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chinaUK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while China needs 3 years to make 400MWth reactors

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Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc says it will take 12 years to build its prototype small nuclear reactor in the U.K. Rolls-Royce needs as many as five years for the licensing and design assessment process, while construction will take another seven for …

chinaUSA First and China Second in Internet Ranking Index

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China ranked second after the United States in an internet development index released on Monday that gauges six dimensions from internet infrastructure to application among 38 countries. China has the largest number of internet users and is the world’s top …

camerasDigital Big Brothers – China tripling surveillance cameras by 2020, UK and US also have mass surveillance

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China had 176 million surveillance cameras in operation last year and the speed of growth is expected to see that figure more than triple to reach 626 million by 2020. The UK is currently still considered to be the most …

chinaUK and China joining the USA in the supercarrier club

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The United States Navy has 11 active supercarriers. Supercarrier is an unofficial descriptive term for the largest type of aircraft carrier, typically those displacing over 70,000 long tons (71,000 metric tons). China and the UK will each have two active …

entertainmentTom Baker returns to Dr Who to complete lost episode

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The Fourth Dr Who, Tom Baker, returns to film new footage to complete Shada, an episode that was abandoned due to a BBC strike. Baker last appeared as the Doctor in 1981, when the character regenerated and the role was …

futureBeginning of real Programmable Liquid metal robotics

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Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes. Researchers at the University of Sussex and Swansea University have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into 2D shapes such as letters and a heart. Above – …

artificial intelligenceMathematicians, programmers create superior classical algorithms to push off quantum supremacy

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Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that super-powerful quantum computers, which scientists and engineers across the world are racing to build, need to be even more powerful than previously thought before they can beat today’s classical computers. Research …

futureNew type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

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A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of ‘magic dust’ which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most …

combat laserUK Shows off mockup of 50 kw combat laser mounted in turret

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The UK showed a mockup of a 50 kw Dragon Fire combat laser mounted in a turret. Dragonfire system will be a 50kW class directed energy weapon designed for use on both land and sea. Laser weapons have key advantages …

militaryUK submarine modernization program

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The UK submarine force is also being modernized. The Royal Navy maintains a fleet of ten nuclear-powered submarines, currently comprised of three types. The four Vanguard Class Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarines are carrying the Trident II D5 intercontinental ballistic missiles. …