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Fireproof Lithium-Ion Batteries That Harden When Hit 1
Posted Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Liquid electrolyte that solidifies on impact could keep batteries from shorting and catching fire By

NVMe over Thunderbolt: Killer external storage with caveats 2
Posted Friday, Aug 10, 2018 by Jeff Safire

NVMe in an external Thunderbolt enclosure will give an older Mac a nice performance boost, and a newer one a spectacular one. But compatibility issues exist. By Jon L. Jacobi It’s all Apple’s fault. I was perfectly happy with my 2011 27-inch Core i7 iMac and its SATA SSD upgrade when I heard that…

Einstein’s Greatest Theory Validated on a Galactic Scale 3
Posted Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Three years ago astrophysicist Tom Collett set out to test a theory. Not just any theory, but one that sets scientists’ expectations for how the universe operates at large: Einstein’s general relativity. First published in 1915, the theory mathematically describes how gravity emerges from the fundamental geometry of space and time, or spacetime, as…

Don Eyles: Space Hacker 4
Posted Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 by Jeff Safire

In the early hours of 5 February 1971, Don Eyles had a big problem: Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell were orbiting the moon, preparing to land, but it looked like they were going to have to come home without putting so much as a single footprint on the surface.

Asteroid Mining Might Just Work—If Only We Can Land on the Dang Things 5
Posted Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Landing Small exploratory spacecraft on asteroids and comets is an incredible engineering feat. Some of these “rocks” are only a few miles wide. Talk about finding a needle in a haystack…  – Jeff   By Ryan F. Mandelbaum The Rosetta mission’s Philae lander descended toward the two-and-a-half-mile-wide comet at a human’s walking pace. For…

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