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futureUK performing 50 kilowatt Dragonfire combat laser testing

Components arrived in early 2018 for the UK Dragonfire combat laser. QinetiQ will start building the weapon’s laser source in the purpose-built clean room. Over the following months, the laser source will undergo a process of evaluation and adjustment before …

air forceUK plans new £2 billion stealth fighter program

The UK plans to have a new stealth fighter flying by 2035. The British plane would be a sixth-generation fighter. It would be able to operate with a pilot or as a drone. The United States might be part the …

biotech300 years ago there was the world’s first inflation adjusted biotech billionaire

Han Sloane achieved great wealth about 300 years ago and it was from what we would term biotech today. I recently went on an excellent tour of the British Museum. Retired lawyer Allan Lawson provided the tour and provided great …

medicineMaterial could regenerate dental enamel

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralized materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone. Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue …

artificial intelligenceSamsung plans AI research centers in Canada, UK and Russia adding to US and Korea now

Samsung plans to establish three artificial intelligence (AI) Centers in Cambridge, the U.K. (May 22nd), Toronto, Canada (May 24th) and Moscow, Russia (May 29th) to strengthen the company’s AI capabilities and explore the potential of user-centric AI. Samsung Research also …

darpaUS Air Force has $1.2 billion in new hypersonic weapon spending to catch up to Russia and China

The U.S. Air Force this week awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $928 million contract to develop a prototype hypersonic cruise missile, or the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon. The project is one of two hypersonic weapon prototyping efforts the service is …

franceUS, UK and France hit a few targets in Syria over chemical weapons use

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Saturday the U.S. and its allies “successfully hit every target” in airstrikes in Syria overnight. The US, France and UK launched the strikes Friday night Eastern Time in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use …

darpaBoeing HorizonX Invests in Reaction Engines which is on track to 2020 hypersonic airplane engine test

Reaction Engines Limited (‘Reaction Engines’) today announced that it has raised a further £26.5 million in a strategic fundraising by securing backing from some of the most influential names in aerospace and finance which will support its development of SABRETM …

deathsAnother Putin Enemy has died

A Russian exile who was close friends with the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in his London home. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was discovered by his family and friends late on Monday night. The cause of death is …

deathsNerve agent was used to poison X-Russian spy

A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a Russian spy and his daughter, police said, and both are in comas fighting for their lives along with a policeman who was first on the scene. Sergei, 66, and Yulia Skripal, …