New Tallest Skyscrapers Plans

French architectural studio, Rescubika, proposes skyscraper that would be the tallest building in New York. The building design is called Mandragore and it would be a 2400-foot-tall tower. It would have a lot of trees and plants that would trap carbon emissions and reduce carbon in the atmosphere. However, Rescubika has not been getting many …

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China 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 Launch Center. The rocket measures 187 feet, making it the largest produced by China. It …

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Next 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 SSBNs. The Navy has identified the Columbia class program as the Navy’s top priority program. …

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Argonne 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 pre-competitive research is focused on exploring technical concepts and development of engine technology that simultaneously …

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A 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 bright starlike objects. At closest Venus and Jupiter were  less than one Moon diameter apart. …

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SR72 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 twice as fast as its predecessor. Aeronautical engineers at Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocket­dyne have …

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Russian 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 tank, a heavy infantry vehicle and an armored evacuation vehicle are being designed on the …

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McKubre 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 [Dr McKubre is] encouraged. Considerably more work is obviously needed to validate the adopted mode of calorimetry and …

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

[Technology Review]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 computers vastly better at recognizing speech, translating languages, and identifying images—and Ng’s work at …

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A 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 sort that some of our commenter have suggested which would use simulated Venusian atmosphere to …

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