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militaryAdam Savage Made Real Life Flying Iron Man Armor

Adam Savage has made bullet-proof Iron Man Armor using 3D printed titanium and a flying jet suit from Gravity. It is more precisely a real-life Titanium Man (comic book enemy of Iron Man). The US military (Special Ops) recently canceled …

energyParachute Power for Exploring Moons and Planets with Atmospheres

Descent probe or lander power is a key resource for planetary exploration, and is a particular challenge where solar power is difficult to utilize efficiently and alternative power sources are expensive, risky, or complex. Short duration, battery-powered probes have successfully …

6gSamsung Begins 6G Wireless Research Center

Samsung has created the Advanced Communications Research Center to start research into 6G wireless. 6G will use machine learning for intelligent capacity and routing management and could yield speeds up to 1TB. 6G aims to integrate satellites for global coverage …

spaceCarnival of Space 614

1. Universe Today – SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried. 2. Nextbigfuture- Single Stage Point to Point Up To 6000 Miles With Mach 20 SpaceX Starship 3. Cosmoquest – Background …

chinaUS Has to Out Innovate China in Long Term Technology Competition

China is seeking technological self-sufficiency and even superiority in key industries. It has concentrated military spending on advanced technologies. Its Belt and Road Initiative proposes a trillion-dollar investment program to project China’s influence across the world. What is China’s grand …

armyUS Army Approves Plans for Microwave, Laser and Hypersonic Weapons

The US Army has approved plans for high-powered microwave weapons, laser weapons and the development of hypersonic missiles. The Army will test a 50-kilowatt laser on an 8×8 Stryker armored vehicle by 2021 and then a 100-kW one on a …

artificial intelligenceTuSimple Testing Self-Driving Trucks for US Postal Service

uSimple self-driving trucks is starting a short pilot program with the US Postal Service. They will complete five round trips between Phoenix and Dallas using autonomous semis operated by TuSimple. Letters and packages moving between Phoenix and Dallas will travel …

agricultureSwarm Satellites Has Smallest Satellites and Will Have Low Data Rate Global Coverage

Swarm Technologies makes the smallest satellite at one-quarter the size of a 1U cubesat. They raised $25 million in a series A. The round was led by Craft Ventures and Sky Dayton, founder of EarthLink and Boingo, with participation from …