Magnet powerful enough to pick up an aircraft carrier to help ITER kickstart fusion

Magnet powerful enough to pick up an aircraft carrier to help ITER kickstart fusion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fusion promises to give the world limitless amounts of clean green energy, but first we have to get a working prototype reactor …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you had the world’s most sophisticated drone wouldn’t full hunter-killer automation be too tempting to ignore?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently the United Nations announced that they believed they’d...

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The US Military just put out a contract for the world’s first flying aircraft carriers

The US Military just put out a contract for the world’s first flying aircraft carriers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fast and dramatic advancements in the field of drones and autonomous warfare are calling the role of traditional aircraft carriers into question, and one day they could be replaced entirely.   Earlier this week the US Department of Defense (DOD) announced it wants the ability...

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British Aerospace unveils the world’s first laser deflector shield concept

British Aerospace unveils the world’s first laser deflector shield concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plenty of companies are developing new laser and direct energy weapons systems but none have ever managed to create one, that might be about to change.   Deflector shields are the stuff of science fiction – whether it’s the rippling green shields that saw off...

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New era of hypersonic warfare forces the Pentagon to rethink its strategy

New era of hypersonic warfare forces the Pentagon to rethink its strategy

Experts around the world agree that we could be entering an era of Cold War 2.0, and that’s bad news Foreign states such as China and Russia are developing high-speed, highly manoeuvrable weapons and drones and the Pentagon and US Pacific Command want weapons to counter them said Doug Graham, Vice President of Missile Systems and Advanced Programs for...

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US defense contractors announce directed energy weapons are ready for prime time

US defense contractors announce directed energy weapons are ready for prime time

Directed energy weapons are coming of age For years, the Pentagon has pursued the dream of directed energy weapons, laser weapons, that could defeat a foes arsenal of weapons –  from small inflatable ribs and tanks to ICBM’s and hypersonic drones – for pennies when compared with the expensive multi...

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