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futureAaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical found dead in flotation tank

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Aaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, biohacker and transhumanist, was found dead this weekend in a flotation tank in Washington DC, according to Tristan Roberts. He was 28 years old. He was floating face down in the tank. Biohacking is …

chinaChina Province of Jiansu will genome sequence one million people within two years

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The government in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has unveiled a plan to sequence the genomes of 1 million people for a large DNA sequencing platform and biomedical big data analysis center in Nanjing as well as a genetic …

crisprGene defect fixed in 8 out of 20 cloned embryos, heralds future of gene fixes and enhancement

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A team in China has taken a new approach to fixing disease genes in human embryos. The researchers created cloned embryos with a genetic mutation for a potentially fatal blood disorder, and then precisely corrected the DNA to show how …

cyborgBionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20

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The Bionic Lens is a dynamic lens that replaces the natural lens inside the eye via one of the most common and successful procedures in medicine – cataract surgery. Once there, the lens restores clear vision at all distances without …

cognitive enhancementGenetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

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Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to …

brainDARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent

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Stephen Helms Tillery wants to make you smarter — by electrically stimulating your brain. This work was done at Arizona Stat University. The Arizona State University neuroscientist has been awarded funding for a four-year study to develop a method of …

agricultureRewritable Paper that uses light and no ink

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Developing efficient photoreversible color switching systems for constructing rewritable paper is of significant practical interest owing to the potential environmental benefits including forest conservation, pollution reduction, and resource sustainability. Here we report that the color change associated with the redox …

armyHybrid Fusion Fission Molten Salt Reactor

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A single HMSR (Hybrid Fusion Fission Molten Salt Reactor) is designed to produce 5 GW thermal power at 700 C, thermal conversion systems should be able to generate 2.1 GW gross electricity. For comparison, the largest PWR’s now under construction …

air forceDARPA not working on safe spaces but safe operation of robotics in space

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Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. The potential advantages of that unprecedented capability are enormous. Instead of designing their satellites to accommodate the harsh reality that, once launched, their …

air forceChina’s Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

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China has launched two men into orbit in a project designed to develop its ability to explore space. The astronauts took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China. They will dock with the experimental Tiangong 2 space …