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esailIndia’ economy is not ready to quintuple within 15 years

In April 2016, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gave a 2032 date to India becoming a $10-trillion economy, a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India should dream of a $20 trillion economy but did not fix a target. …

colonizationUS Military Research Labs will take commercial technology for a constant game changing third offset innovation

The US Army, Navy and Air Force all have dedicated research labs The military research labs are currently pursuing what is called the third military offset strategy. First offset – nuclear weapons In the Cold War, the U.S. and its …

futureLanding drones on a manned aircraft is the hard part of new motherships

General Atomics, which builds the iconic Predator, has rolled out its offering for DARPA’s Gremlins program, blandly called the Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (SUAS). The goal: Build drones — and equally critical, a launch and recovery system — that can …

materiasAETP program should boost F-35 and B-21 bomber engines by 10-20% thrust and 25% fuel efficiency in mid-2020s

Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, who heads the F35 joint program office, said at last week’s Air Force Association conference that the “mid-2020s” is when the power plant on the joint strike fighter could be refreshed, whether through improvements to the …

3dBroad Group USA targets their first USA pre-fabricated skyscraper by end of 2019

China’s Broad Group presented at the Offsite Construction Expo Sept. 21 to 22 in Washington, DC. The expo was an effort to draw more attention to permanent modular construction, the Modular Building Institute, National Institute of Building Sciences and other …

asteroidsBrookhaven breakthrough determines density of electron pairs controls critical temperature in superconductors and this will pave the way to room temperature superconductors

In a recent breakthrough, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory got one step closer to understanding how to make that possible. The research, led by physicist Ivan Bozovic, involves a class of compounds called cuprates, which contain …

futureUS Army and Marines deploying anti-drone technology and surveillance drones by end of 2017 at the squad level

PAtrick Tucker of Defense One reports that in the Ukraine-Russia war the Russian-backed infantry and artillery units have used more than 16 types of drones to identify enemy positions and deliver fire, often within minutes. The US Army has the …

nasaSouth Korea will build or buy a new anti drone laser defense after failing to down North Korean drones in August

South Korea will develop or purchase a new laser air defense weapon to bring down small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sent by North Korea, military officials said Wednesday. “Amid growing worries about possible terror attacks by North Korea’s unmanned drones, …

laserTiltrotor drone is in development and the target is 2023 for production

Bell Helicopter is designing a new tiltrotor drone about the size of the Air Force’s armed MQ-9 Reaper, with similar capabilities, that it hopes the Marines will buy. They call it the V-247 Vigilant, so named because Bell promises that …

futureSpacex 61 page presentation on the Interplanetary Transport System and the sustainable Mars colony plan

Spacex and Elon Musk have the 61 page presentation of the Interplanetary Transport System and the plan from early exploration to a sustainable colony on Mars However, besides the test firings of the new Raptor engine that is needed for …