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displaysChina begins construction of small modular floating reactor and a land based small modular reactor

Construction of China’s first floating nuclear power plant has officially begun, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced. The demonstration unit is expected to be completed by 2020. China Guangdong Nuclear Power Research Institute deputy chief engineer and small reactor lead designer …

flexible electronicsScientists cut ‘Gordian knot’ in human genome

A team of researchers co-led by Erez Lieberman Aiden of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine has discovered how mysterious, inactive genes in females hold sway over the superloops that connect DNA sequences at opposite ends of the chromosome. …

carbon nanotubesRheinmetall Lynx is new modular infantry fighting vehicle

Rheinmetall Lynx is an advanced new modular family of vehicles that offers our customers the highest levels of survivability, mobility, lethality and capacity while utilizing proven technologies. Four core capabilities characterize the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle: firepower, force protection, situational …

electronicsIBM has Carbon Nanotube Electronics Breakthrough

IBM Research announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies. IBM scientists demonstrated a new way to shrink transistor contacts without reducing performance of carbon nanotube devices, opening a pathway …

asiaExpandable space stations will be tested and proven in space within 12 months and then larger modules will increase space station size per cost by over ten times

Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas, Nevada, has entered into a joint agreement with NASA to leverage the company’s B330 inflatable space habitat for use with NASA’s human space flight program. With the space agency eyeing deep space destinations – such …

cyborgBrontosaurus determined to exist as distinct member of one of 15-18 Diplodocid dinosaur species

A team of paleontologists led by Emanuel Tschopp at the New University of Lisbon in Portugal has just completed a massive computer analysis of fossils in a group of dinosaurs called Diplodocids. They found that Brontosaurus are its own group. …

carbon nanotubesIndia and Russia have agreed to fast-track the FGFA fighter jet

India and Russia agreed on 21 January to expedite their joint military programmes, particularly the delayed Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) project. Official sources told IHS Jane’s that differences persisted on the FGFA’s preliminary design features despite a 10 January …

atomic layer depositionRussia should start serial production of the T-50 PAK-FA air superiority fighter jet this year

The Russian T-50 PAK-FA appears to be optimized for the air-superiority role like the F-22 more so than the multirole, strike-optimized F-35. Like the Raptor, the PAK-FA is being designed to fly high and fast to impart the maximum amount …

flexible electronicsDemographics in Israel and Palestine Territories

In 2013, Israel’s jewish population has passed the 6 million mark for the first time. In 2014, the population of Israel in 2014 is approximately 8.2 million, about the same size as New York City, with 75 percent of the …

displayCarnival of Nuclear Energy 234

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 234 is up at Neutron Bytes Atomic Insights – Transatomic Power – Anatomy of Next Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the CEO of Transatomic Power, a venture capital-funded start-up based on research conducted …