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Bloomberg: Germany plans to reuse "excess heat" from data centers - 01/16/2023

German data centers might recycle their waste heat to heat houses. According to Bloomberg, such is the suggestion made by the German government in an effort to lessen the industry's carbon impact and increase data center efficiency in the midst of the energy crisis. Ralph Hintemann, a senior researcher at the Borderstep research center, responded on the Cabinet plan by saying, "The problem here...

Japan, US join to develop next-gen nuclear reactors - 01/10/2023

A deal has been reached between Japan and the US to deepen bilateral collaboration on energy security and increase bilateral cooperation on building of nuclear reactors of the next generation. According to Kyodo News Agency, the agreement was made during a meeting between US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura. The...

Head of Zurich Insurance: Cyber attacks may no longer be insurable - 12/28/2022

In a Financial Times interview, the CEO of the Swiss insurance giant Zurich suggested that cyberattacks may soon no longer be covered by insurance. Mario Greco based his argument on the fact that the costs associated with cyber attacks are rising and that private insurance companies are no longer able to cover them. “What would happen if someone gained control over crucial elements of our...

South Park creators raise $20m for deepfake studio - 12/23/2022

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the animated series South Park, have raised $20 million in funding for their own deepfake studio Deep Voodoo. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the animated series "South Park," have raised $20 million in funding for the development of their own deepfake visual effects studio, Deep Voodoo. Parker and Stone's studio was primarily funded by Connect...

Japan to abolish tax breaks for internal combustion engine cars starting in 2025 - 12/13/2022

The Nikkei claims that Japan plans to gradually remove vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines from the program of tax breaks. Starting in 2024, the requirements for eligibility will be more stringent, and by 2025, owners of automobiles with internal combustion engines will nearly exclusively be ineligible for tax credits. The amount of gasoline consumption should not go over 25.4 kilometers per...

Canadian court accepts parents' lawsuit against game developer Epic Games - 12/12/2022

A class action case against video game maker Epic Games and its Canadian business has been approved by Judge Sylvain Lussier of the Supreme Court of the Canadian province of Quebec. Parents who claim their children were hooked to the video game Fortnite and nearly stopped eating, sleeping, and taking showers filed the lawsuit against the corporation. The plaintiffs contend that Fortnite was...

Elon Musk unveils second generation Tesla truck - 12/02/2022

The second generation of Tesla trucks has been presented by American billionaire Elon Musk. "It moves like a cheetah, an elephant. It accelerates quickly, brakes quickly," said Musk. He entered the stage while driving the brand-new truck. The businessman welcomed the throng, saying, "A lot has happened in the last five years, but here we are again." Musk boasted, "This thing looks like it's...

Rolls-Royce and easyJet test hydrogen-powered aircraft engine - 11/30/2022

Together with easyJet, Rolls-Royce has successfully tested a cutting-edge hydrogen airplane engine for the first time. The first cutting-edge hydrogen airplane engine has been successfully tested by Rolls-Royce. The test was run with the assistance of easyJet, the automotive company reported in a press release. Hydrogen produced by wind and tide energy in the Scottish Orkney Islands was used in...

Large Hadron Collider stops ahead of schedule - 11/28/2022

Due to the possibility for energy shortages, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has halted functioning of the Large Hadron Collider ahead of schedule. Its operations were supposed to be put to an end in two weeks. Additionally, CERN forewarned that a 20% reduction in the collider’s operation will take place in 2023. At the end of September, the group made the collider...

Nissan stops taking orders for Sakura electric car - 11/02/2022

Nissan has suspended collecting orders for the new type X-Trail and the Sakura electric vehicle due to a lack of parts, according to the Yomiuri daily. The publication reported that orders are no longer being accepted because of the huge demand for certain automobile brands as well as a shortage of parts, particularly semiconductors. In June of 2022, the automaker started selling the Sakura car...
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