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energyFirst Light Uses a Electromagnetic Railgun to Fire Mach 58 Projectiles to Create Fusion

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First Light Fusion is trying to generate energy using inertial confinement fusion. They spunout from the University of Oxford in June 2011. First Light uses a high-velocity projectile (58 times the speed of sound) to create a shockwave to collapse …

futureReaction Engines Targets 2020 to Test Hypersonic Engine for Space Planes

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In 2018, Reaction Engines has been building two test facilities which they will use to validate the performance of key parts of the SABRE™ spaceplane hypersonic engine. In the US test facility (TF2) will enable the precooler test article (HTX) …

internetFacebook Spies on Everything – Confirmation of Pure Evil

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A UK Parliamentary report on internal Facebook documents and found that Facebook was not satisfied with just your information and activity on the social media site and spied on everything you do on your phone. Facebook Used All of Their …

carsBad drivers and very low accident costs will help China win with self-driving cars

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China has said it will ban gas and diesel cars in the near future. Many expect China to ban new non-electric cars in 2030. Car manufacturers recognize they cannot compete with combustion engine cars in China. They are the largest …

air forceThe UK Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has come to the US to test takeoff and landing of F-35B stealth fighters

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers for the British Navy, arrived at a US port on the way to F-35B stealth fighter tests. This was the first transatlantic trip for the 65,000 ton aircraft carrier. The …

airplanesEasyJet and Wright Electric 180 seat electric airline will start flying around 2027

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In 2017, Los Angeles startup Wright Electric partnered with budget airline EasyJet to build a 180-seat electric airliner to fly routes of up to 300 miles starting around 2027. It will feature high aspect ratio wings for energy efficient flight, …

canadaUnderstanding the super safety of the Moltex nuclear plant which will be built in Canada

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In July, 2018, Moltex was selected by New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation and New Brunswick Power to progress development of its SSR-W (Stable Salt Reactor – Wasteburner) technology in New Brunswick, with the aim of deploying its first SSR-W at …

futureUK performing 50 kilowatt Dragonfire combat laser testing

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Components arrived in early 2018 for the UK Dragonfire combat laser. QinetiQ will start building the weapon’s laser source in the purpose-built clean room. Over the following months, the laser source will undergo a process of evaluation and adjustment before …

air forceUK plans new £2 billion stealth fighter program

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The UK plans to have a new stealth fighter flying by 2035. The British plane would be a sixth-generation fighter. It would be able to operate with a pilot or as a drone. The United States might be part the …

biotech300 years ago there was the world’s first inflation adjusted biotech billionaire

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Han Sloane achieved great wealth about 300 years ago and it was from what we would term biotech today. I recently went on an excellent tour of the British Museum. Retired lawyer Allan Lawson provided the tour and provided great …