Maximizing Human Performance -hacking creativity and performance, Using tools and metrics for everyone to become more #gsummit

Dr. Andrew Walshe is a globally recognized leader and expert in the field of elite human performance. For over 20 years the Australian native has been focused on the goal of “de- mystifying talent” by researching individuals and teams across a vast network of world-class programs in sport, culture, military and business settings with the …

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Alternative Future Defense Strategies for the USA

The Alternative Defense Strategies in a Cost-Capped Environment study identified five alternative strategies and used CSIS’s Force Cost Calculator to build the cost-capped force structure, modernization, and readiness profile optimized for each strategy. In addition to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each defense strategy, this study stress-tested each strategy against four sets of simultaneous …

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Food Crisis simulation game suggests eventual cooperation as food prices quadruple but actual food crisis in Venezuela and doubled global food prices triggered almost no actual response

Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game is an international simulation based in the near future during a global food crisis. In November 2015, 65 thought leaders and policy makers from several countries came together in Washington, D.C. to participate in the exercise. Teams of participants represented governments, institutions, and businesses and responded to …

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Conducting ink can boost solar thermal by 70% for a few dollars

Researchers at the Technological Institute of the Lagoon (ITL), Mexico, have created a nanoparticle-rich, conducting ink that they have used to coat pipes of solar water heaters to increase their efficiency by up to 70 percent. The new coating was recently proven on the solar heating of a Mexican city sports complex swimming pool, where …

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Boeing’s fusion-fission hybrid propulsion patent is weak compared to the detailed NASA NIAC Pulsed Fission-Fusion design

Boeing has a patent for a laser fusion – fission hybrid jet propulsion system. Boeing claims energy-efficient thrust can be produced by firing lasers at deuterium and tritium and then having the neutrons activate uranium 238 to generate more heat. * Hot gases produced by the laser induced fusion are pushed out of a nozzle …

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China’s High-Speed Rail Diplomacy Hits Full Speed with 20 countries in deep talks about high speed rail with China involvement

China’s high-speed railroad network surpassed 10,000 kilometers in length, not even counting the track still being built, Li Keqiang has continued his efforts to seek overseas projects. The latest progress came during Li’s three-day visit to Britain in mid-June. The two countries released a statement stating that they “agree to promote substantive cooperation on rail, …

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Shapeways provides a low risk and low barrier model for 3d printing of products but it has not made millionaires yet

Shapeways, a 3-D printing service and online marketplace, has been described as the Amazon of 3-D printing for its on-demand model, if not its outsize volume: The machines spit out about 120,000 objects a month, a tidal flow of design that runs from the mundane to the astonishing. Bradley Rothenberg, a Manhattan-based architect and designer, …

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We have a G Zero world – Solution make more durable and effective coalitions of the willing

Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Here he gives the talk “The Rise of the Different: Why the Global Order Doesn’t Work and What We Can Do About It.” His analysis focuses on global macro political trends and emerging markets, which he defines as …

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First self-propelled micromotors and microrockets that use the surrounding natural environment as a source of fuel

A team at the University of California, San Diego, has developed two types of self-propelled vehicles — microrockets made of zinc and micromotors made of aluminum. They use fuel from the surrounding environment. An advance in micromotor technology akin to the invention of cars that fuel themselves from the pavement or air, rather than gasoline …

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Controlled clockwise and anticlockwise rotational switching of a molecular motor

Researchers have made a reversible rotor that sits on a ruthenium atomic cal bearing. Nature Nanotechnology – Controlled clockwise and anticlockwise rotational switching of a molecular motor The design of artificial molecular machines often takes inspiration from macroscopic machines. However, the parallels between the two systems are often only superficial, because most molecular machines are …

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