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electric sailTechnology Disruptors like Spacex, Tesla Motors, Broad Group fight the courts and politically connected

IF Spacex fully succeeds then launch costs to orbit could drop to about $10 per pound from $4000-20000 per pound (cost of competing launch systems). This could open up space to colonization and industry and enable the economy of civilization …

electric sailUsing cosmic ray scattering to map asteroid interiors to 1 kilometer and more NASA Advanced concepts

Here are more of the most recent batch of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program NIAC Phase I awarded projects. Pions and Muons from galactic cosmic ray collisions can be used to map the interior of asteroids to the meter …

electric sailNon-invasive brain to brain communication to allow a human to mentally control movement of a rats tail

Harvard researchers have created the first noninvasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) between a human and a rat. The interface allows the human to control the rat’s tail. This is computer mediated telepathy and remote control of another body from someone elses …

electric sailChina’s TCL has $999 ultra high definition 4K 50 inch LED TV

TCL (The Creative Life), the third largest TV brand in the world, announced their fall product line-up for the US headlined by the 50″ edge-lit LED 4K Ultra HD TV launching in September aggressively priced at $999 MSRP. 50″ Edge …

cubesatWith Ten Days to go for Stretch Goals Kickstarter passes $1 million target for space telescope

The ARKYD is a technologically advanced, orbiting space telescope that will be controlled by YOU, the crowd, through your pledges and community involvement. You can even direct your telescope time to non-profit science centers and universities for use in your …

electric sailRetired US Admiral suggest railguns with Mach 5 shotgun pellets for anti aircraft and anti-missile steel cloud

China is about 30 years from catching up to US miltary spending and about 40-50 years from catching up with a comparable military capability. Even after catching up on budgets, China would lag in training and other factors that would …

electric sailChina should have GDP of about 100 trillion yuan by 2020

Nextbigfuture has made predictions that China would have a GDP of $107 trillion yuan by 2020. China’s gross domestic product will hit 100 trillion yuan ($16 trillion) by 2020, close to the size of the United States economy in 2012, …

asteroidsJapan has approved the restart of Ohi nuclear reactors

USA Today – Japan’s government on Saturday approved bringing the country’s first nuclear reactors back online since last year’s earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to nuclear power after Fukushima. …

electric sailStretched Lens Array and Other High Power to Weight Ratio Power Sources for Fast Vasimr Propulsion

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Ad Astra’s Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket needs 200 Megawatts of power for a 40 day trip from Earth to Mars, but the power source needs a high needs a high power …

airplanesBlackhole Starships

Are Black Hole Starships Possible? (20 page pdf) By Louis Crane and Shawn Westmoreland, Kansas State University (H/T Crowlspace) The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether it is possible to build artificial Black holes of the appropriate size, …