LPP Fusion Funded and prepping for Berylium electrode experiments

LPPF is preparing actively for both the experiments with beryllium electrodes expected in the spring and for the shift to hydrogen-boron fuel expected before year-end. The research team is planning the new vacuum system that will ensure that any beryllium dust the machine produces will be safely trapped in filters. As well, efforts are underway …

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LPP Fusion is 90% of the way to hitting funding goal

LPP Fusion is nearing their minimum funding level for their latest round of financing. LPPFusion has raised $370,000 out of a minimum $400,000 funding round. LPPFusion is a small New Jersey R and D firm with the ambitious goal of reaching and developing a new route to producing fusion energy, the energy that powers the …

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LPP Fusion raising $1 million via equity crowdfunding

LPPFusion has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 million to fund the next major stage of their research to develop a cheap, clean, safe and unlimited source of energy. The campaign, which went live at Noon EST, Nov. 9 on the leading crowdfunding website Wefunder, is the first time that shares in LPPFusion …

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100 bits recorded in e coli bacteria using CRISPR editing

Utilizing the bacterial CRISPR/Cas adaptive immune system, researchers at Harvard have developed a method for permanently recording molecular events in living cells Before this experiment, the most information any scientist had ever permanently uploaded into a living cell was 11 bits of information. That’s a mere 11 zeros and ones of binary data, and less …

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Telsa working on new third generation platform for model 3 and crossover model Y

Tesla’s Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel said that Tesla mostly shifted their staff to work on the next generation Model 3 (26 minutes into the video below). The Model 3 is expected to have a starting price of $35,000 before any incentives and a range of more than 200 miles. The company is working on …

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Lexus also has a magnetic hoverboard that works over metals like steel

Lexus announced Wednesday it has created a hoverboard. “It works. It’s not a hoax,” says spokesman Moe Durand. Lexus says it won’t be sold. It’s for demonstration purposes. It operates using magnetic levitation, with liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets that “combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible.” It says it is working with …

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Stanford brings commercial fast recharging aluminum batteries closer

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. “We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, …

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Russia plan improbable supersonic mach 1.6 heavy lift transport plane

Russia is planning to make a fleet of 80 heavy transport aircraft that will reportedly for moving a strategic unit of 400 Armata tanks, with ammunition, to anywhere in the world. The PAK TA program envisages an order of 80 new cargo aircraft to start serial production in 2024. There are also plans to make …

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Carnival of Space 384

The Carnival of Space 384 is up at The Venus Transit blog Universe Today – A Universe of 10 Dimensions Superstring theory posits that the universe exists in 10 dimensions at once. Image Credit: National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli. The Meridiani Journal – Curiosity finds new evidence Gale crater was once a large lake Nextbigfuture …

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Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips

Skyscraper chip researchers’ leveraged three breakthroughs. 1. a new technology for creating transistors, those tiny gates that switch electricity on and off to create digital zeroes and ones. 2. a new type of computer memory that lends itself to multistory fabrication. 3. a technique to build these new logic and memory technologies into high-rise structures …

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