George Church and Craig Venter Videos

George Church TEDMED Ocober 2010 George Church – 2012 GET Conference We need to sequence everyone’s genome many times, monitor the genome and the epigenome and the microbial components. TEDx Cambridge 2012 Talk George Church considers recent advances in genomics and personalized medicine and asks: as we seek to eliminate disorders like schizophrenia and dyslexia, …

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Innovative Solution to NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Impact Threat Mitigation

This is a phase 2 NASA NIAC study. A Hypervelocity Asteroid Intercept Vehicle (HAIV) mission architecture, which blends a hypervelocity kinetic impactor with a subsurface nuclear explosion for optimal fragmentation and dispersion of hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs), has been developed through a 2011 NIAC Phase I study. Despite the uncertainties inherent to the nuclear disruption …

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Experts Argue over HP Memristor

Wired – Like most technology Who-Done-Its, says Martin Reynolds, an electrical engineering analyst with research outfit Gartner, the questions over HP’s memistor ultimately boil down to semantics. Like Campbell, he says that while HP’s technology HP is not precisely what Chua proposed, it does have memristor-like qualities. “Is Stan Williams being sloppy by calling it …

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Real Life Technology Billionaires compared with James Bond Movie Villains

Blofeld had a space vehicle capable of entering orbit and effecting a controlled landing and he had an enormous base constructed within the caldera of an extinct volcano on an island. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, is paying $500-600 million to buy most of the 141 square mile Hawaiian island of Lanai. Self-made billionaire David …

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Israel blames Iran, Hezbollah for bomb targeting Israeli officials

Washington Post – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran on Monday for twin attempts to bomb people affiliated with the Israeli embassies in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Georgia. The wife of an Israeli official in New Delhi and her driver were injured in a blast from explosives slapped on their car by a passing …

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Penn scientists develop a new way to re-grow cartilage

A group of Penn scientists working across disciplines—in this case engineering and medicine—has developed a novel way to allow patients to re-grow cartilage in their own bodies, using their own cells, directly in the site that has been damaged through injury or disease Penn Engineering Associate Professor Jason Burdick says the breakthrough represents a new …

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China’s Energy Plan and discussion of a carbon tax starting in 2013-2016

China plans to reduce its energy consumption per unit of GDP, or carbon intensity, by 40 to 45 percent by 2020 based on 2005 level. China has set a target of reducing emissions of lead, mercury, chromium, cadmium and arsenic by 15 percent from 2007 levels over the next five years. China discharged 900 tonnes …

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Six millimeters thick pico projector that is ten times brighter

Light fantastic: This prototype pico projector produces a sharp image without needing a bulky lens thanks to an ultra-thin array of micro-lenses. Credit: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering MIT Technology Review reports that researchers in Germany have developed the world’s thinnest “pico” video projector. The prototype device contains an array of carefully …

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