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by brian wang

SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son his belief that computers will exceed humans in intelligence in three decades, and that within this period he expects one computer chip to have the equivalent of a 10,000 IQ. “I really believe this,” he said...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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A super-material that bends, shapes and focuses sound waves that pass through it has been invented by scientists. The creation pushes the boundaries of metamaterials – a new class of finely-engineered surfaces that perform nature-defying tasks. These...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Michael Shellenberger explains how less nuclear energy has meant higher costs and less clean energy overall.* USA has shutdown nuclear plants prematurely because of lower natural gas costs* this has increased emissions of CO2 and air pollution* Overall...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Quantum entanglement is a key ingredient in quantum information processing. In practice, entanglement can be easily destroyed by environment noise. Quantum illumination(QI) can benefit from entanglement in target detection even it is under these entanglement...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Arxiv - Semihierarchical quantum repeaters based on moderate lifetime quantum memoriesThe construction of large-scale quantum networks relies on the development of practical quantum repeaters. Many approaches have been proposed with the goal of outperforming...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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In September 2016, there were claims from China that they had developed quantum radar. There has been recent articles discussing China's quantum radarThe quantum radar system was developed by the Intelligent Perception Technology Laboratory of the 14th...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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BYU mechanical engineers have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire. The new ballistic barrier can be folded compactly when not in use, making it easier to transport and deploy. When...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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President Trump is expected to propose boosting defense spending by $54 billion in his first budget plan and offset that by an equal amount cut from the rest of the government’s discretionary budget, according to administration officials.If Congress...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The South Korean K2 Black Panther tank development started in 1995 and cost $260 million. South Korea designed a tank that on paper appears to be at equal or better than the specifications of current NATO tanks.Mass production commenced in 2013 and the...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Scientists have found that a superconducting current flows in only one direction through a chiral nanotube, marking the first observation of the effects of chirality on superconductivity. Until now, superconductivity has only been demonstrated in achiral...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The Carnival of Nuclear Energy blogs has changed its name to Nuclear Energy News Weekly.1. Neutron Bytes - Dan Yurman - An Up and Down Week for Developers of Advanced ReactorsIn Washington, DC, the Third Way, a think tank, hosted a meeting of some of...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Elon Musk said the Model 3 Design Studio will go online shortly before the car officially goes on sale, and first deliveries will be “Founders Series” Model 3 that go to company employees.“I think it’s probably three to four months away” said...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Preliminary budget outlines are usually little-noticed administrative exercises, the first step in negotiations between the White House and federal agencies that usually shave the sharpest edges off the initial request.But the Trump preliminary budget...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The Carnival of Space 498 is up at Urban AstronomerUniverse Today - Juno Will Get No Closer To Jupiter Due To Engine TroublesJupiter’s south pole. captured by the JunoCam on Feb. 2, 2017, from an altitude of about 62,800 miles (101,000 kilometers)...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Howard Bloom makes the obvious case that if NASA wants to return to the moon they need to ditch the Space Launch System and go with Spacex and the Falcon Heavy and Falcon 9 launchers.Nextbigfuture and any other honest source have pointed out that the...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, in collaboration with the firm BioDan Group, have presented a prototype...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Hans Rosling (1948–2017), physician and epidemiologist, famously upturned assumptions widely held by the public and by the development community — assumptions that, thanks to US President Donald Trump, are back in the spotlight. A recurring theme...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Actor Bill Paxton, age 61, has died due to complications from surgery.Bill Paxton had important roles in several of the best moviesHudson in AliensMorgan Earp in Tombstone (1993)Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995)the lead role in the 1996 hit Twister and...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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DARPA is creating a GPS-like technology that works in the deep ocean called Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation, or POSYDON.The Global Positioning System (GPS) is the predominant means of obtaining positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) information...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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In a white paper published in March 2014, Transatomic Power proclaimed its molten salt reactor "can generate up to 75 times more electricity per ton of mined uranium than a light-water reactor."In a paper on its site dated November 2016, the company...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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In World War II, the U.S. Navy made extensive use of small aircraft carriers, ranging from very small carriers escorting convoys (CVEs) to light aircraft carriers (CVLs) that were essentially downsized models of the iconic big carriers (CVs).CVLs could...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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A Chinese company has built a machine that has a creative way of setting girders into place for high speed rail bridges.The SLJ900/32, made by the Beijing Wowjoint Machinery Company, is a 580 ton, 300 foot long and 24 foot wide mega machine that looks...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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