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Australia develops paper-thin 3D Printable Solar Panels capable of powering Anything

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Printable solar panels are going to be available to us very soon and could power “entire skyscrapers,” Australian researchers say. The very near future will see personal electronic charging transformed, but the potential is growing quickly. A team of 50 scientists in various fields worked for years to develop paper-thin, printable solar panels as part of... 

China to get electronic vehicle charging network

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A tie-up between electronic car pioneer Tesla Motors and mobile phone company China Unicom is to see the setting up of a charging network for electronic vehicles across the country. Peggy Yang, a spokeswoman for Tesla, which already has 200 dedicated charging outlets across China, said the project eyes setting up of 400 charging points in 120 cities. She said... 

Russia, China closing military gap with US, Hagel says

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Russia and China are increasingly closing the technology gap with the US military by developing weapons systems that challenge traditional US advantages, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Hagel was speaking Wednesday to members of the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance at a conference on defense innovation,... 

US scientists working on mind-controlled drones for military use

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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle University researchers in Texas say they are designing a new type of drone, one that could be controlled simply and only with a soldier’s mind. If successful, the project would allow soldiers to command future drones in ways beyond simple navigational commands. While troops would be able to order a drone... 

US hypersonic weapon mission aborted after launch

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This US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) artists rendering shows the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2). Technical complication has resulted in the termination of a mission to test a US hypersonic weapon and the destruction of the weapon itself. The weapon, known as the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, which was developed by Sandia National... 

China to develop Supersonic Submarine that could reach US in 2 hours

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Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours may sound like a fantasy, but China believes it’s figured out how to design an underwater vehicle that can make the idea a reality. More worryingly, though, is the possibility that the technology will be used to develop even more dangerous weaponry. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP),... 

Iran completes Missile Defense System similar to Russian S-300

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This is the first photo of Iran’s homegrown Bavar-373 missile defense system. Iran has finished manufacturing a homegrown missile defense system, which is as powerful as the S-300 system that Russia refused to deliver to the Islamic Republic. The Fars news agency published on Friday the first images of the long-range Bavar-373 missile defense system, saying... 

Completion of Australia’s largest solar plant at risk

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Mildura Solar Power Station Silex Systems, the company constructing Australia’s biggest solar plant, has suspended its funding following reports the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) could be scaled back or done away with altogether. The 100-megawatt Mildura Solar Concentrator Power Station, a $70 million project in Victoria, was supposed to provide electricity... 

Scientists develop self-assembling robot

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A team of engineers from Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed an affordable self-assembling robot. The android is made of a sheet of composite paper, which has had different parts, including hinges, motors, batteries, and a microcontroller, installed upon it. Having been fitted with the batteries, the automaton starts to... 

NASA releases amazing HD footage of ‘Flying Saucer’

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The US space agency released a spectacular video detailing the testing of an interplanetary landing system, which is designed to place more massive payloads on the surface of Mars, as it hurtled toward Earth. In the cosmic quest to explore the surface of Mars, NASA is attempting to devise technologies that will allow it to deliver heavy payloads to the mysterious... 

Human-dependent android hitching across Canada

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A human-dependent android has been set on a hitchhiking trip across Canada in search for an answer to an uncanny query. Put together from household items, “hitchbot” started its journey on July 27 in Canada’s Atlantic port city of Halifax on a mission designed by McMaster University experts. The project aims to see if robots can trust humans, “hitchbot”... 

Futuristic new Russian streetcar revealed

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Russian cities that want to develop their public transit systems will soon have a stellar option to buy. A sleek new black streetcar looks like something Darth Vader would pilot in Star Wars and promises new levels of comfort and safety to commuters. The R1, or Russia One, was developed by a subsidiary of Uralvagonzavod, a company best known for producing advanced... 

US Navy unveils electromagnetic railgun prototypes

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Prototypes of the US Navy’s much vaunted electromagnetic railguns were unveiled this week. The new technology, capable of firing projectiles at up to 5,600 miles per hour, is set to revolutionize naval warfare. The Navy demonstrated two working railgun prototypes aboard the USS Millinocket in San Diego, developed by the Office of Naval Research. The high-tech... 

UK to produce self-healing transformer drones by 2040

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Future aircraft should be able to heal themselves in flight, include 3D printers that could produce mini-drones during a mission, and even use a ‘transformer’ technology, believes BAE Systems claiming all of this could become a reality by 2040. Scientists and engineers from the British defense company BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defense believe that... 

Woman electrocuted and killed in Australia by faulty Phone Charger

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A Filipino mother-of-two was killed while talking on a phone that was plugged into a faulty charger. The incident has been called a “wake-up call” by authorities who warned against the use of knock-offs as they pose a serious risk of electrocution. Sheryl Aldeguer, 28, who had come to North Gosford, Australia to work as a nurse, was found dead in her apartment... 
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