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futureUS Navy and Missile Defense Agency Megawatt Lasers by 2023-2024

In 2018, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency had targeted demonstrating megawatt lasers by 2023-2024. The US Army recently had an announcement of a contract for 250-300 kilowatt lasers on a large truck by 2024. This means that four …

camerasUS Military Will Use Big Brother Monitoring Technology to Track All Movement in the USA

The US Military will conduct high altitude MESH networking radar tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats. High altitude balloons will fly at twice the altitude of …

airplanesReal-Life Green Goblin Flies Hoverboard Across English Channel at Over 100 mph

French inventor Franky Zapata successfully flew across the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard. Zapata develops hydroelectric jet technologies and products. This version used five small jet engines and Zapata carried kerosene in a backpack. It has 1500 horsepower. The …

dronesRoadmap to Over 50% Heat to Electricity for Cars, Drones and Space Probes

Researchers achieved 29.1 ± 0.4% thermophotovoltaic power conversion efficiency, by reuse of unabsorbed subbandgap photons. They have roadmap to achieve higher efficiencies by separately considering the realistic improvements of material, device, and chamber parameters. With the improvement of these parameters, …

artificial intelligenceAI Enabled Fast Global Mapping as Surprise Most of the World is Still Not Mapped

Facebook, OpenStreetMap, and Map with AI are creating tools that will enable vastly faster mapping of unmapped roads and other unmapped feature. Artificial intelligence to predict features on high-resolution satellite imagery; these features are then populated in our RapiD map …

brainThought Transparent World and Privacy

Facebook has created devices that read all the words of your inner voice and Elon Musk’s Neuralink is creating brain-computer interfaces (BCI) that will have thousands and later millions of nodes. Temporarily mitigating remote mind-reading of your inner voice could …

chinaChina Claims Metamaterial Breakthroughs for Stealth Fighters

Chinese scientists claims to have several breakthroughs in stealth materials technology that will make fighter jets and other weapons lighter, cheaper to build and able to avoid radar detection. Professor Luo Xiangang and colleagues at the Institute of Optics and …