Spacex plans the first relaunch of one of its rockets in September or October of this year

Elon Musk says Spacex is planning for its first rocket reflight in either September or October. Fourth rocket arrives in the hangar. Aiming for first reflight in Sept/Oct. pic.twitter.com/TqW8d6Cc3U — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 7, 2016 Next launch targeting June 14 from Cape Canaveral – 45 minute launch window opens at 10:32am ET, 2:32pm UTC …

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Gene Editing Offers Hope for Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Three research groups, working independently of one another, reported in the journal Science on Thursday that they had used the Crispr-Cas9 technique to treat mice with a defective dystrophin gene. Each group loaded the DNA-cutting system onto a virus that infected the mice’s muscle cells, and excised from the gene a defective stretch of DNA …

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Progress on improving quantum annealing

Both simulated quantum annealing and physical quantum annealing have shown the emergence of “heavy tails” in their performance as optimizers: The total time needed to solve a set of random input instances is dominated by a small number of very hard instances. Classical simulated annealing, in contrast, does not show such heavy tails. Here we …

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Elon Musk talks about 1200 kilometer (745 mile) range for Tesla Electric cars in 2020 and

In a Danish television interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will steadily increase the range of its electric cars over the next few years. In the interview (the relevant section begins at 6:22), Musk said that Tesla could increase the range of the Model S to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) “within a year …

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Plutonium magnetism in constant flux making it nearly impossible to detect

Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. The advances that enabled the discovery hold great promise for materials, energy and computing applications. Plutonium is not devoid of magnetism, but in fact its magnetism is just in …

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China’s LENR is getting excess 600 watts of heat from 780 watts of input power

Songsheng Jiang, Ni-H Research Group of the China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China has low energy nuclear reaction results. The experiment set-up with powder fuels (Ni + 10%(in weight)LiAlH4) is 20 grams filled in a nickel cell,located in the stainless-steel reaction chamber. The existing heater is made of nichrome wire, which is wound on …

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World Population might be 7.5 billion this year with corrected counting errors

Online World population meters indicate that the world population is 7.314 billion people However, the UN reports that their estimate of World population has 1-2% error. An evaluation of a series of United Nations population projections between the 1950s and 1990s found that all but one had a margin of error of less than 4%. …

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New Armata Tanks and Variants Seen at Parade Rehearsal, First Redesigned Russian Tanks since 1970s

The Russian Ground Forces’ new suite of armoured vehicles have been officially revealed for the first time by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), ahead of their formal debut at the 9 May Moscow Victory Day Parade. The new vehicles are principally clean-slate designs and represent the biggest change in Russia’s armoured fighting vehicle families …

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Russian and US space agencies talk about a joint space station successor to the ISS

Moscow’s space officials are talking with their NASA counterparts about building a new space station after the current one has run its course, in 2024 or later. But there’s no indication of a formal agreement, even though some of the comments make it sound that way. The comments came after discussions between NASA Administrator Charles …

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