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artificial intelligenceUS Military Shipping Container Supercomputer Has 6 Petaflop Performance

The Department of Defense (DoD)’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has a supercomputer in a shipping container with 6 PetaFLOPS of performance. It will be used for both training and inference workloads. It has 1.3 Petabytes of solid-state storage. …

historyProblems With Germans Win WW2 Scenarios

There are many fictional stories where Germany or Germany and Japan win World War 2. The stories usually ignore how this happens or give a few sentence reason like the Germans develop the A-bomb first. There are other exercises in …

air forceAs Expected B-21 Stealth Bomber Looks Similar to B-2 Bomber

The US Air Force and Northrop Grumman have published photorealistic renderings of new concepts for the next-generation stealth bomber, the B-21. The B-21 was expected to reach IOC (initial operating capability) in the mid-2020s but there was a recent statement …

hypersonicUS Navy Will Have Multiple Tests of Hypersonic Glide Body in 2020

The US Navy will focus in 2020 on developing hypersonic weapons at breakneck speed and will have hypersonic weapon tests through the year according to the Acting Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Modly. In 2018, Russia claimed to have already …

air forceF-35 Pilots Are Mostly Not Allowed to Fire 25mm Gun and It is Inaccurate When Used

Nextbigfuture has covered the massive amounts of problems with the F-35 Stealth fighters. There will be trillions of dollars wasted on 2000-3000 F-35 jets. This is not a blogger griping about some perceived issues. This is early release information from …

astronomyCarnival of Space 647

The Carnival of Space 647 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today reports that the Hubble space telescope found tiny clumps of dark matter. Dark Matter is believed to make up the bulk of the Universe’s mass and is the …

businessBoeing Financial, Engineering and Brand Recovery Will Take Many Years

Boeing now hopes to have permission to fly the 737 Max in mid-2020. Boeing will likely be losing about $1 billion every quarter until it the Max is permitted to fly and for Boeing to be allowed to sell the …

businessBoeing Cancels Spaceplane as Fourth Quarter Could See $1 Billion Loss

Boeing canceled a vertical takeoff, horizontal landing (VTHL) rocket called the Phantom Express. It was going to be 100 feet (30 m) tall and have a 62 foot (19 m) wingspan. The Phantom express would use an Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 …

diseaseMessenger RNA Treatment of Viruses Like Coronavirus

There has been 20 years of work on messenger RNA treatments against viruses. Technological advancements in RNA biology, chemistry, stability, and delivery systems have accelerated the development of fully synthetic mRNA vaccines. Molecular Therapy Journal (April 2019) reviewed mRNA as …

darpaDARPA Nucleic Technology Funded to Get Virus Response to 1-60 Days

DARPA launched the Pandemic Prevention Platform program (P3) to stop pandemic treatments within 60 days of detection. The P3 program, which began in 2017, seeks to halt the spread of any infectious disease outbreak before it can escalate into a …