Futurology

A first for Canada: New type of nuclear plant opening by 2028 - The Weather Network
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Small, transportable modules could emerge as future nuclear plants are distributed across Canada.

Researchers develop a paper-thin loudspeaker
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MIT researchers created an ultrathin loudspeaker that can turn any rigid surface into a high-quality, active audio source. The fabrication process can enable the thin-film devices to be produced at scale.

The adverts banned for misleading climate claims
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Consumers can struggle to unravel whether claims about a brand or product's sustainability are accurate, but regulators are cracking down on misleading climate claims in advertising.

Mercedes Drive Pilot Beats Tesla Autopilot By Taking Legal Responsibility
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Mercedes will accept full legal responsibility for the vehicle whenever Drive Pilot is active. The automaker hopes to offer the system in the U.S. by the end of 2022.

In a historic milestone, Azure Quantum demonstrates formerly elusive physics needed to build scalable topological qubits
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Azure Quantum has made a scientific breakthrough to demonstrate the formerly elusive building blocks for a topological qubit.

Major breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy
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A lab in Oxfordshire takes a big step towards harnessing the energy source of the stars.

John Deere unveils fully autonomous 8R tractor
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“The autonomous 8R tractor is doing something that was once thought impossible,” says Julian Sanchez, director, emerging technology for John Deere.

Doing good while being selfishness

short introduction of how to combine social impact and your ego

IBM and Samsung Unveil Semiconductor Breakthrough That Defies Conventional Design
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IBM and Samsung Electronics jointly announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design utilizing a new vertical transistor architecture that demonstrates a path to scaling beyond nanosheet, and has the potential to reduce energy usage by 85 percent.

Mercedes Beats Tesla to Hands-Free Driving on the Autobahn
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Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz won regulatory approval to deploy a hands-free driving system in Germany ahead of Tesla Inc., gaining an edge in the race to offer higher levels of automation in one of the world’s most competitive car markets.

China’s new space reactor ‘will be 100 times more powerful than Nasa’s’
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Prototype design for a powerful nuclear reactor for the country’s space programme has been completed and some components have been built, according to researchers.

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