Russia has fourth test of Mach10 Yu71 missile and is targeting deployment of 24 hypersonic missiles by 2020 to 2025

Russia’s hypersonic mach 10 Yu-71 missile can break through any missile defense system, military experts said. Russia has reportedly carried out four tests already. The Russians have been developing the new Yu-71 vehicle for several years and conducted the most recent flight test in February, according to an article published this month in Jane’s Intelligence …

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Proof of concept molecular machine that slowly mimics the work of a ribosome to assemble peptides

The field of molecular machines has taken a new bio-inspired turn to assemble another molecule, in this case linking up individual amino acids into a peptide. While this molecular peptide synthesiser isn’t going to rival a ribosome for speed any time soon, it does suggest a way to make multicomponent polymers. Researchers mimic the ribosome, …

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Advanced LTE deployments in 2013 and 2014

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) did not originally consider LTE, WiMAX, and HSPA+ to be 4G systems Advanced LTE has download speeds of 300 mbps to 1 Gbps and is a true 4G system. A brief summary of status of mobile carriers’ LTE-A penetration is provided below. SK Telecom SK Telecom has successfully tested their …

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Heartland Robotics

MIT has a bit of new information about Heartland Robotics Heartland Robotics is in a converted warehouse in South Boston’s Innovation District. Venture capitalists have already gambled $32 million on the premise that whatever it is they produce, it’s going to set a whole new direction in the field. Brooks’ latest concept for next-generation robots …

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Protean Wheel Motors and batteries provides easy retrofit of vans and cars to plug in hybrid

Protean Drive is a fully-integrated, direct-drive solution. Each motor has a built-in inverter, control electronics and software – no separate large, heavy and costly inverter required. Direct drive reduces part count, complexity and cost, so there is no need to integrate traditional drive train components such as external gearing, transmissions, drive-shafts, axles and differentials. Protean …

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Five leading russian figures in design of Iran nuclear facilities perish in crash

Five Russian scientists who assisted in the design of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant were among the 44 fatalities of Monday’s Russian plain crash. The Tupolev-134 plane broke up and caught fire upon making an emergency landing outside the northern city of Petrozavodsk. A preliminary investigation ruled out the possibility of a technical failure. If …

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Rice University researchers create single-atom lithography in graphene

Controlled layer-by-layer removal of graphene. (A) Schematic illustration of the method: (Step 1) The bilayer graphene on top of a Si/SiO2 substrate. (Step 2) A patterned layer of zinc metal is sputtered atop the graphene. (Step 3) The zinc is removed by aqueous HCl (0.02 M) in 3 to 5 min with simultaneous removal of …

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NASA will have a Kepler Telescope news briefing Feb 2 to discuss over 1000 possible new exoplanets

– NASA will host a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 2, to announce the Kepler mission’s latest findings about planets outside our solar system. NASA released new data Wednesday from its Kepler telescope on more than 1,000 possible new planets outside our solar system — more than doubling the count of what …

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Techonomy – Facebook founder launches Jumo a social network for charities

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has launched his much-buzzed-about social network, Jumo. Hughes, who left Facebook (Facebook) in 2007 to become the Obama campaign’s director of online organizing, soft-launched Jumo last March. Jumo was designed to let users find, follow and support the causes important to them, and with 3,500 organizations on board at launch, would-be …

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Space Manufacturing conference – Session 5: Engineering Materials from Non-Terrestrial Resources

Session 5: Engineering Materials from Non-Terrestrial Resources covered by Hobbyspace and Parabolic Arc Electrical Energy Storage Using Only Lunar Materials Dr. Peter J. Schubert, Packer Engineering Inc. – Resources available on the moon for in-situ battery fabrication – Can make batteries from in-situ materials by robots before humans land – Storage requirements for a 2 …

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DARPA Has a $25 Million GPU supercomputer Project and Dell has a 16 GPU chasis

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A team led by NVIDIA has been awarded a four-year research grant of $25 million under DARPA’s Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC ) program, covers work to develop GPU technologies required to build the new class of exascale supercomputers which will be 1,000-times more powerful than …

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