USA and China have initial trade agreement where China will buy more from USA

China and the United States have reached an initial agreement on trade. Both parties said in a joint statement on Saturday that China has agreed to “significantly increase” purchases of US goods and services, in order to reduce the trade imbalance between the two countries. This was a top demand of the Trump administration during …

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Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition is part of a bigger move to dominate all logistics

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt. “Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they …

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On Average China is close to the EU level of value added innovation including superthin 0.01 millimeter thick displays

The common perception that China is incapable of innovation needs re-examining. According to a widely quoted study published earlier this decade, the value added on the mainland to Apple’s iPods (nearly all of which are assembled there) represents less than 5% of the total, reinforcing the stereotype of Chinese factories as low-end sweatshops. However, a …

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Full scale models have been made of the fifth generation Russian PAK DA long range stealth bomber

The first full-size model of Russia’s future long-range bomber PAK DA, being developed for the Aerospace Force, has been created by the Tupolev company, a source in Russia’s defense-industrial complex told TASS. “Several scale mock-ups of the PAK DA bomber have been made of composite materials. Also, there is a full-size mock-up made of wood. …

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Self Assembled particles enable more efficient, stable and durable perovskite-based LEDs

Princeton engineering researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store shelves. The researchers developed a technique in which nanoscale perovskite particles self-assemble to produce more …

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Elon Musk next big rocket will be called the Interplanetary Transport System as he eyes solar system colonization

On Sept. 27, during a session at the International Astronautical Congress, Elon Musk will provide details about his Mars mission and colonization plans for the first time in a public forum. However, he tweeted the name of his new megaspaceship will not be the Mars Colonial Transport it will be the interplanetary transport system. Elon …

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Micron sized onchip quantum dot lasers will enable faster communication and computing

Researchers designed subwavelength micro-disk lasers (MDLs) as small as 1μm in diameter on exact (001) silicon, using colloidal lithography (dispersing silica colloidal beads as hard masks before etching the prepared QD material layers). Micron sized lasers are 1,000 times shorter in length, and 1 million times smaller than current onchip lasers. A group of scientists …

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Elon Musk and Tesla will reveal this week a plan for the future of Tesla motors which will shape the future of cars

Elon Musk will release a second ten year plan for Tesla Motors. The first ten year plan will be done with the release of the more affordable Telsa 3. Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this week. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2016 The previous Tesla ten year …

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US Air Force developing capability to launch tens of thousands of drones as jammers, decoys, cameras and “kamikazes”

The US Air Force is developing the capability to overwhelm the integrated air defence systems of Iran, North Korea, Russia or China with tens of thousands of small and relatively cheap small unmanned aircraft acting as jammers, decoys, cameras and “kamikazes”. Col Travis “Flare” Burdine, the air force’s division chief for remotely piloted aircraft operations …

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Russia using Generation 4.5 Su-35s fighter in Syria

The advanced supermaneuverable russian Su-35S multirole fighters have began combat missions in Syria. All Russian warplanes have recently been conducting operations with an obligatory cover provided by Russian and Syrian fighter jets as wells as modern air defense systems including the S-400 Triumf. The fighter has new avionics, a modern radar and advanced engines. It …

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