Ukraine and China progressing on making super heavy helicopter with 30 ton capacity

Ukraine has test fired for the first time newly designed engine AI-136T. It is intended for China’s super heavy helicopter program. The helicopter itself is planned to be based on Soviet MI-26 airframe design, although scaled down somewhat to a smaller size. In combination with more powerful engine than previously used, new helicopter is expected …

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4% of the Canadian Population has been newly enfranchised with the right to vote

As many as 1.4 million more Canadians are now eligible to vote, some of whom could end up casting ballots in the four byelections Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced for June 30. Two Canadians living in the U.S. had challenged the rules that disenfranchised expatriates abroad for five years or more. They argued the provisions …

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Carnival of Space 296

Welcome to the Carnival of Space 296. This week there is coverage of astronomy of Galaxies, trips to Mars, space technology and more. 1. Andrew Fraknoi highlights a remarkable image by Robert Gendler, a physician and amateur astronomer, assembled from Hubble and other data, that shows a galaxy like our own, but 50 million lightyears …

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Electric Bikes are triple the number of all other alternative fuel vehicles combined

In China, more than 200 million electric bikes have been sold and account for the single largest adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in history. In 2011,there were more than one billion cars and trucks in use in the world, compared with around 70 million alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles that had been sold or …

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Quad patterning a possibility at 10nm says Taiwan Semiconductor and Intel

EETimes – Quad patterning may be needed for 10-nm process technology if extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is not ready in 2015 or so when Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. expects to start early production of the technology. He also said we can see down to 5 nm easily in the next five years. Jack Sun, chief …

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NASA Prepares Solar Probe Plus for 2018 Launch

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software NASA’s Solar Probe Plus will be an extraordinary and historic mission, exploring what is arguably the last region of the solar system to be visited by a spacecraft, the Sun’s outer atmosphere or corona as it extends out into space.Solar Probe Plus is a Nasa designed …

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New protocol called fasp-AIR for faster Wireless

Technology Review reports – Aspera has now announced an alternative protocol designed to accelerate wireless transfer speeds. Called fasp-AIR, it includes new proprietary approaches to addressing problems of data transfer that are unique to wireless communications. The original fasp protocol is already used to boost regular Internet transfers. The main problem with the TCP protocol, …

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