Daily Archives: June 16, 2011

China Unveils Space Station; Smaller than ISS and Plans to Launch in 2020

The China Manned Space Engineering Office unveiled the first model of its planned space station this week, something that it hopes to take out into the black by 2020. At a mere 60 tons, the entire facility is much smaller … Continue reading

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The Post-American World

In his 2008 international bestseller The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria wrote, “The future is already here.” If there were any doubts as to the veracity of that claim, the whirlwind events of the last three years have settled them. Even … Continue reading

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Age of America nears end; China’s economy projected by the IMF to surpass the U.S. in 2016

According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China’s economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 — just five years from now. It provides a painful context for the budget wrangling taking place in Washington right now. … Continue reading

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