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futureSpacex 61 page presentation on the Interplanetary Transport System and the sustainable Mars colony plan

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Spacex and Elon Musk have the 61 page presentation of the Interplanetary Transport System and the plan from early exploration to a sustainable colony on Mars However, besides the test firings of the new Raptor engine that is needed for …

nanoscaleDating site for relationship cheating, cheated members with 95% fake women accounts

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Only 5% of Ashley Madison (cheating data site) site members were real women. More than 75% of the site’s customers were convinced to join by an army of 70,000 fake fembot accounts. The accounts were created in dozens of languages …

futureBAE Systems reveals vision of unmanned hypersonic bombers that are grown in chemical vats

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Armed forces of the future could be using rapid response aircraft equipped with engines capable of propelling those aircraft to hypersonic speeds – similar to the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) which is currently being developed by Reaction Engines Limited, …

naicPrecision farming reducing farm water usage by five times and super greenhouses cut growing times nearly in half

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With a new irrigation system that waters a little-but-often an almond farmer uses 20% less water than he used to. Growing a single almond used to consume around a gallon of water. This is merely an American gallon of 3.8 …

communicationsSolarCity Unveils World’s Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel with 22% efficiency and lower manufacturing cost

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SolarCity has built the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel, with a module efficiency exceeding 22 percent. The new SolarCity panel generates more power per square foot and harvests more energy over a year than any other rooftop panel in …

nanoplasmonicOptical memory success which combined with photonic logic will enable computers 100 times faster than today

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Researchers have developed the first non-volatile all-optical chip memory based on phase change material. The technology needed to commercialize this solution already exists and pairing their solution with photonic logic chips will lead to computers that are 100 times faster …

commercializationDifferent Proteins can be used for CRISPR gene editing which will get around legal issues on CRISPR-Cas9

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The cutting protein Cas9 can be replaced by a different protein, Cpf1, which Feng Zhang, a researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard says will also work as a versatile editing tool. The background for the Broad announcement …

computer memoryToyota’s Revamped Next Generation Turbo Diesel Engines

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Toyota’s newly developed direct-injection turbo diesel engines raise the bar for fuel efficiency, power and quietness. The world’s first use of Thermo Swing Wall Insulation Technology (TSWIN) makes the 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV engine one of the most thermally efficient in existence, …

computer memoryDOE wants to make US buildings twice as energy efficient by 2030

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The Building Technology Office of the US Department of Energy wants to reduce building energy use by 50% in 2030, compared to the “business-as-usual” energy consumption projected by the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook There is a focus on more efficient …

futureGuardians of the Galaxy will have around a $100 million opening weekend and very good reviews

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Guardians of the Galaxy is soaring at the Friday box office for a possible $95 million-plus North American debut, far more than expected and marking another sizeable victory for Marvel Studios as it launches a new franchise outside of the …