Fifth Generation Air Combat – how best to use the F35 and F22

A ten page paper describes how best to use the F35 and F22 in a hypothetical all our war with China in 2026 They lay out the characteristics and requirements of fifth generation aircraft systems, and describe how these assets are leveraged in present and future joint and combined warfare. F35 just becoming operational so …

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Submarine and Missile Sensors to be used in Mitsubishi Self-Driving Cars

Mitsubishi is a titan of Japanese industry, a manufacturer of everything from space rockets to rice cookers. Mitsubishi is also one of Japan’s key defense contractors, building the Type 10 main battle tank and Soryu-class attack submarine. Its AAM-4B medium range air-to-air missile was the first with an advanced electronically scanned array radar, making it …

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Berkeley labs new hybrid membrane has eight times more carbon dioxide permeability which will make carbon capture more efficient

A new, highly permeable carbon capture membrane developed by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. The researchers focused on a hybrid …

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Berkeley Lab scientists make major advance in understanding a basic process of life with structure of protein organization at beginning of every gene

Your DNA governs more than just what color your eyes are and whether you can curl your tongue. Your genes contain instructions for making all your proteins, which your cells constantly need to keep you alive. But some key aspects of how that process works at the molecular level have been a bit of a …

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China’s 5 year plan for doubling nuclear power generation

Under the latest Five-Year Plan, China should have some 58 GWe of nuclear generating capacity in operation by 2020, up from the current capacity of almost 27 GWe. In addition, a further 30 GWe of nuclear capacity will be under construction by 2020. The 13th Five Year Plan also calls for the construction of a …

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First order 657 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and plans for 17,000

Oshkosh Defense has received the first production order for the 657 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) vehicles. The order, issued by the U.S. Army is valued $243 million. It also includes 2,977 installed kits and related support. The order will serve both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The JLTV production contract calls for Oshkosh …

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Alphago explained by Demi sHassabis

Demi explains the policy and value neural networks. Policy is neural network trained to make reasonable moves based upon supervised learning of 100,000 games. Value network is built from tens of millions of games to be able to determine what winning positions are. The value scoring of positions was previously believed to be impossible. Alphago …

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Combat systems and railguns will be added after initial construction for new Zumwalt Destroyers

The US Navy is still considering putting an electric-powered gun aboard a Maine-built destroyer, but the futuristic weapon would be installed after the ship is built, a top Navy officer said. The construction schedule is too far along to install an electromagnetic railgun aboard the Lyndon B. Johnson at Bath Iron Works, “but it’s certainly …

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A full sized beating bioengineered human heart has been made with hearts recellularized with stem cells

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have taken some initial steps toward the creation of bioengineered human hearts using donor hearts stripped of components that would generate an immune response and cardiac muscle cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which could come from a potential recipient. The investigators described their accomplishments – which include …

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A roadmap and prompt implementation of steady upgrades could maintain a fighter plane advantage for the USA

Rob Weiss, executive vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs [aka Skunk Works] says US fifth-generation airplanes have distinct advantages over Russia and Chinese fifth generation planes. Lockheed is now looking at technologies that would be needed to replace today’s fifth-generation F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters. But Weiss says such replacements …

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