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futureDARPA working on jam resistant communication will also enable better usage of Wi-fi and other wireless spectrum

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In a vision shared by innovators, entrepreneurs, and planners in both defense and civilian contexts, the skies of the future will be busy with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Unseen but central to the realization of this vision is wireless communication …

microscopesUS Navy envisions submarines with drones attaching and detaching like Remoras to sharks

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The United States Navy would like to develop two key features for its next-generation SSN(X) successor to the Virginia-class attack submarines. One feature would effectively turn the future attack submarine into a underwater mother-ship for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) while …

medicineUS Navy revamps larger drone strategy to primarily refuel manned planes flying a combat air patrol around the carrier

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The US Navy has revamped its large drone strategy. Now midair refueling and spying are in the plan. The primary mission would be so-called “recovery tanking.” This involves refueling planes flying in a fixed orbit around the aircraft carrier. On …

microscopesGoogle Fiber planning big expansion to Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities

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Google announced plans to expand Google Fiber to LA and Chicago — the second- and third-largest US cities. Google also is planning to expand to San Jose, San Diego, Phoenix, Portland, Jacksonville and Tampa. Google Fiber starts with a connection …

brainHydrogels developed for controlled release of hepatitis C drug

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Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have developed a drug-delivering hydrogel to treat chronic diseases such as hepatitis C, a liver disease that kills around 500,000 people worldwide every year. “The new gel from IBN …

3dSandia use Z Machine to squeeze Deuterium into Metal

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Scientists in the US (Sandia Labs) and Germany (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry) have successfully transformed liquid deuterium into a metal at pressures rivalling those at the center of our own planet. The discovery is another step along the long …

microscopesProgress to Mine Seawater for Lithium

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Researchers at Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency have come up with a new method of processing seawater to extract lithium—an element that plays a key role in advanced batteries for electric vehicles and one that, if current predictions for the EV …

grapheneLow Cost Millimeter Sensors can provide Haptic Feedback for Robotic Surgery

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Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more popular. A surgeon uses video game like controls to manipulate robotic arms with long tools on them. These surgical robotic systems do not provide haptic feedback. This can result in accidents that cause bleeding …

futureGuardians of the Galaxy will have around a $100 million opening weekend and very good reviews

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Guardians of the Galaxy is soaring at the Friday box office for a possible $95 million-plus North American debut, far more than expected and marking another sizeable victory for Marvel Studios as it launches a new franchise outside of the …