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elon muskFPGAs solve IoT implementation issues around power efficiency, interfaces and processors

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a wildly popular term these days, often used to describe a world in which virtually every electronic device connects to the Internet and each other. It comprises a staggering list of applications—everything from …

darpaIsrael wants a $5 billion island off Gaza for a seaport, hotels, airport

The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and …

agricultureToward genome editing and a lot of cured diseases at Editas and other genetic companies

Rival firms Editas Medicine, Intellia Therapeutics, and CRISPR Therapeutics are all pioneering gene editing. They use CRISPR-Cas9 that holds the promise of curing thousands of genetic diseases by cutting out and revising, removing, or repairing DNA, the building block of …

chinaChina’s military spending will only increase by 7-8% in 2016 because of a slowing economy

There had been rumors that China would have a big 20% military budget increase but instead military spending will grow by 7 to 8 percent in 2016, the smallest increase in six years. Although experts say actual spending is significantly …

economic impactFuture Air Force fighter planes will be controlling many advanced combat UAV and jam resistant smart missiles

A new manned fighter will be defined in an era when unmanned air vehicles (UAV) are ubiquitous and unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV) are a reality. UCAVs will not replace manned aircraft but will influence the design of the next …

russiaAI beats European Go champion but the exciting aspect is how it trained itself to get better and can play many other games

The first classic game mastered by a computer was noughts and crosses (also known as tic-tac-toe) in 1952 as a PhD candidate’s project. Then fell checkers in 1994. Chess was tackled by Deep Blue in 1997. The success isn’t limited …

china3d printed microparticles

Bioengineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method of 3-D printing that allows production of complex micro-scale objects smaller than the width of a human hair. The technique, using patterned ultraviolet …

additive manufacturingNew Approach to Creating Computer Memory with exotic ring-shaped magnetic effects called Skyrmions

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the exotic ring-shaped magnetic effects have been coaxed out of the physicist’s deepfreeze with a straightforward method that creates magnetic skyrmions under ambient room conditions. The achievement brings skyrmions a …

australiaRussia Su-25 Frogfoot is their equivalent to the US A-10 Warthog

The Frogfoot (SU-25) is an armored beast of an aircraft with an armored cockpit and multiple redundant systems. The Russian air force has upgraded dozens of Su-25s to the latest SM standard, which includes a glass cockpit, a GLONASS satellite …

darpaNaval Experts believe reports that China will launch new 001A aircraft carrier by yearend and make it fully operational by 2020

Collin Koh Swee Lean, an associate research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore said taht “Assuming the carrier is launched on Dec. 26 this year, and fitted out subsequently before entering into a series …