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californiaOne Mile Barriers to Forest Fires – Controlled Burns and Fuel Breaks 1957-1977

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California has had several years of bad forest fires. Many billions of dollars and dozens of lives are being lost each year. There was an 84-page document that describes the practice of 300 foot to one-mile wide fuel breaks. There …

militarySuper-precise Quantum navigation using lasers and super cold atoms

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The UK’s first quantum accelerometer for navigation has been demonstrated by a team from Imperial College London and M Squared. Losing GPS (global positioning satellites) service for one day would cost the UK £1 billion. Losing GPS is also a …

asiaTesla scaling up rollout in Europe and Asia

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Tesla sent out invitations to reservation holders living in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Italy, and Belgium. A significant number of Tesla cars will be made for Europe and Asia in the first quarter of 2019. Da domani #Model3 al #Tesla …

cubesatRocket Lab launched seven small satellites

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Rocket Lab launched seven payloads to orbit yesterday. The mission, named ‘It’s Business Time,’ marks Rocket Lab’s second successful orbital launch and deployment of customer satellites. Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle lifted-off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia …

launchSpaceplanes authorized for Cape Canaveral and Stratolaunch has engine success

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) issued Space Florida a Launch Site Operator License (LSOL) for operations at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). This landmark license expands the capabilities of the Cape …

chinaChina dominating global luxury good and e-commerce sales

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In 2017, China’s purchase of luxury goods was equal to the USA and Japan combined. By 2024, China luxury goods purchases almost to the level of the USA, Europe and Japan combined. Consumers in China spent $118.39 billion on luxury …

amazonAmazon will split second HQ between Long Island City Queens and Crystal City Arlington

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Amazon has picked New York’s Long Island City, in Queens and Arlington County’s Crystal City neighborhoods for split second headquarters. The cities will get a lot more jobs and tax revenue. Crystal City is an urban neighborhood in the southeastern …

supercomputerChina has the most top 500 supercomputers but US has the most supercomputer power

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The share of TOP500 installations in China continues to rise, with the country now claiming 227 systems (45 percent of the total). The number of supercomputers that call the US home continues to decline, reaching an all-time low of 109 …

asiaRail, Grid and Trade will strengthen connections as power balance shifts in Asia

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China, India and ASEAN all will have in the range of 5-8% per year GDP growth from now to 2030. This means they will nearly double or more than double their economies. India should surpass Japan’s GDP in terms of …

asiaWorld economic change to 2040 is Asia from South America to Southern Europe level

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The World economic transformation over the next twenty years is Asia moving past South America in the next five years on per capita income. Most of China moving to Southern European levels by 2030. Southern Asia (India, Indonesia) reaching South …