Blue Frontiers creating 300 residence seastead funded with their own cryptocurrency

Blue Frontiers is decentralizing governance by launching a seasteading industry that will provide humanity with new opportunities for organizing more innovative societies and dynamic governments. The funds raised from the crowdsale will be used to implement Blue Frontiers mission. Proceeds from the token sale are expected to be divided among the following activities: Design & …

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EMdrive ground experiments need more rigor or someone can pay for conclusive work in space

George Hathaway provides a detailed analysis of the EMDrive and the recent peer reviewed research paper that measured some thrust and tried to eliminate sources of error. Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum is the paper. Electrical engineer George Hathaway runs Hathaway Consulting Services, which has worked with inventors …

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Researchers remove mutated DNA from mitochondria to slow or reverse a cause of aging

Researchers from Caltech and UCLA have developed a new approach to removing cellular damage that accumulates with age. The technique can potentially help slow or reverse an important cause of aging. Led by Nikolay Kandul, senior postdoctoral scholar in biology and biological engineering in the laboratory of Professor of Biology Bruce Hay, the team developed …

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BGI creates micropigs the size of a medium sized dog to be sold as pets

On 23 September, at the Shenzhen International Biotech Leaders Summit in China, BGI revealed that it would start selling the pigs as pets. The animals weigh about 15 kilograms when mature, or about the same as a medium-sized dog. The institute quoted a price tag of 10,000 yuan (US$1,600) for the micropigs, but that was …

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Navy Slab Solid State Lasers will scale to 300-500 Kilowatts

The Congressional Research service recently provided a Navy report of Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Background and Issues for Congress. US laser development has reached the point where lasers capable of countering certain surface and air targets at ranges of about a mile could be made ready for installation on Navy surface …

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Use smartphone attachment for laser measurement of the size, volume, distance and GDS location of any object up to 200 yards away

Spike is the world’s first laser accurate smartphone accessory, enabling you to capture, measure, map, model, share, and 3D print any object up to 200 yards away, just by taking a snapshot of it on your smartphone. Leveraging the ikeGPS unique core technology, miniaturized, Spike puts the power of ikeGPS technology in the hands of …

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Geometric unity theory proposed

Eric Weinstein proposes a Geometric Unity theory. It is presented to argue that the seemingly baroque features of the standard model of particle physics are in fact inexorable and geometrically natural when generalizations of the Yang-Mills and Dirac theories are unified with one of general relativity. Attempting to reconcile Einstein’s Field Equations with the Yang-Mills …

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Bose Einstein condensate could be used for communication in a future quantum computer

Quantum computers promise to perform certain types of operations much more quickly than conventional digital computers. The loss of order in quantum systems is a problem known as quantum decoherence, which worsens as the number of bits in a quantum computer increases. One proposed solution is to divide the computing among multiple small quantum computers …

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Elon Musk of SpaceX Interviewed by LA Times

LA Times interview of Elon Musk of Spacex. Q – The movies provide us with two space future models: “Star Trek,” where a government agency governs space, versus “Alien,” where a private space mining company makes its own rules. A – We need a new archetype. I’ve talked to James Cameron about this. He’s got …

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Nextbigfuture Current Position on Cold Fusion

I agree that there is a lot of weird stuff going on with Rossi and Defkalion but I think that Brillouin Energy, Brian Ahern, George Miley and probably Piantelli seem credible and George Miley. George Miley replicated the Pattison cell. Getting hundreds of watts. Miley is a major researcher in all kinds of nuclear fusion. …

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iRobot’s Warrior is strong enough to tow a car and dexterous enough to open its trunk

Technology Review – With the launch of the Warrior, a large wheeled robot with a hefty mechanical arm, military robots just got significantly larger and more adaptable. The robot rides on caterpillar tracks like a tank. It can climb stairs and cover rough terrain, and perform tasks ranging from the delicate (opening car doors) to …

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