Cold War 2.0 update with 40 million Russian people involved in 4 days of civil defense drills

Russian authorities have stepped up nuclear-war survival measures amid a showdown with Washington, dusting off Soviet-era civil-defense plans and upgrading bomb shelters in their biggest cities Russia recently held its biggest civil defense drills since the collapse of the U.S.S.R., with what officials said were 40 million people rehearsing a response to chemical and nuclear …

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A Huge Leap Forward is possible for the bottom 2 billion people within 5 to 10 years

This article is part of the 2015 ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com A Huge Leap Forward is possible for the bottom 2 billion people within 5 to 10 years. Two thirds of the rural population in developing countries are without electricity. This …

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Nextbigfuture reported correct rumors 6 days ago about the Tesla Motor Model D car with dual engines and autopilot

Tesla Motors revealed the Tesla Model D. The rumors that Nextbigfuture reported six days ago were correct. the Model D is a dual electric motor car with all wheel drive and an autopilot for driver assistance. The All-wheel drive will be an available option on all Model S trim levels and the new top-end P85D …

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Cornell Researchers estimate 100 million planets able to support complex life in the Milky Way

There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, report a group of university astronomers in the journal Challenges. They have developed a new computation method to examine data from planets orbiting other stars in the universe. Their study provides the first quantitative estimate of the number …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 208

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 208 is at ANS Nuclear Cafe Forbes – James Conca – Nuclear Waste Leak Traced To… Kitty Litter? The recent news of a radioactive waste incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has now been tempered by the revelation that an attempt to “go green” may have been responsible for …

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Quebec Liberals win majority over Parti Québécois as Marois steps down

Philippe Couillard’s Quebec Liberal party sailed to victory, winning a majority government in the provincial election that, five weeks ago, seemed destined to be won by the soveriegntist Parti Québécois. Quebec’s rejection of the PQ extended to Marois herself, who lost her own seat to her Liberal rival. The party’s decisive win is all the …

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1 GW commercial scale DEMO prototype Tokamak would burn through world supply of Tritium in 2 months

The world has about 24 kilograms of Tritium The planned 1 GW commercial scale prototype Tokamak would burn that supply in 2 months. Currently 1 kilogram of Tritium costs $100 million per kilogram. The plan is for DEMO to start breeding tritium as soon as possible after it starts up. Everything about the Tokamak project …

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Direct Fusion Drive for Fast Mars Missions

Joseph Mueller of Princeton Satellite systems presented to the NASA Future in Space Operations (FISO) on Direct Fusion Drive for Fast Mars Missions * Total mass of the mission is critical * Cost is proportional to mass Princeton Satellite Systems has licensed two fusion patents from Princeton University NBF Note – John Slough is also …

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Digital Movie Theaters converted to 4K starting in 2012 and Affordable 4K home televisions are only 1 year behind

Digital movies in movie theaters project at 2K (2048×1080 or 2.2 megapixels) or 4K (4096×2160 or 8.8 megapixels). DCI-compliant DLP projectors were available in 2K only, but from early 2012, when TI’s 4K DLP chip went into full production, DLP projectors have been available in both 2K and 4K versions. The initial costs for converting …

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Close to Meeting the 2015 target of Halving the 1990 Percent Malnourished

Economic growth is necessary but not sufficient to accelerate reduction of hunger and malnutrition. Progress has been made against world hunger. However, the number of people suffering from chronic undernourishment is still unacceptably high, and eradication of hunger remains a major global challenge. Economic growth takes time to reach the poor, and may not reach …

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