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chinaGeneral Fusion TED talk

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching …

economyAmerica’s Middle Class is no longer the Richest in the World. The Richest Middle Class is in Canada

America’s middle class is no longer the richest in the world. Median per capita income was $18,700 in the United States in 2010 (which translates to about $75,000 for a family of four after taxes), up 20 percent since 1980 …

chinaPutin declares Russia is Justified to Use Force in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned during a live televised Q and A on Thursday that he would send troops to protect the people of eastern Ukraine and that Kiev gave him just the visuals he needed to revive his faltering …

economic impactUS All Liquids Oil Production over 13 million barrels per day

US all liquids oil production was over 13 million barrels per day and crude oil production was over 8.3 million barrels per day. Crude oil and natural gas liquids 10.94 million barrels per day. The US was already the number …

chinaCanada’s former Defence minister Paul Hellyer and his ten years of alien craziness

Paul Theodore Hellyer (90 years old) is a Canadian engineer, politician, writer and commentator who served as Canada’s Defence minister and has a publicly declared belief in aliens. His belief in aliens seems to be a mix of the TV …

africaSelling out over the Long term to achieve upward mobility

Some black people consider that it is “selling out” to speak without using slang. Some think it is being fake when you change for other people. Learning proper grammar and more effective communication is just the beginning of properly selling …

air pollutionSpacex will begin testing highly reusable stage combustion raptor rocket engine in 2014

SpaceX plans to begin testing components of a methane-fueled engine called Raptor at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi early 2014. SpaceX will perform these tests at Stennis’ E-2 test facility, which will require an upgrade to accommodate the full …

EconomicsCanada’s Uranium Exploration Boom using a uranium boulder detecting technology

It started with a single drill hole made by a team of explorers just outside the Western edge of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, home to the richest uranium deposits in the world. The fact that the team was there at all …

chinaReWORK City Conference December 13th in London, England

RE.WORK Cities Summit taking place on 13 December in London. Nextbigfuture has one free pass to provide to a reader of nextbigfuture. Express your interest for this pass and one reader will be selected. The attendee should provide a summary …

economic impactBitcoin and Seasteading

Bitcoin 2013 conference – Lasse Birk Olesen – Seasteading – Entrepreneurship in Government on the High Seas Recorded at the Bitcoin 2013 conference sponsored by Bitcoin Foundation in San Jose, CA on 18 May 2013. Bitcoin and seasteading have similarities. …