Next Big Future
Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology
January 20, 2017
Technology for making Death Star Sized Structures will have technical feasibility in the next 20 years
The first Death Star had a diameter of between 140 and 160 kilometers. The second Death Star's d...
Successful healthcare systems in Israel, Singapore and others could teach the US to lower health costs by two to four times while getting better results
The United States should copy and adapt an improved healthcare system based upon analysis of interna...
Philippines will attend China's One Belt One Road conference in May where there will be the announcement of many new deals
Philippine President Duterte will visit China in May to attend the One Belt One Road conference. Wh...
Texas oil land grab and US crude oil production projected to pass 10 million bpd by 2021
US domestic oil production remains in a deep two-year slump because of the low oil prices. However,...
DARPA makes progress on paper and polymer drones that degrade in days after delivering cargo
DARPA will take a page from Mission Impossible. Mission Impossible had messages on tape or disc that...
January 19, 2017
Creating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons
Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical e...
Chip-sized, high-speed terahertz modulator raises possibility of faster data transmission
Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at teraher...
Climate scientists know that emissions cannot be reduced to prevent more than 2 degree global change so will geoengineering get serious attention
In 2008 some climate scientiss said that the world had 100 months to enact drastic anti-global warmi...
Lightweight Car production with disruptive 3D print process
Engineers at The University of Nottingham are developing lightweight automotive components using new...
Russia developing hypersonic weapons expects breakthroughs in combat laser and electromagneticweapons
Russia is developing hypersonic weapons by using new materials, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri...
Graphene superconductivity activated which could enable new electronic devices and faster computers
Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to ac...
Tri-Alpha Fusion spending $500 million to develop commercial fusion by 2027
Michl Binderbauer is chief technology officer for a startup called Tri Alpha Energy that is making a...
We only stop or reduce the use of materials when we swap in something better or something that is toxic is banned
While some scientists believe that the world can achieve significant dematerialization through impro...
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