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Trump administration investigating the large scale development of space with Spacex and Blue Origin likely big winners

The Trump administration is considering a bold and controversial vision for the U.S. space program that calls for a "rapid and affordable" return to the moon by 2020, the construction of privately operated space stations and the redirection of NASA's

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Artificial Intelligence technical talent with F-you money do not hesitate to say F-you and leave for their own startups

For the past year, Google's car project has been a talent sieve, thanks to leadership changes, strategy doubts, new startup dreams and rivals luring self-driving technology experts. Also, key talent had enough accumulated compensation so that they were no longer

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Restoring American Seapower with smaller aircraft carriers

While a new naval future fleet architecture study from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) suggests that the U.S. Navy should maintain a fleet of 12 full-sized supercarriers, the paper also suggests that the service should develop a

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Philippine Defense Secretary expects China will start building an island less than 200 miles from Manila

The Philippine defense secretary predicted China would start building an artificial island on the bones of Scarborough Shoal. Scarborough Shoal is less than 200 miles from Manila while the current islands that China built are 500 miles away. If unopposed,

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Cubic millimeter micromote compared to historic computers

In 2017, a michigen Micromote computers is one cubic millimeter which is about the size of a large grain of sand. There are several types and are a line of the world’s smallest computers. They have one megabyte of flash

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YK Bae can now amplify photonic laser thrust by 1500 times and if combined with military grade lasers and targeting would enable fast and hyperefficient space transportation

Young Bae of Advanced Space and Energy Technologies in Tustin, California, has improved his photonic laser thruster. was developed with NASA funding. His thruster works because light exerts pressure when it hits something. In theory, it is possible to move

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Oncoming Drone Swarms

Lady Gaga opened the halftime show at Super Bowl LI in front of Intel’s drone swarm. Lady Gaga Halftime Drone Swarm show was pretaped to shield the crowd (no drones or planes were allowed near the stadium on the day

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George Friedman predicted in 1991 a second US-Japan War in 1990s or early 2000s and now predicts the collapse of China in the 2020s and 2030s

George Friedman is the founder of Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm and author of two books about the global future: "The Next Decade" and "The Next 100 Years," New York Times bestsellers. Prior to joining the private sector, Friedman regularly

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Researchers Reverse Hall Coefficient – Medieval Mail Armor Inspired Development of Metamaterial with Novel Properties

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), however, were inspired by medieval mail armor when producing a new metamaterial with novel properties. They succeeded in reversing the Hall coefficient of a material. The Hall effect is the occurrence of a

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Air Force plans to update the B52 for use throughout most of the 21st century by adding defensive lasers

Offensive and defensive laser weapons for Air Force fighter jets and large cargo aircraft have been in development for several years now. However, the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has recently embarked upon a special five-year effort, called the SHIELD

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California could pass 40 million in 2017 or 2018 and the US will pass 325 million in 2017

The US Census estimated California's population in mid-2016 at 39.25 million. California's department of Finance estimated California's population at 39.256 million on Jan 2016 California was estimating that the state population would exceed 40 million in late 2018 or early

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SideArm Catches Full-Size Unmanned Aerial System Flying at Full Speed

Few scenes capture the U.S. Navy’s prowess as effectively as the rapid-fire takeoff and recovery of combat jets from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The ability to carry air power anywhere in the world, and both launch those aircraft

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DARPA aims to develop an integrated end-to-end platform that uses nucleic acid sequences to halt the spread of viral infections in sixty days or less

Over the past several years, DARPA-funded researchers have pioneered RNA vaccine technology, a medical countermeasure against infectious diseases that uses coded genetic constructs to stimulate production of viral proteins in the body, which in turn can trigger a protective antibody

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Can Africa become the next big economic success ?

Africa is urbanizing at an alarmingly fast rate, nearly twice the rate of China. According to the African Development Bank, over five hundred million people will move into Africa’s cities in the next thirty-five years. Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, is

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A new order for 90 F35’s

A new deal has the price of the F35A jet below $100 million for the first time Lockheed said in a statement that the increase in production this marks, “enables us to reduce costs by taking advantage of economies of

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Elon Musk tweets picture of his tunneling machine as he plans to make tunneling up to ten times faster

Elon Musk has tweeted out a picture of his tunneling machine. Last week, Musk admitted that “they don’t really know what they are doing” when it comes to digging holes, but he sees an opportunity to significantly increase the speed

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Process for producing ammonia that generates electricity instead of consuming energy. 500 million tons of ammonia are made each year for fertilizer

Nearly a century ago, German chemist Fritz Haber won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a process to generate ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen gases. The process, still in use today, ushered in a revolution in agriculture, but now consumes

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Trump may fund the Spacex Mars Colonization plan

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has made trips to Trump Tower. He met with Trump and the Washington Post has ben reliably told, discussed Mars and public-private partnerships. Elon Musk and SpaceX have the bold dream of

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Spacex will have to fix turbopumps for next version of Falcon 9 to qualify it for NASA manned flights

The Wall Street Journal indicates a forthcoming report from the US Government Accountability Office focuses most closely on issues with turbopumps in SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The report has found a "pattern of problems" with the turbine blades within the

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Dune will get another attempt at a feature movie adaptation

Denis Villeneuve has been nominated for Oscars for his movie "Arrival" and his "Blade Runner 2049" sequel arrives in October. Denis has been hired to make a new feature movie version of the science fiction classic Dune. Frank Herbert wrote

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