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Collapse of Venezuela government is a matter when and not if

The final collapse of the Venezuela government is a matter of when and not if. Also, the when will probably be in some number of months Juan Barreto at Foreign Policy magazine writes: Venezuela is not the first developed country

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Rat Head transplant test leading to human head transplant

Researchers from Harbin Medical University in China and controversial neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero built upon earlier head-grafting experiments to figure out how to avoid damage to the brain tissue during the operation, as well as long-term immune rejection. Previously, scientists have

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Lockheed compact fusion reactor design about 100 times larger than first plans

There is updated technical information on the Lockheed compact fusion reactor project. It was originally believed that the compact reactor would fit on a large truck. It looked like it might weigh 20 tons. After more engineering and scientific research,

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Musk sees 200 kph multi-level tunnel networks for cars with elevator access

Elon Musk says traffic jams will be eliminated with multi-level tunnel networks for cars. Musk spends only two or three percent of his time to the Boring company. It is a hobby. It is nevertheless making good progress. A snail

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Elon Musk gives a glimpse of electric semi truck

Elon Musk showed a teaser image for Telsa’s forthcoming electric semi truck. Elon will have a full reveal of the electric semi truck in September. The electric tucks is also self-driving. It is powerful enough to tow a regular big

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Key Metrics for China’s future economic growth- Debt to GDP, Private Consumption

Morgan Stanley and Michael Pettis differ on what China’s sustainable economic growth rate is over the next ten to fifteen years China. Morgan Stanley, however, proposes that China can manage to grow at an average annual rate above 5 percent

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Enzinc and Navy working on 3D zinc electrode battery

Enzinc is working with the US Navy to develop a better and safer battery. Enzinc and the Navy Research lab have a unique three-dimensional (3D) zinc electrode. The research aims to bring a safer, more affordable rechargeable battery to market

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F35 stealth fighter costs still out of control

Cascading F-35 testing delays could cost the Department of Defense (DOD) over a billion dollars more than currently budgeted to complete development of the F-35 baseline program. Because of problems with the mission systems software, known as Block 3F, program

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Cornell developing transition metal dichalcogenides which could make topological superconductor and quantum computers

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), materials offer several key features not available in graphene and are emerging as next-generation semiconductors. TMDs could realize topological superconductivity and thus provide a platform for quantum computing. “Our proposal is very realistic – that’s why

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Superconductors and better batteries using seaweed derived materials

Researchers have made a seaweed-derived material to help boost the performance of superconductors, lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. Seaweed is an abundant algae that grows easily in salt water. While Yang was at Griffith University in Australia, he worked with

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Tech Giants And Hedge Funds Fight For Limited Cobalt Supply

Sponsored post. There’s a new metal in town, and it’s bigger than lithium—and hotter than any other commodity on the market right now. Supply is fantastically tight and set to get phenomenally tighter. Analysts at Macquarie Research project deficits of

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Russia tests mach 8 hypersonic missile and India works on mach 5 missile

Russian news agencies have reported a successful firing test of the mach 8 hypersonic Zircon missile. India has recently been test-firing new versions of the medium-range supersonic Brahmos missile, which is a joint venture between India and Russia and is

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Malaria vaccine trials will start next year

The World Health Organization called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink goal is a cyborg whole brain mind computer interface with an AI cloud and other people

There have never been more than a couple hundred electrodes in a human brain at once. When it comes to vision, that equals a super low-res image. The Neuralink team threw out the number “one million simultaneously recorded neurons” when

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China has successful Long March 7 launch and mission

A Long March 7 rocket lifted off Thursday with Tianzhou 1, an unpiloted refueling freighter heading for China’s Tiangong 2 mini-space station to conduct several months of robotic demonstrations, practicing for the assembly and maintenance of a future permanently-staffed orbital

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French Presidential runoff will be stark pro or anti EU choice

Right-wing politician Marine Le Pen claimed victory alongside centrist Emmanuel Macron for the French presidential runoff, with the future of the European Union at stake. Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial

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Commercial flying cars offered for $1.2 to $1.6 million with 2020 delivery

AeroMobil is offering the first flying cars. The company’s first edition will be limited to 500 units, but the first 25 Flying Cars ordered will receive special “Founders Edition” perks, including an “expanded benefits package.” The price for such luxury?

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Google 50 qubit universal quantum computer could become world’s fastest computer this year

Google’s latest chip has only six qubits, but they are arranged in a two-by-three configuration that Martinis says shows the company’s technology still works when qubits are nestled side by side, as they will be in larger devices. The six-qubit

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Proposed Mission to find life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has a subsurface ocean covered by a layer of ice. Some liquid escapes into space through cracks in the ice, which is the source of one of Saturn’s rings. In October 2015, the Cassini spacecraft flew directly

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Grand Finale of NASA’s mission to Saturn and its moons

Between April and September 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will undertake a daring set of orbits that is, in many ways, like a whole new mission. Following a final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan, Cassini will leap over the planet’s

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