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energyHelion Energy got funding for possible breakeven fusion device this year

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Helion Energy has successfully raised $30 million raised in the past three years will be enough to get Helion through the debut of its 50-megwatt break-even nuclear fusion prototype. Helion’s commercial strategy is to build fusion reactors in Washington, with …

energyUS Navy Zumwalt destroyer has entered the Atlantic for Sea Trials

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The Navy’s futuristic destroyer Zumwalt traveled down the Kennebec River in Maine and entered the Atlantic Ocean this week. It’s a path that many vessels have taken after being built at the Bath Iron Works shipyard, but it also signals …

economic impactFour new Breakout Labs Startups funded by Peter Thiel – Gecko inspired glue and new way to combat aging

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Breakout Labs, a program of Peter Thiel’s philanthropic organization, the Thiel Foundation, announced today that four new companies advancing scientific discoveries in biomedical, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology have been selected for funding. “We’re always hearing about bold new scientific research …

commercializationUS South has a rising textile industry again because of cheap cotton and automation

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Surging labor and energy costs in China are eroding its competitiveness in manufacturing. According to the Boston Consulting Group, manufacturing wages adjusted for productivity have almost tripled in China over the last decade, to an estimated $12.47 an hour last …

commercializationChina stockpiling Genetically Modified Crops in event of a Future Agricultural crisis

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378 Chinese groups employing thousands of scientists are engaged in Genetically Modified Crop research. The government will have spent some $4 billion on GMOs by 2020. Researchers are using the latest modification technologies and drawing from high-throughput genomic analysis of …

commercializationFactoring in underreporting there might be 12000 deaths from Ebola

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The total number of confirmed , probable, and suspected cases) in the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported up to the end of 5 October 2014 (epidemiological week 40) was 8033 with 3865 deaths. The update for …

canadaProgress to the Vertical Takeoff and Landing TF-X flying car

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Development of TF-X™ is expected to last another 7-11 years. Terrafugia is pleased to announce the winner of their GrabCAD TF-X™ industrial design challenge. Vedran Martinek’s design was selected as having the best aesthetic improvement while remaining true to the …

economic impactPartial Fermi Paradox Solution – Gamma Ray Bursts could prevent intelligent life except in the outer areas of largest 10% of galaxies

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Arxiv – On the role of GRBs on life extinction in the Universe As a copious source of gamma-rays, a nearby Galactic Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) can be a threat to life. Using recent determinations of the rate of GRBs, their …

economic impact6K video camera and 4K and 8K super high resolution television

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RED Cameras has 6K (6144 x 3160 pixels) digital video cameras that can shoot 86 frames per second and cost $31,000. 6K has over 10x the number of pixels than 1080P. There are some sample still frame captures from the …

chinaThorium reactor projects getting increased funding and effort

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The UK Telegraph has an update on global projects to develop commercial Thorium molten salt reactors. China’s project has $350 million in funding and 140 Phds working on it. They will have 750 Phds by 2015. They are targeting for …