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climate changeWorld Emits 37 Billion Tons of CO2 for 0.6% Increase But USA CO2 Emissions Drops 1.7%

The Global Carbon Project reported that world CO2 emissions reached 37 billion tons per year in 2019. This was an increase from the 36.6 billion tons emission estimate for 2018. This was a 0.6% increase from 2018. There was 2.1 …

medicinePig-Monkey Hybrids Created to Eventually Generate Human Organs in Pigs

Researchers injected D-ESCs (embryonic stem cells) into porcine blastocysts (pig pre-embyros) to obtain neonatal interspecies chimeras. The D-ESCs differentiated into all three germ layers in the pig fetuses, consistent with a previous study reporting human/pig chimeras. The human/pig fetuses survived …

futurePredictions For 2020 to 2100

2020 starts in 26 days. 2020 is a milestone year and those are years when people love to make long-range predictions. I, Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture, have been tracking global developments for over 40 years. I will make some long-range …

futureMach Effect Propulsion Study Proved There Is No Vibration Error

The Mach Effect Propulsion NASA NIAC study went through a lot of effort to prove there was no vibration generated errors. The entire presentation and most of the Q&A was a defense of the validity of the first test device. …

nasaMulti-Kilometer Space Telescopes and Megameter Arrays

Rigidized polymers appear to be a feasible technology to create space telescopes larger than kilometer sizes. It should be possible to make 50 meter space telescope elements in 1000 kilometer baseline space telescope arrays. The Event Horizon Telescope at 1.3 …

nasaNASA Parker Probe Finds Solar Wind Spikes to Double Speed

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has uncovered the processes that drive the solar wind – the constant outflow of hot, ionized gas that streams outward from the Sun and fills up the solar system – and how the solar wind couples …

artificial intelligenceFirst as Artificial Neurons Developed for Medical Implants

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases of …

energyMegawatt Muon-Catalyzed Nuclear Fusion From 100 Watt Lasering of Ultradense Deuterium

Muon-catalyzed fusion has been studied for 60 years and new work with lasers and ultradense material could lead to commercial nuclear fusion. A 100-watt laser power could create a megawatt nuclear fusion generator. This would provide a total energy gain …

batteriesFlouride Ion Batteries Could Be Ten Times Better and Cheaper Than Lithium Ion

Researchers at Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Honda Research Institute, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and others are working together to develop rechargeable batteries based on fluoride, the anion (negatively charged form) of elemental fluorine. Fluoride batteries can have …