NASA’s First-Ever Planetary Defense Test

NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) targeted the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos, a small body just 530 feet (160 meters) in diameter. It orbits a larger, 2,560-foot (780-meter) asteroid called Didymos. Neither asteroid poses a threat to Earth. The mission’s one-way trip confirmed NASA can successfully navigate a spacecraft to intentionally collide with an asteroid to …

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Aubrey de Grey Announces Tests of Combinations of Aging Damage Interventions

Aubrey de Grey spoke at his Longevity Summit Dublin conference. He has created a new antiaging foundation. They will combine stem cells and senolytic interventions. They will partner with iChor. IChor’s lab is able to perform large mouse studies. They will be able to test many other combinations of aging damage interventions. They will perform …

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SpaceX and Elon Musk Activated Starlink in Iran

Protest in Iran have now spread to at least 50 Iranian cities, were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian woman who was arrested for allegedly breaking Iran’s strict rules on wearing the hijab. Videos showing women burning their headscarves and crowds chanting “death to the dictator” amid burning cars are …

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600-mile Gemini Battery for $50 per kWh at Scale

Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage company, unveiled a 240-Ah prismatic anode-free cell after a successful 12-month R&D effort. The company believes its anode-free cell is the highest energy density large-format cell ever produced. The breakthrough technology will enable the commercialization of ONE’s GeminiTM dual-chemistry architecture, which will be integrated into a BMW …

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Sylvatex Developing Cheaper Cathodes and LFP Batteries

Advanced materials technology company, Sylvatex (SVX), announced a new proprietary waterless production method that delivers premium EV-grade cathode active materials (CAM) at lower costs and that allows for a broader material input supply base to enable demand growth. They expect this simpler and more sustainable approach to CAM production can enable a 25% reduction in …

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Zinc Iron Stationary Flow Batteries

Shanghai-based WeView has raised US$56.5 million in several rounds of financing to commercialize the zinc-iron flow battery energy storage systems technology originally developed by ViZn Energy Systems. WeView plans to invest around RMB10 billion (US$1.4 billion) in its technology over the next five years, building a 5GW factory, research & development base and electrolyte production …

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EV Battery Capacity Pipeline for 2031 is Over 7 Terawatt Hours

The global capacity of lithium-ion battery gigafactories is set to surpass seven terawatt hours (TWh) by 2031, according to Benchmark’s Gigafactory Assessment. This milestone comes just four months after the ten-year pipeline exceeded six TWh in April. Over half of the global capacity is 2031 is controlled by just nine companies. China is set to …

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Molten Carbonate High Temperature Fuel Cells Getting to Scale

FuelCell Energy (FCE) is developing high-temperature fuel cells that can work with natural gas and coal plants to improve efficiency and cleaner energy. The Connecticut-based firm has developed a new type of fuel cell that uses molten carbonate electrolytes. This electrochemical cell can capture CO2 from a power plant’s flue gas while generating additional electricity …

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