Most of the Brazil Fires are Controlled Slash and Burn Farming Fires

Most of the fires in Brazil were likely set by farmers preparing the land for next year’s planting. This is common farming method said the scientists from the University of Maryland. The fires are burning on agricultural land where the forest had already been cleared. Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research calculated that there were …

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Argentina Compared to Brazil

There was a prediction from Peter Zeihan that Japan, Argentina and Turkey would emerge as regionally dominant powers. Japan would dominate Asia, Argentina would dominate South America and Turkey would dominate the area of Europe and the Middle East near it. I will first look at Argentina versus Brazil and Argentina by itself. I will …

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DARPA extends surface submarine hunting drone tests

DARPA is extending testing of its sub-hunting drone able to travel autonomously for up to 90 days using sensors and sonar technology to search for enemy submarines and other airborne and undersea threats. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, or DARPA, has awarded an $8.5 million contract extension to Reston, Virginia-based Leidos for continued test …

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Gallium Arsenide nanowire lasers boosted by one hundred times with zinc dopants

Scientists at ANU have improved the performance of tiny lasers by adding impurities, in a discovery which will be central to the development of low-cost biomedical sensors, quantum computing, and a faster internet. Researcher Tim Burgess added atoms of zinc to lasers one hundredth the diameter of a human hair and made of gallium arsenide …

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Rice University’s single-molecule submersibles gain better fluorescent properties

The next generation of nanosubmarines being developed at Rice University has been upgraded with tags that fluoresce longer, which enables the submersibles to be tracked for greater periods while being driven through a solution. The single-molecule vehicles introduced by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour last year may someday be used to deliver drugs …

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Israel will heavily modify their F35 fighters and could adapt stealth and other F15 Silent Eagle modification to all of its older F15 fighters

Israel is working with Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office to maximize autonomy of its planned stealth fighter force, including its own command, control, communications and computing (C4) system, indigenous weaponry and the ability to perform heavy maintenance in country rather than at predetermined regional overhaul facilities. Once the first F-35Is arrive here …

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Quantum Entanglement harvesting in a vacuum

Entanglement is an extremely strong correlation that can exist between quantum systems. These correlations are so strong that two or more entangled particles have to be described with reference to each other, even though the individual objects may be spatially separated. It has been shown that even if two uncorrelated quantum systems that don’t know …

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Fifth generation russian sub will combine strategic nuclear and multi-purpose qualities

The fifth-generation Husky-class nuclear-powered submarine will be maximally standardized to combine the qualities of multi-purpose and strategic nuclear submarines said Alexei Rakhmanov, President of the United Ship-building Corporation. The new submarine, according to Rakhamov, “will be distinguished by its weapons,” but the United Ship-building Corporations is tasked to achieve a maximum unitized solution to “have …

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Blue Origin has third reusable rocket landing

New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp …

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Daimler demos truck platooning to save 7% on fuel and has network connected 365000 trucks already

Today, on the A52 autobahn near Düsseldorf, Daimler Trucks presented an impressive example of the possibilities opened up by the digital connection of trucks: Three WiFi-connected, autonomously driving trucks operated on the autobahn with authorisation for public traffic as a so-called platoon. Such a combination can reduce fuel consumption by up to seven percent and …

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