China officially will change to two child policy

China leadership said it would abandon its controversial “one-child policy” on Thursday and allow all couples to have two children, effectively ending the biggest population control experiment in history amid growing pressures from a rapidly aging population. China’s unpopular one-child rule was introduced in 1980, and brutally enforced through huge fines, forced sterilizations and abortions, …

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World’s First Compact 300 GHz Receiver for Wireless Communications of Tens of Gigabits per Second

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of the world’s first 300 GHz band compact receiver capable of high-speed wireless communications at a rate of several tens of gigabits per second. Radio signals with a frequency greater than 100GHz, called the terahertz band, allow for increases in usable frequency range and communication speed of …

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Focus on practical plasmonic and metamaterial applications

The field of plasmonics and metamaterials has attracted a great deal of interest over the past two decades, but despite the many fundamental breakthroughs and exciting science it has produced, it is yet to deliver on the applications that were initially targeted as most promising. This focus examines the primary fundamental hurdles in the physics …

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China Nuclear will have a successful IPO to help fund reactor build and uranium acquisition

China National Nuclear Power’s IPO is over one hundred times over subscribed. China National Nuclear will sell 3.9 billion new shares at 3.39 yuan each. This will raise about US$2 billion. The share price will likely jump given how oversubscribed it is. The company plans to use the money to build 10 reactors and for …

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Wearable electronics forecasts smartwatches passing activity trackers in popularity in the USA in 2016

The NDP Group projects that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while nine percent of US consumers will own a smartwatch. The eventual decline of the activity tracker is part of larger trends around miniaturization and ubiquity. Smaller, cheaper chips can be integrated into more products and clothing, “enabling …

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Terminator: Genisys will be first of reboot trilogy and then rights revert to James Cameron

Paramount Pictures is amping up its rebooted “Terminator” franchise, dating two sequels to “Terminator: Genisys,” [aka Terminator 5] which opens July 1. The studio has dated “Terminator 2″ for May 19, 2017, and “Terminator 3″ on June 29, 2018. A spokeswoman for Annapurna said in 2012 that under new copyright rules, North American rights to …

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