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Carbon Superconductivity raised from 11 kelvin up to 57 kelvin

Researchers at North Carolina State University have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material. The previous record for superconductivity in boron-doped diamond was 11 Kelvin, or minus 439.60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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A lot of water inside the moon

Laboratory analyses of lunar samples provide a direct means to identify indigenous volatiles and have been used to argue for the presence of Earth-like water content in the lunar interior. Some volatile elements, however, have been interpreted as evidence for

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Tech revolution has been a game changer in technically recoverable oil and gas

The Bossier and Haynesville Formations of the onshore and State waters portion of the U.S. Gulf Coast contain estimated means of 4.0 billion barrels of oil, 304.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.9 billion barrels of natural gas

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World added new oil three times faster than oil was used from 2003 to 2013

According to calculations by Gilbert Masters, Stanford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus, current oil supplies in all nations combined would last the world for only about 41 years. Gilbert Masters neglected to mention that this is based on

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US Navy accepts and operates defective ships

The Government Accountability Office reviewed six ships valued at $6.3 billion that had completed the post delivery period, and found they were provided to the fleet with varying degrees of incomplete work and quality problems. GAO used three quality assurance

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Fundamental quantum anomaly observed on Earth

An international team of physicists, materials scientists and string theoreticians have observed a phenomenon on Earth that was previously thought to only occur hundreds of light years away or at the time when the universe was born. This result could

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A handful of North American advanced nuclear reactor projects have made substantial progress

Third way has a report on 48 north american companies and research institutions working on advanced small nuclear reactors. Only five of those north american projects are considered to be in more advanced development by the World Nuclear association. The

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India needs to build solar four times faster to hit 10 GW 2017 target

India added only 827 megawatt of solar power generation capacity in the first three months of the current financial year. This is about one third of the pace needed to achieve a 10,000 megawatt addition in solar power target for

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China increases top high speed rail speeds back to 350 kph and soon 400 kph

China authorizing the maximum speed of the Shanghai-Beijing high-speed rail line to increase to 350 kilometers per hour. China is upgrading its high speed rail trains to new trains with a 400 kph top speed. Hundreds of trains will be

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New York to DC tunnel would be 226 miles and three times longer than longest tunnel

If Elon Musk’s Boring company makes a New York City to Washington DC hyperloop tunnel, then it would be 226 miles long. This would be nearly three times longer than the current longest tunnel. Elon Musk tweeted out that he

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Moon Express reveals lowest cost robotic planetary explorers

Moon Express has revealed their family of three lunar robot explorers. * MX-1 Scout * MX-2 dual stage Scout * MX-5 Discovery class The moon express MX-1scout is the lowest cost planetary spacecraft ever. It is designed for Scout Class

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Carnival of Space 518

The Carnival of Space 518 is up at Everyday Spacer Blasting News – Moon Express reveals its plans for private lunar exploration The first probe Moon Express intends to launch is the Lunar Scout, which the company hopes to launch

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Unsinkable aluminum foam

Russians have added porosity to aluminum so that it can be lower density than water. Ships with porous aluminum foam would be unsinkable even with holes in the hull so long as the water that leaks in does not go

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Engineering for athletes to exceed their limits

MIT 3-Sigma Sports aims to solve the biggest engineering problems across sports. The program connecting students and faculty with alumni and industry partners who work together to improve athletic performance by using engineering to enhance endurance, speed, accuracy, and agility

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Supertiny cameras could shrink from pill size to dust size

The pill-sized cameras in today’s mobile phones may seem miraculously tiny, given that a decade ago the smallest cameras available for retail sale were the size of a pack of cards. Ali Hajimiri of the California Institute of Technology will

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Impossible Mission Moonbase Commander dead at 89

Martin Landau played a master of disguise on the Mission: Impossible TV series, Commander John Koenig and as a broken-down Bela Lugosi in his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, has died. He was 89. He attended the Actors Studio, becoming

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Google Robot factory raises sterile mosquitos, automated device will release a million per week

Debug Fresno is a study in the summer of 2017, pending approval from state and federal regulators, to test a potential mosquito control method using sterile insect technique. The study would be conducted by Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District, MosquitoMate, and

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Dockless bike sharing problems

Obike has been told to remove its “obstructive” bicycles from some London streets, just days after it launched a cycle-hire scheme to rival ‘Boris Bikes’ in London. Apparently Amsterdam which is the granddaddy of bikesharing has had issues with bikes

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Canada and some other NATO countries plan to increase defense spending

Defense spending by NATO countries has generally been declining as a percent of GDP for the last 25 years. Canada is currently spending at 1% of GDP and most NATO countries are below a 2% of GDP agreement. Canada plans

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GA 3 megajoule railgun firing and building new 10 megajoule railgun in 2018

In May, 2017, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced they successfully fired hypersonic projectiles with an enhanced Guidance Electronics Unit (GEU). They were successful in tests during multiple firings from their three mega joule (3 MJ) Blitzer™ railgun system. The

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