Engineered modular and orthogonal genetic logic gates for robust digital-like synthetic biology had proof of concept built inside E Coli

Nature Communications – Engineering modular and orthogonal genetic logic gates for robust digital-like synthetic biology Modular and orthogonal genetic logic gates are essential for building robust biologically based digital devices to customize cell signalling in synthetic biology. Here we constructed an orthogonal AND gate in Escherichia coli using a novel hetero-regulation module from Pseudomonas syringae. …

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Longevity studies for extreme exercise, RasGrf1, embryonic stem cells and hormosis

1. Increased Average Longevity among the “Tour de France” Cyclists. Tour de France Cyclists live 8 years longer than the general population. The longevity of 834 cyclists from France (n=465), Italy (n=196) and Belgium (n=173) who rode the Tour de France between the years 1930 and 1964. Dates of birth and death of the cyclists …

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Quicklaunch, Cubesats and Open Source Satellite Initiative

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The basic idea of Quicklaunch is that you launch a projectile from a cannon at 6 kilometers per second using compressed hydrogen gas. On a conventional rocket, the payload fraction is about 3%, whereas with our concept the payload is more than 20%. For just $12 …

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Skylon Spaceplane Project is nearing significant events

Richard Varvill, technical director and one of the founders of Reaction Engines believes the Skylon spaceplane project is now reaching its final stages. After decades of withdrawn government support and huge technical hurdles, the tide has turned in favour of high-tech manufacturing and, more importantly, human space travel. A recent study into the Skylon’s ability …

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New Direction for Tissue Engineering

Microstructure of passive and active F-actin solutions and networksvisualized by electron microscopy (A–C) and fluorescence microscopy (A–CInsets, E, and F). (A) Passive solutions are isotropic, homogeneous, and unbundled.(B) Active solutions ([myosin]/[actin] 0.02 and 5 mMATP) are still homogeneous(Inset), but the myosin locally aligns and bundles the actin filaments. (C)Active networks ([FLNa]/[actin] 0.005, [myosin]/[actin] …

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Diesel Gas Mix for More Efficiency and Supercritical Diesel

Green bars are the engine efficiency. Conventional diesel on the left is 44% and the the best gas-diesel mix would be 53% efficient. Less heat trasfer and exhaust thermal losses. 1. What if an engine could be programmed to harvest the best properties of both diesel and gasoline fuel sources at once, on the fly, …

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Air Force Future UAV munitions and One Pilot Flying 12 UAVs

air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is also developing munitions systems for the UAVs [Unmanned Air Vehicles]. One is a precision missilelike bomb for urban strikes that could be mounted on multiple platforms. Designed to cut down on collateral damage, Suburb Warrior could get a flight test as early as 2014. An integrated submunition guidance system …

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Fujitsu Achieves Worlds First Impulse Radio-Based Millimeter-Band Transmissions Exceeding 10 Gbps, Plans 2012 Commercialization

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of the world’s first impulse radio-based high-capacity wireless transmission equipment using millimeter-band transmissions in the 70-100 gigahertz (70-100 GHz) range band, resulting in throughput exceeding 10 gigabits-per-second (10 Gbps). This technology dispenses with the oscillators and other components that have been required in conventional wireless …

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China Wind, Hydropower and Nuclear Power New, Now and til 2020 and Japan Nuclear Power

(H/T David Walters at DailyKos for some of the pointers to links 1. Organizers of the 3rd China (Shanghai) International Wind Energy Exhibition and Symposium 2009 forecast installed capacity in China’s wind power sector will grow 64 percent this year to 20 million kilowatts (20 Gigawatts). It appears that China is well on track to …

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Smart Dew. 25 cent sensor can detect intruders up to 50 meters away. Cost Effective US-Mexico or Israel Border Control

A Tel Aviv University researcher’s fingertip (bottom right) points to a “Smart Dew” droplet. Proposed smart dust designs were of comparable size. More advanced concepts exist for even smaller version of smart dust but this is the smallest and cheapest to date. A new invention from Tel Aviv University — a network of tiny sensors …

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