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military technologyChina’s future railgun Navy 2025 predicted by US Intelligence

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U.S. intelligence believes China’s naval railguns will be operational and fully deployed by 2025. China has been testing a railgun on a naval ship since 2017. China has claimed to have made a breakthrough with medium voltage integrated DC power. …

venezuelaVenezuelan economy heading to complete collapse in months and probably a military coup

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Venezuela has begun to proactively shut-in oil production to cope with nearly replete terminal storage. This will further accelerate an output decline and bring them closer to 1 million barrels per day or even less. According to energy ministry official …

elon muskElectric Tesla Roadster with rockets will beat all performance metrics of gas sports cars

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Elon Musk wants the new Tesla Roadster is to beat gas sports cars on every performance metric by far and without exceptions. * faster from 0 to 60 mph * faster on the quarter mile * better braking, cornering and …

dronesWill future war be about ultra-massive drones swarms and super-weapons somewhat like Ender’s Game?

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a 2017 book by economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. The first three industrial revolutions are: 1. 1760 to 1840. the technologies were the steam engine, railroads, and machine …

artificial intelligenceIBM overcomes von Neumann bottleneck for AI hundreds of time faster using hundreds of times less energy

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IBM Research AI team demonstrated deep neural network (DNN) training with large arrays of analog memory devices at the same accuracy as a Graphical Processing Unit (GPU)-based system. This is a major step on the path to the kind of …

batteriesChina’s CATL making two giant battery factories with billion dollar funding

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) has raised nearly $1 billion to fund new battery plants. China will be making 70 percent of the world’s electric-vehicle batteries by 2021, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). China is already the world’s …

nuclearOn track to commercial extraction of uranium from seawater

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater. LCW, …

air pollutionClean future trucks with gasoline-alcohol engines at half the cost of alternatives

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The US trucking industry is being pressured to deal with diesel emissions. California would require that NOx emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks be cut by about 90 percent relative to today’s cleanest diesel. India and China mostly do not …

energyPerovskite and silicon tandem solar could beat silicon solar in some to many situations

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Researchers from EPFL’s Photovoltaics Laboratory and the CSEM PV-center have developed an economically competitive solution to silicon solar cells. They have integrated a perovskite cell directly on top of a standard silicon-based cell, obtaining a record efficiency of 25.2 percent. …

energyIndonesia and ThorCon continue working towards thorium reactor

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Bob Effendi, a native of Indonesia, helped ThorCon win its 2015 deals with Indonesian companies to work on thorium nuclear power. In 2015, three state-owned companies in Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with a U.S.-based firm called Martingale. They …