futureInnovation War Means Using SpaceX Approach for 20X R&D Productivity

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David P. Goldman (aka Spengler) has identified that the USA and China are in a war of innovation. Goldman says problem is NOT what the Chinese are doing, but we AREN’T doing. The U.S. government now spends just 0.7% …

businessThe Fall of GE

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For decades, General Electric was the number one company to study in business school. As recently as 2014, GE ranked as the top global company for leadership. GE market value has plunged to only $67 billion. It was worth $260 …

businessThe West and China Both Have Lessons for Success and Failure

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An article by Philip Pan at the NY Times provided a short review about how China failed to fail over the past 40 years. The title of the article “The land that failed to fail: How China caught up with …

memristors2 nanometer nanowire memristors is a breakthrough for low power memory

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University of Massachusetts researchers have successfully made a 2 nanometer individually addressable memristors. It is capable of being mass-produced in conventional fabs. This could be great for neuromorphic computing and AI in general. This should lead to high-density memristor arrays …

dronesFive Robotic Underwater Drones Found Sub Wreck on Ocean Floor

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After a year-long search, the wreckage of the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42) was found by Texas-based underwater mapping firm Ocean Infinity. The sub was found resting in a ravine about 3,000 feet below the surface, about 323 …

chinaChina plans particle collider five times larger than biggest

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Chinese scientists plan to build the world’s most powerful electron collider by 2030, a project that will cost 35 billion yuan ($5.05 billion). Above – A sketch of the future Circular Electron Positron Collider. (Photo/Courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences …

businessSpaceX Super Heavy Spaceship makes Starlink Satellite Network Cheap

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We do not know any details about the radical change to the SpaceX Spaceship Super Heavy (aka BFS/BFR) design. However, if the design enables SpaceX to hit the $2 billion lower-end development cost then SpaceX has the money to develop …

spaceElon Renames BFR to Starship upper stage and Super Heavy Booster

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Elon Musk tweeted that they are renaming the BFR to Starship. Technically, two parts: Starship is the spaceship/upper stage and Super Heavy is the rocket booster needed to escape Earth’s deep gravity well (not needed for other planets or moons). …

batteriesOil Demand is Dying Faster than Expected from Electric Cars and Buses

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By the end of 2018, electric cars and buses will displace 279,000 barrels a day. At the end of 2018, there are about 5 million electric cars. Germany had a drop in diesel demand of 9% so far in 2018. …

canadaGraphene water filtration system

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Graphene Leaders Canada has its new GLC+™ WATER TECHNOLOGIES PLATFORM. The platform offers a disruptive solution to water pollution and remediation and is based on years of expertise in graphene solutions work with a keen focus in water filtration. The …