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disasterGeocosmo can forecast earthquakes weeks in advance – winner of Singularity University Grand challenge with Disaster Resilience #gsummit

Two, three weeks before an earthquake strikes, there are subatomic particles that are released. We can now forecast earthquakes to the hour two or three weeks before it strikes. Rocks contain dormant electronic charge carriers which can be activated by …

medicineJaeyoung Park confirms publication of patent filing for Polywell Fusion and promises more technical disclosure in interview with Nextbigfuture

Nextbigfuture interviewed Jaeyoung Park who leads the EMC2 commercial fusion effort. EMC2 is developing the work of late Dr. Robert Bussard for magneto-electrostatic fusion, also known as “Polywell fusion”. Dr. Park confirmed the recent publication of an EMC2 patent filing. …

carsHow Big Can a Black Hole Grow? 50 billion times the Sun

How Big Can a Black Hole Grow? The discovery of mega black holes within the last few years that prompted Andrew King of the University of Leicester, UK to look at the subject. The heaviest black holes we’ve now seen …

appleTesla Motors First Gigabattery factory will be in Nevada

Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for its proposed $5 billion “gigafactory” battery plant. Tesla has already excavated on the presumed site at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, roughly a four-hour drive from Tesla’s Fremont factory. Casinos — …

futureEfficient Gas Storage and Separation – Metal organic frameworks could be the plastics of the 21st century

Solve for X: People accelerating progress on technology moonshots. Natural gas would be far more useful if we could store it. Now we have to use high pressure or refrigeration. Metal organic frameworks can be used for storage and separation. …

cameraGoogle Acquires Artificial-Intelligence Company DeepMind

Google has acquired artificial-intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd. The tech website Recode reported that Google paid $400 million for the startup based in London. DeepMind describes itself as a “cutting edge artificial intelligence company. They combine the best techniques from …

cancerPlanetary Resources Kickstarted passes 10,000 backers

Planetary Resources Kickerstarter has over 10,000 backers and $896,000 raised with 16 days to go. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks

cancerBefore this decade is out there will be a boom in sending people into space

There was a Salon article that talked about manned space flight ending just because the space shuttle was being retired. There is certainly a lot more that can be done with robotic exploration of space but the article is completely …

materialsInterview of Gene Sequencing expert William Andregg of Halcyon Molecular by Sander Olson

Here is the William Andregg interview by Sander Olson. Mr. Andregg is the CEO and founder of Halcyon Molecular. Along with his brother, Michael, William invented the core polymer placement technology which allows rapid and inexpensive sequencing of DNA. Mr. …