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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 …

computer memoryWestern Digital 20 Terabyte Hard Drives Will Power Zettabyte Age

Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) announced its nine-disk mechanical platform, which includes energy-assisted recording technology and maintains the company’s areal density leadership while delivering the highest capacity available. The company will sample the 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and the …

entertainmentSmall Teams Doing Great Special Effect Fan Films

Astartes is a Warhammer 40,000 fan film project. The films show an orbital boarding action by the Retributors chapter of Space Marines. Games Workshop previously hired Richard Boylan based on his fan film animation work. SOURCES -Astartes Youtube, Patreon Written …

brainCommon Problems in a Memory and Intelligence Amplified Future

A 34-year-old store clerk in Japan stole and abused 1300 credit numbers by using his perfect memory. The clerk has eidetic memory. He would memorize the customers name, credit card number, expiration date and security code for a few minutes. …

businessFundraising or Looking for New Clients for Your Business or Idea?

Nextbigfuture has partnered with fundraising, business development & international expansion experts to support promising ideas and businesses. With access to 100s of leading venture funds, family offices, High Net Worths (HNWs) & companies, we could open doors to growth capital …

energySafe, Factory Mass Producible Truck Sized Nuclear Reactors

A new Very-Small, Long-LIfe, and Modular (VSLLIM) reactor design has been developed at the University of New Mexico’s Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies. It offers passive operation and decay heat removal and redundant control to make it walk-away …

futureGraphene Chip Reaches the Level of a 1979 Zilog Z8000

Max Shulaker and a group of researchers he leads has developed a working 16-bit microprocessor built from over 14,000 carbon nanotube transistors that is the most complex ever demonstrated. The techniques they have come up with can be implemented with …

businessOne third of the World Plays Video Games

Market researcher Newzoo expects more than 2.5 billion people to play games in 2019. This is about one-third of the global population. The global gaming market is a $152 billion business in 2019 and should reach $196 billion in 2022. …

augmented realityKyle Nel of Uncommon Partners Discusses Helping Companies to Innovate

Kyle Nel of Singularity University Uncommon Partners was interviewed by Nextbigfuture. After a long-time partnership, Singularity University acquired Uncommon Partners (UP) to expand the capabilities for clients and partners. Co-founded in 2018 by SU faculty member Kyle Nel and Amanda …