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diseaseIncreasing GDP per person explains a significant part of life satisfaction or happiness and longer and healthier lives

A few days ago Nextbigfuture noted that China’s one belt one road plan is to spend 9% of China’s GDP over decades to build out the ports, airports, rail, factories and cities of countries in Asia and Africa and Europe …

chinaAdvanced 3D printed titanium enables lighter, stronger, complex parts for improved J-20 stealth fighter plane components

China is 3d printing titanium parts for a new fighter aircraft, which would have been impossible to create as a single piece using any subtractive manufacturing technique. In the past, the only method was to reduce the design standards, split …

diseaseNorthrop Grumman making two kinds of terahertz freqency amplifiers

Two approaches are being developed for terahertz frequency devices. 1. The Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA), which in 2014 was certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s fastest solid state chip, able to operate at THz speeds. This device, …

africaUS F22 stealth fighter vs Russian T50 fighter

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine, all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the USAF’s Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air …

africaChina largest telecom and 21 chinese cities are deploying multi-kilowatt wireless charging network for electric vehicles

ZTE Corporation, China’s largest listed telecommunications equipment company, is developing high-power wireless charging systems and services for electric vehicles, with a focus on public charging infrastructure. At a China-US workshop on electric vehicle standardization held in June (earlier post), Academus …

africaJapan could restart 9 nuclear reactors in 2015, 10 in 2016 and 12 in 2017

Japan has four approved nuclear reactors for restarts, just after a general election win showed steady support for the pro-nuclear ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The first are not expected to restart until early in 2015. Sendai reactors aren’t expected to …

cancerSENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference-Keynote: Jim O’Neill

This morning at the SENS conference, Edward James Olmos kicks off the day with some opening remarks before Jim O’Neill delivers his keynote. Mithril, the two year old investment firm which Jim serves as COO, specializes in emerging technology start-ups. …

cancerCarnival of Nuclear Energy 220

1 .James Conca at Forbes – Science Is Not Democratic Since the 1980s. the distrust of scientists in the United States has become a growing ideology used for political purposes. It is extremely dangerous to our democracy. Obama touched on …

diseaseSoftbank $2000 Companion robot for 2015 will test many social issues such as Learning your families habits and technical ones like Cloud Artificial Intelligence

Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot called Pepper, which it says can read human emotions. It uses an “emotional engine” and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that allows it to analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones. The firm said …

darpaWaste heat engine finally moving to next commercialization phase

Cyclone Power Technologies developer of the all-fuel clean-tech Cyclone Engine,announced today that it has completed the in-house development and testing phase of its Waste Heat Engine (the WHE-DR) and, as planned, has transitioned the next commercialization and manufacturing phases of …