Miguel Nicolelis - The Future of Human Augmentation:
Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it (2015)
New synthetic biology research center opens:
East China Normal University launched a biomedical research center for mammalian and medical synthetic biology in April.
China prohibits forced technology transfer: Xi:
China will create a business environment in which the value of knowledge is respected, Xi said.
Chinese scientists develop new material for super batteries:
Researchers from Tianjin University have developed ultra-high-energy fluorinated carbon materials, the key technology to realizing ultra-energy storage.
China may have developed a game changer for electric cars: https://www.inkstonenews.com/science/chinas-lithium-breakthrough-could-be-game-changer-electric-cars/article/3010277
The biggest stock – nearly 1 million cars – was registered in China, one of the world’s most lithium-rich countries. According to a 2017 Chinese government estimate, the salt lakes on the Tibetan Plateau – where the new technology is being used – hold more than 60% of the world’s lithium reserves. A US Geological Survey estimate last year was significantly lower, placing just 7% of the world’s reserves in China.
U.S. Rare Earths Revival Planned Amid Trade Conflict:https://www.wsj.com/articles/joint-venture-plans-to-revive-rare-earths-processing-in-u-s-11558341663
The important commodities are caught up in the U.S.-China trade conflict
US urged to avoid more damage to China ties:
Beijing urged Washington on Saturday "not to go too far" in harming China's interests, and called for it to change course to avoid further damaging bilateral ties.
David Rejeski: The Synthetic Biology Startup Ecosystem in the US: https://www.slideshare.net/Ennakointi/david-rejeski-the-synthetic-biology-startup-ecosystem-in-the-us
OpenPlant - Synthetic Biology Research Centre: https://www.openplant.org/
Sharing tools for a sustainable future: Synthetic Biology offers the prospect of reprogrammed biological systems for improved and sustainable bioproduction. While early efforts in the field have been directed at microbes, the engineering of plant systems provides even greater potential benefits. In contrast to microbes, plants are already globally cultivated at extremely low cost, harvested on the giga-tonne scale, and routinely used to produce the widest range of biostuffs, from fibres, wood, oils, sugar, fine chemicals, drugs to food. Plants are genetically facile, and GM plants are currently grown on the >100 million hectare scale. Plant systems are ripe for synthetic biology, and any improvement in the ability to reprogram metabolic pathways or plant architecture will have far-reaching consequences.
OpenPlant Funds: https://www.openplant.org/fund