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africaDesigning Ultrasound Tools with Lego-Like Proteins

Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose disease. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next step in ultrasound technology is to image not just anatomy, but …

africaTiling Chiplets will be used to shrink a cricuit board into modular chips

DARPA will miniaturize entire circuit boards of chips into single modular chips that combine the best of commercial and DoD circuit designs and technology. Open the hood of just about any electronic gadget and you probably will find printed circuit …

africaDirectional Infra-Red Counter Measure tricks missile targeting

BIRD Aerosystems unveiled at Eurosatory its new Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure system called SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System). The new SPREOS combines a radar based sensor (verification) and an active laser (DIRCM), and provides enhanced protection against the immediate …

africaLong March 7 rocket will revolutionize China’s manned space program

The Long March 7 is a Chinese kerosene fueled carrier rocket, which is being developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Its maiden flight is scheduled for 26 June 2016 The Long March 7 is the medium-lift variant …

africaTesla Motors one million car per year target for 2020 would make it 20th largest in the world and about half of BMW

At the 2016 annual Tesla Motor conference call, Elon Musk and Tesla Motors plans to advance the Model 3 build plan substantially. Tesla is aiming to get to the half million unit per year run rate in 2018 instead of …

africaThree exoplanets about the size of Venus and the Earth are the best known targets for life outside the solar system

Star-like objects with effective temperatures of less than 2,700 kelvin are referred to as ‘ultracool dwarfs’. This heterogeneous group includes stars of extremely low mass as well as brown dwarfs (substellar objects not massive enough to sustain hydrogen fusion), and represents …

africaUSA’s $3 billion nuclear submarines are getting outnumbered by China and Russia’ s Diesel submarines that are ten times cheaper

The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific and Indian Oceans praised the Navy’s $2.7 billion Virginia-class attack submarines (SSNs) and stressed the value of them in surveillance and in countering Chinese and Russian naval forces. Testifying Feb. 23 before …

africaHumanoid robot has very good balance, smooth motion and seems close to handling warehouse type work

A new version of humanoid Boston Dynamics (Google – Alphabet company) Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs …

africaOil down 3 percent as optimism over Saudi, Russia deal cools but markets are up

Brent oil fell 3 percent on Tuesday, erasing early gains after top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia dashed expectations of an outright supply cut by agreeing only to freeze output if other big exporters joined them. Benchmark Brent prices jumped …

africaChina plans on at least 110 nuclear reactors by 2030 and many will be 1400 megawatts or larger

China is planning to have at least 110 nuclear reactors running by 2030. China, the world’s largest energy consumer, is likely to add five or six nuclear reactors every year from 2016 to 2030, according to estimates in the draft …