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US Top Secret Space Plane Launch
US Space Force & USAF X-37B Space Plane Mission
Source: MIT Technology Review
Launch Date Sunday May 17, 2020
The US Space Force & USAF's next top secret mission of its unmanned, robotic, long duration, X-37B space plane is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida tomorrow. It will hurtle into space onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for what is now being called the US Space Force's OTV-6/USSF-7 mission. This is another secret mission for one of the most fascinating space planes in the universe.
Green, Solar Powered, Space Plane
The X-37B is an unpiloted, long distance, long duration flight spacecraft. It flies classified missions that can last months and even years for the US military. It is a green machine that's powered by a solar array that's the size of a pickup truck and embedded inside the space plane.
The technology is incredible. There are 2, X-37B space planes built by Boeing. The winged aircraft can land themselves back on Earth, are reusable and look like a small NASA space shuttle. Plus, they are solar array powered. They have been on five missions since 2010 with 2,865 days in orbit.
Mission Six: OTV-6Experiments Onboard
The next mission for X-37B is OTB-6. Like all the other missions, it is classified and top secret. But it is known to contain several interesting experiments, that include a small FalconSat-8 satellite invented by the USAF Academy, NASA space environment experiments and a novel solar power beaming experiment from the Naval Research Laboratory.
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1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living Source: Stock images of football players Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports : First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock
Superstar Robot Packers Source: CMC CartonWrap Superstar Customers The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci. Big Business in Italy CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.