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broadbandFCC Proposed 10 Mbps wireless download speed is Nigeria’s download speed

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Under a new FCC proposal, any area able to obtain wireless speeds of at least 10 Mbps down, 1 Mbps would be deemed good enough for American consumers. Under the previous FCC, wireless was deemed important, but not yet anywhere …

5gTransmission of video signals 100 times faster than fastest cellular network

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Researchers have demonstrated the transmission of two separate video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at a data rate more than 100 times faster than today’s fastest cellular data networks. Multiplexing, the ability to send multiple signals through a single channel, …

aliensArecibo seeing unusual signals from 11 light years away at Ross128

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The Planetary Habitability Lab at the University of Puerto Rico is conducting a scientific campaign from the Arecibo Observatory to observe red dwarf star with planets. These observations might provide information about the radiation and magnetic environment around these stars …

communicationBoosting interstellar communication to a laser pushed sail probe to multiple megabits per second

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Michael Hippke has calculated how to have multi-megabyte communication speeds between a laser pushed sail probe and a telescope at our solar systems gravitational lensing point. Previously Hippke had determined how to use stellar photon pressures of the stellar triple …

communicationOneweb building High-Volume Satellite Manufacturing Facility

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OneWeb Satellites, a 50-50 joint venture between would-be constellation operator OneWeb and satellite manufacturer Airbus, has inaugurated the first serial-production line for its planned 900 communications satellites for OneWeb’s low Earth orbit constellation. “This facility is a pivotal step toward …

communicationSpacex will begin deploying low cost mass produced internet satellites starting in 2019

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SpaceX said it plans to launch thousands of satellites on Falcon 9 rockets beginning in 2019 to establish what would one day become a global broadband internet constellation. Patricia Cooper, SpaceX’s vice president of satellite government affairs, told the Senate …

5gTerabit DSL could solve the last mile problem with far less cost

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John Cioffi described Terabit DSL (TDSL). It include carrying 50-600 GHz wireless signals through the tiny spaces between individual twisted pairs or the cables that bundle a hundred of them. “We are shooting for a terabit/second over 100 meters, 100 …

communicationMIT wants to build an add-on 1 MW sub-critical molten salt reactor beside their 6MW light water reactor to avoid 10 years of regulatory approvals

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MIT plans a one-megawatt demonstration molten salt reactor. It would be incapable of sustaining a fission reaction on its own, the researchers believe they could avoid building a standalone experimental prototype, which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission generally requires. That site …

chinaWorld Will Pass $150 trillion GDP on a purchase power parity basis in 2021 and pass a $100 trillion in current price GDP dollars in 2022

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The World Will Pass $150 trillion GDP on a purchase power parity basis in 2021 and pass a $100 trillion in current price GDP dollars in 2022.

chinaCampaigning for Clean Air via pro-nuclear strategies

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Campaigning for Clean Air is a new book written by Meredith Angwin. The book provides the basics of air pollution and different energy sources. It addresses why nuclear energy is safe and economical and should have increased usage. The bulk …