US Air Force plan for Air Superiority in 2030 and beyond

Adversaries are increasingly deploying integrated and networked capabilities as part of the Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) strategy in highly contested environments. To achieve air superiority against this strategy in support of joint force mission objectives, the US Air Force needs to develop a family of capabilities that operate in and across the air, space and cyberspace …

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High dielectric constant enables Superconducting Meissner Transition at 77 degrees celsius or 170 degrees fahrenheit

Superconductors.ORG reports high Tc has been advanced to 77 Celsius (170F, 350K) with the discovery of the compound Tl7Sn2Ba2MnCu10O20+. This exceedingly high transition temperature (Tc) was achieved by substituting manganese into the titanium atomic sites of the 65 Celsius superconductor announced in January 2014. This substitution increases the dielectric constant (K) of the anion in …

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Per Capita GDP prediction method with 97% accuracy using economic freedom, average IQ, trading block membership and oil usage

Economic Freedom and average citizenry IQ — plus slight tweaks from trading block membership and oil predicted GDP per capita for every country with a high .97 correlation (r) with actual GDP per capita. This is not scientific but uses a few factors that can be adjusted to correlate to per capita GDP both historically …

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu visits Googleplex

There is a 41 minute video of Steven Chu talking about clean energy (including nuclear fusion) at Google. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, …

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Europe Space Agency Hypersonic Plane Work: FAST 20XX and Lapcat II

European Space Agency (ESA) activities in the non-space themes of EC’s programmes are the Long Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies (LAPCAT) II and Future High-Altitude High-Speed Transport (FAST) 20XX. LAPCAT II is a logical follow-up of the previous LAPCAT I, whose objective was to reduce the duration of antipodal flights (that is, flights between …

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40% of the power an average size nuclear reactor to be added 2011 to 2012

Power uprates of four Florida nuclear reactors approved to add 414 megawatts between 2011 and 2012 This equal to about 40% of the average power of an existing nuclear reactor. I am in favor of aggressive nuclear power uprates. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million …

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Possible cloning of primate embryos

For the first time, scientists have created dozens of cloned embryos from adult primates. [details have not yet been published in a peer reviewed journal] The scientists who carried out the latest primate work are believed to have tried to implant about 100 cloned embryos into the wombs of around 50 surrogate rhesus macaque mothers …

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