Japan is Going Back to Nuclear Energy

The Japanese government will extend the operation of existing nuclear power reactors and replace aging facilities with new advanced ones. a roadmap for the next ten years was compiled as a “basic policy for the realisation of GX (Green Transformation). Before March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Japan’s 54 reactors provided around 30% …

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Global Large and Semi Truck Market is 4 Million Per Year

The Global Large and Semi truck market is 4 million trucks per year. From 2016 to 2020, China’s heavy truck sales surged from 728,000 units to 1,617,000 units, hitting new records for the consecutive four years. In 2021, a combination of factors such as sluggish freight market and demand overdraft led to an annualized 14.1% …

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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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