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biotechJurvetson has a vision of AI everywhere and other VC see DNA and microbiome breakthroughs

What new trends will emerge in the next several years with the potential for explosive growth in about five years’ time? The Churchill Club’s most anticipated events of the year: the 19th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate provided some …

darpaDARPA making progress to reducing power usage in IOT sensors by 1000 times

DARPA’s Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations (N-ZERO) program has been working to overcome the power limitations of persistent sensing by developing wireless, event-driven sensing capabilities that would allow physical, electromagnetic and other sensors to remain dormant—effectively asleep yet …

artificial intelligence2300 ton US Navy ship harassed by Iranian speed boats at Strait of Hormuz

A U.S. Navy surveillance ship was harassed by an Iranian fast attack craft while entering the Persian Gulf on Saturday, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Monday. USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) was transiting the Strait of Hormuz in the …

futureMost Efficient Quantum Cascade Laser Everw ith 28.3% wall plug efficiency and it is easier to make using two materials instead of 5

A Team of UCF (University of Central Florida) researchers has produced the most efficient quantum cascade laser ever designed – and done it in a way that makes the lasers easier to manufacture. Quantum cascade lasers, or QCLs, are tiny …

carbon nanotubesElectrostatic glider update

The environment near the surface of airless bodies (asteroids, comets, Moon) is electrically charged due to Sun’s photoelectric bombardment. Charged dust is ever present, even at high altitudes (dust fountains), following the Sun’s illumination. We envisage the global scale exploration …

cyborgChina claims to have successfully developed quantum radar and can easily detect stealth planes

The 14th Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has successfully developed China’s first quantum radar system last month, Xinhua News Agency reported. The system, which is based on the technology of single photon detection, counts as yet another …

future30 countries now have more old than young and there will 56 countries in 2030 including the US

By 2030, 56 countries will have more people aged 65 and over than children under 15. Nextbigfuture notes that this projection is not happening because of radical life extension it is happening because of smaller family sizes and regular medicine …

electronicsEngineered bacteria deliver an anti cancer tumor toxin in mice before self-destructing

A synthetic genetic circuit programmed into an attenuated Salmonella enterica subspecies can be used to systemically deliver an anti-tumor toxin into mice with cancer. The circuit allows the bacterial cells inside a tumor to synchronously self-destruct by lysis, releasing the …

economic impactGeorge Church on the Augmented Human

George Church is an American geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist. As of 2015, he is Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT, and has been a founding …