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casimir forceUS needs a lot of supercomputing spending or risk falling broadly behind China by 2020

In June of 2016, China newest supercomputer, the Taihu Light system, nearly triple the previous record-setting numbers of another Chinese supercomputer, Tianhe -2. These results were achieved using a Chinese designed and fabricated 28nm System -on -Chip (SOC) architecture. This …

casimir forceMars One will work with Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology for a 2018 robotic mission

Mars One has secured lead suppliers for its first mission to Mars. The mission, slated a 2018 launch, will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite. Mars One has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to …

casimir forceUK company plans high altitude solar and wind energy generating drones

UK-based New Wave Energy plans to build the first high altitude aerial power plant, using networks of unmanned drones that can harvest energy from multiple sources and transmit it wirelessly to receiving stations on the ground. The network of drones …

casimir forceConvert any bike into an electric bike in one minute

The Rubbee is a friction drive module for most standard bicycles on the market and can convert any standard bike into an electric bike in one minute. 25 km/h top speed and 25 km range make this a perfect solution …

casimir forceCarnival of Space 300

Holy round numbers. The Carnival of space has been running every week for nearly 6 years and has hit the big 300. 1. Fraknoi – This column is about brown dwarfs (objects that don’t have what it takes to be …

casimir forceGiant Robotic Mining Trucks reduce staff from 10 to 5 per truck

IBTimes – Mining giant BHP will pilot test the use of robot trucks at ts Jimblebar iron ore mine in Pilbara. The company will use by late 2013 between 12 and 15 automated Caterpillar trucks, BHP head of Iron Ore …

casimir forceMetal-Organic Frameworks Commercialization

Greatly increasing the storage capacity of gas tanks is just one of the applications being made possible because of a revolutionary nanomaterial being manufactured by MOF Technologies, a new Queen’s spin-out company. A cylinder filled with this material, known as …

casimir forceLunar Space elevator kickstarter at $107,500 with 2 hours to go

With 2 hours to go the Liftport Lunar space elevator kickstarter is at $107,500 Different Fund Raising Levels in Brief $20,000 – better sensors $30,000 – at least 3 to 5 kilometer $50,000 – new robot and at least 3 …

casimir forceProgress to Wafer scale graphene transistors and electronics

Physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a procedure for manufacturing integrated high-performance circuits from graphene and silicon carbide. Graphene is a one-atom-thick layer of graphite. The material has a several unique properties and researchers around the world believe it …

casimir forceRapamycin Slows Aging in Mice

Aging Cell – Rapamycin Slows Aging in Mice. Rapamycin increases lifespan in mice, but whether this represents merely inhibition of lethal neoplastic diseases, or an overall slowing in multiple aspects of aging is currently unclear. We report here that many …