Russia’s PAK-FA Stealth Fighter Will Enter Service in 2018 with a new engine that will be competitive with the F-22 Raptor

Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation stealth fighter may enter service in 2018, but the Kremlin is not in a particular hurry to buy the expensive new jet in large numbers. Meanwhile, Russia is continuing to develop new engines for the T-50, which is currently powered by interim Saturn AL-41F1 afterburning turbofans. Russian deputy defense minister …

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Another informative talk by Aubrey de Grey on life extension

Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology. Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a …

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Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected, high-speed wireless world. The advance is a platform for manufacturers seeking to expand the capabilities and applications of wearable electronics — including those with biomedical …

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Nearing affordable extraction of uranium from seawater, which would unlock over 800 times current reserves and with breeder reactors provide resources for billion years of current world power

The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium—enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years if only we could capture the element from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. For half a century, researchers worldwide have tried to mine uranium from the oceans with limited success. In the 1990s, Japan …

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An Analysis and Update of the Long War in Syria

Strategy Page describes the situation in Syria. US Air strikes have forced ISIS to disperse but the US is also experienced with dealing the dispersal tactics. Americans are listening and they have proven tactics to defeat the dispersal tactics ISIL is using to avoid air attack. Dispersal will not make ISIL safe from attack bur …

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Off-topic – Stephen Colbert will Replace David Letterman

CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman when he walks away from the Late Show at the end of this year. Colbert is best known for The Colbert Report, the hit Comedy Central fake news show. “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” said …

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Older Tiger Moms and the lifting of the One Child Ban in China will drive early adoption of genetic intelligence enhancement

I gave a talk at Transhuman Visions a couple of weeks ago. In my look at near term transhumanism, I see older Tiger Moms as being the driver of early adoption of genetic intelligence enhancement and the lifting of the One child policy in China. China’s One child policy is being lifted just as embryo …

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Inductrack III for superefficient leviation and movement of shipping containers

Inductrack III configurations are suited for use in transporting heavy freight loads. Inductrack III addresses a problem associated with the cantilevered track of the Inductrack II configuration. The use of a cantilevered track could present mechanical design problems in attempting to achieve a strong enough track system such that it would be capable of supporting …

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China will open the Beijing – Guangzhou line which will be the longest high speed rail line

A high-speed railway between Beijing and Guangzhou will open in two weeks’ time, the Chinese Railways Ministry said yesterday. It will offer the longest bullet-train ride in the world and cut the journey time between the two cities to less than eight hours. When services begin on December 26 – the 119th anniversary of the …

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James Cameron Leading Richard Branson in race to Challenger Deep

Telegraph UK – Hollywood director James Cameron is winning what has been called the “race to inner space” in a futuristic submersile he described as looking like “a clown car”. The 57-year-old Canadian-born director this week dived deeper than any other human on a solo mission at a record-breaking 5.1 miles. Cameron, the director of …

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Richard Feynmann Explaining Quantum Physics in Video

Feynmann Explaining Reflection Feynman on Wave Particle Duality (QED Lecture in New Zealand) 5 minutes of Part of the longer videos linked to below. Feynmann on Electricity Feynmann on Atoms Feynmann on Magnets Here is a youtube video where Feynmann explains gravitation. [no embed link] There are lengthy 90-100 minute video lectures by Feynmann here. …

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