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businessChina Likely Will Agree to Trade Deal to Minimize Decoupling

The US administration has stopped talking about soybean-purchase agreements and begun talk of decoupling. Is it geopolitically prudent for a large part of the US industrial supply chain to be inside of China? Why are American companies allowed to transfer …

air forceReports that China’s WS15 Jet Engines Are More Powerful Than US F135 Jet Engine

There are reports that a third batch of China’s WS-15 turbofans has been delivered with performance better than US F135. This would mean that China has achieved the goal of about 197 kilonewtons (44,000 lbf) of thrust with an afterburner.

energySafe, Factory Mass Producible Truck Sized Nuclear Reactors

A new Very-Small, Long-LIfe, and Modular (VSLLIM) reactor design has been developed at the University of New Mexico’s Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies. It offers passive operation and decay heat removal and redundant control to make it walk-away …

gadgetYou Probably Have Four to Ten Listening Devices in Your Home

In the old days, it used to be a big deal for listening devices or bugs to be placed into your home. Here is a clip from the movie Charlie Wilson’s War where a CIA agent placed a bug onto …

chinaArmored Vehicles and Armed Helicopters Move into Hong Kong at 4AM from China

The Chinese military conducted the latest rotation of its troops in Hong Kong on Thursday and was prepared to help maintain the city’s prosperity and stability, state media reported, amid massive anti-government protests. State news agency Xinhua reported the rotation …

internetMandalorian and Star Wars 9 Trailers

Disney D23 dropped new Mandalorian and Star Wars Rise of Skywalker trailers. They look pretty good. Star Wars 9 looks like it will have many changes. Changes were clearly needed to win back fans. It remains to be seen how …

chinaChina’s Quantum Satellite Security Has Been Broken

China created a satellite for secure distribution of keys for encrypted data. The hope was that this would enable totally secure unbreakable transmission of the keys for coded data. Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a secure communication method which implements …

futureInstantly Update Virtual Reality from CAD Models and Control VR Like Tony Stark

Mindesk 3 is new modeling software that has a live-link between CAD models and virtual reality and can link to the UNREAL gaming system for simulations with realistic physics. Nextbigfuture interviewed the co-founders Vittorio Bava and Gabriele Sorrento of Mindesk. …