coalNuclear Power Has Saved 3 Million Lives

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Going to nuclear power and uranium would be many times faster than replacing fossil fuels with renewables. There is a constant stream of death and sickness from fossil fuels. Japan and Germany went to more coal. Renewables can be better …

spaceWill Space Launch System be the 21st Century Spruce Goose?

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Howard Hughes was paid $23 million ($300 million inflation adjusted) to develop the Spruce Goose. It was the largest airplane in the world at the time. It did not fly until after World War 2. Hughes had to fly it …

spaceWhy Don’t Other Rocket Companies Test More Rockets?

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SpaceX and China have been the builders and testers of new rockets for the last decade. Other countries and companies rarely test new rockets. Many other competing companies and nations have as much or more money, but they just do …

boring companyBoring Company Could Lower Cost of Europe’s Next Generation Particle Colliders

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The Civil Engineering for the proposed next-generation particle collider is 5 billion euros. Above: Cross section of an FCC-hh arc. The grey equipment on the left side of the tunnel represents the cryogenic distribution line. A 16 T superconducting magnet …

futureCERN Proposes 100 Trillion Electron Volt Supercollider for 2040

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The Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration submitted its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) for publication, a four-volume document that presents the different options for a large circular collider of the future. It showcases the great physics opportunities offered by machines of …

batteriesFord Will Make All Electric F-150 With More Towing Power to Fight Off Tesla and Rivian

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Ford will make electric and hybrid F-150 trucks that will come with more towing and off-road power than traditional gasoline and diesel trucks can offer today. Ford revealed a hybrid 2020 Explorer SUV during the Detroit auto show this week. …

australiaBoring Company Offers to Dig 30 Mile Tunnel Through Mountains in Australia

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Elon Musk offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West. Previously Elon Musk used twitter to offer Australia battery storage and that utility-scale storage was built. The biggest …

batteriesWatching Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory Rise Before Our Eyes Through 2019

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Tesla Shanghai Lingang Gigafactory 3 construction is well underway and large amounts of heavy equipment are operating on the site. SpaceX was able to build the structure of the Starhopper in one month and Tesla a third Model 3 production …

batteriesTesla Giving Test Drives of All Electric Semi-Truck

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TCI leasing has pre-ordered 50 Tesla Semi trucks. TCI has tweeted out that they had test drives of the new Semi truck. Tesla is making improvements to the semi-truck. Originally Tesla talked about having a 500-mile range for one version …

energyProfitably Fix Half of the Global Warming Problem and Save 2.4 Million Lives per Year

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Fixing CO2 is a harder problem than fixing soot and air pollution. Carbon dioxide is a gas. It is harder to split the carbon dioxide out of a smokestack than it is to filter out soot and particulates. Carbon dioxide …