Brillouin Energy Posts SRI evaluation which confirms net energy for Brillouin but so far a few watts

There is a 26-page technical report of the SRI investigation and testing of the Brillouin Energy low energy nuclear reaction system. In August 2012, SRI International (SRI – https://www.sri.com) was contracted by Brillouin Energy Corp. of Berkeley California (“Brillouin”, “Brillouin Energy” or “the company” – http://brillouinenergy.com) to perform independent studies of Brillouin’s low energy nuclear …

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Australia and partners Boeing, BAE Systems and DLR (German Aerospace Center) have a successful mach 7.5 hypersonic missile test

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky today congratulated an Australian-United States team on the success of an experimental hypersonic flight at the Woomera Test Range. The experimental rocket reached an apogee of 278 km, achieving the targeted speed of Mach 7.5 (seven and a half times the speed of sound). The team estimates that its …

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Model 3 batteries with 10% silicon anodes for higher energy density and lower cost

Sanford C. Bernstein’s Mark Newman wrote to his clients on March 31 describing a significant advance in battery technology that would make the Model 3’s batteries far more energetic and cheaper than anything else on the market. Telsa’s Model 3 batteries, made by Panasonic, start with a negative electrode—an anode—made up of 10% silicon A …

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USA not stepping up so France will end up working with Russia and Assad against ISIS

French President Hollande earlier this week signaled a shift in his long-standing position that Assad should go before any solution could be found to the Syrian crisis. In recent days, Paris and Moscow appeared to move closer diplomatically after ISIL claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian plane over Egypt’s Sinai desert and the …

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Intro to Claudia Aguirre, PhD, blogging from RB2015

Greetings from RB2015! My name is Claudia Aguirre and I’ll be live-blogging from the SENS research foundation conference Rejuvenation Biotechnology. A little about me….I have a PhD in neuroscience and am currently a scientific consultant in the health and wellness industries. I mostly focus on science communications and scientific content marketing but I am always …

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Complete Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequenced

An international team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of the woolly mammoth. A US team is already attempting to study the animals’ characteristics by inserting mammoth genes into elephant stem cells. Current Biology – Complete Genomes Reveal Signatures of Demographic and Genetic Declines in the Woolly Mammoth Highlights •Complete high-quality genomes from two …

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Gene in fruitflies eliminates bad cells and extends lifespan

Viable yet damaged cells can accumulate during development and aging. Although eliminating those cells may benefit organ function, identification of this less fit cell population remains challenging. Previously, we identified a molecular mechanism, based on “fitness fingerprints” displayed on cell membranes, which allows direct fitness comparison among cells in Drosophila. Here, we study the physiological …

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Sunlight converted to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency outdoors using commercial solar cells in a new way

UNSW Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. The record efficiency was achieved in outdoor tests in Sydney, before being independently confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at their outdoor test facility in the United States. The work was …

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Robert E Godes explains Brillouin energy and a government lab

Robert E Godes has explained what Brillouin Energy is and will be doing with a government Lab in the comments to one of my prior articles Brillouin Energy Corporation (BEC) technology uses the hydrogen in ordinary water in a nuclear process that produces no hazardous waste. The process stimulates a Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) …

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