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asiaUnidentified Giant sea creature washes up in Indonesia

The carcass of a giant sea creature has washed up in Indonesia. It was originally thought to be a type of giant squid but it seems to have bones and a fin. This would suggest it is some kind of …

agingOldest human might have reached 146 or it was a very long con

An Indonesian man claimed to be 146 years old – the longest living human ever. He died in his village in Central Java. According to his papers, Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870. …

energyIndonesia continues preliminary work towards fission testing of Thorcon thorium molten salt reactors in 2020

Indonesia is exploring a number of new options for nuclear power, including high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) and a thorium molten salt reactors. Indonesia has signed several nuclear deals * In early 2015, they signed a contract to build and test …

asiaChina’s high speed rail is one third US price and half of Europe price but still too expensive for other countries

Construction of high-speed railways abroad is part of Beijing’s massive “One Belt, One Road” initiative to increase trade and infrastructure links with countries from Asia to Africa, but most of the current rail projects have stalled. China had a 124,000 …

economic impactChina launched spacecraft to use and develop millisecond pulsar navigation

In November, China launched the world’s first spacecraft with a deep space x-ray navigation system. The X-ray Pulsar Navigation 1 (XPNAV 1) satellite, which the country launched on Nov. 10 aboard a solid-fueled Long March 11 rocket from the Jiuquan …

air pollutionJapanese city subsidizing 80% of the cost for women to freeze eggs in order to boost birth rate

A Japanese city is subsidizing 80% of the cost for women to freeze their eggs The city of Urayasu is allocating 90 million yen (£600,000) over three years to fund the research project conducted by Juntendo University Urayasu hospital. The …

air forceDARPA working on safe Gene Editing Research

DARPA’s Safe Genes program aims to build a biosafety and biosecurity toolkit to reduce potential risks and encourage innovation in the field of genome editing The Safe Genes program could help unlock the potential of advanced gene editing technologies by …

asiaAutomated detection and patching of software vulnerabilities demonstrated by DARPA cyber challenge winner

Automated system outperforms competing machines in high-stakes final event aimed at revolutionizing software vulnerability detection and patching Capping an intensive three-year push to spark a revolution in automated cyber defense, DARPA today announced that a computer system designed by a …

chinaUS Army Is Testing Body Armor Made From Genetically Engineered Spider Silk

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, leading developer of spider silk based fibers, has received a contract valued at up to $1.0 million for the development of high performance fibers for protective apparel applications. the Company will deliver ballistic shoot packs constructed from …

asiaTesla correcting car software with remote patches versus traditional carmaker delayed recall process

Tesla has been aggressive in its use of technologies that are just emerging. The company’s use of software to control more features of its cars, over-the-air updates, and a giant touch-screen dashboard interface show how it is taking more risks …