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AMDUS Aegis destroyer demonstrates the ability to shoot down a maneuvering antiship missile like China’s DF missiles

The US Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), an Aegis baseline 9.C1 equipped destroyer, successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target, demonstrating the Sea …

AMDReaction Engines UK plans integrated hypersonic engine tests by 2020-2021 with joint strike fighter sized engine

Reaction Engines of the UK has scaled back its design for the Sabre engine to bring about a demonstrator that is more affordable and better suited to early applications, including a potential X-plane. The Oxfordshire-based firm has been developing a …

AMDGoogle team predicts quantum computing supremacy over classical computing around 2018 with a 40 qubit universal quantum computer

Google is to trying to combine the Adiabatic Quantum computing AQC method with the digital approach’s error-correction capabilities. The Google team uses a row of nine solid-state qubits, fashioned from cross-shaped films of aluminium about 400 micrometres from tip to …

AMDDwave Systems might enable breakthroughs in optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence

Nextbigfuture has had nearly 100 articles following Dwave Systems and another fifty on other quantum computers or quantum computer science. Dwave has a 512 qubit commercial adiabatic computer system. They are close to releasing an 1152 qubit processor that would …

AMDGenetic Basis of intelligence involves about twenty times the genes as the genes for height

Scientists looking for the genes underlying intelligence are in for a slog. One of the largest, most rigorous genetic studies of human cognition1 has turned up inconclusive findings, and experts concede that they will probably need to scour the genomes …

AMDNASA Cannae Drive and EMDrive propellantless propulsion were not the result of a thermal error

Paul March is one of the NASA researchers who did the work on the EMdrive, Q drive and Woodward Mach effect propulsion. Paul has some comments about how they did not make a simple thermal error in discussion at Talk …

AMDAndroid has 80% of the smartphone market and Apple has 14%

Global smartphone shipments grew 47 percent to hit 230 million devices in the second quarter of 2013, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. And Android captured record market share of 80 percent. Apple iOS reached 14 …

AMDWorld Uranium production in 2012 was 58394 tons so it was a split with Dittmar for two bets in 2012

The World Nuclear Association reports 58,394 tons of uranium produced for 2012. This was 4720 tons more than the previous peak production in 2010. Dittmar made a new prediction of a 58kton peak in uranium. He would be wrong if …

AMDHarvard has a new US Shale Oil Study forecasts US as world number one oil producer with 16 million barrels per day of all liquid oil in 2017

In a paper titled “The Shale Oil Boom: A U.S. Phenomenon,” Maugeri wrote that the unique characteristics of shale oil production are ideal for the United States — and unlikely to be mirrored elsewhere in the world. These factors …

AMDQuantum Invisibility and Large Scale Invisibility Cloaks

1. Arxiv – Natural Light Cloaking for Aquatic and Terrestrial Creatures Hongsheng Chen at Zhejiang University in China and an international circle of friends have created large-scale invisibility cloaks that work over the entire optical spectrum but can cloak in …