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canadaC$49.3 million investment in General Fusion to 2023 Nuclear Fusion Demo

The Government of Canada has made a new C$49.3-million investment in General Fusion, a clean technology company seeking to transform the world’s energy supply with safe, sustainable and economical fusion energy. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and …

canadaCanada federal election in 2019 could be a referendum on carbon tax

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to create a carbon pricing plan for four of the provinces in Canada. Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick do have carbon pricing plans. Those provinces have nearly half the population of Canada. Trudeau …

canadaTerrestrial Energy Molten Salt nuclear plant regulator review progress

Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC’s regulatory …

canadaUnited States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will replace NAFTA

There is a new US-Canada-Mexico trade deal. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces NAFTA. Three North American countries plan to sign before the end of November, after which it would be submitted to Congress. The negotiations between American and Canadian officials …

canadaCanada one of few developed countries with growing population

Canada has an estimated population of 37.1 million (July 1, 2018). This update is based on the 2016 census. This is a 520,000 increase from the prior year. Canada has increased its immigration quotas. Canada increased immigration quotas to 310,000 …

californiaGermany and California could made a faster move to 100% clean power by adding instead of removing nuclear power

California and Germany could have mostly or completely decarbonized their electricity if they have invested in nuclear power instead of solar and wind renewables. If Germany did not begin a nuclear power phase-out in 2011, then they would still have …

canadaCanada has future tech leadership with quantum computers, AI, nanotechnology, fusion and molten salt

In 2018, Canada is ranked tenth in the world in nominal GDP. It is a rich developed country. Despite having an economy that is 11 times smaller than the USA or 7 times smaller than China, Canada has world competitive …

canadaUnderstanding the super safety of the Moltex nuclear plant which will be built in Canada

In July, 2018, Moltex was selected by New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation and New Brunswick Power to progress development of its SSR-W (Stable Salt Reactor – Wasteburner) technology in New Brunswick, with the aim of deploying its first SSR-W at …

artificial intelligenceAI Automated Atomic rewritable writing is a turning point for molecular nanotechnology

Robert Wilkow has used machine learning techniques to control scanning tunneling microscopes (STM). they have shown a full alphabet of 8-bit memory and 192 bits of music. They have substantially improved automated hydrogen lithography (HL) on silicon, and transformed state-of-the-art …

australiaOne 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 …