India set to complete first domestic aircraft carrier in 2018 and another about 2025 as part of 5 planned carriers

India expects to bring into service its first domestically made aircraft carrier by 2018 as it looks to counter China’s expanding military capabilities in the region. The diesel-powered, 40,000-ton INS Vikrant will be ready within three years, Indian Navy Chief R.K. Dhowan told reporters in New Delhi today. It’s under construction at a shipyard in …

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On the path to terabit per second wireless communication for the last mile

In October, a team reported a record 100-gigabit-per-second wireless data transmission using a near terahertz wavelength (237.5 Ghz). The researchers believe that this approach provides a path to scale wireless communications to Terabit per second rates over distances of over 1 km. Terabit per second communication for the last mile. The last mile is the …

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Google buys a Dwave Quantum Computer and create a Machine Learning Research Center with NASA

D-Wave, the small company that sells the world’s only commercial quantum computer, has just bagged an impressive new customer: a collaboration between Google, NASA and the non-profit Universities Space Research Association. The three organizations have joined forces to install a D-Wave Two (512 qubit), the computer company’s latest model, in a facility launched by the …

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Costs of Automobile Air Emissions in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Automobile air emissions are a well-recognized problem and have been subject to considerable regulation. An increasing concern for greenhouse gas emissions draws additional considerations to the externalities of personal vehicle travel. This paper provides estimates of the costs for automobile air emissions for 86 U.S. metropolitan areas based on county-specific external air emission morbidity, mortality, …

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A stretchy binder material can Boost Battery Storage by 30%

Technology Review – A stretchy binder material that’s compatible with existing factories could help electric cars and portable electronics go 30 percent longer. Lithium-ion battery electrodes bound together by a new highly conductive material have a much greater storage capacity—a development that could eventually increase the range of electric cars and the life of smart-phone …

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Cloak could hide the wake of a submarine or a ship and make them more quiet and energy efficient

In the computer simulation, a slow-moving cloaked sphere leaves no wake at all as it moves downward (inset, left), while the cloak still reduces the turbulence behind the sphere at faster speeds (inset, middle and right). Physics World – a pair of physicists in the US have proposed a new type of material that lets …

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Natural Gas Infrastructure

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The American Society of Civil Engineers provides a report card for the infrastructure in the United States. The United States has over 2.5 million miles of fuel pipelines. The recent natural gas pipeline failure shows the need for increased inspection and maintenance for those lines. Congested …

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Off Topic – Link to Randy Coutoure Beating James Toney in 3 Minutes of MMA Fighting

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Here is a link to an article with a video of Randy Coutoure beating James Toney in 3 minutes at UFC 118. * take down within ten seconds and then full mount * beating begins from top position. * shifts to full leverage punches in the …

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2010 foresight Conference Debate on Futarchy

There was the Robin Hanson – Mencius Moldbug debate in the evening of the first day of the 2010 Foresight conference. This was initiated by an article that Moldbug had where he indicated that Futarchy is considered retarded Futarchy at wikipedia Futarchy is a form of government proposed by economist Robin Hanson, in which elected …

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Economist – The World in 2010

The Economist magazine has their annual projections for the coming year. This year it is the World in 2010 Projected statistics for 80 countries in 2010 (9 page pdf) Statistics for 15 industries countries in 2010 (4 page pdf) The Economist long term projection for China’s economy is still a positive one. Over the next …

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