gene drive

crispr20,000 genes sequenced for $80 with mobile app access

Silicon Valley startup Helix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it. For an initial $80, Helix sequences the most important part of the genome—about 20,000 genes plus some …

crisprDARPA funds $65 million for safer genetic engineering and technology to fight bioterrorism

DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely,A responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial ends; and address potential health and security concerns related to their accidental …

crisprNextbigfuture speaking at BIL Recession Generation Unconference in Oakland this Saturday

BIL Conference and EarthSharing.org to Host ”The Recession Generation Unconference: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.” On Saturday, July 9, 2016 BIL Conference and Earthsharing.org are hosting an event in Oakland, “The Recession Generation: How to …

futureF35 using open air ranges and simulation to prepare to fight layered integrated air defenses and missiles like Russia’s S500

The Air Force F-35 is using “open air” ranges and computer simulation to practice combat missions against the best Chinese and Russian-made air-defense technologies – as a way to prepare to enemy threats anticipated in the mid-2020s and beyond. Surface …

DNACarnival of Nuclear Energy 305

1. The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 305 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome Dan Yurman’s Neutron Bytes – NuScale announces roadmap for SMR operation at Idaho site by 2024 Somewhere within the 981 square miles of the Idaho National Laboratory there …

diseaseSolarcity gigafactory for solar cells could make solar plus batteries cheaper than fossil fuels

“Right now can sell you energy in 14 states at a rate lower than what you’re currently paying the utility,” says SolarCity chief technology officer Peter Rive. The Buffalo gigafactory for solar sets us up for a future where …

crisprScience advances towards improved quantum technology

Andrea Morello and colleagues report a demonstration of Bell’s inequality violation for a pair of qubits embedded in silicon. Bell’s inequality was introduced by physicist John Stewart Bell during the 1960s. A violation of the inequality by a pair of …

crisprSpacex upgraded the Merlin Rocket Engines

In 2015, SpaceX made a number of modifications to the existing Falcon 9 v1.1. The new rocket was known internally as Falcon 9 v1.1 Full Thrust, and is also known as Falcon 9 v1.2, Enhanced Falcon 9, and Full-Performance Falcon …