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mach effectMach Effect Propellantless drive gets NIAC phase 2 and progress towards great interstellar propulsion

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James Woodward and the Space Studies Institute has a Phase 2 NASA Innovative Advanced funded study. They are looking at the implementation of an innovative thrust producing technology for use in NASA missions involving in space main propulsion. Mach Effect …

futureMach Effect Propulsion 2016 – it is proven, replicated and will scale to fast interstellar travel

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Woodward in 2016 indicates that there were multiple experimentalists replicating the initial experiments. Most of the videos are from the Sept 2016, Breakthrough Propulsion Workshop. Woodward is convinced it is proven, replicated and will scale to fast interstellar travel. It …

mach effectMach Effect Propulsion better to go smaller with an array of devices

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At 23 minutes of this video. SSI SA Dr. Heidi Fearn explains how just scaling power and size causes problems. (heat, arcing and other problems). For Mach effect propellentless propulsion it will be better to go to an array of …

mach effectMach Effect Propulsion Replication and modeling that matches experimentation

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The Mach-Effect thruster is a propellantless propulsion concept that has been in development by J.F. Woodward for more than two decades. It consists of a piezo stack that produces mass fluctuations, which in turn can lead to net time-averaged thrusts. …

mach effectMachs Effect interstellar propellentless propulsion mission proposal at NASA NIAC

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Finally Mach Effect propulsion had gotten useful levels of funding and will get a validation test with NASA. They reported interim results and have made good progress. Nextbigfuture covered the announcement of funding by NASA NIAC for mach effect propulsion …

controversialMach Effects for In Space Propulsion: Interstellar Mission

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NASA is funding Mach effect propulsion in the latest round of advanced concept projects. Nextbigfuture has covered Woodwards Mach effect propulsion in dozens of articles. They propose to study the implementation of an innovative thrust producing technology for use in …

futureFirst two generation 3+ nuclear reactors will be operation in China by the end of this year

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The four reactor coolant pumps at unit 1 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China’s Shandong province have been operated simultaneously at full speed for the first time. The AP1000 is set to begin operating by the end of …

astronomyMass production commercial smartphone uses graphene to boost battery by 50% and in the touchscreen and case

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Graphene is used in the commercial smartphone called the Galapad Settler. Graphene makes its touchscreen more sensitive, colours appear brighter, and helps prolong battery life and standby time drastically. Chongqing-based graphene researcher and maker Moxi teamed up with Shenzhen-based tablet …

controversialSoft Power Victory for China over USA as Australia and South Korea near joining Infrastructure bank

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Australia said on Friday there was a lot of merit in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) while Japan’s finance minister signalled cautious approval of the institution that the United States has warned against. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper …

controversialCarbon 3D has True game changing 3D printing and not just 2D repeated. 100 times faster printing with stronger parts

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3D printing has struggled to deliver on its promise to transform manufacturing. Prints take forever, parts are mechanically weak, and material choices are far too limited. That’s because current 3D printing technology is really just 2D printing, over and over …