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New energy source? Mix water, aluminum nanomaterial

New energy source? Mix water, aluminum nanomaterial

Scientists working for the U.S. military say they have discovered a potential new source of energy – a mixture of water and aluminum nanomaterial, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. A lot of the details still are being investigated and researched, but they say it could provide, in military settings, a way for troops to have access to …

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Dream Chaser Mini-Shuttle to Fly ISS Resupply Missions on ULA Atlas V

Dream Chaser Mini-Shuttle to Fly ISS Resupply Missions on ULA Atlas V

Artist’s concept of the Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser spacecraft launching atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in the 552 configuration on cargo missions to the International Space Station. Credit: ULA The first two missions of the unmanned Dream Chaser mini-shuttle carrying critical cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) will fly on the most powerful version of …

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New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

The Majorana particles result in transport channels (shown in red, pink, blue and yellow) in the electronic device, which is made up of a superconductor (blue bar) and a magnetic topological insulator (gray strip). New research from UCLA provides the clearest evidence yet of the long-sought Majorana particle and could provide the vehicle for carrying ‘qubits’ of data in quantum …

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Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Could Have Been the Place for Life

Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Could Have Been the Place for Life

For decades, Mars has been the focal point of intense research. Beginning in the 1960s, literally dozens of robotic spacecraft, orbiters and rovers have explored Mars’ atmosphere and surface, looking for clues to the planet’s past. From this, scientists now know that billions of years ago, Mars was a warmer, wetter place. Not only did liquid water exist on its …

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Good News for Future Moon Bases. There’s Water Inside the Moon

Good News for Future Moon Bases. There’s Water Inside the Moon

Since the Apollo program wrapped up in the early 1970s, people all around the world have dreamed of the day when we might return to the Moon, and stay there. And in recent years, however, that actual proposals for a lunar settlement have begun to take shape. As a result, a great deal of attention and research has been focused …

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Michael Abrash of Oculus Talks About The Big Challenges Ahead of VR

Michael Abrash of Oculus Talks About The Big Challenges Ahead of VR

As humans, much of what we see around is is actually something of a visual trick, a compromise between our eyes and our brain. Entertainment creators have long taken advantage of that fact to produce optical tricks, and even television itself is a product of ‘Persistence of Vision’, which is essentially a prolonged optical illusion. Michael Abrash, celebrity programmer and …

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NEOWISE Reveals Size Distributions of Comet Populations

NEOWISE Reveals Size Distributions of Comet Populations

This illustration shows how scientists used data from NASA’s WISE spacecraft to determine the nucleus sizes of comets. They subtracted a model of how dust and gas behave in comets in order to obtain the core size. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Using NEOWISE data from the four-band and three-band cryogenic phases of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, astronomers reveal that large, …

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Cassini Continues to Reveal Surprises During Its Grand Finale

Cassini Continues to Reveal Surprises During Its Grand Finale

This mosaic combines views captured by Cassini as it made the first dive of the mission’s Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University The Cassini Spacecraft continues to make its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, revealing surprising details about the planet. Scientists are …

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A co-founder of XCOR Aerospace has joined Deep Space Industries

A co-founder of XCOR Aerospace has joined Deep Space Industries

One of many propulsion systems developed by Doug Jones. Credit: XCOR A co-founder of XCOR Aerospace has joined Deep Space Industries. Doug Jones, formerly chief test engineer at XCOR, will be the director of propulsion systems at Deep Space Industries, a company developing small satellites and other technologies needed for asteroid mining. Jones was one of four co-founders of XCOR, …

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Stanford built a ‘4D’ camera for cars, robots and VR

Stanford built a '4D' camera for cars, robots and VR

A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It’s a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventional cameras in a single image. The researchers call their design the "first-ever single-lens, wide field of view, light field …

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