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  • India offers land to Elon Musk to test Hyperloop

    09/17/2016 9:52:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 4 replies
    Mashable ^ | 9/14/16 | MANISH SINGH
    As Elon Musk struggles in acquiring land rights for testing his audacious Hyperloop project in the United States, India has emerged out of nowhere to offer him a helping hand. India is offering Musk's SpaceX a big chunk of land and permission to do the required testing in Pune, a city 118 kilometers away from Mumbai. The country's Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he made the proposal to Hyperloop's parent company SpaceX during his recent visit to the United States. “I just offered them ... they want some road for experimental purpose. I offered them the westerly bypass of...
  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • Hymer's motorhome of the future roams the land as you relax, eat and sleep

    10/12/2019 2:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    MSN Autos ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ronan Glon, AutoBlog
    German motorhome manufacturer Hymer introduced a concept named Galileo that argues autonomous technology will make motels obsolete in a distant future. The boxy, glass-walled design study drives itself so its occupants can enjoy the view without needing to keep an eye on the road ahead, and get a full night's sleep without stopping when they're ready to call it a day. From the outside, Hymer's Galileo looks a lot like the dozens of box-shaped concept shuttles we've seen at major auto and tech shows in recent years. It has the proportions of a toaster oven, sliding side doors, and wheels...
  • Britain's first moon rover is a four-legged robot that will explore lunar tunnels

    10/10/2019 1:53:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct. 10, 2019, | Ryan Browne,
    British start-up Spacebit. It has sensors that can take measurements and collect exploration data for researchers to analyze. The robot also comes equipped with cameras — one of which can take “robot selfies” — and can withstand big swings in temperature, from 130 degrees Celsius (266 degrees Fahrenheit) in the day to minus 130 degrees Celsius at night. It will also eventually be able to navigate through so-called lunar lava tubes, which are tunnels beneath the surface of the moon thought to have once been filled with lava. Spacebit says this is something that hasn’t been achieved before. The company...
  • Let's Think About Using Hot Air Balloons to Get to Space

    10/07/2019 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | By David Grossman October 4, 2019
    The idea is surprisingly old school. This company wants to modernize it. Launching into space is more popular than ever. But the big companies often come with big price tags. That allows for smaller competitors to try and break into smaller markets. Leo Aerospace wants to launch microsatellites from a surprising place: hot air balloons. Sending balloons close to the atmosphere has some history in the military, but reusability is a big challenge for the group. So is funding. The second space race is in full effect. And while well-heeled organizations like SpaceX and Blue Origin often hog the headlines,...
  • SpaceX Starship Launching Soon - Locals Receive Offer Letters [Boca Chica TX]

    10/06/2019 7:30:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 21, 2019 | spaceXcentric
    SpaceX Starship Launching Soon - Locals Receive Offer Letters | SpaceX in the News
  • A SpaceX fan ... spent the night in jail after taking photos of a rocket prototype

    10/03/2019 9:48:29 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3 Oct 2019 | Dave Mosher
    A SpaceX fan who visited Texas to see Elon Musk's Starship event spent the night in jail after taking photos of a rocket prototype built by the company JB Wagoner, a "big fan" of the company, took close-up photos of a SpaceX prototype called Starhopper on Sunday. But hours later the Cameron County Sheriff's Department called and told Wagoner to turn himself in on suspicion of criminal trespassing. Starhopper currently sits in a launch site that's adjacent to a public road and beach, making it a magnet for streams of curious onlookers since its completion and move to the site...
  • Tesla produces complete Model 3 body-in-white at Gigafactory 3, production to start Oct. 14

    09/27/2019 1:52:32 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    Electrek ^ | 26 Sept 2019 | Fred Lambert
    Tesla has produced a complete Model 3 body-in-white at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and full production is scheduled to start on October 14, according to a report citing Tesla officials and Chinese officials.
  • We could feed one million people living in colonies on Mars

    09/25/2019 7:58:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Erika K. Carlson |
    With bugs, algae and other resource-efficient foods we could feed one million people on Mars within a century of arriving there. Scientists even invented a martian diet. Cannon and colleagues modeled the food needs of a human population on Mars that grows to one million over about a hundred Earth years through a combination of immigration and reproduction. Though the settlement would need to import a lot of food at the start, it could transition to an entirely Martian-grown diet in about a century with the right food choices, they found. The major limiting factor is space — or rather,...
  • A new journey into Earth for space exploration

    09/14/2019 7:32:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Europeon Space Agency ^ | 11 September 2019
    Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets. ESA’s latest training adventure will equip an international crew with skills to explore uncharted terrains on the Moon and Mars, this time with a focus on the search for water. The CAVES training course takes astronauts to the depths of Earth to improve their communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills. After a week of preparations above and underground, the ‘cavenauts’ are set to explore a cave in Slovenia where they will live and work for six days. “It is all part...
  • Wind Energy’s Dirty (Not So Little) Secret

    09/11/2019 12:34:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    If you follow the debate over renewable energy, fossil fuels and nuclear, you probably know the biggest selling point that proponents of solar and wind preach about. It’s clean. Wind power, in particular, pushes the fact that nothing gets burned, no carbon is generated… it’s just giant, beautiful turbine blades spinning in the breeze and cranking out electricity for the masses.But is it true? Well… mostly. But it turns out there’s one significant exception to that rule. Those giant turbine blades break or wear out over time and then they have to be replaced. And there’s almost nothing useful...
  • Launch pad fire scrubs Japanese ISS launch

    09/11/2019 8:41:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Space News ^ | September 11, 2019 | Jeff Foust—
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) said the fire broke out on the platform carrying the H-2B rocket about three and a half hours before the 5:33 p.m. Eastern scheduled launch of the HTV-8 cargo spacecraft. The statement didn’t identify the cause of the fire or what damage it caused to the platform or the rocket. Neither MHI nor the Japanese space agency JAXA set a new launch date for the mission. Industry sources said they expect the launch to be delayed by at least several days in order to make any repairs to the launch platform and inspect the rocket itself...
  • Fury over the fading benefits of solar power as thousands complain (tr)

    09/11/2019 12:53:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 104 replies
    Daiily Mail ^ | September 9, 2019 | Amelia Murray
    Fury over the fading benefits of solar power as thousands complain to finance watchdog that glass panels DON'T provide the rewards they were promised Financial Ombudsman has received 2,000 complaints from home-owners Barclays put aside millions to compensate those who bought mis-sold panels Brian Thompson, from Gateshead, took out Ł10,000 loan to pay for panels Was told by firm PV Solar UK that the panels would boost his pension Payments from power panels sent to National Grid not enough to pay loan coast SNIP
  • Live -- India Moon Landing (2:40 pm EST)

    09/06/2019 9:53:34 AM PDT · by libh8er · 89 replies
    ISRO ^ | 09.06.2019
    A landing attempt for the first time on Moon's south pole. Previous landings (US, Russia, China) have all been near the equator. Live streaming will start 2:40 pm EST (1:10 AM India time)
  • Comparison: Tesla Model 3 vs. 20 Chinese EVs That Sort Of Look Like Ford Raptors

    09/02/2019 5:24:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 2 sept 2019 | Jason Torchinsky
    Comparison: Tesla Model 3 vs. 20 Chinese EVs That Sort Of Look Like Ford Raptors But Have 'Jeep' On Them the Tesla Model 3, a sleek four-door electric sedan with about 258 horsepower and a range of around 220 miles. The Fur-RAPTOR has a 1200W motor, which I think comes to around—can this be right?—under two horsepower or so? I’m not certain, but it’s not that much. And this thing is cheap: $1,650 gets you one, which is why we’re able to get 20 and still be well within our $35,000 budget. Wht the hell do you need to go...
  • The Golden Asteroid That Could Make Everyone On Earth A Billionaire

    06/26/2019 8:02:12 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 86 replies ^ | 06-26-2019 | Joao
    Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth $700 quintillion in precious heavy metals. If anything launches this metals mining space race, it will be this asteroid--Psyche 16, taking up residence between Mars and Jupiter and carrying around enough heavy metals to net every single person on the planet close to a trillion dollars. The massive quantities of gold, iron and nickel contained in this asteroid are mind-blowing. The discovery has been made. Now, it’s a question of...
  • Metal Asteroid Hurtling Through Space Could Wipe Out...U.S. Debt!

    08/31/2019 9:57:10 AM PDT · by infool7 · 83 replies
    Bill Whittle Now ^ | 8/31/2019 | Bill Whittle
    A metal asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion, hurtling through space, makes construction of a massive orbital space station substantially cheaper. At least one company is already pitching a plan for a Von Braun Gateway Station housing some 1,500 people in orbit. The resources on the single asteroid, 16 Psyche, is not only enough to build the station, but to wipe out the U.S. national debt thousands of times over.
  • 'Electron pairing' found well above superconductor's critical temperature

    08/21/2019 3:40:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies ^ | 08/21/2019 | Jade Boyd, Rice University
    Physicists have known since 1911 that electricity can flow without resistance in materials called superconductors. And in 1957, they figured out why: Under specific conditions, including typically very cold temperatures, electrons join together in pairs—something that's normally forbidden due to their mutual repulsion—and as pairs, they can flow freely. Electron pairs are named for Leon Cooper, the physicist who first described them. In addition to explaining classical superconductivity, physicists believe Cooper pairs bring about high-temperature superconductivity, an unconventional variant discovered in the 1980s. It was dubbed "high-temperature" because it occurs at temperatures that, although still very cold, are considerably higher...
  • Andrew Yang proposes ‘giant space mirrors’ to combat climate change (too much sun)

    09/01/2019 9:00:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/28/19 | Christopher Carbone
    **SNIP** Like many of his fellow Democratic presidential candidates, Yang has proposed using a wide range of tools to ramp up renewable energy, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, establish new standards on emissions for buildings, cars and the entire electric grid and boost nuclear energy capacity. However, his 20-year, $4.87 trillion climate plan differs in one way and that’s in terms of geoengineering - the notion that humans should take deliberate and large-scale action concerning climate in order to stop or slow down the planet’s warming. Yang’s plan would provide $800 million to NASA, the Department of Defense and the...
  • SpaceX Successfully Completes 150 Meter Starhopper Test

    08/27/2019 3:45:43 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/27/19 | SpaceX
    The test was done in Boca Chica, TX. The rocket body was built by a company that builds water towers. The rocket engine was built by SpaceX and is the most advanced in the world. SpaceX is building two Starship orbital prototypes, one in Boca Chica, and the other in Cocoa, FL. They should fly by the end of the year.