Spacex close to certification for military launches

Spacex is close to winning the certification it needs to begin launching satellites for the U.S. military, according to an Air Force official. If Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, receives the approval by Dec. 31 it will qualify to be awarded a contract valued at as much as $200 million in competition …

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Where are profits from iPhone and iPad sales going ? Some of it is going into the Apple Mothership HQ.

Here are pictures and video of Construction progress of Apple’s Mothership campus HQ in Cupertino. Apple new donut or spaceship headquarters are partway through constructionin Cupertino, California. Construction is to be completed in 2016. According to Apple’s project schedule, the roadwork will be completed by the end of 2014, while earthwork and the planting of …

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US Navy megawatt high energy laser vision

The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target. The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August, according to officials. The laser is mounted facing the bow, and can be fired …

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China has Risen to Number One in Purchasing Power and Wesley Clark Call for a New Long Term China Strategy and a Global Leadership Partnership

The International Monetary Fund reports that in 2014, China, not the United States, has the world’s largest economy. The official point of China passing the US is in October. By the end of 2014, China will make up 16.48% of the world’s purchasing-power adjusted GDP (or $17.632 trillion), and the US will make up just …

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DARPA rescue robot competition videos

If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial …

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Chinese reforms will allow rural people mortgage their property and among changes that are bullish for China and the Global economy

China is studying new ways to measure the size of its economy to reflect ambitious reform plans that will make it easier for farmers to sell their land and to take into account property values. China’s Communist Party leaders unveiled a broad program of reforms last week. One of their objectives was to make it …

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Some who call themselves Environmentalists are Hypocritical about China’s Nuclear, Wind and Solar Power

China is building the most new nuclear power of any country and should have about 40 gigawatts of nuclear power generating about 260 TWh. China’s current 15 GW of nuclear power generates about 98 TWh. China increased its solar PV target to 40 GW. An MIT researcher estimates that 40 GW of solar PV power …

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Microfluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells could give doctors a noninvasive way to diagnose and track cancers

Doctors typically diagnose cancer via a biopsy, which can be invasive and expensive. A better way to diagnose the disease would be to detect telltale tumor cells floating in the bloodstream, but such a test has proved difficult to develop because stray cancer cells are rare, and it’s difficult to separate them from the mélange …

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Scientists improve transgenic ‘Enviropigs’

A research team at the University of Guelph has developed a new line of transgenic “Enviropigs.” The new line of pigs is called the Cassie line, and it is known for passing genes on more reliably. Enviropigs have genetically modified salivary glands, which help them digest phosphorus in feedstuffs and reduce phosphorus pollution in the …

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Tilera has the World’s Highest-Performance and Highest-Efficiency Manycore Processor

Tilera, the leader in 64-bit manycore general-purpose processors today announced the TILE-Gx72processor with 72 power-efficient cores coupled with massive I/O and four high-performance DDR3 memory controllers to drive the next-generation of network, multimedia and cloud infrastructure. In less than a year from the launch of its market-leading TILE-Gx36processor, Tilera is doubling the compute performance, doubling …

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