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chinaChina developing faster and slower maglev trains

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A new generation of Chinese medium-to-low-speed maglev trains can run at a maximum speed of 160 kph. China will operate five to twelve magnetic levitation rail lines with maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour in cities including Chengdu, Wuhan …

bikesShweeb, bike sharing and compact bike parking would be 20 times cheaper for an urban commuting network

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BMW has proposed networks of elevated roads exclusively for e-bikes and scooters. The elevated road is simple and modular in design, economical to build as a result, and provides a fast, direct link between key traffic hubs, making it the …

economic impactNASA tries to justify Space Launch system

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NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to deep space destinations including Mars. The area of space near the moon offers a …

aircraftFuture Human lifespan 140 years, 500 years, 1000 years or indefinite with aging damage repair and aging reversal

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Speaking at the Aspen Abu Dhabi Ideas Forum, Dr Brad Perkins, chief medical officer, Human Longevity, said: “Right now the most daunting and expensive human health problem that the world is facing is age related chronic disease. Our hypothesis at …

carsDARPA sees future third wave of Artificial Intelligence

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DARPA sees three waves of artificial intelligence – Wave 1 Engineers create sets of rules to represent knowledge in well‐defined domains The structure of the knowledge is defined by humans The specifics are explored by the machine Wave 2 Manifold …

chinaChina’s plans launch of first cargo spacecraft in April as part of planned for manned space station by 2022

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China plans to launch its first cargo spacecraft in April, state media reported on Tuesday, taking a step toward its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has prioritized advancing China’s space program, saying …

chinaSelf Assembled particles enable more efficient, stable and durable perovskite-based LEDs

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Princeton engineering researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store …

algorithmsJohn Hurt died. He was famous for having chest burst by Alien and as Doctor Who during Dalek Time War

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John Hurt, who died on Friday, was a brilliant and versatile actor who made memorable film appearances over five decades. As the subject of the celebrated ‘chestburster’ scene, Hurt is on the receiving end of one of the most played …

chinaA leap in affordability and power to weight ratio with Fabric Pneumatic Exoskeleton Technology

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Roam Robotics wants to create light and affordable exoskeletons that will be usable by a lot of people for everyday use. They are developing a new generation of robotic orthotics that are constructed entirely out of fabric. These devices omit …

chinaDARPA aims for personal mobile ultra low frequency radio for transmitting devices to communicate through water and soil instead of 2000 acre transmission complexes using megawatts of power

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A DARPA project could enable radio to be transmitted through water and rock. Radio frequency signals hit veritable and literal walls when they encounter materials like water, soil, and stone, which can block or otherwise ruin those radio signals. This …