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economic impactRussia developing microwave based electromagnetic pulse weapon that will be used on unmanned sixth generation hypersonic combat drones

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Russia will arm its sixth-generation combat drones with microwave weapons. These weapons, which disable an aircraft’s electronic equipment, already exist today “and can hit targets within a radius of tens of kilometers,” said Vladimir Mikheev, a director of state-owned Russian …

bakkenGlobal Economy Faltering from long duration of weak growth and Financial Risks are increasing

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The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecasts global growth at 3.2 percent in 2016 and 3.5 percent in 2017, a downward revision of 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively, compared with the January 2016 Update. “Lower growth means less …

car14 kg Radar Carrying UAV Extends Ship’s Horizon 25 nautical miles

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Lacking reliable launch and retrieval capabilities, particularly in high sea states and strong winds, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) often support maritime forces from shore, relying on large, long endurance platforms that can carry multiple payloads, including maritime search radar. The …

futureAthletes may skip Olympics in Brazil over concerns over Zika Virus causing deformed future children

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The spreading Zika virus that has been linked to microcephaly (abnormally small brains and heads) in newborn babies in Brazil and other countries has raised concerns about this summer’s Olympics in Brazil, and that includes concerns from high-profile athletes. “If …

canadaTensorFlow – Google’s latest machine learning system, is open sourced for everyone

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Google is announcing TensorFlow, its open ­source platform for machine learning, giving anyone a computer and internet connection (and casual background in deep learning algorithms) access to one of the most powerful machine learning platforms ever created. More than 50 …

energyNuclear Fusion Company Helion Energy and others have received ARPA-E funding

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ARPA-E has provided a combined $30 million in funding for nuclear projects Helion Energy – Staged Magnetic Compression of FRC Targets to Fusion Conditions received $3,971,264 in funding Helion Energy will investigate staged magnetic compression of field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas, …

albertaLow Volume Production of Small Electric Passenger Planes

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Liaoning General Aviation Academy hopes to sell 100 two passenger electric planes within three years. They plan to build a dedicated manufacturing plant that can make 100 a year in Shenyang. It will sell for $163,000, lithium batteries included. The …

energyWhere are profits from iPhone and iPad sales going ? Some of it is going into the Apple Mothership HQ.

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Here are pictures and video of Construction progress of Apple’s Mothership campus HQ in Cupertino. Apple new donut or spaceship headquarters are partway through constructionin Cupertino, California. Construction is to be completed in 2016. According to Apple’s project schedule, the …

economic impactConstruction started on 100 story icicle skyscraper in China

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Architectural firm Smith and Gill has begun construction of a 468-metre-high crystalline skyscraper in Chengdu, China. The Greenland Tower Chengdu was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill and is set to become the tallest building in southwestern China. According …

bakkenChina has Risen to Number One in Purchasing Power and Wesley Clark Call for a New Long Term China Strategy and a Global Leadership Partnership

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The International Monetary Fund reports that in 2014, China, not the United States, has the world’s largest economy. The official point of China passing the US is in October. By the end of 2014, China will make up 16.48% of …