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gene therapyCreating real life superheroes

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Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr looks at how near term technology could be used to create Marvel’s Captain America. Chasing Captain America explores what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend …

gene therapyCreating real life superheroes

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Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr looks at how near term technology could be used to create Marvel’s Captain America. Chasing Captain America explores what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend …

cognitive enhancementGenetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

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Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to …

agingCommon strength ‘genes’ identified for first time

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Researchers used data on hand grip strength from more than 140,000 participants in the UK Biobank study, combined with 50,000 additional individuals from the UK, Netherlands, Denmark and Australia, to identify sixteen common genetic variants that are associated with muscle …

exoskeletonSpecial Ops interested in Drugs and more for Supersoldiers and strength enhancing exoskeleton armor

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US Special Ops is looking to put Captain America Supersoldiers into HALO exoskeleton Armor. Amendment 15 of their BAA for Advancement of Technologies for Use by Special Operations Forces talks about wanting to enhance soldier performance with drugs and more. …

air forceDARPA not working on safe spaces but safe operation of robotics in space

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Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. The potential advantages of that unprecedented capability are enormous. Instead of designing their satellites to accommodate the harsh reality that, once launched, their …

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

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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 …

educationUS Marines want laser armed version of VTOL Xplane

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LightningStrike is the first aircraft in history designed to demonstrate the following: Distributed hybrid-electric propulsion ducted fans Innovative synchronous electric-drive system Both tilt wing and canard for vertical take-off and landing High efficiency in both hover and high-speed forward flight …

militaryChina and Ukraine will build more of the world’s largest plane the AN-225

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CCTV Chinese CCTV television has said that on August 30, 2016 the Chinese company China Airspace bought the “Antonov” aircraft An-225 “Mriya”. The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau …

futureVirgin Galactic revealed an upgrade Spaceship Two

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Richard Branson unveiled Virgin Galactic’s much anticipated second SpaceShipTwo at a ceremony in Mojave, CA, attended by his family, Virgin Galactic’s Founder Future Astronauts, stakeholders and partners. Professor Stephen Hawking named the new vehicle Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity via a …