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futureApp enhanced bikesharing that let you leave bikes anywhere will saturate China and Europe by 2018

Apps for Bicycle sharing are huge in China Customers use an app to release a bike’s lock for rides costing as little as 1 yuan (15 cents) an hour. Bikes can be left anywhere for the next user. Beijing Bikelock …

dwaveHigh quality graphene made from soybean oil in a single step

Until now, the high cost of graphene production has been the major roadblock in its commercialiZation. Previously, graphene was grown in a highly-controlled environment with explosive compressed gases, requiring long hours of operation at high temperatures and extensive vacuum processing. …

japanUS military indicates Navy F-35C is only version at risk for F-18 SuperHornet replacement

Of the three types of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, only the US Navy’s carrier-launched F-35C is at risk of being replaced by Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornet, the Marine Corps’s top pilot said today. It’s not on the table …

dwaveMetallic Hydrogen update

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer some fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material …

magnetsReviewing Energy and the Next Big Future of Energy

Nextbigfuture has reviewed AI and Computers and Space for 2016 and looked ahead in those areas. Here we will look at Energy. France also had a shutdown of some nuclear reactors because of concerns over japanese parts The component in …

magnetSuperconducting trapped field magnets at full magnetic strength that are 3.2 times stronger than before

University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field. More than 50 years ago, C.P. Bean, a scientist at General Electric, developed a theoretical explanation …

futureGoogle cloud division head is correct that even if Kurzweil is right and Technological Singularity is 2045, the current odds are she will not live to see it

Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud division, said in an interview at the Code Enterprise conference Tuesday in San Francisco, “Nobody expected some of the advances we are seeing as quickly as we’re seeing them,” she added. “I don’t expect …

diamondsExoplanet space telescope will launch in December 2017

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method. It is planned for launch in December 2017. The primary mission objective for TESS is to …

materialsThe F-35 stealth fighter was the only major weapons program Trump questioned

The F-35 stealth fighter built by Lockheed Martin was the only major weapons program Trump questioned during the campaign, even as he espoused the need for a larger Army and more warships. In an October 2015 interview with radio host …

economic impactNext Generation Space Telescope mirrors and optical components are complete and telescope will launch October 2018 and determine whether nearest exoplanets have water and much more

The telescope element of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the largest space telescope ever constructed, stands completed in an enormous clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. JWST will now go through a series of rigorous tests, including …