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chinaChina and Malaysia Agree on Cheaper and Shorter Rail Plan

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will now be 40 kilometers shorter for a total of 648 kilometers and pass through Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan instead of Gombak …

chinaChina’s transport infrastructure + military spending < US military spending

China spends about $440 billion per year on transport infrastructure and $240 billion per year on the military in 2018. China’s official military budget is $175 billion but Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and others estimate China has a …

asiaJerry Pournelle talks about China’s orbital tests of the EMDrive as a bigger than Sputnik moment

Jerry Pournelle is a famed science fiction author who also had an interesting technology career Jerry Eugene Pournelle (born August 7, 1933) is an American science fiction writer, essayist and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine …

futureAthletes may skip Olympics in Brazil over concerns over Zika Virus causing deformed future children

The spreading Zika virus that has been linked to microcephaly (abnormally small brains and heads) in newborn babies in Brazil and other countries has raised concerns about this summer’s Olympics in Brazil, and that includes concerns from high-profile athletes. “If …

chinaStem Cell Exosomes used to Induce Damaged Mouse Hearts to Repair Themselves

A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered that all cells secrete tiny communications modules jammed with an entire work crew of messages for other cells. Today, a team of researchers, led by stem cell researcher Raj Kishore, PhD, …