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artificial intelligenceDARPA Vertical Take-Off/Landing X-plane Program Achieves Critical Milestone

The DARPA Vertical Take-Off/Landing X-plane (VTOL x-plane) Program achieved a critical milestone as Aurora Flight Sciences’ subscale vehicle demonstrator successfully flew at a U.S. military facility. The flight of the subscale aircraft met an important DARPA risk reduction requirement, focusing …

africaWearable Blast gauges are current military wearable electronics and future is ultrasound, nanoparticles and optogenetics to control nerves and pain

The Military wants wearables that provide information for making better decisions in combat. DARPA is interested in environmental information such as maps, real-time intelligence, and location tracking of other troops, as well as the emerging area of “warfighter readiness.” Here, …

chinaGalfenol can convert 70 percent of an applied mechanical energy into magnetic energy

An alloy first made nearly two decades ago by the U. S. Navy could provide an efficient new way to produce electricity. The material, dubbed Galfenol, consists of iron doped with the metal gallium. In new experiments, researchers from UCLA, …

africaChina’s first domestic aircraft carrier the Type 001A reported to be launched Dec 26, 2015

China is ready to launch its first domestically built aircraft carrier, known as the Type 001A, on Dec. 26 to mark the 122th birthday of Mao Zedong, according to Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao. President Xi Jinping reportedly visited the …

africaCarnival of Space 414

1. Universe Today has a detailed guide and timeline to the encounter with Pluto 2. Charon, the biggest moon of Pluton, was discovered in 1978. This article explains the discovery of this interesting body. The article is written in Spanish. …

cellphoneIran could enrich 25 nuclear bombs each year according to the nuclear framework

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared. Israel has mounted what it terms an “uphill battle” against an agreement …

5gCarnival of Space 390 – Milky Way may have a huge stable wormhole

The Carnival of Space 390 is up at Photostospace Universe Today – The Entire Milky Way Might Be a Huge Wormhole That’s Stable and Navigable According to the team, a collaboration between Indian, Italian, and North American researchers at the …

gadgetsCarnival of Nuclear energy 214

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 214 is up at Atomic Ppwer Review ANS Nuclear Cafe – What will it take to move nuclear energy forward? By Paul Bowersox What’s needed for a realistic and effective nuclear energy policy in the …

androidThe World Is Not Running Out of Resources

Matt Ridley gives fives reasons the world is not running out of resources 1. More Productive Land Economists point out that we keep improving the productivity of each acre of land by applying fertilizer, mechanization, pesticides and irrigation. Further innovation …

broadbandSolar power has a long way to go to be a cheap environment savior

Paul Krugman declares that environmental salvation will be cheap. This is based upon the IPCC saying that estimated reduction in economic growth would be around 0.06 percent per year . The National Review shows more of the flaws. Between 2007 …