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nanoelectronicsExperimental prototype of a spin-wave majority gate

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Featuring low heat dissipation, devices based on spin-wave logic gates promise to comply with increasing future requirements in information processing. In this work, we present the experimental present Researchers have created an experimental realization of a majority gate based on …

electronicsRussia getting about a dozen new submarines and another dozen navy ships over the next two to three years

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By the end of 2015, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet will receive a Grigorovich-class frigate, two new improved Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines, and a handful of small Project 21631 missile corvettes. Admiral Grigorovich class frigates (also known as Project 11356M) are based …

electronicsEasing Fertility Restrictions in China is having an impact and further easing likely to boost population by 15% by 2050

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Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) has a projection of the world economy with breakouts for each country in purchasing power parity terms and by market exchange rate in 2050. PWC uses United Nation population projections. The medium UN population projections assume …

electronicsFinance goes from helping to hurting the economy when debt passes 100% of GDP

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A new study from the Bank for International Settlements shows exactly why rapid finance sector growth is bad for the rest of the economy. When private sector debt passes 100% of GDP, that point is reached. Another way of looking …

futureLithium ion capacitors and advanced thermoelectrics will expand the use of hybrid and electric cars

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A lithium-ion capacitor (LIC) is a hybrid type of capacitor out of the family of the supercapacitors. Activated carbon is used as cathode. The anode of the LIC consists of carbon material which is pre-doped with lithium ion. A lithium-ion …

future3D printed metamaterial can cause energy gain

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Hao Xin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has discovered synthetic materials which might one day be used to build microscopes with superlenses and even ‘shields’ which could render military equipment and people invisible to the naked eye. Xin …

futureDARPA robot can learn tasks from Youtube video and a neural net can understand video 20 times faster than a human

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A startup called Clarifai is offering a service that uses deep learning to understand video. The company says its software can rapidly analyze video clips to recognize 10,000 different objects or types of scene. In a demo given last week …

futureUSA arming Ukraine likely to trigger Russia to sell thousands of surface to air missiles

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The USA is moving towards sending weapons to Ukraine. Putin and the Russians may have intentionally shot down the Malaysian commercial jet. This would have been a warning that they could proliferate their missile technology to Al Qaeda or ISIS. …

energyHow the Terrestrial Energy Integral Molten Salt Reactor is designed for fast approval, safety and lower costs

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Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR (Integral Molten Salt Reactor) features a self-contained reactor Core-unit, (the “IMSR Core-unit”), within which all key components are permanently sealed for its operating lifetime. At the end of its 7-year design life, the IMSR Core-unit is shut …

carbon nanotubesUpdating predictions of India’s Future Economy

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Nextbigfuture last forecasted the Indian Economy out to 2030 in 2011. India’s 2012 GDP growth ending up being about 5.5% instead of 8 or 9%. Back in 2011 I thought that India would be able to maintain 9% GDP growth …