General Atomics has been awarded a DARPA contract to build a nuclear reactor that will fuel lunar missions

General Atomics was given a $22 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Corporation to develop a compact nuclear reactor for space propulsion; the agency reported April 9. General Atomics, located in San Diego, was chosen for the first step of the DRACO program, which stands for demonstration rocket for agile cislunar operations. The project […]

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Arizona Republican legislators assume energy policy mandate amid resistance from environmentalists and public utilities

The lawmakers affiliated with the Republican Party are pushing to take over energy regulation and setting policies in the western state of Arizona. As more states in the United States scale up their renewable energy capacity at the expense of fossil fuels, the Governor of Arizona and the legislature are opposed to the strategy. Arizona […]

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Biden is faced with a difficult decision over a battery facility in Georgia

President Joe Biden‘s groundbreaking electric vehicle initiative has hit a major stumbling block in the form of US trade legislation, requiring him to pick between swing-state employment as well as American intellectual property laws that have been under fire since the Covid-19 pandemic. In its current infrastructure agenda, the White House set out priorities for […]

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Netherland’s startup gets €26 million in funding to expand its IoT satellite network

Hiber, a global internet of things (IoT) connectivity firm, has won about €26 million in funding from European Union agencies and private entities. The Amsterdam-based company seeks to expand its IoT satellite network to increase its connectivity through its Hiberband brand, the first low power global area network (LPGAN) globally. Hiberband uses tiny Nanosatellites at […]

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NASA postpones Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s controlled fight to April 11, 2021

When the Perseverance Rover left for Mars in July 2020, tucked in the vehicle’s belly was National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) Ingenuity helicopter set to make trips around Mars’s atmosphere soon. The historic flight was scheduled to take off on April 8, but there have been changes to the date. According to a tweet […]

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UK universities are planning to venture into wave power technology

Various UK universities are participating in the new projects exploring and testing new wave energy technologies. This study is under the financial support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which offered £7.5 million. The projects will establish the UK’s marine wave energy exploits […]

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