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canadaGiant spider battles dragon for robot supremacy

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La Machine created a giant robot spider and a giant robot dragon and they battled on the streets of Ottawa, Canada Long Ma, the half-dragon / half-horse creature, stands at 36 feet high, weighs 45 tons, breathes smoke and fire, …

buildingsIn Situ processing lets researchers preview results of long run exascale simulations as they are running

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The SENSEI in situ processing project takes aim at a set of research challenges for enabling scientific knowledge discovery within the context of in situ processing at extreme-scale concurrency. This work is motivated by a widening gap between FLOPs and …

darpaShips and Planes that dominate the US Military budget until 2030

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The US has been Spending between $150-220 billion per year on military modernization. This does not include war budgets for MRAPs or field armor upgrades. Many programs were canceled because of cost overruns or other reasons which meant less of …

artificial intelligenceChinese J-20 production version spotted

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The fourth low production rate copy of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter has been spotted The J-20 will fly at up to 1305 mph The appearance of LRIP aircraft suggests that the type is nearing introduction into service with the …

armyRice makes light-driven nanosubmarines

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Each of the single-molecule, 244-atom submersibles built in the Rice lab of chemist James Tour has a motor powered by ultraviolet light. With each full revolution, the motor’s tail-like propeller moves the sub forward 18 nanometers. And with the motors …

carWar and Peacetime Profiteering Update – Gerald Ford Aircraft Carriers over budget, years behind schedule and technologically doomed on arrival

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The Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now $6 billion over budget and will fall years behind schedule. The program is now $6 billion over budget, according to a review by McCain’s staff. And while the lead ship is expected …

carGranular gel as a 3D writing medium to create fragile and complex things like artificial jelly fish and can write and grow living tissue cells

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University of Florida Researcher Angelini came up with the idea to use microscopic hydrogel particles as a medium for 3-D printing of soft matter. These particles are 99.8 percent water and 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human …

asiaArmed Robotic ground vehicles patrolling Israeli borders

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Israel has unmanned ground vehicles that can carry remote-controled weapons and sensors for surveillance missions for patroling the Gazan border. The Tomcar-based Guardium, produced by Israeli defense company G-NIUS Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles, has spent the past six years patrolling …

carIndian Economic Planning think tank believes India can grow at 10% per year GDP growth over 15 years to reach US$8 triillion

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Over the last few months, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has made quite a few statements about India’s growth forecast in the next five years, ten and fifteen years. In April, he said that India’s economy is expected to …

futureJoe Eck finds superconducting transition at 141C which is above soldering temperature

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Superconductors.ORG herein reports the discovery of room temperature superconductors number 25 and 26 – further advancing the world record for high Tc. Sn9SbTe4Ba2MnCu15O30+ displays a critical transition temperature (Tc) near 136C (276F) and Sn10SbTe4Ba2MnCu16O32+ transitions near 141C (285F). Superconductivity at …