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Mar 3, 2021

Debunking myths about renewable energy

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, sustainability

Critics of renewable energy often cite two reasons for why they think a transition from fossil fuels will take half a century. Firstly, that sources of renewable energy are too intermittent to be reliable and secondly, that governments cannot bear the costs of switching entire economies to clean energy.

Mar 1, 2021

Decarbonizing US Energy: An Aggressive Market-Driven Model for Fusion Power Development

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, engineering

National Academies study says fusion can help decarbonize US energy, calls for public-private approach to pilot plant operation by 2035–40.

Electricity generated by fusion power plants could play an important role in decarbonizing the U.S. energy sector by mid-century, says a new consensus study report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which also lays out for the first time a set of technical, economic, and regulatory standards and a timeline for a U.S. fusion pilot plant that would begin producing energy in the 2035–40 time frame.

To achieve this key step toward commercialization, the report calls for an aggressive public-private effort to produce by 2028 a pilot plant design that can, when built, accommodate any of the developmental approaches seeking to realize fusion’s potential as a safe, carbon-free, on-demand energy source.

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Feb 23, 2021

This Fuel Is About to Power the World’s Biggest Fusion Reactor

Posted by in categories: economics, nuclear energy, sustainability

Whoever manages it first, we are on the cusp of a new age sparked by fusion giving more than it gets (producing more energy than it uses), then miniaturization for practical use and mass manufacture. That would essentially mean that we have access to an infinite, cheap, safe, and clean energy source. No more coal. No more nuclear waste. Massively less global warming. Even better, given the fact that the world runs on an energy economy built around energy scarcity, we will essentially become a post-scarcity civilization. And THAT my friends is a permanent, impossible to overstate game changer. For EVERYTHING and EVERYONE — FOREVER.


But first, scientists need to see if it’s ready.

Feb 20, 2021

Colorado makes a bid for quantum computing hardware plant that would bring more than 700 jobs

Posted by in categories: computing, economics, employment, quantum physics

The Colorado Economic Development Commission normally doesn’t throw its weight behind unproven startups, but it did so on Thursday, approving $2.9 million in state job growth incentive tax credits to try and land a manufacturing plant that will produce hardware for quantum computers.

“Given the broad applications and catalytic benefits that this company’s technology could bring, retaining this company would help position Colorado as an industry leader in next-generation and quantum computing,” Michelle Hadwiger, the deputy director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, told commissioners.

Project Quantum, the codename for the Denver-based startup, is looking to create up to 726 new full-time jobs in the state. Most of the positions would staff a new facility making components for quantum computers, an emerging technology expected to increase computing power and speed exponentially and transform the global economy as well as society as a whole.

Feb 20, 2021

Urhobo Economic & Investment Group

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Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Paola Vega-Castillo — Costa Rica’s Minister of Science, Technology and Telecom — Bio-Economy

Posted by in categories: economics, engineering, science

Is the Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications for the country of Costa Rica and has served in this role since June 1st, 2020.

Dr. Vega-Castillo was previously Deputy Minister of Science and Technology and also served as Vice President for Research and Outreach in the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR) where she promoted the strengthening of research and outreach, and linkages with the national and international sector for increasing the scientific publication and patents.

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Feb 12, 2021

Aging industry blindspots | S Arrison, 100 Plus Capital, K Pfleger, AgingBiotech.info, M West, AgeX

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, life extension, robotics/AI, singularity

57:03 “A tool that would be used for millenia.”


Foresight biotech & health extension group sponsored by 100 plus capital.

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Feb 11, 2021

The man behind Fortnite is making the riskiest bet of his career. The payoff could be huge

Posted by in categories: economics, law

Now Sweeney, 50, is embarking on the biggest battle in his company’s 30-year history: Epic is suing Apple and Google in a legal challenge that could remake the future of the digital economy.


Over the course of his career Tim Sweeney has been unafraid to take on tech industry giants.

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Feb 11, 2021

‘How can we compete with Google?’: the battle to train quantum coders

Posted by in categories: computing, economics, quantum physics

A major skills shortage in quantum computing could harm the UK economy unless universities recruit more students.

Feb 7, 2021

The World Is Dangerously Dependent on Taiwan for Semiconductors

Posted by in categories: business, chemistry, computing, economics, transportation

That’s not to say Taiwan is the only player in the semiconductor supply chain. The U.S. still holds dominant positions, notably in chip design and electronic software tools; ASML Holding NV of the Netherlands has a monopoly on the machines needed to fabricate the best chips; Japan is a key supplier of equipment, chemicals and wafers.


U.S., European and Japanese automakers are lobbying their governments for help, with Taiwan and TSMC being asked to step in. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron discussed the potential for shortages last year and agreed on the need to accelerate Europe’s push to develop its own chip industry, according to a French official with knowledge of the matter.

The auto industry’s pleas illustrate how TSMC’s chip-making skills have handed Taiwan political and economic leverage in a world where technology is being enlisted in the great power rivalry between the U.S. and China — a standoff unlikely to ease under the administration of Joe Biden.

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