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by brian wang

MIT plans a one-megawatt demonstration molten salt reactor. It would be incapable of sustaining a fission reaction on its own, the researchers believe they could avoid building a standalone experimental prototype, which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The New Yorker magazine looks at silicon valley's anti aging activities. It covers the usual work and ideas of Aubrey de Grey (SENS repairing 7 kinds of aging related damage) and Ray Kurzweil (Singularity and uploading). Unity BiotechnologyUnity Biotechnology...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Kaneka Corporation has achieved in a NEDO project the world’s highest solar power conversion efficiency of 26.33% in a practical size (180 cm2 ) crystalline silicon solar cell.This record-breaking result will advance technical development of crystalline...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to deep space destinations including Mars. The area of space near the moon offers a true deep space...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Rigetti Computing, a leading quantum computing start-up, announced it has raised $64 million in Series A and B funding.Rigetti Computing is building a cloud quantum computing platform for artificial intelligence and computational chemistry. Rigetti recently...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Blue Origin has its first BE-4 rocket engine fully assembled and ready for testing -- and they pushed two more out the door recently.Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space start-up aims to have a new rocket engine ready for installation aboard United Launch Alliance's...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Elon Musk has hit back at claims that President Donald Trump's new NASA bill will be good for his space exploration business, saying it does nothing to get SpaceX's mission to Mars off the ground.Elon Musk says the NASA funding bill changes almost nothing...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Robo-Mate exoskeleton can reduce the effort to lift a load by ten times. It is able to reduce the effort needed to lift a load and protects the spine from heavy lifting and sudden movements.You don’t have to become a cyborg to stay safe when it...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The partially reusable Falcon 9 and fully reusable Skylon are explored in this episode of Stan Draws Spaceships.Brilliant explanations of the fantastic Skylon spaceplane and Spacex reusable rocket engineering.Read more »...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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"Made in China 2025" is an initiative to comprehensively upgrade Chinese industry. The initiative draws direct inspiration from Germany's "Industry 4.0" plan, which was first discussed in 2011 and later adopted in 2013. The heart of the "Industry 4.0"...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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China's outbound Merger and Acquisition activity surged in 2015 and 2016 with a broad universe of acquirers executing transactions with an increase in pace and deal size.This surge has been driven by a range of macro factors, including the pursuit of...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Novartis found that giving low doses of a drug called everolimus to people over 65 increased their response to flu vaccines. It did, by about 20 percent. Yet behind the test was a bigger question about whether any drug can slow or reverse the symptoms...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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China has almost double the CO2 emissions of the United States for the latest figures from 2015.China 10.357 Billion tons of CO2USA 5.414 Billion tons of CO2EU28 3.509 Billion tons of CO2India 2.274 Billion tons of CO2China is slowing the addition of...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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India and Russia have failed to make progress on one of their most prestigious defense deals—the co-development and production of the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), known in India as the Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF).The...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The largest dinosaur print ever recorded: a 5-foot-9-inch print from a sauropod, or long-necked dinosaur was found in Australia. The tracks provide the first evidence that spiky tailed stegosaurs lived in the land down under.Paleontologists create a...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Elon Musk has revealed that he started a brain-computer interface company called Neuralink. The company has no public presence. It will creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain for mind computer interfaces.@elonmusk...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Ultimate Limits of the Relativistic Rocket Equation - The Planck Photon Rocket (theoretical speculation)If you can accelerate a particle close enough to lightspeed then it collapses into a Planck blackhole and that blackhole will almost instantly...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Last week, SpaceX announced it has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018. According to the company, the mission will use SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, a spacecraft designed deliver to large payloads to orbit...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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SpaceX is now targeting 6 p.m. Thursday for its first re-launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket booster, a mission that aims to loft a commercial communications satellite to orbit from Kennedy Space Center.Launch teams on Monday aimed to fuel the two-stage...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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After taking in about 400,000 deposits at $1,000 a piece, Musk ramped up production plans. And then he ramped them up some more. Now, three months from the official start of production, the billionaire Tesla CEO seems to think he can not only match the...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Carnival of Space 502 is up at Urban Astronomer.Evolving Planet - Origami-inspired Microbots, Our Future Planet ExplorersRead more »...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Four ASEAN Countries will become trillion dollar economies by 2030 Southeast Asia is expected to be one of the world’s fastest growing regions, with four ASEAN nations – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand – expected to join the ranks...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The DC movies have been underwhelming other than the Dark Knight Series and a few of the Batman movies before them and the first Superman movie. The first Justice League movie looks ok based on the trailers.Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Patients in Norfolk with severe Sepsis were treated with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine. In 47 patients with sepsis treated in Norfolk General’s ICU, four died in 2016, an 8 percent mortality rate. Of those four, none died of sepsis...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Uber has taken $12 billion over 15 rounds of investment, and has a reported valuation of nearly $70 billion. There have been several different leaks of Uber's financial data over the years, covering income from 2012 through Q4 2016.Uber incoe statement...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Uber is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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