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cameraUS Carrier system for landing planes repeatably is making progress after re-engineering but US Senate authorization could force re-certification for 130% cost overrun

The troubled General Atomics Advanced Arresting Gear program is doing well in its delayed testing program on land and on carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the head of Naval Sea Systems Command told reporters on Wednesday. Last month, Naval Air …

grapheneUK Dragonfire project funded for combat lasers

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is finalising the agreement of a £30M contract with UK DRAGONFIRE, an UK industrial team led by MBDA, to conduct the Laser Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Capability Demonstrator. UK DRAGONFIRE will achieve, through …

futureEstonia e-residency allows anyone to setup and run a business in the EU

With 1.3 million citizens, Estonia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but its ambition is to become one of the largest countries in the world. Not one of the largest geographically or even by number of citizens, however. …

futureChina adjusts GDP match treatment of R and D to USA and other countries

China’s statistics authority altered the way quarterly GDP data are calculated, a move analysts have called a step toward meeting international standards and improving accuracy. Research and development (R&D) expenditures that can economically benefit companies will no longer be calculated …

commercialPentagon military assessment of China

Increasing investment and improving technology are improving all China’s defense industrial sectors. However there is a distinct pecking order persists among them. In descending order of favor and results: missiles and space, shipbuilding, aviation, and ground-forces materiel. For years, China …

physicsCo-evolving Antivirals to rapidly defeat new viruses

Zika. Ebola. Dengue. Influenza. Chikungunya. These are but a few among the growing cadre of viruses that today pose serious health threats to U.S. troops, as well as to civilian populations in the United States and around the world. Vaccines …

communicationCarbon-neutral Cement Manufacturing

Each year, manufacturers produce around 5 billion tons of portland cement — the gray powder that mixes with water to form the “glue” that holds concrete together. That’s nearly three-quarters of a ton for every person on Earth. For every …

lasersEIA predicts little change in US carbon emissions to 2040

The US energy information administration has a prediction of energy production and usage to 2040. Here is the predictions around electricity and renewables. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for …

3dNew Scientist doubtful of genetic superintelligence but does not consider the effect of skewing toward more intelligence on a population

Replacing faulty genes in early human embryos and germ cells is within our grasp. Changing DNA in the nucleus would be inheritable. Ultimately, they could be used to make a genetically modified baby. New Scientist thinks we could probably modify …

canadaGoogle Ventures and the Search for Extending human lifespan to 500 years and beyond

Bill Maris has $425 million to invest this year, and the freedom to invest it however he wants. He’s looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life. “If you ask me today, is it possible to …