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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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Russia developing 152 mm tank gun and small battlefield nuclear weapons

Russia in considering upgrading future T-14 main battle tnks to use the 2A83 152 mm gun instead of its current 2A82 125 mm gun. The 2A83 gun has a high-speed APFSDS shell with a 1,980 m/s muzzle velocity, only dropping

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US Army developing mach 3 to mach 6 tungsten kinetic energy projectile

The US army is developing the Kinetic Energy Projectile. The projectile will move at mach 3 to mach 6. Lawrence Livermore tested it on a mach 3 sled in 2013.

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How does LPP Fusion rank against other nuclear fusion projects ?

LPP Fusion released on April 10, 2017 a new video series, “The New Fusion Race”, providing the first ranking of the world’s leading efforts to achieve fusion energy. The film compares objective measures of the results that various projects have

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Setting up the conditions for rapid learning and improvement – Business clusters and vibrant innovation ecosystems

There was an analysis of why the Soviet Union fell behind the USA and the west so badly in key technology. In 1957, the Soviet Union surprised the world by successfully launching Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite, and then

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US Navy, air force and army should have combat lasers in the 150 kilowatt to megawatt range in the 2020s

Mark Gunzinger, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, says that within just a few years, he expects far more powerful prototypes of more than 150 kilowatts. Within six to eight years, US forces could begin

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General fusion building a larger plasma injector and engineering for a working prototype

General Fusion claims to have succeeded in sustaining plasma fuel with a small, prototype injector just 40 centimeters in diameter, a significant technical hurdle. They now plan to proceed with building a larger plasma injector and a working prototype of

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China’s service sector projected to reach 72% of economy by 2030 which is about Japan’s current level

China is projected to grow the service share of the economy over the next 13 years. China should reach a service level share of about 72% in 2030. This will be about the level of Japan and Germany today. The

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Google probably has over ten million servers

Google data centers process an average of 40 million searches per second, resulting in 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year. Google was spending $20 billion per year on its data centers in 2014 and now

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New version of the Boeing F18 would work with F-35s

Boeing is developing a new Block III version of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to complement the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The most important upgrade is long-range IRST system—which is designed to be a counter-stealth sensor, Gillian said. The

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Don Rickles – Mr Warmth, Mr Potato Head has died at 90

Don Rickles (born May 8, 1926) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Don has died at the age of 90. He was best known as an insult comic. He was also an actor, playing both comedic and dramatic roles

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