spaceSpaceX is Building Ring Segments of the Super Heavy Booster

The metal rings for the Super Heavy booster appear to be under construction. The ring segments for the Super Heavy Booster match up with the ring segments on the lower portion of the upper stage Starship. There are now about …

MarsNuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk has tweeted out a picture of his Nuke Mars t-shirt. Nextbigfuture reviewed the option of using nuclear options for getting most of the ice carbon dioxide into the Mars atmosphere to accelerate a greenhouse effect. It would be …

futureTerraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories

The McKay-Zubrin plan for terraforming Mars in 50 years was cited by Elon Musk. Orbital mirrors with 100 km radius are required to vaporize the CO2 in the south polar cap. If manufactured of solar sail-like material, such mirrors would …

MarsMusk Promotes Nuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk is promoting his plan to use nuclear bombs to melt the polar ice of Mars. A thermonuclear attack on Mars would use nuclear bombs vaporize the elements trapped in the ice and create a greenhouse effect. Charlotte Philp …

futureAnimated Rendering of Space Battles With Nuclear Orion Spaceships

Animations of nuclear battleship Orions fighting in space. It was created by Rhysy who has made some of the best Project Orion related animations. In George Dyson’s book, he mentioned an Orion battleship model that was shown to President Kennedy. …

diseaseEbola Vaccine and New Ebola Drugs are Effective

An Ebola vaccine (rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine) tested in Africa is 97.5% effective. Only 8.8% (60/679) of the vaccinated rings reported Ebola cases, and only 2.2% (15/679) reported Ebola cases 10 days or more after vaccination.The majority of cases among vaccinated …

batteriesTesla Next Generation Lithium Batteries vs Solid State Batteries from Everyone Else

Batteries for electric cars and trucks will become a $6 billion market with silicon added batteries and advanced lithium-ion batteries dominant until 2026 when solid-state batteries could become dominant. Almost all car and truck makers are betting next-generation batteries will …

crisprMany CRISPR Gene Editing Clinical Trials Underway

Human clinical trials are using CRISPR/Cas9 to combat cancer and blood disorders. In these tests, researchers remove some of a person’s cells, edit the DNA and then inject the cells back in, now hopefully armed to fight disease. Researchers are …