Norwegian Airlines approvals for more US routes delayed to protect US airlines from competition like $69 one way trips to Europe from US east coast

The Norwegian business model is made possible by the Boeing’s Dreamliner 787. the model is to have long-haul toures with discounted rates and the promise of a comfortable journey. The Dreamliner is built using unprecedented techniques. Boeing says it is 20 percent more fuel efficient than previous models which, in an industry where fuel makes …

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Two billion at risk of Zika Virus in Africa and Asia

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Populations in India, Indonesia and Nigeria are some of the most vulnerable to transmission, the researchers said. They used data on air traveller numbers to help model …

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Precision Navigation Without GPS

The U.S. military relies heavily on GPS signals to conduct its mission-critical operations. U.S. adversaries have taken note and developed capabilities to disrupt access to the satellite signals. North Korea, for example, has blocked GPS access along its border, and Iran broadcast counterfeit signals as part of its effort to capture a U.S. drone. Draper …

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14 kg Radar Carrying UAV Extends Ship’s Horizon 25 nautical miles

Lacking reliable launch and retrieval capabilities, particularly in high sea states and strong winds, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) often support maritime forces from shore, relying on large, long endurance platforms that can carry multiple payloads, including maritime search radar. The Tekever Group is introducing a new, lightweight shipborne UAV – the AR3 NET-RAY, a small …

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War and Peacetime Profiteering Update – Gerald Ford Aircraft Carriers over budget, years behind schedule and technologically doomed on arrival

The Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now $6 billion over budget and will fall years behind schedule. The program is now $6 billion over budget, according to a review by McCain’s staff. And while the lead ship is expected to be delivered next year, the second ship in the fleet is five years behind …

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Granular gel as a 3D writing medium to create fragile and complex things like artificial jelly fish and can write and grow living tissue cells

University of Florida Researcher Angelini came up with the idea to use microscopic hydrogel particles as a medium for 3-D printing of soft matter. These particles are 99.8 percent water and 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. He found that he could manufacture soft materials into shapes more fragile than anything …

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Indian Economic Planning think tank believes India can grow at 10% per year GDP growth over 15 years to reach US$8 triillion

Over the last few months, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has made quite a few statements about India’s growth forecast in the next five years, ten and fifteen years. In April, he said that India’s economy is expected to grow at 8-10% for the next 15 years i.e till 2030, however, the growth in …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 221

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 221 is up at ANS Nuclear Cafe Atomic Insights – Why does conventional wisdom ignore hormesis? Hormesis – the stimulation by some agent, such as radiation, of biological responses that are protective against damage done by that agent. It has the same etymological root as hormone, which is a molecule …

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Shapeways provides a low risk and low barrier model for 3d printing of products but it has not made millionaires yet

Shapeways, a 3-D printing service and online marketplace, has been described as the Amazon of 3-D printing for its on-demand model, if not its outsize volume: The machines spit out about 120,000 objects a month, a tidal flow of design that runs from the mundane to the astonishing. Bradley Rothenberg, a Manhattan-based architect and designer, …

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Panasonic plans to make 1000 exoskeleton suits in 2015 that look like the suit that Ripley wore in Aliens and price them at about $5000

Yahoo Japan via Japancrush reports that the first affordable, mass-produced robotic exoskeleton will be on sale next year from Panasonic. For 500,000 yen, or slightly under $5,000, this full-body power garment will let you hoist 100-kilo (220-pound) objects and move at speeds up to 8 kph (5 mph). Activelink, the Panasonic subsidiary responsible for the …

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