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Ultrafast laser pulses used to efficiently independently manipulate energy levels of electron pairs and this is progress to faster valleytronics computing

Valleytronics is exciting as a potential avenue to quantum computing. Like spintronics, valleytronics offers a tremendous advantage in data processing speeds over the electrical charge used in classical electronics. “In valleytronics, electrons move through the lattice of a 2D semiconductor

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Automation that could take away human jobs can also open the massive resources of the solar system

Massive and complete automation could enable industrializtion of the moon and space. By using some larger human colonies along with the robots then it would be more robust and less dependent on perfect automation. Advances in robotics and additive manufacturing

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US Army will make two technology demonstrators for next generation armor vehicles by 2022

2022 will be the year of decision for the Army’s nascent Next Generation Combat Vehicle, officials told the Association of the US Army conference here today. That’s when “at least two” NGCV demonstrators get field-tested by real troops. Those soldiers’

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Majority of age-related pathway have not been targeted so plenty of new antiaging drugs will be found

Scientists from the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF) and University of Liverpool have announced a landmark database of lifespan-extending drugs and compounds called DrugAge. The database has 418 compounds, curated from studies spanning 27 different model organisms including yeast, worms, flies

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Ray Kurzweil updates Singularity predicted arrival as 2029

Facebook Live Studio with Ray and Amy Kurzweil at SXSW. Cartoonist and author Amy (daughter of Ray Kurzweil) Kurzweil Comix, and author, futurist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil highlighted three big things: – we have to continue to predict

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China’s First Overseas Military Base Nearing Completion

Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of AfriCom, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he expected the Chinese base on the Horn of Africa to be operational later this summer. Without getting specific, Waldhauser said he recently met with Djibouti’s

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A Fermi-degenerate three-dimensional optical lattice clock

Strontium optical lattice clocks have the potential to simultaneously interrogate millions of atoms with a spectroscopic quality factor Q ≈ 4 × 10^17. Previously, atomic interactions have forced a compromise between clock stability, which benefits from a large atom number,

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5G technology is being tested outdoors as it moves toward deployment in early 2020s

5G should be 10 to 20 times faster than today’s cell-phone networks. 5G will operate in a high-frequency portion of the radio spectrum, known as millimeter wave. It has a lot of available bandwidth and should make it possible for

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Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

A new UCLA study could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works — and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders and for developing computers that “think” more like humans. The research focused on the structure and

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Nextbigfuture has over 100 million cumulative pageviews

Nextbigfuture has surpassed 100 million cumulative pageviews. Thanks to the support of Nextbigfuture readers. Nextbigfuture on facebook has over 13000 likes Nextbigfuture on google plus over 7000 followers Nextbigfuture on twitter has over 5000 followers Read more »

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China will deploy larger Type 055 destroyers in 2018

China has a new larger Type 055 destroyer. I has an estimated displacement of 12,000 tons and and overall length of 180 meters. The latest USA Arleigh Burke Flight IIA weighs in at 9,200 tons, with an overall length of

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China activating J-20 stealth fighters now in advance of South Korea getting 40 F-35s in 2018

China's state media reports that that the fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighter has been put into active military service and this is two years earlier than previously expected. China's military has not confirmed this. Military insiders said the appearance of J-20s

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How close is a new Korean war and would North Korea be able to use its nuclear weapons ?

China’s foreign minister urged North Korea to halt its nuclear activities and the U.S. to suspend nearby military drills, as a way to quell growing tensions and get Kim Jong Un back to the negotiating table. “The two sides are

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Massive commercial space push and a variety of new robotic capabilities could self supporting and rapidly growing space economy

Several companies will collectively be launching about 20,000 satellites over the next few years. SpaceX, OneWeb, Telesat, O3b Networks and Theia Holdings — all told the FCC they have plans to field constellations of V-band satellites in non-geosynchronous orbits to

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GDP and GDP per capita from 1700 to compare the rise of Japan, China and USA

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Japan adopted a sweeping policy of modernization in pursuit of parity with the industrial West, under the slogan fukoku kyōhei: “enrich the country, strengthen the military.” Growth in Japan’s per capita GDP

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China will use steam catapults on its third aircraft carrier instead of electromagnetic launch but the fourth will mostly catchup to US technology

The South China Morning Post reports that China will not adopt highly advanced electromagnetic take-off technology on its second domestically built aircraft carrier but instead rely on a conventional steam system, naval experts say. The next carrier (TYpe 002) after

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New Python compatible compiler to program neuromorphic chips for vision, speech, motion control and adaptive robotic control

Neuromorphic (brain-like brain inspired chips) chips require far less power to process AI algorithms. For example, one neuromorphic chip made by IBM contains five times as many transistors as a standard Intel processor, yet consumes only 70 milliwatts of power.

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New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future and puts chemical fuels from sunlight on the fast track to commercial viability

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have—in just two years—nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential for use in solar fuels. They did so

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2 tesla Magnetic Shield placed at Mars Lagrange point would shield Martian atmosphere for affordable partial terraforming

An inflatable structure(s) can generate a magnetic dipole field at a level of perhaps 1 or 2 Tesla (or 10,000 to 20,000 Gauss) as an active shield against the solar wind and allow the Martian atmosphere to thicken overtime. Mars

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Russia’s developing 100 megaton dirty Tsunami Creating submarine drone bomb

Reports from Russia indicate a new drone submarine will be armed with a 100-megaton nuclear warhead. "The Russian government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported that to achieve ‘extensive radioactive contamination' the weapon ‘could envisage using the so-called cobalt bomb, a nuclear

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