Views On Genomic Engineering In The US

A 2016 study, US Public Wary Of Biomedical Technologies To 'Enhance' Human Abilities by Cary Funk, Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Sciupac of the Pew Research Center, reveals that the US public are more concerned than positively excited at the prospect of biomedical technologies which are meant to enhance the human-soma capability (such as synthetic blood,… Continue reading Views On Genomic Engineering In The US

Compendium of Data Dominionism | INDEX_A.1: Alphabet Inc (Google)

Knowledge is power, but it does not exist in a vacuum. In any society, but especially an interconnected, technological society, those who can control the majority of the information flows are possessed of, not just great power, but arguably, the greatest power. This is not to say that control of data flows, nor power more generally,… Continue reading Compendium of Data Dominionism | INDEX_A.1: Alphabet Inc (Google)

He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

He Jiankui, associate professor at Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science (南方科技大学) and Technology of China, made headlines for announcing that he had successfully genetically modified two human twins for HIV resistance. His claim has yet to be verified --- as his work was not published in a peer-reviewed journal --- but caused a firestorm of… Continue reading He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

Following Japan, China Develops Plan For Deepsea Habitation

Following Japan's Project Ocean Spiral, China has recently released plans for a 1.1 billion yuan (160 million USD) underwater city in the Hadal Zone (6000-11,000 meters deep) of the South China Sea. The prospective habitation will be designed somewhat like a space station, with docking platforms and cutting-edge analytical equipment. In contradistinction to Ocean Spiral,… Continue reading Following Japan, China Develops Plan For Deepsea Habitation

Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

A Chinese researcher named He Jiankui of Shenzhen has recently released a video via Youtube wherein he declares that twin girls Lulu and Nana (pseudonyms to protect their identity) whose father was HIV positive and whose genes the Chinese scientist edited for increased resistance, "came crying into the world a few weeks ago," and that… Continue reading Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

The Future of Fusion: China’s EAST Tokamak Reactor & Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator

Whilst present future-energy discussions are consumed by a locked-in back and forth between proponents of "renewables" and "fossil fuels," nuclear energy has faded into the background. This is unfortunate as one of the most promising energy developments, nuclear fusion, is being consistently overlooked or dismissed as too far-flung and fanciful. Nuclear fission is the process… Continue reading The Future of Fusion: China’s EAST Tokamak Reactor & Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator