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darpaDARPA making progress to reducing power usage in IOT sensors by 1000 times

DARPA’s Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations (N-ZERO) program has been working to overcome the power limitations of persistent sensing by developing wireless, event-driven sensing capabilities that would allow physical, electromagnetic and other sensors to remain dormant—effectively asleep yet …

artificial intelligence2300 ton US Navy ship harassed by Iranian speed boats at Strait of Hormuz

A U.S. Navy surveillance ship was harassed by an Iranian fast attack craft while entering the Persian Gulf on Saturday, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Monday. USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) was transiting the Strait of Hormuz in the …

communicationSurge in Utility Scale Battery Projects

Three massive battery storage plants—built by Tesla, AES Corp., and Altagas Ltd.—are all officially going live in southern California at about the same time. Any one of these projects would have been the largest battery storage facility ever built. Combined, …

communicationSpacex lands another rocket stage on the floating platform and Elon tweets Spacex may need to increase size of rocket storage

SpaceX now has two successful rocket stage landings at sea and one on land. Four previous sea landing attempts resulted in the stage tipping over or landing too hard. This rocket launch was to geosynchronous orbit which meant it was …

futureBillionaire Says Tech Will Kill White-Collar Jobs so he gathers rich and powerful at Palm Beach resort to talk about it

Touch-screen ordering at fast food restaurants, robots welding car parts at Tesla factories, apps like Uber taking a bite out of the taxi and limo industry: They’re all good for innovation but perhaps not so great for the workers whose …

batteriesChina’s Social Credit system, computerized Orwell with a government reputation and trust score

The Chinese government is building an omnipotent “social credit” system that is meant to rate each citizen’s trustworthiness. By 2020, everyone in China will be enrolled in a vast national database that compiles fiscal and government information, including minor traffic …

electronicsChina reveals updated J-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter

China has unveiled an updated version of the J-31 “Gyrfalcon” fighter jet, which is expected to be marketed internationally within the next five years, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network. An updated model of the J-31 — a single-seat, twin-engine, …

internetChina reveals updated J-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter

China has unveiled an updated version of the J-31 “Gyrfalcon” fighter jet, which is expected to be marketed internationally within the next five years, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network. An updated model of the J-31 — a single-seat, twin-engine, …