Satellite Direct to Cellphone

Lynk Global secured regulatory approval Sept. 16 to operate its initial cellphone-compatible constellation globally, although the startup needs to deploy more satellites and get landing rights before it can start services. There are many companies working on satellite direct to cellphone communication. For years, the world has satellite phones. The regular satellite phone business is …

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Star Scientific Non-Combustion Heat Exchanger and Catalyst

Star Scientific has raised over $100 million over two decades. Early on they were working on muon catalyzed fusion but they seem to have transitioned to non-combustion heat generation from hydrogen. The are using some thin-film catalyst that generates heat when exposed to hydrogen and oxygen. The Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser (HERO) converts hydrogen into …

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Blue Origin Nears Flight Test Certification for BE-4 Rocket Engine

The Blue Origin BE-4 might get certified for flight tests by December of this year. It is about 5-6 years late for an original 2017 planned operational date. The BE-4 engine project started in 2014. It would be the most powerful liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled rocket engine ever developed. Using an oxygen-rich staged combustion …

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Lex Fridman Talks Singularity With Ray Kurzweil

Lex Fridman talked with Ray Kurzweil about the Technological Singularity. Ray still asserts that computer artificial intelligence will pass the Turing Test in 2029 and the Singularity will happen around 2045. In the past, Ray has clarified that his predictions date are usually with an implied plus or minus one decade. A Ray Kurzweil prediction …

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Rocket Labs 30th Electron Rocket Launches Successfully

Rocket Lab launched its 30th Electron rocket into space. It is carrying a radar satellite. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, …

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Meta Putting Discord-Like Chat into Messenger

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced “Community Chats” are coming to Messenger and Facebook Groups. Community Chat is similar to Discord. It allows large Messenger groups to organize chats into categories, including audio and video channels for real-time discussion, admin-only chats for announcements and event chats. Most people use feeds to discover content and use messaging …

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Blue Origin New Shepard NS-23 Fails at Max Q During Payload Flight

New Shepard’s 23rd mission, a dedicated payloads flight, was to fly 36 payloads from academia, research institutions, and students across the globe. The booster rocket failed about 1 minute into the flight as it reached MaxQ. The unmanned crew capsule did seperate and land safely. There were no passengers but if there were passengers they …

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Soon Three Fully Finished SpaceX Starship Super Heavies

SpaceX has one super heavy booster and Starship prepared for an orbital test flight. The next booster and Starship are also nearly completed and a third set is nearing completion. Starbase Production Diagram – 7th September 2022 pic.twitter.com/moxg3CZ81q — Brendan (@_brendan_lewis) September 7, 2022 Here's an animated gif of your awesome #SpacexStarship Build Diagrams from …

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