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airplanesEasyJet and Wright Electric 180 seat electric airline will start flying around 2027

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In 2017, Los Angeles startup Wright Electric partnered with budget airline EasyJet to build a 180-seat electric airliner to fly routes of up to 300 miles starting around 2027. It will feature high aspect ratio wings for energy efficient flight, …

energyNatural gas usage reduced US CO2 emissions but France half per person using nuclear

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The Energy Information Administration provides its monthly energy report which details historical and current US energy usage and emissions. US overall emissions are below the yearly amount in 1993. Increased use of Natural Gas has cut 50% more emissions since …

chinaSuperlong Tunnels now and in the near future

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The Delaware Aqueduct is the longest tunnel that is currently in use. It was completed in 1945 and is 85 miles (135 kilometers) long. Metro rail and rail tunnels in Asia and Europe have reached 37.5 miles long. The Channel …

europeSwedrop Disposable Stormwater filter

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Purifying stormwater, at the source, in the stormwater drain, is the most elegant solution to a growing problem for communities and property. Swedrop is a disposable filter which floats in the standing water of the stormwater drain. The filter extracts …

blockchainCoinsBank Blockchain Week will be a cruise from September 7-11, touring Barcelona, Monte Carlo, France, Italy, and Ibiza

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European Blockchain Week is September 7-13 and it will be a scenic cruise with several days on the island of Ibiza. The people attending will share similar interests in blockchain, with an atmosphere of relaxation, sharing, creativity, and community. If …

europeSpaceX in talks with Japan and Europe for future Falcon Heavy launches

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Japan’s Space agency is considering SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy as the main launch for its HTV-X. Thie HTV-X would be used to supply a new Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway. The European Space Agency is looking to launch a six-ton lunar station module …

energySeaborg 100 MWe Molten Salt Reactor would fit on a regular truck and burn nuclear waste

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Seaborg is the largest reactor design start-up in Europe. They have a design for a molten salt reactor that is ten times smaller than the Terrestrial Energy IMSR. It would 20 to 30 times smaller than an existing pressure water …

chinaChina’s elite think Trump is winning and think China should give in the short run

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The Director of the European Council of Foreign Relations, Mark Leonard, spent a week in Beijing talking to officials and intellectuals and he says many in Beijing are awed by Trumps skill as a strategist and tactician. China’s elite think …

europeUnderground lake of liquid water detected on Mars – liquid water could be in layer a mile deep all over Mars

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The European Space Agency has used ground penetrating radar to detect an underground liquid water lake on Mars. The radar investigation shows that south polar region of Mars is made of many layers of ice and dust down to a …

europeUS and EU agree to more natural gas and soybean imports from the US and lower industrial tariffs

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The USA and the EU have agreed on a trade deal which appears to avert a trade war. The EU will import more natural gas and soybeans from the USA and both sides will lower industrial tariffs. There will be …