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cities21st century with abundant intelligence augmentation and genetic enhancement

Let us consider a scenario beyond complete genetic sequencing of zygotes and optimal selection of embryos. Advanced CRISPR gene sequencing seems likely to enable complete genome sequencing. Robotic automation with nanoscale control could enable genome sequencing to be very inexpensive. …

china2016 is when the 21st century gets awesome with Japan vs USA with 15 foot tall humanoid fighting robots

MegaBots uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create the giant piloted fighting robots of science fiction, videogames and movies. These robots fight in epic-scale arena combat the likes of which the world has never seen before. MegaBots are 15-foot-tall, internally piloted …

citiesPlasma Focus Nuclear Fusion making technical progress and received another $200K in funding

LPP Fusion working to reduce impurities and scale the electrode based nuclear fusion from their dense plasma. LPP Fusion has received another $200,000 of funding from the Abell Foundation. LPPFusion’s lab team has completed the mechanical repair and reinforcement of …

chinaRussian PAK DA next generation stealth strategic bomber designs

The PAK DA is a Russian next-generation strategic bomber design, developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau. The PAK DA was planned to be a new stealthy strategic bomber and is expected to enter service in 2025–30, with the first aircraft …

chinaCarnival of Space 379

Carnival of Space 379 is up at Cosmoquest Watch Universe Today’s Fraser Cain School the Cast of ‘Interstellar’ on Black Holes The cast of Interstellar have a video of a Google+ Hangout live from Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. …

chinaCarnival of Nuclear Energy 232

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 232 is up at Fukushima Commentary Nuke Power Talk – The Grid and Solar Power: Getting the Incentives Right Gail Marcus looks at how some of the pricing rules for solar energy lead to suboptimal …

buildingsRegenerative Medicine Diabetes #rejbio

Breakthroughs in diabetes research is being presented. The cellular and biological causes of diabetes. Camillo Ricordi – Cellular therapies and regenerative medicine strategies for treatment of diabetes Lipogems in chondropathy (coldplay) Cell Transplant – A new nonenzymatic method and device …

chinaThousands of ant like robots have been magnetically controlled and coordinated to build tower structures -Full control of ant like builder robots

Wong-Foy has written software to choreograph the movement of over 1,000 tiny robots in a complex circulating pattern. That shows it should be possible to have them work in large teams, he says. SRI’s microworkers are simple: just small magnetic …

chinaTESS exoplanet mission in 2017 and James Webb Space Telescope in 2018

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an Explorer-class planet finder. In the first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey, TESS will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, orbiting a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. The principal …

chinaMost Unfavorable Anthropogenic Global Warming Scenario EVER!

 A guest post by Joseph Friedlander My new Sun Explosion paper is out with Professor A.A. Bolonkin. Long term existential risk in case of a resumption of nuclear arms races with crazy dictators over the next thousand years. If …