Stationary Battery Energy from Now to 2030

The United States is the largest market for stationary (battery) storage in the world. Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that annual demand for lithium-ion batteries will surpass 2.7 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030. 800 Gigawatts of battery storage at current prices is about $1.5 trillion. Prices will be high for the next two to three years …

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Diamond Qubit Quantum Computer Deployed at Cray Supercomputer Center

The Australian Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre has installed a room-temperature diamond-based quantum computer developed by Quantum Brilliance. They use synthetic diamonds to run at room temperature. It is a nitrogen-vacancy center based qubit, an imperfection within diamonds, which can be manipulated at room temperature. The system has been paired with Setonix, Pawsey’s HPE Cray EX …

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Koalas Are in Trouble But Functionally Extinction Claim is a Lie

Fires have destroyed 80% of the Koalas Habitats in Australia but there are still over 40,000 Koalas. Austrialian Koala Foundation Exaggerated Claim of Functional Extinction On May 10, 2019, the Australian Koala Foundation issued a press release that opened with the sentence “The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) believes Koalas may be functionally extinct in the …

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Boeing Reveals Drone Wingman

Boeing will create a jet fighter companion drone for Australia’s airforce. The Boeing Airpower Teaming System will provide a disruptive advantage for allied forces’ manned/unmanned missions. Jet fighter drones will eventually provide force multiplier benefits for Air Force pilots. In 2020, the first prototype drone with fighter-like performance will be flying. It will be 38 …

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Elon Musk and CERN Confirm Discussions for Cheaper Future Collider

Three days ago when CERN announced the Future Collider, Nextbigfuture described the obvious benefits for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig the 100-kilometer tunnel. Today, Elon Musk has tweeted confirmation that he has talked to the Director of CERN about building the LHC tunnel and saving several billion Euros for the FCC projects. The principal …

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Boring Company Offers to Dig 30 Mile Tunnel Through Mountains in Australia

Elon Musk offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West. Previously Elon Musk used twitter to offer Australia battery storage and that utility-scale storage was built. The biggest lithium-ion battery farm in the world was built in South Australia in 2017. This helped …

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3D Atomic Quantum Chips and Advance to Eventual Large Scale Quantum Tech

Australia’s New South Wales scientists have adapted single atom technology to build 3D silicon quantum chips – with precise interlayer alignment and highly accurate measurement of spin states. The 3D architecture is considered a major step in the development of a blueprint to build a large-scale quantum computer. They aligned the different layers in their …

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Twenty Month Payback for Tesla 100-MW Utility Scale Battery Storage System

Australia has determined that Tesla 100MW battery system saved $40 million and the system had cost only $66 million. This is a 20-month payback on the investment. Tesla’s 100MW/129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as peaker plants, but cheaper, quicker, and with zero-emissions, through its battery system. Here are the …

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Chinese scientist studied Hypersonics with Iranian scientist in Norway

An Australian study notes that China’s army has sent 2500 scientists to foreign universities over the last ten years. * China’s military sent 2500 scientists to study in western universities * Australia has nearly 50% foreign born scientists * The US is dependent upon foreign born scientists and engineers including those from China * China …

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Nanophotonic device reads twisted light to unlock 100X fiber capacity

The world-first nanophotonic device encodes more data and processes it much faster than conventional fiber optics by using a special form of ‘twisted’ light. The tiny nanophotonic device built for reading twisted light is the missing key required to unlock super-fast, ultra-broadband communications. “Present-day optical communications are heading towards a ‘capacity crunch’ as they fail …

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