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Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology. Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a …

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Kilocore processor with 1000 cores

A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The energy-efficient “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. A Japanese startup Exascaler built the first 1000+ core chip …

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Microsoft and University of Washington researchers set record for DNA storage by storing 200 megabytes of data

Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington have reached an early but important milestone in DNA storage by storing a record 200 megabytes of data on the molecular strands. Previously researchers at Harvard recorded 5.3 megabits of information in DNA in 2012. They did record many, many times at a density of 700 TB …

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Retrofit houses with highest monthly bills during cold months for energy efficient cities

Many programs encourage owners of homes and other buildings to improve their energy efficiency, sometimes offering substantial subsidies or tax incentives for doing so. Now, planners may have a way to determine where such programs can get the most return for that investment: New research shows how to identify the buildings where retrofitting for energy …

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France triggers EU treaty and not NATO to start building a broader military coalition

France will hold direct talks with fellow members of the European Union in a first-ever request for help in defense and security under the EU treaty, as the French counterattack against the Islamic State group will stretch its resources, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. There is no list of requests, but French forces were already …

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Hydrogels developed for controlled release of hepatitis C drug

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have developed a drug-delivering hydrogel to treat chronic diseases such as hepatitis C, a liver disease that kills around 500,000 people worldwide every year. “The new gel from IBN prevents premature drug release in the body. This allows for long-term drug delivery and reduces …

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Russian Focus Fusion device gets to 30 joules from 135 kilojoules input which was 6 times better than the national ignition facility energy return ratio

Many news outlets widely—and inaccurately—reported new results from the huge National Ignition Facility (NIF) as achieving the long sought-after goal of breakeven for fusion. What NIF in fact reported was a fusion yield of 17 kJ, more than the energy actually absorbed by the fuel pellet. The total input energy to the machine was far …

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United States continuing oil boom

The most recent estimate for US daily crude oil production for the week ended Jan 1, 2013 was 7.041 million bpd. The more precise October, 2012 monthly results were 211,434,000 crude oil barrels produced in the US in the month of October. This value means 6.82 million barrels per day in October, 2012. The weekly …

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802.11ac for up to 3.6 gbps and 802.11ad for up to 7 Gbps and wireless replacement of HDMI, USB and PCI-e

The number of public wifi hotspots is projected to increase from 2 million in 2012 to 4 million in 2014 Combined with the new 802.11ac and 802.11ad wifi standards for multi-gigabit speeds and beamforming for longer ranges this will enable better hotspots for offloading data traffic from cellular networks. 802.11ad will allow devices to communicate …

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Quantum Computing With Holograms

Arxiv – Quantum computing in a piece of glass (14 pages) The US Air Force is developing simple but reliable quantum computers that can be built with off-the-shelf components. Quantum gates and simple quantum algorithms can be designed utilizing the diffraction phenomena of a photon within a multiplexed holographic element. The quantum eigenstates we use …

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