MarsSpaceX updates Mars Colony rendering with new BFR

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The new version of the BFS 100-person spaceship is longer than the old design. It is 55 meters instead of 48 meters. Mars Base Alpha pic.twitter.com/O1llQp8rFY — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 21, 2018

computersEx-Australian PM Rudd trade war predictions and turning point

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Ex-Australian PM Rudd says there will not be final resolution on the US-China Trade war until around Christmas. China will wait until after the election to see who it will be dealing with. The US Economic team has not had …

astronomyDetection of matter falling into blackhole at 30% of lightspeed

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Researchers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light, located in the center of the billion-light year distant galaxy PG211+143. Black holes are so compact that gas is almost always …

lasersFirst Method for Controlling Nanomotors

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Engineers from The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for controlling motion in nanomotors – through the use of light. The capability of mechanical reconfiguration could lead to a new class of controllable nanoelectromechanical and nanorobotic …

air forceGrowing US Air Force 24% by 2030 will cost $25+ billion per year

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For FY2018, the Air Force requested a top-line budget of $132.4 billion in Air Force-controlled funding that invests primarily in Airmen, readiness, nuclear deterrence operations, space and cyber capabilities, combat Air Forces and infrastructure. The US Air Force has requested …

astronomyNeutron star material is ten billion times stronger than steel

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Computer calculations and simulations found that materials inside neutrons stars are the strongest known material in the universe. The neutron star material is ten billion times stronger than steel. Neutron stars are born after supernovas, an implosion that compresses an …

europePeter Zeihan lists real problems but then has insane conclusions

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Peter Zeihan lists problems around the world. I disagree with his conclusions and his claims of inevitability. The demographic problems identified in the age pyramids in different countries range from challenging to severe. The non-performing loans in Italy and Italy’s …

aseanTrade war and costs speeding shifts of production to ASEAN and USA

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Manufacturers are expanding to other regions in Asia because of rising mainland labor costs in recent years. This move is speeding up with the Trade War. Hong Kong and mainland companies are planning to hire more staff in cheaper regions …

colonization6% of space fans willing to live in early smaller space stations

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The National Space Society conducted an Internet survey of 1,075 subjects to shed light on their views regarding the desirability of living in a small space settlement in orbit close to the Earth. This was motivated by studies suggesting that …

chinaChina power consumption was up 8.8% year over year in August

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China’s power consumption increased 8.8 percent in August. Total power usage is on track to about 6800 bilion kWh for all of 2018. China’s total installed power generation capacity reached 1,746.42 gigawatts at the end of August. US installed power …