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Majority of Global indexes show innovation is diffusing all over the world, from Europe and US towards Asia,

South Korea is still the world’s most innovative economy ,South Korea topped the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index list for the second year in a row, followed by Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Singapore, Japan, Denmark, the United States and Israel. South Korea with a score of 89.00 topped the world in R&D …

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Disruptive technologies, Doctrinal innovation and Nuclear modernization under Third Offset Strategy to sustain America’s military dominance for the 21st century

In an Aug. 17 memorandum from Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Michael Kratsios, deputy assistant to the president in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Trump administration outlines its technology-related research and development priorities for fiscal year 2019. It calls for Agencies …

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Growing counterfeit and pirated products demand stricter IPR law enforcement, protection of intellectual property is important for promoting innovation and creativity says EU.

In our increasingly knowledge-based economies, the protection of intellectual property is important for promoting innovation and creativity, developing employment, and improving competitiveness, says EU. The European Commission works to harmonise laws relating to industrial property rights in EU countries to avoid barriers to trade and to create efficient EU-wide systems …

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UK identifies transformational technologies for 2030 in commercial shipping, ocean space exploitation and naval operations

A team from Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ and the University of Southampton in the U.K, has looked towards the future of technology and provided a glimpse of the future these evolving technologies may provide by 2030 in their report “Global Marine Technology Trends 2030.” As humanity is faced with challenges, such …

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Microbial Fuel Cell (MFCs) becoming capable to provide continuous sustainable energy to power wireless ensors networks and underwater sensors

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs), generate electric energy by converting chemical energy from organic compounds through catalytic reactions by microorganisms. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are envisioned as one of the most promising alternative renewable energy sources because they can generate electric current continuously while treating waste. While these cells individually produce …

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Global Initiatives for managing threat of ageing societies though new technologies, relevant policies and programs

People today are living longer and generally healthier lives, thanks to advancements in public health, medicine, and economic development. The number of older people globally is expected to double by 2050, reaching two billion- more than one-fifth of the global population. And by 2050 there will be more people aged …

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US Army’s EMARSS system is a low-risk, low-cost enhanced ISR platform collecting, analysing and providing real-time intelligence information to war fighters instantly.

The EMARSS system consists of a King Air 350ER aircraft equipped with an electro-optic/infra-red (EO/IR) sensor, communications intelligence collection system, an aerial precision geolocation system, line-of-site tactical and beyond line-of-site communications suites, two Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) workstations and a self-protection suite. The EMARSS contributes to filling critical gaps …

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USAF developing Lidar and Radar based wind sensors and mission planning system for precise airdrop delivery and gunship munition trajectories

The United States Air Force core missions of rapid global mobility and global strike share a need for timely and accurate wind knowledge for successful mission execution. Uncertainty in the winds between aircraft and ground can cause large errors in many of these operations. To mitigate threat risk and improve …

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Militaries evolved from Threat to Capability based planning (CBP) after cold war era; now need Threat cum Capability planning to achieve national security objectives.

After the end of cold war, a new process for Defence planning was developed known as Capability-Based Planning (CBP). Capability-Based Planning was officially introduced into the U.S. military establishment in the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). “A capability-based strategy [is] one that focuses less on who might threaten us or …

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Researchers Creating Air and Water Drones that can carry search-and-rescue operations, inspect underwater structures and defuze underwater mines

In recent years, a number of groups have begun researching and building vehicles that can smoothly transition from water to air and back again.   Among these new platforms are the Naviator, a multicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from Rutgers School of Engineering, a quadrotor called CRACUNS built by Johns …

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