physics News of 06/03/20
With $84 Million In New Cash, Commonwealth Fusion Is On Track For A Demonstration Fusion Reactor By 2025
Commonwealth Fusion Systems closed on its latest $84 million in new funding two weeks ago. The U.S. was still very much in the lockdown phase and getting a deal done, especially a multi-million dollar investment in a new technology aiming to make ...
Microsoft Built A ‘Plasma Bot’ To Tell You If You Can Donate Plasma To Help Fight COVID-19
Plasma taken from the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients stands a real change of being one of the more effective short-term measures feasible in the ongoing effort to control the global coronavirus pandemic. The FDA has issued a broad call for ...
NASA And ESA’S Solar Orbiter Begins Its Nearly Two Year Journey To The Sun
After years of development, an exciting new scientific research spacecraft has launched on its journey to study our solar system’s central player: the Sun. The Solar Orbiter, developed jointly by NASA and the European Space Agency ( ESA) ...
Orbion Raises $9.2m To Mass-Produce Plasma Thrusters For Small Satellites
Michigan-based startup Orbion has secured $9.2 million in Series A funding, which it will use as it undertakes the mass-produced manufacturing of its plasma thrusters for use in small satellites. Orbion’s thrusters are Hall-effect thrusters, ...
A Boston Startup Developing A Nuclear Fusion Reactor Just Got A Roughly $50 Million Boost
After twenty five years of research, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think that they have finally cracked the code for the commercialization for nuclear fusion reactions. Commonwealth Fusion Systems is the fruit of that ...
Lambs, The Radiation-Proof Underwear Company Formerly Known As Spartan, Is Now Selling Beanies
Earlier this year, Spartan, the French manufacturer of a silver-lined underwear designed to block EMF radiation from cell phones and wireless routers, relocated to the U.S. and raised some capital from the Los Angeles-based investment firm, Science. ...
CERN’S Plan For 100-Km Collider Makes The LHC Look Like A Hula Hoop
The Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs Boson — but physicists at CERN, the international organization behind the LHC, are already looking forward to the next model. And the proposed ...
Quantum Computing, Not AI, Will Define Our Future
William ("Whurley") Hurley Contributor Share on Twitter William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and ...