Genetically modified has 25% higher yield from larger grains

China consumes nearly a third of the world’s rice, which is more than what the country currently produces. As its demand for rice continues to increase, crop breeders must come up with new ways to improve grain yield — and genetic modification is undoubtedly the most promising route. Yueqin Chen at Sun Yat-sen University in …

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China’s Pollution Fighting Budget Will Have to Be Bigger than its Military Budget

China will spend $275 billion over the next five years improving air quality—roughly the same as the GDP of Hong Kong, and twice the size of the annual defence budget [40% of the defence budget over the same five years]. China is also spending to clean up water pollution. China plans to invest 2.3 trillion …

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If Tesla can become the BMW of electric cars that would be 1.5 million cars per year and a $60 billion valuation

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said he’s optimistic that the company can produce a $35,000 car with a 200-mile range in a few years. “I feel pretty good about it,” he said. It will take “a huge amount of work,” he said. “But no miracles are required.” Tesla is building a nationwide network of supercharging …

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DARPA project for device to clean blood to prevent Sepsis

Up to $22.83M in funds to be allocated for the Battelle, NxStage and Aethlon collaboration to develop an advanced portable medical device for DARPA—and ultimately civilian—use. The device will clean blood similar to how dialysis works but instead will prevent Sepsis. DARPA created the Dialysis-Like Therapeutics (DLT) program to develop a portable device that creates …

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Modern resuscitation science will soon allow doctors to reanimate people up to 24 hours after their death according to doctor who is over twice as good at reviving cardiac arrest patients

Death is not a fixed moment in time. Brain cells can take many hours to die. It is a misconception even among doctors that the body dies all at once. We are only a little dead when even an hour after the heart has stopped. Raising the dead may soon become medical reality. According to …

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New 2-D optical phased array technology to enable advanced LADAR

Most people are familiar with the concept of RADAR. Radio frequency (RF) waves travel through the atmosphere, reflect off of a target, and return to the RADAR system to be processed. The amount of time it takes to return correlates to the object’s distance. In recent decades, this technology has been revolutionized by electronically scanned …

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RNA Guided Human Gene and Genome Engineering and Radical life extension, disease prevention and cures

Science – RNA-Guided Human Genome Engineering via Cas9 Bacteria and archaea have evolved adaptive immune defenses termed clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) systems that use short RNA to direct degradation of foreign nucleic acids. Here, we engineer the type II bacterial CRISPR system to function with custom guide RNA (gRNA) in human …

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Aubrey and SENS Expect to Announce Lysosens success which will help prevent cardiovascular disease

Here is interview with Aubrey de Grey. Aubrey is the main driver behind SENS. They hope to make public soon a revolutionary advance to insert a gene [derived from bacteria] in our patients and prevent them from dying from cardiovascular disease – the No. 1 cause of death today. This would be a successful development …

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Advanced LTE deployments in 2013 and 2014

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) did not originally consider LTE, WiMAX, and HSPA+ to be 4G systems Advanced LTE has download speeds of 300 mbps to 1 Gbps and is a true 4G system. A brief summary of status of mobile carriers’ LTE-A penetration is provided below. SK Telecom SK Telecom has successfully tested their …

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North Dakota Oil Economics and Forecast

Here is a 39 page presentation on North Dakota oil from Sept, 2012 A typical 2012 North Dakota Bakken well will produce for 45 years If economic, enhanced oil recovery efforts can extend the life of the well In those 45 years the average Bakken well: Produces approximately 615,000 barrels of oil Generates about $20 …

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Magnets steer medical 50 micron microbots through blood vessels

IEEE Spectrum – October 2006 was the first time anyone had steered an object wirelessly through the blood vessel of a living creature. Microrobots would be able to travel deep inside the body, cruising our tiniest blood vessels to places that catheters can’t go and performing tasks that would be impossible without invasive procedures. A …

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