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basic incomeItalian Government talks 780 euro per month basic income and tax cuts despite Greece like debt levels

A new Italian government was sworn in Friday in Rome after months of political turmoil that unnerved investors and sparked worries that the eurozone’s third-largest economy could ditch the currency. Two major populist parties, the Five Star Movement and the …

carbon nanotubesSpiders exposed to water with graphene make triple strength spider silk

A research team, led by Professor Nicola Pugno at the University of Trento, Italy, succeeded in having their spiders produce silk with up to three times the strength and ten times the toughness of the regular material. This could pave …

agingLast official person born in 19th century has died

The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still …

europeDARPA awards $1.5 million to HRL Labs for oscillator with 500 times better temperature stabiilty for ultra low power atomic clocks

When it comes to military electronics – whether in the realm of communications, navigation, or tactical systems – timing and synchronization are critical. When deployed, even the best battery-fueled atomic clocks are less than ideal because of frequency variations under …

additive manufacturingNanographene charge trapping memory could make higer density flash memory

Researchers developed a method for fabricating nanographene with a density estimated at more than a trillion (10^12) nanographene islands per square centimeter. Their strategy uses a technique called plasma etching to create large numbers of defects as well as extended …

crowdfundingRussia has fourth test of Mach10 Yu71 missile and is targeting deployment of 24 hypersonic missiles by 2020 to 2025

Russia’s hypersonic mach 10 Yu-71 missile can break through any missile defense system, military experts said. Russia has reportedly carried out four tests already. The Russians have been developing the new Yu-71 vehicle for several years and conducted the most …

chinaComplex oil battle with increased oil from Brazil, Russia, and China. US Shale is adapting and lowering costs

In the supposed standoff between OPEC and US light tight oil (LTO), LTO appears to have blinked. Following months of cost cutting and a 60% plunge in the US rig count, the relentless rise in US supply seems to be …

cold fusionGene in fruitflies eliminates bad cells and extends lifespan

Viable yet damaged cells can accumulate during development and aging. Although eliminating those cells may benefit organ function, identification of this less fit cell population remains challenging. Previously, we identified a molecular mechanism, based on “fitness fingerprints” displayed on cell …

corruptionWho wants to go to the Rejuvenation Biotech conference on behalf of Nextbigfuture Thursday Aug 21 and Friday 22

My schedule is messing up where I can only go to the 014 Rejuvenation Biotech conference at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency on Thursday Aug 21 and Friday Aug 22. I will be able to go Saturday. It is all …

europeBroad Group Building over 25% Complete on Skyscraper that is about the height of the Empire State Building but No Word on Broad Group Sky City Approval

There has been no word about regulatory approval for the factory mass produced 200+ story skyscraper the Sky City. In the middle of 2013, it was reported that the site and foundation had been prepared but not all approvals had …