Ultrathin coating can defeat ultrahigh frequency microwave radar for more stealthy fighter jets

A group of scientists from China may have created a stealth material that could make future fighter jets very difficult to detect by some of today’s most cutting-edge anti-stealth radar. The researchers developed a new material they say can defeat microwave radar at ultrahigh frequencies, or UHF. Such material is usually too thick to be …

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China’s military and other countries emphasizing Cyber Warfare

China’s military chiefs are seeking to unify the country’s cyber warfare capabilities as they build a modern fighting force that relies less on ground troops. A move to a centralized command reporting to the Central Military Commission would better organize China’s cyber warfare capabilities, which are scattered across a variety of units and ministries. It …

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Russia plans to fly new hypersonic scramjet prototypes in 2019 or 2020

Russia’s Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) expects its latest GLL-AP-02 hypersonic scramjet test vehicle to fly in “three or four years,” with officials telling Flightglobal that funding constraints and technical issues have slowed progress. LII’s Sergei Pernitsky and Sergei Vasilievich said via a translator at the MAKS air show in Moscow that work on the …

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RB2015: Development Of Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Injury

Continuing the Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases track in the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference, Jane Lebkowski, President of R&D, Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. discussed her group’s work on the development of pluripotent stem cell derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells for the treatment of spinal cord injury. There are a myriad of after effects of spinal cord injury, including loss of …

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RB 2015: Jay Jerome

The first speaker on the Age-Related diseases Track at RB2015 is Jay Jerome, Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his talk titled Lysosomes, Lipids and Longevity he focused on cholesterol with respect to lysosome function, specifically in macrophages. Why cholesterol? It’s related to diseases of aging and specific …

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China Energy plan through 2015, 100 GW of wind, 10 GW of solar, 40 GW of Nuclear

China has doubled its target for installed solar power capacity over the next five years to 10 GW by 2015 and 50 GW by 2020. The world had 23 GW of solar power at the end of 2009 (wikipedia) The US solar photovoltaic (PV) market will double in 2011 according to research from Solarbuzz. The …

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