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energyCarnival of Space 484

Carnival of Space 484 is up at Everyday Spacer Universe Today – New Theory of Gravity Does Away With Need for Dark Matter Unlike the traditional view of gravity as a fundamental force of nature, Verlinde sees it as an …

energyBlack Carbon Mitigation and climate

Several studies have demonstrated that carefully selected measures to prevent the release of microscopic BC particulate products arising from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass can reduce near-term warming and improve human health. BC is not the only …

futureCheap lidar, sensor and algorithm improvements will radically improve self driving cars over the next five years

A second fatal accident was revealed through a lawsuit filed against Tesla by the father of a man allegedly driving a Model S with the Autopilot engaged. The father of the 23-year-old Tesla driver who died in the crash filed …

energyHigh quality graphene can be grown on ultrananocrystalline diamond in minutes at less than half the cost

Argonne Labs and UC Riverside have developed a method to grow graphene that contains relatively few impurities and costs less to make, in a shorter time and at lower temperatures compared to the processes widely used to make graphene today. …

canadaUnmanned flying drone will deliver up to 3000 pounds of on demand supplies at 300 mph to combat squads sending requests by cellphone

The DARPA Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) is being built by prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works with Piasecki Aircraft under a $77 million DARPA contract. Lockheed is providing the software, Piasecki the hardware. The hardware is a 41-foot …

chinaQuantum Enigma Encryption Machine

Researchers at the University of Rochester have moved beyond the theoretical in demonstrating that an unbreakable encrypted message can be sent with a key that’s far shorter than the message—the first time that has ever been done. Until now, unbreakable …

energyPokemon Go is getting Chat application and a dedicated dating site

Pokemon Go is getting a third party chat application and a dedicated dating site. Razer announced a new mobile and computer messenger app for Pokémon Go that it says will interface seamlessly into the popular Android and iOS game and …

iranDARPA and Air Force Research making progress to mind controlled and autonomous drone swarms with prototype flight launches targeting 2020

A researcher at Arizona State University has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a computer. The device records electrical brain activity. If the …

canadaRussian MC-21 and other planes competing to crack the Airbus and Boeing commercial jet duopoly

The Irkut MC-21 is a twin-engine short- to mid-range Russian jet airliner with a capacity of 150-212 passengers. The MC-21 is being developed and to be produced by Irkut and Yakovlev Design Bureau of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) group. …

energyRussian Terminator-3 BMPT is an Armata based tank with missiles instead of a main gun and Russian plans Armata vehicle versions that are robotic and unmanned

The Russian T-14 main battle tank is the most prominent member of the Armata family, the vehicle series incorporates a host of new fighting machines. A tank support fighting vehicle based on the Armata ground vehicle system is called the …