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emdriveSolar powered EMdrive version of Space Battleship Yamato

Space Battleship Yamato is a major anime movie series. The original Yamato movie in Japan eclipsed that of the local release of Star Wars. It was followed by over a dozen movie sequels. After aliens attack in 2199, the Earth …

controversialIf EMdrive is real and scales with Q factor then we get almost Star Trek level Technology

Adam Crowl considers spaceships if EM-Drive is verified as a real thing. If the NASA emdrive performance of 1.2 millinewtons per kilowatt. 8.3 TeraWatts of power would be needed to provide 10 million newtons of thrust to accelerate a 1000 …

chinaContinued claims that the EMDrive is being tested on the X-37B

In November 2016 the International Business Times claimed the U.S. government was testing a version of the EmDrive on the Boeing X-37B and that the Chinese government has made plans to incorporate the EmDrive on its orbital space laboratory Tiangong-2. …

emdriveCarnival of Space 492

The Carnival of Space 492 is up at Urban Astronomer Universe Today – Mars Curiosity Rolls Up to Potential New Meteorite Universe Today – Last Man on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Has Died Nextbigfuture – Giant soap bubble on earth …

cannaePan-mTOR inhibitors may be superior to rapamycin for antiaging

Gerosuppression by pan-mTOR inhibitors Rapamycin slows organismal aging and delays age-related diseases, extending lifespan in numerous species. In cells, rapamycin and other rapalogs such as everolimus suppress geroconversion from quiescence to senescence. Rapamycin inhibits some, but not all, activities of …

chinaAirbus working on flying cars, flying buses, ridesharing flying vehicles and drone product delivery

Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday. Airbus last year formed a …

antimatterMovie Arrival and the Simpsons

Arrival has been out for a while and is actual mostly out of theaters I just want to point something out that I noticed. Minor spoiler. The pair of aliens are called Abbot and Costello. They look more like Kang …

cannaeFirst true brain to brain communication could start in 2017 because of recent huge advances

The first true brain-to-brain communication in people could start next year, thanks to huge recent advances. Early attempts won’t quite resemble telepathy as we often imagine it. Our brains work in unique ways, and the way each of us thinks …

emdriveHexagonal diamond Lonsdaleite created in Australia and it is 58% harder than regular diamond

The Australian National University (ANU) has led an international project to make a diamond that’s predicted to be harder than a jeweller’s diamond and useful for cutting through ultra-solid materials on mining sites. ANU Associate Professor Jodie Bradby said her …

air forceNvidia Xavier chip 20 trillion operations per second of deep learning performance and uses 20 watts which means 50 chips would be a petaOP at a kilowatt

While Moore’s Law for traditional CPU-based computing is on the decline, Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO says that we are just on the precipice of a new Moore’s Law-like curve of innovation—one that is driven by traditional CPUs with accelerator kickers, …