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US Will Likely Lose Reserve Currency Status in 15 Years, Hard to Unseat Bitcoin as Store of Value – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News – news.bitcoin.com

From news.bitcoin.com Kevin Helms Excerpt: Legendary fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller says that he is worried that within 15 years the U.S. dollar will lose its world’s reserve currency status. He said that crypto is a solution to the lack of trust in Fed Chairman Jerome Powell “and the rest of the world’s central bankers.” The […]…

“Mindwriting” – Software Is Able to Turn Thoughts About Handwriting Into Words and Sentences – scitechdaily.com

From scitechdaily.com Stanford University Excerpt: Stanford scientists’ software turns ‘mental handwriting’ into on-screen words, sentences. Call it “mindwriting.” The combination of mental effort and state-of-the-art technology have allowed a man with immobilized limbs to communicate by text at speeds rivaling those achieved by his able-bodied peers texting on a smartphone. Stanford University investigators have coupled […]…

World’s First EV Battery 3D Printer – www.3dprintingprogress.com

From www.3dprintingprogress.com Excerpt: Sakuu Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc) has today announced a revolutionary new industrial-grade 3D printer for e-mobility batteries. The breakthrough technology will unlock the mainstream adoption of EV and e-mobility vehicles by solving the previous issues of cost, performance, sustainability, and range. Offering an industrial scale ‘local’ battery production capability, the Sakuu technology […]…

Fast and furious: Army to test laser weapon as it looks to field rapidly developed system next year – Army – www.stripes.com

From www.stripes.com Excerpt: REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — The Pentagon is betting big that laser weapons, once firmly confined to the realm of science fiction, will prove to be critical battlefield technology as the Army’s first prototype laser weapon is set for its initial live-fire test this month. It took the Army, with defense contractor Kord […]…

EV Range Breakthrough As New Aluminum-Ion Battery Charges 60 Times Faster Than Lithium-Ion – www.forbes.com

From www.forbes.com Excerpt: A breakthrough graphene aluminum-ion battery technology could blow lithium-ion away for power, … [+] energy density, recharging speed and environmental friendliness. Photo: Graphene Manufacturing Group Graphene Manufacturing Group Range anxiety, recycling and fast-charging fears could all be consigned to electric-vehicle history with a nanotech-driven Australian battery invention. The graphene aluminum-ion battery cells […]…

Scientists Say We Must Regulate Air Like Food and Water – scitechdaily.com

From scitechdaily.com University of Colorado at Boulder Excerpt: Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and the water we drink. A group of 39 researchers from 14 countries, including two from the […]…

Cornell Scientist Unveils Roadway That Charges Electric Cars While Driving – futurism.com

From futurism.com Victor Tangermann Excerpt: Researchers at Cornell University are developing a special roadway that’s capable of charging vehicles’ batteries as they drive over its surface. It’s a bright vision of a future in which drivers are no longer tied to individual EV charging stations, allowing them to travel while simultaneously charging their cars’ batteries. “Highways […]…

Scientists create a new type of intelligent material – phys.org

From phys.org Excerpt: The team that created the 2D-electrolytes was led by Prof Antonio Castro Neto (right), Director of CA2DM. With him is Ms Mariana Costa (left), the first author of the publication. Credit: National University of Singapore Intelligent materials, the latest revolution in the field of materials science, can adapt their properties depending on […]…

Russia Wants to Clone Ancient Scythian Army – www.realclearscience.com

From www.realclearscience.com Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics Excerpt: When you hold a job like Defense Minister of Russia, you presumably have to be bold and think outside the box to protect your country from enemy advances. And with his latest strategic idea—cloning an entire army of ancient warriors—Sergei Shoigu is certainly taking a big swing. Read […]…

Vitalik Buterin Donates $1B Worth of Shiba Inu Tokens to India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund – Bitcoin News – news.bitcoin.com

From news.bitcoin.com Sergio Goschenko Excerpt: On Wednesday, Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin took control of his stack of Shiba Inu, a dogecoin ERC20 token, and donated more than 1 billion dollars worth of the currency to India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund. The fund is an initiative that seeks to help people suffering from the covid-19 outbreak that […]…

Elon Musk says you can no longer buy a Tesla with bitcoin – BGR – bgr.com

From bgr.com Chris Smith Excerpt: Elon Musk shocked the world a few months ago by first announcing that Tesla had bought bitcoin worth $1.5 billion and then that Tesla buyers could pay for their new cars with bitcoin if that so desired. Less than two months after Musk’s announcement that Tesla will accept bitcoin payments, […]…

Efficiently smuggling drugs into cells – phys.org

From phys.org Excerpt: Fluorescent soft beads passing through the narrowing channels of a biochip. Credit: MPZPM, Salvatore Girardo A new, patented method called Progressive Mechanoporation makes it possible to mechanically disrupt the membranes of cells for a short time period and let drugs or genes inside cells. In this way, researchers can test new therapies […]…