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Russia launching its quietest submarine

The fourth Yasen-class submarine, the Krasnoyarsk, has passed critical tests of its structures and pressure hull, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. It’s supposed to be the most quiet nuclear-powered attack sub ever to enter the Russian fleet. As TASS

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Comparison Review of F-35C and Advanced Super Hornet has been Ordered

Defense Secretary James Mattis is ordering a Pentagon review to compare the capabilities and cost between the emerging carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter and an upgraded version of the Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, according to

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Organovo bioprinting human tissue for drug testing and within 6 years for implanting human livers

Organovo designs and create functional human tissues using our proprietary three-dimensional bioprinting technology. Their goal is to build living human tissues that are proven to function like native tissues. With reproducible 3D tissues that accurately represent human biology, they are

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Printed human body parts could be available for human transplants within a few years

Every year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. Usually, though, he or she is the victim of an accident, stroke, heart attack or similar sudden event

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Tsunami prevention with massic deep ocean sound waves

Devastating tsunamis could be halted before hitting the Earth’s shoreline by firing deep-ocean sound waves at the oncoming mass of water, new research has proposed. Dr Usama Kadri, from Cardiff University’s School of Mathematics, believes that lives could ultimately be

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Medical first,children had cancer cured with genetically engineered T-cells from another person

Doctors in London say they have cured two babies of leukemia in the world’s first attempt to treat cancer with genetically engineered immune cells from a donor. Experiments, which took place at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, raise the possibility

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US Navy will fire 150 kilowatt laser on a test ship in 2018 and then from carriers and destroyers in 2019

The U.S. Navy is moving at warp speed to develop lasers with more lethality, precision and power sources as a way to destroy attacking missiles, drones aircraft and other threats. The USNavy plans to fire a 150-kw weapon off a

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DWave next redesign will allow for higher connection density 4000 qubits by late 2018 and expansion beyond 10,000 qubits

D-Wave is also working on a fifth model, which will provide even greater capacity and connectivity and a closer fit to scientists’ needs. It will likely to launch within two years, the machine will again double the number of qubits,

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Dwave adiabatic quantum system can factor numbers up to 200,000 and a lot larger likely in the 40 bit range

There are adiabatic factoring algorithms and methods. Dwave is focused on optimization problems, however the system can be used to solve other problems including factoring. In November 2014, it was discovered that this 2012 adiabatic quantum computation had also factored

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Terrestrial Energy notifies nuclear regulator of planned 2019 molten salt reactor licensing application

Terrestrial Energy USA announced today it had informed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of its plans to license a small modular reactor (SMR) in the USA. Terrestrial said it intends to start "pre-application interactions" with the regulator this year

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Near term off-grid electrification for 1.6 billion people and enabling the extremely poor to reach future purchasing global middle class

Solar energy prices have been dropping for decades. There is a lag in the price per watt of off grid solar for solar home systems behind the cost for solar per watt for the most efficient utility solar projects. 1.6

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Future hunger risks will be reduced with progress eliminating extreme poverty and improved crops

Achieving the transformation to sustainable agriculture is a major challenge. Changes will need to be made in a way that does not jeopardize the capacity of the agriculture sectors crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry – to meet the world’s food

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Semiconductor for next generation power electronics

Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power grid, military ships and aircraft. The semiconductor is promising for

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Astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

SF State astronomer Stephen Kane is searching for signs of life in one of the extrasolar systems closest to Earth. As one of the world’s leading “planet hunters,” Kane focuses on finding “habitable zones,” areas where water could exist in

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Tesla Model 3 production could hit 183,000 cars in 2018 as electric cars start going prime time hitting 15-25% of all cars by 2025

Morgan Stanley said it has increased its expectations for the Tesla Model 3, now saying the launch will take place later this year, and raised its sales forecast for Teslas overall to 183,000 in 2018 from its previous target of

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Star Trek Axanar case is settled so we will only get two 15 minute shorts and not feature length show

Axanar Productions is pleased to announce that we have reached a formal resolution to the lawsuit brought against Alec Peters, and the fan film production, AXANAR, by CBS Studios, Inc. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. Since the beginning of the lawsuit,

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Creating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons

Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more powerful processors are created, silicon has reached a performance limit: the

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Chip-sized, high-speed terahertz modulator raises possibility of faster data transmission

Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help fill the “THz gap” that is limiting development of new

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Life-Saving Device Could Transform The Medical Market in 2017

A little-known biotech company is poised to potentially earn millions in revenue with the planned upcoming release of a breakthrough technology that could prevent massive numbers of strokes with a simple test that is affordable and accessible to the average

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South Korea making a 1000 kilometer per hour low pressure tube high speed train that will go from Seoul to Busan in 30 minutes

South Korea is seeking to develop a train-like public transport concept that is almost as fast as the speed of sound up 1,000 km / h, the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) said Tuesday. The state-run institute will join forces

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