france Archive

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, …

franceUS, UK and France hit a few targets in Syria over chemical weapons use

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Saturday the U.S. and its allies “successfully hit every target” in airstrikes in Syria overnight. The US, France and UK launched the strikes Friday night Eastern Time in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use …

artificial intelligenceFrance tries to shift policy to get competitive with Artificial Intelligence and Innovation

France has released a 152 page report “For a Meaningful Artificial Intelligence” written by Cédric Villani. Villani is a famous French mathematician and member of parliament. He led a study on how to develop the country’s AI economy. * economic …

energyJV to commercialize nuclear fuel that will boost energy from existing reactors by 10-40% starting 2021

Lightbridge is developing nuclear fuel with more surface area which can enable existing nuclear reactors to generate 10-40% more energy by changing the shape of the fuel. Enfission, is a new joint venture with Framatome to develop, license and sell …

ecommerceFaster, taller, denser, more profitable warehouse robots and Interview with the CEO

Exotec Solutions, a French AI robotics startup, today announced the launch of the Skypod Robots and associated system. Cdiscount, the top French e-commerce vendor, is now using Skypods to prepare orders in its warehouse near Bordeaux, increasing their order processing …

artificial intelligenceFrench Navya has self driving taxis and buses in Vegas and other places

NAVYA unveiled as a World Premiere the first 100% autonomous robot-taxi on the market this Tuesday November 7, 2017 at La Cité du Cinéma (Paris) : AUTONOM CAB, two years after the launch in 2015 of AUTONOM SHUTTLE, the first …

armyFrance Macron calls for shared defense budget and an EU army by 2020

The French President called for the introduction of EU identity cards, a shared defense budget and a European military intervention force. Speaking at Paris-Sorbonne University, he also proposed a shared budget for eurozone countries and an EU-wide asylum agency to …

franceUntil exoskeletons are deployed the French Felin body armor is the most advanced infrantry system

France deployed the first versions of combat armor with the FELIN combat system. FÉLIN (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés, Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications) is the name for the French infantry combat system developed by Safran Electronics and Defense. …

bitcoinBitcoin at around $4000 and Ethereum at $288

Coinbase the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin exchange had a stock offering and raised $100 million with a $1.6 billion valuation. Coinbase exchanges about $25 billion worth of cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin market cap is around $65 billion, with the entire cryptocurrency …

france124 minutes from Bordeaux to Paris instead of 205 minutes with higher speed train

This month a new high-speed railway line began operating between Paris and Bordeaux—reducing travel time from three hours twenty-five minutes to two hours and four minutes. This makes day trips between cities practical, and will further open up southwest France …