Monthly Archive: January 2018

chinaInfographic – US vs Russia vs China on military hardware procurement 2016 and 2025

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Nextbigfuture had combined several sources to determine how much Russia, China and the United States spend on military hardware (tanks, planes, ships and research.) Nextbigfuture is working with to create infographics. * Russia announced their ten-year military hardware spending …

air pollutionsVW hid failed diesel exhaust tests on Monkeys

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VW Diesel exhaust tests on monkeys were never supposed to come to light. The final report on VW exhaust fume tests with monkeys was not published. BILD is in possession of the 58-page secret lab report (study number: FY15-050). The …

appBillionaires Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet are teaming with JP Morgan Chase to disrupt healthcare insurance

No Comments, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are forming an independent company, “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” to “provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.” They say they’ll be “tackling the …

entertainmentReady Player One Trailers

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Ready Player One is set in a near-future dystopian Earth, the population spends most of its time in an interconnected virtual space called the OASIS. When the founder of OASIS dies and bequeaths ownership of OASIS to the first person …

entertainmentAntman and Wasp Trailer

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The Marvel Ant-Man and the Wasp movie will be in theaters July 6th. Here it the trailer.

businessWhat is hot in multi-billion dollar RNAi, Gene therapy and CAR-T biotech?

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There were two biotech buyouts this week. Celgene bought CAR-T player Juno Therapeutics for $9 billion and Sanofi buying blood disorder biotech Bioverativ for $11 billion. Kite Pharmaceuticals, CAR-T company, got acquired late in 2017 by Gilead for $12 billion. …

chinaChina’s 240 petaflop supercomputer and 200+ petaflop US supercomputer will be competing in a few months

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China will be launching one of three pre-exaFlop supercomputers later this year. The new supercomputer will be 200 times faster and have 100 times more storage capacity than the Tianhe-1 supercomputer, China’s first petaflop supercomputer launched in 2010, Zhang said. …

materialsSuper-strong aluminum as strong as steel

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Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications. “Most lightweight aluminum alloys are soft and have inherently low mechanical strength, which hinders more widespread industrial …

afghanistanFit soldiers = Fitness Apps = Massive security leak

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Australian student Nathan Ruser noticed that trails from Strava users in certain countries made it possible to identify military bases and other facilities operated by countries, including the U.S., in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria. Strava released …

armyChina gathering AI and quantum technology researchers as part of military applications push

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China has gathered 120 researchers from around the military to work for its top research institute as part of a push to develop military applications for artificial intelligence and quantum technology. More than 95 percent of the new recruits enlisted …