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materialsInterview of Skylar Tibbits MIT Self-Assembly Lab at C2 Montreal #C2M18

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Skylar Tibbits is the founder & co-director of the the Self-Assembly research lab at MIT. They are inventing self-assembly and programmable material technologies. The Lab looks at making simpler materials only products without robotics but still creates robotic like effects. …

gadgetJoe Flanigan tried to buy the Stargate franchise

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I always liked the television Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis. I missed this information from 2014. Joe Flanigan (who played John Sheppard on the Stargate Atlantis show) had investors and they tried to lease rights to the Stargate Franchise. There …

bottom up nanotechnologyRussian 789 megawatt fast nuclear reactor reaches full power

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Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year. The BN-800 reactor was brought to minimum controlled …

futureReversible nanoscale control of magnetism

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Researchers have demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand. The method—published in Nature Nanotechnology and led by Elisa Riedo, Professor of Physics with the ASRC’s Nanoscience Initiative, …

guided self assemblyNASA is in the process of getting another peer reviewed EMDrive paper published

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Paul March indicated on the NASA Spaceflight forum that NASA Eagleworks is getting another EMDrive paper through peer review. Paul March also endorsed the technical information and insights of forum member Rodal on the topic of EMdrive. Rodal indicates the …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyHarvard creates three-dimensional actuated scalable snapology-origami-inspired transformable metamaterial

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Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack or a wall that could become a window with the flick of a switch. Harvard researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable and self actuated. …

guided self assemblyTurkey and Saudi Arabia could send tens of thousands of troops into Syria and a possible prelude to full blown Russia-Middle East war

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The Turkish military has hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets as Ankara considered a ground assault with Saudi troops, further complicating efforts to end the war just days after the US and Russia agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” in …

computer memoryAre China’s missiles a bigger threat or trillions in debt on a bloated military ?

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The Pentagon’s new budget request asks that the Navy receive a large increase: $161 billion for the 2016 fiscal year, versus $149 billion in the current fiscal year. Last month, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the House Appropriations Committee that …

europeIndia ISRO has Mars Orbiter Mission at Mars and sending back pictures

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The Indian Space Research Organization has successfully reached Mars with its Mars Orbiter Mission. * Spacecraft Successfully entered Martian Orbit * Burn Start of Main Liquid Engine Confirmed * The radio link between the Spacecraft and Earth is now blocked …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyNeutral Particle Beam Magsails for fast interplanetary delivery of small cargos

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At Centauri Dreams, James Benford looks more closely at particle beam driven magsails. He has found a problem for interstellar missions but promise for interplanetary missions and an interplanetary infrastructure. The first column shows a fast interplanetary probe, with high …