Updated Project Orion: Nuclear Pulse Propulsion Photos and Videos

The largest container ships can hold about 11,000-15000 shipping containers. The ships weigh 170,000 tons. Each container can hold a maximum of 14 tons. The space shuttle could take less than two full containers into space. The Super-Orion nuclear external pulse propulsion rocket had an 8 million ton size and could have taken 3 million …

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Large Scale Nuclear Fission Power for the Moon possible around 2020

The pieces for large scale nuclear fission on the moon. 1. Hyperion Power Generation Uranium Hydride reactor maybe ready 2013. – if fusion is available because of success with IEC fusion or colliding beam then those could be used instead – If lightweight molten salt reactors were developed those would be better fission reactors 2. …

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Myostatin manipulation doubling lean muscle

Wired talks about new strength and muscle enhancement technology Johns Hopkins’ Se-Jin Lee recently found that overproduction of one myostatin inhibitor pumps the mice up even more than previous results instead of 60% up to 81 percent in females and a whopping 116 percent in males. Results of human clinical trials are pending. Researchers at …

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Highly directional semiconductor lasers demonstrated

semiconductor lasers are widely used in everyday products such as communication devices, optical recording technologies, and laser printers, they suffer from poor directionality. Divergent beams from semiconductor lasers are focused or collimated with lenses that typically require meticulous optical alignment—and in some cases bulky optics. Researchers sculpted a metallic structure, dubbed a plasmonic collimator, consisting …

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