CRISPR gene editing progressing to germ line genetic editing and the application for intelligence enhancement

Harvard’s Luhan Yang described a human germline genetic editing experiment. Researchers hoped to obtain, from a hospital in New York, the ovaries of a woman undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer, caused by a mutation in a gene called BRCA1. Working with another Harvard laboratory, that of antiaging specialist David Sinclair, they would extract immature egg …

Read more

Google is working on nanoparticle for finding cancer and fake skin for testing communication

Hidden away inside a world-class life sciences lab on Google’s campus, doctors are trying to change the way people think about their health. Google has been working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Google is using light signals to talk to the …

Read more

How much US Emissions Improvements were from natural gas, nuclear, renewables and efficiency

US greenhouse gas emissions have gone down to below the level they were at in 1997 which met the Kyoto agreement. This happened even though the US did not sign the Kyoto agreement. Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is widely believed to contribute to global warming, have fallen 12% between 2005 …

Read more

Samsung makes progress to 4.6 Gigabit per second Wifi that is five times faster than the best Wifi Devices Available today

Samsung Electronics announced the development of its 60GHz Wi-Fi technology that enables data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, or 575MB per second, a five-fold increase from 866Mbps, or 108MB per second, the maximum speed possible with existing consumer electronics devices. As a result, a 1GB movie will take less than three seconds to transfer …

Read more

Maximum life and health has increased and not comparing to the bottom half

There is book that looks at Aging in the Past Up until 1900, less than 10% would make it past 80. Among the population those over 60 were less than 10% of the population. People had more kids and lived shorter lives. Lagging survival based on the age people die in a year. How old …

Read more

Dwave Systems and Google are trying to find Quantum Supremacy

Dwave Systems has known for about three years that is substantial quantum entanglement in their systems. They have been able to show this entanglement on much larger systems [than a recently publish 8 qubit result] and obtained similar results. So Dwave Systems knows there is substantial entanglement in these types of systems. Right now they …

Read more

The USA, Canada, Brazil and Other Countries will also have to rebalance their economies

China’s new leadership is trying to create a shift in its economy from low-wage, investment-driven growth to a consumer economy driven by domestic demand and when that change happens, the rest of the world will have to change too. That’s the message Stephen Roach is trying to deliver, with some urgency, in his book Unbalanced: …

Read more