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astronomyGiant Lasers Flash-Freeze and Crystallize Water to Reveal Superionic Structure

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time — all in just a few billionths …

future weaponsIron Man Is Beyond Current Tech But Armor and Weapons Upgrades Are Here

The $80 million Special Ops TALOS exoskeleton failed to develop real-life Iron Man exoskeleton armor. The energy systems and other technology are not ready. However, a dozen components will be developed. Special Ops will spend $16 million to develop components …

astronomyChina Far Side Lunar Rover Has Found Lunar Mantle Material on the Surface

China’s Chang’E-4 lunar far-side lander recently touched down in the Von Kármán crater to explore the floor of the huge SPA basin and deployed its rover, Yutu-2. They have found the presence of low-calcium (ortho)pyroxene and olivine on the moons …

economic impactMomentus Water-Plasma Space Transportation Service #SpaceAccess2019

Momentus Space's Water-Plasma Propelled In-Space Transportation Services. Vigoride Extended will be able to take 200 kilogram from low-earth orbit to lunar orbit. It could take 300 kilograms from low-earth orbit to GEO. The cost would be $100,000/kg.

3d printingAerojet Rocketdyne Makes Progress on Next Generation Engine Using 3-D Printed Parts

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed initial testing of a nearly flight-weight and production-ready configuration of its next-generation RL10C-X upper-stage rocket engine that contains major components produced with the company’s industry-leading 3-D printing technology. The successful series of tests confirmed that …

elon muskElon’s Boring Company Talks With Israel About Tunnel Projects

Bloomberg reports that Elon Musk is talking to Israel about tunnels provided by the Boring Company. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed his government was in talks with Elon Musk about tapping into Boring’s tunneling solutions to address infrastructure concerns. …

engineeringReaction Engines Tests Critical Pre-Cooler at Mach 3.3 Conditions

Reaction Engines is working towards air-breathing space planes and hypersonic airplanes. They have successfully tested their critical pre-cooler technology at the temperature conditions it would experience at 3.3 times the speed of sound. The pre-cooler quickly drops the temperature of …

energyCleaner and Safer Rocket Fuel using metal-organic Frameworks

McGill Researchers have made rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still just as effective. The new fuels use simple chemical “triggers” to unlock the energy of one of …

economic impactMaintain Recycling Lies or Face Reality

Recycling was premised that there is not enough room in landfills and that a lot of plastics can and should be recycled. All the garbage produced in the U.S. for the next 1000 years could fit into a landfill 100 …