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chinaChina shows stealth drone that appears to copy the US X47B drone

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China has shown a flying wing stealth drone called the Star Shadow which appears to copy the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator. The Star Shadow UAV will a radar cross-section characteristics of 0.1 square meters. According to …

chinaChina moving to full scale hypersonic missile production and US will spend about $10 billion per year on missile defense

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The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has a request for $9.9 billion in 2019. Part of the request is $120 million to develop hypersonic missile defenses, a big increase from the $75 million in fiscal 2018. “China’s hypersonic weapons development …

chinaUK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while China needs 3 years to make 400MWth reactors

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Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc says it will take 12 years to build its prototype small nuclear reactor in the U.K. Rolls-Royce needs as many as five years for the licensing and design assessment process, while construction will take another seven for …

chinaChina’s anti-pollution war uses 60,000+ soldiers, artillery, and planes for tree planting and rain making

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China has a war against its big air pollution problem. Air pollution in China causes about 1 million deaths each year. These are deaths and health impacts comparable to what China faced in WW2. China is using a massive amount …

asiaChina will fortify islands with railguns, drones, missiles and stealthy planes

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China is developing a lead with railgun technology and affordable electromagnetic launchers because it appears to be mastering medium voltage DC power for ships and land bases. By 2022, China should have twenty fortified islands in the South China Sea. …

air forceThe USA is no longer guaranteed future military technology dominance

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The US has enjoyed complete military dominance since about 1985. The Soviet Union and now Russia is competitive with the number of nuclear weapons. Th Soviet Union also had a total volume of tanks and armored vehicles which the USA …

artificial intelligenceAI used to track pigs and facial recognize cows

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Alibaba has a deal worth tens of millions of dollar with pig farming corporation Dekon Group and pig feed manufacturer Tequ Group to develop and deploy AI-powered pig-tracking systems. They will use machine vision to tracking pigs using overhead cameras …

chinaNuclear reactors for heating can be mass produced and each would take two years to build

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China General Nuclear (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are both looking to develop small nuclear reactors for district heating. They are China’s top two nuclear energy companies. Information is from China General Nuclear, NEI Magazine, People’s Daily and …

chinaBoring electrical power distribution could give China’s Navy railguns and other huge advantages

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The US is moving ahead with deployment of combat lasers up to 300 kilowatts in power over the next 3-5 years versus 32 megajoule railguns. Only one megawatt of power is needed for combat lasers versus tens of megawatts for …

chinaCould a China-South Korea to Europe rail connection be used to buy off North Korea?

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Like China, South Korea has used and plans to use high-speed rail for economic development. South Korea and China both have plans to create high-speed rail and cargo links to Europe. The South Korea connection would require rail lines through …