iranRussia investing $64 billion in Iran’s oil and gas

Russia is getting ready to invest US$50 billion in Iran’s oil and gas industry. A Russian oil company has signed an agreement with Iran worth US$4 billion, and that deal “will be implemented soon.” Russian energy giants Rosneft and Gazprom …

astronomyGround based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space Telescope in picture sharpness

It is now possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Ground telescopes have been much bigger than the Hubble Space telescope and could capture more light. …

futureMore than doubling the performance of solar sails with diffractive metafilm sails

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher could more than double the performance of solar sails by creating diffractive metafilm sails. This will initially be used to raise cubesats to higher orbits. The new materials could be used to steer reflected …

dronesDARPA looks to win the future by making drone swarms and out-building China

DARPA has admitted that stealth technology has reached its limit and the US may no longer be able to asset air dominance against China and Russia. DARPA wants to accomplish its goal without air superiority. DARPA wants to use a …

oceansRestore the oceans and get up to 50 times the fish and store a trillion tons of CO2

Russ George was interviewed by the ecologist. He describes how iron fertilization could be used to remove one trillion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Russ George was involved in the fertilizing of the ocean off of Canada in 2012 …

futureSaudi and US support of Israel would make multiple strikes on Iran Nuclear facilities feasible

The Iranian nuclear program is spread across dozens of sites over an area that is bigger than France, Germany and Spain combined and located 1,000 miles away from Israel. Israel could and did use military strikes to take single facilities …

blockchainMastercard has patent which could enable blockchain currency credit cards

Mastercard has a patent managing fractional reserves of blockchain currency. The Mastercard patent deals with: * storing, in a first central account, a fiat amount associated with a fiat currency; * storing, in a second central account, a blockchain amount …

energyGraphene foam for wearables and with scalable 3D production

A Glasgow University team has developed medical sensors powered by a porous foam of graphene and silver, an advance with potential applications in the wearable device market. They used a commercially available graphene foam to make a layered structure with …

oilUS number one in oil production and Texas would be world number 3

Texas oil output (Permian and Eagle Ford) is expected to 5.6 million barrels per day in 2019, according to HSBC. Texas will be more nearly half of America’s total crude oil production. EIA forecasts US oil production to average 11.8 …

russiaRussia and the Black Widow red head female spies

The Marvel comics character of Natasha Romonava was created in 1964 as a red-head russian spy. There are now two famous example red-head female russian spies in real life. Maria Butina is another red-headed russian female spy, who was recently …