Is It an Extremely Powerful Black Hole or a New Planet?

Celestial Mystery on Edge of Solar System
The space phenomena on the outer edges of the solar system is known as Planet X, Planet 9 and Planet Next.  And, global astronomers are baffled by it.  They are not even sure that it's a planet.  Some scientists speculate it's a grapefruit-sized extremely condensed and powerful Black hole.  It's gravitational pull is so strong that it's also called the Big Perturber.  Among the global astronomy community, opinion is divided.  Some believe it is the new Planet X that is 5 to 10 times more massive than the Earth.  Others think it is a powerful, extremely packed Black Hole with all of its explosive energy and mass inside a ball the size of a grapefruit.  Quite a difference of scientific space speculation!

Tech to Determine by Late 2023
A technology decider is just about to come online.  A powerful new piece of technology. the highly anticipated Vera C. Rubin Observatory is now be…

Top New Inventions for the 2020's by Edward Kane

Paperback Series Bundle of Three New Innovation Books

Future Travel Vehicles, Smart Devices, Top Robots for 2020's

The paperback version of "TOP NEW INVENTIONS FOR THE 220's" - Future Travel Vehicles, Smart Devices and Top Robots by journalist Edward Kane has just been published by Amazon and Kindle.  In this bundled Collection Series, you get three books for the price of two.

If you want to keep up to date on fascinating innovations in travel vehicles, smart devices and robots, you will love this book!  It is also available as an e-book on Kindle.  For a free preview, click here ASIN: B08CPLDRHP   I co-authored the books with Ed.


Astronomers Spot 4 "Edge-Brightened Discs" in Deep Space

Space:  What's Up There?
Four mystery objects have been spotted by astronomers in deep space.  The global team of astronomers say they've never seen anything like these objects before.  Astronomers from the Royal College of Canada and Queens University, along with a team in Australia, discovered the objects using massive radio telescopes.  They describe them as "edge-brightened discs", two are relatively close together and space objects "never probed before."  These are incredible discoveries delivered by highly advanced, massive telescope technologies.

Deep Space Mystery 
This discovery is one of the biggest mysteries in the universe.  Astronomers are asking:  What Are They?  According to the team that discovered them:  "We speculate they may be spherical shock waves from an extra-galactic event or a remnant from a radio galaxy viewed end-on".  Whatever they are, they have the space w…


Internet for Everyone, Everywhere

The United Kingdom and an Indian telecom giant are going into the satellite business together.  The British government and Bharti Enterprises have bought OneWeb satellite company for $1 billion. The company was founded by US entrepreneur Greg Wyler with the purpose of providing internet everywhere to everyone with 648 low Earth satellites in orbit.

Rolling the Space Dice
This is a new lease on life for OneWeb and a gamble with potentially big payouts for the UK and Bharti.  OneWeb was purchased out of bankruptcy by the UK and Bharti within the past week.  OneWeb filed for backruptcy late in March 2020 after its biggest financial backer SoftBank refused to provide anymore funding.  At the time of the filing, OneWeb had 74 satellites in orbit.

UK Mission and Goals
The UK is looking to add positioning technology to new satellites in order to beef up the American GPS system it uses.  It's also replacing bandwidth it is losing with the EU's Galile…


007 James Bond's Car of Choice

Looking for a big business turnaround, British luxury carmaker Aston Martin rolled out its first, luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) off the assembly line today.  The brand is famous as James Bond 007's car of choice.  The DBX SUV is priced at $189,000.

Financial Drivers
The company has been experiencing disappointing sales since 2018.  The financial distress has been compounded this year by the COVID-19 pandemic.  To cope, Aston Martin has cut jobs and changed top management.  Since its IPO in 2018, the company's share prices has dropped 90%.  Aston Martin says it is in need of funding.  It's financials are blinking red.

The company is hoping that the DBX will drive them into a more profitable era.  Deliveries of the SUV start later this month.  The company says it has more than 2,000 orders for the vehicle.  Incoming CEO Tobias Moers, from Mercedes, is counting on the DBX to boost sales, including from wealthy consumers in China.


Zero Emissions Aircraft

Carbon Free, Sustainable Flying
ZeroAvia, headquartered in Hollister, CA, is building aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells.  It recently flew a modified aircraft with a 350 horsepower powertrain, driven by hydrogen fuel cells.  The US company is part of the UK's HyFlyer initiative which is targeted at moving electric aircraft away from batteries toward fuel cells.

Hydrogen Flights
ZeroAvia argues that hydrogen fuel cells are highly effective and efficient for electric planes.  They are far lighter and less volatile than batteries.  In fact the ignition point for hydrogen is much higher than for jet fuel or lithium-ion batteries.  Because hydrogen is so light, it tends to disperse rather than collect.  Most importantly an electric powertrain powered by hydrogen fuel cells is twice as efficient as an internal combustion engine.

Hydrogen's Future
The current drag on the use of hydrogen fuel cells for electric planes is not the technology.  It is the lack of r…


"List of Top, New Environmental Innovations" - Edward Kane

Technology Fighting Climate Change
For a limited time through Friday July 10, Amazon is offering free copies of journalist Edward Kane's 5-star rated book "List of Top New Environmental Innovations".  It contains the best new innovations and technologies in the fight against Climate Change.  To get your free copy, go to ASIN: B07MNJL5J1   I co-authored the book with Ed.