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Blockchain 3.0 with Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG) for ten of thousands of transactions per second

Bitcoin was Blockchain 1.0 and the decentralized Ethereum is Blockchain 2.0 and Blockchain 3.0 could be Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG). In mathematics and computer science, a directed acyclic graph, is a finite directed graph with no directed cycles. It consists

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UK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while needs 3 years to make 400MWth reactors

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc says it will take 12 years to build its prototype small nuclear reactor in the U.K. Rolls-Royce needs as many as five years for the licensing and design assessment process, while construction will take another seven for

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China will fortify islands with railguns, drones, missiles and stealthy planes

China is developing a lead with railgun technology and affordable electromagnetic launchers because it appears to be mastering medium voltage DC power for ships and land bases. By 2022, China should have twenty fortified islands in the South China Sea.

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The USA is no longer guaranteed future military technology dominance

The US has enjoyed complete military dominance since about 1985. The Soviet Union and now Russia is competitive with the number of nuclear weapons. Th Soviet Union also had a total volume of tanks and armored vehicles which the USA

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Boring electrical power distribution could give China’s Navy railguns and other huge advantages

The US is moving ahead with deployment of combat lasers up to 300 kilowatts in power over the next 3-5 years versus 32 megajoule railguns. Only one megawatt of power is needed for combat lasers versus tens of megawatts for

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Could a China-South Korea to Europe rail connection be used to buy off North Korea?

Like China, South Korea has used and plans to use high-speed rail for economic development. South Korea and China both have plans to create high-speed rail and cargo links to Europe. The South Korea connection would require rail lines through

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US Tanks finally upgrading with Israel’s battle tested anti-missile system

The US Army’s 2019 budget will upgrade 261 M1 tanks, enough for three brigades, to carry Israeli-made Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) to counter anti-tank missiles. There is also an increase in artillery and equipment to deter Russia from attempting

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How to profit from the Recent Crypto Carnage

The Bitcoin bubble seems to be bursting. The bottom has fallen out, just as it did in the DotCom bubble in 2000. But investors shouldn’t give up on cryptocurrencies: this is just the beginning. Take a look at the below

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Programmed DNA nanorobots to shrink cancer tumors by cutting off their blood supply

n a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their

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Re-examining the China Economic Miracle

How did China’s economy really get to there it is now? * China like Britain, US, Germany and Japan have successfully used selective protectionism to develop their companies and economy. Ethiopia and other African countries are getting some success copying

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SpaceX BFR will make multi-trillion dollar space industry by 2030

ULA had a vision for $2.7 trillion space industry by 2045 which would be an expansion by eight times from the $330 billion industry today. The accelerated pace of SpaceX launch vehicles will accelerate space mining, high-speed internet satellites and

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Grit and Growth for Civilization

Angela Duckworth has helped to gathered and performed detailed research on the importance of Grit for individual achievement. Her insights also apply to our societal views on civilization. Growth Mindset is better than fixed mindset One potential way to build

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Mass production of new class of carbon nanotube semiconductors is close

University of Waterloo chemists have found a way to simultaneously control the orientation and select the size of single-walled carbon nanotubes deposited on a surface. That means the developers of semiconductors can use carbon as opposed to silicon, which will

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US needs to go all-in to support SpaceX and Tesla

Providing contracts for new military and NASA contracts to SpaceX would save money over using United Launch. Those contracts would also ensure the success of SpaceX with more Falcon Heavy launches and then assist in funding the development of the

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Science is still learning about the variable activity of our Sun over ten thousand years

Contrary to popular belief, SCIENCE still hasn’t a working theory as to why the Sun is somewhat aperiodically oscillatory. There are lots of theories, but they contradict. None of the theories predict well. There was the still unexplained 200-year long

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Amazon Prime customers will 2-hour delivery for Whole Food orders over $35

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced the introduction of free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the U.S. in 2018. Starting today, Prime customers in neighborhoods of

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Tarantino might do new take on Yesterday’s Enterprise

In an interview, Tarantino indicates that many classic Trek episodes would be great expanded to 90-120 minutes for movies and with effects and expanded stories. However, Quentin Tarantino indicates he thinks making a bigger Next Generation Yesterday’s Enterprise might be

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Spider with a tail found preserved in amber after 100 million years

An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. “There’s been a lot of amber being produced from northern Myanmar

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Falcon Heavy proved computer software for designing Big Falcon Rocket

The SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket is undergoing detailed engineering design now. It is being designed with the same computer model designs and software that were used for the successful Falcon Heavy. The successful first test of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy

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Third Burn successful going Past Mars to Asteroid Belt

Elon Musk tweeted that the Third burn successful (for the upper stage of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy). Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt. Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt.

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