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dronesIsraeli gigapixel camera on drones with 30 hours of endurance provide persistant surveillance of 80 square kilometers

Elbit Systems offers a comprehensive range of UAS – from the man-portable Skylark™ LEX mini UAS, through the versatile tactical UAS and up to the next-generation Hermes™ 900 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAS. Elbit Systems Elbit Systems Reveals at …

artCombat Lasers and hybrid power for Next-Generation US Combat Vehicle

The US Army’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicle will probably run on alternate-power sources, have directed-energy weapons, advanced-composite armor and an active protection system. “There’s a solid four years of analysis that has to occur” before decisions are made on procurement requirements, …

camerasHolographic Projection Technology and holographic TVs are tracking to mid-2020s for significant commercialization

In 2013, MIT forecasted that holographic televisions could be in living rooms in the next 10 years at the price of today’s two-dimensional sets. Technology being developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, said Michael Bove, head of the …

cameraChina’s population should be 70% urbanized by 2030 and all with mobile internet, ecommerce and social media by 2020

China is going digital very quickly. By 2016, the country will have more than 730 million Internet users and more than 380 million online shoppers, up from 460 million and 145 million, respectively, in 2010. Even China’s lower-tier cities are …

cameraNASA NIAC – two orders of magnitude mass and power saving for Life Support and Reduced Complexity

The abundant high-energy light in space (with wavelengths as low as 190 nm, compared to 300 nm on Earth) makes the TiO2 co-catalyst an ideal approach for sustainable air processor to generate O2, without consuming any thermal or electrical energy. …

3dCrowdfunded security in Oakland – It is every block for themselves just like Judge Dredd

Oakland has an understaffed police department and is the city with the highest robbery rate in America. In the last few weeks three separate campaigns have been started on Crowdtilt in order to fund four months of private security patrols …

camerasSwitzerland will vote on US$2800 per month basic income for all adults

Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults. A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,800) per month from the state, …

displaysHusab, Haggan uranium mines

1. Husab mine (Namibia location owned by China Guangong Nuclear Power Company) construction is 25 percent complete and management is targeting to start pre-stripping 2014 second quarter. The mine will have stockpiled one million tonnes run off mine by mid-2015, …

displaysCarbyne calculated to be 28 to 36% stronger than Graphene and twice as stiff

A new form of carbon, carbyne, is calculated to be twice as stiff as carbon nanotubes or graphene and about significantly stronger than graphene, carbon nanotubes and diamond. Rice University researchers calculate that it takes around 10 nanoNewtons to break …

camerasNext generation Hybrid Honda Fit will get 84.7 mpg US and mpg equivalent ratings of electric and plug in cars

The hybrid version of Honda’s next-generation Fit, powered by a newly developed engine and electric motor, will be capable of delivering fuel economy of about 36 km/l of gasoline (84.7 mpg US, or 2.8 l/100 km) in tests based on …