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CHINA: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge – the world’s longest sea bridge

China is opening the world’s longest  sea bridge — and it contains enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers

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Undersea tunnel of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is seen, in Zhuhai city,  south China’s Guangdong province, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

China is the midst of several megaprojects that will transform its cities.

Over the next decade, China plans to encourage 250 million  people – roughly 29 times New York City’s population – to move into the country’s growing megacities. To cope with that huge migration, the country has invested tens of billions of dollars in giant infrastructure projects.

In may 2018, China opened its most ambitious megaproject yet: a bridge that connects Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland’s southern city of Zhuhai. Stretching 34 miles long, it’s the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, according  to the AFP.

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The day that Albert Einstein feared most has arrived. Observe! – Photos 

The day that Albert Einstein feared most has arrived. Observe! 

 

Planning their honeymoon.     

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Chinese carriers are the new disrupters in air travel – The Economist

Air Travel: The Chinese have got their tails up

Daxing International Airport – Beijing

The Economist – April 6. 2018

ANYONE who doubts the ambitions of China’s airlines need only look over the plans for Daxing International Airport, which will serve

after it opens in late 2019. It will be the world’s biggest airport by far, with eight runways and room for 100m passengers a year. The new facilities are needed to serve a fast-growing appetite for air travel. The three Chinese carriers that will dominate the passenger traffic passing through Daxing’s cavernous halls are all in rapid ascent. And that has rivals everywhere complaining about the sorts of subsidies that have fuelled airlines since the dawn of commercial aviation.   Continue reading

Electric Buses: Your bus is running approximately 100 years late

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Clean and quiet, London once boasted a fleet of 20 electric buses. They were more efficient and reliable than their petrol equivalents, and operated on battery power. Mounted under the bus, the batteries had a 60 km range and could be removed and swapped for a fresh one in just three minutes.

This was in 1906, and the bus looked like this:

The London Electrobus Company ran a bus service between Victoria and Kilburn from 1907 to 1910, the world’s first fully operational electric bus route. Their buses were popular with the public, and the company had ambitious plans for expansion.

Unfortunately, they also had a couple of crooks at the helm of the company. They failed to pay the engineering firms that had developed their battery technologies. They raised money on false pretences, including fake patents. Investors’ money was siphoned off by the owners of the company, which duly…

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Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch - NOAA

Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Photo Credit: Marine Debris NOAA

Today is Earth Day 2018. The theme this year is End Plastic Pollution in response to the exponential growth of plastic waste that now poses a threat to human survival owing to its un-biodegradable nature. When exposed to water, sun, or other elements, our plastic waste breaks down into tiny particles invisible to the naked eye. These particles – called microplastics – now contaminate our drinking water, seafood, or even the salt we add to our meals.

Earth Day Network (EDN) sums up the scope of this threat with the following 10 facts of plastic in our oceans.

Plastic waste floating in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras

Plastic waste floating in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras
Photo Credit: U.K. Daily Mail

Fact #1 – About 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans every year.

Fact #2 – Five massive patches of plastics are growing…

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Guyana: Natural Gas for Electric Power and Private Power Producers – Minister Harmon to GSMA

Guyana: Natural Gas for Electric Power and Private Power Producers – Minister Harmon to GSMA

Mar 29, 2018  Kaieteur News

Authorities target dumping of inferior goods, mislabelling

At the GMSA’s Annual General Meeting – March 28. 2018

Government will not be depending on natural gas use alone to solve the country’s energy woes.

Rather, a mix of alternative energy sources coupled with upgrades and the use of private power producers will be utilized as the country moves forward.      Continue reading

My 17-hour Qantas odyssey – Australia to the UK Nonstop

My 17-hour Qantas odyssey in kangaroo pyjamas

 in the air – The Guardian . UK

The airline has made history with its first non-stop flight from Australia to the UK. Here’s what it was like to be on board

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes off from Perth airport

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

This is the story of a flight. But it starts with a few caveats. Firstly, it is not a normal flight – the passengers are not your average travellers as they include ministers, CEOs and more journalists than politicians would normally be comfortable sharing a small space with.    Continue reading

Facebook logs texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

Facebook logs texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

Leaving the social network after Cambridge Analytica scandal, users discover extent of data held.

As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.

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Phones are making us miserable: Happiness isn’t the same as pleasure

This is why our phones are making us miserable: Happiness isn’t the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

Dopamine and serotonin brains only top imageSamantha Lee/Business Insider
  • The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true happiness.
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Telecoms: Cable & Wireless eager for return to Guyana

Cable & Wireless eager for return to Guyana -working on submarine cable with local partner

Photo: Minister Cathy Hughes with Dennis Waters of C& W.

On March 23, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications disclosed it has hosted a meeting with Cable and Wireless, the former UK-owned telephone company, which was officially acquired by Liberty Global on May 16, 2016.

Despite several delays in the current negotiation process between Government and US-owned Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), interest in the country’s telecommunications sector is high.  

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