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SPACE & $TRILLIONS IN MINERAL DEPOSITS
Trump Administration Writing the Rules
The Trump Administration is drafting a legal blueprint
for mining of valuable minerals on the Moon and safety
zones to protect lunar bases. This is part of a new US sponsored
international agreement called the Artemis Accords. The
Accords would bypass the United Nations. It's an attempt to
rally allies behind NASA's plan to put humans and space
stations on the Moon in 2024 in the Artemis Mission.
The Russians for one are not pleased with the Trump
Administration's initiative. The Artemis Accords have
been called "planet snatching" by the Russian Space
Agency Roscosmos. Yesterday, the Kremlin toned down
the rhetoric but said the proposed legal blueprint would need
to be thoroughly analyzed to see if it complies with international
Moon's Strategic Value
The Moon has tremendous strategic value. Not just
for the mineral deposits that it contains. But also the
Moon is viewed as a key launchsite for future missions
to Mars and beyond.
There is a fierce battle among China, Russia and the US
to claim stakes in what is found in space and to stake-out
economic development and safety zones. The value of the
minerals in space are estimated by some to be in the
trillions of dollars. And the race for that rich bounty is
Among other items, the Artemis Accords would establish
safety zones that would surround future Moon bases. The zones
would protect the bases from interference or damage from
other nations or companies operating in the vacinity. It would
also provide protection by international law for companies
and nations to own the minerals they mine. Within the next
several weeks, the US will present the legal blueprint to
space allies in Europe, Japan, Canada and the UAE.
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…