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Biotech Dominates July Penny Stock Picks

Posted on July 17th, 2017.

July brings new opportunities to trade penny stocks, according to the Investopedia top 10 penny stocks to watch. Biotechnology stocks in particular are poised for a breakout. Biotechnology funds broke out of the long-term basing pattern in June, forcing rotational buying pressure, which bodes well for the low-priced sub-sector, with many...

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Business

Last Week’s Top Cannabis Stock Winners And May’s Stocks To Watch

Posted on May 29th, 2017.

Medicinal and recreational cannabis continues to spur investment in marijuana-based pharmaceuticals. Several publicly traded cannabis stocks gained more than 5% this past week, some of which have market capitalizations exceeding $50 million, according to Investopedia. The Solactive North American Medical Marijuana Index, which tracks the...

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Science

Directed Evolution Teaches Nature the Unnatural, Brings Silicon to Life

Posted on November 25th, 2016.

Caltech researchers have achieved a spectacular demonstration that living organisms can be persuaded to make silicon-carbon bonds. The study is the first to show that nature can adapt to incorporate silicon into carbon-based molecules, the building blocks of life. This breakthrough could have en important impact on how medicines and...

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NASA Scientists Sketch Tentative Theory of EmDrive Propulsion

Posted on November 22nd, 2016.

Last week the final version of the NASA Eagleworks EmDrive paper, titled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,” published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s prestigious Journal of Propulsion and Power, described promising experimental results and hinted at...

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Final NASA Eagleworks Paper Confirms Promising EmDrive Results, Proposes Theoretical Model

Posted on November 18th, 2016.

Earlier this month Hacked reported that a draft version of the much expected EmDrive paper by the NASA Eagleworks team, had been leaked. Now, the final version of the paper has been published.

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Politics

What to Expect for Space and Sci/Tech Under President Trump?

Posted on November 10th, 2016.

US President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t strike as one who knows – or cares – a lot about space, science, and technology. Since the announcement of Trump’s victory, there have been a lot of headlines about a possible catastrophic impact of the upcoming Trump presidency on space and sci/tech in the US. However, a...

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Science

Leaked NASA Eagleworks Paper Confirms Promising EmDrive Results

Posted on November 7th, 2016.

In August Hacked covered the rumor, then confirmed by NASA, that a paper by the NASA Eagleworks team, titled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,” to be published in December’s issue of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s Journal of Propulsion and Power, a...

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Electronics

Chinese Physicists Achieve Record-Breaking Quantum Cryptography Breakthrough

Posted on November 4th, 2016.

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China and other Chinese labs, with the collaboration of a lab in the US, have implemented a secure quantum protocol known as Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution (MDIQKD), suitable for practical networks and devices, over a distance of 404 km. The breakthrough,...

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Activism

WikiLeaks: Podesta Received E-mails On Extraterrestrial Disclosure

Posted on October 26th, 2016.

While most fallout from the Podesta emails has been political, there are extraterrestrial implications for some of the e-mails released by whistleblower source WikiLeaks.  An email on behalf of Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta turned up in the recent data dumps. The email was sent by Rebecca...

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Science

Astronomers Intrigued by ‘Probable’ Alien Signals in Stellar Spectra

Posted on October 19th, 2016.

A paper accepted for publication in PASP claims the detection of “signals probably from Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.” A preprint titled “Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars” is available on arXiv. The SETI community is skeptical but actively looking.

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Science

Shawyer Claims Much Higher Thrust for Second-Generation EmDrive, Files New Patent Application

Posted on October 17th, 2016.

The “anomalous” or “impossible” space propulsion system EmDrive has been often in the news in the last few months. First, the rumor – then confirmed – that the latest experimental results of the NASA Eagleworks team will be published in December in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics...

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Science

Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatory Could Detect Permanent Memory of Spacetime

Posted on October 14th, 2016.

Gravitational wave astronomy will soon be in full swing, and permit studying subtle gravitational wave physics and intriguing “spacetime memory” effects.

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Politics

White House Releases AI Report and Strategic Plan; President Obama Speaks Up on AI and Space

Posted on October 13th, 2016.

The White House released a report titled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence” (AI) as well as a “National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan.” Meanwhile, President Obama is speaking up on AI, futuristic technologies, and space.

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Hacking Matter

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Vindicates Radical Visions of Molecular Nanotechnology

Posted on October 10th, 2016.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.” The award vindicates the dreams of nanotechnology enthusiasts, and points the way to the molecular nanotechnology proposed by Drexler in the eighties.

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Science

Could The Digital Age Be Forgotten? A Web Pioneer Thinks It’s Possible

Posted on October 3rd, 2016.

We live in one of the most highly documented eras in history. People take pictures of their food and share it on social media. People the world over are photographed more often than at any time since the technology was invented. Most people carry a device that contains at least two cameras and are able to communicate by video wherever...

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Electronics

Chinese Quantum Physicists Develop Ultra-Powerful, Anti-Stealth Military Radar

Posted on October 3rd, 2016.

A top Chinese military technology company announced the development and preliminary testing of a new form of radar able to detect stealth planes 100km away, South China Morning Post recently reported.

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Science

Move Over EmDrive, Here Comes Woodward’s Mach Effect Drive

Posted on September 30th, 2016.

An exotic “impossible” space propulsion technology known as “Cannae Drive,” less known than the EmDrive but equally controversial, made news headlines a few weeks ago with the announcement that it is about to be tested in space.  There are speculations that the Cannae Drive could exploit physics known as...

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Biotech

Silicon Valley’s War on Disease: Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Google to End Cancer and Aging

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Silicon Valley is going to war against disease, cancer, aging, and perhaps even death, with advanced computing, AI and machine learning, genomics, DNA engineering, biotech and nanotech. Tech giants and mega-rich philanthropists are spending billions to permit hacking biology all the way down to DNA, and perhaps we could see breakthroughs...

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Science

Scientists at Estes Park Explore EmDrive and Other Propulsion Physics Breakthrough Research

Posted on September 20th, 2016.

Waiting for the publication of the NASA Eagleworks EmDrive paper in December, some preliminary results could be revealed at a select, invitation-only three-day workshop in Colorado, which starts today. Besides EmDrive science, the workshop will cover many other propulsion physics breakthrough research projects.

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Communication

Toward Unbreakable Quantum Encryption for Everyone

Posted on September 12th, 2016.

Hacked recently covered the efforts of the Chinese government to build unbreakable quantum communication networks. According to analysts, quantum communications networks are so expensive that they could have a “recentralizing effect,” enabling states to recover the ground that they have lost to decentralizing digital...