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Nov 10, 2016

The Hyperloop Won’t Just Be Station-to-Station, but Door-to-Door

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

I figured that if Elon Musk’s Hyperloop system ever became reality, it would essentially be a super-fast train system. Meaning we’d enter at a Hyperloop station in L.A. and exit at a Hyperloop station in San Francisco. But the forthcoming Hyperloop One system in Dubai, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, will actually get riders from door to door.

To explain: Hyperloop One, which signed a deal with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, has BIG providing the design muscle. The collaboration has yielded the idea that self-driving Hyperpods could pick passengers up anywhere in the city, like an Uber. These six-person-capacity Hyperpods would then drive to the Hyperportal and load itself onto a Transport Capsule, the actual thing that shoots through the Hyperloop tube. At the other end, the ‘pod exits the Transport Capsule and drives the passengers to their destination.

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Nov 10, 2016

First Artificial Gravity to Appear at ISS Thanks to Russian Scientists

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Russian scientists have developed a small-radius centrifuge for creating artificial gravity at the International Space Station.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A centrifuge to create artificial gravity will be installed aboard an inflatable module developed by Russia at the International Space Station (ISS), the head of Russia’s Institute for Biomedical Problems (RIBP) said Thursday.

“We have created a small-radius centrifuge. This method has been demonstrated to be viable to simulate artificial gravity,” the Russian Academy of Sciences’ RIBP Director Oleg Orlov told reporters.

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Nov 10, 2016

Trump promises to bring back manufacturing jobs, but robots won’t let him

Posted by in categories: employment, policy, robotics/AI

For Americans struggling with stagnant wages, under- or un-employment, one of Donald Trump’s most appealing campaign promises was to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Navigating the complexities of policy, tariffs and geopolitics would make that hard enough already for the president elect. But technology will make this promise nearly impossible to fulfill.

Why? Because manufacturing jobs are increasingly done by robots, not people.

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Nov 9, 2016

Wormhole entanglement solves black hole paradox

Posted by in category: cosmology

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Nov 9, 2016

Australians researchers have built a better qubit

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

It’s ten times more stable and could lead to a quantum computing breakthrough.

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Nov 9, 2016

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics

Genome editing and synthetic biology are giving rise to new forms of life. But do these organisms have conservation value as part of earth’s biodiversity?

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Nov 9, 2016

World’s first light-seeking Synthetic Nano Robot Helps Remove Tumors

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, robotics/AI

Researchers have developed the world’s first light-seeking synthetic nanorobot that can help surgeons remove tumors and enable more precise engineering of targeted medications.

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With size comparable to a blood cell, these tiny robots have the potential to be injected into a patient’s body, the study said.

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Nov 9, 2016

Full-color 3D meta-holography with a single nanostructured layer

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

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Nov 9, 2016

China launches X-ray pulsar navigation satellite

Posted by in category: satellites

The XPNAV-1, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, was sent skyward at 7:42 am atop a Long March 11 solid-fueled rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, the China Satellite Navigation Office said in a press release.

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Nov 9, 2016

Changing Cell Behavior Could be Useful for Stem Cell Research, Biofuel Production

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics, sustainability

For example, ordinary baker’s yeast cells normally produce a lot of alcohol, a biofuel, when fed sugar extracted from the edible kernels of corn plants. NetSurgeon designed genetic surgeries that convinced the cells to make more alcohol when fed a type of sugar found in the inedible leaves and stalks.

The research is published in PNAS Early Edition.

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