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

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 …

dwaveNext four years will determine if noisy quantum computers can beat current computers

From November 2017 to March 2018 there was the announcement of IBM 50 qubit prototype, Intel’s 49 qubit test chip and Google 72 qubit processor. These processors had 10% to as low as 1% error rates. In 2017, D-Wave systems …

diamondDemo of two-qubit fault-tolerant universal holonomic quantum gates could enable faster quantum computers

Japases researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers. A quantum computer is a powerful machine with the potential to solve complex problems much …

agricultureNanoparticles can triple the rate of evaporation for solar desalination

Tellurium nanoparticles can triple the evaporation rate of solar desalination and can raise the temperature of water from 29° to 85°C within 100 seconds. If the production of Tellurium nanoparticles can be scaled up to commercial scale the energy needed …

artificial intelligenceAI projects are on pace to take over most of the world’s computing resources around 2025

OpenAI has determined that the computing used in Artificial Intelligence projects has doubled every 3 months since 2012. This has been an increase of 300,000 times since 2012 versus 12 times if it was following a Moore’s law doubling every …

computer memoryDemand for computer memory is surging and DRAM will pass $100 billion this year

The DRAM market will grow about 39% this year and surpass $100 billion. It will become the first category of semiconductor to hit that milestone. Samsung is the leading DRAM supplier and Hynix is number two.

australiaOne Percent Immigration could make Australia and Canada superpowers by 2100

The number of people resident in Australia increased 388,100 in 2017 to June, a rise of 1.6% on 2015/16. That was far above the global increase of 1.1%, and well ahead of the United States’ gain of 0.7% and Canada’s …

colonizationSpaceX Workshop on how to get humans to Mars and then create a colony of hundreds

Philip Metzger is at the inaugural @SpaceX Mars Workshop. It is about planning how to put humans on Mars, then how to have 100s living there. At the inaugural @SpaceX Mars Workshop, planning how to put humans on Mars, then …

citiesChina’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 …

elon muskElon Musk going from two public companies in 2016 to none

Elon Musk Tesla and Solarcity were both publicly trading from 2012 to 2016. Tesla went public June 29, 2010. Solarcity went public Dec 12, 2012. Solarcity was bought by Tesla in a $2.6 billion all-stock transaction Nov 21, 2016. Elon …