Economist magazine predicts that China’s economy will pass the US economy in 2018

The Economist magazine forecasts that China economy at market rates will pass the US economy in 2018 They also predict 2020 for China stock markets to exceed the valuation of US stock markets 2023 for China consumer spending to pass the US 2025 for China defense spending to pass the US Nextbigfuture has been predicting …

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Dwave quantum computers for the next few years

Dwave quantum computers at 512 qubits should run some algorithms that achieve a speed advantage I’m some cases. However, there are a lot of supercomputers and a petaflop scale machine could come down to $10 million prices in the next year. The main utility of the quantum computers will be to run unique quantum algorithms …

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Brain’s Connective Cells Are Much More Than Glue

Glia cells also regulate learning and memory, new Tel Aviv University (TAU) research finds. Glia cells, named for the Greek word for “glue,” hold the brain’s neurons together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviors, but scientists have long puzzled over their prominence in the activities of the brain dedicated to learning …

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LG To Unveil 84 inch Ultra HD 3D Television

LG Electronics will unveil the world’s largest ultra-high-definition (UHD) 3D TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month. The LG 3D-capable UDTV will feature a native screen resolution of 3840×2160 – which equates to eight million pixels and four times the resolution of a full HD panel – as well as …

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Longevity highlights for 2011

Fightaging has a review of antiaging highlights for 2011. Recent analysis of a bisphosphonate treatment for osteoporosis, or age-related loss of bone mass and strength, has turned up an intriguing finding – the treatment considerably improves life expectancy in the recipients. It’s not often that an effect of this magnitude turns up out of the …

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China lays out space plans until 2016

UPDATED- China Daily has a copy of the white paper that describes China space programme’s five-year plan, a China National Space Administration (CNSA) pronounced a Long March-5 rockets “will use non-toxic and pollution-free propellant”. This would catch up to Russian and American rockets that have been using non-toxic fuel for a few decades. BBC News- …

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Longevity news

1. Fightaging notes that FDA regulation makes it impossible to meet demand or to try to develop and offer meaningful products. The US and the FDA then reach out internationally to try to block the black market in medical progress (through stem cell and other treatments for people with otherwise terminal diseases. Four people were …

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Design of a Polymer–Carbon Nanohybrid Junction by Interface Modeling for Efficient Printed Transistors

ACS Nano – Molecularly hybridized materials composed of polymer semiconductors (PSCs) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) may provide a new way to exploit an advantageous combination of semiconductors, which yields electrical properties that are not available in a single-component system. We demonstrate for the first time high-performance inkjet-printed hybrid thin film transistors with an electrically …

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Molecular carpet-weaving – Two-dimensional networks from boron acids

Stable two-dimensional networks of organic molecules are important components in various nanotechnology processes. However, producing these networks, which are only one atom thick, in high quality and with the greatest possible stability currently still poses a great challenge. Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) have now successfully created just such networks made …

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A Russian nuclear submarine caught fire but it was successful put out

A Russian nuclear submarine caught fire Thursday, but officials say there was no radiation leak and no one was injured. The fire on the Yekaterinburg submarine happened while the vessel was docked for repairs in the northern Murmansk region. The Russian Defense Ministry said all of the submarine’s weapons had been unloaded before the repairs …

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