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carsKorea partially opens city for testing self driving cars

South Korea will open a test bed road for self-driving cars to allow companies and researchers to check their cars in a real road environment, the transport ministry said Monday. The 320,000 square meter facility, called “K-City,” has been under …

cityHawthorne City approves two mile long Boring Company Test Tunnel

The Hawthorne City Council has given approval for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to construct a 2 mile long test tunnel below the South Bay city. In a 4-1 decision Tuesday, the council voted to allow the two-mile tunneling project to …

carsSingapore going all in on self driving cars at city scale

In land-scarce Singapore, 12% of their land is set aside for roads and transport infrastructure. With a growing population and more than one million vehicles on the road, the challenge lies in optimizing the use of our limited space for …

chinaUS Defense modelling shows upgrading all Big Navy and Army Guns with hypervelocity projectiles would shoot down most of a 100 missile barrage

US Defense Department modeling shows that “if we can close the fire support with a controlled solution,” the hypervelocity projectile (HVP) weapons would be able to shoot down most of a 100-missile raid. The Pentagon has shifted emphasis away from …

cityResearch towards enabling minds as healthy and productive as twenty year olds in people who are 60-80

Memory performance typically declines with age, as does cortical structural integrity, yet some older adults maintain youthful memory. We tested the hypothesis that superagers (older individuals with youthful memory performance) would exhibit preserved neuroanatomy in key brain networks subserving memory. …

buildingLockheed says their Laser Weapons are Ready for Use Today and laser modules can be used to scale power

“The technologies now exist,” said Paul Shattuck, company director for Directed Energy Systems. “They can be packaged into a size, weight, power and thermal which can be fit onto relevant tactical platforms, whether it’s a ship, whether it’s a …

cityChina has upgraded anti-drone and mortar laser weapon

On November 7, 2015, a CCTV newscast showed that China is making great progress in this new weapons area, showing images of a laser weapon, the Low Altitude Guardian II (LAG II), destroying airborne targets at a military test site. …

chinaDARPA parafoil system provides the equivalent of a mast as tall as a skyscraper

DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated a prototype of a low-cost, fully automated parafoil system designed to extend maritime vessels’ long-distance communications and improve their domain awareness. Towed behind boats or ships, TALONS could …

cityDARPA Semiconductor Starnet beyond CMOS research targets ten thousands times power improvement

The DARPA Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network (STARNet) program is a government-industry partnership combining the expertise and resources from select defense, semiconductor, and information companies with those of DARPA to sponsor an external set of academic research teams that are …

carsIraq War 3

There will be about 1700 “coalition forces” in Iraq shortly. 1000 American special forces are already there. 600 Australians and 69 Canadians. The Kurds are being armed and Turkey is allowing the use of airbases for the air campaign. There …