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canadaCanada reviewing ten small nuclear reactor designs including eVinci solid state microreactor

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will have pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDRs) the NuScale 50 MWe SMR and Westinghouse’s eVinci microreactor. The CNSC is now involved with ten pre-licensing VDRs, all for small reactors with capacities in the range …

canadaTime for the US to hate Canada in the Winter Olympics

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USA Today indicates that it is time for the USA to start hating Canada in the Winter Olympics. Canadian women’s hockey team that hasn’t lost an Olympic game since 1998, that has won the last four gold medals. Canada defeated …

canadaUS Navy $440 million fast agile Littoral Combat Ship has been stuck in ice since Christmas eve

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The $440 million Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock’s maiden journey was complicated by unusually heavy ice conditions that have kept it in Montreal since Christmas Eve. The U.S. Navy has decided to wait until weather conditions improve before allowing …

blockchainRBC Analyst forecasts cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech will become $10 trillion market by 2033

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RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves says cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology underlying them could become a $10 trillion market in 15 years. This $10 trillion estimate comes from taking one-third of the roughly $30 trillion …

canadaIron fertilization of the ocean is as natural as whale poop and it can save the planet

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Iron fertilization of the ocean is the simulation of natural processes. Hundreds of years ago there were more whales and humans killed the whales. Large whales pooping in the ocean had the same effect as putting iron sulphate into the …

canadaCanada gets mostly educated and ready to work immigrants while those are a tiny fraction of US immigrants

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Canada’s population growth relies heavily on immigration. Canada’s 1.2 per cent annually is highest of the mature OECD economies. Canada’s educated and ready to work immigrants as a ratio of total immigrants are five times higher than the USA rate …

canadaGame changing nuclear molten salt reactor will be cheaper than natural gas

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Recently , Terrestrial Energy Inc.’s (TEI) announced the completion of the first phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) pre-licensing vendor design review. They submitted the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design to CNSC in the fall of 2016, …

canadaMedal predictions for Winter Olympics in February 2018

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The Winter Olympics will be in South Korea from Feb 9-25, 2018. Germany, Norway, USA and Canada are predicted to top the medal counts with about 30-35 each. Germany and Norway are expected to be the main competition for the …

batteriesChina going from 2% electric cars last month to 20% in 2025 to possibly 100% in 2030

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China is requiring automakers (making over 30,000 cars per year) to make zero- and low-emission vehicles- of at least 10 percent starting in 2019, rising to 12 percent in 2020. Car makers that do not meet those targets must buy …

canadaExoskeleton motorized knees help soldiers carry heavy gear

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Founded in 2010, B-TEMIA is a privately-owned dermoskeletic technology company. Based in Quebec City, Canada, B-TEMIA develops, manufactures and commercializes cutting-edge products in the growing market of human augmentation systems. B-TEMIA’s proprietary wearable Dermoskeleton™ technology provides the user with robotized …