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Emdrive peer reviewed paper will publish December 2016, Cannae cubesat should launch in 2017

The Peer reviewed EMdrive paper will be published December 2016 EmDrive inventor Roger Shawyer explains what he believes is the science behind his propulsion-less thrust microwave engine theory. Roger Shawyer is working onsuperconducting EmDrive thruster technology in co-operation with a

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China has a new long range bomber program

The head of the Chinese air force, Ma Xiaotian, stated that China is developing a new long-range bomber. "We are now developing a new generation of long-range bomber, and you'll see it in the future," Ma told the Global Times

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For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon

For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are faster or consume less power — resulting in longer battery life, faster wireless communication and faster processing speeds for devices like

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India and USA push ahead with plans to make six AP1000 nuclear reactors

Plans to construct six Westinghouse AP1000s in India have been bolstered by a joint statement issued after a bilateral strategic dialogue yesterday between the USA and India. The two sides also pledged to work towards India's entry into the Nuclear

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India has a successful scramjet test

India had a successful test-flight of the indigenously-developed supersonic combustion ramjet engine took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 6 a.m. The Advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV), a sounding rocket (research rocket) with a solid booster carrying

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Tesla will have major software improvement to self driving car capability in next few weeks

Elon Musk tweeted – Major improvements to Autopilot coming with V8.0 and 8.1 software (std OTA update) primarily through advanced processing of radar signals Tesla need to do one more minor rev on 8.0 and then will go to wide

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Pre:lude has $100 million in funding to address infertility #gsummit

Our bodies are not in synch with our lives. Women are having babies too late. Prelude will offer the latest technology in fertility preservation, genetic diagnosis and IVF to increase your chances of having a healthy child when the time

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Made in Space wins the Singularity University Grand Challenge in space #gsummit

Singularity University Grand Challenge in space end goal is Safe and Equitable use and stweardship of space resources and technologies for the benefit of humanity and our future as a multi-planetary species Made in Space has won the Singularity University

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Democracy Earth Governance Singularity Grand Challenge Winner #gsummit

The Democracy Earth Foundation is a Y Combinator backed organization working with hackers, thinkers and makers. The internet transformed how we share culture, work together —and even fall in love— but governance has remained unchanged for over 200 years. With

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Geocosmo can forecast earthquakes weeks in advance – winner of Singularity University Grand challenge with Disaster Resilience #gsummit

Two, three weeks before an earthquake strikes, there are subatomic particles that are released. We can now forecast earthquakes to the hour two or three weeks before it strikes. Rocks contain dormant electronic charge carriers which can be activated by

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Giant micrometer sized atoms that are thousands of times larger than regular atoms

Experiments confirm the existence of 1-micrometer-sized molecules made of two cesium atoms by showing that their binding energies agree with predictions. Strongly bound diatomic molecules such as H2H2or O2O2 are less than a nanometer across. Surprisingly, scientists have been able

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Global Skin in a successful economic transition in China – a 1% drop in China output growth would reduce G20 growth by one quarter percentage point

China is still enjoying strong growth – 6.6 percent in 2016- as it shifts from investment to consumption and industry to services, but the country needs faster progress on structural reforms to boost medium-term growth and reduce risks, the IMF

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Answers to some of the issues raised about the Elevated Bus

The Economist and Bloomberg are slamming China's Straddle bus as a scam. In early August, a prototype of the Transit Elevated Bus — or TEB — was tested in northern China. It is claimed that speeds would eventually reach 40

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When Molecular Nanofactory is realized then a desktop Whiskey Machine will produce spirits at less than 36 cents per bottle

While a lot has been written on the application of molecular nanotechnology to medicine (http://nanomedicine.com/ ), computing ( http://www.imm.org/Reports/rep046.pdf), the environment ( http://www.imm.org/Reports/rep045.pdf), and so forth, very little has been written on the manufacturing of atomically precise food. But which

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Dark matter galaxy found that is the size of the Milky Way which is 10,000 times heavier than other dark matter galaxies

An Ultra Diffuse Galaxy (UDGs) has been discovered that is the mass of the Milky Way but 99.9% dark matter. Researchers used the 8-meter Gemini North telescope to see a halo of spherical clusters of stars around the galaxy's core,

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MIT MegaMIMO algorithms can boost wireless data speed more than three times and double the range

MegaMIMO system from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab speeds data transfer by coordinating multiple routers at the same time. A team led by professor Dina Katabi demonstrate a system called MegaMIMO 2.0 that can transfer wireless data

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Russia’s sodium lead cooled fast nuclear reactors

Russia has reached two more milestones in its endeavour to close the nuclear fuel cycle. Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) – part of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL – has completed acceptance tests of components for its ETVS-14 and ETVS-15 experimental fuel

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NASA seeks Small spacecraft Tipping Point technologies

NASA announces opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. NASA seeks to enable industry to develop and qualify selected technologies for market through the solicitation titled "Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance

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Maximizing carbon-capture material

A careful balance of the ingredients in carbon-capture materials would maximize the sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing – or “sweetening” – of natural gas, according to researchers at Rice University. The lab of Rice chemist Andrew Barron

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Light and matter quantum coupling merger

Where light and matter intersect, the world illuminates. Where light and matter interact so strongly that they become one, they illuminate a world of new physics, according to Rice University scientists. Rice physicists are closing in on a way to

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