Monthly Archive: September 2018

canadaUnited States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will replace NAFTA

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There is a new US-Canada-Mexico trade deal. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces NAFTA. Three North American countries plan to sign before the end of November, after which it would be submitted to Congress. The negotiations between American and Canadian officials …

disasterIndonesia Tsunami warning was lifted too early

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Indonesia’s geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after issuing it following a major 7.5 earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the north-eastern coast of Sulawesi island. The Indonesia earthquake and tsunami death toll is now over 830. …

energyTransatomic Energy shuts down and opensources IP

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Transatomic Energy started in 2011, realized there were mistakes in their original analyses in 2016 and has shutdown in 2018. They have made their work and molten salt reactor designs open source. As of January 2018, the advanced nuclear industry …

elon muskHow the Kardashians and Selena Gomez are smarter than Elon Musk

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Elon Musk is clearly a business and technology genius. He drove the creation of SpaceX and reusable rockets and has electric cars popular. However, all of the members of the celebrity Kardashian family (Kim, Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian) …

economyWill India’s economy be $5 or $10 trillion in 2030?

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India’s economy is currently at $2.6 trillion on an exchange rate basis. Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and forecasters agree that India will surpass Japan to become the number three economy in the world. India’s government has a target of a …

futureWorld population will pass 8 billion in 2023

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The world population will be nearly 7.7 billion by the end of 2018 and will pass 8 billion in 2023. The world urban population reached 4 billion in 2016 and will pass 4.5 billion in 2023 and will pass 5 …

canadaCanada one of few developed countries with growing population

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Canada has an estimated population of 37.1 million (July 1, 2018). This update is based on the 2016 census. This is a 520,000 increase from the prior year. Canada has increased its immigration quotas. Canada increased immigration quotas to 310,000 …

artificial intelligenceChina will accelerate robotics, AI and ecommerce to match US

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China will make more investments and accelerate reforms of agencies and systems to boost its $3.8 trillion digital economy. The digital economy included the internet of things, big data, clouding computing and AI. The National Development and Reform Commission has …

bill gatesCommonwealth Fusion stronger magnet tokomak gets billionaire funding

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Commonwealth Fusion Systems a spinout from MIT has received additional funding from Breakthrough Energy Ventures (which investment from billionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson). Commonwealth Fusion Systems will use new superconducting materials to make …

asteroidsJAXA Images and Video from the Ryugu Asteroid

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Japan deployed the MINERVA-II1 rovers on September 21 to explore the surface of asteroid Ryugu.