Russia and Japan reconfirm plans for permanent orbital moonbase 2025 and lunar surface 2035

Russia-IC (2011 statements)- Officials from Russia’s Space Agency, Roscosmos, are reportedly in talks with Europe’s ESA and NASA over possibly establishing a collective an orbital station around the moon, or a manned lunar research base. According to Russian news site RIA Novosti, while the country intends on making the moon its focal point, Russia’s plans …

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Atomic force microscope brings together two RNA to assemble a functional molecular complex

Using an atomic force microscope as a “crane”, LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) researchers have succeeded in bringing two biomolecules together to form an active complex – with nanometer precision and built-in quality control. The business end of the atomic force microscope (AFM) is its needle-sharp tip. It can be used to pick single molecules from a …

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Nanocomposite aluminum alloys shops increased ductility and strength

Abakan portfolio company Powdermet, Inc. (www.powdermetinc.com) announces it has made significant advancements in the performance levels of forged nanocomposite aluminum alloys. Working with the U.S. Army, Powdermet’s nano/micro-aluminum composites have achieved 30-50% higher ductility than traditional high strength aluminum alloys such as aluminum-lithium. Powdermet has devised a powder metallurgy process allowing the retention of nano-crystallites …

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Google Chrome is the World’s Top Browser – leverages speed and HTML advantages

Google Chrome is the top browser in the world according to Stat Counter ZD NEt – Google’s Chrome appears to be the most used browser as it passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, according to StatCounter. The larger question about the browser war revolves around whether there is a platform benefit to being top dog. StatCounter’s stats …

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Spacex ready for new launch attempt for 3:44 AM Tuesday EST

Spacex will soon start a new countdown for an attempt to launch at 3:44 AM EST Tuesday. They fixed a valve which triggered an aborted launch on Saturday. Simulations showed the launch would still have been successful. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian …

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Europeans set new quantum teleportation record of 150 kilometers

Europeans have teleported photons 150 kilometers between two Canary Islands. this breaks a chinese record of 100 km set a couple of weeks ago Quantum teleportation is a quintessential prerequisite of many quantum information processing protocols. By using quantum teleportation, one can circumvent the no-cloning theorem and faithfully transfer unknown quantum states to a party …

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Carnival of Space 248

The Carnival of Space 248 is up at Dear Astronomer. Centauri Dreams looks at the ‘Advent of the Belters,’ relating the news from Planetary Resources to older dreams of mining the asteroids. Nextbigfuture – Blue Origin is a secretive private spaceflight firm, which was established in 2000 by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is developing systems …

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Heim Theory Falsified

Heim theory is a physics theory, initially proposed by a German physicist, the late Burkhard Heim, that attempts to develop a theory of everything. Heim theory’s six dimensional model was later extended to eight and twelve dimensions, in collaboration with W. Dröscher. Walter Dröscher and Jochem Häuser have attempted to apply it to nonconventional space …

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Synthetic Biology companies Ziopharm and Intrexon

1. Ziopharm Oncology Inc’s Chief Executive Jonathan Lewis plans to produce less expensive new cancer drugs using synthetic biology. Lewis says Ziopharm’s most advanced drug in development, palifosfamide for sarcoma and lung cancer, can be a $1 billion a year seller even if reasonably priced. But the linchpin to Ziopharm producing less expensive biotech drugs …

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