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Aug 7, 2022

SpaceX is training astronauts for the world’s first commercial spacewalk

Posted by in category: space travel

Aug 7, 2022

How likely am I to be killed by space junk? Scientists calculate the risk

Posted by in category: space

Aug 7, 2022

Low Earth orbit: Seven significant spacecraft that lie in low Earth orbit

Posted by in category: space travel

Aug 7, 2022

Fiddler crab’s eyes inspire researchers to develop amphibious artificial vision

Posted by in category: futurism

Aug 7, 2022

A new discovery could lead to the development of drugs that halt Alzheimer’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Aug 7, 2022

How Taiwan’s tiny chips are quietly shaping US geopolitics

Posted by in categories: computing, military

Taiwan’s dominance of the semiconductor manufacturing market has made it a vital geopolitical interest for the US.

Taiwan dominates the world’s supply of computer chips — no wonder the US is worried.

One aspect of Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan that has been largely overlooked is her meeting with Mark Lui, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). Pelosi’s trip coincided with US efforts to convince TSMC — the world’s largest chip manufacturer, on which the US is heavily dependent — to establish a manufacturing base in the US and to stop making advanced chips for Chinese companies.

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Aug 7, 2022

Bad news for Tesla fans: Cybertruck will be even more expensive than $40,000

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Aug 7, 2022

Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a public debate about bot data

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Aug 7, 2022

“It’s the environment, stupid,” States The Economist in its July 23, 2022 ESG Report

Posted by in category: futurism

The Economist published a recent report calling ESG a broken idea. Why?


ESG scoring is half as accurate as credit scoring. That’s because S and G criteria are harder to quantify and measure, whereas E is not.

Aug 7, 2022

Bioelectronics will be commonly used by 2025

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Bioelectronics are a relatively new scientific field that could one day result in a new class of medicines that would not be pills or injections but miniaturised, implantable devices.

GSK believes that these devices could be programmed to read and correct the electrical signals that pass along the nerves of the body, including irregular or altered impulses that can occur in association with a broad range of diseases. The hope is that through these devices, disorders as diverse as inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, asthma, hypertension and diabetes could be treated.

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