Japan Will Restart Nuclear Reactors and Build New Nuclear

Japan will restart nuclear reactors and develop new plants using next-generation nuclear technologies. Japan wants to restart seven more nuclear reactors from next summer onward, Japan PM Kishida said at a government meeting on “green transformation.” That would bring the number of reactors brought back online after the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe to 17 out of …

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Panasonic Scaling Batteries for 26 Million EVs Per Year to Supply Tesla

Panasonic Energy is building a pipeline of 2 terawatt-hours (TWh) of battery and raw material supplies for Tesla as part of a new mandate from the Elon Musk-led company, according to Chief Technology Officer Shoichiro Watanabe. 2 Terawatt-hours per year is enough for about 26 million electric cars per year. Panasonic will need to build …

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Plan for Canada to Triple Population to 100 Million by 2100

Canada’ century Initiative calls for a bigger, bolder Canada with over 100 million people by 2100. Former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney supports the new national policy that would commit to tripling Canada’s population by 2100. By 2026, Century Initiative says Canada should pin the annual immigration target to 1.25 percent of its population per year. …

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Biggest Civilization Threat is Not Enough People

Elon Musk has said the biggest threat to civilization is there are not enough people. China’s population has likely already peaked. China’s birthrate is about three times less than it was in 1988. Asia’s population will likely peak before 2040. India’s birthrate has fallen below replacement levels. Japan’s GDP per capita briefly equaled the US …

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Record Data Speed – 319 Terabits per Second Over 3,001 km

Researchers constructed a transmission system that makes full use of wavelength division multiplexing technology by combining different amplifier technologies, to achieve a transmission demonstration with date-rate of 319 terabits per second, over a distance of 3,001 km. Using a common comparison metric of optical fiber transmission the data-rate and distance produce of 957 petabits per …

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Modular Nuclear Reactor Company Nuscale Gets $40 Million from Japan’s JGC Holdings

JGC Holdings (Japanese company) has invested $40 million for a roughly 3% stake in NuScale, developing small modular pressure water nuclear reactor. The Japanese group will work with NuScale’s parent, U.S.-based engineering company Fluor, on construction management and other aspects of the Idaho project. The partners will eventually make similar projects in the Middle East …

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80 Times More Energy Prototype Superconducting Chips that Will Soon Reach 10 Ghz

Researchers from Yokohama National University in Japan have developed a prototype microprocessor using superconductor devices that are about 80 times more energy-efficient than CMOS semiconductor devices. Computers currently use 10% of global electricity. The adiabatic quantum-flux-parametron (AQFP) is a building block for ultra-low-power, high-performance microprocessors, and other computing hardware for the next generation of data …

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Breakthrough Electronic Amoeba Analog Computer For Approximate Solving Traveling Salesman Problems

Many important and valuable planning and scheduling problems in logistics and automation are combinatorial optimization problems. The most famous problem of this type is the traveling salesman problem. The salesman problem is this question: “Given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities, what is the shortest possible route that visits …

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Large Coronavirus Outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy

Iran, South Korea and Italy have significant levels of COVID-19 coronavirus. The world total of official COVID-19 coronavirus cases is over 80,000 with 2705 deaths. This is not including mild cases with very few or no symptoms and without needing hospitalization. There are undetected cases as well. The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea …

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