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Israeli Intelligence Hacked Kapersky in 2014 and uncovered Russian Intelligence Hacking

It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs. What gave the Russian hacking,

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Could Masayoshi Son get trillions in wealth funds mobilized for Singularity investments ?

Masayoshi Son is raising a $100 billion Vision Fund and is rapidly investing in startups, doing deals with established companies and buying out larger companies. Masayohshi is already talking about a second Vision Fund. Could Masayoshi Son convince middle eastern,

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Russian Armata production falters – shift to upgrading old tanks

The Russian Armata program, a universal chassis system that is intended to be the foundational element for Russia’s future armor force and includes the third-generation T-14 main battle tank (MBT), could be in danger of being cancelled, following recent announcements

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If Mars ice were melted it would cover planet to depth of 35 meters

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield notes that Mars has 5 million cubic km of ice, enough to cover the whole planet to a depth of 35 meters or 115 ft. Mars has 5 million cubic km of ice, enough to cover

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Anti-drone weapons – Lasers and shotgun shells with nets

The Pentagon has launched a $700 million cash program to combat ISIS’ lethal fleet of drones. ISIS is increasingly using drones on the battlefield, and the Pentagon hopes that the new cash programme will help to combat these weapons. Lockheed

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Wireless 5G networks will be deployed in 2019

Rajeev Suri, president and CEO of Nokia, said Nokia expects 5G networks to be deployed in 2019, with widespread trials next year. 5G technology will enable carriers to provide solutions to a greater number of use cases. He said a

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Magnetic Shield against massive solar flares

Solar flares are capable of causing widespread technological damage. Researchers outline a mitigation strategy to protect our planet by setting up a magnetic shield to deflect charged particles at the Lagrange point L1, and demonstrate that this approach appears to

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Google Loon will restore Puerto Rico internet and Elon Musk will provide solar and batteries

More than 90 percent of people on the island of Puerto Rico don’t have power, and more than 80 percent don’t have access to wireless cell service, according to the most recent advisories from FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission.

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Spacex is aiming for two rocket landings in 48 hours this weekend

Spacex is aiming for two rocket landings in 48 hours this weekend. Aiming for two rocket landings in 48 hours this weekend https://t.co/C1CZW2cQgv — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 4, 2017

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Tesla diverts resources to speed up Model 3 production ramp

Tela is still in the beginning of their model 4 production ramp, but every Model 3 is being built on the Model 3 production line, which is fully installed, powered on, producing vehicles, and increasing in automation every day. However,

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Middle Income Trap Myth and Analysis

The Economist reviewed the papers that analyzed possible middle income traps. In 2004 Foreign Affairs magazine published “Globalisation’s Missing Middle” by Geoffrey Garrett, then at the University of California, Los Angeles. This essay is cited much less often than the

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Carnival of Space 529

1. Universe Today -New Study Could Help Locate Subsurface Deposits of Water Ice on Mars A new study led by scientists from the Smithsonian Institution indicates that the subsurface region beneath Meridiani Planum could be ice-free. Though this may seem

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Tech Breakthrough Will Save The Electric Car Market

A new technology is here that has the potential to reshape lithium production like fracking reshaped oil.
 The global battery market is set to hit $120 billion in less than two years, and there’s a massive investor opportunity here in

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Optical mining of Asteroids

Optical Mining technology is a breakthrough approach to harvesting materials from asteroids, boulders, and regolith in microgravity. In Optical Mining, excavating and processing asteroid materials is accomplished by highly concentrated sunlight which we have shown can be used to drill

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Pacific Rim Uprising

Pacific Rim Uprising is the sequel to the 2013 film ‘Pacific Rim’. Guillermo del Toro directed the first one. The movie was giant mechs (Jaegers) fighting giant alien monsters (Kaijus). Steven S. DeKnight who directs Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil and some

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Edge of Tomorrow Sequel in development

There has been a script written for an Edge of Tomorrow sequel (or prequel). The issue now is getting the scheduling to work out between Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and director Doug Liman.

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Stratolaunch has successful tests and moves to 2020 commercial launch

The Stratolaunch team (funded by billionaire Paul Allen) is proud to announce that our aircraft is one step closer to providing convenient, reliable, and routine access to low Earth orbit. The first test flights are planned to begin in 2017,

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AI diagnosing and treating cancer

IBM Watson for Oncology uses the latest deep learning techniques to provide clinicians worldwide with evidence-based treatment plans. For many of Zhao’s patients – and countless others like them – Watson provides quite literally a lifeline. At least 40 hospitals

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When future historians look back at 2010-2050

When historians look back at the period from 1490 to 1530, the main way they frame it is that it was part of the Renaissance (1400-1700) and the beginning of the Age of Exploration (1500-1800). The successful Spacex BFR (150

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Spacex Big Rocket will go down in history like DC-3 and Caravel sailing ships

The 150 ton payload fully reusable Spacex Big F*ing Rocket (BFR) will make it easy to begin a true space age. Each Spacex BFR launch would enable the placement of 2 to 4 times larger space stations than the International

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