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medicineHydrogen sulfide at high pressures 200 GPa (2 million atmospheres) has superconductivity at -70 celsius has sparked renewed mainstream efforts for room temperature superconductivity

Hydrogen sulfide — the compound responsible for the smell of rotten eggs — conducts electricity with zero resistance at a record high temperature of 203 kelvin (–70 °C), reports a paper published in Nature. The first results of the work, …

3dU.S. Marines Corps declares ten F-35Bs operational after the US spent $100 billion and counting

The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability July 31, 2015 with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in …

3dAdvanced additive manufacturing could enable planes that are 50% more fuel efficient

Pratt and Whitney is exploring making airplane engines with fewer parts using additive manufacturing (aka advanced 3D printing). Those parts would need less assembly and be cheaper to make. Frank Preli, chief engineer for materials and process engineering at the …

3dThirty year Roadmap for Navy power systems to support railguns and lasers

The US Navy has a roadmap to align electrical power system developments with warfighter needs and enable capability based budgeting. It is meant to be a living document, updated biannually, that invites innovation and guides investment by DOD, government, industry, …

3dMore intelligence genes found that will lead to effective embryo selection

Molecular Psychiatry – Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium General cognitive function is substantially heritable across the human life course from adolescence to old age. We investigated the …

3dUS Dept of Energy Helping Canada and China to create Molten Salt Reactors

Mark Halper reports at Fortune that DOE (US Dept of Energy) plans to sign a 10-year collaboration agreement with China to help that country build at least one molten-salt nuclear reactor within the next decade. And in a smaller development, …

3dDigital metamaterials will greatly simplify metamaterials while still allowing complexity and diverse properties

A proposed method for digital metamaterials is a simplified way of building metamaterials, yet still allows for complex and diverse properties to be achieved. Arxiv – Digital Metamaterials (31 pages) Nature Materials – Digital metamaterials Balancing complexity and simplicity has …

3dChild Mortality rates have dropped in half since 1990 but still more to be done

New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall …

3dOptical Solver extrapolated to 240 zettaflops on a desktop in 2030

A startup company called Optalysis is trying to invent a fully-optical computer that would be aimed at many of the same tasks for which GPUs are currently used. Optalysis is claiming that they can create an optical solver supercomputer astonishing …

antiagingBRICS countries are building about 75% of the worlds new nuclear reactors and are forming a new BRICS energy association

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS “energy association” that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute. BRICS is a grouping of major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and …