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air forceAll F-35 stealth fighters are grounded after September crash

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The global fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 combat jets have been temporarily grounded to investigate engine problems following a Marine Corps plane crash last month. Officials said the fleet of about 320 jets would undergo inspections over the next 48 …

economic impactUnderstanding SpaceX reusability

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SpaceX has had 62 successful launches and landed 28 times and reused boosters 15 times. They have had 34 successful launches in 2017 and so far in 2018. The new block 5 Falcon 9’s are coming back in good shape …

economic impactHumanity will not change for coral or ice but will change for money

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The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius predicts a tolerable climate-changed world. Why is it tolerable? The IPCC predicts the ice caps and Greenlands ice will go away. They …

carsSelf-driving trucks will cut logistics costs in half and boost GDP

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The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy. The Global Truck Study 2018 has found that around 80% …

chinaWhat if World Business Cycles are less US-centric?

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China economy on a GDP purchasing power parity basis became the largest in 2013 and it is now 25% larger than the USA. China’s economy will be 30% larger in 2019 and 50% larger in 2023. China’s GDP statistics do …

economic impactNext level space is multi-trillion dollar businesses

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The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop is hosting a special Symposium to discuss Catalyzing major human space activities by 2030. What are the next levels for space activities? 1000 or more times the flight and material in space New and vastly …

air forceUS defense spending will surge past $1 trillion per year and get surprisingly little

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The US spends $890 billion on defense in 2019 . Continuing this rate of spending will mean the US Navy would shrink to 230 ships in 2047. Increasing costs for ships and planes and other military equipment cannot be contained. …

economic impactWill the US waste $100+ billion on SLS, Orion and LOP-G by 2030?

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The US could get so much more accomplished in space if they stop wasting money on the Space Launch System, Orion and the Lunar gateway. The US did waste money on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. The …

economic impactWind Power costs at 2 cents per kilowatt hour

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Technology advancements and cost reductions have driven wind power down to 2 cents per kwh. This is from the annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Key findings from …

economic impactUkraine 2019 elections could shift Ukraine to EU and US

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The Russia-Ukraine war has continued from 2014 to today. Russian troops in uniforms without identifying insignia occupied and took Crimea. Russian intelligence and military services provided leadership, funding, ammunition, heavy weapons and regular units of the Russian army to launch …