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air forceAir Force Bases Need $4.9 Billion for Hurricane Repairs

The US Air Force requires $1.2 billion in FY2019 and $3.7 billion in FY2020/FY2021 of supplemental funding to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base and recover Offutt Tyndall Air Force Base. Without supplemental funding, the US Air Force would have to …

economic impactDOE Funds 2022 First Demo for Factory Mass Producible Nuclear Power

The late 2020’s could see the start of a new age of factory mass produced nuclear power. The DOE is putting most of its first of its kind funding ($13 million out of $19 million) for advanced nuclear power research …

blockchainCryptocurrency Miners Tech and Which Mining Machines are Profitable?

Bitmain will launch its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip, BM1397, which achieves will improve performance, chip area and energy efficiency for mining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), that use the SHA256 algorithm for their Proof of Work …

artificial intelligenceDo 2018 US Productivity Numbers Show Start of a New Boom?

The Us Bureau of Labor reported a 1.0% labor productivity gain in 2017-2018. This number was better across the country than the 0.4% per year gain from 2007-2017. However, labor productivity was still only 1.3% versus the 2.8% labor productivity …

economic impactMaintain Recycling Lies or Face Reality

Recycling was premised that there is not enough room in landfills and that a lot of plastics can and should be recycled. All the garbage produced in the U.S. for the next 1000 years could fit into a landfill 100 …

chinaChina-Italy BRI Deal Could Be as Historic as Marco Polo

In 1271, Marco Polo traveled from his home in Venice to China via the Silk Road. The Travels of Marco Polo had huge influence. Italy is now signing agreements to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. China is investing in …

californiaFasTrak Incorrectly Charges Millions of Drivers and Does Not Care

The picture above is California Highway sign is from the quarterly Metro Transportation Commission report. I have personally never seen the digital sign mention the Flex Fastrak transponder. You will see below the large highway sign a tiny 2 foot …

economic impactSeries of Fusion Experiments that Could Lead to Cheap, Clean, Abundant Fusion Energy

The bootstrapped LPP Fusion dense plasma focus nuclear fusion project will be starting a potentially big year of testing. They are completing work on their beryllium electrode. If everything goes smoothly on four critical steps then this could be the …

chinaChina’s Provincial GDP for 2018

China’s National Bureau of Statistics has released GDP for each province for 2018. The provinces that are as rich as Guangdong and above the World Bank per capita $12,055 GNI per capita level to count as high income. The World …

economic impactChina and Europe Hope to be 15 Years Behind SpaceX on Reusable Rockets

Ariane is working on a reusable rocket engine called Prometheus and they created animation of the Themis reusable rocket design. The Themis project will build a multiple-engine first-stage rocket that launches vertically and lands near the launch site. The Prometheus …