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Aug 22, 2017

Astronauts may depend upon recycled urine filament for 3D printing in space

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioengineering, genetics, space

“If astronauts are going to make journeys that span several years, we’ll need to find a way to reuse and recycle everything they bring with them,” says Mark A. Blenner, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clemson University, South Carolina.

To this end, the Blenner Research Group is looking into the potential uses of a type of yeast called Yarrowia lipolytica, that feeds on the urea content of urine.

With a little genetic engineering the group has proven that the yeast can be used to produce hydrogen and carbon – the atomic ingredients of nutrients like Omega 3, and polyester-based 3D printer filament.

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Aug 22, 2017

Forget China: Here’s why the next manufacturing boom could come from space

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — These days, it’s hardly exotic to see a “made in China” sticker slapped on your favorite product. But what if that sticker said “made in space?”

A Mountain View-based startup earlier this month revealed new breakthroughs in its quest to build in-space factories that will orbit the Earth and pump out products that are too difficult or expensive to make at home. The technology is expected to revolutionize space exploration by allowing scientists access to better tools in space, and also provide people on Earth with unique space-made products such as improved fiber optic cables.

“In-space manufacturing and assembling has been the stuff of science fiction and the dream of the industry for almost the entire existence of the industry,” said Made in Space CEO Andrew Rush, who hosted journalists and NASA representatives at his company’s headquarters for a demo. “But now, for the first time, we’re making these really transformative steps toward making that a reality.”

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Aug 22, 2017

A step towards LIMITLESS energy on Earth

Posted by in category: energy

The new plasma has been developed by researchers from MIT. Unlike most plasmas, which are made up of two ion species, the new plasma is made up of three ion species.

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Aug 22, 2017

Bad weekend? How injecting a virus into the brain could wipe your memory

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

US scientific advances are making the premise of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind more of a reality – goodbye bad and sad times.

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Aug 22, 2017

Global Solar Capacity Set to Surpass Nuclear for the First Time

Posted by in category: futurism

By the end of 2017, solar PV capacity will rival nuclear. By 2022, it could more than double nuclear capacity.

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Aug 22, 2017

Regenerative Medicine Market to Reach $5.5 Billion by 2025: Increased Prevalence of Neurodegenerative, Orthopedic & Other Aging-related Disorders

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

DUBLIN, August 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/.

The “Regenerative Medicine Market, 2014 — 2025” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

The global regenerative medicine market size is expected to reach USD 5.59 billion by 2025, according to this new report. Increased prevalence of neurodegenerative, orthopedic, and other aging-related disorders in geriatric population coupled with rising global geriatric population is anticipated to drive market growth.

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Aug 22, 2017

CRISPR Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital to Research Use of CRISPR/Cas9 in T Cell Cancer Therapies

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Collaboration expands CRISPR Therapeutics’ efforts in immuno-oncology.

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Aug 22, 2017

After Dangerous Collisions, Navy Will Pause for Safety Check

Posted by in category: military

A crash involving the destroyer John S. McCain near Singapore raises questions about Navy safety two months after a similar collision killed seven people.

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Aug 22, 2017

US Navy collisions stoke cyber threat concerns

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Cyberattacks can also hit massive oceangoing ships, misdirect GPS signals, and cause mayhem in shipping lanes. Trust in anti-collision protocols falters.

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Aug 22, 2017

‘We Do Not Have Long to Act’: Tech Heads Warn UN About Autonomous Arms

Posted by in categories: drones, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, space travel

SpaceX head Elon Musk and other industry leaders write that autonomy will lead to wider and faster war.

The prospect of tanks, machine guns, and drones that think for themselves becoming widespread is giving tech luminaries the heebie-jeebies.

In an open letter today (Aug. 21), a group of specialists from 26 nations called for the United Nations to ban the development and use of autonomous weapons. The signatories include Tesla CEO Elon Musk and DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, as well as other leaders in robotics and artificial-intelligence companies. (Google acquired DeepMind in 2014.)

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