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economic impactWhy education, healthcare and some other things cost ten times more than they used to and ten times more than elsewhere

There are many examples where costs have gone up well over ten times in education, healthcare and other areas but have not had the proportional improvement. Some importnant things cost 10 times as much, 10 times more than they used …

chinaProspects for life in solar system are good as amino acids and water ice seem ubiquitous in asteroid belt and nearing a dozen subsurface liquid ocean worlds

There is evidence for subsurface oceans within nearly a dozen bodies (planets, asteroids and moons) in the solar system. Jupiter’s Europa, Saturn’s Enceladus and Titan have the strongest evidence. The Asteroid Ceres has joined Mars and several satellites of the …

economic impactUber suspends self driving car program after high impact accident here another car failed to yield to Uber car

Uber is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured …

chinaFull 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 …

chinaFitch forecasts mostly slower housing price growth but overall markets still stable

Fitch Ratings says in its latest Global Housing and Mortgage report that while the rate of home price increases is likely to slow in 2017, continuing government macro-prudential efforts to dampen unsustainably rapid price rises, such as mortgage lending restrictions, …

californiaAccuracy of optical radar increased

An international consortium is working to implement a new approach to increase the accuracy of optical radar’s function. An optical radar is a device for estimating the distance, comprised of emitter sending an optical signal (for example laser beam), a …

asiaGeneral directional control of stratospheric balloons and creating a network of stratospheric balloon satellites

The Global Aerospace StratoSail® balloon guidance system (BGS) is designed to alter the flight path of balloons. The StratoSail® BGS takes advantage of the natural difference in wind speed at different altitudes in the atmosphere. A wing is suspended several …

chinaRundown of World views on the Trump Presidency

Carnegie Endowment has a rundown of how countries in the world are viewing the Trump presidency. Russia a cautious hope The Kremlin did not anticipate Trump’s electoral victory. It was preparing for Hillary Clinton and the prospect of U.S.-Russian relations …

asiaSynthetic Biology competition team creates light bulb from e-coli

Newcastle University students have attempted to create a novel field of synthetic biology by fusing biology with electronics. Their project involved looking at electronic circuitry and combining biology and electronics to create alternative parts resulting in an electro-biological system. They …

economic impactTerrestrial Energy applying for $800M to $1.2B US loan guarantee to make a breakthrough first commercial molten salt nuclear reactor

Terrestrial Energy USA has been invited by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to submit the second part of its application for a US federal loan guarantee to support the licensing and construction of its Integrated Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). …