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energyChina will spend half a trillion dollars on rail and high speed rail by 2020

China plans to spend 3.5 trillion yuan ($503 billion) to expand its railway system by 2020 as it turns to investments in infrastructure to bolster growth and improve connectivity across the country. The high-speed rail network will span more than …

batteriesLiquid Biopsy Chip Detects Metastatic Cancer Cells in a Drop of Blood

A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. The breakthrough technology uses a simple mechanical method that has been …

china futureChina installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems on all seven major artificial south china sea islands

China appears to have built significant point-defense capabilities, in the form of large anti-aircraft guns and probable close-in weapons systems (CIWS), at each of its outposts in the Spratly Islands. AMTI began tracking the construction of identical, hexagon-shaped structures at …

air pollutionTaiwan Semiconductor will invest $15.7 billion on 3 and 5 nanometer CPUs with mass production by 2022

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.the world’s largest contract maker of semiconductors, plans to invest NT$500 billion (US$15.7 billion) in its 3-nanometer (3nm) and 5-nanometer (5nm) processes, with the aim of mass-producing the chips by 2022, Technology Minister Yang Hung-duen said Tuesday. …

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 …

chinaNASA confirms that Earth has a second moon or multi-century quasi satellite

A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come. As it orbits the sun, this new asteroid, designated 2016 …

chinaMost recent US Navy plan is to have 308 ships by 2021

Here is a draft of the US Navy’s 30-year shipbuilding plan and it holds to the Navy’s goal of reaching a 308-ship navy over the next five years. Congress is already considering additional ships they want to build. Virginia-class attack …

chinaComposite fiber reinforced concrete donuts can be used to repair quake damaged bridges in days instead of weeks

In an earthquake, a bridge is designed to take the brunt of the damage at the top and bottom of the vertical columns where they meet the foundation and the horizontal beams. If a bridge survives from collapsing but the …

energyDiet and other factors change the bacteria composition in our bodies which changes our health

The Flemish Gut Flora Project, one of the largest population-wide studies on gut flora variation among healthy volunteers, has presented its first major results. Through the analysis of more than 1,000 human stool samples, a team of researchers led by …

carsGlobal military laser market will reach $4.63 billion by 2020

The global military laser market will reach $4.63 billion by 2020, according to a forecast by market research firm MarketsandMarkets. This reflects a compound annual growth rate of 8.86 percent from 2015. “The solid-state laser market is estimated to hold …