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bottom up nanotechnologyRussian 789 megawatt fast nuclear reactor reaches full power

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Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year. The BN-800 reactor was brought to minimum controlled …

guided self assemblyNASA is in the process of getting another peer reviewed EMDrive paper published

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Paul March indicated on the NASA Spaceflight forum that NASA Eagleworks is getting another EMDrive paper through peer review. Paul March also endorsed the technical information and insights of forum member Rodal on the topic of EMdrive. Rodal indicates the …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyHarvard creates three-dimensional actuated scalable snapology-origami-inspired transformable metamaterial

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Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack or a wall that could become a window with the flick of a switch. Harvard researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable and self actuated. …

guided self assemblyTurkey and Saudi Arabia could send tens of thousands of troops into Syria and a possible prelude to full blown Russia-Middle East war

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The Turkish military has hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets as Ankara considered a ground assault with Saudi troops, further complicating efforts to end the war just days after the US and Russia agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” in …

bioprintingChina’s military paper discusses goal of offense and defense and Taiwan pitches sharing South China Sea Resources

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China’s state council has released a white paper on China’s military. In general the paper indicates that China is shifting a military just for defense to one focused on offense and defense. Taiwan pitches sharing South China Sea Resources Taiwan’s …

computer memoryAre China’s missiles a bigger threat or trillions in debt on a bloated military ?

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The Pentagon’s new budget request asks that the Navy receive a large increase: $161 billion for the 2016 fiscal year, versus $149 billion in the current fiscal year. Last month, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the House Appropriations Committee that …

DNAMore Antiaging work from Harvard’s Sinclair Lab

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The Harvard Lab of David Sinclair has nine new antiaging publications since the work published in Dec, 2013 where there was partial reversal of some aspects of aging in mice. Cell Metabolism – The Ratio of Macronutrients, Not Caloric …

europeIndia ISRO has Mars Orbiter Mission at Mars and sending back pictures

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The Indian Space Research Organization has successfully reached Mars with its Mars Orbiter Mission. * Spacecraft Successfully entered Martian Orbit * Burn Start of Main Liquid Engine Confirmed * The radio link between the Spacecraft and Earth is now blocked …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyNeutral Particle Beam Magsails for fast interplanetary delivery of small cargos

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At Centauri Dreams, James Benford looks more closely at particle beam driven magsails. He has found a problem for interstellar missions but promise for interplanetary missions and an interplanetary infrastructure. The first column shows a fast interplanetary probe, with high …

DNAUS ends 2013 at 8.11 million barrels per day of crude oil production for two years of over 1.1 million barrels per day production increase

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US crude oil production is at a level last reached in 1988. The US had end of year crude oil production of 2011 5.851 million barrels per day 2012 6.985 million barrels per day 2013 8.111 million barrels per day …