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China poses threats to U.S. through technology transfers

July 22, 2018

China’s systematic technology transfers through industrial espionage, state-sponsored theft and infiltrating academia are acts of war and should be combated aggressively, experts and members of Congress said Thursday.

China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US, top CIA expert says

July 22, 2018

Beijing doesn't want to go to war, a top CIA expert on Asia said, but the current communist government, under President Xi Jinping, is subtly working on multiple fronts to undermine the U.S. in ways that are different than the more well-publicized activities being employed by Russia.

Spooky Action: Sorting Hype from Reality in China's Quantum-Tech Quest

July 20, 2018

In its quest to offset U.S. techno-strategic advantages, China aspires to emerge as a “science and technology superpower” and leap ahead in quantum science through a new national megaproject. From the launch of the world’s first quantum satellite to setting a new world record with the entanglement of eighteen qubits, which reflects notable progress towards a future quantum computer, China’s advances are impressive.

Neutrino From Supermassive Black Hole in Another Galaxy Detected in Antarctica

July 19, 2018

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, uncountable trillions of neutrinos have passed through your body. These ghostly particles rain down on us from the sun, but also from sources outside our solar system. Just a tiny fraction of neutrinos will run into anything on Earth, but scientists just detected one from outside our galaxy for the first time ever.

NASA Television, Website to Air Critical Conversations on Science in Space

July 19, 2018

The seventh annual International Space Station Research & Development Conference will highlight discoveries and opportunities in microgravity research, human health in space, biology and medicine, physical sciences and materials development, and commercialization and nongovernmental use of the space station.

In a blog post, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Android is open and promotes competition.

July 19, 2018

Today, the European Commission issued a competition decision against Android, and its business model. The decision ignores the fact that Android phones compete with iOS phones, something that 89 percent of respondents to the Commission’s own market survey confirmed. It also misses just how much choice Android provides to thousands of phone makers and mobile network operators who build and sell Android devices...

EU Fines Google $5.1B for Abuse of Power

July 19, 2018

Google and the European Union are certainly not on friendly terms right now, and haven't been for quite some time. That's because Google's business practices are being called into question and the search giant isn't winning any arguments. The latest focus of the EU is Android, and the result is a huge fine and demand for change.

How does the U.S. stack up in global 5G readiness?

July 18, 2018

China and Korea are more prepared to deploy 5G than the U.S. is, according to a report conducted by Analysys Mason and Recon Analytics and commissioned by trade association CTIA. Report authors developed a “5G Readiness Index” based on how nations are allocating 5G spectrum and shaping policies related to infrastructure deployment.

The U.S. just took a key step to making 5G smartphones a reality

July 17, 2018

It's completely understandable why you might overlook the news that the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a pair of high-band frequency spectrum auctions later this year. But if you are among the 77 percent of Americans who own a smartphone or you wish your home broadband speeds were faster, this is an important development.

NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip

July 17, 2018

With its last shuttle flight seven years ago this month, NASA has been paying Russia up to $82 million a seat to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. But that contract is up at the end of next year. "NASA is considering potential options, but it does not have a contingency plan for ensuring uninterrupted U.S. access,"...

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