DARPA Developing Next Generation Materials for Hypersonic Planes and Weapons

There two main challenges for hypersonic weapons and vehicles are for engines and rockets to generate the speed and for materials that can survive at the extreme temperatures. Moving at hypersonic speeds of 5 to 25 or more times the speed of sound in the atmosphere generates extremely high temperatures. There are some carbon-based composite …

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SpaceX Will Launch Starlink Satellites in 2019 and Files to Operate Up to 1 Million Ground Stations

SpaceX Hans Koenigsmann said SpaceX will launch more Starlink satellites in 2019, but would not provide specifics. SpaceX has applied to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to operate up to 1,000,000 earth stations that customers will use to communicate with SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites (NGSO constellation). The user terminals will use advanced phased-array beam-forming and digital …

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Moon Bases, Orbital Bases and the Start of Mars Colonization by 2040

One of Elon Musk’s speeches was animated by After Skool. Elon discussed how societal and technological progress is not inevitable. Elon cited the examples of the Egyptians forgetting how to build Pyramids and the Romans forgetting how to build their massive aqueduct systems. It takes a lot of hard work by many people and good …

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NASA Has New Moon Plans for mid-2020s and Will Fund Human-Rated Large Moon Landers

NASA is planning for the launch of the first Human [Lunar] Lander demonstration mission in 2024. The minimum objective of this mission is to demonstrate a lunar surface landing from the Gateway with a Descent Element capable of supporting a future human lander that includes both a Descent Element and an Ascent Element. There is …

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Bill Gates Described How The World Can and Will Be Better

Bill and Melinda Gates provided their 2019 annual report and describe how they can make the world better over the next few decades. Africa Can Be Fixed and Provide Growth for the World Sub-Saharan Africa has the opportunity to invest in its young people. This will enable Africa to double its share of the global …

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Burgess SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Renderings

Charlie Burgess has created new renderings of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. Finished rendering most of my first shots of the @SpaceX #Starship and #SuperHeavy Rocket. Had a lot of fun modelling this one! Check out higher res versions and behind the scenes stuff here: https://t.co/vdESmhxu9D pic.twitter.com/hl42DuU6Rm — cburg (@cburg_) February 11, 2019 SOURCES: Charles …

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Universal Basic Income Candidate Could Emerge From Crowded 2020 Field

Andrew Yang was an entrepreneur and is now running for the President of the USA for 2020 on the issues of Universal Basic Income. medicare for all and human-centered capitalism. He was CEO of a test prep company that reached $18 million in annual revenue and was then sold to Kaplan. Andrew was interviewed by …

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White House Executive Order Prioritizes AI for R&D Budgets

The Heads of the various agencies of the US Federal Government have been directed via an executive order to prioritize Artificial Intelligence for funding with their Research and Development budgets. It is not clear how this will alter the roughly $150 billion per year of US Federal Government research and development budgets. There are no …

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Xiaomi Continues to Dominate India’s Smartphone Market

Xiaomi continues its domination of the India Smartphone market with 28.9% of the fourth quarter market share. Compared to 2017 Q4, they grew 28.6% in sales in 2018 Q4. The Xiaomi Redmi series phones and the opening of rural stores helped boost sales. Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5/Pro series emerged as the fastest …

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Finance Blockchain Market Could Still Be Big But Scams Must Be Isolated

The value of finance blockchain market reached $1.9 billion in 2017 but IHS Markit forecasts growth of 230 times over 13 years to reach $462 billion in 2030. The financial industry is using blockchain for cross-border payments, share trading and syndicated lending. It is believed that the global financial market will expand the role of …

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