March 13, 2025 - The latest efforts in getting
in contact with the Voyager probes have not been successful and today it
was officially announced that we have lost the contact with them
forever. The last signal from Voyager 1 was received in November 2020
and from Voyager 2 in March 2020.
Voyager 1 was launched into space in
September 1977 with the primary target to explore Jupiter and Saturn and
their moons and rings. It is today the farthest human-made object from
Earth, with a distance of about 22.6 billion kilometers from our Sun, or
150 times farther away from the Sun than Earth. Voyager 1 was also the
first human object to enter interstellar space about 10 years ago.
reason for the lost contact is lack of power from the three
radioisotope thermoelectric generators, that is needed for the Voyagers
to set the antenna towards Earth to be able to uphold contact.
launching the Voyagers greetings were included from us earthlings to
January 19, 2035 - According to the latest
statistics presented this week, 1 million hydrogen-fueled cars have now
been sold in the US. The figures for last year show an increase in sales
by 50% from 2033.
The hydrogen fleet is still dominated
by hydrogen-hybrids even though several fuel cell models have been
introduced in the market during the last couple of years. The price for a
hydrogen-hybrid is still about 20% higher than for a regular
gasoline-hybrid, which make it more expensive to own and drive. The
reason for the sale increase is more related to the hydrogen hype for
environmental purposes, although mainly all hydrogen is produced from
fossil fuels, like natural gas.
The latest environmental effort is the introduction of the Re-Hydro label
last year to stimulate the production of hydrogen produced through
electrolysis, based on a source of 100% renewable energy. The production
is still quite limited and it is only available at selecte…
September 11, 2040 - There are only a couple of
days left to the grand opening of the 37th Olympic Games in Abuja in
Nigeria this Friday. It is the second time Africa is hosting the
Olympics, and the organizers feel confident that it will be the best
The opening is promised to present "the
richness and flavors that Nigeria and Africa have to offer". The big
happening during the opening will be the 16 meters high 3-D projected Nigerian
dancers that will swing across the field, accompanied by thousands
human ones. They also promise a couple of special surprises for the
As any major sports event this has also been
preceded by the questions of doping and the way to fight it, but we can
only hope that these games will be as clean as possible. No more sports
have been added for these Olympics, so the newest ones are still
climbing and windsurfing.
The closing of the games will be on September 30, the day before Ni…