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entertainmentBlack Panther could have Titanic or Force Awakens box office numbers

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Black Panther had North American box office of $202 million over the three-day and $242 million for the four-day weekend. Black Panther is the fifth movie to debut with over $200 million over its opening weekend. It has the second …

blockchainBlockchain 3.0 with Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG) for ten of thousands of transactions per second

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Bitcoin was Blockchain 1.0 and the decentralized Ethereum is Blockchain 2.0 and Blockchain 3.0 could be Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG). In mathematics and computer science, a directed acyclic graph, is a finite directed graph with no directed cycles. It consists …

asiaChina will fortify islands with railguns, drones, missiles and stealthy planes

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China is developing a lead with railgun technology and affordable electromagnetic launchers because it appears to be mastering medium voltage DC power for ships and land bases. By 2022, China should have twenty fortified islands in the South China Sea. …

citiesCan Waymo dominate self driving?

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Waymo has a massive lead in terms of self-driving cars. Waymo has been operating cars for free rides without drivers since November, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Waymo has been given legal permission for a commercial self-driving car service in Arizona. …

citiesWaymo authorized for commercial self driving service in the USA

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Waymo, the self-driving Google spinoff, has been given legal permission to operate as a Transportation Network Company in the state of Arizona. Waymo has been running a pilot program that lets people call for rides in its cars, at first …

chinaCould a China-South Korea to Europe rail connection be used to buy off North Korea?

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Like China, South Korea has used and plans to use high-speed rail for economic development. South Korea and China both have plans to create high-speed rail and cargo links to Europe. The South Korea connection would require rail lines through …

colonizationWe can build a great near term future in space

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Nextbigfuture described how 200 large space stations could be built by 2040 to hold 2 million people. There are videos that provide more details on the SpaceX BFR and the Kalpana space station. Below are two intermediate space stations that …

colonizationFifty SpaceX Falcon BFR could technically enable sustainable orbital colonies for 2 million people by 2040

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In the 1970s, Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill led two Stanford/NASA Ames Research Center summer studies that supported the feasibility of kilometer-scale orbital cities. These studies assumed that the NASA space shuttle would operate as expected, a flight every week or …

artificial intelligenceBoston Robotics Dog Robot can open doors

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SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. It weighs 25 kg (30 kg if you include the arm). SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on …

chinaRe-examining the China Economic Miracle

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How did China’s economy really get to there it is now? * China like Britain, US, Germany and Japan have successfully used selective protectionism to develop their companies and economy. Ethiopia and other African countries are getting some success copying …