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armyLabor participation dropping in US and Sweden but rising in five of the G7 countries plus Spain

The recent evolution of the U.S. labor force participation rate—that is, the percentage of the population employed or looking for work—has been a controversial topic in macroeconomic discussions and policy debates. After peaking in early 2000, the rate has trended …

chinaNASA has new test for life on other planets that is ten thousand times more sensitive

A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets. The test uses a liquid-based technique known as capillary electrophoresis to separate a mixture of organic molecules into its components. It was designed …

chinaExactly how Trump can end the F35 and save $15 billion or more per year for 30-50 years while improving US military capability

More than any other president, Trump appears to want to take a direct role in federal contracting, a technical, complex part of the government that is run by tens of thousands of career civil servants. It is normally a stodgy, …

gpsChina’s EMDrive research lead confident EMDrive will work in satellites and the race to prove EMDrive and Cannae drives in space and then commercialize

China’s space agency has officially confirmed that it has been funding research into the controversial space propulsion technology EmDrive, and that it plans to add the technology to Chinese satellites imminently. The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a subsidiary …

air forceExperts say hypersonic age is now imminent and inevitable and we are at the start of a renaissance in supersonic and hypersonic flight

Five panellists spoke at the Forum on American Aeronautics at the Mohave Air and Space Port in California to discuss the breakthroughs and challenges in supersonic and hypersonic flight. The experts say research in the field is now booming after …

algorithmsMemristors as synaptic emulators for neuromorphic computing

The accumulation and extrusion of Ca2+ in the pre- and postsynaptic compartments play a critical role in initiating plastic changes in biological synapses. To emulate this fundamental process in electronic devices, we developed diffusive Ag-in-oxide memristors with a temporal response …

dronesMade in Space wins the Singularity University Grand Challenge in space #gsummit

Singularity University Grand Challenge in space end goal is Safe and Equitable use and stweardship of space resources and technologies for the benefit of humanity and our future as a multi-planetary species Made in Space has won the Singularity University …

future technologySmart Bricks containing bioreactors will integrate massive-parallel computing processors

Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The bricks will be able to fit together and create ‘bioreactor …

china2020 Mars Rover ready for final design and construction

After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet …

gadgetMicrosoft Hololens, Google and Apple are also big winners with Pokemon Go Augmented reality game

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the hugely successful Pokemon Go app, which has millions of people chasing down monsters on real-world streets using their phones, is a phenomenon that spells good things for his company’s augmented-reality headset, the HoloLens. “I …