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energyChina Makes Innovation Alliance to Accelerate Extracting Uranium from Seawater

China has formed an innovation alliance to foster the research and application of extracting uranium from seawater, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The alliance involves around 20 research institutions and universities. Uranium has been extracted in small quantities …

ibmIBM Hackathon Leads to Quantum Cloud Integration With Trapped Ion Devices

Qiskit, is IBM’s open-source quantum computing platform and it now works with trapped ion devices – not just the IBM superconducting systems. The first company to connect Qiskit to a trapped ion device is Austrian-based startup Alpine Quantum Technologies. Their …

boring companyBoring Company Vegas Tunnel Loop Under Construction

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approved a contract with The Boring Company to design and construct a twin-tunnel Loop system for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The project is currently under construction. LVCC …

astronomyCarnival of Space 637 – Smallest Confirmed Dwarf Planet Might Mean Over 100 in Our Solar System

The Carnival of Space 637 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Asteroid Hygiea is Round Enough That it Could Qualify as a Dwarf Planet, the Smallest in the Solar System. Within the Main Asteroid Belt, there are a …

electric carsElon Tweets that Tesla Will Build Gigafactory in Berlin

Elon has tweeted that Tesla will build batteries, powertrains, vehicles starting with Model Y in a new Gigafactory in Berlin. Tesla has indicated that the European gigafactory should be operational in 2021. Elon Musk was in Berlin at “Das Goldene …

scienceMore Accurate Proton Radius is Now 831 Attometers

The new value for the proton radius that was obtained is 0.831 fm (femtometers), which is smaller than the previous electron-scattering value of 0.88 fm and is in agreement with recent muonic atomic spectroscopy results. Nature – Elastic electron–proton scattering …

carbon captureMIT Makes Better Industrial Carbon Capture Technology But It is 100 Times More Costly Than Trees

MIT had made a solid-state faradaic electro-swing reactive adsorption system comprising an electrochemical cell that exploits the reductive addition of CO2 to quinones for carbon capture. The reported device is compact and flexible, obviates the need for ancillary equipment, and …

materialsNew Superconducting States Have Been Discovered

Superconductivity has been shown in monolayer crystals of, for example, molybdenum disulphide or tungsten disulfide that have a thickness of just three atoms. ‘In both monolayers, there is a special type of superconductivity in which an internal magnetic field protects …

futureMicrosoft’s Hunt for a Topological Quantum Computer Qubit

Microsoft is developing Majorana-based topological quantum computer qubits which will be higher-quality and lower error rate qubits. A high-quality hybrid system made of InSb nanowires with epitaxial-grown Al shells has revealed ballistic superconductivity and quantized zero-bias conductance peak. This holds …

energyFukushima Had Less Radiation Outside the Plant than Kerela Background Radiation Levels

Nextbigfuture has written a lot about energy safety with dozens of articles about the deaths per terawatt hour. This statistic shows the actual danger of energy against the amount of energy produced by the energy source. The fossil fuels and …