Nanoracks, Voyager Space, and Lockheed Martin to Develop Commercial Space Station

Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station. The space station, known as Starlab, will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued U.S. presence and leadership in low-Earth orbit. …

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Without Further Intervention 3 Degrees is Worst Case 2100 Climate Warming

Assessment of current policies by two researchers published in the journal Nature suggests that the world is on course for around 3 °C of warming above pre-industrial levels. The world is already at 1 °C of warming above pre-industrial levels. The RCP 8.5 degrees scenario assumes that things like coal usage will go up 5 to …

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Full Modular Nuclear Reactor Mockup

A full-scale mock-up of the main vessels of the U-Battery advanced modular reactor (AMR), by U-Battery and Cavendish Nuclear, has demonstrated how the reactor can be built using modular techniques. The mock-up includes the reactor vessel, the intermediate heat exchanger vessel, and the u-shaped connecting duct, began in February 2020, Threlfall said at an event …

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Energy Shortage Will Go Global as Winter is Coming

China’s Vice Premier Han Zheng had ordered all power utilities to make sure they have enough supplies of raw materials, including coal and oil, for the security of power supply during the cold season—whatever it took. China has already had rolling blackouts for consumers and retailers and outages for factories. Oil prices could surpass $80 …

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Intel’s Technology Roadmap

Intel’s updated technology roadmap from 2021 to 2025 and beyond was released. Intel goes to a sub-7 nanometer process in mid-2022. This is when Intel finally gets to EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet). Intel used to be ahead in technology but they are now trying to catch up to TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor), AMD and Nvidia. In 2022, …

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JMS is Completely Remaking Babylon 5 for the CW Network

Babylon 5 was possibly the best science fiction television show ever made. The original creator, Joseph Michael Straczynski (JMS), is returning to recreate it. It is a reboot that carries over key concepts from the original series, but is not restricted by anything in the original. Most of the original cast have unfortunately died. Those …

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Building the First Low-Power Network to Support Global IoT Demand

Technology is frequently positioned as one of the most powerful tools for tackling long-term global problems such as the climate emergency or food and water security. Terms such as “smart farming” refer to a future of agriculture where sensors monitor conditions such as soil quality, water, humidity, and temperature. Software and robotics technologies make continual …

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Tesla and Teslabot Future

Tesla released the version 10 beta of its full self-driving system just after midnight on Friday. Testers mostly agree that version 10 was a substantial improvement over version 9.2. Tesla is making and selling about 80,000 cars each month. They produced 44,200 cars in China in August and average about 35,000-40,000 cars from Fremont each …

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