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air forceChina’s jet engine technology around the level of Germany

China is exporting a ceramic jet engine blade processing machine as part of a wider jet engine collaboration between Germany and China. The machinery produces turbine blades capable of withstanding temperatures several hundred degrees Celsius higher than the melting point …

europeGermany Supplying Norway and possibly Italy, Netherlands and Poland with more powerful submarines

Six new German made model Type 212CDs Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarines (formerly the 212NG) are slated to deploy to northern Europe by the mid-2020: two more will be added to the German Navy, expanding its submarine fleet to eight …

europeConditions for German government are United States of Europe by 2025

Germany’s Social Democratic party has put out a list of demands if they are to form a coalition government with Angela Merkel. Martin Schulz called for 1. the creation of a “United States of Europe” by 2025 2. a more …

canadaMedal predictions for Winter Olympics in February 2018

The Winter Olympics will be in South Korea from Feb 9-25, 2018. Germany, Norway, USA and Canada are predicted to top the medal counts with about 30-35 each. Germany and Norway are expected to be the main competition for the …

blockchainNeufund creating tokenized economy

Neufund is an ecosystem of smart contracts operating on the Ethereum blockchain. Neufund is a community-owned fundraising platform. It acts as a bridge between the investment world and the blockchain space. By first quarter of 2018, companies will be able …

climate changeGermany will fall short of 2020 emissions target by around amount of shuttered German nuclear power

The German government has targeted a 40 percent reduction of GHG emissions by 2020, as compared to 1990 levels, but with less than three years to go the country remains far from achieving that goal. Berlin already admitted that the …

energyWeak Paris Agreement Commitments are already mostly on track to not be kept

What are the commitments made by 184 countries related to the Paris Agreement on the environment ? Developed countries have offered absolute economy-wide emissions targets (the United States, for instance, had pledged to reduce its emissions 26-28 percent from 2005 …

californiaSecond hardest transparent material developed from common industrial ceramic silicon nitride

Scientists have for the first time developed a transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic that is the second hardest material after diamond and can withstand substantially higher temperatures. The super-hard window made of cubic silicon nitride can potentially be …

fusionUK building $38 million combat laser prototype by 2019 and field lasers in mid-2020s

The UK Ministry of Defence has officially awarded a £30m (US$38 million) contract to produce a prototype laser weapon. The aim is to see whether “directed energy” technology could benefit the armed forces, and is to culminate in a demonstration …

europeDARPA awards $1.5 million to HRL Labs for oscillator with 500 times better temperature stabiilty for ultra low power atomic clocks

When it comes to military electronics – whether in the realm of communications, navigation, or tactical systems – timing and synchronization are critical. When deployed, even the best battery-fueled atomic clocks are less than ideal because of frequency variations under …