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futureRussian plans building a dozen new guide missile destoyer and then a supercarrier

Deputy Commander of the Russian Navy Admiral Igor Kasatonov recently announced that Russia would build its first aircraft carrier – although construction will begin only after 2025. The National Interest, citing Itar-Tass News Agency, reported that the proposed carrier would …

5gCarnival of Space 390 – Milky Way may have a huge stable wormhole

The Carnival of Space 390 is up at Photostospace Universe Today – The Entire Milky Way Might Be a Huge Wormhole That’s Stable and Navigable According to the team, a collaboration between Indian, Italian, and North American researchers at the …

broadbandNextbigfuture Open Discussion Thread

This is a Nextbigfuture open discussion thread. Please share links or start discussion of future, technology or science related topics. Please be polite. Thanks If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks …

businessGenetically Modified mosquito swarms will be used on a commercial scale to hopefully prevent 50 million incidents of dengue fever per year

Genetically modified mosquitoes will be raised on a commercial scale for the first time, in a bid to stem outbreaks of dengue fever in Brazil. But it is unclear how well it will work. Next week biotech company Oxitec of …

broadbandChina shifting from the world’s factory to World Infrastructure builder and funder – China is leveraging its nearly 4 trillion in reserves for global infrastructure projects

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, known as the BRICS, will approve the creation of the $100 billion reserve fund and $50 billion bank at a July 15-16 summit. The IMF controls SDR 476 billion and has 90.5 million …

broadbandBiobots powered by muscle tissue

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses, giving researchers unprecedented command over their function. The group published its work in the online early edition …

broadbandLiver cancer vaccine effective in mice

Tweaking a protein expressed by most liver cancer cells has enabled scientists to make a vaccine that is exceedingly (90%) effective at preventing the disease in mice. Alpha-Fetoprotein, or AFP – normally expressed during development and by liver cancer cells …

communicationThe USA, Canada, Brazil and Other Countries will also have to rebalance their economies

China’s new leadership is trying to create a shift in its economy from low-wage, investment-driven growth to a consumer economy driven by domestic demand and when that change happens, the rest of the world will have to change too. That’s …

broadbandThe New Cold War Threatens the International Space Station and will kill the Atlas Rocket

Russia cast doubt on the long-term future of the International Space Station, a showcase of post-Cold War cooperation, as it retaliated on Tuesday against U.S. sanctions over Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow would reject a U.S. request …

antennasExaflop computer project for Super programmed trading of the $5 trillion foreign exchange market is now hiring

Previously we reported taht John Fitzpatrick was forming a company that he says will provide competitively priced commodity cloud-based services on what he’s calling the world’s first Exaflop Supercomputer. He will use foreign currency trading as the main application. This …