Billionaire Facebook CEO resolves to build a Jarvis AI to become a real life Tony Stark

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has a personal challenge for 2016. The challenge is to build a simple AI to run his home and help him with his work. You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man. Start by exploring what technology is already out there. start teaching it to understand …

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Evelo Therapeutics developing microbiome based cancer therapies

Evelo Therapeutics is a new company focused on leveraging the power of the microbiome to develop novel therapies for cancer. It has with an initial capital commitment of $35 million. Evelo is pioneering Oncobiotic therapeutics, a new modality in cancer therapy based on the cancer microbiome. Evelo is the first company to systematically identify, characterize …

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The Quadrillion dollar world would be a world with complete Infrastructure

China is leveraging its $4 trillion in reserves to provide low interest financing for high speed rail, export of Chinese nuclear reactors, factories and property development. China is offering to fill the worlds infrastructure gap. This will enable all of the developing world to follow the China economic development plan. In a few decades, they …

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Elon Musk tweeted on the space elevator, electric rockets and railguns

And pls don’t ask me about space elevators until someone at least builds a carbon nanotube structure longer than a footbridge — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 26, 2015 Earth based Space elevators would be 62000 miles long. This about 2.5 times the 24,000 mile circumference of the earth. At 200 kilometers per hour, a 30-passenger …

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Spacex launch delayed until Wednesday

The Spacex Falcon 9 went vertical early this morning in advance of tonight’s launch of the DSCOVR satellite. Liftoff is targeted for 6:10pm EST – live launch webcast will begin at 5:50pm EST. The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a satellite in partnership with NOAA, NASA, and the US Air Force, will observe and provide …

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Prototype Railgun firing Mach 7 shots has been installed on a Military Catamaran that can reach 52 mph

The Navy has installed their prototype railgun on a 1500 ton military catamaran called the joint high speed vessel aka JHSV. Lance M. Bacon reports this development at the Navy Times and Sam LaGrone at UNSI. The JHSV has 600 tons of excess payload capacity, but Zumwalt Navy destroyers have 20 tons of excess payload …

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China will pass Europe in nominal GDP this year

The likely near term situation for when China will pass the exchange rate adjusted GDP for the USA and the collective GDP of Europe is becoming clearer based upon statistical method changes and more clearly apparent currency and GDP projections for the five years. Last month Nextbigfuture had forecast that China would pass Europe on …

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Over the Horizon Fire Control and Detection with F35s would make US aircraft carriers safer against Chinese Cruise missiles

The Navy and Lockheed Martin are planning to demonstrate a beyond-the-horizon anti-ship missile detection and defense technology using an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The system, referred to as Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air, or NIFC-CA, uses Aegis radar, an airborne sensor and SM-6 missile to find, track and destroy approaching threats such as cruise missiles …

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Google may invest and partner with Spacex on global internet satellite network

Google is close to investing in rocket maker SpaceX, according to several people familiar with the talks, creating a formidable alliance in Silicon Valley’s accelerating Internet space race. The purpose of a deal, which is still in the works, is to support the development of SpaceX satellites that could beam low-cost Internet around the globe …

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Gene in fruitflies eliminates bad cells and extends lifespan

Viable yet damaged cells can accumulate during development and aging. Although eliminating those cells may benefit organ function, identification of this less fit cell population remains challenging. Previously, we identified a molecular mechanism, based on “fitness fingerprints” displayed on cell membranes, which allows direct fitness comparison among cells in Drosophila. Here, we study the physiological …

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Graphene can be used to collect hydrogen from moist ambient air to power fuel cells

University of Manchester research suggests that the use of graphene or monolayer boron nitride can allow the existing membranes to become thinner and more efficient, with less fuel crossover and poisoning. This can boost competitiveness of fuel cells. You can put a hydrogen-containing gas on one side, apply small electric current and collect pure hydrogen …

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