businessLunar Tourism: Catalyst for Jumpstarting a Cislunar Economy

The University of Southern California ASTE527 Graduate Space Concepts Studio within the Department of Astronautical Engineering and in the Graduate Space Architecture Seminar in the School of Architecture presented a lunar tourism paper. Space Experience Tourism might be “low hanging …

spaceSpaceX Starship Mk1 Exploded on the Test Stand

SpaceX Starship Mk1 exploded on the test stand as they were loading it with liquid oxygen for a pressure test. SpaceX will move to Mk3 design. Starship MK-1 appears to have blown its top off during a pressure test today. …

energyBill Gates Heliogen Has Breakthroughs for Concentrated Solar-Hydrogen to Replace Fossil Fuels Across Big Industries

Bill Gates backed a previously stealth startup called Heliogen which can make hydrogen in a scalable way. They use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius. …

energyProgress to a Hydrogen Economy With Better Production from Seawater

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a significant breakthrough with a new oxygen evolution reaction catalyst that, combined with a hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst, achieved current densities capable of supporting industrial demands while requiring relatively low voltage to …

scienceSi–Gr–Ge Transistor Made for Better Terahertz Electronics

A Si–Gr–Ge transistor has been demonstrated. The Schottky emitter provides an emitter charging time of ~118 ps with a current of 692 A cm−2 and a capacitance of 41 nF cm−2, which is expected to increase the alpha cutoff frequency from the previous ~1 MHz by …

nanoscalePerfect Waveforms for Optical Tweezers to Move Atoms, Molecules and Living Cells

Researchers have calculated perfect optical tweezers for manipulating atoms, molecules or even living cells. A special calculation method was developed to determine the perfect waveform to manipulate small particles in the presence of a disordered environment. This makes it possible …

antiagingDemographics and the Transition to Over 200 Year Lifespans

The UN population projections assume that world lifespans increase from 72.6 today to 77 in 2050 and then about 82 in 2100. There are already populations that have life expectancy over 92 years. Asian American women in New Jersey life …

artificial intelligenceSupertechnology Will Define the 21st Century and Not Status Quo Trends

There are many forecasts of the world out to 2100. There is the IPCC climate change report or UN population projections. The projections assume that all current trends continue for the next 80 years. The assumptions are that there will …

astronomyCarnival of Space 638

1. Universe Today – TESS Has Now Captured Almost the Entire Southern Sky. Here’s a Mosaic Made of 15,347 Photographs A panoramic view of the southern sky is based on 208 TESS images, which were taken during the mission’s first …

batteriesFord is Not a Leader With SUV’s, Luxury Cars or Electric Cars

Tesla is crushing BMW, Porsche and other carmakers in the luxury segment and against electric and combustion engine vehicles. Tesla outsold BMW cars in the luxury car segment even when the Tesla Model 3 was more expensive than the comparable …