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adiabatic quantum computerIsraeli team SpacIL plans 2017 robotic lunar mission as leading Google LunarX Prize contender

A team from Israel called SpaceIL has signed a contract to launch its robotic lunar lander toward the moon aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the second half of 2017. SpaceIL is therefore a strong contender to win the …

adiabatic quantum computerAerial photos of likely new Type 001A 60,000 ton Chinese aircraft carrier

A new navel hull, first noted under construction in imagery captured on 10 March, is in an advanced state of assembly at Dalian shipyard. China was reported to be ready to launch its first domestically built aircraft carrier, known as …

adiabatic quantum computerTaiwan military intelligence confirms China building two new aircraft carriers

China is building two aircraft carriers that will be the same size as its sole carrier, a 60,000-tonne refurbished Soviet-era ship, according to a new Taiwanese Defence Ministry report on the capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Little is …

adiabatic quantum computerDirected energy combat lasers and microwave weapons brings the dawn of an entirely new era in defense

Lasers, microwaves and other directed energy weapons will be used more widely by the U.S. military. U.S. military, top armed forces officials described weapons that are in various stages of development and testing by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air …

adiabatic quantum computerChina shows large amphibious hovercrafts and a new 50 ton seaplane will support South China Sea operations

A new Chinese-built seaplane could help seal Beijing’s control over its claims in the South China Sea (SCS), say military specialists on China. The Jiaolong (Water Dragon) AG600, under construction by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA), will be China’s …

adiabatic quantum computer130 million person Beijing – Tianjin – Hebei megacity needs a lot of infrastructure, tax reform and government overhaul

Nextbigfuture covered Chinese President Xi’s Jing-Jin-ji plan to integrate Beijing with surrounding cities to create a 130 million person megacity in 2014. President Xi Jinping has a signature project to link 130 million people across Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province …

adiabatic quantum computerStar Trek Axanar has an indiegogo fundraiser and a 3-4 minute teaser with a new Vulcan scene

Axanar is the first fully-professional, independent Star Trek film. While some may call it a “fan film” as we are not licensed by CBS, Axanar has professionals working in front and behind the camera, with a fully-professional crew–many of whom …

adiabatic quantum computerCold War 2.0 with talks to preposition tanks in Balkans and expand NATO with Finland, Macedonia and Montenegro

The Pentagon is considering positioning heavy weaponry and equipment in Baltic states and Eastern Europe to support training with regional allies, officials said Saturday, a move that could heighten tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. The proposal, if …

adiabatic quantum computerComplete Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequenced

An international team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of the woolly mammoth. A US team is already attempting to study the animals’ characteristics by inserting mammoth genes into elephant stem cells. Current Biology – Complete Genomes Reveal Signatures …

adiabatic quantum computerTargeting Zettawatt pulses to explore novel physics such as Dark Matter and Dark Energy

The intense laser technology can drive the quest for fundamental physics research in a novel fashion. The International Center for Zetta- and Exawatt Science and Technology (IZEST) was created with the mission to study the possibility to produce intensities even …