DARPA Flying Car Workshop

Proposer’s Day Workshop Announcement for Transformer (TX) The objective of the Transformer (TX) program is to demonstrate a 1 to 4 person transportation vehicle that can drive and fly, thus enabling the warfighter to avoid water, difficult terrain, and road obstructions as well as IED and ambush threats. The vehicle will be capable of driving …

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28 MegaVolt Ampere Transformer to be Built by End of 2012, Widespread Adoption Would Save 33% of Electric Grid Losses

SuperPower will optimize their second-generation high-temperature superconducting (2G HTS) wire to provide a unique ‘low ac loss’ conductor that will significantly reduce energy losses in the proposed 28 megavolt ampere utility-scale transformer. It is estimated that 40 percent of the nation’s total grid energy losses are from aging conventional transformers and that the use of …

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Russia Investigates a Mission to Deflect Asteroid Apothis

Roscosmos will soon consider a project to prevent a large asteroid from colliding with Earth after 2030, the head of Russia’s space agency said on Wednesday. “A scientist recently told me an interesting thing about the path [of an asteroid] constantly nearing Earth… He has calculated that it will surely collide with Earth in the …

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Historical Colonization Was by Countries with Smaller GDP

Rocketpunk Manifesto has an interesting article that references my article “Historical Colonization versus Historical Navies and Future Spaceships” In 1600 the economies were estimated at : China and India and other nations had larger GDP but it was Spain, Portugal, France, Netherlands and Britain that were the players in colonizing the Americas. Region / Country …

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Kazatomprom Declares 13900 tons of Uranium Production in 2009

Kazakhstan mined 13,500 metric tons of uranium as of Dec. 21 and will mine at least another 400 tons before the end of the year, Almaty-based, Kazatomprom said in a statement e-mailed today. The press release also discussed Australia and Canada production from second hand source quotation. Actual quarterly and annual reports should be available …

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Rumors that Iranian Leader May be Readying to Flee Iran

Gateway pundit shows a letter published on the Iranian websites claims that Ayatollah Khamenei is planning a possible escape to Russia. Radio Netherlands reports indicate that the Supreme National Security Council has ordered a complete check-up of the jet which is on standby to fly Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei and his family to Russia should …

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Estimated H1N1 Deaths in the USA are over ten thousand and Adjuvants would Have Tripled Vaccine Available. Did Thousands Die From Adjuvant Decision?

All laboratory confirmed cases are an undercount of H1N1 deaths. Actual deaths are up to five times higher. Swine flu deaths at wikipedia Hurricane Katrina had 1836 confirmed deaths The Center for Disease control’s weekly update on H1N1 flu Since April 2009, CDC has received reports of 285 laboratory-confirmed pediatric deaths: 241 due to 2009 …

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J Storrs Hall is on BlogTalk Radio tonight

J Storrs Hall, president of Foresight joins FFR to continue their special series leading up Foresight 2010. The conference, January 16-17 in Palo Alto, California, provides a unique opportunity to explore the convergence of nanotechnology and artificial intelligence and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Foresight Institute. 10:00 Eastern/9:00 Central/8:00 Mountain/7:00 …

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Speculative Design For Freitas Nuclear Nanobot to Replace Food

Michael Anissimov, at Accelerating Future, nuclear powered nanorobots for replacing food. The concept is briefly described in the Futurist magazine. The Futurist magazine has a solutions page which includes the Freitas work Check out Robert Freitas’ Nanomedicine, Nanorobotics, Nanofactories, Molecular Assemblers and Machine-Phase Nanotechnology publication page. Here’s how these would work: the only reason people …

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