Carnival of Space 639 – 75 Temporary Moons Should Be Detected Over the Next Ten Years

The Carnival of Space 639 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Could Find More of Earth’s Transient Moons. Earth also has a population of what are known as “transient Moons”. These are a subset of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) that are temporarily scooped up by Earth’s gravity and assume …

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Carnival of Space 576

1. Universe Today – This Planet is so Metal. Iron and Titanium Vapour Found in the Atmosphere of an “Ultra-Hot Jupiter” An exoplanet is hot enough to turn metal into vapor. It is known as KELT-9b, a gas giant located 650 light-years from Earth that has atmospheric temperatures so hot – over 4,000 °C (7,232 …

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Cern uses lasers to analyze antimatter

Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter. In a major technological advance, physicists shone a laser on trapped anti-atoms to detect whether they behaved any differently to atoms. The work could shed light on one of the enduring mysteries about antimatter. Although the Big Bang produced matter and …

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Estimate of 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale Formation which is largest estimate of continuous oil by USGS in the US ever

The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. This estimate is for continuous (unconventional) oil, …

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3-D wiring technique is progress to scalable quantum computers

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer. “The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded …

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Fully Automated Unmanned Garages have arrived where the Whole Parking building is robotic and enables more cars to be parked in expensive city real estate

Self-driving cars have not fully arrived but fully automated parking garages have arrived. The 22 garages already are using automated systems to store and retrieve vehicles, and it’s starting to scale up. Ground is breaking soon on a parking structure for a mixed-use development in Oakland, California, and it is claimed to be the newest …

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Third trailer for Star Wars Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer 3 (2016) Rogue One will be released on December 16, 2016. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, …

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SENS Crowdfunding treatment that would stop all cancers from cellular immortality and preventing abnormal cell growth

SENS Research Foundation is testing a diverse drug library to find treatments for ‘ALT’ cancers, those which rely on Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres. This is an important piece of a comprehensive anti-aging strategy. SENS is crowdfunding to fund the research. Donate via this link to provide part of the $60,000 that is being raised. Of …

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Solid state RF technology enables cheap and portable battery and solar powered microwave

Wayvtech will launch the Adventurer portable battery or solar powered microwave by next year. It has 200 watts of power and can run for 30 minutes on lithium ion batteries. It is about the size of a water thermos and weighs 2.6 pounds. It will only cost $199. The device is enabled by solid state …

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