SpaceX, Soyuz Launching Orbital Tourists and Sub-Orbital Tourists

SpaceX will launch four orbital tourists before Virgin Galactic or Blue Origin launch their first sub-orbital tourists. Inspiration4 is a planned SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to low Earth orbit operated by SpaceX on behalf of Jared Isaacman. The flight is scheduled to launch on 15 September 2021. The mission is expected to launch in September …

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Elon Musk and Doge Developers Improving System Transaction Efficiency

Elon Musk is working with Doge devs to improve system transaction efficiency. He says it is potentially promising. Dogecoin uses around 0.1 kWh per transaction compared to the over 1000 kWh per Bitcoin transaction. XRP and Dogecoin are among the most energy-efficient cryptocurrencies. Working with Doge devs to improve system transaction efficiency. Potentially promising. — …

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Reservoir Computing

Reservoir computing is an approach to make machine learning algorithms run faster. The word reservoir refers to a dynamical system. The reservoir consists of a bunch of recurrently connected units that are connected randomly. The main forms of reservoir computing use a recurrent neural network, and instead of updating all parameters of the network, it …

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Cellular Imaging from Phonon Imaging on a Fiber Probe

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to visualise cell abnormalities in 3D. The new technology produces microscopic and nanoscopic resolution images that will one day help clinicians to examine …

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New Gene Editing Tool for Millions of Edits

There is a new gene-editing tool called Retron Library Recombineering (RLR) that makes this task easier that has been developed by George Church and his team. RLR generates up to millions of mutations simultaneously, and “barcodes” mutant cells so that the entire pool can be screened at once, enabling massive amounts of data to be …

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Near Term Pulsed Fusion Propulsion

The Limitless Space Institute had a report from its Interstellar Initiative Grant recipients. One of the presenters is from the University of Albama who are working on a sub-kilowatt system to generate nuclear fusion pulses for propulsion. Dr. Jason Cassibry, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and an assistant research professor at the …

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