New Mode Enables Four-Fold Increase in Tokamak Fusion Performance

Super-H Mode allows tokamaks to achieve higher fusion performance than previously possible. In recent experiments operating in and near the Super H-mode regime, researchers have achieved record-breaking values of fusion gain for a device of DIII-D’s size. Fusion gain is the ratio of fusion power generated to heating power. Super-H Mode works by increasing temperature …

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Tesla Dry Electrode Batteries Will Enable Large Passenger Electric Planes

Elon Musk indicates that electric motors and batteries with over 400 Wh/kg will be able be a cross over point for electric planes against jet fuel planes. Israeli startup Eviation is making a nine-passenger all-electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021. It will take 9 passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 …

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US Restarts Trade Talks With China and Talks With North Korea

Trade talks with China and restarted. There is now a delay in any tariff increases. Huawei is getting some relief. North Korea President Trump became the first sitting President to set foot in North Korea on Sunday as he met Kim Jong-un, the country’s leader, at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone, and the two agreed …

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Credit Card Sized Raspberry Pi 4 at $35-119 for Desktop Performance

The Raspberry Pi 4 offers ground-breaking increases in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory, and connectivity compared to the prior-generation boards, while retaining backwards compatibility and similar power consumption. The Raspberry Pi 4 provides desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems. The Raspberry Pi 4 comes in three on-board RAM options for even further performance …

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Hybrid Quantum-Classical System from D-Wave and Where Quantum Computing Could Be Used

D-Wave Systems announced the availability of D-Wave Hybrid™, a simple open-source hybrid workflow platform for building and running quantum-classical hybrid applications. D-Wave Hybrid is part of the Ocean software development kit within D-Wave’s Leap™ quantum cloud service and is available today for download. Quantum and classical computing will work together. Classical computers are easy and …

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France and Europe Have Hot Days And Some Predict More Frequent Heat Waves

Hot days in France are a big concern because the country does not have much air conditioning and 15,000 people died in a heatwave in 2003. The French national weather service activated its highest level heat danger alert for the first time. School and many other events were canceled. Temperatures in Paris, France are forecasted …

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Future Elon and SpaceX Domination Will Be Like Rockefeller and Standard Oil

John D Rockefeller created Standard Oil, which built up the modern oil and refining industry. Standard Oil created massive price advantages and scale beyond its competitors. It grew by increasing sales and through acquisitions. In 1868, the Lake Shore Railroad, a part of the New York Central, gave Rockefeller’s a transportation rate of one cent …

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