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Aug 22, 2016

Scientists are working on a real-life Star Trek phaser

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, cyborgs, drones, food, military, robotics/AI

Want to be the next Captain Kirk or Spock; we’re getting more close of being a Star Trek & Star Wars world with drones and fighter jets with death lasers, cyborgs with BMI technology, sabers being developed, and now the Star Trek phaser is being developed.

Every year Star Trek’s futuristic sci-fi technology comes closer to just being “technology.” We live in a world where video chats, communicators, and real-time translators are normal, where androids are becoming more and more realistic and food replicators are almost here thanks to 3D printing. The next step? Phasers!

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Aug 22, 2016

Russia’s ‘US Missile Defense-Killing’ Hypersonic Rockets Arriving Soon

Posted by in category: futurism

Russian defense analyst Vladimir Tuchkov analyses Russian, Chinese and American developments in hypersonic weapons technology, including the expected timeframe for their deployment, which is sooner than you may expect.

Last week, Tactical Missile Systems Corporation general director Boris Obnosov told Russian media that he was confident that Russia would be introducing hypersonic missiles capable of speeds between Mach 6 and Mach 7 by the year 2020.

A Russian anti-ballistic missile test

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Aug 22, 2016

US Outspending China and Russia in Hypersonic Weapons Research

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Among others, the Pentagon is funding the Lockheed Martin Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) program; the Raytheon Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) and the Raytheon/Lockheed Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) program.

HTV-2 is a multiyear research and development effort to increase the technical knowledge base and advance critical technologies to make long-duration hypersonic flight a reality. The Falcon HTV-2 is an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 20.

HAWC is a joint DARPA/ Air Force effort to develop and demonstrate critical technologies that enable an effective and affordable air-launched hypersonic cruise missile. It will pursue flight demonstrations to address three critical technology challenges: air vehicle feasibility, effectiveness, and affordability.

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Aug 22, 2016

Russia starts designing main superheavy rocket for lunar program

Posted by in categories: evolution, space

Experts of the state-run corporation Roscosmos started designing a new superheavy rocket on the basis of the “Energia–Buran” program.

The new rocket is said to be built with the use of the existent RD-171 rocket engine. “We do not consider using hydrogen circuits on the first and second stages of this carrier. We intend to take the third stage from the currently-operating Angara rocket,” a representative for the corporation told the Izvestia newspaper.

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Aug 22, 2016

The 4th Media » China’s Pivot to World Markets, US’s Pivot to World Wars… Moving in Polar Opposite Directions

Posted by in categories: military, nuclear energy, robotics/AI

The original source of this article is Global Research.

And the debacle of the latin american left.

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Aug 22, 2016

UAE considers blockchain technology to prevent global trade of ‘conflict diamonds’

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, finance

New methods to counter attack fraud.

“We have introduced the possibility of using blockchain technology to create a seamless and continued global process for the KP certification scheme,” he said.

Blockchain is one of the most significant elements of the revolution in financial technology – fintech – that has been enthusiastically adopted by the UAE. Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are setting up centres of excellence in fintech.

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Aug 22, 2016

China To Solve Quantum Physics From Space

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics, satellites

China 2 yr Quantum Communication program’s goal is to reliably transmit ‘unhackable’ keys from space to the ground through quantum entanglement.

China has been the first country to utilize quantum technologies within their satellites in order to mitigate the threats from cyber attacks in their country.

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Aug 22, 2016

Dark Matter review – quantum fiction that’s delightfully unserious

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics

Blake Crouch, author of the Wayward Pines trilogy, opens up a new and infinitely filmable world.

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Aug 22, 2016

Spin Nano-Systems Result in New Type of Quantum Bits

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, quantum physics

Excellent progress.

The rapid progress that has been sweeping the field of crystal growth and related device technology is opening doors. Perhaps nowhere is the effect of this evolution being felt more than in the development of ultra-small structures whose material properties can be controlled on the nanoscale. The reason for this development: because solid-state nano–structures possess unique optical and electronic properties, they have the potential to be the launching pad of a new generation of devices.

Within the field, researchers are particularly focused on the properties of spins confined within the nano-structures – with the ultimate goal being to use spin nano-systems to develop, for example, robust quantum bits (qubits) capable of storing vast amounts of information. Here, the EU -funded S^3NANO project has successfully developed qubits in a new, innovative form. According to project researchers, these qubits could serve as the information units of the quantum computers of the future.

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Aug 22, 2016

Rice News Release: Light and matter merge in quantum coupling

Posted by in category: quantum physics

By Newsroom America Feeds at 11:43 am Eastern

SUMMARY: Rice University physicists probe the boundaries of light-matter interactions as they bridge traditional condensed matter physics and cavity-based quantum optics.

Rice university office of public affairs / news & media relations.

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