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agricultureCold War 2.0 update with 40 million Russian people involved in 4 days of civil defense drills

Russian authorities have stepped up nuclear-war survival measures amid a showdown with Washington, dusting off Soviet-era civil-defense plans and upgrading bomb shelters in their biggest cities Russia recently held its biggest civil defense drills since the collapse of the U.S.S.R., …

artificial intelligenceA Huge Leap Forward is possible for the bottom 2 billion people within 5 to 10 years

This article is part of the 2015 ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com A Huge Leap Forward is possible for the bottom 2 billion people within 5 to …

antiagingNextbigfuture reported correct rumors 6 days ago about the Tesla Motor Model D car with dual engines and autopilot

Tesla Motors revealed the Tesla Model D. The rumors that Nextbigfuture reported six days ago were correct. the Model D is a dual electric motor car with all wheel drive and an autopilot for driver assistance. The All-wheel drive will …

antiagingCornell Researchers estimate 100 million planets able to support complex life in the Milky Way

There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, report a group of university astronomers in the journal Challenges. They have developed a new computation method to examine data from planets orbiting …

futureCarnival of Nuclear Energy 208

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 208 is at ANS Nuclear Cafe Forbes – James Conca – Nuclear Waste Leak Traced To… Kitty Litter? The recent news of a radioactive waste incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has now been …

DNAQuebec Liberals win majority over Parti Québécois as Marois steps down

Philippe Couillard’s Quebec Liberal party sailed to victory, winning a majority government in the provincial election that, five weeks ago, seemed destined to be won by the soveriegntist Parti Québécois. Quebec’s rejection of the PQ extended to Marois herself, who …

agriculture1 GW commercial scale DEMO prototype Tokamak would burn through world supply of Tritium in 2 months

The world has about 24 kilograms of Tritium The planned 1 GW commercial scale prototype Tokamak would burn that supply in 2 months. Currently 1 kilogram of Tritium costs $100 million per kilogram. The plan is for DEMO to start …

alzheimer'sCarnival of Nuclear Energy 176

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 176 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome. Yes Vermont Yankee – The Safety of Nuclear versus Gas: A guest post by N Nadir Who remembers the Piper Alpha? Who remembers all the accidents and disasters caused …

carsDirect Fusion Drive for Fast Mars Missions

Joseph Mueller of Princeton Satellite systems presented to the NASA Future in Space Operations (FISO) on Direct Fusion Drive for Fast Mars Missions * Total mass of the mission is critical * Cost is proportional to mass Princeton Satellite Systems …

gene sequencingDigital Movie Theaters converted to 4K starting in 2012 and Affordable 4K home televisions are only 1 year behind

Digital movies in movie theaters project at 2K (2048×1080 or 2.2 megapixels) or 4K (4096×2160 or 8.8 megapixels). DCI-compliant DLP projectors were available in 2K only, but from early 2012, when TI’s 4K DLP chip went into full production, DLP …