolk with severe Sepsis were treated with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine. In 47 patients with sepsis treated in Norfolk General’s ICU, four died in 2016, an 8 percent mortality rate. Of those four, none died of …

canadaWill Uber mirror Yahoo, If its China Rival Didi becomes globally dominant

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Uber has taken $12 billion over 15 rounds of investment, and has a reported valuation of nearly $70 billion. There have been several different leaks of Uber’s financial data over the years, covering income from 2012 through Q4 2016. Uber …

economic impactUber suspends self driving car program after high impact accident here another car failed to yield to Uber car

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Uber is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured …

computer memoryChemical energy storage with water heating solar panels enables a conversion of more than 80 percent of the incoming sunlight

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover of …

air forceSilicon solar cell efficiency at 26.6% within 10% of theoretical silicon solar efficiency limit of 29.1%

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Kaneka Corporation has achieved in a NEDO project the world’s highest solar power conversion efficiency of 26.33% in a practical size (180 cm2 ) crystalline silicon solar cell. This record-breaking result will advance technical development of crystalline silicon solar cells …

batteriesRussia designing submarine that will use composite materials for the hull and other parts and fire hypersonic Zircon missiles

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Russia will start building multi-purpose nuclear-powered submarines of the fifth generation in 2020. Companies of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) are ready to start the work in 2020, when 885 Yasen project is completed. The Russian Husky submarine will be …