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chinaChina successfully launched the new Long March 5 rocket

The new Long March 5 rocket launched successfully on Thursday. The rocket could be used to support a Chinese space station and send an uncrewed mission to Mars. The new Long March 5 rocket launched successfully from the Wenchang Space …

buildingsNext generation Columbia submarines will have quieter electric drive, cost about $5 billion each and become operation 2030 through 2041

The Columbia class submarine program, previously known as the Ohio replacement program (ORP) or SSBN(X) program, a program to design and build a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navy’s current force of 14 Ohio-class …

canadaCarnival of Nuclear Energy 281

The Carnival of Nuclear Enery 281 is up at Neutron Bytes Forbes – Jim Conca – Bill Gates Forges Nuclear Deal With China Bill Gates and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Seattle to sign an agreement between his nuclear …

carsArgonne working with Ford and others to demonstrate gasoline and natural gas blend for 10% more effinciency

It’s not as challenging as mixing oil and water, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with industry to study a tricky fuel mixing problem that could lead to more efficient engines. The …

chinaA Use For Robert Forward’s Statite Concept: Artificial Pole Stars

A guest post by Joseph Friedlander The recent striking close conjunction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conjunctions_(astronomy)#2015 of Jupiter (around -1.8 or -2 magnitude) and Venus (-4.5 magnitude) in the late June and early July sky after sunset has given an easy visual comparison for …

broad groupSR72 hypersonic spy drone could be flying by 2030

The SR-72 will travel at six times the speed of sound—the fastest military jet ever made—and fly as high as 80,000 feet. The SR-72,will evade assault, take spy photos, and attack targets at speeds of up to Mach 6. That’s …

broad groupRussian third generation Armata Tank Specfications

The US Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office has a graphic from the Kremlin Tass translated with specifications of the third generation Russian Armata tank. Large-scale deliveries of the new tanks and infantry vehicles are possible in 2017-2018. The advanced T-14 …

broad groupMcKubre review of the their party ecat tests are in general positive

Dr. Michael McKubre is Director of the Energy Research Center of the Materials Research Laboratory at SRI International. He provides an analysis of the recent third party month long study of the energy catalyzer. On the whole encouraged. Considerably …

broad groupBaidu hires Google Andrew Ng and plans to compete with Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence and have built a $20000 simulated brain with one billion connections

Andrew Ng is the newly appointed chief scientist at Baidu, China’s dominant search company. He has plans to advance deep learning, a powerful new approach to artificial intelligence loosely modeled on the way the brain works. It has already made …

chinaA roadmap to colonizing Venus – making concrete, plastics, water, fuel and cooking food

Selenian Boondocks had developed a roadmap for the phases for proving out ISRU Venus Resources. Phase 0–Terrestrial Analog ISRU Prototyping: This is where we’re at now. As far as I know there has been almost no experimental development of the …