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antiagingChina is funding research into genetic modification of animals as a national priority and is setting up large animal cloning factories

Chinese Geneticist Lei Qu wants to increase goatherd incomes by boosting how much meat and wool each animal produces. Once the goat team began to deploy CRISPR, their progress was rapid. Nature Scientific Reports – Generation of gene-modified goats targeting …

crisprCobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo

Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water, according to scientists at Rice University. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour and colleagues at …

crisprUpdate on Google Deep Mind Artificial Intelligence

Demis Hassabis gave a talk about his Google Deep Mind project In January 2014 DeepMind was acquired by Google for a reported £400 million (approximately $625 million), where Hassabis is now Vice President of Engineering leading their general AI projects. …

crisprCommercial Exoskeleton assist for elderly by 2020

The world’s population is aging. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2050 there will be more than two billion people over age 60. And the older we get, the weaker our bodies become. So an international team of …

futureChina’s J31 stealth fighter specifications were revealed online

China’s J31 stealth fighter copied much of the technology of the fifth generation US F-35 fighter jet. Specifications for the J-31 were revealed online. The J-31 is a mid-weight, twin rudder and twin-engine jet with the typical configuration that is …

diseaseMitosens Mitochondrial Repair Project Funded and still raising funds

Engineering backup copies of mitochondrial genes to place in the nucleus of the cell, aiming to prevent age-related damage and restore lost mitochondrial function. This is attacking one of seven kinds of known aging damage. Each cell in the body …

crisprMolten Salt Nuclear Reactor Review and Presentations

There is a Molten Salt Reactor Review by Energy Process Developments Terrestrial Energy – Integrated MSR (IMSR) The Integral MSR is also based on the MSR Experiment but has been modified to have a more sealed, passive approach. The design …

diseaseCas9 gRNA engineering for genome editing, activation and repression

Researchers demonstrated that by altering the length of Cas9-associated guide RNA (gRNA) we were able to control Cas9 nuclease activity and simultaneously perform genome editing and transcriptional regulation with a single Cas9 protein. We exploited these principles to engineer mammalian …

crisprYarns of niobium nanowire can make supercapacitors five times better than carbon nanotube versions

Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of their biggest limitations is the capacity of their tiny batteries to deliver enough power to transmit data. Now, researchers at MIT and …

diabetesModular Customized Missiles on Demand

Teams of European missile maker MBDA’s young engineers and managers drawn from five European countries were challenged to come up with concepts and technologies that might be available in the 2035 timeframe to give warfighters a way to assemble missiles …