US Innovation and Competition Act or USICA

The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to approve $250 billion to beef up American technological research, development and manufacturing so the U.S. can better compete with China now and in the future.

Some House Republicans have balked at the bill, saying it isn’t tough enough on China, but the passage in the Senate on Tuesday night at least indicates an appetite is rising across both aisles to leverage the U.S. technological prowess.

This bill include:

  • provides $52 billion for domestic semiconductor manufacturing
  • USICA approval also provides $10 billion to reshape cities and regions across the US into “technology hubs,” focusing on research and development into cutting-edge industries and creating new, well-paying tech jobs outside of the coasts.It would dole out billions to regions all across the country to build out new tech hubs and encourage tech companies to find homes outside of Silicon Valley and the coasts

Whoever wins the race to the technologies of the future will be the global economic leader.We spend half as much as the Chinese community party for research … The world is more competitive now than at any time since the end of the second World War. If we do nothing our days as a dominant superpower may be ending. We don’t mean to let those days end on our watch,” Schumer said. “Passing this bill is the moment when the Senate lays the foundation for another century of American leadership (Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer).

Notably, the bill also calls for U.S. diplomats to boycott the Winter Olympics next year in China due to the nation’s human rights violations.

 

Why It Matters?

The Communist party of China  heavily subsidized companies are targeted global security, this approach can be a good beginning to  deter  CCP threats. If the world loses leadership of USA, the CCP would threaten the existence of human rights. The free world needs to pass more bills to chain the dragon.

Furthermore, It signals the rise of new technology hubs, many experts  believe  that the bay area is overpopulated for new founders. Where it will be the next technological hub of USA?

 

source:https://www.courthousenews.com/senate-passes-250-billion-us-china-competition-bill/

 

 

 

What we can learn about Flexible Electronics from an old Apple Patent

Apple filled this patent in 2011, so this is not  a new patent, but it demonstrate  the interesting aspects  of non-rigid HCI design.

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Printable, flexible battery offers 10 times the density of lithium-ion

Scientists at the University of California (UC) San Diego demonstrated the battery’s potential by using it to power a flexible display system, where it outperformed lithium coin cell batteries and was able to be recharged 80 times without any major evidence of capacity loss. The researchers imagine it finding use in soft robotics, wearables and other wireless devices, with the flexible nature opening up some interesting possibilities.

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Production of Flexible solar cells

So far two devices have integrated the Powerfoyle tech: A bike helmet with an integrated safety taillight (by POC), and a pair of wireless headphones (by Urbanista). Although neither has yet been commercially launched — but both are slated to go on sale next month.

 

Importance: It amplifies the  future where non-rigid interfaces are popular. For more information about non-rigid Human Computer Interaction, check Deformable UI directory

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Bioluminescent Design

When you look at the futuristic movies of cold war era, you always see the massive usage of neon lighting. But how can you combine neon designs with green economy goals? The answer is in hand of biotechnology scientists( or we can call them Biohackers).

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New York Police Robo Dog

This dog is going to save lives, protect people, and protect officers and that’s our goal,” NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit Inspector Frank Digiacomo

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Multinode Quantum Network, an important step toward quantum internet

November 12, 2020

Multiple projects across the world are working to create a “quantum internet,” a network where quantum computers can share and exchange information. One such project, a collaboration between Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University in New York, recently hit a major milestone: demonstrating that quantum bits, or qubits, from two distant quantum computers can be entangled in a third location. This is a critical step in creating a quantum internet, and significantly, the researchers did it over standard internet cables.

Main Article: https://www.insidescience.org/news/us-takes-important-step-toward-quantum-internet

4 MAY 2021

Researchers at the QuTech research center in the Netherlands created the system, which is made up of three quantum nodes entangled by the spooky laws of quantum mechanics that govern subatomic particles.

Unlike classical networks, you cannot amplify quantum signals. If you try to copy the qubit, you destroy the original copy,” Pompili said, referring to physics’ “no-cloning theorem,” which states that it is impossible to create an identical copy of an unknown quantum state.

“This really limits the distances we can send quantum signals to the tens of hundreds of kilometers. If you want to set up quantum communication with someone on the other side of the world, you’ll need relay nodes in between.”

To solve the problem, the team created a network with three nodes, in which photons essentially “pass” the entanglement from a qubit at one of the outer nodes to one at the middle node. The middle node has two qubits – one to acquire an entangled state and one to store it.

Once the entanglement between one outer node and the middle node is stored, the middle node entangles the other outer node with its spare qubit. With all of this done, the middle node entangles its two qubits, causing the qubits of the outer nodes to become entangled.

Main Article: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-leaped-closer-to-quantum-internet-with-a-three-node-network?utm_campaign=AppleNews&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=AppleNews 

 

Signal: Quantum Internet is close

It will dramatically change cybersecurity paradigms, and it requires new planning and standards. Many Pre-Quantum Internet techniques would not apply to Post-Quantum Internet World.

 

 

 

 

US BioForce

United States Bio Force  is ninth branch of Uniformed Services and the and the world’s first and currently only independent bio defense  force. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was merged in Bioforce.

Mission:

  • Monitoring Global Biologic threats including   viruses
  • Maintenance of  biologic safety of US citizens.
  • Eradication of deadly  and infectious diseases
  • Increase the life expectancy of  US citizens
  • Respond the diseases with state of emergency

US Bioforce  is not a usual  public healthcare,  they do not provide usual treatments or hospitals. They fight with cancers and new infectious disease. Also, they are ready to respond to any bio threats.

Article 2 of BioForce act states in order to protect civil liberties,  declaring war against a disease requires the  request of  President of the United States and 2/3  majority of  Senate Vote. Furthermore, Congress should approve the extension of war annually. Any restrictions of individual liberty, require the votes of 2/3 of Senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution: The article is fictional  and is made to describe  a future scenario. 

 

 

 

a Future where mRNA therapeutic cured most cancer patients

Scenario: a Future where mRNA therapeutic cured most cancer patients

I wouldn’t say I like Coronavirus. I hate it. It killed many people, damaged the economy, and impacted our lifestyle, but there is one silver lining. Cancer Treatment.
How? Moderna worked for a decade on mRNA, but the massive preparation of vaccine development allows them to accelerate their efforts and fund their studies. Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna may increase the life expectancy of humans in the near future. If governments prepare the resources to fight cancer, similar to Operation Warp Speed, we will have a new world. mRNA treatments may be the new gift of Prometheus. Cancer treatments will become a new source of soft pow

Questions:

How increase in life expectancy will impact the economy?
How increase in life expectancy will impact the family and relationship?

Signals:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00091-7/fulltext

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-proposes-arpa-h-health-165819717.html

https://molecular-cancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12943-021-01335-5

 

Invisible Solar Panels

Signal Title: SCIENTISTS HAVE CREATED INVISIBLE SOLAR PANELS WHICH LOOK LIKE WINDOWS

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