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chinaMore technical details about China’s Quantum Radar claims and quantum radar lab work

In September 2016, there were claims from China that they had developed quantum radar. There has been recent articles discussing China’s quantum radar The quantum radar system was developed by the Intelligent Perception Technology Laboratory of the 14th Institute of …

futureElon Musk claims solar roof looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less and generates electricity

Elon Musk says the Tesla solar roof will actually cost less to manufacture and install than a traditional roof—even before savings from the power bill. “Electricity,” Musk said, “is just a bonus.” If Musk’s claims prove true, this could be …

futureProduction of Long March 5 rocket is underway

Batch production of Long March 5 has begun, said Meng Fanxin, manager of the industrialized base for the carrier rocket in Tianjin. Known as the Long March 5, China’s most powerful heavy-lift launch vehicle is expected to make its first …

algorithmsHolographic patterning of high-performance on-chip 3D lithium-ion microbatteries

PNAS – Holographic patterning of high-performance on-chip 3D lithium-ion microbatteries Microscale batteries can deliver energy at the actual point of energy usage, providing capabilities for miniaturizing electronic devices and enhancing their performance. Here, we demonstrate a high-performance microbattery suitable for …

artificial intelligenceDARPA VTOL X-Plane Program Plans to Make Helicopter like Vehicles that are a lot faster and more efficient

DARPA has picked four companies to design new aircraft to revolutionize vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight capabilities. For generations, new designs for vertical takeoff and landing aircraft have remained unable to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency or …

controversialUS Crude Oil Production highest since 1988 at 8.075 million barrels per day and could be 2-3 years from all time peak

US crude oil production is at 8.075 million barrels per day. Production is increasing significantly in North Dakota, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. If the 2013 pace of increase can be maintained then the US will likely exceed the …

businessRegular Manufacturing is over 2000 times bigger than the 3D Printing market and regular 2D desktop printing sales are down

Many futurists and forecasters project that 3D printing will become dominant in manufacturing. Yet additive manufacturing is more than 2000 times smaller than the overall manufacturing industry. Overall 2D desktop printing sales have been falling since 2010. Here is an …

futureInternational space station extension to 2028 would likely cost at least $24 billion so larger inflatable space stations would be a better option

Boeing, the prime contractor, is trying to prove that the station’s components can hold up through at least 2028. Three years ago, Congress extended funding for the station through 2020, and NASA’s international partners — Russia, Japan, Canada and the …

communicationLockheed Martin Talks about the humanity game changer that is Dwave Systems Quantum Computer

Lockheed Martin and scientists at USC think about D-Wave Quantum Computer technology. Here is a quote from Greg Tallant, Research Engineering Manager, Flight Control & VMS Integration – FW, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in the video – …

chinaLab-Engineered Muscle Implants That receive Pre-condition exercise restore 70 percent strength versus 30 percent without repair

New research shows that exercise is a key step in building a muscle-like implant in the lab with the potential to repair muscle damage from injury or disease. In mice, these implants successfully prompt the regeneration and repair of damaged …