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Tencent, headed by Pony Ma Huateng, has seen its stock price soar nearly 120 per cent so far this year. The Shenzhen-based company reported third quarter net income rose 69 per cent on year, beating market estimates. Earnings were boosted by its…
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China will install about 54 gigawatts of solar-power capacity in 2017 which is about 80% more than most forecasters had predicted at the beginning of 2017. “The amount of rooftop solar plants and projects aimed at easing poverty were more than expected…
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Around 2000, the US Department of Defense expected China to deploy the DF-41 missile between 2005 and 2010. The three-stage solid-fuel DF-41 is larger than the DF-31 missile, and has a range of up to 13,000-15000 kilometers. The DF-41 has ten warhead MIRV…
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Big Internet (Google, Facebook) and Big Cable and Big Telecom already had net advantages and sold advantages to those willing to pay for it. How will the pending FCC ditching of net neutrality make things worse ? FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon…
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On average it takes about 50,000 bullets to kill one soldier. Soldier have protection and are working together to avoid getting killed. A bullet costs about 50 cents. It costs about $25000 to kill each soldier. It costs less to kill civilian soft targets.…
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War on the Rocks has an article about how the US is looking for home run technology that will provide long term military dominance. This is called the “Third Offset”. The First Offset was nuclear weapons. The second offset was precision weapons.…
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D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s leader in quantum computing systems and software, announced major upgrades coming to the D-Wave 2000QTM quantum computer in the first quarter of 2018. Two of the most powerful new capabilities are reverse annealing and…
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For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was…
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Foresight Institute’s Vision Weekend, Dec 2-3, SF You may apply the code “THENEXTBIGFUTURE” for a 50% discount when purchasing your Vision Weekend ticket. (This is a Foresight member-only event, so if you’re not a member already, join when registering.)…
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1. Universe Today -Triton’s Arrival was Chaos for the Rest of Neptune’s Moons A recent study offers a possible explanation as to why Neptune’s system of satellites differs from those of other gas giants; it also indicates that Neptune’s proximity to the…
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