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energyPowering Communication for an Interstellar Probe

There was a November 2019, NASA Workshop on Interstellar Propulsion. It was part of the 2019 Interstellar Symposium. The workshop focused on physics-based propulsion technologies that have the potential to meet the goal of launching an interstellar probe within the …

batteriesTesla Cybertruck Reservations Over 535,000

Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders has passed a half million according to an unofficial tally updated by reservation holders. Cybertruck reservation holders at Cybertruckownersclub.com have been tracking pre-orders. They estimate 535,841 pre-orders. This is an average of 5,953 orders received per day …

physicsArtificial atoms create stable qubits for quantum computing

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have made improved qubits using concepts from high school chemistry. Above -A silicon qubit high-frequency measurement stage, which is positioned inside a dilution refrigerator to cool the chip to around 0.1 degrees above absolute zero. Picture: …

energyPicosecond Lasers and Avalanche Reactions Generate 1 Billion Times Fusion Reactions

HB-11 Energy has published its progress towards generating commercial nuclear fusion using a dual laser method. the University of New South Wales reports that HB11 Energy has been granted patents for its laser-driven technique for creating fusion energy. They would …

chinaCoronavirus Also Spreads Via Poop

China has found live novel coronavirus particles in stool specimens indicates a fecal-oral route for coronavirus. This was likely the cause of the massive failure of the cruise ship quarantine. The cruise ship spread was like what is seen with …

internetQuantum Entangled Computer Memory Over 30 Miles Enables Quantum Internet

Chinese scientists have transmitted quantum computer memory between two entangled clouds of atoms over 50 kilometers. They developed an efficient atom-photon entanglement source that is suitable for low-loss transmission in fibers. This means a quantum internet could span a large …

amazon$10 Billion Jeff Bezos Earth Fund Will Fight Climate Change

Jeff Bezos launched the Bezos Earth Fund with an Instagram announcement.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Bezos said Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of …

spaceSpace Tourism Company Virgin Galactic Has $6.5 Billion Valuation

Virgin Galactic (ticker symbol SPCE) has tripled in value over the last seven weeks to about $6.5 billion. Virgin Galactic will fly tourists past the 60-mile height which counts as flying into space. Virgin Galactic charges $250,000 for each passenger …

futureSpaceX Completing a Tall Building for Stacking

Elon Musk tweets out Starship nosecone production and a high bay building where Starship parts will be stacked. There seem to be about multiple Starship nosecones being built at the same time. Rocket nosecone production in Texas pic.twitter.com/KLWewja9Gn — Elon …

educationIBM and NC State Are Leading the Development of a New Quantum Ecosystem

IBM and North Carolina State University are leading the massive amount of research that will be needed to create the full quantum computer ecosystem. The standard computer industry is a nearly $4 trillion a year global ecosystem. There are many …