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broadbandKepler-186f is the First Earth sized exoplanet in the habitable zone

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The …

carShapeways provides a low risk and low barrier model for 3d printing of products but it has not made millionaires yet

Shapeways, a 3-D printing service and online marketplace, has been described as the Amazon of 3-D printing for its on-demand model, if not its outsize volume: The machines spit out about 120,000 objects a month, a tidal flow of design …

cellphoneChina wants to export nuclear power plants to Brazil, UK, South Africa and other countries

South China Morning Post reports that Beijing-based State Nuclear plans to start construction of the first CAP1400 demonstration reactor in Shidaowan, Shandong province, this year and commission it in late 2018, according to Xinhua. The schedule is about a year …

chinaRobot hamburger factory makes 360 Gourmet Burgers every hour for gourmet burgers at fast food prices – meanwhile fast food human workers demonstrate for higher wages #FastFoodStrikes

Momentum Machines robot enables a restaurant can offer gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices. It does everything employees can do except better: * it slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, …

africaEnergy Information Administration estimates Bakken will produce over 1 million barrels per day next month

The latest monthly update of estimated crude oil production in the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana shows total wellhead output topping 1 million barrels of oil per day (bbl/d) in December, 2013. The update appears in the most …

adiabatic quantum computerChina officially easing the one child policy to add 1-2 million births per year and ending re-education labor camps

The Chinese government will ease its one-child family size restrictions and abolish re-education through labor camps, significantly curtailing two policies that for decades have defined the state’s power to control citizens’ lives. The changes were announced in a party decision …

cellphoneEnhancing cell metabolism was an unexpected key to regrow hair, cartilage, bone, soft tissues

Young animals are known to repair their tissues effortlessly, but can this capacity be recaptured in adults? A new study from researchers at the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that it can. By reactivating a dormant gene …

cellphoneAsteroid size danger chart

I have promoted this article with Asteroid size danger from regular contributor Goat Guy. There certainly have been a lot of detection events in the military surveillance satellite record, both public and secret. I’m not terribly surprised at the 1 …

antenna3D Printing simplifies Jet Engines and Elon Musk developing Iron Man Like Design Interface for Rocket Part Design

Elon Musk tweeted two days ago tha Spacex has figured out how to design rocket parts just with hand movements. Spacex will post a video of the process next week. They then use 3d printing to make the parts. The …

5gMemristor based self organizing adaptive neural network chip could speed image and video processing by 1000 times

Loosely inspired by a biological brain’s approach to making sense of visual information, a University of Michigan researcher is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video 1,000 times faster with 10,000 times less …