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crimeChina and USA Are World Inprisonment Leaders

The Prison Policy Institute has detailed statistics of those held in US Federal, State and local prisons. It seems to include the 14,000 to 18,000 detained immigrants. The total numbers in US prisons seems to be higher than in any …

businessUS Restarts Trade Talks With China and Talks With North Korea

Trade talks with China and restarted. There is now a delay in any tariff increases. Huawei is getting some relief. North Korea President Trump became the first sitting President to set foot in North Korea on Sunday as he met …

militaryUS Sanctions Cut Iranian Oil Exports by Five Times and Iran is in an Economic Depression

Iran shipped over 2.5 million barrels per day of crude oil in April 2018, the month before Trump withdrew the US from the nuclear deal but monthly oil exports were down five times to 330,000 to 500,000 barrels per day …

3d printing3D Printing of Hypersonic Missile Swarms

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman are developing 3D printed engines for smaller hypersonic missiles that could be deployed in at lower cost in swarms. The air-breathing scramjet will use regular aviation fuel. Northrop Grumman has new materials and technology to 3-D …

businessHope For Renewed Talks on China-US Trade Deal

President Xi and President Trump will talk about trade at the G-20 summit in Japan and the trade negotiation teams will restart talks prior to the meeting. This does not mean there will be a deal but there will be …

air pollutionCoal, Oil And Gas Subsidies Are $5 Trillion Per Year Because of Uncharged Air Pollution

Subsidies – Biggest subsidies are for not charging oil, gas, and coal for air pollution and environmental damage. Next biggest bucket is various forms of tax incentives. Then direct spending and research. A lot of the recent nuclear research is …

artificial intelligenceSenate AI Bill for $2.2 Billion for a Five Year National AI Strategy

the US has a bipartisan senate bill – Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act (AI-IA), which would organize a coordinated national strategy for developing AI and provide a $2.2 billion federal investment over five years to build an AI-ready workforce, accelerating the …

artificial intelligenceTuSimple Testing Self-Driving Trucks for US Postal Service

uSimple self-driving trucks is starting a short pilot program with the US Postal Service. They will complete five round trips between Phoenix and Dallas using autonomous semis operated by TuSimple. Letters and packages moving between Phoenix and Dallas will travel …