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Next Big Future 09/17/2020 16:59
The Electrek leak of a larger Tesla battery cell is not being disputed by Elon Musk. The larger cell would be able to reduce the number of battery cells in a Model 3 from 4200 of the 2170 sized battery to five hundred 5498 cells. This would have massive cost and production speed improvements. The rumors are that Tesla will show actual batteries in production. The battery appears to be tabless which would make the battery factory have fewer steps and speed the production. The old Tesla batteries were about 1.5 times wider and taller than a double A battery. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/17/2020 11:33
Airbus will have fuel-saving v-formation flight tests of two Airbus A350 aircraft with airline tests as early as 2021 with flights over oceans. Flying in v-formation could reduce fuel usage by 5-10%. Airbus is targeting a controlled Entry-Into-Service (EIS) by around 2025. Fello’fly is part of Airbus UpNext, an Airbus subsidiary created to give future technologies a development fast track by building demonstrators at speed and scale. Talking about followers 🦅🦅: we are teaming up with @flyfrenchbee @SAS @DGAC #DSNA @NATS and @eurocontrol, to show how our #fellofly demonstrator can fly 2 aircraft safely together, reducing fuel burn to contribute. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/16/2020 17:34
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve published results of a survey of 35 economic forecasters on August 14, 2020. They predicted the US economy would expand at an annual rate of 19.1 percent in the third quarter. This was almost double the prediction of 10.6 percent from the last survey. The forecasters expected real GDP to decrease 5.2 percent in 2020 but to recover and annual rates of between 2.2 percent to 3.5 percent over each of the following three years. The Atlanta Federal Reserve provides daily and weekly updates of forecasts and uses GDPNow metrics to estimate the third-quarter GDP. The. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/16/2020 13:34
The Giant Magellan Telescope has gotten $17.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate the prototyping and testing of some of the most powerful optical and infrared technologies ever engineered. The Giant Magellan Telescope will be three times the size of any ground-based optical telescope built to date. The GMT and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) are a part of the US Extremely Large Telescope Program (US-ELTP). The Giant Magellan Telescope is designed to have a resolving power ten times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope. The Giant Magellan Telescope’s primary mirror comprises seven 8.4 meter mirror segments. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/16/2020 11:32
The US Air force has built and flown a full-scale flight demonstrator of a sixth-generation fighter in the real world. The Air Force wants a system of systems that includes piloted and unmanned large drone aircraft. The approach is to take the latest functional technology and rapidly integrate them into working fighter planes. This is different from the 10-20 years of research on cutting edge technology and having delays and cost overruns. The Air Force took one year to complete an analysis of alternatives and has proven it can use cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies to build a working. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/15/2020 19:06
The US Military Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) will have a first free-flight testing within the calendar year. They are developing critical technologies to enable an effective and affordable air-launched hypersonic cruise missile. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies have each tested advanced air vehicle configurations that promise to achieve and sustain efficient hypersonic flight. They want to show hydrocarbon scramjet-powered propulsion and thermal management techniques to enable prolonged hypersonic cruise, in addition to affordable system designs and manufacturing approaches. Russia and China both deployed crude hypersonic missiles that were boosted by regular rockets. India and other countries are also developing.
Next Big Future 09/15/2020 12:30
Phosphine Gas is in the atmosphere of Venus at 20 parts per billion and no non-biological path to explain the Phosphine. There are no currently known abiotic production routes in Venus’s atmosphere, clouds, surface and subsurface, or from lightning, volcanic or meteoritic delivery. It is either unknown photochemistry or geochemistry or there is some kind of life in the atmosphere of Venus. The surface of Venus is deadly to life with a lot of acid, pressures and high temperature. At 55 km (34 mi) altitude on Venus, the atmosphere of Venus is 27 °C (81 °F) and 0.5 bar (50. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/15/2020 02:35
Jordan Giesige of the Limiting Factor has described how Tesla will announce progress to the Terawatt-hour factories. He describes going from 150 Gigawatt-hours of batteries per year from a fully built out Nevada factory to a Terawatt-hour. Increasing energy density in batteries and reducing the size of parts of the battery lines in factories would increase production capacity up to about 240 Gigawatt-hours. The main increase will need to come from increasing the speed of battery production. Increasing the speed of battery production by 4 times would be key to achieving Terafactories. Jordan believes that Tesla will reveal version 1. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/14/2020 11:36
Cybersecurity is a serious concern for both businesses and individuals. A growing number of global cyber threats, data breaches, and cybercrimes in recent years have made it to the news headlines. It is estimated that cybercrimes will cost $6 trillion a year by 2021. Yahoo has been a victim of one of the biggest data breaches in history. Well over 3 billion user accounts were hacked by Russian hackers in 2013. Yahoo approached the FBI in 2014 and publicly informed its users to change their passwords in late 2016. Canva data breach is one of the most recent ones where. The post first appeared on .
Next Big Future 09/13/2020 15:24
Elon Musk tweeted that the eighth SpaceX Starship prototype will have a nosecone and flaps for a first high altitude test flight. It will fly to 60,000 feet (over ten miles high.) SN8 Starship with flaps & nosecone should be done in about a week. Then static fire, checkouts, static fire, fly to 60,000 ft & back. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2020 Brendan Lewis has a diagram of the SN8 Starship. SOURCES- Brendan Lewis, Elon Musk Twitter Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com.
Next Big Future 09/13/2020 15:17
Zheng Mingguang, Chief Engineer, SPIC said that nuclear energy in China is still less expensive than renewable energy. The CAP1400 power generation costs are 6 cents/kilowatt and cogenerated heat is USD6 per gigajoule. Zheng was involved in planning China’s nuclear supply chain 12 years ago. They selected more than two suppliers for each product so that they could compete in all areas: on technology, price, management, quality assurance and technological development. All four operating AP1000 units are running smoothly. The construction of two CAP1400 reactors at Shidaowan is going smoothly. China has eight AP1000 reactors actively awaiting construction approvals. The.
Next Big Future 09/12/2020 21:21
Iran should give up the mistaken belief that they will be allowed to get a nuclear bomb. The countries that oppose Iran developing nuclear weapons have strengthened their alliance. Iran hopes that Biden wins the election and that Joe restores looser terms and lifts sanctions. Israel Can Hit Iran Without Midair Refueling if Basing From Bahrain However, there is large economic and military capability in the normalized bloc with Israel, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan and soon Saudi Arabia. The group could deliver prolonged airstrikes to stop Iran’s nuclear program even without US military support. Israel would have significant logistical problems.
Next Big Future 09/11/2020 14:28
Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in normalizing relations with Israel, President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday. Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel pic.twitter.com/xMquRkGtpM — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020 Bahrain has a population of 1.6 million and a GDP of $39 billion. The UAE has a population of 9.7 million and a GDP of $410 billion. The moves is another step in bringing all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar) into normalized relations with Israel. The US has the.
Next Big Future 09/11/2020 02:37
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have created thermoelectric generators that can harvest waste heat from previously inaccessible sources, such as pipes with complex geometries. Thirteen quadrillion (3600 terawatt-hours) BTUs of energy is lost annually through waste heat by U.S. industry. The team cold-sprayed a bismuth-telluride powder on substrates ranging from stainless steel to aluminum silicate and quartz. The sprayed material had a randomly oriented microstructure largely free from pores and the cold-spray deposition was achieved without substantial compositional changes. A ZT of 0.3 can probably only recover 2-4% of the heat as electricity, but it will be from.
Next Big Future 09/11/2020 02:26
Compensated contributed content that does not necessarily represent the opinion of Nextbigfuture. Social distancing measures have drastically changed the lifestyle, decadence and routines of the public. For good and for bad, we have disjointed the society that we once thought was impenetrable. In this article, we’re going to look at the nutritional implications of quarantine. Coronavirus’ impact on nutrition: For the worse First and foremost, it has been difficult to frequently acquire fresh produce because of lockdown restrictions. Many of us are used to living near shops where we can walk or drive, on an ad hoc basis, to get.
Next Big Future 09/11/2020 00:49
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed the Design Certification Application (DCA) review for NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR). NuScale spent over $500 million, with the backing of Fluor, and over 2 million labor hours to develop the information needed to prepare its DCA application. The company also submitted 14 separate Topical Reports in addition to the over 12,000 pages for its DCA application and provided more than 2 million pages of supporting information for NRC audits. The NuScale small modular reactor (SMR) design is a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity. It.
Next Big Future 09/09/2020 19:33
Giant clouds are hanging over California and blotting out the sun. Pyrocumulonimbus clouds are a type of cumulonimbus cloud that forms above a source of heat, such as a wildfire. The size and frequency of California wildfires are due to the incompetent management of California’s forests and electrical grid. The recent Creek Fire is creating massive fire clouds. Competent Forest Manaagement California has allowed over 150 million dead trees to accumulate in 33 million acres of forest. For the last decade, drought and bark beetle infestations have killed over 150 million trees. Federal and state restrictions on logging caused timber.
Next Big Future 09/09/2020 16:02
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the term remote work more popular than ever. It has also made everyone see telecommuting or teleworking in a new light–something that is not just an option but a necessity for business activities to continue. Considering the health and economic crises the world is struggling to deal with, it’s worth exploring the state of the global workforce. Without a doubt, the pandemic has disrupted the operations of global businesses. It has become considerably more challenging to operate branches, subsidiaries, or affiliates overseas as governments tighten their travel regulations. Has the pandemic enhanced the concept of.
Next Big Future 09/09/2020 15:26
California customers have over 20 times the annual minutes of power outage as electrical customers in France. California has over 200 times the annual minutes of power outage as electrical customers in Japan. California customers have three times more annual minutes of power outage than the US average. The sources of the problems are how California has chosen to mismanage electrical supply, electrical grid and forests. On various nights during the recent heatwaves, natural gas plants provided 60% of California’s electricity over large regions. California had planned to shut four of those natural gas power plants in 2020. They have.
Next Big Future 09/08/2020 16:37
In 2018 and many other times, California was warned there would be power interruptions when nuclear reactors were shutdown. California has been having power outages and rolling blackouts because of insufficient power this summer. There was increased demand for electricity for air conditioning as temperatures reached over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 120F. The shortfall was also due to calm winds which reduced the electricity from wind farms. The shortfall in electrical generation would have been met if the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station had been repaired and restarted for $75 million in 2012. Failing to spend $75.

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