californiaCalifornia high speed rail is doomed and ultimately will cost $19.5 billion to repay in bonds including interest

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The cost of the 119 mile Central Valley section has now officially gone up to $10.6 billion. California does not have budgeted money to finish. California has to find extra money for that section. California High Speed Rail Authority will …

future weaponsDefense Innovation Board Recommends how to Boost US military innovation

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The Defense Innovation Board is an organization set up in 2016 to bring the technological innovation and best practice of Silicon Valley to the U.S. Military. The board will have up to a dozen members selected by the chair (Eric …

grapheneGraphene Nanoribbons are 100 times brighter than previous single molecule devices

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Researchers observed a bright and narrow band emission of red light from individual graphene nanoribbons, only 7-atom-wide, at a high intensity comparable to bright light-emitting devices made from carbon nanotubes. Optical emission was up to 10 million photons per second, …

physicsRussian and UK physicists develop superconducting quantum state detectors

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Russian and UK physicists have developed a superconducting quantum state detectors. The researchers, who come from MIPT, the Institute of Microelectronics and High Purity Materials of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Royal Holloway, University of London The detector consists …

chinaChina has an increasing dependence on oil imports

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China’s apparent oil demand is expected to rise 4.6% year on year to hit 600 million mt (12.05 million b/d) in 2018, with net crude imports to increase 7.7% to 451 million mt, according to a report released Tuesday by …

businessChina’s mobile payments volume could exceed global credit card volume in 2018

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Digital payments in China are processed by scanning QR codes at the point of sales which link to the customer’s bank account in China. China’s mobile payments were 58.8 trillion yuan in 2016. Xinhua News reported that consumers in China’s …

launchSpaceX now targeting Friday or the weekend for Falcon Heavy static fire test

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SpaceX teams are working towards the eventual launch of the SpaceX three-core Falcon Heavy rocket. It will likely lift off on its demonstration flight early this year. SpaceX has delayed the static fire test of the 230-foot-tall rocket’s 27 Merlin …

armyUS Army plans to successfully revamp and future weapons that ten times better than today

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The US Army plans to reform the acquisition bureaucracy, embracing commercial technology and rigorously prototyping new tech to work out bugs to achieve 10 fold improvement on its weapons. General Mark Milley said the US Army can improve 10-fold on …

agingReinventing the wheel, robots, drones and transportation with the Revolve Foldable wheel

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Revolve has a groundbreaking innovation – the foldable wheel. The foldable wheel including a double hub, a rim with rubberized sectors, and spokes pivotly connecting each hub with the sectors of the rim. The sectors of the rim can be …

antiagingLongeveron developing stem cell treatments for Frailty, Alzheimers and other aging diseases

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Longeveron is a life sciences company developing biological solutions for aging and aging-associated diseases through the use of Allogeneic Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, harvested and grown at our facility in Miami, Florida, from adult-donor bone marrow. Longeveron is a privately …