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We Should Vaccinate Social Butterflies Before the Vulnerable

When a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 finally becomes available to the public, it’s almost guaranteed that supplies will initially be limited. Therefore, officials will need to make tough calls about who to inoculate against the coronavirus first, with at-risk groups and frontline workers often being named as frontrunners. But, Wired reports, some experts argue that a different group …

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Technology Disruption Will Trillions in Value in Oil Related Industries

Ark Invest has a report on Bad Ideas for investing during the 2020s. Ark Invest manages invest ETFs of about $20 billion. ARK’s Invest believes in Autonomous Technology and Robotics, Next Generation Internet, Genomic Revolution, Fintech Innovation, 3D Printing, Israel Innovative Technology, and the overall Disruptive Innovation. Self-driving trucks will be cheaper per ton-mile than railroads. Railroad companies will get …

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First passengers travel safely on a Hyperloop

    9th November 2020 First passengers travel safely on a Hyperloop In the Nevada desert yesterday, Virgin Hyperloop tested human travel in a Hyperloop pod for the first time.     “For the past few years, the Virgin Hyperloop team has been working on turning its groundbreaking technology into reality,” said Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group. …

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Progress to Lithium Metal Batteries

Researchers at Columbia Engineering found that alkali metal additives, such as potassium ions, can prevent lithium microstructure proliferation during battery use. Using NMR and computer simulations enables an understanding of how these unique electrolyte formulations improve lithium metal battery performance at the molecular level. These are tools to enable optimization of electrolyte design and enable stable lithium metal batteries. The …

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A nanoparticle-based drug delivery system can ferry a potent anti-cancer drug through the bloodstream safely, researchers report. The nanoparticle is derived from chitin, a natural and organic polymer that, among other things, makes up the outer shells of shrimp. Drug delivery is a recurring …

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SpaceX Superheavy Starship Size, Payload and Cost Details

SpaceX Superheavy Starship Size, Payload and Cost Details Brian Wang | November 7, 2020 | Everyday Astronaut describes the size and payload capabilities of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. The SpaceX Superheavy Starship will be taller and have more payload capacity than the Saturn V. The fully reusable rocket could have a per flight cost …

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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 7)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: ‘Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything’Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review“i‘I do believe deep learning is going to be able to do everything, but I do think there’s going to have to be quite a few conceptual breakthroughs. …Particularly breakthroughs to do with how you get big vectors of neural …

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Coronavirus may be no match for the cornea

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. The eye’s cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus, a new study suggests. Whether other eye tissue such as the tear ducts and the conjunctiva, are vulnerable, however, remains unknown, the researchers report. The herpes simplex virus can infect the cornea and spread …

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US COVID Cases Could Explode in a Few Weeks

The USA is likely heading towards European of daily COVID cases and if there is not stronger targeted mitigation this could get quite bad in the December-January timeframe according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb. The antibody drugs will not be able to solve this problem. The vaccines that are near emergency use approval will need two shots per person to provide …