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elon muskSpaceX Casting Raptor Engine Parts from Supersteel Alloys

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SpaceX is developing stronger steel superalloys. SpaceX is making improved versions of Inconel alloys. SpaceX metallurgy team developed SX500 superalloy for 12000 psi, hot oxygen-rich gas. It was hard. Almost any metal turns into a flare in those conditions. — …

fusionOMEGA Laser Fusion Work is Progress on a Long Road

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Researchers at the OMEGA Laser Facility at the University of Rochester in New York improved the fusion yield by a factor of three compared with OMEGA’s previous record. The OMEGA facility focuses 60 high-power laser beams are directed onto a …

aging reversal16 Longevity Scientists Formed a New Antiaging Advocacy Group

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A new antigaging group has been formed to accelerate the development of scientific documented interventions that will promote longer, healthier, more productive and more rewarding lives for all members of humanity. The Academy for Health and Lifespan Research will host …

foodIBM Working to Increase Food Supply to Feed Growing World Population

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IBM researchers around the world are already working on solutions at every stage of the food chain. They are helping farmers maximize crop yields and developing ways to curb the epidemic of waste that destroys 45 percent of our food …

astronomyMetal Remains of the Starman Roadster Will Eventually Crash into Earth, Venus or the Sun

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In February, 2018, SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy which placed a Tesla Roadster with the Starman into on an Earth and Mars crossing orbit. The Roadster-Starman will come within a lunar distance of the Earth within the next 100 years. …

antiagingNew Understanding of the Biology of Senescent Cells in Hearts Could Lead to Antiaging Progress

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Newcastle University researchers are exploring the effects of removing senescent cells that form as a result of a heart attack. Heart cells, cardiomyocytes, rarely divide it was not known how these cells could become senescent. Senescent cells are also called …

exaflopWill 1000 ExaFlop Supercomputers Come from Brute Force Scaling or New Technology?

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Next year the world will have its first ExaFlop Supercomputer. This supercomputer will likely be built in China. The USA will follow about 12 months after with the A21 ExaFlop supercomputer in 2021. Ten researchers from China’s National University of …

artificial intelligenceIBM Investing $2 Billion in an AI Center and Targets 1000 Times Improvement by 2029

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IBM will invest $2 billion to develop artificial intelligence hardware and boost AI performance by 1000 times over the next ten years. IBM is partnering with State University of New York to develop an AI Hardware Center at SUNY Polytechnic …

artificial intelligenceMind Reading Computers Directly Convert Brain Signals into Speech

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Columbia neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. Devices monitor brain activity and Artificial Intelligence reconstructs the words a person hears. This breakthrough harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence. It could lead …

energyGlobal Waste Plastic Can be Converted to Fuel to Replace 4% of Gasoline Demand

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A new chemical conversion process could change the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items. Once the plastic is converted into naphtha, it can be used as a feedstock for …