Magnetized Plasma Hypersonic Projectile Gun

China is working on magnetized plasma artillery which could enable hypersonic projectiles from a tank. This technology is different than railguns. China has started testing railguns on large navy ships. This technology could be ten to one hundred times smaller to fit onto a tank. The plasma cannon will have magnetic material covering the gun …

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China has 20 Megawatt Power System Modules and More Railgun Sea Trials

China’s is performing more sea trials of its navy ship with a railgun. They have also made progress on 20 Megawatt power modules to power more railguns. Long time no see, the railgun test ship is spotted undergoing sea trials these days. pic.twitter.com/WdxXkyYWrF — dafeng cao (@dafengcao) December 29, 2018 China Shipbuilding Industry (CSIC) announced …

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Will future war be about ultra-massive drones swarms and super-weapons somewhat like Ender’s Game?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a 2017 book by economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. The first three industrial revolutions are: 1. 1760 to 1840. the technologies were the steam engine, railroads, and machine manufacturing. 2. 1870 to 1914, the technologies were electricity and mass production. 3. the digital …

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China is deploying metamaterials and railguns using SR-71 like development speed and flexibility

The United States has been able to lead in military technology for decades with DARPA research. DARPA and ARPA helped with the creation of * the internet * GPS (global positioning system) * stealth fighters * antimissile systems * M16 * stealth fighters There was research and development beyond DARPA with the Lockheed Skunkworks. DARPA’s …

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US Navy on track for operationally capable railgun by 2019

The US Navy has been testing railguns at 20 megajoules and at 5 shots per minute. They will be increasing to 20 megajoules and 10 shots per minutes by the end of this year and then at 32 megajoules next year. These will be 35 pound metal projectiles moving at Mach 5.8. In May 2017, …

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US Army wants future tank with railguns, lasers, drone modes, and ultralight armor

General Mark Milley made clear he was looking for a “breakthrough,” not incremental evolution for the US Army’s next tank. This means the new tank will take a long time and have a lot of development costs. * Active Protection Systems” – electronic jammers and mini-missiles to stop incoming anti-tank weapons *– reduced crews with …

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Air Force wants next generation fighter to be operational by 2025-2029

In January, 2017, the US Air Force the service will begin an 18-month analysis of alternatives that will help determine the PCA (Penetrating Counter Air) platform by examining the ability to reach supersonic speeds in different configurations while maintaining a stealth signature and manoeuvrability. The USAF Scientific Advisory Board announced 2017 studies which will focus …

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Baidu creates Deepbench benchmarking tool to help hardware makers build faster Deep Learning hardware

Baidu Research announced DeepBench, the first open source benchmarking tool for evaluating deep learning performance across different hardware platforms. The announcement was made during a presentation by Greg Diamos and Sharan Narang of Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab. DeepBench is an open source benchmarking tool that measures the performance of basic operations involved in …

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Mars Schiaparelli probe exploded on impact

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to Europe’s Schiaparelli test lander, which arrived at Mars on Oct. 19. The new image shows a bright spot that may be Schiaparelli’s parachute, and a larger dark spot interpreted as resulting from the …

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China returning to faster 350 kph high speed rail operation using improved trains

China has a new all domestic high speed train. It is the “China-standard” train G8041. It started operation on Harbin-Dalian line between Harbin, capital of China’s northernmost province of Heilongjiang, and the port city of Dalian in Liaoning province, August 15, 2016. The “China-standard” bullet trains, officially known as electric multiple unit (EMU) trains, have …

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NHK will have first Super Hi -vision 8K broadcast of Rio Olympics

NHK Tokyo will have its first Super Hi-vision 8K resolution television broadcast of the RIO 2016 Olympics. 1 – 5 Aug. 2016 Tokyo 8K Theater of Super Hi – Vision Test Broadcasting (admission free) 6 – 14 Aug. 2016 Osaka 8K Theater of RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES (pre-registration or admission free) 6 – 22 Aug. …

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