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californiaFailed Oroville Dam Spillway designed by inexperienced grad student in the 1960s

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California’s Department of Water Resources was blasted in an independent report for having a culture of complacency and incompetence that contributed to last year’s near-disaster at Oroville Dam. The full 584 page independent forensic team report is here. The agency’s …

infrastructurePipebot can help fix decaying water pipe crisis in the US and the World

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The United States faces a looming crisis over its deteriorating water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task. In Los Angeles alone, about two thirds of the city’s 7,000 miles of water pipes are more than …

artificial intelligence2018’s Hottest Tech Stock Is A Life Saver

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Everyone’s heard the story about the government’s promise to spend $1 trillion on fixing America’s aging critical infrastructure. But there’s another big money story that few investors know of… Trump’s trillion-dollar pledge won’t come close to fixing our infrastructure. It’ll …

asiaMulti-trillion dollar buildup of a China centric new world order for the 21st century

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Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative is part and parcel of President Xi Jinping’s strategy to solidify China’s emergence as a great economic and military power, a leading expert on Asian economies said Wednesday. In May, 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping …

asia$15 trillion Global Infrastructure spending gap over the next 22 years

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Nearly a fifth of the $94 trillion in global infrastructure investment needed by 2040 risks being unfunded if current spending trends continue according to the G20-backed Global Infrastructure Hub. To close the spending gap, annual infrastructure spending needs to rise …

chinaGuangdong Hong Kong Macau economies to be tightly integrated and surpass Tokyo

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China plans to turn the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau greater bay area into the world’s largest bay area in terms of GDP by 2030. This would mean surpassing Tokyo, New York and the San Francisco bay area economies. In 2016 combined regional …

economic impactTrump planning to cut large infrastructure and construction permitting from 10 years to 4-12 months and adding $200 billion in incentives

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To speed up infrastructure projects, officials are preparing to overhaul the federal environmental review and permitting system, which they blame for costly delays. Trump asked advisers whether they could collapse that process, which he said takes at least 10 years, …

chinaChina on track for over $1 trillion One Belt One Road investment by 2021

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China One Belt, One Road is promising more than $1 trillion in infrastructure and spanning more than 60 countries from now to 2021. * power plants in Pakistan are part of an expected $46 billion worth of investment * tunnels …

energyNot a Russian cyberattack just criminally incompetent PG & E, Con Ed and ineffective government

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Major power outages caused chaos on mass transit systems in both New York and San Francisco Friday, with parts of both cities’ systems still suffering ongoing outages or delays into the pre-weekend afternoon commute. Los Angeles also had a major …

adiabatic quantum computerAcceleration in projected growth of global robotics industry

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In 2016, International Data Corporation (IDC) has identified robotics as one of six Innovation Accelerators that will drive digital transformation by opening new revenue streams and changing the way work is performed. IDC forecasted global spending on robotics and related …