This could be huge…. if…
The first small modular reactor (SMR) application has passed an intensive Phase 1 review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The okay for NuScale Power means that plans can progress on a 12-module plant scheduled to go online in Idaho in the middle of the next decade.
— Read on newatlas.com/us-green-light-small-modular-reactor/54448/
Here comes the money…
Tyson Foods (TSN.N), the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-tyson-foods-israel/tyson-foods-backs-israeli-startup-to-grow-meat-in-the-lab-idUSKBN1I31DP
It is my current belief that AI is the next great capital cycle, similar to steam, electrical power, railroads, etc. It will play out over decades. But this is the play. Additionally, it may be the last great human invention.
Google cofounder calls advances in artificial intelligence “the most significant development in computing in my lifetime,” but warns of ethical concerns.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/google-cofounder-sergey-brin-warns-of-ais-dark-side/
Conspiracy theorists will hate this idea… but as a Hobbesian I think it is brilliant
Central banks facilitate transactions but will they take on cryptocurrency?
— Read on research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/2018/02/13/the-case-for-central-bank-electronic-money-and-the-non-case-for-central-bank-cryptocurrencies
Smart machines are giving storytellers and risk managers alike a helping hand.
— Read on www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-analytics/our-insights/ais-growing-impact
First we build tools, then the world changes… single cell sequence tech enables this…
Scientists reveal the genetic roadmap to building an entire organism from a single cell
— Read on phys.org/news/2018-04-scientists-reveal-genetic-roadmap-entire.html
Nothing happening here. Nothing weird or disturbing. Nothing with terrifying consequences. Just research, folks… Science.
If it were tried on a person, it might mean awakening in the ultimate sensory deprivation chamber.
— Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/611007/researchers-are-keeping-pig-brains-alive-outside-the-body/
Researchers at UC Berkeley have now mapped out the structure of telomerase – an enzyme known to play a key role in aging and cancer – in more detail than ever before, and the breakthrough could inform a new generation of highly-targeted drugs.
— Read on newatlas.com/telomerase-enzyme-mapped-anti-aging/54371/
If this tech could mature it would enable a new wave of garage entrepreneurship
Researchers have developed an inkjet printing technique that can be used to print optical components such as waveguides, an approach that could advance a variety of devices such as optical sensors used for health monitoring and lab-on-a-chip devices.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425120206.htm
This is beautiful health work. Additionally, this is how it is that we eventually merge with our tools…
Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds
— Read on medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-noninvasive-spinal-method-enables-paralyzed.html