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astronomyDARPA aims to develop an integrated end-to-end platform that uses nucleic acid sequences to halt the spread of viral infections in sixty days or less

Over the past several years, DARPA-funded researchers have pioneered RNA vaccine technology, a medical countermeasure against infectious diseases that uses coded genetic constructs to stimulate production of viral proteins in the body, which in turn can trigger a protective antibody …

astronomyNew genes responsible for ALS identified using IBM Watson Health

Barrow Neurological Institute and IBM Watson Health today announced results of a revolutionary study that has identified new genes linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The discovery gives ALS researchers new insights that will …

astronomyAerial photos of likely new Type 001A 60,000 ton Chinese aircraft carrier

A new navel hull, first noted under construction in imagery captured on 10 March, is in an advanced state of assembly at Dalian shipyard. China was reported to be ready to launch its first domestically built aircraft carrier, known as …

astronomyIndia’s Modi looks to Elon Musk Tesla batteries to boost solar electricity

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Tesla Motors this weekend, he will most seeking Tesla batteries to help boost solar electricity in India India receives 5-7 kilowatt hours per square meter for 300 to 330 days of the year. India …

astronomyCarbon fiber with Molybdenum disulfide promising for large scale hydrogen production

A team from Singapore and Taiwan have shown that carbon fiber cloths coated in inexpensive catalysts can generate hydrogen, and perform not only in water but in seawater as well. IEEe Spectrum notes, the new material generated pure hydrogen roughly …

astronomyBlack Phosphorous has great electrical and optical properties

Since 2014, black phosphorous can be split into layers 10 to 20 atoms thick. Black phosphorous has an inherent bandgap, something that graphene lacks. The bandgap can be tuned from 0.3 to 2.0 electron volts. No other 2D material has …

astronomySpacex Heavy capable of sending a Dragon V2 capsule to Europa

The Falcon Heavy is the next Spacex rocket. The current plan is for the first launch in the spring of 2016. The Spacex dragon 2 It is the second version of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft which will be a human-rated …

astronomy3D-printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience …

astronomyQuadcopter drones built a rope bridge that humans could walk across

A rope bridge that can support the crossing of a person was assembled by quadrocopters by researchers at ETH Zurich. The video shows quadrocopters autonomously assembling a rope bridge. This is part of a body of research in aerial construction, …

astronomyUltrathin invisibility skin cloak for visible light

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have devised an ultra-thin invisibility “skin” cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it …