Ten Times More Efficient Oxygen Generation on Mars

Ivan Ermanoski, Arizona State University, has NASA NIAC funding to evaluate, computationally and experimentally, the feasibility of a process–thermal swing sorption/desorption (TSSD)–to generate oxygen from the Mars atmosphere with 10x less energy than the state of the art, and bring other breakthrough performance improve-ments. The basis for TSSD is a two-step thermally-driven cycle operating below …

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Elon Musk Believes 2029 is Year We Achieve Both AGI and Humans on Mars

Elon Musk believes 2029 is the year we can achieve both AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) and humans on Mars. Clearly, Elon believes Teslabot will be used to achieve realworld AGI and realworld AI. He also believes that SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will be used to place humans on Mars. 2029 feels like a pivotal year. …

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Elon Musk Interview at the All in Podcast

Elon Musk was interview at the All in Podcast. There were some highlights. Elon Musk thinks it is 100% certain that nuclear fusion will technically work. The question is will nuclear fusion be economically viable. Elon thinks nuclear fusion will not be economically viable. Elon repeated his point that there is a low birthrate problem. …

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Terraforming Mars for Plants and T-shirt Comfort Temperature and Air Pressure by 2150

Chris McCay describes how to terraform Mars within about one years of starting. Chris has determined that using supergreenhouse gases like C3F8 (Octafluoropropane) would warm up the atmosphere by about 40 degrees celsius and increase the pressure by 1000 times. This would enable Mars to grow plants and trees. The terraforming analogy is that of …

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