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chinaSustainably Hustling and Cheating to Become a Fully Developed Nation

China revised up its nominal 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.1% to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.08 trillion) and this keeps them tracking to the promise doubling the size of its economy by 2020 from 2010. The current round of …

energyOnagawa 2 Reactor Has Restart Approval After Building 29 Meter High and 800 Meter Long Sea Wall

Before the tsunami in 2011, Japan was generating 30% of its electricity from over 50 nuclear reactors, but all were shutdown within 14 months of the accident. A total of nine units have restarted since 2015, while 17 reactors are …

asteroidsCarnival of Space 631

The Carnival of Space 631 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Hayabusa 2 has one Last Lander it’s Going to Throw at Ryugu. JAXA (Japan Space Agency) posted time-lapse photos of target markers falling towards the surface of …

businessYusaku Maezawa Selling Most of His Company and He Will Focus on Training for SpaceX Moon Mission

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa plans to sell a 30% stake in his online fashion-retail company, Zozo, and he will get $2.3 billion. Yusaku Maezawa #Space_News: Billionaire @yousuck2020 is resigning from his fashion company to make time to train for his …

adiabatic quantum computerFujitsu Using Classical Hardware to Run Quantum Algorithms

Fujitsu calls its quantum device a quantum-inspired Digital Annealer. It is classical hardware emulating systems. They are trying to solve a complex combinatorial optimization problem currently unsolvable by conventional computers in practical timeframe. Fujitsu’s research scientists are leveraging quantum algorithms …

adiabatic quantum computerFujitsu Has a 1 Million Qubit Digital Emulated Quantum Annealing System in the Lab and 8192 Qubits Commercially Available

Fujitsu has a Digital Annealer with 8192 Qubits and a 1 million qubit system in the lab. This is a classical hardware emulation of quantum annealing (analog) system. This is not a quantum computer but hardware emulation. David Worral, Head …

energyJapan and German Emissions Went Up After Nuclear Shutdowns

Japan’s emissions went up after nuclear reactors were shutdown after Fukushima Tsunami. Germany’s emissions also went up for 3 out of four years after nuclear energy shutdowns. Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany permanently shut down eight of …

artificial intelligenceWhat happens after the Industrial Robot-lution? #TCRobotics

Two centuries after the Industrial Revolution, robotics and deep learning are creating another paradigm shift in manufacturing. As more parts of production become automated, what will human workers gain and what will they lose? #TCRobotics