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air forceThe UK Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has come to the US to test takeoff and landing of F-35B stealth fighters

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers for the British Navy, arrived at a US port on the way to F-35B stealth fighter tests. This was the first transatlantic trip for the 65,000 ton aircraft carrier. The …

airplanesEasyJet and Wright Electric 180 seat electric airline will start flying around 2027

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In 2017, Los Angeles startup Wright Electric partnered with budget airline EasyJet to build a 180-seat electric airliner to fly routes of up to 300 miles starting around 2027. It will feature high aspect ratio wings for energy efficient flight, …

canadaUnderstanding the super safety of the Moltex nuclear plant which will be built in Canada

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In July, 2018, Moltex was selected by New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation and New Brunswick Power to progress development of its SSR-W (Stable Salt Reactor – Wasteburner) technology in New Brunswick, with the aim of deploying its first SSR-W at …

futureUK performing 50 kilowatt Dragonfire combat laser testing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …