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futureVenezuelan economy heading to complete collapse in months and probably a military coup

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Venezuela has begun to proactively shut-in oil production to cope with nearly replete terminal storage. This will further accelerate an output decline and bring them closer to 1 million barrels per day or even less. According to energy ministry official …

dronesWill future war be about ultra-massive drones swarms and super-weapons somewhat like Ender’s Game?

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a 2017 book by economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. The first three industrial revolutions are: 1. 1760 to 1840. the technologies were the steam engine, railroads, and machine …

foodIndia and World’s economic problem of people with IQ below 83

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Jordan Peterson described how the US military determined that people with an IQ below 83 (1 in 10 people in the USA) could not be trained for anything at any level of the organization that was not counter-productive. * the …

financeServing The 2 Billion Unbanked: A New Trillion Dollar Market

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Banking as we know it may soon be dead. Long live super-banking. Banking has a disease. It’s stuck in a time warp and inspires little trust or customer confidence, but that was yesterday … Today, the genius of technology is …

3d printingOrganic ionic ink can make 3D printed sensors for soft robots

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Integrating sensors within soft robots has been difficult in part because most sensors, such as those used in traditional electronics, are rigid. Harvard researchers developed an organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink that can be 3D printed within the soft elastomer …

colonizationSpaceX BFR can be used for massive space development, orbital, lunar and Mars colonization

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has stated that he does not think the SpaceX BFR rocket, the Blue Origin New Glenn Rockets or the NASA SLS rockets will take humans to Mars. Chris Hadfield does not think those rockets are a …

artificial intelligenceIBM overcomes von Neumann bottleneck for AI hundreds of time faster using hundreds of times less energy

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IBM Research AI team demonstrated deep neural network (DNN) training with large arrays of analog memory devices at the same accuracy as a Graphical Processing Unit (GPU)-based system. This is a major step on the path to the kind of …

batteriesChina’s CATL making two giant battery factories with billion dollar funding

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) has raised nearly $1 billion to fund new battery plants. China will be making 70 percent of the world’s electric-vehicle batteries by 2021, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). China is already the world’s …

nuclearOn track to commercial extraction of uranium from seawater

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater. LCW, …

air pollutionClean future trucks with gasoline-alcohol engines at half the cost of alternatives

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The US trucking industry is being pressured to deal with diesel emissions. California would require that NOx emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks be cut by about 90 percent relative to today’s cleanest diesel. India and China mostly do not …