China inducting J20 stealth fighters into air force as active service planes

At least six J-20s stealth fighters are in active service, with four tail numbers 78271,78272,78273 and 78274 identified. And another six are ready to be delivered by end of Dec 2016 According to the Chinese aviation expert Dafeng Cao who posts under the Twitter handle @xinfengcao, six J-20 stealth fighters will be inducted into the …

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Court decides against China in Sea dispute but who will enforce the decision ?

The Philippines took China to the PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague) in January 2013 after the Chinese navy seized control of Scarborough Shoal, a largely submerged chain of reefs and rocks amid rich fishing grounds off the Philippine island of Luzon. The ruling could lead to more friction between China and the …

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Number of known exoplanets has increased by 60% to 3200

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered 1,284 new exoplanets, including nine rocky worlds that might be capable of supporting life as we know it, astronomers announced today (May 10). This is by far the largest haul of alien planets ever unveiled at one time. The total exoplanet tally now stands at about 3,200, and Kepler …

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Currently existing longevity treatments are feasible but expensive and difficult to access

If you want to do something about your long-term health and life expectancy that are available then focus on exercise and calorie restriction – nothing else at that same level of easy availability is anywhere near as effective or as proven. Fighting Aging describes the first gene therapies, stem cell transplants, and glimmerings of SENS-like …

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Will The Simple Act Of Building Cheap Energy Make Possible Superrapid Economic Growth?

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Neil Craig back in 2012 made a few posts on direct correlation of energy + economic growth that made the astonishing assertion, IIRC that simply building enough energy sources would generate very rapid economic growth. Alas, I can no longer email him to find out more details as he …

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Google Only Larry Page’s Proof of Concept and Now They Expand to Alphabet

Google was only Larry Page’s first proof-of-concept. Google will now restructure its operations into a General Electric-like conglomerate called Alphabet, of which the search company will become just one division. Google pioneered what has become the archetype of the modern Silicon Valley company — an engineering-driven culture in which internal hierarchies are suppressed, empirical evidence …

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Matter creation using lasers experiment designed based upon 80 year old theory with a photon photon collider – actual experiements in about one year

Physicists have discovered how to create matter from light — a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorized 80 years ago. In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office, three physicists worked out a relatively simple way to physically prove a theory first devised by scientists Breit and …

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China evacuates over 3000 Chinese nationals after two are killed and dozens injured in anti-China Protests in Vietnam

Five ships will join in the evacuation of Chinese nationals from Vietnam after more than 3,000 fled the nation following deadly anti-China riots there last week over a Chinese oil rig deployed in nearby contested waters. Police and security officers in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi and in southern Ho Chi Minh City halted anti-China protests …

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Korean APR1400 nuclear reactor submitted for US design certification

South Korea is seeking new export markets for its nuclear technology. They have submitted an application for design certification of the Advanced Pressurised Reactor-1400 (APR-1400) to the NRC (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission). Four APR-1400 units are under construction in Korea: two at Shin Kori and two at Shin Hanul. Four further APR-1400 units are planned …

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