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agriculturePhotosynthesis Hack Will Make Plants More Productive So the World Can Feed 40% More

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Crops engineered with a photorespiratory shortcut are 40 percent more productive in real-world agronomic conditions. Photosynthesis uses the enzyme Rubisco—the planet’s most abundant protein—and sunlight energy to turn carbon dioxide and water into sugars that fuel plant growth and yield. …

future1,016 new intelligence related genes identified

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More than 10% of the variance in intelligence can be predicted by multipolygenic scores derived from GWAS of both intelligence and years of education. This accounts for more than 20% of the 50% heritability of intelligence. The heritability of IQ …

cancerSecret of cancer immunity in Elephants are multiple cancer protection genes

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Bigger creatures should have more cancer risk. However, Elephants do not have high rates of cancer. They have some kind of protection. * elephants have 20 extra duplicates of p53, a tumor suppressor gene. * they also duplicate copies of …

climate changeNo methane in cow farts would be a big step to less climate change

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J.P. Brouwer, along with his father and two brothers at Sunalta Farms in central Alberta, runs the first commercial dairy farm contributing data to the Genome Canada project. One part of the project aims to increase feed efficiency—growing cows as …

brain40 new intelligence related genes found bringing total to 52 which explain 4.8% of intelligence variation

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By sifting through the genetics of nearly 80,000 people, researchers have uncovered 40 genes that may make certain people smarter. That brings the total number of suspected “intelligence genes” to 52. , The genetic variants identified account for about 5 …

agingProposals for new stellerator fusion designs and projects in the 2020s

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Although there is as yet no clear path to a practical steady-state fusion system, stellarator research greatly improves the chances for success. Advances in stellarator physics and engineering in the years since the large stellarators LHD and W7-X were designed …

cancerUkraine has rebuilt 250,000 person army but Russia will hold escalation advantage for years

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Russia and Ukraine are the two countries with the largest land armies in Europe. They have been locked in a conflict for three year and have repeatedly come close to escalating to all-out war. On Dec. 1, Ukraine announced it …

crisprNickel-78 is a ‘doubly magic’ isotope which means it would be far more stable if synthesized

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For nuclear physicists, ‘doubly magic’ describes atomic nuclei that have greater stability than their neighbors thanks to having shells that are full occupied by both protons and neutrons. Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently …

cognitive enhancementArtificial Intelligence beats human expert in air combat simulator which foreshadows Skynet and drones beating human pilots

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Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by subject-matter expert and retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee – who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manager …

chinaPassive Wi-Fi at 10,000 times lower power

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The upside of Wi-Fi is that it’s everywhere – invisibly connecting laptops to printers, allowing smartphones to make calls or stream movies without cell service, and letting online gamers battle it out. With Passive Wi-Fi, we can envision a true …