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cloningReal life Crayfish are born pregnant just like fictional Star Trek Tribbles

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The Marbled crayfish lays eggs without mating. The progeny were all female, and each one grew up ready to reproduce. This is similar the classic Star Trek Episode the Trouble with Tribbles. Tribbles are born pregnant which is quite a …

cloningTwo Macaque Monkeys – the first successful cloning of primates with Dolly method

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Chinese researchers have finally successfully cloned a primate, using the same technique Scottish researchers devised to clone the first mammal, Dolly the sheep, in the mid-1990s. Scientists in Shanghai say they’ve produced two cloned macaque monkeys by taking the DNA …

agriculture$1.5 million simple to use personal submarine, Deep Flight, targets wealthy yacht owners

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The DeepFlight Dragon takes underwater flight to the next level by enabling you to both hover and fly. You take the controls. As the pilot in a boundless sea, you have the freedom to chart your own course and explore …

agricultureBattery swap Pilot program for Tesla cars is faster than gasing up a regular car

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Model S is designed to allow a fast battery swap, exchanging your battery for a fully charged battery in less than half the time it takes to refill a gas tank. This offers Model S drivers another, even faster option …

chinaBarrier Overcome to Growing Organs from Stem Cells by Proving Control of Embryonic Development in Fish

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Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overcome one of the greatest challenges in biology and taken a major step toward being able to grow whole organs and tissues from stem cells. By manipulating the appropriate signaling, …

cloningNeeded: A Way To Plot The Design Space of Space Launch Systems

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Needed: A Way To Plot Design Space of Space Launch Systems  A guest post by Joseph Friedlander on Next Big Future I have long  admired the Pournelle Axes of political analysis which reduce the entire political map to a single …

cloningRossi, NASA and Low energy nuclear reactions and Nickel 62 and Nickel 63 Speculation

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Rossi had a third party investigation of his hot ecat. They should have done flow calorimetry, but the tests they did show interesting results. There are rumors on the internet that Ampenergo (Rossi related company) has raised a lot of …

cloningLaser Ablation for the Effective Deflection, Exploration and Exploitation of Asteroids

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Proposed for the deflection and mitigation of asteroids, laser ablation is caused by illuminating the surface of the asteroid with a laser light source. The laser beam heats the surface material, enabling it to ablate, transforming directly from a solid …

cloningNetflix could become a model that enables Firefly and other Science Fiction shows to return

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Techcrunch describes how Netflix is getting into original content and scenario for further decline in cable TV Many cult hits are often science fiction shows, which are also often the most DVR’d shows on television. This also plays into the …

cloningTrihydrides Appear to be a More Promising Path to Superconducting Metallic Hydrogen

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High-pressure researchers, including Carnegie’s Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao, have now modeled three hydrogen-dense metal alloys and found there are pressure and temperature trends associated with the superconducting state—a huge boost in the understanding of how this abundant material could be harnessed. …