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buildingsSeveral gene therapies are or will soon be in late-stage human trials

Though many gene therapies have been tested in patients around the world in hopes of curing hereditary diseases, few governments have approved their sale, and none has been approved in the United States. That could change in coming years as …

chinaBroad Group CEO Zhang speak about 202 story Sky City at the Fortune Global Forum

At today’s session on Rethinking Our Cities at Fortune’s Global Forum in Chengdu, Zhang Yue, the CEO of Broad Group, a maker of energy equipment and a real estate development company, said that we have to totally redefine what it …

chinaSamsung 8-Inch Galaxy Note Tablet to Challenge iPad Mini

SamMobile received specifications for Samsung’s new upcoming Note device the GT-N5100. The Samsung GT-N5100 will come in 2 versions 1) GT-N5100 3G / Wi-Fi version 2) the GT-N5110 Wi-Fi only version. The name of GT-N5100 will be the Samsung Galaxy …

chinaNext generation US submarines will refuel once every 50 years and have quieter electric drive

The heart of the planned ballistic missile Ohio Replacement (OR) program will be built around a drive that will not need to be refueled for the 50-year life of the boats and cuts out potentially noisy direct mechanical connection to …

californiaMagneto-resistance up to 60 Tesla in Topological Insulator Bi2Te3 Thin Films

Los Alamos research on magneto-resistance in thin films is reported in Arxiv. We report magneto-transport studies of topological insulator Bi2Te3 thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition. A non-saturating linear-like magneto-resistance (MR) is observed at low temperatures in the magnetic …

chinaReasons to go beyond biological life extension

A talk by Randal Koene covers the motivation for human technological augmentation and reasons to go beyond biological life extension * Life-extension in biology may increase the fragility of our species & civilization… More people? – Resources. Less births? – …

chinaGangnam Style made it to 1 billion Youtube views

Psy’s Gangnam style video has made it to the one billion view mark on Youtube. Lipdubs, spoofs and commentaries of Gangnam Style are seen an estimated 20 million times a day. Here is another parody – NASA Johnson style If …

buildingsEven Disney Corporate Suits and Hired Directors and Writers will Love Star Wars more than George Lucas Did

Accultured – at long last, George Lucas has decided to get out of the moviemaking business. He’s selling out Lucasfilm, including all of its properties and moneymaking storylines, to the Mouse. This is a good thing. Maybe even a great …