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airplanesNew Cas9 mouse model will be easier to CRISPR gene-edit and enable faster progress against diseases like cancer

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Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have created a new mouse model to simplify application of the CRISPR-Cas9 system for genome-editing experiments in living animals. The researchers successfully used the new “Cas9 mouse” model to edit multiple genes in …

airplanesBetter Cement mixture would make it twice as strong and allow less to be used and reduce carbon emissions by 60 percent

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“Cement is the most-used material on the planet,” Pellenq says, noting that its present usage is estimated to be three times that of steel. “There’s no other solution to sheltering mankind in a durable way — turning liquid into stone …

futureInductrack III for superefficient leviation and movement of shipping containers

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Inductrack III configurations are suited for use in transporting heavy freight loads. Inductrack III addresses a problem associated with the cantilevered track of the Inductrack II configuration. The use of a cantilevered track could present mechanical design problems in attempting …

cameraDrug could expose HIV reservoirs and enable elimination

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Currently, there is no treatment to remove HIV from the cells; a group of researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark has found exceptional ability to reactivate HIV in a substance otherwise being developed for cancer treatmentWhen …

airplanesCarnival of Nuclear 132

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The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 132 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome Nextbigfuture – Russia is speeding up nuclear investment to get 50% of power from nuclear by 2050 and 100% by 2100. Laser Enrichment could take uranium tails (leftovers from …

communicationSuperstrong 10-20 centimeter long Carbon Nanotubes for Mechanical Energy Storage that is 8 times better than lithium batteries

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NPG Asia Materials – Ultralong, defect-free carbon nanotubes could store mechanical energy at high energy densities for use in nano-devices. Besides the energy storage the researchers are making 10 to 20 centimeter long carbon nanotubes that have no defects and …

airplanesFive arrested under Terrorism Act near UK Sellafield nuclaer reprocessing facilities

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Five men were arrested under the UK’s Terrorism Act near the Sellafield site on 2 May, said Cumbria Police. Sellafield (formerly known as Windscale) is a nuclear processing and former electricity generating site, close to the village of Seascale on …

darpaRepulsive casimir force from metamaterials

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Repulsive Casimir forces with finite-thickness slabs We use the extended Lifshitz theory to study the behaviors of the Casimir forces between finite-thickness effective medium slabs. We first study the interaction between a semi-infinite Drude metal and a finite-thickness magnetic slab …

camerasUplifting One Billion People in Ten Years

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Kartik Gada of Reliance GP discusses uplifting one billion people in ten years. How much can be done in a decade ? Prizes for tech to help the very poor. First prize for water treatment for the poor. I think …

futureDNA origami based nanomachine for future microsurgery and neuro-imaging sensors and direct cellular interaction

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Shrink-wrapped nanomachinesMaking a device that operates at a scale 1000 times smaller than a human hair requires many molecular parts. A combination of DNA, silver, gold and fat molecules called liposomes are just some of the parts that will power …