militaryDesperate Venezuela Seems to Fail at Attempted Piracy

A cruise ship, Resolute, was rammed by a Venezuelan military patrol ship and the military ship sank. Columbia Cruise Services operates the cruise ship. The cruise ship was in international waters more than 13 nautical miles (24km) from La Tortuga …

elon muskSpaceX Starship SN3 Prototype Fails Cryogenic Pressure Test

The SpaceX Starship SN3 prototype fails its cryogenic pressure test. Elon Musk speculates there could have been a test configuration mistake. This might mean different sections or tanks would need pressurization at different times. We will see what data review …

electric carsTesla Has Best First Quarter Ever Despite Coronavirus Shutdowns

Tesla produced almost 103,000 vehicles and delivered approximately 88,400 vehicles. This is Tesla’s best ever first-quarter performance. Model Y production started in January and deliveries began in March, significantly ahead of schedule. The Shanghai factory continued to achieve record levels …

coronavirusWorld Passes Official Count of 1 Million Coronavirus Cases

The World has officially passed the 1 million coronavirus case level. There are many undercounts from undiagnosed cases and undiagnosed deaths. There is also systemic underreporting. There is also massive under-testing. SOURCES- Worldometers Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 657

1. Universe Today – This Powerful Ion Engine Will Be Flying on NASA’s DART Mission to Try and Redirect an Asteroid 2. Universe Today – Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered 3. Universe Today – Following Comet Y1 ATLAS: …

medicineOver 10 Million US Jobless Claims over Two Weeks

Another 6.6 million jobless claims were added in todays report of US unemployment. Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, says this is an underestimate because the systems are overloaded. Worse is still to come. There is a …

energyOil Demand Dropped 25% and Could Go to Half

Oil prices have dropped to $20 per barrel and that is for the most expensive oil. There is cheaper oil at $10 per barrel. Oil demand has dropped 25% as no one is driving. Companies like Whiting Petroleum are filing …

appCoronoavirus Contact Tracing Smartphone App

Singapore developed a contact-tracing smartphone app called TraceTogther. It allow Singapore to quickly track people who have been exposed to confirmed coronavirus cases. The app can identify people who have been within 2 meters of coronavirus patients for at least …

coronavirusNew York Coronavirus Curve Flattening But UW Deaths Forecast Rises from 10K to Over 15K

The University of Washington has updated its COVID-19 projections for all states and for the United States. Total COVID-19 deaths projected to August 4, 2020 in United States of America is now 83,967 deaths. Three days ago the primary projection …

coronavirusEurope and USA Have Similar

The USA and Europe have a similar scale situation with cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 per million people. The US had about 20,000 new cases. Europe collectively has more new cases and more deaths. Europe has nearly double the US population. …