The Upside of Geopolitical Unpredictability and unpredictability in negotiations

Dr. Peter Viggo Jakobsen is an Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Defence College and a Professor (part-time) at the Center for War Studies at University of Southern Denmark. Jakobsen makes the case that some unpredictability is good. Jakobsen is discussing the claims that Trump is just crazy. Jakobsen says he is crazy like a …

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Computing exponentially faster using DNA

Researchers from The University of Manchester have shown that it is possible to build a new super-fast form of computer that “grows as it computes”. Professor Ross D King and his team have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of engineering a nondeterministic universal Turing machine (NUTM), and their research is to be published …

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Graphene oxide supercapacitor commercial prototype targeted within 2 years

Australia has supercapacitors made from graphene oxide. They can can store as much energy per kilogram as a lithium battery, but charges in minutes, or even seconds, and uses carbon instead of expensive lithium. Large-scale production of the graphene that would be needed to produce these high-performance supercapacitors was once unachievable. By using low-cost solution-based …

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Surge in Utility Scale Battery Projects

Three massive battery storage plants—built by Tesla, AES Corp., and Altagas Ltd.—are all officially going live in southern California at about the same time. Any one of these projects would have been the largest battery storage facility ever built. Combined, they amount to 15 percent of the battery storage installed planet-wide last year. The new …

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$13 billion Ford Carrier is now scheduled for deliver in April 2017

: The long-delayed super-carrier USS Ford is “99 percent” complete and will be delivered to the Navy in April, the Navy announced late Wednesday. A date for commissioning the $13 billion ship into service has still not been yet. The Ford is the first all-new carrier design in 40 years — since the USS Nimitz …

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US Navy is pushing to create squadron of underwater drones by 2019

The Navy submarine community is pushing hard to make progress on unmanned underwater vehicle development and operations, which lag behind unmanned aerial vehicles, through prototype testing and the creation of a UUV squadron. The submarine community currently gets more use out of unmanned aerial vehicles, which are more technologically mature and easier to operate but …

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New Star Wars Rogue One Trailer

Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology. Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a …

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Lenovo and Samsung will have smartphones that will wrap around your wrist in 2017 and Folio has 7.8 inch tablet that folds to 5.5 inch phone

Samsung and Lenovo are both promising bendable phones that can wrap around your wrist for 2017. Lenovo says the screen features innovative bonding technology that allows for a strong grip when curled up; that means you can use it during a workout without worrying about dropping it. Here is the smartphone before bending This is …

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US Army Retrofit Upgrading all Abrams tanks with better armor, power and electronic systems

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) will start to deliver the first production M1A2 SEP v.3 Abrams to the U.S. Army starting in 2017. Out of a total of nine prototypes built, the company has delivered seven prototype tanks for field-testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The …

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Spacex lands another rocket stage on the floating platform and Elon tweets Spacex may need to increase size of rocket storage

SpaceX now has two successful rocket stage landings at sea and one on land. Four previous sea landing attempts resulted in the stage tipping over or landing too hard. This rocket launch was to geosynchronous orbit which meant it was travelling faster. A successful landing was “unlikely,” SpaceX wrote on YouTube before the successful sea …

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Ultrathin organic material enhances e-skin display

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, ultraflexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This technology will enable creation of electronic skin (e-skin) displays of blood oxygen level, e-skin heart rate sensors for athletes and many other applications. Integrating electronic devices with the human body …

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