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chinaFifteen Minute Coronavirus Test

JapanesecChemical product maker Kurabo Industries will import and sell in Japan COVID-19 test kits developed by a Chinese firm that can detect new coronavirus in 15 minutes. This is much faster than other tests which take many or even days …

coronavirusLarge 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 …

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 …