nasaMore Cost Overruns Realistically Means Space Launch System Requires Congress to Reauthorize

There are continuing production and testing problems for the Space Launch System, Orion and ground systems. There are more delays and budget overruns. If these delays and cost overruns are realistically assessed then it will surpass the 30% overrun level …

magnetsPressure Changes Magnetism and Can Improve Electronic Device Performance

Oak Ridge researchers used pressure to manipulate magnetism in thin film materials used to enhance performance in electronic devices. They used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source to explore the spacial density of atoms and observe …

futureQuantum Sensing With Squeezed State of Light Reduces Noise

Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL) has quantum sensors that use a “squeezed” state of light to greatly reduce statistical noise that occurs in ordinary light. This could impact a wide range of potential applications from airport security scanning to gravitational …

entertainmentAvengers Endgame Will Re-release Next Week With Extra Footage

It was previously doubtful that Avengers Endgame (tracking to $2.76 billion) would pass the global box office record of Avatar ($2.788 billion) but now Avengers Endgame will get re-released next week with extra footage and will beat the Avatar record. …

3d printing3D Printing of Hypersonic Missile Swarms

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman are developing 3D printed engines for smaller hypersonic missiles that could be deployed in at lower cost in swarms. The air-breathing scramjet will use regular aviation fuel. Northrop Grumman has new materials and technology to 3-D …

energyAdvancing to Cheaper Extraction of Uranium from Seawater

Researchers have a new material that selectively binds dissolved uranium with a low-cost polymer adsorbent. This could lower the cost and increase the efficiency of extracting uranium from oceans for sustainable energy production. There is about 4 billion tons of …

exaflopWorld’s Fastest Supercomputer Triples Performance to 445 PetaFLOPS

Using HPL-AI, a new approach to benchmarking AI supercomputers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer system reached 445 petaflops or nearly half an exaflops. The system’s official Linpack performance is 148 petaflops announced in the new TOP500 list of the …

cancerNew Gene Targeting Cancer Drugs And Other Advances in Cancer Medicine

A new cancer drugs work by targeting tumors by their genetic make-up instead of where originate in the body. On November 26, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to larotrectinib (VITRAKVI, Loxo Oncology Inc. and Bayer) for …

asteroidsAsteroid Day 2019 Promotion and NASA, ESA Lists of Asteroid Impact Risks

Asteroid Day is June 28. It is the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids. Redbubble is the largest global marketplace for independent artists. They are partnering to inspire the world about asteroids. Redbubble announced the …

futureSpaceX Super Heavy Starship Presentation in July 2019

Elon Musk will likely have a Super Heavy Starship presentation in July, 2019. It will be after the first successful untethered hop tests for the Starhopper. Might get pushed to next month. Starhopper flight first. Waiting on engine repair. — …