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In order to understand and plan for the future, we need to know how much change will occur and when things will happen. Understanding the present and near future is informed by identifying and understanding what is already undergoing sustainable …
The best predictions of the solar energy cost and solar energy adoption have come from Ramez Naam. There have been hundreds of forecasts of the future costs of solar power and the projected share solar power would have in the …
Taiwan Tech News Site DigiTimes reports that Apple is working with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), on self-driving chip technology. Apple and TSMC have reportedly established plans for a factory to produce Apple Car chips in the USA and are …
China is integrating multiple cities into megacity regions. China has deployed regional integration plans in 2019. They are accelerating integration of the YRD (Yangtze River Delta – Shanghai area) region, Greater Bay Area (Around Hong Kong and Guangdong), or Jing-Jin-Ji …
Boring Tunnel is Elon Musk’ company that is working to revolutionize tunneling and public transportation. Boring Company has been building their system around the Las Vegas Convention Center and has approval to expand the system to the Vegas Strip, downtown …
TSMCs 5nm is in mass production. The 3nm will also be put into production in 2022. The more advanced 2nm process is also reported to have made significant progress. The 2nm process will start mass production around 2023 to 2024. …
The AI startup Cerebras has shown that a single wafer-scale Cerebras CS-1 can outperform one of the fastest supercomputers in the US by more than 200 times for physics simulations and many AI applications. They had 0.86 PetaFLOPS of performance …
In July, 2020, ThorCon and Indonesias Defense Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study developing a 50 MW thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR) for either power generation or marine vehicle propulsion. Indonesia could justify additional costs for a …
MSR (Molten Salt Reactor) is a fast or thermal reactor technology cooled by molten salts in the liquid phase and moderated, in most cases, by the graphite. In this technology, the fuel can be in either liquid or solid form. …
Moltex Energy calculated that abundant solar and wind energy will mean nuclear energy needs low capital and fixed operating costs to be profitable at 30-50% capacity factor in unsubsidized competition with fossil fuels. Radical innovation will slash costs of nuclear …