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China Unveils World’s Fastest Supercomputer

China has scored a win in the race to achieve mega computing power, by unveiling a new system that is twice as faster than anything else available right now. Tianhe-2 was unveiled at the end of last month by the … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Update on NASA’s Orion Program

Supported by team members across the nation, the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Colorado is leading the development effort as NASA’s prime contractor for the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle. Image credit: NASA SOURCE: NASA – A NASA-Industry Team Effort.

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GRAPHIC: Total Solar Eclipse 2008

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VIDEO REPORT: Speaker Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Deep Space Industries plans on mining asteroids in space by the year 2015

Deep Space Industries, a newly established private company, has announced it plans to deploy a mining company into space by the year 2015 with the goal of extracting raw materials from nearby asteroids. The asteroids are believed to contain gases … Continue reading

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Large Sinkhole Swallows 3 Story Building in South China

Sinkhole swallows buildings in Guangzhou A large sinkhole has appeared next to the construction site of an underground rail station in Guangzhou, Southern China. The hole appeared in the ground next to the boundary of the construction site on the … Continue reading

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USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) will be equipped with four Rolls-Royce Axial-Flow Waterjet Mk-1 engines

The Office of Naval Research recently announced that USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) will be equipped with four Rolls-Royce Axial-Flow Waterjet Mk-1 engines, which they claim will both improve performance and reduce required maintenance over the life of the ship. According … Continue reading

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Dirty Money cost China $3.8 trillion USD from 2000-2011

China has lost US$3.79 trillion over the past decade in money smuggled out of the country, a massive amount that could weaken its economy and create instability, according to a new report. And the outflow – much of it from … Continue reading

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Earth’s Space junk and the Kessler Syndrome

Last month DoD released an updated space policy that officials said reflects how the environment has changed in recent years, specifically the emergence of non-state threats and the growing amount of derelict rockets and satellites — “space junk” — in … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: The Human Role in Global Climate Change

Proof of How Humans Effect Global Climate Change from GREGinSD on Vimeo. Produced by WPSU (a PBS affiliate) and the Rock Ethics Institute, this short film reviews the current state of scientific understanding about the human influences on climate change … Continue reading

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