Next Three Major Generations of Electric Cars in the 2020s

There have been three important eras for electric cars which are characterized by Tesla as the dominant EV maker. I will review the three main eras that have already occurred in electric cars and the next three major generations for EV vehicles. Generation 1 : Roadster Era There was the first generation Tesla Roadster period, …

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US Air Force Should Buy SpaceX Starship as a Hypersonic Platform for Missiles and Bombs

The US Congress is looking to spend $6 billion in 2021 for a Pacific Deterrence Initiative which would be funding for operations in the Pacific to counter China. The general in charge of the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific would like to see some of it spent on hypersonic weapons. General Wilsbach has no …

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Iran Nuclear Program Has a Potential 3 Month Breakout But Loses a Lead Scientist

A top Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed by five gunmen. There have been successful assassinations of leading Iranian nuclear scientists since 2010. This is the first successful assassination since 2012. The Iranian government has difficulty recruiting scientists for nuclear research. Arms Control Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program The IAEA concluded that Iran’s uranium …

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WKRP Could Have Used Wild Turkeys

WKRP is part of the Thanksgiving tradition with its Turkey drop episode. There was a famous line from Mr Carlson. As god is my witness I thought Turkeys could fly. the episode had a marketing promotion go wrong as turkey were dropped to their death from a helicopter. However, wild turkeys can fly. I have …

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Stanford Increases Solar Cell Production Rates by Four Times and Up to Ten Times Lower Cost

Using rapid-spray plasma processing, the Stanford team was able to produce 40 feet (12 meters) of perovskite film per minute – about four times faster than it takes to manufacture a silicon cell. “We achieved the highest throughput of any solar technology,” Rolston said. “You can imagine large panels of glass placed on rollers and …

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A Race to Close a Gamechanging Deal With Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Israel

Israeli Prime minister Netanyahu had a meeting with Saudi meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. There are also reports that Saudi Arabia is pressuring Pakistan to normalize relations with Israel. The Brookings Institute believes there are three possibilities for the Israel-Saudi meeting. 1. Actually achieving some normalization …

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Venezuela Has One Functioning Oil Rig and Venezuela Oil Will Likely Never Recover

Venezuela has one active oil rig according to the Baker Hughes international oil rig report. Venezuela is producing 367,000 barrels of oil per day. In 2016, Venezuela’s economy needed about 600,000 barrels per day. Venezuela depends upon oil import shipments from Iran. Venezeuela had oil production levels of 2.4-3.5 million barrels per day and was …

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SpaceX Ultra Heavy Starship Version 2 Could Launch Satellite Version of Project Orion

Last year, Elon Musk tweeted that Starship Version 2.0 will be 18 meters in diameter instead of 9 meters. Nextbigfuture wrote about this conceptual plan last year. The upgraded for the Ultra Heavy Starship 2.0 might be able to launch over 1000 tons per launch. The smallest project Orion design was about 17 meters in …

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