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dronesChina targeting long range drone with 20 tons of payload by 2020

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China drone company Tengoen’s has the Tb-001 drone which is twin-engine, double-tail drone. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 2.8 tons, a range of more than 3,700 miles, and provisions to carry two 220-pound bombs or missiles. Tengoen has …

energyTokomak fusion project might deliver commercial power in 100th year 1985-2085

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A tokomak nuclear fusion demonstration power plant (DEMO) will not arrive before 2050. Such DEMO would show that controlled nuclear fusion can generate net electrical power and mark the final step before the construction of a commercial fusion power plant. …

exoskeletonSuitX lowers cost of full body medical mobility exoskeleton to $40,000

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The Phoenix exoskeleton is the world’s lightest and most advanced exoskeleton designed to help people with mobility disorders to be upright and mobile. In the clinic, at home, and in the workplace Phoenix has successfully enabled many individuals to stand …

chinaUS is behind on hypersonic weapons as Russia has ten Mig 31s flying its mach 10 hypersonic missiles

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Today, there are ten Russian Mig 31 aircraft that are on experimental combat duty and are ready to use the hypersonic mach 10 Kinzhal depending on the situation. (Source : Russian deputy defense minister Yury Borisov at the Russian Star) …

armyUS Army will work with Uber on co-rotating propellers for flying cars

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The Army is joining forces with Uber to build out technology that could help get the next generation of military helicopters and a proposed fleet of flying taxis off the ground. The rideshare company and Army Research Lab announced Tuesday …

cubesatCoast Guard will test cubesats to monitor Arctic

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Two small satellites, scheduled for launch in 2018, will provide the Coast Guard with the opportunity to test the effectiveness of satellite communications in supporting Arctic search and rescue missions. These satellites, or “cubesats,” are capable of detecting transmissions from …

air forceUS Air Force Falcon Heavy mission pushed to October, 2018

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The US Air Force is the first paying customer for a Falcon Heavy mission. The STP-2 mission has a number of objectives, including demonstrating the new rocket’s capabilities and launching several satellites. The U.S. Air Force is targeting October for …

elon muskSpaceX and Tesla cooperate on advanced materials

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Tesla and SpaceX have been building material engineering teams to develop new advanced materials for their respective products. The teams are so interlinked that Tesla recruiters referred to them as a “SpaceX/Tesla Materials Engineering organization. Two years ago, Musk hired …

elon muskFalcon 9 block 5 is on the launch pad

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Elon Musk has stated the following goals with the SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 there will be up to 300 more flights of Falcon 9 Block 5 before retirement of the rocket. – Block 5 is really it’s the 6th …

futureSouth Korea will have wide availability of 10 Gbps internet by the end of this year

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South Korea’s SK Broadband announced the launch of its new 2.5Gbps (gigabit per second) high-speed internet service. the Giga Premium service is three times faster than the already fast South Korea internet services. Existing customers who sign up for the …