Russian and US space agencies talk about a joint space station successor to the ISS

Moscow’s space officials are talking with their NASA counterparts about building a new space station after the current one has run its course, in 2024 or later. But there’s no indication of a formal agreement, even though some of the comments make it sound that way. The comments came after discussions between NASA Administrator Charles …

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Ultra-thin insulation coating makes superconducting wires more efficient and ten times thinner

Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies and Chiba University have developed a high-temperature superconducting wire with an ultra-thin polyimide coating only 4μm thick, more than 10 times thinner than the conventional insulation used for high-temperature superconducting wires. By drastically reducing the ratio of insulation to conductor in the wire, the research overcomes …

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ARM processors and memristors

HP has new ARM hyperscale servers are designed specifically for web loads like video streaming, or data analytics and even web server hosting. Using technology from partner Calxeda, HP presented that a typical web hosting site with 400 servers on 10 racks using 20 switches and 1,600 cables could be consolidated onto their ARM based …

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Neurosurgeons Use Adult Stem Cells to Grow Neck Vertebrae

Neurosurgery researchers at UC Davis Health System have used a new, leading-edge stem cell therapy to promote the growth of bone tissue following the removal of cervical discs — the cushions between the bones in the neck — to relieve chronic, debilitating pain. The stem cell procedure at UC Davis took place early in August. …

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Kiev opened Chernobyl as Tourist Hot Spot in February 2011

Wikitravel guide to Chernobyl. Visitors to the Chernobyl exclusion zone normally come as part of a tour group. One-day packages which include transportation and food cost around $150-$200, or up to $300 if there’s only one of you. Things to see: Chernobyl reactor 4: You’ll not be able to get too close, but the nearest …

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Carnival of Space 125

Carnival of space 125 is up at orbiting frog. Superconducting magnets are reaching 30-35 tesla now and appear on track to reach 60-70 tesla. This will enable the superconducting magnets to test a possible superpropulsion theory where the magnets are used to shunt into hyperdrive. The basic concept is this: according to the paper’s authors …

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