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armyComposite metal foams provide armor protection for one third the weight and make super car bumpers

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Stainless steel composite metal foam can replace rolled homogeneous steel armor with the same protection for one-third of the weight. According to the material’s inventor the material would make a great bumper, as the sponginess of the metal foam soaks …

chinaChina GDP in 2018 tracking at 10.5% higher and China will pass world per person averages in 2019

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China’s GDP for the first quarter of 2018 was 19.88 trillion yuan. This was 10.5% more than the first quarter of 2017 (18.03 trillion yuan). The exchange rate is 6.32 yuan per US dollar. The exchange has been in the …

astronomyCarnival of Space 558

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The Carnival of Space 558 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Living Underground on Other Worlds. Exploring Lava Tubes Future Moon and Mars colonists will already be facing a life underground, to hide from the surface radiation, micrometeorite …

entertainmentAvengers Infinity War opens April 27 and more clips are available

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Avengers Infinity War has an extended Movie Clip with Avengers Vs Black Order Fight Scene. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a …

blockchainBillion dollar blockchain investment funds and industrial parks in China

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The Xiongan Global Blockchain Innovation Fund was jointly funded (raised) by the Yuhang District Government, the Future Science and Technology City Administrative Committee, and Hangzhou Haoyu Investment Management Co., Ltd. The scale of the fund is up to 10 billion …

electric carsTesla Model 3 production over 2500 and on track to 3000 per week

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Bloomberg’s best estimate is that Tesla has manufactured 19,997 Model 3s so far, and is now building approximately 2,556 a week. They indicate that Tesla is on track to build 3000 Model 3’s per week by the end of April …

australiaAustralia tries to reign in corruption on A$50 billion submarine purchase

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Australia has an A$50 billion (USD 38 billion) contract to build 12 submarines with a French company. Australia’s biggest-ever capital project will siphon billions in taxpayer dollars to a foreign entity (DCNS, now the Naval Group) which is embroiled in …

businessTesla Model S and Model 3 dominate the large, small and midsize US luxury car category

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The Tesla Model S had 6730 sales in the first quarter of 2018, which was more than the second and third place luxury car sales combined. The Tesla Model S was 34% of all luxury car sales in the USA. …

armyUS Army has focused effort to replace Abrams and Bradley with tests by 2019 and deployments by 2025

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By late 2019, the U.S. Army could field up to three manned and unmanned combat vehicles to help determine the future of heavy army fighting vehicles. The US army effort appears focused and appears inspired by the Russian Armata combat …

darpaUS Air Force has $1.2 billion in new hypersonic weapon spending to catch up to Russia and China

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The U.S. Air Force this week awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $928 million contract to develop a prototype hypersonic cruise missile, or the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon. The project is one of two hypersonic weapon prototyping efforts the service is …