antimatter

antimatterPositron 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 …

antimatterProgress 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 …

antimatterSolutions 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 …

antimatterTheoretical 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 …

antimatterDespite 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 …

antimatterMovie 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 …

antimatterStarCore 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 …

antimatterSuperconducting sensor could detect submarines by the magnetic disturbance of their wake

The Debye effect could be used hunt submarines using the magnetic signatures of their wakes. Seawater is salty, full of ions of sodium and chlorine. Because those ions have different masses, any nudge—such as a passing submarine—moves some farther than …

antimatterGrumman Laser Beam Control System for Next-Generation Fighter will begin testing by 2019

Northrop Grumman will help the U.S. Air Force mature its plans to use directed energy systems for self-protection on current and future aircraft under a contract awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The laser weapon will be housed in …

antimatterJapan increases military spending and the Asia region has an arms buildup

The budget approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet increases military spending to a record level, reflecting Mr. Abe’s desire to bolster the defense of outlying islands that are at the heart of a territorial dispute with China. Military spending …