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building2000 Multi-passenger coordinated Ridesharing minibuses could replace 95% of New York Taxis, keep travel time close and reduce traffic by 75%

A MIT team found that 95 percent of demand would be covered by just 2,000 ten-person vehicles, compared to the nearly 14,000 taxis that currently operate in New York City. Carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce …

buildingLockheed says their Laser Weapons are Ready for Use Today and laser modules can be used to scale power

“The technologies now exist,” said Paul Shattuck, company director for Directed Energy Systems. “They can be packaged into a size, weight, power and thermal which can be fit onto relevant tactical platforms, whether it’s a ship, whether it’s a …

buildingAbout 1000 tons per year of graphene being produced but commercial markets lagging by a decade or more

In a 2014 report, Lux predicted that the global market for graphene would be worth US$349 million by 2025; by comparison, the University of Manchester estimates that graphene has already attracted $2.4 billion for research. There is nearly 1000 tons …

airplanesWidespread taxibots would provide todays mobility with 10% of the cars

Self-driving shared vehicles could take 9 out of 10 cars off city streets. Fleets of “TaxiBots” and “AutoVots” can deliver today’s mobility with significantly fewer cars–new study. A fleet of self-driving shared cars could make 90% of conventional cars in …

buildingComcast will offer 2 Gigabit internet service to about 18 million subscribers by end of 2015

Comcast announced it will offer residential multi-gigabit broadband service to more than 1.5 million customers in Atlanta starting next month. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) service that will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution. Service will be …

buildingWinSun 3D printed sections of building then assembled them into a 5 story apartment

In March of last year, company WinSun claimed to have printed 10 houses in 24 hours, using a proprietary 3D printer that uses a mixture of ground construction and industrial waste, such as glass and tailings, around a base of …

buildingA Real Project and Product that seems like a Dilbert Cartoon

The Hamster Wheel Standing Desk is a collaboration at Pier 9 between Artist-in-Residence RobbGodshaw and Instructables Developer Will Doenlen. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian Wang Brian Wang is a …

buildingCarnival of Nuclear Energy 217

1. Atomic Insights – Nonproliferation is a disguised antinuclear energy effort A 1983 article titled Nuclear power and nuclear weapons: the connection is dangerous is the clearest piece of evidence Rod Adams has found to prove that many of the …

3dChina could complete 9 nuclear reactors in the next 7 months and then start construction on 30 reactors over the next 18 months

China currently has 21 operational nuclear reactors. By the end of 2014, the number of reactors in the country is expected reach 30, bringing the total nuclear capacity to around 27 GWe. In 2015, capacity should reach 36 GWe, as …

buildingSummary of Nuclear Fusion Projects

Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP Fusion) has been very public about their experiments. LPP Fusion is about 46% of the way to a $200,000 fund raising goal. So another 109,000 more They had a review by three independent researchers. The committee …