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chinaInterstellar Travel talk by Kelvin Long

In 2007 Kelvin Long set up to systematically address various aspects of interstellar travel. This included the faster than light warp drives of science fiction, the grand scale world ships required for interstellar colonisation strategies and the initiation of a …

chinaIntel making 14nm chips in volume and by end of 2015 will let external customers try out shared 10nm wafers and can do 7 nm without EUV

– Intel believes it can drive Moore’s Law down to 7 nanometers even without long-delayed advances in extreme ultraviolet lithography. It also gave its most detailed look to date at its foundry service for sharing its chipmaking prowess, including …

chinaA United States in Perpetual War Should Consider a Foreign Legion as a Pragmatic Solution

The United States provided $121 billion in military aid to various foreign countries. $25 billion to train and arm in Iraq and $26 billion to train and arm in Afghanistan. However, the corrupt and incompetent government in Iraq got rid …

policiesCarnival of Nuclear Energy 215

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 215 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome Atomic Insights – Cheap, emission-free way to boil water H2O had always been important for people, but when they learned to pump it as a liquid, heat it into …

chinaWorld economy projected to recover to 3.5% GDP growth in 2015 and 2016

Developing countries are headed for a third consecutive year of disappointing growth below 5 percent, as first quarter weakness in 2014 has delayed an expected pick-up in economic activity, says the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report, issued on …

chinaCarnival of Nuclear Energy 213

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 213 is up at the ANS Nuclear Cafe Atomic Insights – Misinformation about radiation health effects does not just affect the nuclear industry and dramatically increase the costs associated with all nuclear energy technologies. It …

economic impactUkraine vs Russia is a battle of top ten arms exporters and will determine the best battle weapons for those with a limited budget

Russia was the 2nd largest arms exporter for the period 2008-2012, accounting for 26% of world deliveries and Ukraine was the 9th largest exporter with 2% of world deliveries. Pro-russian forces with cheap missiles shot down an $11 million helicopter …

carsJET plans deuterium-tritium fusion tests

JET are planning a new DT campaign aimed at trying to get maximum performance and a new fusion yield record for MCF . As a bit of context, DT runs are a pain in the neck to run – …

climate changeSpacex provides more information on a soft water landing and goals of lowering costs by ten times

After flying to the edge of space, a spent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster successfully returned to Earth, deployed its landing legs, and hovered for a moment. The ability, known as a soft landing, could allow the company to dramatically …

africa“Environmentalist” says the public are morons and hopes a lot of people die to get a teachable moment but ignores actual deaths and lack of teachable moments

Brad Keyes at Climate Nuremberg calls himself a science communicator. Brad says the following- As a communicator myself, I’d like nothing better than for thousands of middle-class white people to die in an extreme weather event—preferably one with global warming’s …