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airplaneChina claims it has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine

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China has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine for low-cost planes or spacecraft capable of traveling five times faster than the speed of sound. The plant that would be built in Hefei, in China’s eastern Anhui province, could give …

chinaMissiles and planes make China’s South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

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China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

chinaUS Arms race will not re-enable US dominance of South China Sea against bases on man made islands

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China has military facilities on disputed islands in the South China Sea and is now capable of controlling the South China Sea, according to the admiral slated to be the next Pacific Command chief. Admiral Philip Davidson told the Senate …

artificial intelligenceGoogle AI staff balk at helping US military keep AI lead over China

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Defense One Technology Editor Patrick Tucker has reported on August 2017 meetings between US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company’s multi-year transition …

chinaChina will double shale gas by 2020 to reach 5% of US level

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China’s shale gas production will likely reach 17 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020, nearly double the 2017 level, as local oil companies make big progress with drilling technology and cost-cutting, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a note on Tuesday. …

artificial intelligenceCortex adds AI algorithms to smart contracts today and is working towards Artificial General Intelligence

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Cortex’s main mission is to provide the state-of-the-art machine-learning models on the blockchain in which users can infer using smart contracts on the Cortex blockchain. One of Cortex’s goals also includes implementing a machine-learning platform that allows users to post …

chinaChina is “sputniking” the US so the US needs to spread Elon Musk and SpaceX methods

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China is “sputniking” the USA with military technology surprises. Technologies like hypersonic missiles, railguns, electromagnetic launchers and metamaterials. It is not that China got fast. It is that the USA got slow. The US rocket developers (Lockheed and Boeing) have …

chinaChina is deploying metamaterials and railguns using SR-71 like development speed and flexibility

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The United States has been able to lead in military technology for decades with DARPA research. DARPA and ARPA helped with the creation of * the internet * GPS (global positioning system) * stealth fighters * antimissile systems * M16 …

air forceChina is developing J-20 Stealth fighter variants and next generation fighter will have improved metamaterials

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China is continuing to upgrade the J-20 stealth fighter with a higher thrust engine and new electronic equipment and radars. China is mass-producing metamaterials for the J-20 stealth fighter. Metamaterial antennas can increase radiated power, resulting in longer-range and more …

artificial intelligence$4.5 billion valuation for China’s AI company SenseTime

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SenseTime (the “Company”), China’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, has successfully raised US$600 million in its Series C round of funding. This gives the company a $4.5 billion valuation. Alibaba Group is taking the lead role for this round of …