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ACCORDS TO LIVE & WORK ON MOON: NASA
Global Debate Over Moon Laws for Living & Working There
NASA's Artemis Accords
NASA just released a set of basic principles designed to govern
how humans will live and work on the Moon. They are called the
Artemis Accords and include the main tenets of what is designed to become an international agreement for the exploration of the Moon.
It has already sparked international debate. Russia is angry that it's not part of the early negotiations. In fact, the Russian space agency Roscosmos has accused the Trump Administration of "planet snatching" in its efforts to drive formation of the Accords. China too has complained that it isn't part of the early negotiations.
Lunar Safety Zones and Mining Rights
The Accords are designed to establish safety zones around lunar bases to prevent what NASA calls "harmful interference". They would permit companies and nations to own the lunar resources that they mine. The Accords are part of NASA's strategy to win support from allies for its plans to build long term bases on the Moon as part of NASA's Artemis lunar mission.
International Space Law
At this point, the Trump Administration is bypassing the United Nations and attempting to craft bi-lateral and multilateral agreements on the Moon accords with allies. President Trump wants the Accords to establish under international law the rights of companies to mine the Moon and own those resources. Some Russian space experts have argued those lunar resources are the property of all humanity.
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
DARPA's Biostasis Program Aims "To Slow Life to Save Life"
The program is to buy extra time for soldiers' battlefield injuries as they await medical care. DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working to develop treatments that slow down the body's biochemical reactions, tipping it into a slowed or suspended state until medical help arrives. For those critically injured, time is a matter of life and death.
Biological Suspended State
This program is inspired by nature. Wood frogs and microscopic creatures called "water bears" can survive extreme radiation, dehydration and freezing. They do so by entering a state called cryptobiosis. All metabolic processes appear to have stopped but the organism is still alive.
Long Term Research
This DARPA program is just getting started. They're beginning at the cell and tissue level. Then they'll scale up to the whole organism. It will be considered a success when it sl…