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Dubai Hyperloop Competition

The Government of Dubai is planning to build Hyperloop infrastructure in the near future between two great global cities, Dubai and Fujairah City in the neighboring Emirate of Fujairah. The government aims to reduce the transportation time between these two

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Metamaterials reduces the reflection of radar might make stealth aircraft invisible to microwaves

Iowa State researchers Liang Dong and Jiming Song are working on technology that could someday make a microwave invisibility cloak for stealth aircraft a reality. Along with assistance from Iowa State students, they've developed a flexible, stretchable, and tunable "meta-skin"

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US Army says Ground Warfare is on the cusp of being fundamentally transformed to become intensely lethal

Gen. Mark Milley, the Army Chief of Staff, says the world is on the cusp of a fundamental change in the character of ground warfare. A revolution is perhaps five to 10 years away. The US Army is expecting to

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Dexmo exoskeleton combines Virtual reality with haptic force feedback

The Dexmo exoskeleton allows its wearer to touch, grasp, and feel virtual objects as if they were real. A virtual baseball feels firm in the hand, an egg fragile. Pick up a digital rubber duck while wearing the Dexmo, and

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Paris Climate agreement will come into legal force after the EU ratifies next week

India –the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases — ratified the Paris climate agreement Sunday. With India's signature, 62 countries have signed the pact. It will come into force legally after it is ratified by at least 55 countries between them

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There is liquid water in the rest of the solar system that is 50 times Earth’s volume of water on 8-17 moons and asteroids

As of December 2015, the confirmed liquid water in the Solar System outside Earth is 25-50 times the volume of Earth's water (1.3 billion cubic kilometers). The locations of subsurface oceans are on Europa, Enceladus, Ganymede, Titan, the asteroid Ceres,

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Saturn’s Moon Dione has a 40 mile thick Ocean under 60 miles of Ice

A subsurface ocean lies deep within Saturn’s moon Dione, according to new data from the Cassini mission to Saturn. Two other moons of Saturn, Titan and Enceladus, are already known to hide global oceans beneath their icy crusts, but a

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Global middle class numbers over 1 billion based on having between $8,500 and $47,000 in net financial assets

The Allianz Global wealth report split all households/individuals into global wealth classes in order to analyze how wealth is distributed at the global level. The division is based on the average global net per capita financial assets, which came in

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Allianz global wealth report says the best years are over

Allianz unveiled the seventh edition of its "Global Wealth Report", which puts the asset and debt situation of households in more than 50 countries under the microscope. Based on the findings of the report, it seems that the best years

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China’s next stealth fighter the FC31 Gyrfalcon will continue to close the technology gap with the USA

China is working on a second prototype of its FC31 (aka J31) fighter. It is a smaller jet than the China's J20. China should have 12 of the J20s built by 2017. The FC31 could begin deployment around 2022. The

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Broad Group USA targets their first USA pre-fabricated skyscraper by end of 2019

China's Broad Group presented at the Offsite Construction Expo Sept. 21 to 22 in Washington, DC. The expo was an effort to draw more attention to permanent modular construction, the Modular Building Institute, National Institute of Building Sciences and other

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Spacex 61 page presentation on the Interplanetary Transport System and the sustainable Mars colony plan

Spacex and Elon Musk have the 61 page presentation of the Interplanetary Transport System and the plan from early exploration to a sustainable colony on Mars However, besides the test firings of the new Raptor engine that is needed for

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Investigation confirms Russian missiles shot down Malaysian jet over Ukraine

A Dutch-led investigation team said Wednesday that the surface-to-air missile that downed a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people aboard, came from Russia and was fired from territory held by pro-Moscow separatists. Investigators stopped short

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Hummingbird lightest folding bike and Flykly electric bike convertion Smart Wheel

The lightest folding bike in the world. 6.5 KG. It’s a carbon fiber bike for commuters and it’s ready for the market. The Hummingbird Bike weighs only 6.5 kg and comes in two specs: single speed and 5-speed. The folding

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Progress towards developing safe graphene implants

Engineers from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing have precisely simulated how electrical power may generate heat between a single layer of graphene and a simple cell membrane. While direct contact between the two layers inevitably overheats and kills the

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Selective breeding in Russia domesticated Foxes over a 50 year program and could selection be used to create friendly Artificial Intelligence

Cats and dogs were domesticated by humans thousands of years ago to be pets and companions. Sheep, goats and other animals were domesticated for food. But there may be more to it than that. People who have tried to simply

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Gold nanowire coated in a manganese dioxide shell can be charged 400,000 times

Researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers,

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Hybrid material opens the door to new possibilities in graphene applications

Many scientists consider graphene to be a wonder material. Now, a team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has succeeded in linking graphene with another important chemical group, the porphyrins. Porphyrins are well-known because of their striking

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Journey to center of icy moons

Masahiro Ono, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Journey to the Center of Icy Moons; Robert Mueller, NASA Kennedy Space Center NASA NIAC update starts at about 26 minutes in the video. Read more »

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Paris Climate Change Agreement on track to come into effect by the end of this year

1. The Paris Climate Change Agreement crossed the first of two thresholds required for it to enter into force after 31 governments yesterday formally submitted their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. It is expected to cross the second

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