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displaysRussia orders 6 New Attack Submarines

Russia’s Pacific Fleet will receive six new Project 636.3 Kilo-class (aka Vashavyanka-class) diesel-electric attack submarines by 2021. “The term of delivery of the six boats two in 2019, two in 2020 and two in 2021,” the head of Admiralty …

displaysUS military expert proposes the US get into a contest with China over who can build bigger ships that will be in pushing matches

Jerry Hendrix believes that the next stage in the South China Sea conflict will have the Chinese Navy in ship sumo pushing matches with US Navy ships. Jerry Hendrix is the director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at …

displaysSilver-based microparticles in bottle plastic extends shelf life from seven to 15 days

Agrindus, an agribusiness company located in São Carlos, São Paulo state, Brazil, has increased the shelf life of grade A pasteurized fresh whole milk from seven to 15 days. This feat was achieved by incorporating silver-based microparticles with bactericidal, antimicrobial …

carbon nanotubes3D Printed Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes

As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead researcher, cautioned that the lens …

displayCarnival of Nuclear Energy 234

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 234 is up at Neutron Bytes Atomic Insights – Transatomic Power – Anatomy of Next Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the CEO of Transatomic Power, a venture capital-funded start-up based on research conducted …

chinaLow Cost Millimeter Sensors can provide Haptic Feedback for Robotic Surgery

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 …

displaysWeak early response for restricted second child option in China means an unlimited two child rule will be introduced in a few years

Under the new loosening of China’s One Child policy married couples in which just one parent is an only child can also have a second baby. The previous rules allowed two children for couples in which both parents are only …

batteriesYou personally have more wealth than the bottom 1.7 billion combined

The Oxfam Poverty and Wealth report has been getting a lot of coverage for a fact that it states that the top 85 billionaires have as much wealth as the bottom 50% of the world. They also spin it with …

additive manufacturingThailand Declares State of Emergency

Thailand’s government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces following months of protests by anti-government demonstrators in the capital. The deputy interior minister announced the new measures Tuesday, giving security forces new powers to ban …

displaySynthetic Biology Will take months off of the time for Flu Vaccine Production by speeding virus genome synthesis

At a meeting on synthetic biology held at MIT, the drug company Novartis said it has synthesized hybrid flu genomes in a process that could shave weeks off the time required to produce vaccines. When new flu strain emerges, government …