D-Wave Shifting to Gate Model Quantum Computer

D-Wave Systems revealed their next-generation quantum computing platforms will include both annealing and gate-model quantum computers. This is a significant shift because they were the pioneers in quantum computing but used something like an analog computer, called an annealer. D-Wave is responding to major competition with billion-dollar valuations and hundreds of millions in funding. IonQ …

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Deep Space Atomic Clocks Will Improve Future Space Missions

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab has had a successful two-year mission using a new deep space atomic clock. Next-generation deep space atomic clocks will improve spacecraft navigation. The technology demonstration operated far longer than planned and broke the stability record for atomic clocks in space. Currently, spacecraft rely on ground-based atomic clocks. The farther a spacecraft …

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Tesla Compared to BYD, NIO, XPeng for September 2021

Tesla produced 56,006 cars in China in September and produced about 34,000 cars in Fremont in September. Tesla delivered 241,000 EV cars in the third quarter. Tesla makes EVs exclusively. Tesla made 133000 cars in China in the third quarter and 109,000 cars in Fremont in the third quarter. Tesla made about 92000 cars in …

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Both Tesla Berlin and Austin Starting this Quarter and Each Will Ramp to 5000-10000 Cars Per Week in 2022

Elon Musk spoke at Tesla Berlin and said that the Gigafactory will start producing cars in November or December of this year. At the annual meeting, Tesla said that Texas would start producing this quarter. Structural battery packs, front castings and 4680 cells in packs were on display at GigaBerlin. They expect production to ramp …

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Biggest Private Companies Are Tik Tok’s Byte Dance and SpaceX

In July 2021, ByteDance reached a valuation of $425 billion for new private equity investors, according to Chinese technology news portal 36Kr. 36Kr showed three listings of stakes for sale in ByteDance. In 2020, ByteDance more than doubled revenue to $34.3 billion. It posted $2.1 billion in operating losses and logged 1.9 billion users across …

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ARC 100 MWe Modular Reactor Targets 2029 Start in New Brunswick Canada

ARC Clean Energy Canada CEO Bill Labbe says a 2029 start-up for an ARC-100 advanced small modular reactor in New Brunswick is aggressive but achievable target. The company is preparing to begin the second phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s Vendor Design Review (VDR) process. The Government of New Brunswick earlier this year announced …

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Full Modular Nuclear Reactor Mockup

A full-scale mock-up of the main vessels of the U-Battery advanced modular reactor (AMR), by U-Battery and Cavendish Nuclear, has demonstrated how the reactor can be built using modular techniques. The mock-up includes the reactor vessel, the intermediate heat exchanger vessel, and the u-shaped connecting duct, began in February 2020, Threlfall said at an event …

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