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gpsChina’s EMDrive research lead confident EMDrive will work in satellites and the race to prove EMDrive and Cannae drives in space and then commercialize

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China’s space agency has officially confirmed that it has been funding research into the controversial space propulsion technology EmDrive, and that it plans to add the technology to Chinese satellites imminently. The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a subsidiary …

futureUS Navy plans for scaling Free electron lasers to megawatt weapon systems

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There is a US Navy paper – Vision for Directed Energy and Electric Weapons In the Current and Future Navy which describes the Navy’s thinking on laser weapons Laser weapons enable delivery of scalable levels of energy at both tactically …

batteriesFlexible organic solar cells with record 10.8% efficiency

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Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass …

grapheneDesign principles of the assistive soft exosuit

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Harvard published details of their soft exosuit that they are making with DARPA funding. A soft lower-extremity robotic exosuit is intended to augment normal muscle function in healthy individuals. Compared to previous exoskeletons, the device is ultra-lightweight, resulting in low …

carbon nanotubesDesign principles of the assistive soft exosuit

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Harvard published details of their soft exosuit that they are making with DARPA funding. A soft lower-extremity robotic exosuit is intended to augment normal muscle function in healthy individuals. Compared to previous exoskeletons, the device is ultra-lightweight, resulting in low …

carbon nanotubesBureaucracy and hurdles for attempting to reduce excess carbon or feed the people

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Iron Fertilization sequesters carbon An international research team has published the results of an ocean iron fertilization experiment (EIFEX) carried out in 2004 in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature. Unlike the LOHAFEX experiment carried out in 2009, …

futureBrain Implantable Device to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI)

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Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced a new research initiative designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. The goal of the project, which is made possible by a …

carbon nanotubesSETI will likely find intelligent life in the next 20 years if it exists predicts Seth Shostak

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Answers about Intelligent Alien Life should come within 20 years, astronomers told members of a Congressional science committee. A three-way race is under way to learn if life exists elsewhere in the solar system or beyond, Seth Shostak, senior astronomer …

air pollutionCarnival of Space 355

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The Carnival of Space 355 is up at io9. “The meridiani journal – Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is shrinking – now the smallest ever seen In this new image from the Hubble Space Telescope, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is seen …

futureNew Nanotechnology Solutions from Eric Drexler

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108 pages of new nanotechnology solutions from Eric Drexler and Dennis Pamlin written in May 2013. The key development for the 21st century is advanced, atomically precise manufacturing (APM). This report examines the potential for nanotechnology to enable deeply transformative …