Proto-molecular nanotechnology – Programmable Molecular Fabrication of trillions of functionalized carbon nanotubes

New York-based Mattershift has managed to create large-scale carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes that are able to combine and separate individual molecules. Mattershift designs and manufactures nanotube membranes for carbon-zero fuels, health and performance optimized air and water, and precision medicine. The startup was founded in 2013 to realize the potential of molecular factories, with the …

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Guaranteed basic income is not happening – Attack your debt and multi generation and multi-family living

Switzerland has rejected the policy of guaranteed basic income by 77% to 22%. It will years before it comes up for a vote again and it will likely take at least 20 years before the vote would flip from a huge loss to a victory. It would take longer if ever for countries like the …

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Google could replace some passwords with a ‘trust score” by the end of the year

Conventional passwords might soon be a thing of the past, or at least on devices running Android. Google announced at I / O last week that it’s pushing ahead with plans to replace passwords with “trust scores” that incorporate various data points about users to determine whether or not they’re legitimate. Its Trust API is …

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India set to complete first domestic aircraft carrier in 2018 and another about 2025 as part of 5 planned carriers

India expects to bring into service its first domestically made aircraft carrier by 2018 as it looks to counter China’s expanding military capabilities in the region. The diesel-powered, 40,000-ton INS Vikrant will be ready within three years, Indian Navy Chief R.K. Dhowan told reporters in New Delhi today. It’s under construction at a shipyard in …

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Treehugger interviewed Russ George about the success of increasing fish

John Laumer (at Treehugger) contacted Russ George, our local iron man, about Zubrin’s story and asked for his [Russ’] comments about the his latest iron seeding project off British Columbia, which, it turns out, had truly amazing, positive impact – from a mere 120 tones of iron sulfide, very thinly applied over an area of …

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Elon Musk focuses on Superior car experience, Service and new models

Elon Musk was interviewed by Engadget The cheapest Model S was scrapped because it was only 4% of sales. “Customers recognized that it (40KWh version of the Telsa Sedan) was really a hobbled car, the equivalent of a hobbled horse,” Musk tells us. He believes that people want the Model S to be their primary …

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Zpinch Nuclear Fusion Pulse Space Propulsion Research

A team of scientists and researchers from UAHuntsville’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Boeing and Marshall Space Flight Center’s Propulsion Engineering Lab are busy putting together a strange looking machine they’re calling the “Charger-1 Pulsed Power Generator.” It’s a key element in furthering the development of nuclear fusion technology to drive spacecraft. UPDATE – …

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Nvidia forecasts XBOX 360 graphics power in mobile systems in 2014

Games Industry – A slide given to AnandTech by NVidia shows that the graphics-chip manufacturer expects mobile Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to surpass the GPU in Microsoft’s Xbox 360 by 2014. While home consoles are released and then sit for years in homes, mobile devices are refreshed and updated by hardware vendors every year. The …

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Autophagy is one of the Mechanism of Longevity Activated by Exercise

Fightaging – Exercise extends healthy life in laboratory animals, but not maximum life span as is the case for calorie restriction. Present evidence suggests exercise and calorie restriction to have broadly similar – though very different in detail – effects on life expectancy. There is as yet no study on exercise that reproduces similar eye-opening …

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Tepco will install giant polyester covers over the Fukushima reactors

Giant polyester covers will soon be placed around the damaged reactor buildings at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex to help contain the release of radioactive substances into the atmosphere, the plant operator said Friday. Tokyo Electric Power will install the first cover at the No. 1 reactor, the focus of recent stabilization efforts. Workers will …

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Skylon Spaceplane builders will test the vital helium precooler component in June 2011

Roger Longstaff, engineer at Reaction Engines Ltd (REL), said that the company intends to test its amazing “pre-cooler” technology in June, 2011. An REL spokesperson announced that they had secured $350 million of further funding, contingent on successful completion of the full-sized precooled jet engine test in June 2011. In paper studies, the costs per …

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