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FriedlanderSpacex has a successful rocket launch and the rocket did not surving a landing attempt on at sea platform

Today at 6:35 p.m. EST, SpaceX hopes, at last, to make its fifth attempt to launch and then land, its Falcon 9 rocket on an at-sea platform. The launch attempt has been delayed for a multitude of reasons over the …

FriedlanderHigh power microwaves and laser weapons

Directed-energy (DE) weapons, including high-energy lasers (HEL), high-power microwaves (HPM) and related radiofrequency technologies, offer the prospect of cost-effective precision attack or enhanced point defense and can provide warfighters with flexible nonkinetic employment options. DE weapons have finally demonstrated sufficient …

existential riskParody of Atlas robot testing

Auralnauts has a clip on YouTube. It has an imagined voice over conversation. It has a chat between Boston Dynamics employees testing the robot who are abusing the robot. The AI-powered machine decides to fight back against bullying. Brian Wang …

Friedlander$200,000 kickstarter for antimatter propulsion tests

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a …

FriedlanderLightest and cheapest medical exoskeleton helps those paralyzed from the waste down to walk

Suitx has a $40,000 exoskeleton. The suit returns movement to wearers’ hips and knees with small motors attached to standard orthotics. Wearers can control the movement of each leg and walk at up to 1.1 miles per hour by pushing …

FriedlanderSwitchable material could enable new phase change memory chips

Two MIT researchers have developed a thin-film material whose phase and electrical properties can be switched between metallic and semiconducting simply by applying a small voltage. The material then stays in its new configuration until switched back by another voltage. …

FriedlanderSwitchable material could enable new phase change memory chips

Two MIT researchers have developed a thin-film material whose phase and electrical properties can be switched between metallic and semiconducting simply by applying a small voltage. The material then stays in its new configuration until switched back by another voltage. …

asteroidIndia trying to reform to reach its economic growth potential

India’s robust growth rate is likely to level off in the coming year and could drop to as low as 7 per cent in an “increasingly grim” world economy, according to Arvind Subramanian, the government’s chief economic adviser. Releasing India’s …

cold war historyDisruptive advanced nuclear design is in pre-licensing design review

Terrestrial Energy announced that it is submitting its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for Phase I of its pre-licensing Vendor Design Review. During the course of this review, which is an optional …

fissionMFMP project publishes recipe for excess heat with low energy nuclear reactions aka cold fusion

On the LENR forum the MFMP project has published 18 steps for getting excess heat with low energy nuclear reactions (LENR aka cold fusion) 1. Bake Ni 2. Reduce Ni 3. Hydrogenate Ni 4. Mix: Ni + LiAlH4 + Li …