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MarsBeginner orbital tether for Phobos

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A sensor package that “floats” just above the surface of Phobos, suspended by a tether from a small spacecraft operating at the Mars/Phobos Lagrange 1 (L1) Point would offer exciting opportunities for science (SMD), for human exploration (HEOMD) and for …

futureArchitectural Design for 99.99% of a space elevator but does not solve for main problem of the tether

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Architects have a system is referred to as the Universal Orbital Support System (UOSS). It calls for placing a large asteroid into orbit over earth, a high strength cable can be lowered towards the surface of earth from which a …

carsF-35B controls missiles on an Aegis equipped destroyer to shoot down a drone

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The Marines completed a proof-of-concept test in which a Marine Corps F-35B detected a cruise-missile decoy (a drone), passed targeting information to a remote sensor, and set up a shot by an Aegis combat system of the sort you’ll find …

carbon nanotubesTesla Motors Powerwall lithium ion battery energy storage

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Tesla Motors Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup …

carbon nanotubesChina could have high speed rail to Central Asia and Moscow around 2025

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China has opened a 330-mile stretch of high speed rail between Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi, and Hami, a city in eastern Xinjiang, is the first stage of the 1100-mile Lanxin Railway, which will connect Urumqi to Lanzhou, the capital of the …

economic impactAfter being wrong for over a decade there are renewed predictions that India’s GDP growth will pass China

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India’s GDP growth is expected to rebound with improved prospects for reforms, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth should increase from 4.7% in 2013-14 to around 6% in 2014-15 and 7% in 2015-16. China is GDP Growth is expected to …

asteroidsChina has problems and in a show of political insecurity blocks Google services since last week

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China has reportedly blocked all Google services days before the 25th anniversary of the military clampdown on the student protest centered around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Cnet.com, citing a Chinese news website, reported Monday that Chinese users have found Google’s services …

futureIndia gives go ahead to Mumbai Ahmedabad high speed rail line and looks New Dehli Patna line

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India’s new prime minister Mr Narendra Modi reportedly gave the go-ahead to develop the 545km Mumbai – Ahmedabad line as a showpiece project at a recent meeting with the chairman of India’s High Speed Rail Corporation (HSRC) Mr Satish Agnihotri. …

carbon nanotubesBoeing CEO wants Incremental Progress so that Future Moonshot Projects from Elon Musk, Google or others will kill Boeing instead of a self inflicted failed Dreamliner project

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Boeing Co. Chief Executive Jim McNerney said the plane maker aims to emulate the product strategy of Apple Inc. by developing future passenger jets in incremental steps, rather than once-a-generation “moon shots” that carry too much risk. This is a …

futureAn immersive display room driven by a graphic supercomputer with 1.5 billion pixels from 416 screens

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Stony Brook University unveiled its latest engineering feat, a 1.5 billion pixel Reality Deck. The Reality Deck, a 416 screen super-high resolution virtual reality four-walled surround-view theater, is the largest resolution immersive display ever built driven by a graphic supercomputer. …