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F35 oxygen deprivation of pilots forces grounding of 55 jets

The U.S. Air Force has grounded 55 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Arizona’s Luke Air Force base following five incidents in which pilots experienced symptoms of oxygen deprivation. The pilots “reported physiological incidents while flying” but a backup

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Jurvetson has a vision of AI everywhere and other VC see DNA and microbiome breakthroughs

What new trends will emerge in the next several years with the potential for explosive growth in about five years’ time? The Churchill Club’s most anticipated events of the year: the 19th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate provided some

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Earth’s middle mantle could have as much water as in all the Oceans

Japanese and German researchers have found evidence that suggests the middle of Earth’s mantle holds as much water as the planet’s oceans. If scientists can prove without doubt that the middle mantle is filled with water, it calls into question

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World GDP growth projected to be 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has predicted that the global economy is set to grow 3.5 percent in 2017, followed by an increase to 3.6 percent in 2018 as confidence is increasing and investment and trade are picking

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Lockheed confident of being able to build a 4600 mph spyplane drone in 2018

Lockheed Martin says hypersonic technologies are now sufficiently mature to enable progress towards a flight demonstrator. In March 2016, Lockheed CEO Hewson stated that the company was on the verge of a technological breakthrough that would allow its conceptual SR-72

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China completing construction of military bases in South China Sea

China is building three air bases in the Spratlys (Fiery Cross, Subhi and Mischief reef) and another on Woody Island in the Paracels will allow Chinese military aircraft to operate over nearly the entire South China Sea. The same is

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Novel All Carbon Transistor developed

A researcher with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today’s electronic devices. “The concept

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Global diarrhea deaths down by a third since 2005 but still kill 1.3 million each year

The number of children dying worldwide of diarrhea fell by a third between 2005 and 2015, researchers have found. The study says better access to clean water and sanitation is key, with fewer weak and malnourished children becoming infected. New

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China attempting to leap beyond current US technology with first electric drive on a military submarine

Chinese state media has reported that the Cihina is fitting its newest nuclear sub with an electromagnetic engine that sounds a lot like Tom Clancy’s fictional Red October engine. Rear Admiral Ma Weiming, China’s top naval engineer, is notably responsible

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China developing arsenal ship that would have a high speed hydroplaning mode and submersible capability

Reports claim there has been substantial design work and concept proofing for a new underwater arsenal ship in China. A leading chinese naval engineer Professor Dong Wei Cai continued to work on a key aspect of the arsenal ship design:

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China developing arsenal ship that would have a high speed hydroplaning mode and submersible capability

Reports claim there has been substantial design work and concept proofing for a new underwater arsenal ship in China. A leading chinese naval engineer Professor Dong Wei Cai continued to work on a key aspect of the arsenal ship design:

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Gene therapy turns off severe allergies in animals and could eventually cure humans of allergies and asthma

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland. A team led by Associate Professor Ray Steptoe at the UQ Diamantina Institute has been able

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Moore Law is Dead but GPU will get 1000X faster by 2025

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has become the first head of a major semiconductor company to say what academics have been suggesting for some time: Moore’s Law is dead. Since 1975, the number of transistors on a chip doubled every two

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US Navy could keep dozens of older ships for 40-45 years instead of 35 years to reach 355 ship goal

The US Navy could get to a 355 ship navy in 2030 instead of 2045 by spending more to maintain cruisers, destroyers, amphibious class ships, and other Steel hulled ships. They could not extend the lives of submarines, aircraft carriers

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Weak Paris Agreement Commitments are already mostly on track to not be kept

What are the commitments made by 184 countries related to the Paris Agreement on the environment ? Developed countries have offered absolute economy-wide emissions targets (the United States, for instance, had pledged to reduce its emissions 26-28 percent from 2005

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NASA Solar Plus Probe named after scientist who predicted that the solar wind would exist

NASA has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft — humanity’s first mission to a star, which will launch in 2018 — as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. Parker believed there was high speed matter and

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If Waymo could capture 10% of global car miles driven by 2030 then it would have $700 billion valuation

Morgan Stanley analysts Brian Nowak and Adam Jonas say Alphabets Waymo self-driving car unit could be worth $70 billion. Waymo could be a good spin out candidate and that its value is not being taken into account in Alphabet’s current

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US Air Force Research lab working on externally mounted pods with combat lasers and power systems

Air Force Chief Scientist Greg Zacharias told Scout Warrior in an exclusive interview that the AFRL (Air Force Research Lab) is already working on experimental demonstrator laser weapons able to bolt-on to an aircraft. The AFRL is working on externally-mounted

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US will test first intercept of an ICBM

The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, U.S. officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one. The test, scheduled

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Mass Producible Quantum Computers

A team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Sandia National Laboratories reports a new technique for creating targeted defects in diamond materials, which is simpler and more precise than its predecessors and could benefit diamond-based quantum computing devices. Quantum

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