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saudi arabiaBillionaire Venture Capitalist Saudi Prince Arrested

Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the prominent billionaire investor, has been arrested. He is one of the richest and most influential investors in the world. He has big investments in Twitter, Lyft and Citigroup. He has gone into business …

buildingsCurrent Flywheels moving to Superconducting flywheels using carbon fiber or carbon nanotubes

In 2015, Japan built the world’s largest-class superconducting flywheel power storage system with a superconducting magnetic bearings. The completed system is the world’s largest-class flywheel power storage system using a superconducting magnetic bearing. It has 300-kW output capability and 100-kWh …

amazonGoogle offers a wifi mesh of three routers for fast coverage of McMansions

Want to make a wifi ‘mesh’ in your house? Google Wifi is available for pre-order in the US at retailers like the Google Store. A single Wifi point retails for $129, and covers homes up to 1,500 square feet. The …

energyIn vivo work with neural dust using a wireless and scalable ultrasonic backscatter system for powering and communicating the implanted bioelectronics

Berkeley engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time. Neural dust researchers have already shrunk …

asiaNanoparticles create invisibility at a greater range of frequencies which will allow antennas in more shapes, sizes and materials

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a composite material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object’s surface. Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, …

dronesNext generation German and French main battle tank will use new 130 mm tank gun to defeat Russian Armata tank

German defense company Rheinmetall has a prototype of a 130mm smoothbore gun for a future main battle tank (MBT). According to the company, the increase of 8 percent in caliber results in 50 percent more kinetic energy over the 120mm …

amazonRussia plans to deploy 24 hypersonic Yu-71 missiles by 2025

Russia is test-flying a new, hypersonic glide vehicle that follows the contrails of China’s WU-14, a delivery vehicle reportedly capable of carrying nuclear warheads at Mach 10 and less susceptible to U.S. anti-ballistic countermeasures. Moscow has spent several years developing …

airplanesTrapped atoms in an artificial crystal of light is a major leap towards perfect quantum metamaterials free of structural defects

Scientists have devised a way to build a “quantum metamaterial”—an engineered material with exotic properties not found in nature—using ultracold atoms trapped in an artificial crystal composed of light. The theoretical work represents a step toward manipulating atoms to transmit …

futureStorage and retrieval of terahertz-bandwidth single photons via a quantum memory in room-temperature bulk diamond

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have, for the first time, converted the color and bandwidth of ultrafast single photons using a room-temperature quantum memory in diamond. NRC and IQC …

airplaneHybrid airships nearing significant commercialization

Three hybrid airship projects are currently attracting the most attention: the Airlander 10, which just launched this month, in England; Lockheed Martin’s LMH-1; and Pasternak’s Aeroscraft Pasternak’s Aeroscraft ML866, ML868 and ML86X Pasternak’s surveillance-airship business is worth millions, but wealth …