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businessBlack Panther movie targets $200 million opening weekend in North America

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Black Panther brought in $25.2 million from Thursday night previews, just shy of doubling the $12.7 million brought in by Deadpool. Black Panther outperformed the $25 million brought in by Captain America: Civil War and is behind only Avengers: Age …

batteriesTesla will use its Semi Truck to deliver parts from the Gigafactory to Fremont Factory

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Tesla will be the first Semi customer. They plan to use the Tesla Semi for our own logistics by transporting Model 3 components from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont. Additionally, our initial fleet customers who placed reservations for the Tesla Semi …

chinaChina will again triple dredging and will have over 50 fortified islands by 2030 in South China Sea

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China has purchased 200 dredging ships over the last 11 years. Most of the technology was from Germany, Japan and other countries. China tripled its dredging capacity over the last 15 years. China can now build its own large and …

climate changeImproved analysis of global warming means no catastrophe this century but serious to bad is possible

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The UU.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) worst-case predictions of an increase of 4.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 are too high according to a new climate study. University of Exeter Peter Cox and his fellow researchers have a new …

batteriesElectric cars are two times cheaper to operate than gas cars

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Relative Costs of Driving Electric and Gasoline Vehicles in the Individual U.S. States (2018) The following are the main findings: (1) The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with …

economic impactUS crude oil production passing 11 million barrels per day in 2019 and all liquids could 17.5 million bpd

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EIA (Energy Information Administration) forecasts total U.S. crude oil production to average 10.3 million b/d in 2018, up 1.0 million b/d from 2017. If achieved, forecast 2018 production would be the highest annual average on record, surpassing the previous record …

blockchainRBC Analyst forecasts cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech will become $10 trillion market by 2033

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RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves says cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology underlying them could become a $10 trillion market in 15 years. This $10 trillion estimate comes from taking one-third of the roughly $30 trillion …

batteriesGlobal Electric car sales will top 2 million in 2018 and China will top 1.5 million

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Global electric car sales finished November 2017 with a new record of 141,000 sales for the month which is an increase of 72% against November 2016. January to November sales passed 1 million to reach 1,039,114 with December figures still …

asiaChina passing the USA by 2030 and India passing Japan in 2027

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The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) forecasts that China’s economy will pass the USA in exchange rate terms by 2030. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London sees India leapfrogging the U.K. and …

cryptocurrencyVenezuela making oil backed cryptocurrency as its economy implodes

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Venezuela is creating its own “petrocurrency,” backed by reserves in oil, gas, gold and diamonds. It will enable Venezuela “to advance in monetary sovereignty, carry out its financial transactions to overcome the financial blockade,” Maduro said. The black market rate …