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18 hours ago, Calm said:

This thread is for sharing articles explaining science developments you think may be gamechangers or just blow your mind.  Positive changes please, want upbeat news.

https://scitechdaily.com/engineers-place-thousands-of-nanoscale-molecular-devices-in-precise-orientation/

Of course the first thing that comes to my mind is what will happen when that DNA mutates, gains intelligence and turns on it's creator! (No HAL, NO!)

Actually this is very cool. It was interesting to read how they are working with the issue of orientation. I'm not sure a 2 percent possibility of errors is acceptable for mass computer chip production, but they'll probably get that worked out.

Thanks for sharing. 😊

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Orbital solar collectors are the future of our energy needs.  I can't find the article but the Pentagon has launched a small example of this technology.

https://www.space.com/solar-power-stations-in-space-could-be-the-answer-to-our-energy-needs.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2019/03/12/solar-power-stations-in-space-could-supply-the-world-with-limitless-energy/?sh=5dc5aff74386

https://www.spacesolar.caltech.edu/

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My wife and I lost a baby and this new and upcoming invention might of helped. It's the artificial biobag womb. It's also amazing to think that once this is perfected, there's a chance a baby could go full term in a bag, probably still 50 years away though.https://abcnews.go.com/Health/artificial-biobag-womb-extremely-premature-newborns-testing/story?id=47028382

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On 3/8/2021 at 11:51 AM, rodheadlee said:

As long as they avoid the problem those caused in SimCity. Like once a decade they would miss the microwave target site and fry a whole block of the city.

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On 3/9/2021 at 2:24 AM, AtlanticMike said:

My wife and I lost a baby and this new and upcoming invention might of helped. It's the artificial biobag womb. It's also amazing to think that once this is perfected, there's a chance a baby could go full term in a bag, probably still 50 years away though.https://abcnews.go.com/Health/artificial-biobag-womb-extremely-premature-newborns-testing/story?id=47028382

Lois McMaster Bujold proposed something like this in her novel Shards of Honor which was published in 1986. The devices in this work are called "uterine replicators", and in this future (about 1000 years from the present), most parents choose replicators over in-vivo gestation (being safer for both mother and child). 

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On 3/8/2021 at 5:51 PM, rodheadlee said:

Upon the assumption that we'd eventually have affordable fusion power generation, there's also the idea of harvesting hydrogen gas from Jupiter, to use in power stations for fuel. I don't have any links to this, because I thought of it myself -- as a plot device for a science fiction story I've not been able to come up with a plot for.

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3 minutes ago, Stargazer said:

Lois McMaster Bujold proposed something like this in her novel Shards of Honor which was published in 1986. The devices in this work are called "uterine replicators", and in this future (about 1000 years from the present), most parents choose replicators over in-vivo gestation (being safer for both mother and child). 

Yes, that would be absolutely crazy if you think about. You have a child that you can actually watch grow for nine months because it's in a clear bag. That's crazy to think about but also amazing that it could be just 30 or so years away.

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On 3/10/2021 at 1:57 AM, The Nehor said:

As long as they avoid the problem those caused in SimCity. Like once a decade they would miss the microwave target site and fry a whole block of the city.

Ah, SimCity! I used to enjoy playing that game...

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On 3/9/2021 at 5:57 PM, The Nehor said:

As long as they avoid the problem those caused in SimCity. Like once a decade they would miss the microwave target site and fry a whole block of the city.

it's the wrong frequency. It could be done but the chances are they would get caught before completing the modifications necessary. I believe they address that in the Forbes article.

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