Dakota a stealthier modified Virginia submarine

The USS South Dakota (SSN-790) will be the first acoustic superiority test submarine when she is delivered in late 2017. During her one-year post-shakedown availability (PSA) in 2018, South Dakota will receive some fairly significant modifications from the baseline Virginia-class submarine that are expected to be tested at sea starting in 2019 and running through …

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Qualcomm demos 5G prototype for enabling IOT and smart cities and 2020 commercial rollout target

Qualcomm announced Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G New Radio (NR) prototype system and trial platform. The 5G NR prototype system operates in the sub-6 GHz spectrum bands and is being utilized to showcase the Company’s innovative 5G designs to efficiently achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency. 5G will make the best use of a …

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Samsung will invest $1.2 billion in Internet of Things from now to 2020

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon unveiled today Samsung’s vision for ‘Human-Centered IoT,’ including a strategy to spend $1.2 billion over 4 years for U.S.-based Internet of Things (IoT) R and D and investments. This will be led by the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, Global Innovation Center and Samsung Research America, …

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Photo update on construction of chinese domestically built aircraft carrier and separate catapult launch tests for next carrier

China’s first domestically built carrier, “Type 001A”, is making brisk progress in its Dalian drydock. Tracing its design to the Soviet Admiral Kuznetsov class of aircraft carriers, the Type 001A will displace around 60,000-70,000 tons, is powered by steam turbines, and will carry between 30 and 40 helicopters and J-15 fighter jets. Type 001A first …

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ARPA-E seeks Enabling Technologies for Ultra-Safe and Secure Modular Nuclear Energy Systems

ARPA-E is looking to fund projects that will enable accelerated development and regulatory acceptance of modular1 nuclear energy options involving either Gen III+ or Gen IV design features. If made technically and economically viable, modular nuclear reactor technologies can augment large-scale reactors in providing clean, safe, secure, carbon-free electricity as well as heat energy for …

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Video game Technology in 2016

Several new video games push the leading edge in graphics, AI and gameplay. Here some information about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Quantum break. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a first-person action-adventure game in which players take control of Faith Connors as she progresses through a futuristic city called Glass. It uses the Frostbite game engine. Frostbite …

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Intrexon testing self-limiting technology to kill Zika virus mosquitos and has a computerized system for assembling modular DNA pieces called UltraVector

Mr. Randal J Kirk’s company, Intrexon, is fast becoming one of the world’s most diverse biotechnology companies, with ventures ranging from unloved genetically engineered creatures to potential cancer cures and gene therapies, gasoline substitutes, cloned kittens and even glow-in-the-dark Dino Pet toys made from microbes. Mr. Kirk, 62, is a self-made billionaire, buying up or …

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New ARM Cortex A35 processor will be more powerful and energy efficient then predecessors

The ARM® Cortex®-A35 processor is ARM’s most power-efficient application processor capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code. The Cortex-A35 processor marks the beginning of a new family of ultra-high efficiency application processors from ARM. The Cortex-A35 processor uses an efficient 8-stage in-order pipeline that has been extensively optimized to provide full ARMv8-A support at …

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China’s yuan set for IMF reserve currency status

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to announce on Monday that China’s currency, the yuan, will join the fund’s group of international reserve currencies. Just the US dollar, the euro, Japan’s yen and the British pound are currently part of this select band. Earlier this month, IMF head Christine Lagarde backed the yuan’s inclusion. …

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China will build a two more nuclear reactors for Argentina

Argentina has signed deals with China for the construction of the Latin American country’s fourth and fifth nuclear power plants. The agreements were signed yesterday by the president of Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NASA), Jose Luis Antunez, and the head of China’s China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Quian Zhimin, on the sidelines of the G20 summit …

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New way to measure crop yields from space

A Stanford-led team has used satellites to measure a special light emitted by plants to estimate crop yields with more accuracy than ever before. This advance will help scientists study how crops respond to climate change. Researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the global food supply. Scientists have used satellites to collect agricultural …

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