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Coming Soon: Gut Bacteria That Actually Cure conditions like obesity and diseases like liver disease, and cancer

There’s very little evidence that probiotic supplements do any good. The probiotics promise has built a $34 billion market as of last year, according to a new report from BCC Research, $6 billion of which was in supplements. The biggest

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Discovery powerful defense against free radicals that cause aging, disease

A new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals. Ironically, the protein is activated by excessive free radicals. Human mutations of the gene for this protein are previously

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US Air force claims seven F35s performed well against eight twin-engine F-15Es in mock combat

William Redmond, the executive director of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a presentation which claims the F35 is difficult to challenge in their war game tests. During mock combat, seven F-35s reportedly

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Tesla motors rumored to have a $9 billion joint venture for a new factory in China

Tesla Motors has agreed to a non-binding agreement with the Chinese state-owned company Jinqiao Group to jointly build a $9 billion factory. It is believed that Tesla will give the rights to Jinqiao Group to construct a production plant in

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Russia’s 152 mm tank gun could penetrate 1 meter of armor

Russia sent three 152-mm self-propelled guns into Ukraine. The next version of Russia's T14 Armata main battle tank will be armed with a previously rumored 152mm gun. The 152 mm tank gun could penetrate 1 meter of armor. For 11

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Researchers propose EM drive propulsion from emission of paired photons

Recent reports about propulsion without reaction mass have been met on one hand with enthusiasm and on the other hand with some doubts. Namely, closed metal cavities, when fueled with microwaves, have delivered thrust that could eventually maintain satellites on

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China 093B attack submarine could be a match for the US Improved Los Angeles Class sub

Some US naval analysts believe China’s new Type 093B nuclear-powered attack submarine are on par with the U.S. Navy’s Improved Los Angeles-class submarines. The 93B is improved over the 93. The 93B is a transition platform between the 93 and

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Navy Railgun manager insists railguns will achieve operational endurance and deployment by 2026 and Army Chief sees railguns and lasers deployed on land

The US Navy is still pushing ahead with the railgun project that one day could transform how wars are fought, even though some Pentagon officials have voiced concerns over its cost and viability. scientists expect the railgun rounds to travel

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DARPA developing reusable hypersonic Mach 5+ engine

DARPA has started the Advanced Full Range Engine which will be a reusable hypersonic engine. It will have a regular turbine engine and then a dual combined cycle to reach Mach 5+. Normal jet engines can reach Mach 2.5 Hypersonic

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Paul Allen Rocket Carrying Plane is 76% complete

Paul Allen's Stratolaunch is building a giant rocket carrying plane and it is 76% complete. two superjumbo-fuselages fully loaded weigh 1.3 million pounds six 747 engines 60 miles of wiring Read more »

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B-21 bomber spending details to be hidden from american public to prevent providing info to Russia and China

The leader of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office doubled down June 21 on the service's refusal to release the overall contract value of the forthcoming B-21 stealth bomber program. Amid questions of cost transparency, Randall Walden, the RCO's director

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US Navy Admiral says a shipboard test of a 150 kilowatt laser is imminent

The Office of Naval Research “will perform a shipboard test of a 150 kilowatt laser weapon system in the near future,” said [vice chief of naval operations] Adm. Bill Moran during a speech at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Directed Energy Summit,

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A metalens will be able to tell whether a molecular has left or right chirality

One way to identify molecules with mirror versions – a property known as chirality – is to look at how they scatter light waves. The handedness is imprinted on the direction the waves vibrate, or their polarisation. But current techniques

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Do not blame life extension for Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, If Murdoch died Fox would still be right wing

Scout.ai has an article whining about modern medicine and life extension which they blame for Rupert Murdoch still being alive and keeping Fox News as it is. At age 85, Rupert Murdoch has a history of racism, homophobia, and corruption,

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Unexpected insight into how cancer spreads in the body

Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London; the discovery could help with future development of novel treatments to prevent metastasis.

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Baidu improves efficiency by 30 times and scaling by 16 time for Deep Learning on 128 GPU chips

Baidu made GPUs 30x more efficient on smaller units of work for Deep Learning artificial intelligence and it enables better strong scaling. Baidu achieved a 16x increase in strong scaling, going from 8 GPUs without our technique to 128 GPUs

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DARPA expands TERN drone program to make long duration drones that can take off from small ships

Northrop Grumman has received a $17.7 million contract modification as part of DARPA's Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node, or Tern, program. The modification takes the contract's total to $150.2 million. Tern is a project that aims to make it quicker, easier,

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Widened Panama Canal will start operating on June 26

The $5 billion widening of the Panama Canal will be inaugurated on June 26th when the first vessel officially sails through. Over 960 million cubic meters of cargo passed through the canal in 2015, a new record and an amount

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Russian MC-21 and other planes competing to crack the Airbus and Boeing commercial jet duopoly

The Irkut MC-21 is a twin-engine short- to mid-range Russian jet airliner with a capacity of 150-212 passengers. The MC-21 is being developed and to be produced by Irkut and Yakovlev Design Bureau of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) group.

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Scifi worlds of idiots and lazy writers

There are two extremes of know how in fictional writing. There is the world filled with idiots and worlds where the heroes are highly to insanely competent. Fictions of competence are the CSI shows, Sherlock Holmes, Stargate SG1 and the

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