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diseaseResearch suggests blackhole or wormhole tidal forces would not spaghettify the body

Some researchers believe a singularity can be removed from a black hole (have no event horizon) and this would be a wormhole. They modelled observers (objects like a chair, a scientist, and a spacecraft ) as an aggregation of points …

diseaseDARPA Haptic touch Supports Improved Robotic and Prosthetic Interfaces

Pressure—the physical quantity of an experience of touch—is a fundamental dimension of human perception, conveying to the brain not just that the skin is in contact with something, but also how intense the contact is. That awareness is what enables …

diseaseDirector of Fifth Element has a new SciFi movie

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an upcoming 2017 English-language French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written …

asiaChina pushing for 50% faster train technology for world export and adaption for any rail network and all geographic conditions

China is designing its next generation of trains that can carry passengers at a top speed of 500 kilometers (310 miles) an hour and cargo at 250km/h, with wheels that can adjust to fit different track gauges used around the …

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 …

crisprWho gets raped and killed matters a lot when comparing youth gang violence and terrorism

Some make the argument that statistically the level of deaths and rapes from terrorism and muslim migrants is less than overall gun violence and comparable to youth gang violence. The difference is related to the location and crime levels experienced …

brazilRice University’s single-molecule submersibles gain better fluorescent properties

The next generation of nanosubmarines being developed at Rice University has been upgraded with tags that fluoresce longer, which enables the submersibles to be tracked for greater periods while being driven through a solution. The single-molecule vehicles introduced by the …

diseaseUS Army Studies Russian-Ukraine War for revolution in tank and drone warfare for modern close combat war lessons

The US Army has a project called The Russia New Generation Warfare study. It is an analysis of how Russia is re-inventing land warfare in the mud of Eastern Ukraine. Speaking recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies …

darpaStealthier submarine technology on the new USS South Dakota Virginia class submarine will be advanced on the Ohio replacement and SSBN-X

The US Navy is building an upcoming Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN-790), with acoustic superiority features for the fleet to test out and ultimately include in both attack and ballistic missile submarines in the future. Richard …

alzheimer'sChina plans to build 20 floating nuclear powerplants for areas like the South China Sea

In January, Xu Dazhe, the director of the China Atomic Energy Authority, told reporters in Beijing that China was planning to develop offshore floating nuclear energy plants, saying they “must undergo a rigorous, scientific evaluation,” but also linking these to …