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Toyota and Panasonic investigating prismatic batteries to try to find an electric car advantage

Toyota and Panasonic are launching a "feasibility study" to investigate the technological potential of batteries that use prismatic cells.

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The Aeroscraft allows for the first time the development of a point to point transportation system that is unencumbered by the limitations of legacy hub and spoke logistics.

New metallic glass material created by starving atoms of a nucleus

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers created a brand new type of metallic glass, by shrinking samples down to the nanoscale until it forms

Fashion on the final frontier: The story of the spacesuit

Ever since NASA retired the silver lamé Mercury spacesuits of the early 1960s astronauts have fallen a little behind in the fashion department, but now a new generation of spacesuits is being developed for both the public and private sectors.

Nuclear powered drones are technically feasible and could fly for years

From 2008-2011, Sandia National Labs and Northrop Grumman designed nuclear drones that would be able to fly for many months.

NASA testing ultra-simple small nuclear reactors that will power missions to Mars and beyond

NASA is pushing forward on testing a key energy source that could literally "empower" human crews on the Mars surface, energizing habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform Red Planet resources into oxygen, water and fuel.

Mars and beyond: Modular nuclear reactors set to power next wave of deep space exploration

NASA is planning to put astronauts on Mars one day and since the Red Planet is about as off the grid as you can get, the space agency is developing a new generation of modular nuclear reactors to power manned outposts. Under funding from the Space Te

Colorado School of Space Mining

Since the 1990s, the Colorado School of Mines has been a leading institution for the study of space resources and in situ resource utilization (ISRU).

Tesla actually built the world's biggest battery. Here's how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!

China completing small floating and submersible nuclear reactors around 2020

China is starting construction on a marine nuclear power platform which is designed to supply power for the country's offshore oil drilling platforms and islands.

ARCA's revolutionary aerospike engine completed and ready for testing

ARCA Space Corporation has announced its linear aerospike engine is ready to start ground tests as the company moves towards installing the engine in its Demonstrator 3 rocket.

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be used as a source of clean and potentially unlimited energy.

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems

Small and passively safe Nuclear reactors for NASA and military missions

This month NASA will start testing a tiny 1 kilowatt uranium fission reactor Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars.

US government should support Spacex and quickly develop moon bases

Spacex expects they will receive additional funding from the U.S. government for the BFR and Raptor engine. Spacex would still build the BFR even without government money.

Laser arrays for propelling spaceships can also be used like nuclear cannon weapons

A powerful 70 gigawatt laser propulsion system that could accelerate an 100 kilogram object over 122 seconds to 2% of light speed (6000 kilometers per second) would also be able to fire kinetic projectiles at nuclear weapon power.

Revealed: details of Sergey Brin's secret plans to build the world's biggest aircraft

Google co-founder is building airship designed to be able to deliver supplies and food on humanitarian missions to remote locations, sources said

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight. On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite. The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from N

China builds world's fastest wind tunnel to test weapons that could ...

strike US within 14 minutes...Researchers want new facility to be up and running by 2020 as race to develop hypersonic technology intensifies

The World's First Floating Nation Designed to 'Liberate Humanity...

From Politicians' Will Appear in the Pacific Ocean by 2020...The world's first floating nation is set to appear in the Pacific Ocean off the island of Tahiti in 2020.

Planetary Resources delivers Arkyd 6 asteroid mining technology demo for launch Dec 2017

Planetary Resources is planning to mine the asteroids in the 2020s. Planetary Resources delivered the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, their second technology demonstrator. The spacecraft has officially begun its journey to the launch pad. In the weeks leading up

Transistor breakthrough brings liquid computers closer to reality

In a step towards creating a new class of electronics that look and feel like soft, natural organisms, mechanical engineers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a fluidic transistor out of a metal alloy of indium and gallium that is liquid at

INTRODUCING KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM

KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space.

Air-Breathing Aqueous Sulfur Flow Battery for breakthrough ultralow cost energy storage

Joule Journal – Air-Breathing Aqueous Sulfur Flow Battery for Ultralow-Cost Long-Duration Electrical Storage

First Moon colonists could be molemen living giant 50km cave

A Japanese space probe data confirmed that an enormous cavern stretching for about 50 kilometers exists beneath the moon's surface, offering a possible protected site for future lunar bases, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Oct. 18.

Bigelow and ULA plan expandable B330 orbital lunar space station in 2022

Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are working together to launch a B330 expandable module on ULA's Vulcan launch vehicle. The launch would place a B330 outfitted module in Low Lunar Orbit by the end of 2022 to serve as a lunar depo

Entirely automated giant 3D printing and robotics rocket factory

Relativity Space wants is reimagining the way rockets are built and flown with massive 3D printing.

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts...

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts, 80% Cost Reduction Possible

Pilot Wave theory suggests Trumpet shaped Emdrive would have more thrust

A radio frequency (RF) resonant cavity thruster, EmDrive, is a controversial proposed type of propellentless electromagnetic thruster with a microwave cavity, designed to produce thrust from an electromagnetic field inside the cavity.

This Guy Built a Semi-Automatic Portable Railgun

Cool if you like 'Quake,' but probably not as scary as it sounds.

A DIY Space Suit for the 99 Percent

Taking a balloon up into the lower stratosphere may seem crazy, but to Cameron M. Smith it's an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream.

Toshiba's new fast-charging battery could triple the range of electric vehicles

A key focus of electric vehicle (EV) makers is maximizing the range users can get from each charge, and for that reason new battery technologies are poised to play a huge part in driving their adoption.

Watch a supercomputer design a radical new wing for airplanes

When engineers want to make an object weigh less, they literally cut corners.

Roll out solar provides 10 times the mobile power

Roll-up solar panels are being used to help power an island off the coast of Cardiff.

Tech Breakthrough Will Save The Electric Car Market

A new technology is here that has the potential to reshape lithium production like fracking reshaped oil.?

Breakthrough in invisibility technology: Scientists have created a material that ...

allows light waves to pass straight through...(Natural News) Scientists developed a new idea for invisibility technology that would allow light waves to pass straight through a special material without any obstruction, as reported by Science Daily.

Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes

As useful and ubiquitous as they are, lithium-ion batteries are nearing their limits, and it's unlikely we'll be able to squeeze much more juice out of them.

Elon Musk plans to put all of SpaceX's resources into its Mars rocket

Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he hopes to finance his plans to colonize Mars by making SpaceX's entire fleet of vehicles -- the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, and the Dragon spacecraft -- obsolete.

Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth

'Anywhere on Earth in under an hour,' Musk says

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes like a Pyramid

Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light.

Dyson will spend about $3 billion to make solid state battery electric car by 2020

British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson announced Tuesday that it is working on a "premium" electric car that will go on sale in 2020. They expect to spend at least $2.7 billion (£2 billion) on the car and battery technology.

$2 million competition aims to make jetpacks a reality by 2019

GoFly dreams of a personal flying machine with range of 20 miles

Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions

The high energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has led to them powering everything from tiny mobile devices to huge trucks.

DNA nanobot created that performs nanomechanical tasks

Since the 1980s, the design and synthesis of molecular machines has been identified as a grand challenge for molecular engineering.

UK Shows off mockup of 50 kw combat laser mounted in turret

The UK showed a mockup of a 50 kw Dragon Fire combat laser mounted in a turret.

The Walrus: the US Army contemplates building an aircraft the size of a football field

September 6, 2005 Moving an elephant atom by atom costs a lot more than moving the elephant in one pre-assembled lump.

3U Cubesat launch will be months instead of years and only $250,000 starting in 2019

There is a revolution coming coming for low cost small payload launching.

Royal Navy looks to nature for futuristic sub concepts

In 2015, the Royal Navy released its concept of the surface warship of 2050. Now the RN is casting its crystal ball beyond 2050 by asking a team of young engineers from UKNEST to develop concepts for future British submarines.

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