Brian Wang Archive

dronesHouthi Drone Strike Has Damaged Half of Saudi Oil Facilities

A Houthi Drone Strike has damaged half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. Saudi Arabia says the fire a will be put out and repairs made within days. Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday took responsibility for the attacks, saying 10 drones …

scienceTesla Does Not Have Enough Car Accidents in Sweden for Insurance Company Safety Analysis

Swedish insurance company Folksam releases the results of its annual study on the country’s safest cars. Folksam bases their safety analysis on actual accidents. However, Tesla cars only had seven accidents in Sweden. This is not enough for Folksam to …

batteriesElon Musk Describes Electric Motor, Powertrain and Other Upgrades to Model S, X and Roadster in 2020

Elon Musk says a Plaid Powertrain upgrade for the Model S, X and Roadster will be available in 2020. The new Model S will have a three-motor configuration which is also available for the next-generation Roadster. Tesla is currently racing …

chinaNuclear District Heating Review

Several nuclear reactor concepts dedicated to low-temperature applications without any turbine cycle have also been developed, and the construction of two Chinese heating reactor prototypes (NHR200-II and DHR-400) is happening now or will start soon. If realized according to schedule, …

chinaSpecifications and Economic Analysis of Nuclear District Heating

DHR400 is finalizing the preliminary design (some parameters might change with the optimization of DHR400 design) and seeking for construction license in early 2019. DHR400 has a target commercial operation date of 2021 for the first plant that is expected …

technologyWhat is a Container in Information Technology and How is it Useful?

Software Container Technology is one of the most popular technologies used currently in app development. In fact, the top two websites in the world, Google Search and YouTube, run on containers. Moreover, Google creates and starts over two billion containers …

elon muskSpaceX Files to Accelerate Starlink Commercialization Readiness to November 2020

SpaceX has a new FCC filing to adjust the orbital deployment of Starlink satellites to accelerate deployment of commercial service. SpaceX plans to provide continual coverage over northern states after as few as six more launches. They need license modification …

astronomy2014 Moon Colonization Meeting that Led to Open Lunar Foundation

In 2014 there was a weekend retreat to explore the possibility of a moon base at a price 10-100x lower than commonly believed. The $5 billion or less resulting price was so low that it begs the question: could a …

scienceNew Salt-based Propellant Rockets

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used a salt-based propellant that had already been proven successful in combustion engines, and demonstrated its compatibility with electrospray thrusters. This will make dual-mode rocket engines successful. It will function in both …