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carsSpaceX hopes to make history again on Jan. 17 with a rocket landing on its drone ship

SpaceX hopes to make history again on Jan. 17 by landing a Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching a payload into orbit. SpaceX confirmed to NBC News that it would be making the attempt; the …

carsChina has large solar powered helium spy airship and satellites for tracking aircraft carriers

Earlier this month, China tested a new helium-filled airship that will soar to great height to offer the government new and broad surveillance capabilities. Called Yuanmeng​, ​the ship is expected to be able to stay aloft for up to 48 …

darpaUS Military months from testing a Non-lethal sonic weapon that is reminiscent of Star Wars

The Laser-Induced Plasma Effect, or LIPE, is a weapon that the U.S. military hopes to begin testing in coming months. LIPE’s lasers fire extremely short bursts (around a nanosecond, or a billionth of a second) of directed high energy at …

camerasDARPA 2016 Includes 150 kilowatt laser live fire tests

DARPA has its 2016 budget. High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) HELLADS program had funding of 26.6 million in 2014 and 14.1 million in 2015. Description: The goal of the HELLADS program is to develop a high-energy laser …

carsEnvironmental Nano Solutions proposes large electrostatic ion air cleaners for China’s Smog

Daan Roosegaarde’s positive–ionization “vacuum cleaner” uses high-voltage, low-amp electricity to create an electrostatic field. Particles flowing across the field—enclosed in a box—become positively charged and attach themselves to a grounded electrode, which need to be scraped clean periodically. (Roosegaarde plans …

future weaponsPrinceton Nanotechnology could make immunoassays 3 million times more sensitive for early cancer and Alzheimer’s disease detection

A laboratory test used to detect disease and perform biological research could be made more than 3 million times more sensitive, according to researchers who combined standard biological tools with a breakthrough in nanotechnology. The increased performance could greatly improve …

artificial intelligenceRegenerative Medicine : Hands, Bladders, Ears, Bones, Trachea, Muscle, Organs,

April 2008, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) gave $42.5 million over five years to Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Wake Forest and its partners are adding $150 million for nearly $200 million. A second consortium with another …

carsZiggurat Dubai a Buildable City Pyramid

There was a 4000 meter tall pyramid city called X-Seed 4000 which was designed but was never meant to be built. Now there is a 1200 meter tall, 2.3 square kilometer environmentally friendly building being proposed in Dubai. – …