Economics Archive

EconomicsTurbo inductor cogeneration with MSR nuclear can economically replace oil

Bucknell has led advanced engineering teams at Chrysler and General Motors for three production high performance engine families. Was Senior Propulsion Engineer for the Raptor full-flow staged combustion methalox rocket at Space Exploration Technologies then Senior Propulsion Scientist for Divergent3D …

blockchainObelisk explains the state of ASICs and crypto mining

The startup Obelisk wants to create more secure, more future-proof networks for cryptocurrencies like Decred and Siacoin. Obelisk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nebulous, Inc. Nebulous, Inc. is the creator of Sia and employs the Sia Core team. Obelisk started …

chinaUSA and China have initial trade agreement where China will buy more from USA

China and the United States have reached an initial agreement on trade. Both parties said in a joint statement on Saturday that China has agreed to “significantly increase” purchases of US goods and services, in order to reduce the trade …

EconomicsAmazon’s Whole Foods acquisition is part of a bigger move to dominate all logistics

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, …

agingAbout 20% of over 65 are working in the US and UK

More older Americans – those ages 65 and older – are working than at any time since the turn of the century, and today’s older workers are spending more time on the job than did their peers in previous years. …

appleOn Average China is close to the EU level of value added innovation including superthin 0.01 millimeter thick displays

The common perception that China is incapable of innovation needs re-examining. According to a widely quoted study published earlier this decade, the value added on the mainland to Apple’s iPods (nearly all of which are assembled there) represents less than …

chinaFull scale models have been made of the fifth generation Russian PAK DA long range stealth bomber

The first full-size model of Russia’s future long-range bomber PAK DA, being developed for the Aerospace Force, has been created by the Tupolev company, a source in Russia’s defense-industrial complex told TASS. “Several scale mock-ups of the PAK DA bomber …

chinaSelf Assembled particles enable more efficient, stable and durable perovskite-based LEDs

Princeton engineering researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store …

chinaElon Musk next big rocket will be called the Interplanetary Transport System as he eyes solar system colonization

On Sept. 27, during a session at the International Astronautical Congress, Elon Musk will provide details about his Mars mission and colonization plans for the first time in a public forum. However, he tweeted the name of his new megaspaceship …

EconomicsMicron sized onchip quantum dot lasers will enable faster communication and computing

Researchers designed subwavelength micro-disk lasers (MDLs) as small as 1μm in diameter on exact (001) silicon, using colloidal lithography (dispersing silica colloidal beads as hard masks before etching the prepared QD material layers). Micron sized lasers are 1,000 times shorter …