exaflopMost powerful supercomputer in Texas by 2019 with new cooling technology

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A 250 petaflop supercomputer immersed in liquid coolant is being built in Texas. In 2019, it could be the world’s most powerful supercomputer. 40,000 server immersed in coolant are going into a data center in Houston. It is being built …

astronomyCarnival of Space 583- Quantum Assisted Scope for 10,000 kilometer optical scope

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The Carnival of Space 583 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Next Generation Telescopes Could Use “Teleportation” to Take Better Images The standard technique of locally recording the light at each telescope results in too much noise to …

entertainmentAnime themed mobile games are huge in China

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China’s mobile gaming market recorded total revenue of 35.6 billion yuan (US$5.1 billion) for the third quarter. This was up 17% year-on-year and 10 percent sequentially. Anime-themed titles generated nearly 40% of total gross revenue from the two dozen new …

militaryRussian catamaran aircraft carrier would have good air power for size

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Russia showed off a ship model and design for a small catamaran aircraft carrier. It would have less than half the weight than a US super-carrier but would have almost half the planes and close to the same flight deck. …

roboticsPets vs Pet bots vs Smart Speakers

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Sony has tried to merge pet dogs with smart speakers in the $2899 new version of the Aibo robot dog. Here we will compare pet dogs and cats vs pet bots vs smart speakers. Smart speakers have reached sales of …

chinaWhats next for megaregion integration after Hong Kong Superbridge?

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China wants every part of the Pearl River Delta region commutable within about one hour. They have just opened the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world to connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai as part of this plan. China will …

spaceNASA picks SSL to develop key fuel depot technology

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SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, was selected by NASA for two separate public-private partnerships to develop two vital “Tipping Point” spacecraft technologies. Maxar has over …

moonWill NASA funding help struggling lunar lander companies get to the moon?

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NASA is asking for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads to be placed onto commercial lunar landers. NASA is also supporting commercially developed small lunar landers. NASA will pick 8 to 12 experiments in 2019 for launch no earlier than …

batteriesBYD confident all new cars in China will be electric by 2030

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China’s electric car makers predict that 6 million electric cars per year will be sold in 2023 in China. This would be 20% of China’s 30 million new car sales in 2023. Currently China sells about 24-25 million new cars …

asiaA Hong Kong megaproject could mean trillions

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Kaizer Lau Ping-cheung, a former surveyor and lawmaker, says the 1,700 hectare Lantau land reclamation project proposed by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is too small. He claims the 1,700-hectare reclamation project off Lantau Island will break even within …