astronomyNASA Solar probe will begin transmitting close up analysis of the Sun starting in December

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December. The Solar probe is the size of a …

economic impactUSA weak but long recovery could last another ten years

Based upon elapsed time since the last recession the USA is due for another recession. However, the US recovery has been exceptionally weak. Previous growth cycles in the USA have had 40% to 90% cumulative GDP growth. The USA is …

energyGold and silver nanostructures claimed to have room temperature superconductivity

Arxiv – Evidence for Superconductivity at Ambient Temperature and Pressure in Nanostructures Despite being a low temperature phenomenon till date, superconductivity has found numerous applications in diverse fields of medicine, science and engineering. The great scientific interest in the phenomenon …

environmentPotential global warming solution with rapid magnesite creation

Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale then it can help offset global warming. A tonne of naturally-occurring magnesite can remove around half …

air forceAir Force awards Lockheed up to $480 million for air launched hypersonic weapon test

The US Air Force is giving Lockheed Martin a second hypersonic weapon contract. This will be for up to $480 million. Lockheed is to conduct air-launched rapid response weapon critical design review and test and production readiness support. The work …

physicsPropellantless interstellar travel using electric fields that is better than laser driven sails up to 5% of light speed

Laser-driven sails are limited to about 6.67 Newtons per gigawatt. The Three Gorges Dam has a capacity of about 22.5 GW. If this was transmitted with 100% efficiency to a light sail it would provide thrust equivalent to the force …

energyElectricity pricing in California will cause old people to not use life saving air conditioning in heat waves

Old people and babies are vulnerable to death from heat waves. The electrical pricing is setting old people up to not use the air conditioning that they may truly need at some point to save their life. Steeply tiered electricity …

antiagingJuvenescence investing $43.2 million in AgeX

Juvenescence will purchase, in a single transaction, 14.4 million shares of AgeX Therapeutics from BioTime for $43.2 million. 50% of the purchase price will be paid to BioTime in cash and the remaining 50% will be a 2-year convertible/redeemable note …

astronomyEvidence in several Gamma Ray Bursts of events where time appears to repeat backwards

Researchers studying six very bright gamma-ray bursts discovered that the pulses composing these GRBs exhibited complex, time-reversible wavelike structures. In other words, each GRB pulse shows an event in which time appeared to repeat itself backwards. Above – A model …

airplanesAirbus has solar powered stratosphere drone that has flown for nearly 26 days

An unmanned Airbus drone aircraft, a 75 kilogram Zephyr, flew for almost 26 days. It will offer local satellite-like services and runs on solar power. It flies in the stratosphere at an average altitude of 70,000 feet and has a …