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controversialFacebook Tricked Kids and Parents for Video Game Purchases

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Facebook had revenue and profitability problems up until 2016. They had raised many billions of dollars in funding and went public in 2012 with a valuation of about $100 billion. Facebook had many years of problems solving the problem of …

brillouin energy2018 Update on Brillouin Energy and its LENR Work

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Brillouin Energy has made progress since the 2016 SRI report. The 2017 SRI report indicated that the reactions were at a few watts and fairly reliable coefficient of power (COP) of 1.2 to 1.4 and 2 to 3 watts of …

businessElon Said He Can Be Stupid But Parking Lot Assembly Line Was Built in 3 Weeks

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Elon Musk was interviewed a couple of days ago on 60 Minutes by Leslie Stahl. They focused upon the craziness with Tesla, the Elon tweets that got punished by the SEC, the pot smoking by Elon on Joe Rogan, the …

biotechCRISPR Vector Used to Genetically Modify Human Embyros Was Purchased for $100

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Any medium-sized Invitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic could utilize a CRISPR vector that can be purchased for $100 to replicate the embryo gene edit. Geneticist He Jiankui claims to have altered the genes of twin girls born this month. He Jiankui …

controversialRenewed Confusion But Still No EMDrive

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Daily Galaxy and Physics-Astronomy are talking again about a September 2017 video that has an english title that says China is testing the controversial EMDrive in space. The video talks about China putting up a communication satellite. The English language …

chinaAcademics have controversial proposal for a tax to fund incentives for larger Chinese families

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Academics proposed a tax on all working adults aged under 40 in China and the money would go to a Reproduction Fund to reward families who have more than one child. In the first six months of 2018, the number …

controversialSonny White at Eagleworks scaling EMdrive experiments to 400 watts

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Breakthrough Discuss is an academic conference focused on the question of life in the Universe. More information on the Breakthrough Initiatives is available at https://breakthroughinitiatives.org. Sonny White has a new paper Spacedrives and Conservation Laws Raymond Sedwick University of Maryland, …

controversialHuman head-body transplant is expected in 2018

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Sergio Canavero and Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping are expected to announce a date for body transplant in 2018. Canavero says head-body transplants are the next step for transplants. People have now been living for years with donated hearts, lungs, livers, …

brillouin energyBrillouin Energy Posts SRI evaluation which confirms net energy for Brillouin but so far a few watts

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There is a 26-page technical report of the SRI investigation and testing of the Brillouin Energy low energy nuclear reaction system. In August 2012, SRI International (SRI – https://www.sri.com) was contracted by Brillouin Energy Corp. of Berkeley California (“Brillouin”, “Brillouin …

controversialCDC denies word ban

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On December 15, the Washington Post reported that the White House sent the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a list of seven words it was forbidden from including in official documents for next year’s budget. CDC …