UAE to open Arab world’s first nuclear power plant – an annotated infographic

The United Arab Emirates is due to commission the Arab world’s first nuclear power station in 2018. The Barakah plant’s four reactors are expected to supply up to 25 percent of the UAE’s electricity needs by 2020. As reported by E&T news in October last year, Saudi Arabia intends to begin the first reactor casing pouring in 2018 on two power plants with a capacity up to 2.8GW. The conservative Gulf Kingdom, which has a population of 32 million, is thought to hold 18 per cent of the world’s total crude oil reserves and has long been the world’s top … Continue reading UAE to open Arab world’s first nuclear power plant – an annotated infographic

Singapore to test done delivery system with help from Airbus – an annotated infographic

To explore how delivery drones could be used, Singapore has turned to Airbus to test a drone delivery service. The Skyways project aims to use drones to provide an efficient delivery service of small parcels to staff and students across the campus of the National University of Singapore. If the university test is successful, the system could be extended to service ships anchored in the Port of Singapore. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Singapore to test done delivery system with help from Airbus – an annotated infographic

Chinese warship spotted with possible electromagnetic railgun – an annotated infographic

Photos circulating online appear to show the first experimental deployment of a new “supergun” aboard a Chinese warship, fuelling speculation that the weapon could be an electromagnetic railgun. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Chinese warship spotted with possible electromagnetic railgun – an annotated infographic