Russia Reveals New Supersonic Stealth Fighter Jet to Rival the U.S. F-22

Russia Reveals New Supersonic Stealth Fighter Jet to Rival the U.S. F-22

00 Russian officials just released information about their latest fleet of fighter jets. Its creators swear that these jets will be the envy of air forces around the world. The report comes from Russian news agency TASS, and the news broke yesterday. The fighter jets called Sukhoi-57s will begin testing in 2018, the agency noted. Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Viktor Bondarev confirmed the information.   “The T-50 or the Su-57 plane is to be rolled out….

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This Stunning All-Electric Concept Car Was Inspired by 1940s Open Wheel Racers

This Stunning All-Electric Concept Car Was Inspired by 1940s Open Wheel Racers

00 Nissan Motor Corporation and its luxury division INFINITI unveiled a retro-modern vehicle that serves as an emblem to the automotive’s past and future. The new INFINITI Prototype 9 was designed and built using traditional materials and techniques. At the same time, the luxury vehicle is outfitted with a next-generation prototype electric motor that has never been seen before on a production vehicle. [Image Source: INFINITI] Prototype 9: celebrating the past and future of the INFINITI brand To celebrate…

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The Ancient Man-Made Longyou Caves Surrounded in Mystery

The Ancient Man-Made Longyou Caves Surrounded in Mystery

00  In the village of Shiyan Beicun deep in the Zhejiang province of China sits the Longyou caves. These caves were left undiscovered for millennia until one local man decided to test the validity of the local legend. Myths about the local ponds’ “bottomless” properties were the talk of local lore for as long as anyone could remember. One man decided that this myth finally had to be put to the test, so he rallied…

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These New Flexible Batteries Can Be Printed Directly on to Textiles

These New Flexible Batteries Can Be Printed Directly on to Textiles

00 Researchers are working on flexible batteries that can be printed directly on to fabric. Their research was motivated by the problem of how to power wearable devices. The small gadgets often need significant power sources, but cumbersome battery packs are not an option. The new technique allows the person to literally wear flexible batteries that will power their device. Nazmul Karim, Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Manchester, who co-authored the research paper on the…

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Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

00 You might be able to download the latest episode of Game of Thrones in mere seconds if recent scientific research proves correct. Scientists have discovered the means to send complex data using high-frequency radiation that may lead to ultra fast Wi-Fi speeds.   Terahertz replaces traditional microwaves The project researchers successfully sent video signals at speeds of 50 gigabytes per second using terahertz, rather than the traditional microwaves. Often wireless networks can only operate at a top speed of 500…

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Ethics and Engineering Behind Autonomous Cars

Ethics and Engineering Behind Autonomous Cars

00 Unmanned vehicles are a new and evolving industry, with implications not just in various job sectors, but the public’s everyday life. Each year we grow closer to fully automated vehicles, with companies vying for an early foothold in the new market front, releasing ever increasingly sophisticated and polished models to fight it out in the automotive arena. Most projections put full saturation of the market at 2070, and therefore we can expect that around 50% of…

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Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

00 Amazon’s latest physical retail foray is called “Instant Pickup,” and it works as the name implies: Amazon shoppers can pick up orders for certain items within two minutes of making their purchase. The program is live at five college campuses including the University of California at Berkeley for now, and will expand to additional sites, including neighborhood spots within cities, by end of year, Reuters reports. The Instant Pickups fulfills Amazon’s goal of delivering ever-shorter…

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This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

00 Intel is literally changing the way storage looks. The tech giant introduced a new enterprise SSD design called the “ruler”. The new slim line drive reportedly optimizes storage density whilst reducing the required amount of cooling and power. While the full specification details of the new drives haven’t been released yet, Intel says they will be able to reach 1 petabyte (1000 terabytes) of storage in a single 1U server rack (the smallest size rack…

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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Dragon Resupply Mission to the ISS

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Dragon Resupply Mission to the ISS

00 SpaceX’s CRS-12 mission will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch the Dragon spacecraft to low-Earth orbit in order to deliver 6,400 pounds of important cargo and payloads to the International Space Station (ISS) on behalf of NASA. Dragon is to stay approximately one month in the orbiting laboratory and head back to Earth carrying 3,000 pounds of cargo from the ISS. The SpaceX CRS-12 mission is targeted to launch today, 14th of August at 12:31 pm EDT from the…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

00 As autonomous technology grows more prevalent in production vehicles, it poses an interesting question to how we might service our cars in the future. If our cars will be able to drive themselves, couldn’t they just drive to get serviced themselves? From another angle of advancement, we are also moving towards more electric vehicles, which would mean the days of getting your oil changed could be behind you. How will all of this innovation…

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