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May 17, 2019

Going 1 Million Miles per Hour With Advanced Propulsion

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

Advanced propulsion breakthroughs are near. Spacecraft have been stuck at slow chemical rocket speeds for years and weak ion drive for decades. However, speeds over one million miles per hour before 2050 are possible. There are surprising new innovations with technically feasible projects.

NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) is funding two high potential concepts. New ion drives could have ten times better in terms of ISP and power levels ten thousand times higher. Antimatter propulsion and multi-megawatt ion drives are being developed.

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May 15, 2019

Energy-free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses

Posted by in categories: computing, innovation

Superfast data processing using light pulses instead of electricity has been created by scientists.

The invention uses magnets to record computer data which consume virtually , solving the dilemma of how to create faster data processing speeds without the accompanying high costs.

Today’s data centre servers consume between 2 to 5% of global electricity consumption, producing heat which in turn requires more power to cool the servers.

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May 15, 2019

Alternative Cancer Treatments Brought to Legitimacy at Scientific Forum in San Diego

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

The world recently acknowledged the power of alternative cancer treatments by awarding the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Dr. James P. Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo for their work in immunotherapy. More specifically on checkpoint inhibitor therapies.

Until recently many in the scientific community had dismissed immunotherapy as a viable cancer treatment. Nevertheless, Allison and Honjo persevered and their breakthrough has allowed for the classification of new drugs and treatments that may help patients have run out of options.

Ironically, while many in the mainstream are barely learning of immunotherapy, a hospital in Mexico, CHIPSA Hospital, has been working with these treatments for over 38 year and often under fire from public ridicule that their treatments are strange and ineffective.

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May 14, 2019

For The First Time, Scientists Turn Human Stem Cells Into Insulin-Producing Cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

May have posted this, but this is very cool. “We can now generate insulin-producing cells that look and act a lot like the pancreatic beta cells you and I have in our bodies,” explains one of the team, microphysiologist Matthias Hebrok from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).


Although treatment of type 1 diabetes has come a long way since it was first described in Ancient Egypt, insulin injections and finger pricks are a daily part of life for many diabetics.

But researchers have just made a breakthrough that might one day make these technologies obsolete, by transforming human stem cells into functional insulin-producing cells (also known as beta cells) – at least in mice.

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May 14, 2019

Automated Logic Wins AHR Expo Innovation Award

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

ALC’s new OptiFlex virtual integrator has been named the winner of the AHR Expo Innovation award in the building automation category.

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May 7, 2019

MIT Sloan Executive Education

Posted by in categories: education, innovation

Learn a new approach to accelerating corporate innovation and entrepreneurship in this two-day program at MIT.

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May 7, 2019

Google I/O 2019

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Returns to the Shoreline Amphitheatre May 7–9. Join us for a hands-on experience with Google’s latest product and platform innovations.

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May 6, 2019

This Hypersonic ‘Space Plane’ Can Fly at 25 TIMES the Speed of Sound

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

A “spaceplane” that will be able to travel at 25 times the speed just reached a major breakthrough.

Reaction Engines is working with the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency to develop a hypersonic aircraft that could zip from New York to London in just one hour.

The British aerospace manufacturer has tested the an essential piece of equipment called a precooler, which prevents the plane’s engine from overheating.

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May 2, 2019

Breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing demonstrate high computing efficiency, performance

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

LIVERMORE, Calif. As the demands on computers are rapidly changing to more data-centric tasks — such as image processing, voice recognition or autonomous driving functions — there quickly arises a need for greater computing efficiencies.

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May 2, 2019

Breakthrough Flu Vaccine Could Soon Eradicate The Virus Forever: One-shot Immunity For Life!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Researchers in Australia are on the verge of discovering a universal flu vaccine — one which would be effective against all strains of the virus. When they do, we won’t have to take a new flu shot every year anymore. We’ll just get this one shot, and never more. It’s a finding that is being heralded as an “extraordinary breakthrough.” It could even end the flu and influenza epidemic once and for all.

The Epidemic

Girl with the flu

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