China has test flight of an improved FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter

China has tested the latest version of its fifth-generation J-31 stealth fighter The newest version of the J-31, now renamed the FC-31 Gyrfalcon, took to the air for the first time on Friday, the China Daily reported. The new FC-31 has “better stealth capabilities, improved electronic equipment and a larger payload capacity” than the previous …

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Elon Musk talking about making a tunneling company to fix traffic

Elon Musk has tweeted about starting a company that will make tunneling equipment and dig tunnels that will relieve traffic. Elon Musk has started two transportation related companies Tesla for electric cars and Spacex for launching into space. He has also initiated the development of Hyperloop and believes that supersonic electric planes would be successful. …

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DARPA wants to control hundreds of air and ground drones from single controllers by providing a selection of swarming tactic options

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program seeks to empower dismounted troops with technology to control scores of unmanned air and ground vehicles at a time Urban canyons—with their high vertical structures, tight spaces, and limited lines of sight—constrain military communications, mobility, and tactics in the best of times. These challenges become even more daunting when U.S. …

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AMD APU roadmap to 7 nanometers in 2019

The following are the leaked AMD codenames that are part of the Avian APU roadmap: Gray Hawk: 7nm APU based on Zen+ architecture. Snowy Owl: 14nm APU based on Naples. Horned Owl: 14nm APU based on Zen cores, will succeed Raven Ridge. Banded Kestrel: 14nm APU, roughly half of Horned Owl. Horned Owl and Banded …

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AI Supercomputing era has arrived and FP16 exaflop supercomputers in 2018

The AI boom will create a path to exascale computing, one of the supercomputing world’s loftiest goals, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told a packed house Monday at the SC16 annual supercomputing show in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Several years ago deep learning came along, like Thor’s hammer falling from the sky, and gave us an …

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Novel approach for precision medicine and drug discovery on gene expression data

Insilico Medicine announced the publication of its in silico Pathway Activation Network Decomposition Analysis (iPANDA), a novel approach for analyzing signaling and metabolic pathway perturbation states using gene expression data, in Nature Communications. iPANDA is a scalable robust method for rapid biomarker development using gene expression data. In the present work Insilico Medicine team together …

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Preparation of diamonds for diamond anvil key to success of creating metallic hydrogen

A Harvard research group announced the successful creation of solid metallic hydrogen. One of the keys for achieving the pressures needed was special treatment of the diamonds used in the diamond anvil. A rigorous strategy to achieve the higher pressures needed to transform to SMH. The principal limitation for achieving the required pressures to observe …

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US Air Force testing electrical brain stimulation to boost alertness and reduce stress of drone and fighter pilots and found a 30% boost in performance

Scientists are now testing electrical brain stimulation on US Air Force drone operators and fighter pilots to help reduce stress and keep them alert during missions Scientists from the US Air Force and Wright State University (WSU) have demonstrated that it is possible to stimulate the brain using electricity in order to improve an individual’s …

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TedX talk making the case for orbital space colonization and speaker made the most detailed space colony simulator ever

Where will the best real estate outside of Earth be? In this fascinating talk, The building of the most accurate space colony simulator examines the evidence that “we can do better than Mars.” Joe Strout’s programming career began at a young age, writing articles for “Nibble” magazine in high school. Joe obtained a bachelors in …

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3D-printed heart-on-a-chip with integrated sensors and pave the way for more complex devices

Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized, allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies. This new approach to manufacturing may one day allow researchers to rapidly design …

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Will the US be willing to make the political or military costs needed to counter China’s island bases

Thomas Shugart at War on the Rocks makes the case that China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea are not trivial. Thomas Shugart is a Senior Military Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a submarine warfare officer in the U.S. Navy. China has three major islands Fiery Cross, Subi, and …

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