China will launch nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2025

China might have a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the water by 2025. China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which refitted China’s first aircraft carrier and built its second confirmed that a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was in the works. The reports are from the South China Morning Post and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. CSIC is also …

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Stratolaunch approaches first flight

Stratolaunch is the world’s largest aircraft by wingspan and is the largest all-composite plane ever built. Utilizing six Boeing 747 engines for a payload capacity of over 500,000 lbs. and an operational range of approximately 2,000 nautical miles, Stratolaunch is capable of delivering payloads to multiple orbits and inclinations in a single mission. Stratolaunch’s reusability …

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Big future in low cost small rockets

Customizable smallsats can cost as little as $11,000 these day. Planet Labs now operates more than 200 Earth-observing smallsats for governments, agricultural companies, investment firms and others. 6,200 smallsats are expected to be launch over the next two decades. This does not count possibly tens of thousands of small internet satellites. Most smallsat operators buy …

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Stretchable-Wearable sensors will be game changer for stroke rehabilitation

A groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. The sensors stick directly to the skin, moving with the body and providing detailed health metrics including heart function, muscle activity and quality of sleep. “Stretchable electronics allow us to see what is …

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China’s inexpensive missile firing drones and long duration solar drone

China’s domestically-produced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Caihong 4 (CH-4) recently completed a six-day live-fire test with various ammunition. The tested CH-4 is an upgraded version of the model which was first produced in 2015. This was the first time that the UAV conducted a highly concentrated live-fire test carrying multiple kinds of ammunition, with functions …

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First 3 nanometer test chip tapeout from Cadence Designs

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its extensive, long-standing collaboration has resulted in the industry’s first 3nm test chip tapeout. The tapeout project, geared toward advancing 3nm chip design, was completed using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and 193 immersion (193i) lithography-oriented design rules and the Cadence® Innovus™ Implementation System and Genus™ Synthesis Solution. …

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Set a calendar reminder for March 9 to tweet out support for New Stargate TV shows

Stargate Fans should prepare to make some twitter noise on March 9, according to Mallozzi. At 6pm on the west coast and 9pm on the east coast and international fans will have their own tweetfest on March 10 at 8pm GMT. Fifteen minutes before the tweetfest, the official @StargateNow Twitter handle will tweet out what …

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SpaceX getting better reusability with vastly improved and expanded heat shielding

SpaceX is using vastly improved heat shielding to achieve high reusability goals with the block 5 version of the Falcon 9. SpaceX wants 10 flights with a bare minimum of refurbishment and 100 or more launches with intermittent maintenance. Chris G – NSF, Assistant managing editor, journalist, and writer for @NASASpaceflight tweeted out a photo …

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At least one single-cell organism could survive on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

A team of researchers found that there is at least one life form on Earth that likely would do just fine living under the presumed conditions on Enceladus. It’s a single-celled organism known as Methanothermococcus okinawensis that lives in hydrothermal vents more than 3,000 feet below sea level off the coast of Japan. Based on …

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Ford will test self-driving car business models in Miami Florida and has already started pizza delivery

Ford is headed to Florida to test and prove out their self-driving car business model. With the help of Miami-Dade County, we’re taking our service directly to the streets of Miami and Miami Beach. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Giménez is a champion of innovative technology and applying it to help improve life for residents of …

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