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(PDF) Concept of an Accelerator-Driven Advanced Nuclear Energy System
This is that chinese ASDR concept using solid micrograins as a pumpable solid coolant that doubles as the neutron spallation target for the particle accelerator. Apparently there were concerns over the thermal shock from a beam trip event requiring a more robust neutron target.
china  ADANES  ADSR  accelerator  driven  subcritical  nuclear  reactor  solid  grain  cooling  coolant  neturon  spallation  target 
6 weeks ago by asteroza
China Unveils Cloud-tech Platform to Serve Commercial Space Industry---Chinese Academy of Sciences
China pushing essentially a national commercial space and geospatial industry support platform. Good for scrappy startups that want to offload business functions and focus on their core businesses, rockets and satellite data.
china  cloud  newspace  support  platform  service  SaaS 
11 weeks ago by asteroza
Meet the "Nimble Sparrow-H"
Looks like Boeing's strut braced wing concept...
china  general  aviation  research  technology  strut  braced  wing  hydrogen  green 
march 2019 by asteroza
China to test magnetized plasma artillery - China Military
Seems to be plasma drag reduction on projectile sabot in the barrel?
china  military  artillery  research  plasma  drag  reduction  sabot  projectile  gun  hypersonic 
march 2019 by asteroza
Characterization of a filovirus (Měnglà virus) from Rousettus bats in China | Nature Microbiology
Mengla, a new filovirus like Ebola or Marburg, found in southern chinese bats. This will not end well.
health  medicine  filovirus  ebola  china 
january 2019 by asteroza
贵州冠宇科技有限公司—智慧校园解决方案
guizhou guanyu technology company limited, makers of RFID embedded school uniforms for tracking students. Normally this is RFID, and facial recognition cameras at doorways with long range RFID readers to confirm the student is wearing the uniform, but there's talk of GPS tracking as well?
china  RFID  school  uniform  tracking  monitoring  surveillance  student 
december 2018 by asteroza
Facial recognition used to analyze students' classroom behaviors - People's Daily Online
So, if this was genuinely detecting disinterest and confusion emotions, then this would be a effective means of improving education methods and teacher styles via direct feedback, but since this is also being used for surveillance as well...
china  AI  facial  expression  machine  computer  vision  emotion  detection  recognition  education  learning  school  management  surveillance 
may 2018 by asteroza
👼Ąż杏 on Twitter: "TIL about "摇步器" - a swinging cradle to fake step motions for your smartphone. aka "gaming a system, illustrated"… "
For cheating at the "10K steps a day" tracking for improved social credit scores in china. Apparently some of the insurance companies are providing them as well?
china  social  credit  system  fitness  step  tracker  cheat  cheating  摇步器  smartphone  tilt  rocking  cradle 
may 2018 by asteroza
上海帝仪科技有限公司官网
So here is the company that makes the high speed train engineer brainwave surveillance cap, allegedly as a break time minimizer...
china  brain  brainwave  EEG  emotion  surveillance 
may 2018 by asteroza
CTS Slabs
interesting honeycomb design here, with huge area brazed tube welds, and rockwool stuffing for insulation
china  broad  group  core  tube  slab  honeycomb  brazed  welding  steel  metal  rockwool  rock  wool  basalt  fiber 
february 2018 by asteroza
GLXSS
Chinese company doing facial recognition type AR smartglasses
china  AR  smartglasses  facial  face  recognition  police  hardware  electronics  devices  HMD 
february 2018 by asteroza
China Unveils New Unmanned Surface Vehicle, Claimed to Be the World’s Fastest | The Diplomat
Tianxing-1 , a high speed USV. A first glance you get the false impression it's a hovertank, but it's just a RHIB USV, I think...
china  military  USV  hybrid  electric  RHIIB 
december 2017 by asteroza
In China, an e-commerce giant builds the world's biggest delivery drone | Popular Science
JD.com, a competitor to Alibaba and Amazon, will start flying drones with a 1-ton payload in a 11,500-square-mile testing area in Shaanxi, China.
china  cargo  UAV  drone  hexacopter 
october 2017 by asteroza
LinkSpace
New Line-1 is a new smallsat launcher, 100kg to SSO, looks a whole lot like Falcon-9 down to the grid fins and fishbone landing legs on the first stage. $4.6mil for expendable at 200Kg payload, half price (payload weight?) for reusable launch.
china  newspace  smallsat  rocket  launcher  reusable 
september 2017 by asteroza
Technology Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved.
CASIC subsidiary selling KZ-11/CZ-11 commercial launch services. KZ-11 is a commercialized version of a PLA DF-31 series solid ICBM.
CASIC  china  solid  rocket  launch  commercial  newspace  space  ICBM 
september 2017 by asteroza
Terark/terarkdb: TerarkDB is a high performance database with the best compression
interesting database using context aware compression with point accessible zip formatting to boost random reads, normally runs as a RocksDB compatible submodule/engine
china  dabatase  software  RocksDB  engine  compressed  data  compression  point  accessible  ZIP 
june 2017 by asteroza
Memblaze
Chinese NVMe maker outfitting the likes of Baidu. Seems to provide great performance for the money, and high capacity FHHL PCIe cards.
china  NVME  PCIe  PCIexpress  HHHL  FHHL  card  form  factor  U.2  flash  NAND  storage  hardware  electronics  devices 
june 2017 by asteroza
Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd.
JILIN series of video surveillance satellites, plan is 60 smallsat constellation with 4K video for near realtime continuous earth coverage
china  small  form  factor  satellite  smallsat  video  surveillance  constellation  earth  observation  space 
june 2017 by asteroza
Chinese researchers achieve breakthrough in nuclear energy - China.org.cn
So the main trick behind ADANES is using a tungsten grain based solid neutron spallation target that pumps like a liquid, giving fluid properties but solid heat capabilities (to better survive beam trip transients), and the potential to be a windowless particle beam target (improving lifetime).
china  ADS  ADSR  ADANES  accelerator  driven  subcritical  nuclear  reactor  power  generator  tungsten  grain  neutron  spallation  target  proton  accelerator  particle  Delicious 
june 2017 by asteroza
China's Mini-Drone Packs a Heavyweight Punch
20lbs loitering munition/drone, 40mph/9 milerange/1 hour endurance, 6lbs warhead. Actually man portable. If this ever gets swarming capabilities everyone is toast, since this is for export.
china  UAV  drone  loitering  munition  military  attack  weapon  CH-901  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
China to Build First Marine Nuclear Power Platform
Result of the russian cooperation agreement? Because it looks awfully similar...
china  nuclear  power  generator  barge  floating  marine  structure  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Production of transgenic beef cattle rich in n-3 PUFAs by somatic cell nuclear transfer - Online First - Springer
So they gene spliced omega3 production helping genes from nematodes in to cattle, to make beef healthier like fish.
china  genetic  engineering  GM  modified  cattle  beef  omega3  fatty  acid  food  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
China ready to construct floating nuclear power plant|Politics|News|WantChinaTimes.com
Oh ho, stuffing nuke barges into the artificial island harbor lagoons in the south china sea? Yeah, that'll pretty much cement (no pun intended) their land claims since no sane person would want to do an island assault to take back the islands.
china  floating  nuclear  power  generator  barge  powerplant  research  technology  marine  engineering  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Rusatom Overseas and CNNC New Energy (China) signed Memorandum on the Project for Development of Floating Nuclear Power Plants
Oh this is kinda big. Factory built reactor power barges that can be relocated easily, and repossessed if the lease is up...
russia  china  floating  NPP  power  generator  nuclear  reactor  barge  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Bubbles | Orproject
Someone wants to bubble dome city parks in china, using PTFE films.
beijing  china  PTFE  thin  film  bubble  dome  city  infrastructure  concept  design  Delicious 
february 2014 by asteroza
Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal | World news | guardian.co.uk
22mx286Km though it isn't made obvious if this will be a sea level canal, or a lock based canal. If the description of going through Lake Nicaragua is correct, it probably is a lock based canal though. Lake Nicaragua is probably screwed as far as brackish water contamination, but there already is invasion of freshwater tolerant ocean species anyways plus heavy sewage contamination, so it's hard to say if it will actually be worse.
Panama  megaengineering  Nicaragua  canal  megaproject  china  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
1211.5412v1.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Interesting chinese work on using EoL C-band transmitter GEO satellites that have drifted off-plane as a pseudo-GPS system with potentially equivalent performance to GPS at substantially lower cost. I assume there will also be a terrestrial repeater network, likely cellular tower based, for improvements in urban canyon environments. The interesting question is will any existing satellite operator be wiling to rent their EoL but still operable satellites, as this can be considered part of a military weapons and navigation system potentially. The alternative is chinese GEO sats having the capability baked in to improve usefulness at EoL. They only need 4 SIGSO sats and 2 GEO sats for the minimum constellation, ostensibly covering mainland china.
cost  low  system  position  terrestrial  navigation  recycling  reuse  satellite  GEO  SIGSO  CAPS  COMPASS  china  Delicious 
november 2012 by asteroza
China plans nuclear deep-sea mining base (Wired UK)
Uh, must be doing teleops for robotic recovery of seabed nodules (perhaps via daughter submersibles), because anything else would be easier to suck up to a surface barge
china  underwater  ocean  sea  seafloor  seabed  mineral  nodule  mining  nuclear  submarine  sub  hardware  electronics  devices  vessel  ship  transportation  platform  structure  offshore  marine  Delicious 
july 2012 by asteroza
Replacements, Ltd.
Apparently these guys are legendary for finding obscure tableware, and at reasonable prices. They sell and buy too.
china  stoneware  glass  glassware  silver  silverware  utensil  stainless  palte  cup  kitchen  dining  room  hardware  online  shop  replacement  service  Delicious 
may 2012 by asteroza
Taobao to offer beautiful Tao Girls personally delivering Internet goods, Ingenious! | ChinaHush
Amazon ain't gonna be topping this anytime soon. Surprised the japanese didn't think of this first...
china  Taobao  internet  shop  model  girl  personal  item  delivery  service  Delicious 
may 2012 by asteroza
Block China Web Traffic IP Addresses and Chinese Hackers
While I feel using country specific netblock blocking is like using a bazooka to kill a fly, some people feel it does have its usefulness...
tricks  tips  sysadmin  security  nigeria  russia  china  country  netblock  address  list  block  IP  network  blacklist  Delicious 
april 2012 by asteroza
China's first solar chimney plant starts operating in desert
Wow, China is operating one of the few currently active solar updraft towers in existence! Getting modern operational experience? Using local sand as the heat absorbing medium, and having acutating shutters/doors on the collector periphery to use local wind flow to augment the heat rise flow are good tricks.
china  mongolia  solar  updraft  tower  chimney  wind  turbine  power  generator  green  energy  Delicious 
october 2011 by asteroza
Chinese Bullet Trains Carry "Black Box" Controls - IEEE Spectrum
The fact that certain control equipment supplied by Hitachi was used, potentially blindly, in both the high speed trains that crashed as well as in the new nuclear reactors is a cause for concern...
system  control  blackbox  IP  protection  china  Hitachi  japan  Delicious 
october 2011 by asteroza
Online Journal of Space Communication
Vaguely serious calls for study work, but even the chinese admit defeat in the key area of launch cost reduction, even if everything else works out.
china  CAST  SBSP  SSP  SPS  solar  powerbeaming  satellite  research  power  beaming  Delicious 
october 2011 by asteroza
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