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Sila Nanotechnologies Silicon anodes will improve lithium ion batteries by up to 40%

Sila Nanotechnologies has silicon-dominant anode products that drop into existing battery manufacturing processes, replace graphite entirely, and deliver significantly higher energy density at the cell-level with lower swelling.

Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel

Hydrogels have shown significant potential in everything from wound dressings to soft robots, but their applications have been limited from their lack of toughness – until now.

Roll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition system makes long sheets of high quality graphene

MIT has combined a roll-to-roll approach -- a common industrial approach for continuous processing of thin foils -- with the common graphene-fabrication technique of chemical vapor deposition, to manufacture high-quality graphene in large quantitie

MIT researchers develop scalable manufacturing process for graphene sheets

Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production process for precisely tailored graphene filtration membranes, which could see action in desalination, biol

NASA's Galactic Positioning System will enable autonomous spacecraft

A NASA space telescope called the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been used to develop a brand new technology with near-term, practical applications: a galactic positioning system.

Omniphobic Coating Tests

Anish Tuteja, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and his research group have created a omniphobic coating that is both clear and durable and repels all liquids.

Getting to the outer solar system 15X faster with missions over 40 times larger

Centauri Dreams discusses the NASA NIAC Breakthrough Propulsion Architecture for Interstellar Precursor Missions project.

BMW claims it's developed a process for fast, cheap carbon composite chassis manufacture

If there's one thing motorcyclists want more of in their lives, it's carbon fiber.

Breakthrough for rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery...

Scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a new approach for developing a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery.

"CUORE" experiment seeks to get to the heart of the matter – and antimatter

Deep below the mountain of Gran Sasso in central Italy, under nearly a mile of solid rock, the CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events, and Italian for "heart") experiment is underway to help us understand one of astrophysics's great

SpaceX heavy and near term solar sail for manned missions to Near Earth Objects

Centauri Dreams has a published paper by Gregory Matloff who has written extensively on Interstellar Travel and solar sails.

Paper thin flexible screens at only $5 for a 5 inch screen

Optoelectronic engineers in China and Hong Kong have manufactured a special type of liquid crystal display (LCD) that is paper-thin, flexible, light and tough

Radically simpler 3D printing rockets with less than 100 parts instead of nearly 100,000

Rocket Labs is also trying to 3D print rockets. Relativity Space is making a rocket that has 4 times the thrust of the Rocket Labs rocket. Relativity rocket engine will still have ten times less thrust than the SpaceX merlin engine.

Advanced Vasimr plasma drives and SpaceX BFR trip times

The Vasimr rocket is on track to a 100-hour continuous firing this summer of the company's VX200SSTM VASIMR® prototype at a power level of 100 kW.

Theoretical progress on producing and storing several grams of antimatter per year

There was a 2016-2017 Kickstarter for Antimatter fuel production.

Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion with record efficiency

Using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, CSU scientists and collaborators have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab.

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

Graphene spends most of its time in a two-dimensional form, but that makes it hard to make use of its long list of advantages, like its strength, light weight, and electricity and heat conduction.

Meet gallenene: Gallium joins graphene in the second dimension

Graphene hogs all the headlines about two-dimensional materials, but it might just be the beginning.

New type of glass made of metal organic compounds breaks tradition

The glass we're most familiar with is made from silicon dioxide, but materials like boron, polymers and metals have also been used.

Proto-molecular nanotechnology –

– Programmable Molecular Fabrication of trillions of functionalized carbon nanotubes

Graphene superlattices could be used for superconducting transistors

Researchers created a "superlattice" of two graphene sheets stacked together -- not precisely on top of each other, but rotated ever so slightly, at a "magic angle" of 1.1 degrees.

Plimp Airships

who we are The PLIMP airship represents an innovative new class of aircraft, developed by Egan Airships.

Scientists unleash graphene's innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, graphene can now add innate superconductivity to its repertoire

Hitachi and Honda team up for cheaper electric motors

As electric cars become more common, manufacturers are battling to find new ways to improve their hardware and lower costs.

How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet

Antarctica is a vast and dynamic place, but radar technologies -- from World War II-era film to state-of-the-art miniaturized sensors -- are enabling scientists to observe and understand changes beneath the continent's ice in unprecedented detail.

Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites

A defense source tells Russian media that military engineers have advanced work on the next big anti-satellite weapon.

DARPA aims for 100-fold performance improvement for defense-related sensors and devices

The performance and reliability of quantum sensors and devices is dependent on the length of time the underlying quantum states can remain coherent.

Core Tubular Steel Slabs are up to 20 times lighter than reinforced concrete

Broad Group which has built factory mass produced skyscrapers has a new construction innovation – Core Tubular Steel Slabs (CTS).

Elon touts Global gigabit broadband

Elon Musk tweets that the Starlink constellation of thousands of gigabit per second internet satellites will help get internet to the last billion and areas in the developed world with bad internet service.

'Star Trek Online' Offers Custom 3D-Printed Starships

"Star Trek Online" players can put a lot of time into choosing, outfitting and customizing their starships, and now that work can follow them into the real world -- with hand-painted 3D-printed starships based on their exact designs.

Bigelow Aerospace Launches New Company to Operate Private Space Stations

A company that builds big, inflatable space habitats has launched a new venture that will market and operate these structures in Earth orbit and beyond.

Airbus' 'flying taxi' isn't much to look at, but it's a major step toward electr

A very confused helicopter? Or the future of aerial mobility?

AirSpaceX's autonomous, electric air taxi lands in Detroit

Airspace Experience Technologies, LLC (AirSpaceX) has given a preview of its vision for the future of air taxi services at this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Toyota has reduced the rare earth materials used in electric vehicle magnets by 50%

Toyota has developed the world's first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the

Heating and ventilating a 10,000 person space station

The National Space Society has a 33-page analysis of heat and energy transport and management for an outline but realistic habitat design.

Within 24 months SpaceX could begin providing gigabit internet to the USA

Elon Musk's SpaceX won an endorsement on Wednesday from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to build a broadband network using satellites.

Engineering The Strongest Foam in the World

Motherboard visits the laboratory of Nikhil Gupta, a professor who is currently working on creating lightweight metal foams that could be a game changer for our transportation of tomorrow.

Coming to a Home Depot near you:

Coming to a Home Depot near you: Tesla's "invisible" solar roof tiles and home energy storage units will become available this year

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need.

TAE Technologies Gen 5 reactor targets tripling confinement with 10 times the power by 2020

TAE Technologies, Inc. (formerly Tri Alpha Energy), the world's largest and most advanced private fusion company, has announced that its proprietary beam-driven field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma generator, "Norman," surpassed a new tec

New Tesla Model 3 Battery Line Could Increase Output By Factor Of 4

One of the overlooked takeaways from the recent Tesla earnings call was connected to automation in battery module production.

Think and plan a lot bigger in space as the SpaceX BFR will give 1000 times old...

Think and plan a lot bigger in space as the SpaceX BFR will give 1000 times old space capabilities

Honda's Mobile Power Pack – One Battery Powers Everything From ATV To Tiny Scooter

Honda recently presented its Mobile Power Pack World – a single battery module for all sorts of different applications.

Precise control of the properties of plastics

A team of researchers at the Institute of Synthetic Polymer Materials of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MIPT, and elsewhere has found out how the regularity of polypropylene molecules and thermal treatment affect the mechanical properties of the en

Super-strong aluminum as strong as steel

Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications.

Flatpack Urban Farm Grows 6.6 Tons of Food in 538 Square Feet

This flatpack urban farm only takes up 538 square feet, but its creators say that it can yield as much as 6 tonnes (6.6 tons) of fresh produce per year.

NASA's X3 ion thruster smashes records in test firings

A human settlement on Mars is rapidly moving from science fiction to fact, with Elon Musk envisioning Battlestar Galactica-style fleets blasting off to the Red Planet in coming decades.

NASA looks at reviving atomic rocket program

When the first manned mission to Mars sets out, it may be on the tail of an atomic rocket engine.