Exosuit to assist elderly mobility will be in stores by end of 2018 in US, Japan and UK

Seismic is combining clothing and robotics into what they call Powered Clothing. They aim to get exosuits into stores by the end of 2018 in the US, Japan and the UK. The suit’s ‘electric muscles’, powered by tiny motors, contract and mimic human muscle. These electric muscles are part of the clothing around the joints …

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Robotic exosuit enhances human performance

What if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training? Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running on …

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China will receive ten Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017 and another ten in 2018

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is slated to receive its second batch of ten Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets in 2017 The first four Su-35 fighter jets arrived on December 25 at a flight training center of the PLAAF in Cangzhou in Hebei province in northern China. The purchasing price per aircraft is …

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EU faces risks of many more exits and rolling back the political union

Eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovakia all could leave. Germany now faces having to pay an extra 3 billion euros a year to the annual EU budget once Britain leaves. This alone is prompting German government officials to propose that …

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Microtethered Drone never needs to land

The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) system is designed to provide long term persistent stare capabilities and enable reliable long distance communications. PARC uses CyPhy Works’ patented microfilament system to deliver extreme endurance, increased capabilities, and a smaller logistical footprint. PARC flies itself, so very little user training is required; and when operating the …

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China’s Navy modernization and fleet composition

During the past 15 years, China’s ambitious naval modernization has produced a more technologically advanced and flexible force. The PLA(N) currently possesses more than 300 surface combatants, submarines, amphibious ships, and missile-armed patrol craft. Although the overall order-of-battle has remained relatively constant in recent years, the PLA(N) is rapidly retiring legacy combatants in favor of …

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Aircraft carriers, submarines, tanks, lasers and Emdrive were the top posts in July

The Nextbigfuture website is nearing 59 million pageviews and 150 million views on Google Plus. Some have in comments have asked about the topic selection of Nextbigfuture. The articles that have generated the most traffic and revenue are the aircraft carrier, fighter planes, bombers, submarines, tanks, laser and railgun articles. Also, occasionally some articles like …

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Breeding improvement in animals for insight into genetic enhancement for humans and looks positive for Transhuman genetic engineering of superintelligence

Selective breeding has been used on animals for hundreds of years and statistical methods for breeding selection has been used for over one hundred years. “Over the past 15 years, sprinters have improved faster than over the previous 150 years,” says Patrick Sharman of the University of Exeter. Sharman and Alastair Wilson, also at Exeter, …

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Hickman’s multi-year epic and altering the Marvel Universe

Jonathan Hickman has been writing a multi-year comic book epic at Marvel comics. The Avengers and New Avengers has been great plot and character driven stories. It is culminating in a new Secret Wars series. There are spoilers related to what has been written and there is a collection of the information that is online …

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Oxis on track to commercializing lithium sulfur batteries with twice the energy density of lithium ion in 2016

Oxis Energy has developed its largest Lithium Sulfur cell achieving in excess of 300Wh/kg. This outperforms Lithium ion technology that has dominated the performance battery market for many years. In addition OXIS has achieved an increase in cell capacity to a 25Ah cell – a world first. This achievement is a twelve fold improvement in …

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