exoskeletonSarcos gets contract to build exoskeleton for lifting 200 pounds

Sarcos Robotics has a second US air force contract to develop an exoskeleton that can lift 200 pounds. The new quasi-powered exoskeleton robots will be specifically developed for the USAF’s logistics applications. The first full-body exoskeleton robot was designed to …

chinaUS and China are working toward a November meeting to settle the trade war

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are mapping talks and meetings that will lead to a planned trade summit in November where President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping would resolve the Trade War. The existing tariffs represent a relatively small portion …

physicsResearchers calculate that sound has negative mass and negative gravity

Researchers claim sound waves do carry mass – gravitational mass. This implies that a sound wave not only is affected by gravity but also generates a tiny gravitational field. Our findings are valid for non-relativistic media as well, and could …

future$15 million for 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer project

There is a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer. The Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum (STAQ) co-design project aims to build a quantum computer capable of solving challenging calculations within …

electric carsSEC subpoenas Tesla about privitization but Cornell Law Prof thinks Elon is safe from SEC

The SEC has sent subpoenas to Tesla regarding its privatization plans and Musk’s statement to determine whether the billionaire inventor intentionally misled investors. Tesla, in response, has also hired two law firms, Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison to help …

batteriesBreakthrough to safer solid state batteries with double the performance

The University of Michigan has a made a breakthrough towards a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte which could enable lithium-ion batteries with twice the energy performance. Current lithium-ion batteries max out with a total energy density around 600 watt-hours per liter (Wh/L) …

chinaAcademics have controversial proposal for a tax to fund incentives for larger Chinese families

Academics proposed a tax on all working adults aged under 40 in China and the money would go to a Reproduction Fund to reward families who have more than one child. In the first six months of 2018, the number …

spaceCarnival of Space 574

Carnival of Space 574 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Five Teams Compete to Design a 3D Printed Mars Habitat for NASA Universe Today – The Coldest Place in Space Has Been Created. Next Challenge, Coldest Place in …

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 569

The Carnival of SPace 569 is up at Urban Astronomer. The Hill – Deterring World War III with Trump’s Space Force Planetaria – Enceladus’ water plumes contain life clues Nextbigfuture- Gateway Foundation Spaceport envisions large scale space construction Nextbigfuture – …

blockchainCoinsBank Blockchain Week will be a cruise from September 7-11, touring Barcelona, Monte Carlo, France, Italy, and Ibiza

European Blockchain Week is September 7-13 and it will be a scenic cruise with several days on the island of Ibiza. The people attending willshare similar interests in blockchain, with an atmosphere of relaxation, sharing, creativity, and community. If someone …