Hypersonic SR72 and the Trijet engine

There are some more details about the Lockheed Mach 6 hypersonic plane. Lockheed as been working with rocket propulsion specialists Aerojet for several years on the project, using company funds. Although the design could lead to a Mach 6 unmanned strike aircraft, Lockheed Martin has dubbed it the SR-72, after the company’s SR-71 Blackbird manned …

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Microrobots that can be manufactured in bulk and are light activated and can be steered by a magnetic field will enable microfactories

One of the main components of a factory is the robots that transport and assemble objects of varying shapes and sizes. When scaling down to the micro level, the steel and wiring that these robots are made of must be replaced by something else—one new idea is peanut-shaped particles that are propelled with light and …

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Spraberry/Wolfcamp shale oil in Texas has over 50 billion recoverable barrels making it the second largest in the world

Pioneer Natural Resources ($29 billion company and largest player in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp formation) has detailed information on this oil formation. Spraberry/Wolfcamp is often categorized with the Permian oil basin. It is now producing 500,000 bpd and is projected to reach 2 million bpd by 2023 and then increase to 2.5 million bpd in 2033. EIA …

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Nuclear fission, Nuclear Fusion, antimatter and beamed propulsion for interstellar travel

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Recently we looked at metamaterials for modelling warp drive and the Icarus project to develop detailed plans for achieving interstellar missions. I now read the paper as indicating that advanced metamaterials provides an accurate simulation of the warp drive in the lab but does not actually …

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