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China has successful Long March 7 launch and mission

A Long March 7 rocket lifted off Thursday with Tianzhou 1, an unpiloted refueling freighter heading for China’s Tiangong 2 mini-space station to conduct several months of robotic demonstrations, practicing for the assembly and maintenance of a future permanently-staffed orbital

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French Presidential runoff will be stark pro or anti EU choice

Right-wing politician Marine Le Pen claimed victory alongside centrist Emmanuel Macron for the French presidential runoff, with the future of the European Union at stake. Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial

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Commercial flying cars offered for $1.2 to $1.6 million with 2020 delivery

AeroMobil is offering the first flying cars. The company’s first edition will be limited to 500 units, but the first 25 Flying Cars ordered will receive special “Founders Edition” perks, including an “expanded benefits package.” The price for such luxury?

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Google 50 qubit universal quantum computer could become world’s fastest computer this year

Google’s latest chip has only six qubits, but they are arranged in a two-by-three configuration that Martinis says shows the company’s technology still works when qubits are nestled side by side, as they will be in larger devices. The six-qubit

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Proposed Mission to find life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has a subsurface ocean covered by a layer of ice. Some liquid escapes into space through cracks in the ice, which is the source of one of Saturn’s rings. In October 2015, the Cassini spacecraft flew directly

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Grand Finale of NASA’s mission to Saturn and its moons

Between April and September 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will undertake a daring set of orbits that is, in many ways, like a whole new mission. Following a final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan, Cassini will leap over the planet’s

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Estimate of about one million casualties on US-South Korea Side of a Korean War and Probable Iraq-Afghanistan situation afterward

The more credible scenarios are that North Korea could inflict up to 1 million casualties on South Korea and possibly land a few missiles into Japan if the North Korea went into a inflict maximum damage mode. South Korea and

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3D printing of glass with precision of tens of microns

Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time allows also glass to be used for this technique. As a consequence of the properties

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Solar-powered device can pull 3 liters of water every day per kilogram of material straight from the desert air

A new device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day for every kilogram of spongelike absorber it contains, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could

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Graphene Lid Revitalizes Photoemission electron microscopy Imaging Technique

capping liquids with graphene, an ultrathin sheet of pure carbon, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have revitalized and extended a powerful technique to image surfaces. The graphene lids enable researchers for the

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The Case that Europe is a superpower

Many view Europe as a spent force in global politics. Conventional wisdom states that world politics today is unipolar, with the United States as the sole superpower. Or perhaps it is multipolar, with China, India, and the rest rising to

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Army will use Augmented reality

Members of the Cognitive Science Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are helping Soldiers to keep it real — and then some. The team is investigating how augmented reality, or AR, may help Soldiers

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B21 stealth bomber will be built for easily upgradable software and hardware

The US Air Force’s new B-21 long-range strike bomber under development will feature flexible technology that will allow its capabilities to be modernized over time to stave off obsolescence, a top acquisition general testified to a Senate panel. The military

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China has two quarters of increased GDP growth for the first time in seven years

China’s economy had higher growth for a second-straight quarter as investment picked up, retail sales rebounded and factory output strengthened amid robust credit growth and further strength in property markets. Gross domestic product increased 6.9 percent in the first quarter

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Last official person born in 19th century has died

The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still

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Kris Marshall reported as thirteenth Doctor Who

There are reports that Kris Marshall will be the new Doctor Who. There has been a lot of speculation about who will take on the role of the 13th Doctor after Peter Capaldi announced he was quitting the show. Kris’s

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China reveals hypersonic scramjet developments and plans

China has revealed the first known images of an indigenous scramjet test that it says was successfully conducted at speeds up to Mach 7 and altitudes up to 30 km, in December 2015. Credit: National Natural Science Foundation of China.

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Ocean fish farming could commercialize in 2018

InnovaSea Systems has raised $15 million to develop an all-in-one system for farming fish in the open ocean. They plan to bring the product to market in 2018. They will test its technology at fish farms in Panama and Mexico.

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Enceladus and Europa are top contenders for life beyond earth

Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published

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If you still see a caching problem on Nextbigfuture try shift-F5 and other options

Sorry if you are still experiencing caching problems with Nextbigfuture. We are still working on it. If you are having problems and not seeing articles update, here are some options. Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5 in Chrome should clear the cache and

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