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franceFrance freezes Iranian assets over foiled bombing attempt

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France said on Tuesday there was no doubt Iran’s intelligence ministry was behind a June plot to attack an exiled opposition group’s rally outside Paris and it seized assets belonging to Tehran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals. The hardening …

franceFrance building 5 new high speed rail lines for $15.6 billion

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France has approved 13.4 billion euros of investment into five new high-speed rail TGV lines. They will make the buildout over the next five years. This is an increase of 40% over the previous five-year high-speed rail budget. The …

energyFrance’s nuclear clean energy is over three times faster and cheaper than Germany’s solar and wind

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France completed construction on 76% of its current 58 reactors at an inflation-adjusted cost of $330 billion (€290 billion). The complete buildout of the 58 reactors was less €400 billion. Germany would need 50% more nuclear energy than France to …

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 …

air forceFrance and Germany working on new stealth fighter and new tank

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Germany is currently upgrading the Leopard 2A7 tanks and getting more tanks by upgrading 2A4 tanks. France and Germany will work on a Leopard 3 tank which will be produced about 2030. At the Berlin Air Show on April 26, …

franceUS, UK and France hit a few targets in Syria over chemical weapons use

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Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Saturday the U.S. and its allies “successfully hit every target” in airstrikes in Syria overnight. The US, France and UK launched the strikes Friday night Eastern Time in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use …

artificial intelligenceFrance tries to shift policy to get competitive with Artificial Intelligence and Innovation

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France has released a 152 page report “For a Meaningful Artificial Intelligence” written by Cédric Villani. Villani is a famous French mathematician and member of parliament. He led a study on how to develop the country’s AI economy. * economic …

energyJV to commercialize nuclear fuel that will boost energy from existing reactors by 10-40% starting 2021

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Lightbridge is developing nuclear fuel with more surface area which can enable existing nuclear reactors to generate 10-40% more energy by changing the shape of the fuel. Enfission, is a new joint venture with Framatome to develop, license and sell …

ecommerceFaster, taller, denser, more profitable warehouse robots and Interview with the CEO

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Exotec Solutions, a French AI robotics startup, today announced the launch of the Skypod Robots and associated system. Cdiscount, the top French e-commerce vendor, is now using Skypods to prepare orders in its warehouse near Bordeaux, increasing their order processing …

artificial intelligenceFrench Navya has self driving taxis and buses in Vegas and other places

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NAVYA unveiled as a World Premiere the first 100% autonomous robot-taxi on the market this Tuesday November 7, 2017 at La Cité du Cinéma (Paris) : AUTONOM CAB, two years after the launch in 2015 of AUTONOM SHUTTLE, the first …