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elon muskSpaceX BFR will be taking people anywhere on Earth in 30 minutes for a few thousand dollars by 2028

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SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell believes the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) will be ready for suborbital testing in 2019, while the booster-spaceship system could potentially reach orbit by 2020. Early phases of in-house BFR structures prototyping is being performed under …

carsDidi Chuxing is China’s leading ride hailing service and plans an IPO with $70-80 billion valuation

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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is holding talks about an initial public offering (IPO) where it would be valued at $70-80 billion. (The Wall Street Journal reported) Didi Chuxing was last valued at more than $50 billion in December, after …

antiagingAubrey de Grey and West of AgeX talk about embryonic regeneration and reversing aging

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Michael D. West 2018 Presentation at The World Stem Cell Summit on “Stem Cell Innovations That Will Change the World” Michael D. West, Ph.D., CEO of AgeX Therapeutics, discusses the medical regeneration revolution by looking back at how advances in …

China testing stealth enhancing metamaterial on non-stealth planesChina testing stealth enhancing metamaterial on non-stealth planes

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New mass produced metamaterial was developed by a research team at the State Key Laboratory of Millimetre Waves in Southeast University in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. It was being tested on aircraft at a major military aircraft production base in Shenyang, …

gadgetProBar helps you train for mobility with loaded and resisted exercise

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The ProBar was developed out of the necessity to help people move again. Training strength, speed and endurance are all important factors in health and fitness, but mobility is the crux. Open hips will make a runner faster; a full …

carsWorld will see less robot job loss through 2030 as robot automation leaders Foxconn and Tesla face delays

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Foxconn and Tesla have been targeting extreme automation plans. Both have had to cut back plans for full automation and adding robotics to replace people by many years. Foxconn will be raising $4.3 billion to boost their automation efforts that …

chinaPacific command believes China controls South China Sea in all scenarios short of war

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There is a 50-page transcript and report on Advance Policy Questions for Admiral Philip Davidson, USN Expected Nominee for Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. The Commander, U.S. Pacific Command is responsible for deterring attacks against the United States and its territories, …

futureNuclear tsunami would have less energy and die out before getting far inland

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A natural 100 meter tsunami would be devastating but would a less energetic nuclear bomb enabled 100 meter tsunami fade out within a mile of the shoreline? The 2011 tsunami in Japan released about 9,320,000 megatons (MT) of TNT energy. …

air forceProposed hybrid F-22 /F-35 fighter could make a big fast plane with better electronics

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Lockheed Martin is proposing to offer Japan a stealth fighter that combines the designs of the F-35 Lighting II and the export-banned F-22 Raptor. Japan is hoping to introduce an air superiority fighter sometime after 2030, to counter new stealth …

chinaChina will hav new drones to match US MQ-25 and UCLASS drones

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China is developing new drones that will allow synchronized operations between UAVs and military aircraft, and carrier-based UAVs are also being developed. Shi Wen, chief engineer and designer of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC) Caihong (CH) and his …