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businessGraphene Still Struggles for Significant Commercialization

Current market studies of the global graphene market have forecasts of about $200 to $600 million for the graphene industry in 2025. The global graphene market size is expected to reach USD 552.3 million by 2025, according to a 2019 …

chinaChina Starts Building a New 1 GW Reactor and Starts a Fast Reactor

1. Chins started construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province. This was one week after the issuance of a construction license for the Hualong One reactor. 2. China’s first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power …

air pollutionChina Reduces Major Air Pollution By 60-72% From 2014 to 2017

China started a war on air pollution and they are making progress. The team found that between 2014 and 2017, China’s annual power plant emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter dropped by 65%, 60% and 72% each …

scienceEarthquake in Pleasant Hill California

My home was just hit with an Earthquake. The US Geological Service says it was centered one highway stop away from where I live. USGS says it was a 4.5-4.7. However, it was strong enough to shake dishes and knock …

energyLatest International Tokamak Project Plans Plasma Net Gain Goals in 2039

The latest (sept 2018) ITER Research Plan within the Staged Approach (Level III – Provisional Version) plans for plasma net gain goals to be achieved in 2039. What is Q? What then is the meaning of Q? Quantitatively, Q is …

energyAmerican Physical Society Uses 15 Nextbigfuture Articles to Track Date Slippage of Fusion

Daniel L. Jassby is retired researcher from the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and he wrote an article about Voodoo Fusion for the American Physical Society. It has 15 citations of Nextbigfuture articles to track the slippage in promised dates for …

maglevMoving Superfast on Earth

Visions of future travel in science fiction usually do not depict ultra-fast movement on a planet. The exception is teleportation in Star Trek. The Minority Report does show Maglev cars that travel at about 100 mph and can transition to …

businessPartial US-China Trade Deal Reached

The U.S. and China agreed on the outlines of a partial trade deal which will be signed in November. China will make large increases in purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities, agreed to certain intellectual-property measures and concessions will open up …

businessDOW is up 400 Point With Talk of a Mini-Trade Deal With China

Reports indicate that the US and China could agree to a partial trade agreement. It is expected to cover currency and agriculture purchases and a delay in the tariff hike scheduled for next week. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu …

citiesFour Types of Smart City Projects

Analysis of 60 municipal smart city plans drawn from around the world has identified four different models: * an essential services model, * smart transportation model, * broad-spectrum model, and * a business ecosystem model. The combinations of smart city …