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Aug 3, 2020

Construction of the World’s Biggest Nuclear Fusion Plant Just Started in France

Posted by in categories: engineering, military, nuclear energy

Over the past five years factories, universities, and national laboratories all over the world have been working to build the components for the plant, some of which weigh several hundred tons, including a magnet powerful enough to lift an aircraft carrier. It will take another five years to piece all the parts together and get the reactor ready for its first test run.

“Constructing the machine piece by piece will be like assembling a three-dimensional puzzle on an intricate timeline,” director-general of ITER Bernard Bigot said in a press release. “Every aspect of project management, systems engineering, risk management, and logistics of the machine assembly must perform together with the precision of a Swiss watch.”

The hope is that by 2025 the plant will be able to produce “first plasma,” a test designed to make sure the reactor works; the test will produce roughly 500 megawatts of thermal power. It will be another decade until the plant is expected to produce enough energy to be commercially viable, though. That will involve building an even larger plasma chamber to provide 10–15 times more electrical power.

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Aug 2, 2020

UAE starts first nuclear reactor at controversial Barakah plant

Posted by in categories: military, nuclear energy

Barakah, which was originally scheduled to open in 2017, has been dogged by delays and is billions of dollars over budget. It has also raised myriad concerns among nuclear energy veterans who are concerned about the potential risks Barakah could visit upon the Arabian Peninsula, from an environmental catastrophe to a nuclear arms race.


Experts have raised concerns about potential risks Barakah plant could pose to the environment and regional security.

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Jul 29, 2020

Brain Computer Interfaces Developed by DARPA, US Department of Defense

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, military, neuroscience, robotics/AI

If you are interested in brain computer interfaces (BCI), then you need to listen to this very exciting podcast!

I have only been aware of this DARPA NNN (Next-generation Non-surgical Neurotechnology) program since mid-March, and it is my number one topic of interest. I am interested in it because I have a plan for mind uploading to extend my life indefinitely — otherwise known as superlongevity in our group — but I have no interest in allowing anyone to drill holes in my head! DARPA is looking at ways for non-invasive methods of connecting the thoughts in our brains to computers. Over time, this could be a method to capture the thoughts and memories and emotions within my mind and transfer them into a computer substrate. And, to be clear, this mind upload will, in fact, be me.

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Jul 28, 2020

US Army’s New Attack Helicopter

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

What kind of futuristic helicopter is the US military about to unleash against enemy combatants? Check out today’s new military video where we take a close look at the FARA program to see the militaries requirements for a new attack helicopter to patrol the enemy skies.

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Jul 28, 2020

U.S. Marines to get “Alpha” exoskeleton for super strength

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, military, robotics/AI

Robotic augmentation is coming to a war zone near you. For now, the first stop bypasses the battlefield.

Jul 24, 2020

Space Force Gets Its First Delta Echelon as Air Force Turns Over More Units

Posted by in categories: military, space

The U.S. Air Force has realigned some of its major space wings and transferred their missions to the Space Force in one of the largest command overhauls in nearly 40 years.

Space Force officials announced Friday that five Air Force units have moved to the military’s sixth branch. Three wings and eight subordinate groups or centers were deactivated in favor of creating the provisional Space Training and Readiness Command.

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Jul 22, 2020

Report: Russian Elite Allegedly Given Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, military

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The vaccine completed a phase 1 trial last week involving military personnel, but study’s results hasn’t been published.

Jul 22, 2020

China alert: Japan prepares to scramble fighter jets against Beijing

Posted by in category: military

JAPAN is now ready to scramble jets against any Chinese military aircraft taking off in from a crucial airbase as tensions reach crisis levels between the two.

Jul 22, 2020

US Navy’s next warship will have an Italian accent

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Wisconsin subsidiary of shipbuilder Fincantieri to build FREMM-based FFG(X).

Jul 20, 2020

Special Report: China expands amphibious forces in challenge to U.S. beyond Asia

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HONG KONG (Reuters) — China launched its military build-up in the mid-1990s with a top priority: keep the United States at bay in any conflict by making the waters off the Chinese coast a death trap. Now, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing to challenge American power further afield.

China’s shipyards have launched the PLA Navy’s first two Type 075 amphibious assault ships, which will form the spearhead of an expeditionary force to play a role similar to that of the U.S. Marine Corps. And like the Marines, the new force will be self-contained — able to deploy solo with all its supporting weapons to fight in distant conflicts or demonstrate Chinese military power.

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