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Agreement to Explore Dream Chaser Use of Houston Space Port

April 11, 2014

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Sierra Nevada and Houston Airport System Will Study Physical, Operational and Regulatory Requirements HOUSTON, Texas — In a joint news conference held today at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the Houston…

Allen Taylor‘s insight:

Sierra Nevada is talking to the Houston Airport System about the possibility of landing Dream Chaser spacecraft at the Houston airport. Fly out of Houston and you just might see a spaceship land.

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Scientists Manipulate Genes to Make Old Organs Young Again (in Mice)

April 10, 2014

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Researchers at the University of Edinburgh showed this week that they could teach an old mouse’s thymus to bounce back to a healthy, youthful state, simply by manipulating a single protein that controls gene expression.

Allen Taylor‘s insight:

Gene therapy regenerates thymus gland of aged mouse. Let’s try this on some aged monkeys.

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Wearables set for explosive growth, study shows – CNET

April 10, 2014

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Although wearable device shipment volumes will reach just 19 million units in 2014, that figure will grow to 111.9 million in 2018, according to IDC research.

Allen Taylor‘s insight:

Wearable tech is set to take off.

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The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers – Quartz

April 10, 2014

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The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers
Quartz
The future of “smart” wearable devices could be in your ear, according to the “wireless evangelist” Nick Hunn.

Allen Taylor‘s insight:

When you stick a computer, complete with Cloud connection in your ear, is that wearable tech or is it embedded tech? Are you a cyborg now?

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Squirting moons face off in race to find alien life – New Scientist

April 10, 2014

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New Scientist
Squirting moons face off in race to find alien life
New Scientist
Ice-bound seas just keep getting hotter – at least as candidates for life beyond Earth.

Allen Taylor‘s insight:

Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus are both possible places where primitife aquatic life could be found. We should definitely go look.

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NASA, Partners Provide Updates on Commercial Crew

April 10, 2014

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During last week’s Space Tech Expo in Long Beach, Calif., a panel of NASA and private sector partners gathered to discuss their progress on returning U.S. crew launches to American soil.

Allen Taylor‘s insight:

Commercial Crew contenders deliver status reports.

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Is It Time for the U.S. to Partner With China in Space?

April 10, 2014

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Space experts told Congress on Wednesday that one of America’s biggest rivals could also be its next best ally in the cosmos.

Allen Taylor‘s insight:

International cooperation is the only way to achieve ambitious goals in space and China would be a worthy partner to the USA in such an endeavor. They have proven their competence with actual crewed missions and the lofting of a space laboratory.

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