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miningPlanetary Resources Arkyd-6 launched and deployed successfully

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The Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 spacecraft was launched and deployed in space. This 6U cubesat is packed with power including 17 computing elements. The Arkyd-6 spacecraft has successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre onboard PSLV-C40 and has entered into …

asteroidsPlanetary Resources delivers Arkyd 6 asteroid mining technology demo for launch Dec 2017

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Planetary Resources is planning to mine the asteroids in the 2020s. Planetary Resources delivered the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, their second technology demonstrator. The spacecraft has officially begun its journey to the launch pad. In the weeks leading up to launch day, …

asteroidsNvidia is the new Intel and its chips are used by most of the 3000 AI startups worldwide

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In a fascinating bit of silicon serendipity, it turns out that the same technology that can conjure up a gorgeous alien landscape or paint a picture-perfect explosion is also nearly optimal for the hottest area of AI: deep learning. Deep …

asteroidsCarnival of Nuclear Energy 316

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The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 316 is up at Fukushima Commentary Neutron Bytes – What about nuclear energy in UK after Brexit? There are a lot of opinions about the impacts on energy policy and investments in the UK following …

camerasGenetically engineered HIV Vaccine moves to phase I human trial in summer of 2017 and other vaccine candidates in various trial stages

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A vaccine for HIV developed by Oregon Health Sciences University in collaboration with the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis, is moving toward clinical trials. The vaccine uses another virus, cytomegalovirus, or CMV, as a …

asteroidsRussia has anti-UAV microwave cannon and world deadliest air to air missile with active radar homing

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Russia has a super-high-frequency gun capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the warheads of precision weapons at an impact range of ten kilometers which ensures 360 degrees of perimeter defense. Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), part of …

asteroidFocus on practical plasmonic and metamaterial applications

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The field of plasmonics and metamaterials has attracted a great deal of interest over the past two decades, but despite the many fundamental breakthroughs and exciting science it has produced, it is yet to deliver on the applications that were …

asteroidsLasers in space could trap and shape reflective dust into telescopes with diameters wider than a planet for detailed imaging of exoplanets

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Here we look in detail at the Phase I report for Orbiting Rainbows. NASA provided the funding for a phase 2 study project. They would use several lasers to trap and shape billions of reflective dust particles into single or …

asteroidsZenncars reports independent tests say the Eestor Supercapacitor Technology works

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ZENN Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: ZNN; “ZENN” or the “Company”), announced the findings of four independent reports on the testing of the capacitor technology developed by its 71.3% owned subsidiary, EEStor Inc. (EEStor”) Zenncars and EEstor had made big claims …

asteroidsStar Trek Turbolifts will be reality in 2016 with multidirectional elevator

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ThyssenKrupp develops the world’s first rope-free elevator system to enable the building industry face the challenges of global urbanization. MULTI is ThyssenKrupp’s latest offering in its extensive repertoire of elevator technologies, representing a landmark revolution in the elevator industry and …