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New cancer drugs could treat lethal resistant prostate cancers

Men with aggressive prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment could potentially benefit from a new class of cancer drug designed to overcome drug resistance, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the drugs, called Hsp90 inhibitors, specifically

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UAE performing design study of artificial mountain to increase rainfall

The UAE is currently in the first stage of a man-made mountain development project as the country mulls different approaches to maximizing rainfall. Experts from the US-based University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages the National Center for Atmospheric

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Radiation and immunotherapy combination can destroy both primary and secondary tumors

Radiation therapy not only kills cancer cells, but also helps to activate the immune system against their future proliferation. However, this immune response is often not strong enough to be able to cure tumors, and even when it is, its

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Hoverboard flies over a mile and another inventor makes a homemade Hoverbike

Franky Zapata crushed the old world record of 905ft for the farthest hoverboard flight. The Flyboard Air inventor set the record Saturday in France, riding his hoverboard over 7,388 feet The flyboard air has four turbo engines on the board,

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Spacex Falcon 9 launch payload increased by 173% to 22,800 kilograms

Spacex updated its website information on the payload that can be launched by the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy. The Falcon 9 rocket is now rated for 22,800 kg (50,265 lb) into low earth orbit versus old data at

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Optical Processing Pioneer wins Project with DARPA

Cambridge University spin-out Optalysys has been awarded a $350k grant for a 13-month project from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The project will see the company advance their research in developing and applying their optical co-processing technology

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Supercopter demostrators will fly in 2017 but budget constraints will delay serial acquisition until after 2030

Next year will bring the first flights of the prototype rotorcraft vying to replace the Army’s venerable Black Hawk and other helicopters. But don’t expect the futuristic aircraft to hit battlefields for another decade and a half — unless their

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China and Russia both successfully tested rocket launched hypersonic gliding missiles

China has successfully completed a seventh flight test of its new hypersonic glide vehicle last week in its northern central Shanxi province, according to an article on People’s Daily Online. The “DF-ZF” glider can travel at speeds between Mach 5

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DARPA funds $146 million for spaceplane demonstrator

DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane-1 (XS-1) has been gearing up its own development program, which in some ways is even more impressive than the big launchers. DARPA has asked the aerospace industry to design a small, first-stage rocket that can launch into

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Tesla claims $190/kwh cost for battery packs today

Tesla’s Vice-President of Investor Relations, Jeff Evanson, jumped in on the call between Langan and Bereisa to correct their analysis. Evanson stated that Tesla’s battery pack cost is already below $190/kWh – meaning at least 26% less than Bereisa’s current

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By 2030 Electric Vehicles with a 200 mile range will be lower cost than the cheapest car sold in the US in 2015

Ramez Naam has an analysis of how cheap electric cars can get Electric Vehicles, like virtually all other manufactured goods, are likely to have a learning curve, meaning that greater production will mean reduced price. Batteries, a large fraction of

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First drone command center installed on a Aircraft Carrier

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) marked a historical milestone April 13 after installing the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) command center aboard an aircraft carrier. Capt. Beau Duarte, program manager of Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office (PMA-268), inspected the

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Elon Musk mentions that after the Tesla Model 3 will be even more affordable electric cars

Musk spoke late last week at the Future Transport Solutions conference in Oslo, Norway Elon said that the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is designed such that roughly half the people will be able to afford the car. A fourth generation

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Nearing affordable extraction of uranium from seawater, which would unlock over 800 times current reserves and with breeder reactors provide resources for billion years of current world power

The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium—enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years if only we could capture the element from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. For half a century, researchers worldwide

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Sensors in body armor will enable safe full contact weapons-based martial art competition

A new full contact combat training and competition body armor is made with Kevlar reinforced with carbon-fibre composites. On top of that are various polymers and other materials, which Chiron Global is keeping secret. The new armored body suit weighs

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Air force research lab roadmaps for game changing hypersonic vehicles, directed energy weapons and drones

Air Force Research Laboratory is working on key technologies in hypersonic air vehicles, directed-energy weapons and autonomy, or human-machine teaming, that will be “game-changers” Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers have developed an unarmed “cruise missile-like vehicle” that reached

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New Russian mach 6 hypersonic missile will enter production 2018 and then be used on ships, submarines, bombers

Russia's 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missile is expected to enter into production in 2018. The new weapon-which is capable of speeds of around Mach 5.0-Mach 6.0 is currently in testing The hypersonic missile-which is a component of the 3K22 Zircon

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Molecular mechanical computing design 2000 times more energy computation efficient than the upper bound estimate for the human brain

Up until now computer designs that have been theoretically known have been less energy efficient than the human brain. We could project supercomputers that could reach an exaFLOP and perhaps a zettaFLOP but the designs typically need megawatts to gigawatts

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Armored ground vehicles are testing combat lasers in the 10 kilowatt range nowand railguns tests, 30 kilowatt lasers next year

The Fires Battle Lab at Fort Sill is now experimenting with new weapons technology that could potentially replace the howitzers and air defense missile systems of today.Two laser systems and a railgun were demonstrated for the media at Thompson Hill

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Gene therapy has been used to reverse shortening telomere aging marker by 20 years in a human beings white blood cells

Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of Bioviva USA Inc. has become the first human being to be successfully rejuvenated by gene therapy, after her own company's experimental therapies reversed 20 years of normal telomere shortening. Telomere score is calculated according to telomere

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