World changing dense metal 3d printing with 100 times faster speed and 20 times lower cost

Desktop Metal was created to change the way we bring products to market. Current metal 3D printing is too expensive and industrial for prototyping and it’s not fast enough or cost-effective enough for mass production. Fundamentally different approaches are needed to move metal 3D printing beyond its current limits. Desktop Metal, a company specializing in …

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NASA building demo quiet supersonic airplane by 2022

NASA is proposing to spend $390 million over five years to build a demo quiet supersonic plane and test it over populated areas. NASA plans to share the technology resulting from the tests with U.S. plane makers, meaning a head start for the likes of Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, and startups such as Boom …

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Company to implant RFID chips into employees

Three Square Market claims it will be the first company in the United States to implant chips in its employees. RFID (Radio Frequency ID) chips would allow those employees who volunteer to participate in the program to open doors, pay for purchases, share business cards, store medical information, pay for stuff at other RFID terminals …

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In 2018 Spacex will have nearly two thirds of the commercial space launch market

In 2018, Spacex will have nearly two thirds of the global commercial space launch market. Other orgs shd also develop reusable orbital rockets. If an airplane co had reusable airplanes, buying single use airplanes wd seem crazy. pic.twitter.com/OJotlGmPHt — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 13, 2017 Worth noting that Boeing/Lockheed ("Other US" on chart) get a …

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition for Augmented assistance

Google Glass has been optimized for industrial, healthcare and other workplaces where workers need help with complex tasks. Complex assembly, done faster AGCO manufactures complex agricultural machines at low volume with the goal of helping make today’s farms more productive and more profitable. All AGCO solutions are custom, which can require over 1,000 precise steps …

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If Waymo could capture 10% of global car miles driven by 2030 then it would have $700 billion valuation

Morgan Stanley analysts Brian Nowak and Adam Jonas say Alphabets Waymo self-driving car unit could be worth $70 billion. Waymo could be a good spin out candidate and that its value is not being taken into account in Alphabet’s current stock price. They do not believe Waymo or any of the ‘Other Bets’ are currently …

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Google Glass having workplace success

Google Glass is becoming successful in the workplace “It’s a big market today, and it will be an even bigger one in the future,” said Brian Ballard, founder and chief executive officer at Upskill, a Google Glass partner that makes augmented reality apps for workers in the field. Its customers — and as of recently, …

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

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 interfaces. @elonmusk What abour neural lace? Announcement soon? — Revol Devoleb (@BelovedRevol) January 25, 2017 …

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Dig Once Bill would lower cost of fiber and broadband by up to 90% and has bipartisan support

Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2017 is being discussed at the The House Communications Subcommittee. President Donald Trump plans a trillion dollar infrastructure package that will almost certainly include broadband. If the US adopts a “dig once” policy, construction workers would install conduits just about any time they build new roads and sidewalks or upgrade …

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MEMS based Atomic Force Microscope shrinks to Dime-sized Device and with mass production could make atomic force microscopes affordable for high school and home labs

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size — and, hopefully, the price tag — of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties. “A standard atomic force microscope is a large, bulky instrument, with multiple control loops, electronics and amplifiers,” …

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Large scale 1000 mile quantum networks less difficult with new quantum repeater design

Arxiv – Semihierarchical quantum repeaters based on moderate lifetime quantum memories The construction of large-scale quantum networks relies on the development of practical quantum repeaters. Many approaches have been proposed with the goal of outperforming the direct transmission of photons, but most of them are inefficient or difficult to implement with current technology. Here, we …

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