batteriesNanotube film enabling ten times higher energy lithium metal batteries

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Thin nanotube films effectively stop dendrites that grow naturally from unprotected lithium metal anodes in batteries. Over time, these tentacle-like dendrites can pierce the battery’s electrolyte core and reach the cathode, causing the battery to fail. That problem has mostly …

boring companyBoring Machine reaches other side of LA tunnel

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Elon Musk announced that the Boring Company completed the LA/Hawthorne tunnel. The tunneling machine broke through to the other side. pic.twitter.com/TQhb9hQRxQ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2018 Congratulations @BoringCompany on completing the LA/Hawthorne tunnel! Cutting edge technology! pic.twitter.com/80WbSQekCQ — …

elon muskSpaceX going all in to launch unmanned BFR to Mars by 2022

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All SpaceX rocket development decisions are to accelerate the earliest completion of the SpaceX BFR. SpaceX will no longer divert resources to make the Falcon 9 second stage reusable. The second stage modification for a mini-BFR will enable low-cost testing …

nasaNASA may try to kill SLS around 2022 after another $16 billion is spent

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Stephen Jurczyk, NASA’s associate administrator, told Business Insider at The Economist Space Summit that NASA will think about retiring Space Launch System (SLS) if SpaceX BFR or Blue Origin New Glenn are online. This will mean another $16 billion will …

future10-qubit quantum integrated circuit prototype in silicon by 2022

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The Silicon Quantum Electronics Workshop will have 200 researchers sharing insights and technology advancements about building the world’s first silicon quantum computer. NSW university has set up a Quantum Computer Company Silicon Quantum Computing Pty. Ltd. (SQC) is working to …

crisprControlling genome editing with nanomagnets

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A moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that cause diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Above -Rice University bioengineers use a magnetic field to activate nanoparticle-attached baculoviruses in a tissue. The viruses, …

darpaOpFires Hypersonic Boost Glide program will have test launches from 2020-2022

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DARPA and the US Army Operational Fires (OpFires) program will develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched hypersonic boost-glide weapons to penetrate modern enemy air defenses and rapidly and precisely engage critical time-sensitive targets. Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum, and Sierra Nevada Corporation …

darpaPhotonic signaling for multi-chip modules

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DARPA Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability (PIPES) program, seeks faster computers by developing high-bandwidth optical signaling technologies for digital microelectronics. PIPES aims 1. to develop and embed integrated optical transceiver capabilities into cutting-edge MCMs 2. create advanced optical …

economic impactSustaining 3% GDP Growth instead of 2% for ten years for the USA

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National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow talked about maintaining GDP growth at 3% for the USA for ten years. The USA had 3%-4% GDP growth most of the time from 1975 to 2007. It was only from 2008 to 2016 …

airplaneDemonstration supersonic plane will fly at mach 2.2 by the end of 2019

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XB-1 is the first independently developed supersonic jet. It is a one-third scale version of 55 passenger jet. If all goes well $6 billion will be raised to build commercial supersonic passenger jets. Boom Aerospace wants the 55 passenger versions …