China’s giant ultra-high voltage grid is ambitious as its high speed rail

Ultra-high voltage energy grids are needed for efficient power transmission across large distances. A 100 mile (160 km) power line at 765 kilovolt carrying 1000 MW of power can have losses of 1.1% to 0.5%. A 345-kilovolt line carrying the same load across the same distance has losses of 4.2%. China’s 1.1 megavolt line can …

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South Korea University mandatory dating class

South Korean universities have courses that make it mandatory for students to date their classmates. Students have to date each other in three randomly assigned pairings. Courses on dating, sex, love and relationships are trying to increase coupling and eventually birthrate. Most young korean woman and men don’t want to have kids. They reason it …

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$130 billion in Russian gold claimants setup cryptocurrency and may have stolen location

The South Korea company that claimed discovery of $130 billion in Russian gold from a shipwreck appears to be stock and cryptocurrency scams using the stolen location of a shipwreck. In 2000, Dong-Ah Construction said they were the first to find the wreck and also said there was gold. Dong-Ah produced no gold and did …

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Bioprinting is the next medical revolution – C2 Montreal

Erik Gatenholm is Co-Founder and CEO here at CELLINK. In 2017, he founded CELLINK to revolutionize the way that we conduct medical research worldwide. He led a workshop at the C2 Montreal conference called “Need a tissue, Bioprinting is the next Medical Revolution” At C2 Montreal – There was a presentation on bioprinting and Cellink …

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South Korea getting 10 Gigabit per second internet and targets 50% 10 Gbps coverage by 2022

South Korea is starting to commercialize 10-gigabit (Gb) transfer speeds for its online network systems, which is 10 times faster than Giga Internet, the fastest broadband service currently available, the ICT ministry said Sunday. The Ministry of Science and ICT said it will work closely with local IT firms to adopt 10 Gb service, considered …

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Turkey, Japan and South Korea looking at F-35B jump jets for airwings for mini-aircraft carriers

Turkey might buy new generation F-35B jump jet stealth fighters. Turkey could join Japan and South Korea in using 20000 to 35000 helicopter carriers to base about 10-20 F35b with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities as mini-aircraft carriers. Japan is buying 20–40 F-35Bs over the next few years. Japan can also operate the STOVL planes …

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Could a China-South Korea to Europe rail connection be used to buy off North Korea?

Like China, South Korea has used and plans to use high-speed rail for economic development. South Korea and China both have plans to create high-speed rail and cargo links to Europe. The South Korea connection would require rail lines through North Korea. The alternative is an $88 billion undersea train tunnel from South Korea to …

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US Tanks finally upgrading with Israel’s battle tested anti-missile system

The US Army’s 2019 budget will upgrade 261 M1 tanks, enough for three brigades, to carry Israeli-made Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) to counter anti-tank missiles. There is also an increase in artillery and equipment to deter Russia from attempting to overrun Eastern Europe or to fight in a longer, high-intensity war with North Korea. …

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DARPA looks for robots and other tech to make cracking tunnels faster and safer

North Korea and Iran have large underground facilties where they have their nuclear weapons and other operations. DARPA is looking at breakthroughs for dealing with tunnels and underground cities. Underground is the new frontier for military and security action. Although tunnels were already extensively used in the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s. Tunnels …

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