fusionOMEGA Laser Fusion Work is Progress on a Long Road

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Researchers at the OMEGA Laser Facility at the University of Rochester in New York improved the fusion yield by a factor of three compared with OMEGA’s previous record. The OMEGA facility focuses 60 high-power laser beams are directed onto a …

australiaThe Oceans and Kelp are Critical to Solving Climate Change

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Trees can help with climate change and CO2 emissions but we would need about 150 Brazilian rain forests to offset current global emissions. This would be about 50 trillion trees. A more powerful biological offset would be to use kelp …

asteroidsFifth Asteroid Day is on June 30, 2019 But There Will Be a Full Week of Events

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Asteroid Day is the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids. The World will celebrate the fifth anniversary on June 30, 2019. There will be thousands of independent events organized by citizens around the world on …

Nuclear Fission is a Better Energy Solution than Solar and Wind for the Climate

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Michael Shellenberger is the President, Environmental Progress and he described the flaws with depending upon solar and wind to solve the climate issues. Environmental Progress saved several nuclear power plants in the US and around the world. The clean energy …

energyITER and Many Nuclear Fusion Startups Use Misleading Power Terms

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The Nuclear Fusion industry has been working towards various kinds of milestones in energy generation and various kinds of energy breakeven. The public only cares about the point when the fusion reactor will continually generate commercial power at a price …

colonizationGateway Foundation Simplifies What is Still an Ambitious Space Station

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Gateway Spaceport is a membership funded organization that wants to create next-generation space stations. Nextbigfuture has written about their earlier designs for an orbiting spaceport. They have made nice renderings and animations of their designs and construction methods. The Gateway …

artificial intelligenceA Tsunami of Fake News is On Its Way and Here is How

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The Elon Musk funded OpenAI non-profit has created a breakthrough system for writing high-quality text. It can write text, performs basic reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization and all without task-specific training. The system is able to take …

elon muskElon Musk Believes Super Heavy Starship Will Eventually Be Built for Less than Falcon 9

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Elon Musk believes there is a path for the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship (SHS) to be built for less than a Falcon 9. Currently, a single use SpaceX Falcon 9 can be purchased for about $62 million. The estimates for …

businessBillionaire Naval Ravikant Provides Keys to Getting Rich

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Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and co-founder of AngelList. He has invested in more than 100 companies, including Uber, Twitter, Yammer, and many others. His current net worth is over $2.2 billion. He is president of Clarium Capital and …

artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …