New Concrete Can Heal Millimeter Cracks in 24 Hours for Long Lasting Infrastructure

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a new self-healing concrete that could multiply structures’ lifespans and slash CO2 emissions. Most infrastructure is composed of concrete, and indeed, in its many forms, it is the single most used material in the world. However, the use of concrete comes at an environmental cost. While the …

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US Passes $250 Billion Technology Bill for Chips, AI and Robotics

The US passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a $250 billion bill promoting US semiconductors, AI, robotics and technology. It authorizes $81 billion for NSF, including $29 billion over five years for the new directorate. It directs the Department of Commerce to designate regional technology hubs across the country, and authorizes $10 billion over …

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Fully Reusable Rockets Will Crush Supersonic Planes

There are many companies working to develop commercial supersonic planes. There is Boom Technology which has raised $241 million and has may pre-orders from potential customers. United Airlines agreed to purchase 15 Boom Overture aircraft with an option to buy 35 more. They are currently scheduled to begin servicing passengers in 2029. Nextbigfuture has been …

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Ford EV Factories

Ford currently has one electric vehicle production facility and is building another. The Ford Mach-E is built in Mexico. The Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant (CSAP) is a Ford Motor Company manufacturing facility located in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico. The 202-acre (0.82 km2) site opened in 1964. It is a 4,305,564 square feet facility with 2130 …

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These Technologies Are Easing the Grind of Corporate Cash Flow Reporting

Corporate cash flow reporting is not as simple as it may seem. There are challenges in ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of the reports. It is not easy to keep track of cash from operating, investing, and financing activities. Company policies on the treatment of specific cash and non-cash items also vary, creating possible difficulties …

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China and US Balance of Power Held by the Rest of the World

Richard Hanania, president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, said the U.S. cannot indefinitely maintain its global leadership role in the face of China’s growing power and influence. Nextbigfuture believes the US will co-lead the world throughout the 21st century. Richard notices that projection that China’s economy will be twice the …

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