Roadmap to Increase Antimatter Production by 10 Billion Times

Fermilab was able to produce 2 nanograms of antimatter per year, but a new NASA NIAC plan by Gerald Jackson could increase this by 10 billion times to 20 grams per year with a $670 million per year energy cost antimatter factory. They also have a theoretical solution for long-term antimatter storage. They would use …

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Steven Howe Breakthroughs for Antimatter Production and Storage

Dr. Steven Howe identified an antimatter niche for the acceleration of small unmanned interstellar probes. Small amounts of antimatter can be used to initiate fission events whose daughters provided thrust. * use a dedicated customer $670 million accelerator to produce 10 grams of antimatter per year * form the antiprotons into antihydrogen and coat it …

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Positron Dynamics Installed Antimatter Propulsion Related Gear

In March 2020, Positron Dynamics completed a new source installation at Berkeley. They continue to make progress on experiments and designs. Positron Dynamics designs avoid huge show-stopper problems with using antimatter. We cannot store useful amounts of antimatter. We can only generate tiny amounts of antimatter. Antimatter particles that are created need to be slowed …

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Plan to Explore Proxima Centauri For Decades Usings Thousands of Chipsats

Hbar Technologies looks at using Breakthrough Starshot laser acceleration to reach Proxima Centauri and then use antimatter propulsion to decelerate. This would not be a flyby mission where a mission would pass through the solar system at 10% of the speed of light. A ten-kilogram spacecraft would have a decades-long exploration and scientific data return …

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Positron Antimatter catalyzed fusion propulsion

We can produce very little antimatter and what we make is very difficult to store. These have been huge obstacles that have made antimatter propulsion many trillions of times beyond technological capabilities. Positron Dynamics and Ryan Weed get around these issues by using isotopes of Krypton or sodium which naturally produce positrons (anti-electrons). They can …

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Progress in Laser cooling of antihydrogen atoms which allow more precise meaurements

Researchers report the observation of the 1S–2P, Lyman-α transition in antihydrogen, based on 966 detected events and an estimated background of 14 events. They will use the laser cooling innovation to help produce cold and dense sample of anti-atoms for precision spectroscopy and gravity measurements. For each experimental sequence, about 500 antihydrogen atoms were accumulated …

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Solutions for near-term antimatter fusion propulsion using isotope breeding cycle

The world only produces a nanogram of antimatter every year but we cannot store any of it for any length of time. Positron Dynamics has solutions to all of the huge problems to use the immense power of antimatter. Positrons are 2000 times easier to produce than antiprotons. The positron or antielectron is the antiparticle …

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Theoretical progress on producing and storing several grams of antimatter per year

There was a 2016-2017 Kickstarter for Antimatter fuel production. It was an effort by Dr. Gerald Jackson. He has an antimatter drive website which has an outline of the steps needed for working out how to produce and store several grams of antiprotons each year. The current belief is that freezing it as anti-lithium or …

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Despite 276 combat performance problems the Pentagon is trying to rush the F-35 to initial operational testing

The US Office of Operational Testing and Evaluation released a 62 page report on the F-35 stealth fighter and still finds 276 deficiencies in combat performance. Despite the problems a military program whose cost has soared from $233 billion to an estimated $379 billion has pilots and generals who will vouch for it. Recent estimates …

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Movie Arrival and the Simpsons

Arrival has been out for a while and is actual mostly out of theaters I just want to point something out that I noticed. Minor spoiler. The pair of aliens are called Abbot and Costello. They look more like Kang and Kodos. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger …

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StarCore high temperature nuclear reactor has applied for a design review with Canadian regulators

Canadian reactor designer StarCore Nuclear has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to begin the vendor design review process for its Generation IV high temperature gas reactor (HTGR). Montréal-based StarCore, founded in 2008, is focused on developing small modular reactors (SMRs) to provide power and potable water to remote communities in Canada. Its …

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