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Jun 16, 2019

Space Gets 100 Times Cheaper By 2023 and We Will Get Moon Bases and More

Posted by in categories: satellites, solar power, sustainability

If SpaceX gets a fully reusable Super Heavy Starship flying to orbit in 2020 and then has 100 fully reusable flights by 2023 then the cost of space will drop by 100 times. This will start fulfilling the plans for lunar bases, lunar mining, and space-based solar power.

If each Super Heavy Starship costs $300 million and has $1 million in operating and maintenance cost per flight then the per flight cost is $4 million. Super Heavy Starship is supposed to launch about 100 tons to orbit.

Assuming that 800 Starlink satellites are launched by April 2020, then SpaceX will start doubling its revenue from $2–3 billion to $5–6 billion in 2020 and ten billion in 2021. This will mean that SpaceX will be able to afford to build dozens of Super Heavy Starships.

Jun 16, 2019

Bill Gates just backed a chip startup that uses light to turbocharge AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Luminous Computing has developed an optical microchip that runs AI models much faster than other semiconductors while using less power.

Jun 16, 2019

Blood donation breakthrough sees scientists convert all types to O using gut bacteria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

In a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives, scientists have found a way to convert all blood types to the universal type that is safe for all patients to receive, by using microbes found in the human gut.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have figured out how to convert blood types A, B and AB into the universal Type O, which all patients can receive in a transfusion, regardless of their own blood type.

Jun 16, 2019

Nothing Is Solid & Everything Is Energy – Scientists Explain The World of Quantum Physics

Posted by in categories: energy, quantum physics

What we perceive as our physical material world, is really not physical or material at all, in fact, it is far from it. This has been proven time and time again by multiple Nobel Prize (among many other scientists around the world) winning physicists, one of them being Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist who made significant contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Niels Bohr

At the turn of the nineteenth century, physicists started to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter. In doing so, the belief that a physical, Newtonian material universe that was at the very heart of scientific knowing was dropped, and the realization that matter is nothing but an illusion replaced it. Scientists began to recognize that everything in the Universe is made out of energy.

Jun 16, 2019

Germany Opens 62-Mile Bicycle Highway That’s Completely Car-Free

Posted by in category: transportation

Germany has opened the first three-mile stretch of a bicycle highway that will eventually span over 62 miles, connecting 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum, and Hamm, as well as four universities. And this highway is an entirely separate roadway that will remain completely car-free.

Jun 16, 2019

Self-cleaning Clothes Made Possible By Nano-enhanced Textile

Posted by in categories: energy, nanotechnology

Circa 2016


Not a big fan of laundry day? Well what if you could wash your clothes just by stepping into the sunshine? Thanks to researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, a self-cleaning textile could make that possible in the very near future. With the help of special nanostructures grown directly into the fabric, these new textiles could degrade organic matter like dirt, dust, and sweat when exposed to a concentrated light source.

To achieve this effect, the nanostructures used by the RMIT University team are made copper and silver. These metals are great at absorbing visible light, and when they’re exposed to light from the sun or even a light bulb, the nanostructures react with increased energy that creates “hot electrons”.

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Jun 16, 2019

Martian Architecture Will Swap Glassy Skyscrapers for Caves So We Survive

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

The cities of the future may look more like the dwellings of the past.

Jun 16, 2019

The five: unsung female scientists

Posted by in category: futurism

The history of science has often seen women’s work overlooked and their credit stolen.

Jun 16, 2019

AMI 750

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The AMI 750, acoustic therapeutic sound instrument, has been described as the most effective device for stress and pain relief in the market today.

As our most popular product, the AMI 750 provides access to ten therapeutic sound channels and is utilized by professional healthcare practitioners and private owners worldwide.

Weighing less than 9 pounds and measuring 14.5 x 14 x 3 inches, it is easy to transport from room to room or in a carry-on bag for travel.

Jun 16, 2019

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: a timely vision

Posted by in category: futurism

David Wood


I find myself in a great deal of agreement with Fully Automated Luxury Communism (“FALC”), the provocative but engaging book by Novara Media Co-Founder and Senior Editor Aaron Bastani.

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