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electric planesGoogle Backed venture demonstrated an all electric flying vehicle that could lead to flying cars

The Google backed startup has a all electric plane that could function like a flying car. The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas …

batteriesSingularity University going global with about 50 international chapters #gsummit

Singularity University is a Silicon Valley think tank that offers educational programs and a business incubator. It was founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil at the NASA Menlo Park in California. The focus is on exponential technology …

electric planesIsrael has a desalination fresh water surplus and desalination could be used to reduce middle east conflicts

Just a few years ago, in the depths of its worst drought in at least 900 years, Israel was running out of water. Now it has a surplus. That remarkable turnaround was accomplished through national campaigns to conserve and reuse …

droneSingapore Malaysia high speed rail and the pan asia rail network

China, Japan and South Korea will be bidding next year to build the 350 km Malaysia-Singapore high speed rail line. In January 2016, China reached a total of 19,000km of high speed rail track. China plans to build at least …

dronesNext generation German and French main battle tank will use new 130 mm tank gun to defeat Russian Armata tank

German defense company Rheinmetall has a prototype of a 130mm smoothbore gun for a future main battle tank (MBT). According to the company, the increase of 8 percent in caliber results in 50 percent more kinetic energy over the 120mm …

batteriesWhy Education Does Not Fix Poverty

Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute claim to have hatched a bipartisan consensus plan for reducing poverty. David Brooks will unveil the plan at an event on December 3rd. The consensus poverty reduction plan will focus on three things: education …

aircraftStarry Station solves cost of providing high speed internet to the the last mile

Starry Station is a new internet provider who can use a two-foot-high rooftop unit able to serve between 600 and 900 customers within a roughly one-kilometer range with 300 Mbps to 1 Gbps internet. The cost per customer to setup …

airplanesThe engines and other components of the planned B21 stealth bomber

The planned B21 stealth bomber will likely use a pair of unaugmented 28,000lbs-class F135s engines from the F-35 With some tweaks, such as an increased bypass ratio, a version of the F135 could probably produce more than 30,000lbs of thrust …

batteriesAbout $20 billion for futuristic update to levees to protect against $62 billion of damage to San Francisco Bay Area by rising oceans by 2100

Kuth and Ranieri, the husband-and-wife founders of a namesake architecture firm in San Francisco’s North Beach, submitted a proposal in the International Rising Tides competition to solve the problem of rising ocean water. The answer was was equal parts high-tech …

electric planesUSS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier scheduled for commissioning this summer

The $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier is the most expensive and most advanced warship ever built. It will be commissioned this summer. The ship can hold 4,500 people and weighs 90,000 tons. The CVN-78 is the …