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climate changeUS Government Joins the Trillion Tree Initiative

The United States has announced that it will join the Trillion Tree Initiative. There has been no statement on the details of what the US will do as part of the Trillion Tree Initiative. There were once six trillion trees …

agricultureNext-biotics is Using Engineered Bacteria to Improve Food Production and Medicine

Startup next-biotics is using synthetic biology to drastically enhance bacteriophage stability and efficacy. Engineered biology allows them to efficiently destroy pathogens, enhance animal nutrition and promote animal health in an antibiotic free way. Their first product will be a feed …

medicineThe World May Be Warming But Our Bodies Are Cooling

Previous studies believed older measurements of human body temperature at 98.6F (37.0C) were wrong but a new has found a 0.03C cooling for every decade later someone is born. The average body temperature in the study is 36.41C (97.5F). Men …

antiagingAntiaging Treatments that are Closest to FDA Approval

There are a few dozen antiaging rejuvenation treatments that are progressing through pre-clinical and clinical trials. Lifespan.io is tracking the antiaging rejuvenation treatments on a rejuvenation roadmap. Two treatments are in phase 3 clinical trial. Samumed is developing drugs for …

brainBrain Barriers Breached to Attack Tumors

The brain has barriers to protect itself from bacteria and other pathogens but if infections and diseases get past those barriers then the immune system is also kept out. Yale researchers have found a way to get immune system rescuers …

asteroidVolcanoes Eruptions Had Small Effects Before an Asteroid Killed Dinosaurs

Yale researchers have determined that the asteroid was the main cause of the death of dinosaurs. Massive volcanic eruptions in India in the region known as the Deccan Traps happened well before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago …

futureVerifying Each Computing Path of a Quantum Calculation for Correctness

researchers from MIT, Google, and elsewhere have designed a system that can verify when quantum chips have accurately performed complex computations that classical computers can’t. They trace each computing path for correct behavior. This modular verification reduces the complexity of …

futureVery Fast Quantum Calculations with Germanium Transistors

The researchers at QuTech, a collaboration of TU Delft and TNO, have built two germanium transistors that can be the building blocks for fast quantum computing. Before this work it was not possible to perform quantum calculations using only transistors. …

environmentMillimeter Wide Xenobots Are New Robots Made from Living Cells

Researchers have scraped living cells from frogs and reused them to make robots from living cells. Millimeter robots have been made from living cells (cells scraped from frogs). They are living robots that could be used for smart drug delivery, …

antiagingTechnology Progresses While Problems Remain Unsolved

When futurists predict that technology X will be developed, there is a common reply from people who do not know the history of technology. The replies are variations of “Technology X will be developed after we solve Y”. Y can …