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Global CO2 Emissions Did Not Increase In 2019

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

Global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world GDP grew by 2.9%. Increased wind, solar power, natural gas power and higher nuclear power output in developed countries offset increased emissions in emerging countries.

SpaceX Launching Small Satellites Starting For Just $1 Million

Posted in Business, Science on 13th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

SpaceX has new rideshare satellite pricing starting at $1 million. This is a breakthrough in satellite launch pricing. A few years ago the cost was $20 million or more and even two years ago you might get rideshare for $5-10 million.

New Method For Better Early Detection Of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

They hope within 18 months to two years to conduct first clinical trials in patents.

Next Two Weeks Will Show If We Have Global Pandemic Coronavirus

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

“The next two weeks are really critical to understand what’s been happening,” said Benjamin Cowling, head of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Hong Kong. We will see if coronavirus has outbreaks in other countries.

500 People Will Get Ten Day Clinical Trial For Antiviral Drug Versus Coronavirus

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

Doctors in Washington State gave remdesivir (Gilead antiviral drug) to the first coronavirus patient in the United States last week after his condition worsened and pneumonia developed when he’d been in the hospital for a week. His symptoms improved the next day.

SpaceX Will IPO Starlink

Posted in Business, Online on 8th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

SpaceX COO Gwynn Shotwell says that SpaceX will likely spinoff the Starlink satellite network with an IPO. SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink satellites with every Falcon 9 launch. They are four successful launches from minimum global coverage.

Dead Bodies Are Revealing The Secrets Of How Cancer Kills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. And while research has advanced in leaps and bounds in terms of finding drugs and improving our understanding of the disease, doctors still don’t know the answer to one of the biggest questions: why do patients die?

U.S. Homeland Security Has Used Facial Recognition On Over 43.7 Million People

Posted in Software on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

At undisclosed land borders, it helped to identify 252 people attempting to use a combined 75 U.S. travel documents (like passports and visas) belonging to someone else, about 7% (18) of which were under the age of 18 and 20% (46) of which had criminal records.

Why Are Cancer Rates Increasing?

Posted in Medicine, Science on 6th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

There are now more people than ever living to an age where they have a higher risk of developing cancer.

Never Too Late To Quit: Protective Cells Could Cut Risk Of Lung Cancer For Ex-smokers

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have determined.

GE Hitachi Starts Licensing Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

Posted in Business, Science on 3rd Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

They say it will be price competitive with natural gas. Small Reactor projects will be $1-2 billion instead of $10+ billion for large reactors.

US And China Injecting Hundreds Of Billions Into Financial Markets

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The world economic system is growing but is still fragile. The US and China are the main drivers of growth in the world economy. The US and China are about 40% of overall world economic growth.