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launchRendering of SpaceX Heavy Configuration for Superheavy Starship

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There has been a rendering of SpaceX Superheavy Starship with two additional side boosters. Each side booster would have 31 Raptor engines like the Super heavy first stage. A SpaceX rocket with this configuration would be able to launch about …

chinaChina Offers to Buy $1 Trillion from USA to Fix Trade and Give US a China Funded Stimulus

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China has offered to buy more than $1 trillion in additional imports over six years, shrinking its $323 billion trade surplus with the U.S. to zero by 2024. Global investors are increasingly confident that a China trade deal will happen. …

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 …