metallic hydrogen Archive

materialsMetallic Hydrogen claim, criticisms and rebutal

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The Metallic Hydrogen Wigner–Huntington transition is only a piece of the story, – the problem of high pressure hydrogen metallization is much more interesting than we thought just a few years ago, with intriguing intermediate phases with unexpected physical properties …

metallic hydrogenSilicon Valley’s pursuit of extreme life extension

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The New Yorker magazine looks at silicon valley’s anti aging activities. It covers the usual work and ideas of Aubrey de Grey (SENS repairing 7 kinds of aging related damage) and Ray Kurzweil (Singularity and uploading). Unity Biotechnology Unity Biotechnology …

materialsTransatomic Power reduced their claims of nuclear fuel efficiency

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In a white paper published in March 2014, Transatomic Power proclaimed its molten salt reactor “can generate up to 75 times more electricity per ton of mined uranium than a light-water reactor.” In a paper on its site dated November …

futureGoogle cloud division head is correct that even if Kurzweil is right and Technological Singularity is 2045, the current odds are she will not live to see it

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Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud division, said in an interview at the Code Enterprise conference Tuesday in San Francisco, “Nobody expected some of the advances we are seeing as quickly as we’re seeing them,” she added. “I don’t expect …

diamondsExoplanet space telescope will launch in December 2017

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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method. It is planned for launch in December 2017. The primary mission objective for TESS is to …

hypersonicChina’s new mach 6 hypersonic missile has over twice the range of best US air to air missile and new drones could create a stealth plane targeting network

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A Chinese J-16 strike fighter recently test-fired a mach 6 hypersonic missiles to successfully destroying the target drone at a very long range. The hypersonic missile has a range of between 200-310 miles. The U.S. military’s own longest-range air-to-air missile, …