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entertainmentAvengers Infinity War opens April 27 and more clips are available

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Avengers Infinity War has an extended Movie Clip with Avengers Vs Black Order Fight Scene. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a …

darpaUS Air Force has $1.2 billion in new hypersonic weapon spending to catch up to Russia and China

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The U.S. Air Force this week awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $928 million contract to develop a prototype hypersonic cruise missile, or the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon. The project is one of two hypersonic weapon prototyping efforts the service is …

airplaneChina claims it has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine

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China has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine for low-cost planes or spacecraft capable of traveling five times faster than the speed of sound. The plant that would be built in Hefei, in China’s eastern Anhui province, could give …

futureLarge amounts of high density MRAM data could enable pinhead size computers

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new research from the University of New Hampshire will make computers the size of a pinhead a reality sooner than once thought. Researchers outline their proposed combination which would allow for a more stable perpendicular anisotropic energy (PMA), the key …

chinaMissiles and planes make China’s South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

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China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

futureNASA’s proposed multi-billion orbiting moonbase used to justify $50 billion Space Launch System

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As part of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, NASA is planning to build the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in the 2020s. The station would be used as a staging point for the proposed Deep Space Transport, which is a concept …

futureHolographic sails fixes last technical issues for interstellar laser pushed sails

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Greg Matloff and his wife, C Bangs, have researched the use of holographic films for solar and laser pushed space sails. Matloff’s work is described at Centauri Dreams. Greg Matloff is on the Advisor’s Board of Yuri Milner’s $100 million …

commercializationRoll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition system makes long sheets of high quality graphene

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MIT has combined a roll-to-roll approach — a common industrial approach for continuous processing of thin foils — with the common graphene-fabrication technique of chemical vapor deposition, to manufacture high-quality graphene in large quantities and at a high rate. The …

artificial intelligenceGoogle AI staff balk at helping US military keep AI lead over China

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Defense One Technology Editor Patrick Tucker has reported on August 2017 meetings between US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company’s multi-year transition …

futureNASA’s Galactic Positioning System will enable autonomous spacecraft

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A NASA space telescope called the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been used to develop a brand new technology with near-term, practical applications: a galactic positioning system. Without this system it is not possible to determine a spaceship’s …