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Device generates power while purifying air of air pollution

Researchers from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light in order to function. “We use a

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Printing at over 125000 dots per inch or 400 times the resolution of an iPhone 7 display

A new printing process can print images at 100,000 dpi, suggesting much higher resolution than can be obtained using pigmenting. Some test images were just 50 nanometres wide and were printed at a resolution of 127,000 DPI (dots per inch).

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Pro-EU Macron wins French Presidency

Pre-election polls had forecast a sizable Macron victory, and he appeared to have delivered, with projections issued after polls closed showing him with around 65 percent of the vote. Macron promised to reform two institutions notoriously resistant to change: the

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Spacex set for second booster relaunch in June

SpaceX’s second re-launch of a previously used Falcon 9 rocket booster is targeted for next month, for a mission launching a Bulgarian communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center. The turnaround time between missions will be significantly shorter — five months

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A Crazier World would make Bitcoin and Etherium Stronger

Bitcoin and Etherium have been surging for months. There seems to be an increasing amount of capital flows into bitcoin from around the globe. “The biggest driver right now is you’re starting to see institutional investors take a keen interest

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UK team indicates over 50 photons needed for Boson Sampling Quantum Supremacy

Scott Aaronson talked about the China quantum computer researchers achieving 5 photon boson sampling and the theoretical work of a Bristol team. The Bristol give numerical evidence that BosonSampling, with n photons and m modes, can be approximately simulated by

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China builds five qubit quantum computer sampling and will scale to 20 qubits by end of this year and could any beat regular computer next year

Chinese researchers have built a 10 qubit quantum computer. China builds ten qubit quantum computer, They will scale to 20 qubits by end of this year and could beat the performance of any regular computer next year with a 30

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US Navy To Field New Drones, Combat Lasers and ships with Railguns

The US Navy is making progress developing unmanned systems and directed energy weapons. Congress would like to see more effort operationalizing and fielding these technologies. The Navy has done a good job getting test versions of the laser weapon system

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China’s One Belt One could be many trillions in investment in the 2020s

China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is likely to have “modest” short-term impact on total investment and overall economic growth in the vast region, says Oxford Economics. Launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, OBOR aims to create

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First body transplant will be in China within ten months

Prof. Sergio Canavero, a neurosurgeon from Torino, Italy, is planning the world’s first transplantation of a human head (aka body transplant) within ten months. He gave an interview to OOOM magazine. Sergio is together with various teams in the US,

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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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