Lockheed Martin to Deliver World Record-Setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army. In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables …

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Zaptec Plasma Lightning Pulses For Ultracompact Space Mining

Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) and Zaptec sign a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how technologies developed by Zaptec for the oil and gas industry can be utilised in lunar mining. SEC is focusing on building a supply chain for extraction of water ice and minerals from the surface of the Moon, to convert the resources …

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Soft Exosuit could overcome problems with heavier exoskeletons

A DARPA and Harvard lightweight Soft Exosuit overcomes the drawbacks of traditional, heavier exoskeleton systems, such as power-hungry battery packs and rigid components that can interfere with natural joint movement. It is made of soft, functional textiles woven into a piece of smart clothing that is pulled on like a pair of pants, and is …

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A better look at the DARPA Warrior Web lightweight, soft clothing like exosuit

Targeting a specific set of applications where a wearer needs some partial assistance from a robot, Wyss Institute researchers are pursuing a new paradigm: the use of soft clothing-like “exosuits.” An exosuit does not contain any rigid elements, so the wearer’s bone structure must sustain all the compressive forces normally encountered by the body — …

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50 Tesla and Other Superconducting Possibilities

1. Charging superconductors will get a lot more efficient and cost effective 2. Superconducting magnets could achieve 50 tesla in about 5 years 3. Superconducting wire should cost about 4 times less on a price performance basis in three years 4. Superconducting motors should be in a few hundred or a few thousand vehicles by …

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Crime Prediction algorithm improves police deployment to reduce property crime by 25%

Technology Review – A recent study suggests that computers could be better than seasoned police analysts at predicting when and where crime will strike next in a busy city. Software tested in Los Angeles was twice as good as human analysts at predicting where burglaries and car break-ins might happen, according to a company deploying …

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