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deathsJapan’s Slow Demographic Apocalypse – 90,000 per year are dying and rotting alone in Japan

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Experts estimate about 30,000 people per year are dying alone in Japan and many have bodies discovered weeks later. Yoshinori Ishimi, who runs the Anshin Net service that cleans up afterwards, believes the true figure is “twice or three times …

deathsLancet report indicates 9 million pollution deaths per year and $4.6 trillion per year in damage

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For decades, pollution and its harmful effects on people’s health, the environment, and the planet have been neglected both by Governments and the international development agenda. Yet, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world …

deathsCold War and War on Terror Casualties and De-escalation

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There was an analysis on Quora of the number of deaths associated with the Cold War. The USA did contain communism and then communism failed economically. The USSR and China have now converted to some form of capitalism. Although Russia …

deathsOur World in Data also confirms Nextbigfuture Deaths per TWH

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Our World in Data has recently looked at the safety of different energy sources and reached the same conclusion that Nextbigfuture has had for many years (since 2008). Nuclear energy is far safer than other major energy sources and is …

deathsImpossible Mission Moonbase Commander dead at 89

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Martin Landau played a master of disguise on the Mission: Impossible TV series, Commander John Koenig and as a broken-down Bela Lugosi in his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, has died. He was 89. He attended the Actors Studio, becoming …

deathsTV’s original Batman Adam West has died at 88

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Adam West, the iconic star of the campy 1960s “Batman” TV series, died Friday at the age of 88 in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. Although he was already immortalized as the Caped Crusader, a younger generation …

deathsJapan, India and China still turning to more coal throughout the 2020s which means more CO2 and air pollution

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Coal is undergoing a renaissance in emerging and developed countries in Asia, buoyed by technical breakthroughs and looming questions about squaring development with energy security. Japan, India and China will try to blunt the air pollution effects from the use …

deathsLithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Improved Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Solid State Batteries

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A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to …

deathsFramework for building bio-bots

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For the past several years, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been developing a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir’s research group is …

deathsPeak Smartphones is near

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Smartphones will continue to grow through Gartner’s forecast period, but their share of the semiconductor pie will peak in 2017 at 25.4% and their overall amount of chip revenue will max out at $97.7 billion in 2018 as growth shifts …