DARPA wants to create synthetic organisms to terraform and create atmosphere for Mars


Alicia Jackson, deputy director of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO) said in a biotech conference:

For the first time, we have the technological toolkit to transform not just hostile places here on Earth, but to go into space not just to visit, but to stay.

Harvard scientists discover protein GDF-11 that reverses heart disease in old mice

old mice heart science

Harvard University scientists that were working with various aged mice and researching heart disease discovered a protein that could reverse aging in human organs.

Dr. Richard Lee, director of regenerative medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Amy Wagers, of the Department of Regenerative Biology at Harvard

DARPA planning to implement laser weapons to jets


DARPA is planning on implementing laser weapons that are liquid cooled on jets. These highly precise weapons called High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) could be the future of air supremacy, targeted strikes, and defense against missiles and rockets.

Google protests against UN's ITU conference to protect an open and free internet


Google proclaims on a new page that A free and open world depends on a free and open web.

A new government treaty set to be agreed upon in December at the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference, threatens, according to Google, the very foundation of free flow of information in the internet.

Italian Scientists convicted of 6 years for failing to predict earthquakes

Italy Earthquake 2009

In the court case in the field of risk assessment, the courts convicted six scientists and one government official for their alleged role in the deaths of 309 people in the quake of April 2009 in the town of L’Aquila in Italy.

Michelle Obama’s Speech brings in widespread internet attention from Twitter, Reddit, Facebook

Michelle Obama DNC speech

As politics gets heated up in anticipation for the Election on November 6th, we witnessed a great surge from Michelle Obama's emotionally charged yet positive speech about what it means to be a hard working American. The First Lady was able to get Twitter talking about her speech at 28,000 tweets per minute.

The twitter blog talks about the impressive numbers:

twitter wrote:

The Higgs Boson particle finally discovered at CERN! (Not "God particle")

Higgs Boson particle

The Higgs Boson was discovered at CERN on July 4th 2012. It is part of the Standard Model of particle physics to explain why atoms have mass and how they exist in our universe.

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