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Nov 24, 2015

China to build world’s biggest animal cloning factory in Tianjin

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business

Tianjin is building the world’s largest animal cloning factory, aiming to produce one million cattle embryos annually, state media reported yesterday.

According to a Xinhua, mainland scientists have signed a deal to establish a 200 million yuan (HK$242 million) commercial animal cloning centre in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, a government-sponsored business development park.

Its main building was already under construction and due to be completed by June next year, the report said. Among the animals it will clone are sniffer and pet dogs, high-grade beef cattle, racehorses and “non-human primates”. These animals will be used for commercial services and improving breeds.

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Nov 24, 2015

“Later that same life” — a 56-year-old man talks to his 18-year-old self

Posted by in category: futurism

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Nov 24, 2015

This startup is trying to take down the diamond industry

Posted by in category: futurism

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This startup is trying to take down the diamond industry with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Nov 24, 2015

The reusable space rocket is nearly here with Blue Origin’s first successful landing

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space

Private spaceflight company Blue Origin, helmed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, says it has landed its main rocket, New Shepard, back on Earth after launch. That would make it the first rocket ever to have gently landed and remained intact after taking off into space. It also means that Blue Origin has beaten SpaceX in the race to make the first reusable rocket; the Elon Musk-led space venture has been trying to soft-land its main rocket, the Falcon 9, for the past year.

To commemorate the landing, Bezos tweeted for the first time since setting up his Twitter account seven years ago.

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Nov 24, 2015

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

Posted by in categories: food, Ray Kurzweil, solar power, sustainability

By 2030 solar energy will have the capacity to meet all of our energy needs. The production of food and clean water will also be revolutionized.

Kurzweil believes solar energy could satisfy 100% our power needs. — CNN

If we could capture one part in ten thousand of the sunlight that falls on the Earth we could meet 100% of our energy needs, using this renewable and environmentally friendly source.

As we apply new molecular scale technologies to solar panels, the cost per watt is coming down rapidly. Already Deutsche Bank, in a recent report, wrote “The cost of unsubsidized solar power is about the same as the cost of electricity from the grid in India and Italy. By 2014 even more countries will achieve solar ‘grid parity.’”

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Nov 24, 2015

Jeff Bezos launched and landed the world’s first reusable rocket

Posted by in category: space travel

Sub-orbital only, but still very nice.


A big milestone.

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Nov 24, 2015

NASA gives MIT a humanoid robot to develop software for future space missions

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI, space travel

A team led by MIT Professor Russ Tedrake has been selected by NASA to develop algorithms for the 6-foot-tall “Valkyrie” robot in support of future space travel to Mars and beyond.

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Nov 24, 2015

Hacking the Brain — Restoring Lost Abilities With the Latest Neurotechnologies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, genetics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil’s wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.

Let’s talk about what’s happening today.

Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of research: neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interfaces and optogenetics.

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Nov 24, 2015

Smart Bricks — A New Way to Build!

Posted by in category: habitats

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Nov 24, 2015

Saving Passengers from a falling Plane!

Posted by in category: transportation

The Russians are studying how to save the passenger aircraft before falling!

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