synthetic biology Archive

scienceConstruction of integrated gene logic-chip

In synthetic biology, the control of gene expression requires a multistep processing of biological signals. The key steps are sensing the environment, computing information and outputting products. To achieve such functions, the laborious, combinational networking of enzymes and substrate-genes is …

biotechnologyUkrainian cargo plane delivers Boeing 777 engine to Northern, canada

A Ukrainian Antonov 124 cargo plane delivered engines to a stranded Swiss Air Boeing 777 in Northern Canada Until the Boeing 747-8F, the An-124 was, for thirty years, the world’s highest aircraft gross weight production cargo airplane and second heaviest …

bacteriaChina will need to subsidize and import natural gas to reach target of 10% of overall energy mix

China plans to boost natural gas from 6% of its energy usage to 10% by 2020. However, to affect a large-scale transition from coal to natural gas in China will be far more difficult than it has been in the …

educationChina, India and Megacities have significant global influence in 2030-2050

The US has dominated military spending and still spends three times more than second place China in 2015. New projections have China defense spending in 2030 at about 66-75% of the projected US spending level. India could near 30% of …

crisprHigh performance computing was a $11.4 billion market in 2015

IDC presented its annual HPC (High Performance Computing – aka big and small supercomputers) Update 11 percent revenue growth to $11.4 billion in 2015, Projected 5.9% average from 2015 to 2020 Self built supercomputers like the current world’s largest the …

bacteriaRussian physicists create a high-precision ‘quantum ruler’

Physicists from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), MIPT, the Lebedev Physical Institute, and L’Institut d’Optique (Palaiseau, France) have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state. This state enables producing a high-precision ruler capable of measuring large distances …

DNAUS Air Force will have first combat lasers on large C-17 and C-130s and then later miniaturized for F-16 and F-35 fighter jets

The US Air Force plans to arm its fleet of drones and fighter jets with high-tech laser weapons. Air Force Research Laboratory officials have said they plan to have a program of record for air-fired laser weapons in place by …

DNACarnival of Nuclear Energy 305

1. The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 305 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome Dan Yurman’s Neutron Bytes – NuScale announces roadmap for SMR operation at Idaho site by 2024 Somewhere within the 981 square miles of the Idaho National Laboratory there …

computer architectureNASA NIAC project to place 3D printers on near earth asteroids

Project RAMA, Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata, has been designed to leverage the advancing trends of additive manufacturing (AM) and in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) to enable asteroid rendezvous missions in which a set of technically simple robotic processes convert asteroid …

cancerUranium and nuclear energy

Kazakhstan’s Kazatomprom reported their uranium production increased 4.3 percent in 2015, to 23,800 tonnes uranium (52.5 million pounds). This was an increase of over 970 tonnes (2.1 million pounds) from the 22,829 tonnes that Kazakhstan produced in 2014. Idling Japan’s …