The Far Future and Using Atomic Precision for the Next Level of Technology

Adam Brown (Stanford) and Robin Hanson (George Mason University) talk about some interesting intellectual concepts for the distant futures in the conference video below. Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute, talks about getting to the next level. She highlighted the need for molecular nanotechnology. Leveraging various forms of atomically precise capabilities are starting to reach interesting new …

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Elon Musk on Getting the Impossible Done

Lex Friedman asked Elon Musk: What is your source of belief in situations like this when the engineering problem is so difficult there’s a lot of experts many of whom you admire who have failed in the past yes and a lot of people (experts, journalists, the public) have a lot of doubt about whether …

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MRNA Cocktail Can Make Old Tissue Specific Cells Young

Stanford University researcher has de-aged mouse cells with different tissue types and the cells kept the same tissue type but were just younger. They also de-aged stem cells. They did with a cocktail of MRNA. Messenger RNA was used for billions of COVID vaccines. The Stanford researchers need to determine how to do this inside …

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Passed 1 Million US COVID Cases Today According to Worldometers

Worldometers is reporting cumulative US COVID deaths at 1,000,355 as of today for yesterdays data. The CDC reports that as of Monday, March 21 the US has had a total of 971,422 and will add the Tuesday number today to get to about 972,400. The CDC data will report the US passing 1 million cumulative …

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SpaceX Will Launch OneWeb Communication Satellites

SpaceX will launch the remaining OneWeb satellites. OneWeb is not directly competing with SpaceX Starlink for providing satellite communications. The satellites in the OneWeb constellation are approximately 150 kg (330 lb) in mass. This is half of the mass of the latest Starlink satellites. The 648 operational satellites are to operate in 12 near polar …

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Combining Heat Shield and Propulsion for a Fast Solar Slingshot

NASA Advanced Innovations Concepts has funded research to combine a heat shield and solar thermal propulsion system to perform a solar Oberth maneuver in order to achieve the highest possible escape velocity from the solar system. This will enable missions ten to hundreds of times further than Pluto out to the Kuiper Belt Objects or …

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EV Companies Not Using Iron LFP Batteries Are Doomed

Volkswagen, Ford and GM are making nickel batteries. Nickel batteries are currently about twice as expensive as iron LFP batteries. LFP battery volume will be about 80% of the total battery market in 2024-2025. Nickel prices are increasing and LFP battery mass production will drive down their prices faster. Iron LFP batteries could become three …

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