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machine learningGene-regulating RNA molecules could help treat early-stage breast cancer tumors before they spread

The spread of malignant cells around the body, known as metastasis, is the leading cause of mortality in women with breast cancer. Now, a new gene therapy technique being developed by researchers at MIT is showing promise as a way …

cloud computingNASA and DARPA working towards quiet supersonic planes with XPlanes

The return of supersonic passenger travel is one step closer to reality with NASA’s award of a contract for the preliminary design of a low boom flight demonstrator aircraft. This is the first in a series of X-planes in NASA’s …

facebookStar Wars Rogue One Trailer with Darth Vader

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY trailer has Darth Vader Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical analysis that catches the attention of …

internetMagnetically guided bacteria with drug-containing nanoliposomes delivered what would have been toxic to human anticancer treatment to kill resistant cancer tumors

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting …

businessDiscovery Could Boost Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells to 31% and Perovskite is plentiful

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. Solar cells made …

businessEstimated 2015 US Traffics up 7.7% to 35200

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2015 shows that an estimated 35,200 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an increase of about 7.7 percent as compared to the 32,675 fatalities that were reported to have occurred …

internetCarnival of Nuclear Energy 240 – Bad Energy Plans driving up New England energy bills and EPA CO2 plan ignores 60% of existing clean energy

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 240 is up at Yes Vermont Yankee Forbes James Conca – New England Utility Bills could be double the US average. Gas needs pipelines. Reliability requires nuclear Consumers in New England got a shock in …

chinaARPA-E will provide $30 million for nuclear fusion research

ARPA-E is making up to $30 million in funding available (DE-FOA-0001184) for Accelerating Low-cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA) ALPHA seeks to support innovative R&D on low-cost tools to aid in the future development of fusion power. An ARPA-E program …

entertainmentChina’s cities grant hukou for house purchases like Portugal offering citizenship for house purchases

Last week, central China’s Wuhan City eased its household curbs to allow older college graduates working in the city to settle locally, a move expected to attract 100,000 graduates, hopefully boosting property purchases. Previously, south China’s Haikou City allowed five …

facebookGoogle’s Modular Phone will be interesting and more expensive for Phones but for modular robots and phone based devices like medical tricorders, Ara will be a killer.

Project Ara is Google’s attempt to reinvent the cellphone as we know it. Instead of a slab of glass and metal that you have no ability to upgrade, save for buying a new device, it’s an attempt to launch a …