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artifici1.2 Trillion Transistors on a Wafer-Scale AI Chip

The Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE) is the largest chip ever built and has one 1.2 trillion transistors. It is the heart of a deep learning system. It is 56x larger than any other chip. It delivers more compute, more memory, …

futureTerraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories

The McKay-Zubrin plan for terraforming Mars in 50 years was cited by Elon Musk. Orbital mirrors with 100 km radius are required to vaporize the CO2 in the south polar cap. If manufactured of solar sail-like material, such mirrors would …

futureAnimated Rendering of Space Battles With Nuclear Orion Spaceships

Animations of nuclear battleship Orions fighting in space. It was created by Rhysy who has made some of the best Project Orion related animations. In George Dyson’s book, he mentioned an Orion battleship model that was shown to President Kennedy. …

batteriesTesla Next Generation Lithium Batteries vs Solid State Batteries from Everyone Else

Batteries for electric cars and trucks will become a $6 billion market with silicon added batteries and advanced lithium-ion batteries dominant until 2026 when solid-state batteries could become dominant. Almost all car and truck makers are betting next-generation batteries will …

crisprMany CRISPR Gene Editing Clinical Trials Underway

Human clinical trials are using CRISPR/Cas9 to combat cancer and blood disorders. In these tests, researchers remove some of a person’s cells, edit the DNA and then inject the cells back in, now hopefully armed to fight disease. Researchers are …

futureOld Star Trek Was Right As US Navy Returns to Manual Switches

The US Navy will begin reverting destroyers back to a physical throttle and traditional helm control system in the next 18 to 24 months, after the fleet overwhelmingly said they prefer mechanical controls to touchscreen systems in the aftermath of …

futureUS Navy and Missile Defense Agency Megawatt Lasers by 2023-2024

In 2018, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency had targeted demonstrating megawatt lasers by 2023-2024. The US Army recently had an announcement of a contract for 250-300 kilowatt lasers on a large truck by 2024. This means that four …

camerasUS Military Will Use Big Brother Monitoring Technology to Track All Movement in the USA

The US Military will conduct high altitude MESH networking radar tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats. High altitude balloons will fly at twice the altitude of …

elon muskSpaceX Progresses to Completing Orbital Starship by End of August

Elon Musk has posted progress that the SpaceX team has made on the Orbital version of the Starship. Pictures are of a 9-meter dome rotation and the tSarship airframe behind windbreak. The windbreak is to prevent the Starship from being …