Fifth generation russian sub will combine strategic nuclear and multi-purpose qualities

The fifth-generation Husky-class nuclear-powered submarine will be maximally standardized to combine the qualities of multi-purpose and strategic nuclear submarines said Alexei Rakhmanov, President of the United Ship-building Corporation. The new submarine, according to Rakhamov, “will be distinguished by its weapons,” but the United Ship-building Corporations is tasked to achieve a maximum unitized solution to “have …

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Successful Development of a High-Temperature Superconducting Magnet for Next-Generation Flywheels

The Railway Technical Research Institute (hereinafter called “RTRI”) and Furukawa Electric have been the first in the world to succeed at the development of a high-temperature superconducting magnet for large flywheels, using the second generation high-temperature superconducting wires manufactured by SuperPower Inc. Summary of development results * Succeeded in the development of a high-strength high-temperature …

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Brian Wang interviewed by Motherboard for nuclear fusion energy article

Brian Wang was interviewed by Sam Roudman of Motherboard for an article on nuclear fusion. Amongst the most secretive and best-financed is Tri-Alpha energy. They’ve released nothing more than a Powerpoint, but have raised somewhere over $140 million from the likes of Goldman Sachs, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Russian tech investment firm Rusnano, and, weirdly, …

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1.61 billion dollar human brain project has started in Europe

A 10-year, billion pound (US$1.61 billion) neuroscience project which aims to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain has begun. The Human Brain Project is an attempt to build completely new computer science technology that will enable us to collect all the information we have built up about the brain over the years,” said Prof …

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Foundations of 100 story Broad Group Skyscraper and test sections of the Sky City Building

A site is indicating that the foundations of a Broad Group 100 story (J100) factory mass produced skyscraper has been laid. Broad Group is famous for building 15 story buildings in 6 days and 30 story building in 15 days. They are also getting permits to build a 200+ story skyscraper that would be world’s …

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The Yuan is still restricted but is already the ninth most traded currency

A triennial report on global foreign exchange activity from the Bank of International Settlements showed Thursday that trading in the yuan had tripled since the BIS’s 2010 survey, when it placed 17th in the world. In contrast, the BIS estimates showed that total global foreign exchange trading grew by 33% to $5.3 trillion over the …

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First Smartwatch has a lot of features but is pricy and clunky. Sports monitor devices will take a few years to displace

Summarizing the major reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Gear. It is pricy at $299. It does have almost all of the expected list of features. It is able to make a phonecall, has a camera, can pick up notifications. It must be synced with a Galaxy phone or tablet to get the most out of …

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Petapixel photography for cameras and imaging one million times beyond human vision and gigapixel television

Here is progress report on DARPAs work to achieve all seeing multicameras at the physical limit of space and time resolution. They are achieving vision 30 to 50 times beyond the limit of human vision. They have a plan and research paper on achieving petapixel imaging which would be one million times beyond human vision. …

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Mastering Disruptive technology and business models for disruption

How do you create disruptive change ? How do you identify targets for disruption opportunities ? What approaches can achieve sustainable advantage and disruption ? What does disruption really mean ? Disruption is not just better, cheaper and faster. What Disruption Really Means Just being “better, cheaper, faster,” does not mean they are disruptive. A …

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Nuclear Reactor Startups Expected for 2013 through 2017

Here is the updated list of new Nuclear reactor that are expected to start operation from 2013 through 2017 2013 India, NPCIL Kudankulam 2 PWR 950 2013 Korea, KHNP Shin Wolsong 2 PWR 1000 2013 Korea, KHNP Shin-Kori 3 PWR 1350 2013 Russia Leningrad II-1 PWR 1070 2013 Argentina, CNEA Atucha 2 PHWR 692 2013 …

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Japanese think tank predicts that South Korea will Pass Japan in GDP per capita by 2030

A think tank affiliated with the Keidanren business federation is predicting that South Korea will pass Japan in gross domestic product per capita around 2030. The institute assumes Japan’s population will drop to 116.6 million in 2030 from 128.1 million in 2010, with the percentage of working age people falling to 49.1 percent from 51.4 …

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