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controversialIf EMdrive is real and scales with Q factor then we get almost Star Trek level Technology

Adam Crowl considers spaceships if EM-Drive is verified as a real thing. If the NASA emdrive performance of 1.2 millinewtons per kilowatt. 8.3 TeraWatts of power would be needed to provide 10 million newtons of thrust to accelerate a 1000 …

controversialYemen is another new war for the USA which brings the total to five – Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen

The United Stateslaunched its first strike on Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen in retaliation for days of attacks on a navy warship, becoming an active combatant in a brutal war led by Washington’s ally Saudi Arabia. The Pentagon announced late on …

cold fusionAustralia and partners Boeing, BAE Systems and DLR (German Aerospace Center) have a successful mach 7.5 hypersonic missile test

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky today congratulated an Australian-United States team on the success of an experimental hypersonic flight at the Woomera Test Range. The experimental rocket reached an apogee of 278 km, achieving the targeted speed of Mach …

FriedlanderSubmarine and Missile Sensors to be used in Mitsubishi Self-Driving Cars

Mitsubishi is a titan of Japanese industry, a manufacturer of everything from space rockets to rice cookers. Mitsubishi is also one of Japan’s key defense contractors, building the Type 10 main battle tank and Soryu-class attack submarine. Its AAM-4B medium …

FriedlanderBerkeley labs new hybrid membrane has eight times more carbon dioxide permeability which will make carbon capture more efficient

A new, highly permeable carbon capture membrane developed by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, preventing the greenhouse gas …

FriedlanderBerkeley Lab scientists make major advance in understanding a basic process of life with structure of protein organization at beginning of every gene

Your DNA governs more than just what color your eyes are and whether you can curl your tongue. Your genes contain instructions for making all your proteins, which your cells constantly need to keep you alive. But some key aspects …

FriedlanderChina’s 5 year plan for doubling nuclear power generation

Under the latest Five-Year Plan, China should have some 58 GWe of nuclear generating capacity in operation by 2020, up from the current capacity of almost 27 GWe. In addition, a further 30 GWe of nuclear capacity will be under …

FriedlanderFirst order 657 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and plans for 17,000

Oshkosh Defense has received the first production order for the 657 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) vehicles. The order, issued by the U.S. Army is valued $243 million. It also includes 2,977 installed kits and related support. The order will …

FriedlanderA roadmap and prompt implementation of steady upgrades could maintain a fighter plane advantage for the USA

Rob Weiss, executive vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs says US fifth-generation airplanes have distinct advantages over Russia and Chinese fifth generation planes. Lockheed is now looking at technologies that would be needed to …

existential riskParody of Atlas robot testing

Auralnauts has a clip on YouTube. It has an imagined voice over conversation. It has a chat between Boston Dynamics employees testing the robot who are abusing the robot. The AI-powered machine decides to fight back against bullying.