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Years Of Zero Interest Rates And Implications For Stock Prices

Posted in Business on 6th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

There is and has been an inverse relationship between the stock market’s valuation multiples and interest rates. Ten-year treasury rates have fallen to 0.72%.

Another 60 SpaceX Starlink Satellites And 100 Mbps User Download Speed Tests

Posted in Business, Hardware on 6th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

SpaceX reports over 700,000 potential customers have pre-signed for Starlink service.

Why Interest In Virtual Worlds For Online Collaboration Is Spiking

Posted in Business, Online on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

While video-based software like Zoom will likely continue to be the preferred method for most remote business meetings during the shutdown, it is possible to wonder whether virtual worlds may prove uniquely useful now as well.

A Quick Guide To The Turbo-Charged Search For Coronavirus Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

Thanks to previous coronaviruses SARS and MERS, scientists have a general idea of how they work: how they infect cells, how they replicate, what types of tissues they prefer.

Roman Space Telescope AKA WFIRST Field Of View 100 Times Hubble

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

A survey using gravitational lensing should find ~250 FFPs (free floating planets aka rogue planets) with masses down to that of Mars.

Technology Monopolies Keep Growing And Winning

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

The best investment returns came from the FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google). It was not the SP500.

A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method For AI Saves Memory And Energy

Posted in Science, Software on 9th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

There’s still a long way to go before the technique can match the power of today’s leading AI. But if it helps us start to approach the efficiencies we see in biological brains, it might not be long before AI is everywhere.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Safely Returns Astronauts

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 9th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

The Demo-2 mission is the final major milestone for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station.

A Quick Guide To The Turbo-Charged Search For Coronavirus Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

You may have heard the rule of thumb that a new drug against a new target takes at least 10 years to develop. Thanks to previous coronaviruses SARS and MERS, scientists have a general idea of how they work.

NASA's Plan To Build A Base Camp On The Moon Sounds Like Sci-Fi, But It's Real

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

VIPER and other lunar rovers will wander around the moon's surface looking for resources humans will need in order to spend any significant amount of time there, like oxygen and water.

Can Genes Explain Why Coronavirus Seriously Sickens Some And Spares Others?

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

How might DNA play a role in how sick Covid-19 makes people?

SARS-CoV-2 July Update - Part 2

Posted in Medicine, Science on 4th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

A further update of an aggregated collection of summarized Covid19 news and research updates for July.