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

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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

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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

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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 ?

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

appleLike Tony Stark Making Technology from Scraps

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Take some metal scraps from the junkyard; put them in a glass jar with a common household chemical; and, voilà, you have a high-performance battery. “Imagine that the tons of metal waste discarded every year could be used to provide …

businessFoxconn reaches 40,000 robots of original 1 million robot automation goal

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In 2011, Foxconn had announced a plan to replace 500,000 mainland Chinese workers with 1 million robots over the next 3-5 years. Foxconn is the company that builds Apple’s iPhone and iPad hardware and many of the android smartphones as …

computersNASA proposes asteroid redirect mission with ion engine 20 times more powerful than recent Dawn mission

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NASA has a proposed asteroid redirect mission which would use an ion propulsion that is 20 times bigger than the recent Dawn mission to Ceres and Vesta. NASA is developing a first-ever robotic mission to visit a large near-Earth asteroid, …