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energyCrisis and opportunities for new nuclear power

There was a study of advanced nuclear reactors costs by the Energy Options Network. Energy Options Network looked at Elysium Industries MSR General Electric SFR Moltex Energy MSR NuScale Power APWR Terrestrial Energy MSR Canada ThorCon Power MSR Transatomic Power …

militaryUS Navy cost increases are worse than the US healthcare system

In 2006, the RAND corporation found that from 1965-2005 the US Navy had 7-11% annual inflation for its ships which is worse than the inflation for US college tuition and US healthcare. This was before the Zumwalt destroyers (aka DDX) …

military$7.5 billion Zumwalt Destroyer needs new engine despite only a few months of use

One of two operating Zumwalt Destroyer will need to have a main turbine engine replaced. They completed acceptance trials in February, and the Navy accepted partial delivery of the ship in April. It is taking over six months to replace …

navyMini-sub could be modified as escape pod for space

The mini-sub rescue pod built for the Thai cave rescue could be modified as escape pods for space. Elon Musk tweeted out how the escape pods built for the Thai cave rescue could be made to work in space. There …

asiaThai Navy SEALS and other divers have rescued 8 of the 13 trapped in the cave

The Thai Navy Seal facebook page has provided live updates on the rescue of the boys from the cave in Thailand. Four more boys were rescued on Monday and have been admitted to the hospital according to an unidentified local …

navyUS has epidemic of big project failures – will watch China press its railgun advantage

The US has been trying to develop railguns’s since 2005. The US did complete a prototype landbased 32-megajoule railgun, but failed to put a railgun onto a Navy ship. China has succeeded in putting a railgun onto a navy ship. …

aircraftChina’s 7 aircraft carriers in 2025 compared to the 20 of the USA

China will have 7 aircraft carriers by 2025 and the USA has and will have 20 aircraft carriers. 9 of the US carriers are amphibious assault ships and three of the Chinese ships will also be amphibious assault ships. Only …

chinaChina’s Official CGI of Super Aircraft carrier that will match US carriers around 2025

China has released CGI imagery of the Type 003 super aircraft carrier with catapult launching for fighters. The Type 003 aircraft carrier is a planned third generation nuclear-powered aircraft carrier design that will displace about 110,000 tons and pretty much …

military technologyChina’s future railgun Navy 2025 predicted by US Intelligence

U.S. intelligence believes China’s naval railguns will be operational and fully deployed by 2025. China has been testing a railgun on a naval ship since 2017. China has claimed to have made a breakthrough with medium voltage integrated DC power. …

militaryChina and USA in race to submarine sonar stealth

Penn State University researchers have made progress on shielding large objects from sound. Chinese researchers have also published substantial progress on cloaking from sound. Both might lead to submarine sonar stealth. Chinese researchers presented the design, architecture and detailed performance …