A COVID Baby Bust Happened, Will There Be a COVID Baby Boom?

In Italy, births plunged 21.6% in December, 2020 from the December 2019 and France had the lowest total babies born in a year since WW2. National birth levels seem to be down around 2-20% around the world. Historically short baby busts are followed by rebounds. A longer crisis increases the chances that potential births aren’t …

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US Restarts Trade Talks With China and Talks With North Korea

Trade talks with China and restarted. There is now a delay in any tariff increases. Huawei is getting some relief. North Korea President Trump became the first sitting President to set foot in North Korea on Sunday as he met Kim Jong-un, the country’s leader, at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone, and the two agreed …

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SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Will Also Be Space Tugs and Cycler

Many space plans propose different space vehicles for different roles and activities. There is a launcher that goes from Earth to low earth orbit or the launcher goes directly to higher orbits with lower mass. The SpaceX Super Heavy Starship should be flying to orbit by 2020 with a fully reusable rocket. It will be …

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India’s emissions and purchasing power GDP

British Petroleum publishes an annual energy and economics report for all countries. The 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, indicated the world reached a new peak in CO2 emissions. Asia Pacific is now responsible for nearly 50% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Over the last ten years, China has added 2 billion tons of …

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China’s Casino City Macau will have highest per capita GDP in 2020

The IMF’s World Economic Outlook Update predicts Macau will behave the world’s highest per capita GDP of US$143,116 in 2020. Qatar will be second with US$139,151. Qatar has a population of 2.5 million. Macau has a population of 650,000. Macau should have 750,000 in 2025. The GDP of Macau would be about $95 billion in …

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China creating second largest marine corps to secure Belt and Road Interests

China plans to increase the size of its marine corps from about 20,000 to 100,000 personnel to protect the nation’s maritime lifelines and its growing interests overseas. China is shifting brigades from the army to the Marines and Navy to shift from a land war focus to securing Belt and Road ports and other South …

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Turbo 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 developing vehicle technologies. In 2017, he described how high temperature (820-1000 degree celsius) nuclear power …

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Obelisk 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 as a project by the team behind Sia, a promising cryptocurrency project with a working …

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