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crowdfundingLonger lasting superconducting qubits created

An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance quantum computers is that the stored data should remain intact for as long as …

astronomyCarnival of Nuclear Energy 338

1. Forbes James Conca – Oops! – Rick Perry Chosen To Head Energy Department The former Texas Governor is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to become the next Secretary for the Department of Energy (DOE). This is amazing given that Governor …

antimatterGrumman Laser Beam Control System for Next-Generation Fighter will begin testing by 2019

Northrop Grumman will help the U.S. Air Force mature its plans to use directed energy systems for self-protection on current and future aircraft under a contract awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The laser weapon will be housed in …

antiagingDrones armed with anti-laser lasers that trick controls of enemy lasers into missing the drone

To defend against military lasers, Adsys Controls of Irvine, California, has created Helios, which can be carried on drones. To do much damage, an offensive laser needs to remain focused on its target for several seconds. Helios stops a laser …

antiagingOffice of Naval research develops from test tubes to launch tubes

The Office of Naval research (ONR) gets $2.1 billion per year in funding. This is about two thirds of the DARPA budget. The ONR is trying to develop combat lasers, railguns, quantum computing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology and other areas Brian …

crowdfundingFast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected, high-speed wireless world. The advance is a platform for manufacturers …

crowdfundingFoxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. One factory has “reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots”, a government official told the South China Morning Post. Xu Yulian, …

crowdfundingSpectroscopic system with chip-scale lasers cuts explosive detection time from minutes to microseconds

Terahertz spectroscopy, which uses the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and infrared light, is a promising security technology because it can extract the spectroscopic “fingerprints” of a wide range of materials, including chemicals used in explosives. But traditional terahertz …

artificial intelligenceSensors in body armor will enable safe full contact weapons-based martial art competition

A new full contact combat training and competition body armor is made with Kevlar reinforced with carbon-fibre composites. On top of that are various polymers and other materials, which Chiron Global is keeping secret. The new armored body suit weighs …

crowdfundingOne person show Bioviva – tests antiaging gene therapy on herself

Elizabeth Parrish, the 44-year-old CEO of a biotechnology startup called BioViva, says she underwent a gene therapy at an undisclosed location overseas last month, a first step in what she says is a plan to develop treatments for ravages of …