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Spacex Falcon Heavy should launch in the next 37 days

The most powerful rocket this generation has ever seen, SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket, launches no earlier than this November, 2017. Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch pad 39A has not supported this much thrust since the last Saturn V rocket

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Low Level AI specialists make $300K-500K and top names make Pro Athlete money

Typical A.I. specialists, including both Ph.D.s fresh out of school and people with less education and just a few years of experience, can be paid from $300,000 to $500,000 a year or more in salary and company stock, according to

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ITER fusion project is even worse than publicized

ITER is a multi-decade PHD and engineering make work project with the cover story of trying to solve nuclear fusion power generation. Ghostbuster Dr. Raymond Stantz: Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn’t have

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California high speed rail needs a $8-16 billion 13.5 mile tunnel

Under the current California high speed rail plan, they wants to begin the 240-mile starter system in San Jose and end in an almond orchard south of Wasco. The state estimates the system would begin operating in 2025 and carry

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Bitcoin went over $6000 during the day and a market valuation of $100 billion

Bitcoin set a new intraday high price record of $6,064, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). The previous all-time high set on October 13, when the price rose to $5,856.10.

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Forecasting emerging technology like Solar Energy

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have had terrible projections of the energy market especially in regards to solar and wind. Quartz and Steinbuch and Ramez Naam among others have covered this massive year

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Boeing gave the US the B52 and 747, the Spacex BFR will be bigger than either

Boeing gave the US military long range conventional bombing superiority for decades with the B52 and commercial aviation dominance with the 747. The fully reusable Spacex BFR will have more military and commercial impact than the B52 and the 747

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Spacex BFR and developing the high ground is the geopolitical game changer

There is a lot of talk about a hypersonic weapons arms race to create missiles and then a decade later hypersonic drones and then a decade after that hypersonic spy planes and fighter planes. It will cost tens of billions

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Sidewalk Labs building digital city in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto. It will have fast wi-fi, many sensors, sustainable energy and autonomous cars. We couldn't be more excited to undertake this partnership with Torontonians. #SidewalkTO

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Future NBA franchises in China probable

700 million people in China watched NBA programming on TV last season. The NBA now has 200 employees in China. Point to Point rockets from Spacex will make it travel between Asia and America in under an hour but this

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Spacex BFR to be lower cost than Falcon 1 at $7 million per launch

In Elon Musk’s video announcement of the Spacex BFR he indicated that it would be lower cost to launch than the Spacex Falcon 1. Above was the graphic which showed the Spacex BFR at lower cost than the Falcon 1.

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Up to 200 pound pieces of China’s Space Station could hit the Earth’s Surface

Pieces weighing up to 200 pounds of China’s space station could make it to the surface when out-of-control 8.5-tonne laboratory breaks apart in the atmosphere. An 8.5-tonne Chinese space station has accelerated its out-of-control descent towards Earth and is expected

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Undaunted by speederbike crashes at Battle of Endor, Dubai Police will use Russian Hoverbikes

Dubai police have announced they will soon have officers buzzing around the skies on Star Wars-style electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour. The Hoversurf Scorpion was unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week conference. The

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Elon Musk answered questions on Reddit Space yesterday about the Spacex BFR

Elon Musk answered questions about the Spacex BFR, Raptor Engine, Mars colonization and other space related topics. Here are Elon Musks answers to questions. * Elon on space radiation – Ambient radiation damage is not significant for our transit times.

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Beaming laser power to ion drive is 300-400 times more thrust than just laser photonic sail

A 100 meter to 150 meter solar array that is attuned to the lithium ion will be about 70% efficient. JPL is working on the gridded lithium ion arrays to achieve 60,000 ISP. There is work on 60 meter deployable

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Alienwheels hoverboard tips and review

I tried out the Alienwheels hoverboard. ($298) I was able to take about twenty minutes to get standing and balanced on the board and fairly comfortable with basic control. Control is with shifting weight at the toes, heal and using

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China wants to open major Arctic shipping route

China’s state news agency Xinhua reported last month that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the Arctic Northwest Passage. The announcement from Beijing confused the Canadians who claim sovereignty over the waters transited

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Nextbigfuture comment system change

Nextbigfuture will change the comment system from Solid Opinion to regular WordPress comments. Solid Opinion comments have been archived up to about yesterday. The comment system will be changed and then the archive will be loaded. There could be some

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Future of Spacex and the Wealth of Elon Musk

Adam Jonas, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, values Spacex at about $46 billion, which is on par with Tesla ($60 billion). His range is pretty wide, though, and spans between $5 billion and $120 billion. Most of the value of

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Stealth fighters, submarines and aircraft carriers could become ordinary weapons

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The nuclear-powered submarine. Ultra-advanced stealth bombers and fighters. These all represent the most lethal, sophisticated and expensive weapons in the US military’s mighty arsenal—and they might soon all be close to obsolete. The aircraft carrier, stealth

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