futureUS Air Force putting $10 billion into next generation fighter designs with hypersonic tech and AI

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The US Air Force is already accelerating the development of a sixth-generation fighter as China ramps up its military. The Air Force is investing $10 billion in the next generation fighter platform over the next five years. This is $2.7 …

chinaXi Jinping sets himself up to be China’s leader for life

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China’s ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country’s president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. Xi …

elon muskElon touts Global gigabit broadband

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Elon Musk tweets that the Starlink constellation of thousands of gigabit per second internet satellites will help get internet to the last billion and areas in the developed world with bad internet service. Two demo SpaceX internet satellites were launched …

futureFirst Topological superconductor will enable new very long coherence time Quantum computers

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A research team at Chalmers University of Technology is now among the first in the world to submit results indicating that they have actually succeeded in manufacturing a topological superconductor. In solid state materials Majorana fermions only appear to occur …

memristorMemtransistors advance neuromorphic computing

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A Northwestern research team has developed a novel device called a “memtransistor,” which operates much like a neuron by performing both memory and information processing. With combined characteristics of a memristor and transistor, the memtransistor also encompasses multiple terminals that …

futureMeasuring quantum computer reliability

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Researchers have determined a method to identify characteristic statistical signatures across unmeasurable probability distributions. Instead of a complete “fingerprint,” they were able to distill the information from data sets which were reduced to make them usable. Using that information, they …

elon muskSpaceX fairings were recovered intact after landing in water

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Just 24 hours after gently landing in the ocean, SpaceX recovery technicians have successfully recovered one half of an intact Falcon payload fairing for the first time ever. Next month it seems certain there will be a successful recovery of …

futureD-Wave and UK Department of business trying to use quantum algorithms to improve logistics and planning

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D-Wave Systems is involved in a grant-funded UK project to improve logistics and planning operations using quantum computing algorithms. The work will focus on an area known as AI/Hierarchical Task Network planning techniques, used to optimize resource management and operations …

dwaveD-Wave Quantum systems gets $20 million more in funding and talks to Softbank about hundreds of millions

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D-Wave Systems, the leader in quantum computing systems and software, announced that it has met the key conditions to lock in new funding of $20 million. In April 2017, D-Wave closed on the first $30 million tranche of convertible notes …

Nextbigfuture had to restore from database backup

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Nextbigfuture had a database corruption after the hosting service had a datacenter outage. The last two articles on Spinlaunch and China’s crispr gene therapy against cancer had to be recreated. This may not have restored some comments on those articles. …