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energyAsteroid clay makes great radiation shield

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Radiation from cosmic rays is one of the biggest health risks astronauts will face on long space missions, such as a proposed trip to Mars or settlement on the moon. A 2013 study suggested that a return trip to Mars …

materialsTransatomic Power reduced their claims of nuclear fuel efficiency

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In a white paper published in March 2014, Transatomic Power proclaimed its molten salt reactor “can generate up to 75 times more electricity per ton of mined uranium than a light-water reactor.” In a paper on its site dated November …

carbonSpacex has successful launch and good landing of the first stage

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Spacex has a successful return to flight. The mission was a success with successful deployment of all satellites and the first stage landed on the drone ship Over the next 14 months, the company plans six additional Falcon 9 launches …

magnetsReviewing Energy and the Next Big Future of Energy

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Nextbigfuture has reviewed AI and Computers and Space for 2016 and looked ahead in those areas. Here we will look at Energy. France also had a shutdown of some nuclear reactors because of concerns over japanese parts The component in …

futureGoogle cloud division head is correct that even if Kurzweil is right and Technological Singularity is 2045, the current odds are she will not live to see it

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Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud division, said in an interview at the Code Enterprise conference Tuesday in San Francisco, “Nobody expected some of the advances we are seeing as quickly as we’re seeing them,” she added. “I don’t expect …

diamondsExoplanet space telescope will launch in December 2017

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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method. It is planned for launch in December 2017. The primary mission objective for TESS is to …

citiesResearchers remove mutated DNA from mitochondria to slow or reverse a cause of aging

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Researchers from Caltech and UCLA have developed a new approach to removing cellular damage that accumulates with age. The technique can potentially help slow or reverse an important cause of aging. Led by Nikolay Kandul, senior postdoctoral scholar in biology …

hypersonicChina’s new mach 6 hypersonic missile has over twice the range of best US air to air missile and new drones could create a stealth plane targeting network

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A Chinese J-16 strike fighter recently test-fired a mach 6 hypersonic missiles to successfully destroying the target drone at a very long range. The hypersonic missile has a range of between 200-310 miles. The U.S. military’s own longest-range air-to-air missile, …

diamondSwitzerland votes to keep nuclear power which provides 35% of electricity

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Switzerland has voted to keep their nuclear reactors. Five nuclear reactors provide over one-third of Switzerland’s electricity. Nuclear power is Switzerland’s second largest source of electricity, providing about 35% of electricity in 2015 and complementing 52% hydro to give the …

materialsThe F-35 stealth fighter was the only major weapons program Trump questioned

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The F-35 stealth fighter built by Lockheed Martin was the only major weapons program Trump questioned during the campaign, even as he espoused the need for a larger Army and more warships. In an October 2015 interview with radio host …