Use Cruise Ships as Added Non-Coronavirus Hospitals For Italy and Elsewhere

During WW2, Four Kaiser Shipyards built 747 fourteen thousand ton Liberty ships. One ship was completed one in five days. In February, China built a new hospital in ten days. The 645,000-square-foot makeshift medical facility was two floors and has 1,000 beds, several isolation wards, and 30 intensive care units. The USA is currently converting …

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Another plan for a larger future US Navy

There are a few competing studies with recommendations for a larger US Navy. There is one from MITRE and another by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). The Navy needs a vastly larger fleet — 414 warships — to win a great-power war, well above today’s 274 ships or even the Navy’s unfunded …

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Uber hires NASA engineer to develop flying cars

Mark Moore wrote a paper in 2011 that described how to make Vertical Takeoff and Landing craft using electric propulsion. Electric propulsion offers dramatic new vehicle mission capabilities, not possible with turbine or reciprocating engines; including high reliability and efficiency, low engine weight and maintenance, low cooling drag and volume required, very low noise and …

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Near term off-grid electrification for 1.2 billion people and enabling the extremely poor to reach future purchasing global middle class

Solar energy prices have been dropping for decades. There is a lag in the price per watt of off grid solar for solar home systems behind the cost for solar per watt for the most efficient utility solar projects. 1.2 billion people currently do not have electricity. It costs $800-2000 per person to connect people …

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Road to Skynet update – DARPA will use internet of things and AI to dominate cyberwar and regular war

The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency will fund the development of sensors and artificial intelligence systems that could help break into, extract, and analyze information from enemy devices and communication systems. The components and systems will arm the U.S. with more data to analyze enemy moves and strategy. Information is king in wars, and DARPA …

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China nears completion of its domestic aircraft carrier and hangers for 72 fighter jets and 10-12 larger planes on manmade islands

China nearing completion of its domestic aircraft carrier and there was a leaked picture of the construction progress #China #PLAN #CV17 progress at Dalian. Pic via cdf pic.twitter.com/OX4xLVZwnr — RAJ (@rajfortyseven) August 8, 2016 Fighter jet Hangers on madmade unsinkable islands Satellite photographs taken in late July show the construction of hangars on Fiery Cross, …

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LPP Fusion needs some crowdfunding help to keep tests going and reach a better funding milestone

Focus fusion is funding raising for each test firing of its pulse fusion system. It will take about $150,000 to fire 200 shots. This is $750 per shot. Shots at present are cleaning remaining impurities from the machine and it may take quite a few more, 100-200, to get to the purity level they need. …

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China Railway group wins contract for Belgrade to Serbia high speed rail

A consortium led by China Railway Group (CRG) has been awarded a 10 billion yuan ($1.57 billion) contract to build the Hungarian section of a railway linking Budapest with Serbia’s Belgrade, in China’s first high-speed rail win in the European Union. Three firms – CRG’s China Railway International Group, a subsidiary of national operator China …

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World Bank will try to help India double its GDP growth rate from 4.8% to 9.6% and try to help Vietnam find steps to become an industrialized country in a single generation

1. The World Bank Group will bring increased financial and knowledge resources to help India return to the path of sustained high growth needed to bring prosperity to millions, especially the poor living in the lower income states. The World Bank Group will be ready to provide financial support worth $15-18 billion over the next …

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Factory Mass produced skyscrapers could be a $1-3 trillion impact to Global GDP by 2025

Broad group of China’s factory mass produced skyscrapers are a major disruptive technology. This will be a disruption of real estate with a profitable technology and sustainable business model Broad Group has plans to get 30% of the global construction market. It could take until about 2025 instead of 2020. The Global construction industry will …

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