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Airbus has solar powered stratosphere drone that has flown for nearly 26 days

Posted in Hardware on 15th Aug, 2018 02:29 PM
by Alex Muller
It will offer local satellite-like services and runs on solar power. It flies in the stratosphere at an average altitude of 70,000 feet.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket looks no worse for wear after 2 launches

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2018 07:34 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 Block 5 booster has returned after the rocket’s second successful launch, likely the first of countless reuses.
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+6

Semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells will add power generation to windows

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2018 02:30 AM
by Alex Muller
A new study pushes organic solar cell efficiency beyond 17% with the authors saying that up to 25% is possible.
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China space launch plans for 2020s and 2030s are to catch up to SpaceX reusable rockets

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Aug, 2018 07:58 PM
by Alex Muller
They are planning for the Long March 8 to have its first test flight around 2021.
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In California, 100% Solar and Wind in 2045 will need $350 billion in storage

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jul, 2018 08:48 AM
by Alex Muller
If California reaches the 80% mark for renewables there will be massive amounts of surplus generation during the summer months.
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SpaceX will be launching another Block 5 rocket but will add new helium tanks for NASA astronaut missions

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jul, 2018 02:34 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is working towards getting Falcon 9 Block 5 certified for launching astronauts.
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U.S. Solar Has Grown 39-Fold In Last Decade

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jul, 2018 06:05 AM
by Alex Muller
An increase of 75,123 GWh, according to a new report from Environment America.
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SpaceX on track for BFR tests in first half of 2019

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jul, 2018 09:35 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX appears to be on track to begin testing the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket and Big Falcon Spaceship starting in the first half of 2019.
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3D Color X-Rays Now Possible Thanks To CERN Technology

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jul, 2018 03:07 AM
by Alex Muller
Have you ever wondered why we have color television, but most medical imaging is stuck using black and white? That may be about to change.
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US government should dump SLS and make Turbo rocket instead

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2018 10:49 PM
by Alex Muller
SLS funds would be better spent on making a vastly superior Turbo rocket.
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An $18m supercomputer to simulate barins

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jul, 2018 05:08 PM
by Alex Muller
HPE has sold an SGI 8600 supercomputer system to a Swiss research institute for the Blue Brain Project's modelling of a mouse brain’s thalamus and neocortex.
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Microsoft Azure CTO: AI and machine learning 'are going to transform every industry'

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jul, 2018 02:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'Companies are taking advantage of AI and ML to automate processes and get insights into operations that they didn’t have before.'
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The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jul, 2018 02:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,750 exoplanets known to date, is running so low on fuel it has been put it into a hibernation-like state.
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Blue Origin Targets Moon Colony First Step in 2023

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jul, 2018 08:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The first step in Blue Moon is to develop the capability 'to be able to land multi metric tons on the lunar surface'.
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A voltage breakthrough with perovskite solar edges closer to commercialisation

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jul, 2018 08:37 PM
by Alex Muller
A new technique has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded.
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Why Prototypes are Important for the Robotics Industry

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jul, 2018 06:50 PM
by Alex Muller
Prototypes are suddenly easier and more affordable than ever with the introduction of things like 3D printing.
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