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NASA Scientists Sketch Tentative Theory of EmDrive Propulsion

Posted on November 22nd, 2016.

Last week the final version of the NASA Eagleworks EmDrive paper, titled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,” published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s prestigious Journal of Propulsion and Power, described promising experimental results and hinted at...

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Final NASA Eagleworks Paper Confirms Promising EmDrive Results, Proposes Theoretical Model

Posted on November 18th, 2016.

Earlier this month Hacked reported that a draft version of the much expected EmDrive paper by the NASA Eagleworks team, had been leaked. Now, the final version of the paper has been published.

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What to Expect for Space and Sci/Tech Under President Trump?

Posted on November 10th, 2016.

US President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t strike as one who knows – or cares – a lot about space, science, and technology. Since the announcement of Trump’s victory, there have been a lot of headlines about a possible catastrophic impact of the upcoming Trump presidency on space and sci/tech in the US. However, a...

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Leaked NASA Eagleworks Paper Confirms Promising EmDrive Results

Posted on November 7th, 2016.

In August Hacked covered the rumor, then confirmed by NASA, that a paper by the NASA Eagleworks team, titled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,” to be published in December’s issue of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s Journal of Propulsion and Power, a...

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Shawyer Claims Much Higher Thrust for Second-Generation EmDrive, Files New Patent Application

Posted on October 17th, 2016.

The “anomalous” or “impossible” space propulsion system EmDrive has been often in the news in the last few months. First, the rumor – then confirmed – that the latest experimental results of the NASA Eagleworks team will be published in December in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics...

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Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatory Could Detect Permanent Memory of Spacetime

Posted on October 14th, 2016.

Gravitational wave astronomy will soon be in full swing, and permit studying subtle gravitational wave physics and intriguing “spacetime memory” effects.

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ESA Ignores Stephen Hawking’s Warning, Sends Message to the Stars

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

On October 10 the European Space Agency (ESA) sent a message to the stars, ignoring dire warnings from science fiction writers and scientists including Stephen Hawking.

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Could The Digital Age Be Forgotten? A Web Pioneer Thinks It’s Possible

Posted on October 3rd, 2016.

We live in one of the most highly documented eras in history. People take pictures of their food and share it on social media. People the world over are photographed more often than at any time since the technology was invented. Most people carry a device that contains at least two cameras and are able to communicate by video wherever...

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Move Over EmDrive, Here Comes Woodward’s Mach Effect Drive

Posted on September 30th, 2016.

An exotic “impossible” space propulsion technology known as “Cannae Drive,” less known than the EmDrive but equally controversial, made news headlines a few weeks ago with the announcement that it is about to be tested in space.  There are speculations that the Cannae Drive could exploit physics known as...

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Elon Musk Unveils Long Awaited Plan to Colonize Mars, and Then the Solar System

Posted on September 28th, 2016.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars and then move on to the planets. Yesterday (September 27), at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, hosted by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Musk announced his long-awaited space colonization plan in a special keynote – full of technical...

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Scientists at Estes Park Explore EmDrive and Other Propulsion Physics Breakthrough Research

Posted on September 20th, 2016.

Waiting for the publication of the NASA Eagleworks EmDrive paper in December, some preliminary results could be revealed at a select, invitation-only three-day workshop in Colorado, which starts today. Besides EmDrive science, the workshop will cover many other propulsion physics breakthrough research projects.

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Communication

The Chinese Quantum Satellite QUESS: Toward Unbreakable Quantum Networks

Posted on September 8th, 2016.

One year ago Hacked covered the race between the US and China to develop “military super-powers” by harnessing quantum science, and noted that Chinese scientists were developing quantum communication satellites that support unbreakable encryption. A few weeks ago, China launched its first quantum satellite.

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Space

Mark Zuckerberg “Deeply Disappointed” about SpaceX Launch Failure

Posted on September 2nd, 2016.

A major explosion of the SpaceX prelaunch test on Thursday has destroyed Facebook’s first satellite, dashing the hopes of providing the Internet to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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SETI Scientists Claim Detection of Strong Signal from the Stars

Posted on August 31st, 2016.

A few days ago Centauri Dreams, a popular website for space professionals and enthusiasts run by Paul Gilster, broke the news that astronomers using the RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia, had detected a strong signal from a star known as HD 164595.

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New Published Results on the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Propulsion Expected Soon

Posted on August 30th, 2016.

New results on the controversial, “impossible” EmDrive propulsion system could be soon published in a prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journal, according to credible rumors.

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NASA Begins Accepting Astronaut Applications Online

Posted on December 14th, 2015.

Want to follow through on that childhood dream of being an astronaut? It’s your lucky day. NASA has just posted what may conceivably be the most interesting job posting ever and you can apply to be an astronaut, online. NASA has revealed a job posting that announced it is accepting a new class of astronauts with online applications...

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Literally Hot New Planet Discovered 39 Light-Years Away

Posted on November 16th, 2015.

Scientists have discovered an Earth-sized planet about 39 light-years away. The planet’s average temperature, they estimate, is about 500 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning that it almost certainly cannot sustain water, which is necessary for the existence of life. The planet is being dubbed GJ1132b and most likely has another issue...

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New NASA Tests Confirm Anomalous EmDrive Thrust

Posted on November 6th, 2015.

Paul March, a senior staff scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has posted an update on NASA’s work to test the controversial EmDrive propulsion, which uses electromagnetic microwave cavities to directly convert electrical energy to thrust without the need to expel any propellant.

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NASA Gains Approval of Mars-Flight Capable Vehicle, Disapproves Launch Pad Plans Elsewhere

Posted on October 23rd, 2015.

The most powerful rocket ever built by humans has passed a critical test on its way to help facilitate the first ever manned Mars mission, sometime in the future. The Space Launch System [SLS], a NASA human-rated (capable) rocket has, for the first time in nearly four decades, come through to clear a critical design review [CDR] in one...

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Allen Telescope Array Looking for Signals From Candidate Alien Megastructure

Posted on October 22nd, 2015.

Scientists and SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) enthusiasts are speculating on the possible presence of an alien super-civilization around the star KIC 8462852, located in the constellation Cygnus at approximately 1,481 light years from the Earth. Now, SETI scientists have started using the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) to...