China domestic aircraft carrier has conservative updating of the Soviet version they converted and the next ships will upgrade to nuclear propulsion and electromag launching of planes

China will consider developing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier after it gains enough experience in operating large vessels, Senior Captain Zhang Junshe with the People’s Liberation Army Naval Military Studies Research Institute said. China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, which refitted the Liaoning and is building the second carrier in Dalian in northeastern Liaoning Province, has been researching …

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Intelligence ‘networks’ discovered in brain for the first time

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. (H/T Futurepundit) Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function – which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning. Crucially, the scientists have discovered that these two networks – which each …

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Amazon has free two hour delivery and paid one hour delivery in several markets

Amazon expanded its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, to two more markets: the San Francisco Bay Area and San Antonio, Texas. The company had clearly been ramping up operations in California, in preparation to serve the Bay Area and beyond, as it currently has five fulfillment centers in the state, employing over 10,000 individuals in …

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RB 2015: Jay Jerome

The first speaker on the Age-Related diseases Track at RB2015 is Jay Jerome, Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his talk titled Lysosomes, Lipids and Longevity he focused on cholesterol with respect to lysosome function, specifically in macrophages. Why cholesterol? It’s related to diseases of aging and specific …

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Terrestrial energy allying with the University of Manchester on molten salt reactor development

Canadian Terrestrial Energy has formed an alliance with Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester in UK to develop its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). The firm intends to accelerate work on the development in order to make it ready for the construction and licensing phase, which has been scheduled for early 2017. Molten …

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Uranium deal was only national security adjacent but deal is like the Gerhard Schröder Gazprom situation

Are there strategic implications for increasing Russian control of uranium production based on the Hillary Clinton Uranium One deal ? I would say no. It is national security adjacent and mainly corruption similar to the Gerhard Schröder Gazprom situation. As Chancellor of Germany, Gerhard Schröder was a strong advocate of the Nord Stream pipeline project, …

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NVIDIA Propels Deep Learning with 7 TeraFLOP flagship GPU TITAN X

TITAN X is Nvidia’s new flagship GeForce gaming GPU, but it’s also uniquely suited for deep learning. NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang showcased three new technologies that will fuel deep learning during his opening keynote address to the 4,000 attendees of the GPU Technology Conference: * NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X – the most …

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China new nuclear JL-2 and DF-41 missiles will cover all US territory

China could soon target the United States with sea-based nuclear weapons as it is reinforcing its submarines with long-range nuclear ballistic missiles, a US congressional report has found. China’s military is set to acquire a reliable, hard-to-destroy sea-based nuclear deterrent, with a dozen JL-2 missiles that are being mounted on its JIN class submarines, according …

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Multiferroic heroics put instant-on computing in sight

If data could instead be encoded without current – for example, by an electric field applied across an insulator – it would require much less energy, and make things like low-power, instant-on computing a ubiquitous reality. Cornell researchers have made a breakthrough in that direction with a room-temperature magnetoelectric memory device. Equivalent to one computer …

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John Kutsch provides an informative energy rant and another video debunks Caldicott

The morning after Thorium Energy Alliance #6 (TEAC6) ended, John Kutsch engaged in a hotel-room interview. John is concerned about global warming and ocean acidification, yet does not see solar or wind as an effective means of lowering our carbon emissions. “Incompetence often looks like conspiracy so I try to fall on the side of …

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Comet Rendezvous and Landing

Comet Rendezvous and Landing: Rosetta and Philae   A Guest Post by Joseph Friedlander The Rosetta spacecraft is in the complex process of being captured by a low-mass body, Comet  67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.  (This comet orbits between Mars and Jupiter and was discovered  in 1969 by Klim Ivanovych Churyumov and Svetlana Ivanovna Gerasimenko). Mass of the Rosetta …

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