Leading DNA sequencing scientist predicts 2007 as year of personal genomics

George Church predicts 2007 as the year of personal genomics The price to sequence the 1% of the genome that differentiates people will drop to a street price of $3000 in 2007. Momentum is thus building for millions of people to volunteer to have their genome data correlated with their physical-traits to benefit the billions …

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Molecular motion machine survey

A link from CrNano, a paper called Making molecular machines work which surveys recent advances in the achievement of control of motion at the molecular level including solid-state and surface-mounted rotors, and its natural progression to the development of synthetic molecular machines. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger …

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More from the Steve Chen Supercomputer Interview

The Chinese government supports university research and gives them money to pay for the use of the service [supercomputer grid]. That is better than to spend money on buying thousands of separate smaller systems and none of them can do significant work. China only has two supercomputer centers now. Steve Chen is recommending and apparently …

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Speculation: Room temperature superconductors : milestone to complete master of energy and matter

By getting superconducting theory right (or making enough progress from theory and better experiment), we could guide material design of room temperature superconductors, higher current density material, better electronics, better power grid, possible magnetically ground launched space craft. Room-temperature superconductors would be an important milestone on the path to complete mastery (within the actual limits …

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Slingatron and magnetic launchers

The US army has some small funding for a Slingatron. Initial studies have demonstrated the fundamental feasibility of the Slingatron concept. This program will explore the concept’s bounding limits and seek to develop uses for the technology within those limits. Included in this program will be studies of the key technologies that will allow the …

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