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constructionDeveloping Low-Cost Giant Space Telescopes Adapted to Zero-G

By altering the very premise upon which all prior telescopes rely, The High Étendue Multiple Object Spectrographic Telescope (THE MOST) overcomes all of these problems: aperture, collection area, field-of-view, spectrographic performance, and compact size. Startling, THE MOST does it at …

antimatterMovie Arrival and the Simpsons

Arrival has been out for a while and is actual mostly out of theaters I just want to point something out that I noticed. Minor spoiler. The pair of aliens are called Abbot and Costello. They look more like Kang …

amazonFrance plans to shutdown four remaining coal power plants by 2023, coal generates 4% of France’s power

France President Hollande is committing to getting rid of all coal power generation by 2023. The Cordemais Power Station is the largest thermal power station in France. It is also one of the country’s largest electricity producers and one of …

colonizationModular Exoskeletons by WeaRobot

WeaRobot wants to democratize robotic exoskeletons. They want to make modular exoskeletons, so that is more affordable. The exoskeleton can boost the mobility joint by joint. Just supporting the movement of one knee or one elbow or assembling all modules …

astronomyChina ratifies the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement

China announced on Saturday that it has ratified the emissions-cutting agreement reached last year in Paris, giving a big boost to efforts to bring the accord into effect by the end of this year. The United States was also expected …

futureOutdoor air pollution is killing over 3 million per year and world air pollution increased by 8% from 2008 to 2013

Air pollution is a killer, and it’s getting worse. All forms of air pollution is causing the premature death of ten million people per year Outdoor air pollution increased by 8% from 2008 to 2013 Outdoor air pollution is still …

colonizationElon Musk mentions that after the Tesla Model 3 will be even more affordable electric cars

Musk spoke late last week at the Future Transport Solutions conference in Oslo, Norway Elon said that the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is designed such that roughly half the people will be able to afford the car. A fourth generation …

darpaUltrahaptics touchable holograms and sonic levitation

Ultrahaptics has developed a unique technology that enables users to receive tactile feedback without needing to wear or touch anything. The technology uses ultrasound to project sensations through the air and directly onto the user. Users can ‘feel’ touch-less buttons …

futureNew Tech can enable smartphones and computers that respond to real time hand signals

A mobile phone that responds to hand signals rather than the touch of a button may soon be possible thanks to technology developed by A*STAR researchers that efficiently detects three-dimensional human hand movements from two-dimensional images in real time1. Combining …

futureEMDrive, possible Warp or hyperspace indications and more Goatguy fame

Adam Crowl provides a summary of the EMdrive research and the recent hype. EMdrive could enable a huge leap in travel around the solar system and interstellar travel and possibly even open up exotic warp or hyperspace physics. Adam Crowl …