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asiaUS obviously not willing to fight over South China Sea, Taiwan

Mark Valencia (writing at the Diplomat) finally admitted that it is s finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China over the South China Sea. China continues to militarize the South China Sea features it occupies …

asiaUS obviously not willing to fight over South China Sea, Taiwan

Mark Valencia (writing at the Diplomat) finally admitted that it is s finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China over the South China Sea. China continues to militarize the South China Sea features it occupies …

economic impactExtreme Ultraviolet Lithography is finally happening for 7 nanometer and 5 nanometer chips

Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) is set to enable 10-nm and 7-nm process nodes over the next few years, but significant work is still needed on photoresists to enable 5-nm chips. ASML has plans in place to increase uptime of the …

chinaBreakthrough steel is far stronger, lower cost and process is applicable to Titanium

Automotive, aerospace and defence applications require metallic materials with ultra-high strength. However, in some particular high-loading structural applications, metallic materials shall also have large ductility and high toughness to facilitate the precise forming of structural components and to avoid the …

elon muskSpacex confirms successful launch and satellite deployment

Spacex had a successful launch and successful deployment of FORMOSAT-5 to low-Earth orbit confirmed. Successful deployment of FORMOSAT-5 to low-Earth orbit confirmed. pic.twitter.com/PiB7r3Zk4F — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 24, 2017

chinaPresident Xi pushes for resolving the Taiwan matter between 2021 and 2049

China still has an official policy of peaceful unification with Taiwan, but China President Xi Jinping has in several recent speeches signaled that he wanted to see the Taiwan matter resolved between 2021 and 2049, marking the centennials of the …

chinaWill President Trump use Taiwan relations to bargain for better terms with China like President Carter and Nixon did ?

There has been some concern that President Trump will use Taiwan relations as a point of negotiation with China for more favorable business terms. A review of Taiwan-China-USA In one of the most dramatic announcements of the Cold War, President …

euv lithographyRussia is an active but shrinking geopolitical player where the future will be mostly bipolar between USA and China

By the 2030s — Russia may become less dangerous than Iran, which military strategist Andrew Krepinevich forthcoming study from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments ranks currently at No. 3. Krepinevich’s analysis of Russia is similar to Nextbigfuture. Nextbigfuture …

economic impactNo desktop CPU performance gains and high memory prices

Intel’s latest desktop processor (Kaby Lake) offers no performance improvement over its predecessor. In a few years, Intel’s Optane, a superfast SSD (solid state drive) and DRAM replacement that could ultimately unify memory and storage, could cause a radical change …

asiaCarrie Fisher aka Princess Leia has died

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Fisher wed musician Paul Simon in 1983. It was an explosive marriage, according to Homeward Bound: The Life …