Claimed solid metallic hydrogen sample was lost

The claimed solid metallic hydrogen sample has been lost on February 11. It was being stored at temperatures around 80 Kelvin (-193 degrees Celsius and -316 degrees Fahrenheit), and at incredibly high pressures between two diamonds in a type of vice. Further testing caused the diamonds to break and the vice to fail, and the …

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Carnival of space 494

1. Universe Today – Here’s the Highest Resolution Map of Pluto We’ll Get from New Horizons Color mosaic map of Pluto’s surface, created from the New Horizons many photographs. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI 2. Universe Today – New Age in Weather Forecasting Begins with Spectacular 1st Images from NASA/NOAA GOES-16 Observatory 3. Universe Today – How to …

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2017 terahertz science and technology roadmap

Here is a 50 page 2017 terahertz science and technology roadmap from the Journal of Physics D- Applied Physics Science and technologies based on terahertz frequency electromagnetic radiation (100 GHz–30 THz) have developed rapidly over the last 30 years. For most of the 20th Century, terahertz radiation, then referred to as sub-millimeter wave or far-infrared …

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DARPA project willl advance metal 3D printing by improving speed, cost and repeatability

The third and final phase of the DARPA Open Manufacturing program is slated to begin before year’s end, and will continue through to mid-2018. The DARPA OM program seeks to develop an Integrated Computational Material Engineering framework that can accurately predict the properties of 3D printed metal components. DARPA indicates that uncertainties in materials and …

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NIST Device for Detecting Subatomic-Scale Motion Has Potential Robotics, Homeland Security Applications

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small—shorter than the diameter of a hydrogen atom, or less than one-millionth the width of a human hair. Not only can the handheld device sense the atomic-scale motion of …

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Trump has a two pager on his plans for his first 100 days

Trump had published a contract with America on his first 100 days. Newt Gingrich is one of his advisors so various methods used will be similar to what Gingrich did in the 1990s. This is information that is useful for understanding the near future of US politics and the potential world impact. This is just …

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Thirty meter telescope project likely shifting to Canary Islands instead of Hawaii

One of the world’s biggest telescope projects might be forced to move its location to a different continent. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) was due to be built in Hawaii, but ran into opposition with indigenous groups which consider its proposed site sacred. Now the TMT’s board says a site in the Canary Islands, Spain, …

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New DARPA Chips Ease Operations In Electromagnetic Environs

Enhanced situational awareness could come from new chips that can sample and digitize battlefield radiofrequency signals at blazingly fast rates Competition for scarce electromagnetic (EM) spectrum is increasing, driven by a growing military and civilian demand for connected devices. As the spectrum becomes more congested, the Department of Defense (DoD) will need better tools for …

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Israel will be getting first modified F-35 stealth jet fighters late in 2016 and will use them to maintain beat Iran’s Russian S-300 anti-air missiles

The Israeli version of the F-35 stealth fighter is being manufactured by Lockheed Martin according to Israeli specifications. The Isreali F-35 is called Adir (Awesome). The first two Adirs will be delivered to the Israel Air Force (IAF) in December 2016. Israel has publicly announced the efforts of its air force to double the flight …

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Cameco targets over 6000 tons of Uranium production in 2016 from Cigar Lake

Cameco expects the Cigar Lake operation to produce 16 million pounds of packaged uranium concentrate (U3O8) – equivalent to 6154 tU – in 2016, the company announced yesterday. Full achievement of the production outlook will depend on regulatory approvals to increase the production at the McClean Lake mill, where ore from Cigar Lake is milled …

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TPP, TTIP and One Belt One Road

The Transpacific Partnership is mainly about adding Japan to the decades old North American Free Trade Agreement. Tariff levels in developed countries are at about 1.5% or less. China’s average tariff is about 3.5%. Undeveloped countries typically have tariffs of about 8-15%. The US is trying negotiate a trade agreement with Europe. The Transatlantic Trade …

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