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chinaChina working on reusing rocket stages and will try to use parachutes and airbags to recover stages

China is developing a rocket stage and engine recovery system at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing. It uses using a set of multiple parachutes, which are stored in the first stage of the rocket, which is …

darpaTissue created with microblood vessel network and integrated the tissue into mice – a major advance for bioprinting organs

New research, led by nanoengineering professor Shaochen Chen, addresses one of the biggest challenges in tissue engineering: creating lifelike tissues and organs with functioning vasculature —networks of blood vessels that can transport blood, nutrients, waste and other biological materials — …

futureNavy focused on UAV just for refueling for faster development and deployment

Currently the US Navy refuels its carrier aircraft with its Super Hornet fleet. The tanking mission accounts from anywhere from 25 to 30 percent of Super Hornet sorties, further exacerbating the ongoing tactical aviation shortfalls in the service. That demand …

futureWi-fi on rays of infrared light: 100 times faster at 40 gigabits per second, and never overloaded

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a solution to slow wifi. Use a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also there is no …

commercialDig Once Bill would lower cost of fiber and broadband by up to 90% and has bipartisan support

Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2017 is being discussed at the The House Communications Subcommittee. President Donald Trump plans a trillion dollar infrastructure package that will almost certainly include broadband. If the US adopts a “dig once” policy, construction workers …

armyArmy testing 100 mph tracked ATV

The 750-horsepower, optionally manned EV2 is capable of reaching speeds of almost 100 miles per hour and costs roughly $250,000. At 9,000 pounds, the Ripsaw is closer in size to the Humvee than a tank. For example, the Army’s M1A2 …

chinaChina’s low fertility rate will cause policies to shift and IVF to boom to millions per year and then mass embryo selection

Statistics released by the China Population Association (CPA) in 2013 revealed that the infertile population of the country has surpassed 40 million, making up 12.5 percent of the total population of childbearing age. Some forecast that the Chinese baby boom …

carsFantasy land climate change scenarios

The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline. The report’s findings include a 62 percent drop in new coal plant …

artificial intelligenceEurope has a five year project to scale up molecular biocomputers which could outperform quantum computers

The EU Horizon 2020 has launched Bio4Comp, a five-year €6.1M project to build more powerful and safer biocomputers that could outperform quantum computing. The Bio4Comp project has the ambitious goal of building a computer with greater processing speed and lower …

chinaWorld Will Pass $150 trillion GDP on a purchase power parity basis in 2021 and pass a $100 trillion in current price GDP dollars in 2022

The World Will Pass $150 trillion GDP on a purchase power parity basis in 2021 and pass a $100 trillion in current price GDP dollars in 2022. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. …