In 2050-2100 the two countries with the most nuclear weapons could be a predominantly spanish speaking country and a country with a predominantly muslim population

Here is the 463 page comprehensive list of population projection tables from the UN 2012 population projection. Russia’s Muslim population has a slightly higher birth rate and there are more Muslim’s entering Russia via immigration. There has been a backlash against the immigration of Muslims into Russia. There is an estimated 17.5 million Muslims in …

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Skylon single stage to orbit hypersonic spaceplane update from January 2014

The Les Sayer Memorial Lecture given by Alan Bond (Aerospace Engineer, Reaction Engines) titled “Skylon: Shaping Tomorrow” http://www.reactionengines.co.uk/ For more information about the NEAS, visit http://www.neas.me.uk/ If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger …

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Combat Lasers will be tested at sea this year and Railguns in 2016 for Future US Destroyers

Military.com reports that the US Navy is in the early phases of starting research to determine what kind of hull, ship defenses, propulsion technology and weapons systems will be engineered for a new class of DDG Flight IV destroyers to begin service in the 2030s. A directed energy weapon or rail gun, however, might be …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 187

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 187 is up at ANS Nuclear Cafe. Next Big Future – American Physical Society recommends 80 year operating licenses for US nuclear reactors; there are no technical show stoppers. Next Big Future – Senior researchers give a major endorsement to the Lawrenceville plasma physics dense plasma fusion project. Next Big …

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New theory may revolutionize superconductors and lead to the design for room temperature superconductors

Oddities, known as intertwined ordered phases, seem to interfere with superconductivity. “We now have a simple way to understand how they are created and hopefully this understanding will help us to know how to get rid of them,” said Lee. Most subatomic particles have a tiny magnetic field – a property physicists call “spin” – …

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Automation of Restaurants would allow for higher wages but fewer jobs #Fastfoodstrikes

Today a few thousand people are striking in 100 cities for fast food workers to be paid $15/hour instead of $7.25 per hour. A robotic hamburger kitchen already exists that can produce 360 gourmet hamburgers in one hour. McDonalds corporation has enough profit to fund the development of automated machines that could provide a one …

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Very Light Car and OLED solar could make a practical electric car with enough solar power for a typical commute

A heavy electric pickup truck gets an extra 2 kilometers per hour of sunlight from solar power. A car that is 2-3 times lighter could get 4 kilometers per hour of sunlight. Lower cost production could make it worthwhile to use solar power to extend the range of cars and other vehicles. With enough efficiency …

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EIA increases technically recoverable global shale oil estimate by ten times from 2011 estimate to 345 billion barrels

Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States estimates that shale resources taken in conjunction with EIA’s own assessment of resources within the United States indicate technically recoverable resources of 345 billion barrels of world shale oil resources and 7,299 trillion cubic …

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