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chinaChina Wants to Integrate Greater Bay Area into a Tech Hub Challenger to Silicon Valley

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Today, China released a new grand plan for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou would be the four key cities of the bay area and the core engines for regional development. …

boring companyBoring Company Talks Silicon Valley Tunnel But They Should Make Cheaper Subway Tunnels

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The Mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo, is in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company for a tunnel from the airport to Diridon Station. Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters at City Hall that this represents a chance for the …

citiesElectric Heavy Equipment is Good for Underground Cities and Space Colonies

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A Norwegian distributor of CAT heavy machinery has converted a CAT excavator to electric power using 3.4 tons of batteries. This was 300 kWh of batteries. A Tesla 85 kWh battery pack weighs 1,200 lb (540 kg) and contains 7,104 …

batteriesFlying Cars and Skyports Versus Tunnels and Self-driving Electric Cars

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Uber is trying to commercialize ride-sharing electric flying taxis within 5 years. Uber wants to have two demonstrator flights by 2020. Uber wants to begin commercial flights in 2023. Uber needs to build many Skyports where their electric flying vehicles …

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

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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 …

batteriesTesla Giving Test Drives of All Electric Semi-Truck

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TCI leasing has pre-ordered 50 Tesla Semi trucks. TCI has tweeted out that they had test drives of the new Semi truck. Tesla is making improvements to the semi-truck. Originally Tesla talked about having a 500-mile range for one version …

asiaWorld GDP Forecasts for 2030

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Standard Chartered forecasts the top 10 countries in the world by purchasing power parity GDP in 2030. 1. China: $64.2 trillion 2. India: $46.3 trillion 3. US: $31 trillion 4. Indonesia: $10.1 trillion 5. Turkey: $9.1 trillion 6. Brazil: $8.6 …

air pollutionChina Cleaned Up Beijing Air First and Now Targets Big Truck Pollution

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China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment is targeting having 90+ percent diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020. China has more than half of the world’s big trucks and these trucks cause most of the particulate air pollution. …

citiesBoring Machines for Deep Underground Lairs and Starting Underground Worlds

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There are many bunkers and facilities that are very deep underground. Iran has its Furdow Nuclear Facility which is 80 meters under hard rock and special hardened cement. Iran claims to have built a military base that is under 500 …

buildingBoring Tunnels Will Be 100 Times Cheaper and Paid For With Bricks from Tunnel Dirt

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The third generation Boring Tunneling machine will start construction next year and it should be 15 times faster than existing tunneling machines. The first generation machine made the first Hawthorn demo tunnel for 10 million. The Boring company could bring …