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scienceMomentus Email Interview with Nextbigfuture

Mikhail Kokorich, Momentus’ CEO answered email questions from Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture. Momentus is creating a microwave heated propulsion engine that will be two to three times more fuel-efficient than the best chemical rockets and will have more thrust than …

energyIndonesia and Thorcon Will Build a Mass Production Next-generation Molten Salt Reactor

Indonesia’s state company PT PAL Indonesia signed an agreement with next-generation molten salt nuclear energy company Thorcon International Pte Ltd for a development study and construction of a 500-megawatt reactor. Thorcon will need to raise $1.2 billion to build the …

elon musk$28 Billion into SLS Through 2019 and $59-69 Billion Total Cost SLS by 2024

Senator Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, said NASA Administrator Bridenstine said Artemis (SLS – Space Launch System – Moon by 2024 program) could cost $20 (billion) to $30 billion over the next five years. This would mean $4 billion to $6 billion …

spaceSpaceX Starhopper and Raptor Engine Appear OK After Unexpected Fireball

SpaceX performed a test of their StarShip prototype StarHopper with a brand new serial number 6 Raptor Engine. The vehicle was tethered and held down. The engine test appeared to go well at approximately 10:24 P.M. However, fou minutes after …

artificial intelligenceNeuralink and Elon Musk Have 10,000 Electrode-Thread Brain Computer Interface

Neuralink is recruiting people to work on its brain-machine interface system. It is a less invasive system with about 10,000 electrodes in a neural-lace. Each chip has 1,000 electrode connections and they think can use up to about ten chips …

aliensStorming Area 51 Practice Runs and Related Videos

There is a social media event where 1.3 million people have signed up to storm Area 51 where alien technology is rumored to be kept. They have the motto “They cannot stop us all”. However, this fallacy was disproved back …

entertainmentAvatar Sequels Will Make Zoe Saldana the Number One Move Box Office Actor

In the next two to three weeks, Avengers Endgame will be passing the global movie box office of James Cameron’s Avatar movie. The actress Zoe Saldana is in both of the movies. She plays Gamora in the Avengers and Guardians …

chinaChina GDP Growth Drops to 6.3%

China is reporting a GDP growth rate of 6.3% and unemployment of about 5.1%. The agricultural production situation is relatively good, and the summer grain has achieved a bumper harvest. The total output of summer grain this year has increased …

brainElon Musk’s Neuralink Will Reveal Brain Interface Progress Within 23 Hours

Elon Musk’s brain interface company, Neuralink, will have a live-streamed event starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16 at 8PM PST. * In November, 2018, Elon said Neuralink would create microcontrollers to further advance computer-brain interface technology. * Elon has also said …