Ukrainian cargo plane delivers Boeing 777 engine to Northern, canada

A Ukrainian Antonov 124 cargo plane delivered engines to a stranded Swiss Air Boeing 777 in Northern Canada Until the Boeing 747-8F, the An-124 was, for thirty years, the world’s highest aircraft gross weight production cargo airplane and second heaviest operating cargo aircraft, behind the one-off Antonov An-225 (a greatly enlarged design based on the …

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Sunway Supercomputer Architecture for 125 peak petaflops

The technical details of the new worlds fastest supercomputer are available. Here is a 24 page report by Jack Dongarra The Sunway TaihuLight System was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC), and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi (a joint team with the Tsinghua University, City …

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Ultrathin organic material enhances e-skin display

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, ultraflexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This technology will enable creation of electronic skin (e-skin) displays of blood oxygen level, e-skin heart rate sensors for athletes and many other applications. Integrating electronic devices with the human body …

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Elon Musk tracking all advanced battery developments and sees nothing in the near term that would disrupt the Gigafactory of batteries

Tesla Motors and Elon Musk track about 60 different advanced battery development efforts around the world. Some of the efforts to develop improved batteries and hold some long-term promise. they rate all of them from one to five, where five is Tesla should be doing business with them and one is complete BS.” Elon Musk …

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Britain joins laser arms race with up to £100 million high energy combat laser project

The Ministry of Defence will begin building an experimental laser weapon later this year as a prototype for Star Wars-type armaments that could one day be used by British forces. The project costing up to £100 million aims to create a high-energy laser that can track and hit moving targets in any weather. Britain is …

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How to fix US Space Projects and Defense Programs Costs that are ten to one hundred times too high

James Wertz of Microcosm presented at the Future In-Space Operations (FISO) Working Group on Reinventing Space–Why Aren’t We There? The focus of the FISO talk is on the high costs of the US space program but the problems identified are the same reasons that the US defense programs are so expensive. The F35 program could …

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Hybrid printing of mechanically and biologically improved constructs for cartilage tissue engineering applications

A new tissue printer can print cartilage. Bioprinting is an emerging technique used to fabricate viable, 3D tissue constructs through the precise deposition of cells and hydrogels in a layer-by-layer fashion. Despite the ability to mimic the native properties of tissue, printed 3D constructs that are composed of naturally-derived biomaterials still lack structural integrity and …

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Singularity Summit – Our Viral Future #SS12

Carl Zimmer who Writes the blog TheLoon, and science fiction and for major magazines talks about Our Viral Future He talks about Ramses V (pharaoh) Died of Smallpox, earliest identified case, determined by examining the mummy Virus – Medawar Virus a piece of bad news wrapped up in a protein Vaccinate with cow pox and …

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