Sikorsky shows off superfast and compact S-97 Raider military helicopter proof of concept

Sikorsky is building a game-changing RAIDER aircraft that is intended to revolutionize helicopters for the military. The Army wants to reinvent the very idea of rotorcraft, with a new propulsion concept. After the flight tests and technology development, JMR will end and a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued open to all companies to …

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One new physics theory suggests no Big Bang and another suggests that the Higgs could change and start a Big Crunch at any moment

1. There is a theory called “rainbow gravity,”. It posits that gravity’s effects on spacetime are felt differently by different wavelengths of light. Rainbow gravity was first proposed 10 years ago as a possible step toward repairing the rifts between the theories of general relativity (covering the very big) and quantum mechanics (concerning the realm …

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Healthier for people, more environmentally friendly and more efficient fish farming that is independent of any wild fish feedstocks

1. Australian CSIRO scientists have perfected the Novacq prawn feed additive. Farmed prawns fed with Novacq grow on average 30 per cent faster, are healthier and can be produced with no fish products in their diet, a world-first achievement in sustainability. Until now, Australian prawn farmers have needed to feed their prawns with a pellet …

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Powers in Gods and Heroes in recent technology news

The AWARE series of DARPA multiple cameras show that optics and electronic sampling provide no barrier to camera information capacity. They already have 10 gigapixels and will soon have 50 gigapixels. There is a technical plan to achieve petapixel imaging (a million gigapixels). Capacity is ultimately limited by photon flux and atmospheric turbulence. There is …

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Natural and artificial atoms for quantum computation

Arxiv 21 page pdf – work by Japan Riken and University of Michigan – Remarkable progress towards realizing quantum computation has been achieved using natural and artificial atoms. On the one hand, natural atoms (such as neutral atoms and ions) have long coherence times, and could be stored in large arrays, providing ideal “quantum memories”. …

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Monash University of Australia Innovation for Tripling Energy Conversion in Solar Cells

Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from the universities of Wollongong and Ulm in Germany, have produced tandem dye-sensitised solar cells with a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency compared with previously reported tandem dye-sensitised solar cells. Lead researcher Dr Udo Bach, from Monash University, said the breakthrough had the potential to increase …

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Aubrey de Grey Interview by Sander Olson

Aubrey de Grey: Founder of Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) is a 25-year long research strategy, currently underway, to develop a regenerative medical procedure to periodically repair all the age-related damage in the human body, thereby maintaining a youth-like state indefinitely Question: Tell us about the SENS foundation. What …

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