One Percent Immigration could make Australia and Canada superpowers by 2100

The number of people resident in Australia increased 388,100 in 2017 to June, a rise of 1.6% on 2015/16. That was far above the global increase of 1.1%, and well ahead of the United States’ gain of 0.7% and Canada’s 0.9%. Canada and Australia seem like they will each sustain around 1% of their population. …

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New lands of immigrants are Australia and Canada who will have combined 100+ million within 35 years

Australia has just passed 25 million people. They currently grows by 1 new person every 83 seconds. By 2020 they will reach a population of 26 million, in 2030 a population of 30 million, and by 2048 Australia’s population will be over 40 million. Australia has immigration levels of about 190,000 per year. The USA …

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Decades of geopolitics shows failure by not acting early and decisively

Writing in the Australian, ­Liberal senator and former senior army officer Jim Molan said the South China Sea battle already lost. * nothing short of all-out war capable of dislodging Chinese forces from a string of heavily fortified ­islands * one week after Beijing landed a long-range strat­egic bomber on Woody Island in the South …

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CSIRO partners with University of California, Davis

CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization announced its first partnership with a U.S academic organization, University of California, Davis. As one of the world’s leaders in cross-disciplinary research, this partnership strengthens CSIRO’s position as a global engine for scientific discoveries and innovation here in the U.S. The five-year partnership agreement further allows scientists and research …

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Australia tries to reign in corruption on A$50 billion submarine purchase

Australia has an A$50 billion (USD 38 billion) contract to build 12 submarines with a French company. Australia’s biggest-ever capital project will siphon billions in taxpayer dollars to a foreign entity (DCNS, now the Naval Group) which is embroiled in bribery allegations, construction could stretch to 2050, and no single agency exists to conduct a …

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CSIRO partners with Saildrone for ocean monitoring

CSIRO has announced a partnership with San Francisco-based ocean technology start-up, Saildrone, to radically improve measurement and monitoring in Australian waters and the Southern Ocean. The research partnership over five years between Saildrone and CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere group will see the deployment of state-of-the-art unmanned ocean surface vehicles, Saildrones, for the first time in …

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Raining Frozen Iguanas in Florida and Dead Overheated Flying Foxes in Australia

the nonprofit Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown had photos of hundreds of dead flying foxes from a heatwave in Australia. In Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees. Iguana’s are not native to Florida. They are an invasive species. Don’t miss the latest future news. Get our newsletter Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist …

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Australia’s Tesla battery responded to power failure in 140 milliseconds and prevented 10-30 minute blackout

South Australia’s giant battery is already showing its worth, state Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis says. The world’s largest lithium-ion battery, built by tech billionaire Elon Musk, responded quickly last week when the coal-fired Loy Yang power plant tripped and went offline. The battery delivered 100 megawatts into the national electricity grid in 140 milliseconds. Emergency …

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Slightly acidic solution in insitu uranium mining boosts recovery by over ten times

Peninsula Energy has started the process to amend the license and permits for its Lance in-situ leach (ISL) uranium project in Wyoming, after laboratory tests showed that using an acidic rather than alkaline mining solution could potentially transform the project’s operating performance and costs. Peninsula Energy website is here. Tests using mildly acidic solutions have …

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Electricity should be cheap in Australia but is most expensive so Anything can be mismanaged

When the eastern states’ National Electricity Market was formed in the late 1990s, Australia had the lowest retail prices in the world along with the United States and Canada. South Australian households are now paying the highest prices in the world at 47.13¢ per kilowatt hour, more than Germany, Denmark and Italy which heavily tax …

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