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camerasDigital Big Brothers – China tripling surveillance cameras by 2020, UK and US also have mass surveillance

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China had 176 million surveillance cameras in operation last year and the speed of growth is expected to see that figure more than triple to reach 626 million by 2020. The UK is currently still considered to be the most …

camerasSupertiny cameras could shrink from pill size to dust size

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The pill-sized cameras in today’s mobile phones may seem miraculously tiny, given that a decade ago the smallest cameras available for retail sale were the size of a pack of cards. Ali Hajimiri of the California Institute of Technology will …

camerasNear term technology for global big brother

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A few thousand microsatellites with deployable telescopes could provide constant image monitoring of the earth at 0.25 meter to 0.5 resolution. This would scale up persistent drone monitoring to a global scale. There would be issues of data transmission and …

artificial intelligenceUS China Trade Wars in the near term and long term

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President elect Trump claimed during his campaign that he would designate China as a “currency manipulator,” imposing a 45 percent tariff on imported Chinese goods. He has also urged opposition to TPP and globalization. Experts at a seminar held by …

camerasGenetically engineered HIV Vaccine moves to phase I human trial in summer of 2017 and other vaccine candidates in various trial stages

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A vaccine for HIV developed by Oregon Health Sciences University in collaboration with the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis, is moving toward clinical trials. The vaccine uses another virus, cytomegalovirus, or CMV, as a …

augmented realitySandia’s high-efficiency sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility are helping to develop sparkplug-free engines that will help meet ambitious automotive fuel economy targets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. They are working on low-temperature gasoline combustion (LTGC) operating strategies …

astronomyBezos New Sheppard rocket lands after 60 mile suborbital space mission demonstrating reusability

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas. In the past, rockets were disposed of …

asteroidChina officially will change to two child policy

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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 …

appleReal technology to mimick the Star Wars Force or Fictional Telekenesis

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Combining gesture interface, augmented reality and virtual reality interfaces, drones, power beaming, beam forming, robotics, magnetic levitation and sonic levitation would enable people to mimick the Star Wars Force or Fictional Telekenesis. Drones with speakers would be able to get …

astronomyIndia’s Modi looks to Elon Musk Tesla batteries to boost solar electricity

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Tesla Motors this weekend, he will most seeking Tesla batteries to help boost solar electricity in India India receives 5-7 kilowatt hours per square meter for 300 to 330 days of the year. India …