World’s Biggest Nuclear Fusion Reactor ITER Now 50 Percent Complete—Limitless Clean Energy by 2040?

Hannah Osborne
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The world’s biggest fusion reactor is now 50 percent complete, with experts now estimating it will be ready for its first stage of operation in December 2025, with the first power plants up and running by 2040.

Fusion energy—the same process that powers the sun—potentially offers near limitless clean energy. If scientists can find a way to harness this source, it could provide enough electricity for millions of years.

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Banh mi Hoi An among world’s Top 10 sandwiches

Last update 09:00 | 09/12/2017

Banh mi Hoi An (Hoi An-style bread rolls) has been listed among the world’s Top 10 sandwiches by Austrian travel website Traveller, together with well-known American cheeseburgers, English bacon butties, and Japanese Katsu Sando.

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Vietnam is the spiritual home of porky goodness and you haven’t eaten a Vietnamese pork roll until you’ve eaten one in the town of Hoi An, according to Traveller. Tiếp tục đọc “Banh mi Hoi An among world’s Top 10 sandwiches”

Asia’s newest tiger clawing its way up

Last update 16:35 | 09/12/2017

Tim Harcourt, a JW Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW Sydney and former chief economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), said that Vietnam’s economy is surging, on track to become the newest tiger in Asia, going on to delineate the steps he thinks are required for Vietnam to become a more attractive destination for foreign investment.

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Vietnam’s recent growth story has coincided with its opening to the world 

While making my TV show, “The Airport Economist”, I have visited over 60 economies in the past six years. And one that has always stood out to me was the enchanting land of Vietnam, one of the emerging ‘second generation’ tiger economies of Asia. Tiếp tục đọc “Asia’s newest tiger clawing its way up”

Bloomberg touts Cha Ca La Vong as a must-try dish for gourmets

Last update 13:00 | 09/12/2017

Bloomberg news agency has recently unfolded a list of 12 restaurants across the world worthy to try at least once in life. Surprisingly, Cha Ca La Vong restaurant in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi took pride in securing a spot in the list.

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Cha Ca La Vong in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi is recommended as a must-try dish for food lovers

In an article released by Kate Krader and Richard Vines on the news site http://www.bloomberg.com, food connoisseurs are advised to take a tour to the Vietnamese restaurant to taste cha ca (fried fish) with the vibrant and unique flavor of herbs, spices, and chilis. Tiếp tục đọc “Bloomberg touts Cha Ca La Vong as a must-try dish for gourmets”

111 – tổng đài quốc gia bảo vệ trẻ em

TTO – Phó thủ tướng Vũ Đức Đam, chủ tịch Ủy ban Quốc gia về trẻ em Việt Nam, đã bấm nút, chính thức khai trương tổng đài điện thoại bảo vệ trẻ em 111, sáng 6-12.

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tuoitre.vn _ Phó thủ tướng Vũ Đức Đam cùng đại biểu quốc tế, đại diện trẻ em cùng lãnh đạo các bộ, ngành trung ương đã chính thức khai trương tổng đài điện thoại bảo vệ trẻ em sáng 6-12 – Ảnh: Đ.BÌNH

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Stunning beauty of Nuoc Mooc Stream in Quang Binh

Last update 11:39 | 08/12/2017

The majestic jade green waters of Nuoc Mooc Stream have enchanted visitors to Phuc Trach commune, Bo Trach district in the central province of Quang Binh, the crystalline waters are set among limestone mountains and tropical rainforest.

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Quang Binh has recently become an attractive destination for thousands of visitors due to scenic locations used in the film ‘Kong: Skull Island’. Nuoc Mooc stream is a must-see spot for tourists, boasting natural landscapes of pristine beauty. Tiếp tục đọc “Stunning beauty of Nuoc Mooc Stream in Quang Binh”

Đừng nhân danh trang trí đường phố rồi tạo ra ‘thảm họa’

04/10/2017 16:12 GMT+7

Khi ngựa vằn, voi, hoa anh đào xuất hiện lạ lẫm ở Thanh Thuỷ – Bình Sơn đã làm cho nhiều người cảm thấy bích họa kiểu này đang phá hỏng không gian quê…

TTOTừ khi con đường gốm sứ xuất hiện dịp kỷ niệm 1.000 năm Thăng Long đến nay, nhiều mô hình trang trí mỹ thuật công cộng lần lượt ra đời. Đằng sau bức tranh đa sắc của mỹ thuật công cộng ở nhiều thành phố, còn có nhiều điều đáng bàn…

Các đô thị lớn phải rất thận trọng khi trang trí mỹ thuật nơi công cộng và phải có ý kiến các nhà chuyên môn để tính toán kỹ, làm thành phố đẹp hơn chứ không phải làm cho thành phố xấu đi

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Millions ‘stolen’ in NiceHash Bitcoin heist

Last update 14:45 | 08/12/2017
“Highly professional” hackers made off with around 4,700 Bitcoin from a leading mining service, a Bitcoin exchange has said.


The value of Bitcoin is currently extremely volatile, but at the time of writing, the amount stolen was worth approximately $80m.

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NiceHash was targeted by hackers in the early hours of Wednesday — Photo: NICEHASH

The hacked service was NiceHash, a Slovenia-based mining exchange. Tiếp tục đọc “Millions ‘stolen’ in NiceHash Bitcoin heist”

Tây Nguyên giao rừng tràn lan – 4 bài

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Tây Nguyên giao rừng tràn lan
Bài 1: Rừng cộng đồng bị… “cộng đồng” phá!

SGGP 
Trong thời gian qua, các tỉnh Tây Nguyên đã giao nhiều diện tích rừng tự nhiên cho cộng đồng, cá nhân, nhóm hộ… để bảo vệ, quản lý và phát triển rừng. Nhưng mô hình giao rừng này đã nhanh chóng thất bại vì chủ nhân được giao rừng lại phá rừng hoặc bỏ mặc rừng bị phá.

Rừng Tây Nguyên có vai trò đặc biệt quan trọng, không những cho nội vùng mà còn chi phối rất lớn đến nguồn nước, môi trường sinh thái và phát triển kinh tế – xã hội của các tỉnh ven biển miền Trung, Đông Nam bộ và ĐBSCL. Trong những năm qua, các tỉnh Tây Nguyên đã thực hiện nhiều chính sách giao đất, giao rừng cho người dân và doanh nghiệp để bảo vệ rừng. Lợi dụng các chính sách này, nhiều cá nhân và doanh nghiệp đã ngang nhiên chặt phá, chuyển đổi rừng tràn lan để lấy đất sản xuất nông nghiệp.

Global Electric Car Sales Jump 63 %

  • China made more than half of EV purchases in the third quarter
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance expects 1 million sold this year

Electric vehicles sales surged to a record in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China.

Sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids exceeded 287,000 units in the three months ended in September, 63 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago and up 23 percent from the second quarter, according to a report released Tuesday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. China accounted for more than half of global sales as its market for electric cars doubled amid government efforts to curb pollution.

“The Chinese government is very focused on pushing up EV sales,” said Aleksandra O’Donovan, advanced transport analyst at BNEF and one of the authors of the report. “One reason for that is the local pollution levels in the cities, and a second is for China to build domestic heroes to compete internationally in this market.”

BNEF expects global EV sales to surpass 1 million units this year for the first time. The market for electrified transport is starting to pick up speed as charging infrastructure becomes more accessible and manufacturers roll out models with longer driving ranges. In 2017, many established carmakers from Jaguar Land Rover to Volvo Cars announced plans to bring electric versions of their vehicles to market in the next few years. Tiếp tục đọc “Global Electric Car Sales Jump 63 %”

The architecture of resilience

Published on Monday, 04 December 2017

View of Chandigarh High Court from Secretariat. Photo by Eduardo Guiot.
View of Chandigarh High Court from Secretariat. Photo by Eduardo Guiot.

ADB.org_Southern Meghalaya in far northeastern India is one of the wettest places on Earth, crisscrossed by fast-flowing rivers and mountain streams. Here bridges aren’t built – they’re grown, ensuring connectivity in a remote area.

Local tribes identified a species of Indian rubber tree with an incredibly strong root system that flourishes in this region. The roots of the ficus elastic grow on huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers.

To make the roots grow in the right direction, local tribes use different techniques from simply pulling the roots to tying or twisting them, until over time the roots formed the desired architectural structure.

Root bridges, also used in Indonesia, are a great example of how green infrastructure can provide alternative solutions to deliver sustainable connectivity. The normal course in Meghalaya would have been a bridge, but that would have been difficult and expensive in such areas.

  Green infrastructure not yet core part of urban infrastructure planning

Unfortunately, this approach is the exception rather than the rule. Green infrastructure today falls short of being a part of urban infrastructure core planning and asset inventory. It lacks provisions for long-term maintenance and management, as is done for other essential services.

When I studied architecture and urban planning in Chandigarh, an Indian city designed in 1966 by the famous Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, I realized that cities are like people. They have interlinked systems with dependencies on nature – land, air, and water. Tiếp tục đọc “The architecture of resilience”