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China has allegedly succeeded in creating a new method of producing the highly-explosive CL-20 that makes it five times more shock resistant . his could lead to large-scale mass production of the explosive that could be incorporated into various Chinese projectiles and missiles. despite CL-20s' potent explosive power, its relative instability, especially regarding shock resistance, has, thus far, limited its applications. To this end, according to the SCMP, the Chinese research team turned to cutting-edge nanotechnology to enable the synthesis of CL-20 composites with exceptional stability (thereby reducing its cost).


@marich01 . Where do we stand here . I know DRDO was working on CL20 based on media reports few years back .
 
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China has allegedly succeeded in creating a new method of producing the highly-explosive CL-20 that makes it five times more shock resistant . his could lead to large-scale mass production of the explosive that could be incorporated into various Chinese projectiles and missiles. despite CL-20s' potent explosive power, its relative instability, especially regarding shock resistance, has, thus far, limited its applications. To this end, according to the SCMP, the Chinese research team turned to cutting-edge nanotechnology to enable the synthesis of CL-20 composites with exceptional stability (thereby reducing its cost).


@marich01 . Where do we stand here . I know DRDO was working on CL20 based on media reports few years back .
we developed it some good 5 years ago.
 

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A space solar power prototype that was launched into orbit in January is operational and has demonstrated its ability to wirelessly transmit power in space and to beam detectable power to Earth for the first time.


 
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Suzuki Motor Corp, a prominent Japanese automaker, announced that it has successfully forged a partnership with SkyDrive Inc to embark on the production of groundbreaking “flying cars.”


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The Australian startup Loam Bio has created a microbial fungi-seed coating to enhance agricultural crops' ability to store carbon in soil. wants to use fungi to boost soil health and help keep carbon in the ground. , raised A$155 million, or around $100 million recently .

 

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The first Indian scientist to join CERN was recently recognized with India's highest honor for overseas citizens. Along with her team, Archana Sharma developed the detectors that would go on to help physicists discover and study the Higgs boson.

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American wafer fabrication equipment manufacturer Lam Research has come up with Coronus DX, which can, in a single step, deposit a proprietary layer of protective film on both sides of the wafer edge that will help prevent defects and damage that can often occur during advanced semiconductor manufacturing. increases yield and enables chipmakers to implement new leading-edge processes for the production of next-generation chips.

 
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Volkswagen’s battery division PowerCo develops pathbreaking tech for cell production – dry coating of battery cells claimed to save about 30% energy, 15% of floor space required and millions of euros in production costs .

 
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Google DeepMind claims RoboCat is a self-improving AI agent for robotics. It learns to perform a wide range of tasks across different arms and then generates new training data on its own to improve itself. According to Google DeepMind, RoboCat is the first agent to perform and adapt to multiple tasks and to do the same across different real robots.

 

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China has allegedly succeeded in creating a new method of producing the highly-explosive CL-20 that makes it five times more shock resistant . his could lead to large-scale mass production of the explosive that could be incorporated into various Chinese projectiles and missiles. despite CL-20s' potent explosive power, its relative instability, especially regarding shock resistance, has, thus far, limited its applications. To this end, according to the SCMP, the Chinese research team turned to cutting-edge nanotechnology to enable the synthesis of CL-20 composites with exceptional stability (thereby reducing its cost).


@marich01 . Where do we stand here . I know DRDO was working on CL20 based on media reports few years back .
About the same power as AFX-757 and a little less than AFX-777 and way less than PAX-28.

 
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Top 10 emerging technologies for 2023 by a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.

1. Flexible Batteries: Thin and flexible batteries made of lightweight materials that can be bent, twisted, and stretched. According to the paper, they have uses in smartwatches, biomedical sensors, flexible displays, and medical wearables.

2. Generative Artificial Intelligence: Generative AI has the remarkable ability to produce fresh and unique content by assimilating extensive datasets. Its significance was amplified with the public release of ChatGPT.


3. Sustainable Aviation Fuel: The aviation industry is responsible for a significant portion of annual global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from both biological sources, such as biomass, and non-biological sources, such as CO2, holds promise as an alternative solution to decarbonise the industry in the short to medium term.

4. Designer Phages: Phages are viruses that selectively infect specific types of bacteria. Equipped with increasingly sophisticated genetic engineering tools, scientists can now reprogramme phages to target the bacteria of their choosing, including those in plants, animals, and humans.

5. Metaverse for Mental Health: Shared virtual spaces are being built to improve mental health. The integration of advanced wearables capable of providing tactile sensations and responding to the user's emotional state, combined with the future metaverse, holds great potential for answering growing mental health crisis.

6. Wearable Plant Sensors: Now, small, non-invasive sensors can be attached to plants, allowing for continuous monitoring of temperature, humidity, moisture and nutrient levels, thereby cutting costs, improving plant health and increasing yields.

7. Spatial Omics: Spatial omics allows scientists to “see” biological processes at the molecular level inside cells by combining advanced imaging techniques with the specificity of DNA sequencing. This innovative technology has the potential to reveal previously unobservable biological structures and events, and help researchers develop new treatments for complex diseases.

8. Flexible Neural Electronics: Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) establish a direct line of communication between the brain and external computers or devices. In the medical field, BMIs hold promise for treating various conditions - such as the treatment of epilepsy, depression or paralysis, the report says.

9. Sustainable Computing: Net zero-energy data centres will become a reality, the report says, thanks to the fusion of several technologies, generally referred to as "sustainable computing", including liquid cooling systems, AI analytics, and modular data centres.

10. AI-Facilitated Healthcare: The focus of the paper is on how AI can help the entire healthcare system, from tracking pandemic outbreaks to cutting down on hospital wait times.
 

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The Ukrainian army is modernizing the T-72M1 and T-64BV tanks. The Ukrainian army began the modernization of the T-72M1 and T-64BV tanks. Earlier, Poland handed over to Ukraine T-72M tanks, which are an export version of the T-72A tank developed in 1979. The export version of the tank is distinguished by the device of the collective protection system and shells. Also, the T-72M received a monolithic turret armor instead of a combined one. The Ukrainian army is modernizing tanks, equipping them with dynamic protection and anti-cumulative gratings, and other improvements are being carried out, but there is no data on them yet.

 

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European Space Agency is all set to launch a new mission aimed at exploring the composition and evolution of the dark universe, a part of the cosmos we are unable to see. Euclid space telescope will observe billions of galaxies out to 10 billion light-years, across mo Scientists hope to better understand the role of gravity and the nature of dark energy and dark matter with the new flying observatory.re than a third of the sky, and try to reveal how the Universe has expanded and how the structure has formed over cosmic history.

 
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