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europeTwitter reports that Gravitational Waves have been found and LIGO Observatory researchers are writing a paper

Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State university, tweeted that he had received independent confirmation of a rumour that has been in circulation for months, adding: “Gravitational waves may have been discovered!!” The excitement centers on a longstanding experiment known …

europeElon Musk says Apple has hired a thousand engineers to make an electric car

Tesla’s owner, Elon Musk, has said it is an “open secret” that Apple is making a rival electric car. He also predicted vehicles that could not drive themselves would become a “strange anachronism” before too long. The tech entrepreneur’s comments …

europeAnatoly Karlin’s Military comparison and analysis seems well researched and useful

There is still no commonly agreed method on quantifying and ranking national military power. Anatoly Karlin is a California based Russian analyst and blogger. He proposes the concept of comprehensive military power index (CMP index) as a rating for comparing …

chinaUnique Graphene Nanopores with Optical Antennas for DNA Sequencing

High-speed reading of the genetic code should get a boost with the creation of the world’s first graphene nanopores – pores measuring approximately 2 nanometers in diameter – that feature a “built-in” optical antenna. Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the …