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astronomyGround based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space Telescope in picture sharpness

It is now possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Ground telescopes have been much bigger than the Hubble Space telescope and could capture more light. …

europeRussia still can overrun the Baltic NATO countries in about 60 hours

In 2016, RAND wargamed scenarios which showed that Russia could overrun Latvia and Lithuania and Estonia in about 60 hours. RAND has a 2018 analysis of how Russia is continuing to outmatch NATO and the USA in the Baltics. Poland …

europeEurope policy struggles are to avoid decades of Japan-like economic stagnation

Most European policies have to work out in order for Europe to achieve sustained 2-3 % GDP growth. The alternative is Japan levels of 1% slow economic growth. The EU had 2.5% GDP growth in 2017 and is forecast to …

basic incomeItalian Government talks 780 euro per month basic income and tax cuts despite Greece like debt levels

A new Italian government was sworn in Friday in Rome after months of political turmoil that unnerved investors and sparked worries that the eurozone’s third-largest economy could ditch the currency. Two major populist parties, the Five Star Movement and the …

amazonBezos will work with NASA, ESA to create moon base

Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space venture will work with NASA as well as the European Space Agency to create a settlement on the moon. Even if Blue Origin can’t strike public-private partnerships, Bezos will do what needs to …

europeAriane rockets are a deadend so Europe should develop spaceplanes

Ariane only has 2 out of seven contracts guaranteed Ariane 6 rocket launches that are needed to give financial viability to initial rocket production. Ariane is hoping for four “Galileo” GPS satellite launches, plus a probe from the Esa, plus …

asiaASEAN economy should be larger than European Union by 2050

With a projected annual growth rate of over 5% a year, ASEAN is forecasted to overtake the EU and Japan to become the 4th largest economy in the world by 2050, behind China, India, and the US. This growth is …

asiaASEAN economy should be larger than European Union by 2050

With a projected annual growth rate of over 5% a year, ASEAN is forecasted to overtake the EU and Japan to become the 4th largest economy in the world by 2050, behind China, India, and the US. This growth is …

air forceFrance and Germany working on new stealth fighter and new tank

Germany is currently upgrading the Leopard 2A7 tanks and getting more tanks by upgrading 2A4 tanks. France and Germany will work on a Leopard 3 tank which will be produced about 2030. At the Berlin Air Show on April 26, …

energyDanish Thorium Molten Salt Reactor receives pre-seed funding

Copenhagen-based Seaborg Technologies, which is developing thorium-based Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs), has received pre-seed investment round. from an investment coalition led by Danish innovation incubator PreSeed Ventures. The company hopes the funding will accelerate development of its CUBE (Compact Used …