Will China build hundreds of new coal plants and then shut them off ? Wishful thinking versus what will happen as China is sitting on 15 trillion tons of coal resources

The recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance report had the hopeful title “The Future of China’s Power Sector: From Centralized and Coal-Powered to Distributed and Renewable?” According to Bloomberg, 343-450 Gigawatts of new coal generation will be built in China over the next fifteen years, more than the total capacity of the entire current US coal …

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Dwave 439 qubit system was 3600 times faster than a 2.4 Ghz quadcaore computer on some problems

A computer science professor at Amherst College who recently devised and conducted experiments to test the speed of a quantum computing system against conventional computing methods will soon be presenting a paper with her verdict: quantum computing is, “in some cases, really, really fast.” Dwave’s quantum computer system is capable of solving problems thousands of …

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Update on Follistatin, Myostatin, and selective androgen receptor modulators

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio have gained funding to carry out a clinical trial injecting a virus carrying a gene called follistatin which stimulates muscle growth Jerry Mendell M.D. and Brian Kaspar PhD have been awarded a US$600,000 grant by the US charity Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. The money will be used to …

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