Saturday 2 March 2024

China Plans Many Launches to the Moon In 2024


The Space Race Channel on Youtube has the video.

See Why China Is About To Take Over The Moon In 2024!

The so-called Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP; Chinese: 中国探月; pinyin: Zhōngguó Tànyuè), also known as the Chang'e Project (Chinese: 嫦娥工程; pinyin: Cháng'é Gōngchéng) after the Chinese Moon goddess Chang'e, is an ongoing series of robotic Moon missions by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The important program encompasses lunar orbiters (spacecrafts designed to go into orbit), landers, rovers and sample return spacecraft, launched using the Long March series of rockets. A human lunar landing component may have been added to the program, after China indeed publicly announced crewed lunar landing plans by the year 2030 during a conference in July 2023.

The program's launches and flights are monitored by a telemetry, tracking, and command (TT&C) system, which uses 50-meter (160-foot) radio antennas in Beijing and 40-meter (130-foot) antennas in Kunming, Shanghai, and Ürümqi to form a 3,000-kilometer (1,900-mile) VLBI antenna. A proprietary ground application system is responsible for downlink data reception.

Ouyang Ziyuan, a geologist, chemical cosmologist, and the program's chief scientist, was among the first to advocate the exploitation not only of known lunar reserves of metals such as titanium, but also of helium-3, an ideal fuel for future nuclear fusion power plants. Ye Peijian serves as the program's chief commander and chief designer. Scientist Sun Jiadong is the program's general designer and Sun Zezhou is deputy general designer. The leading program manager is Luan Enjie.

The first spacecraft of the program, the Chang'e 1 lunar orbiter, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on 24 October 2007, having been delayed from the initial planned date of 17–19 April 2007. A second orbiter, Chang'e 2, was launched on 1 October 2010. Chang'e 3, which includes a lander and rover, was launched on 1 December 2013 and successfully soft-landed on the Moon on 14 December 2013. Chang'e 4, which includes a lander and rover, was launched on 7 December 2018 and landed on 3 January 2019 in the South Pole-Aitken Basin, on the far side of the Moon. A sample return mission, Chang'e 5, which launched on 23 November 2020 and returned on 16 December in the same year, brought 1,731 g (61.1 oz) of lunar samples back to Earth.

As indicated by the official insignia, the shape of a calligraphic nascent lunar crescent with two human footprints at its center reminiscent of the Chinese character 月, the Chinese character for "Moon", the ultimate objective of the program is to pave the way for a crewed mission to the Moon. China National Space Administration head Zhang Kejian had announced that China is planning to build a scientific research station on the Moon's south pole "within the next 10 years," (2019–2029).

On 12 July 2023, at the 9th China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum in Wuhan, Hubei province, Zhang Hailian, a deputy chief designer with the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), publicly introduced a preliminary plan to land two astronauts on the Moon by the year 2030.

China Manned Space Agency (Chinese: 中国载人航天工程办公室) is an agency of the People's Republic of China responsible for the administration of China Manned Space Program, the Chinese human spaceflight program. The agency is under the Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission.

Read more here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Lunar_Exploration_Program

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Manned_Space_Agency

Thursday 22 February 2024

How Norway Built An EV Utopia While The USA is Struggling To Go Electric


See How Norway Built An EV Utopia While The USA is Struggling To Go Electric - CNBC Documentary.

CNBC on Youtube has the story.

Norway boasts the highest electric vehicle adoption rate in the world. 82% of new car sales were EVs in Norway in 2023. In comparison, 7.6% of new car sales were electric in the USA last year, according to Kelley Blue Book estimates. The Norwegian government started incentivizing the purchase of EVs back in the 1990s, but it wasn’t until Tesla and other EV models became available about ten years ago that sales really started to take off. Norway’s capital, Oslo, is also electrifying its ferries, buses, semi trucks and even construction equipment. Gas pumps and parking meters are being replaced by chargers. It’s an electric utopia of the future. CNBC flew across the globe to meet with experts, government officials and locals to find out how the Scandinavian country pulled off such a high EV adoption rate.

A so-called electric vehicle (EV) is a vehicle that uses one or more electric motors for propulsion. It can be powered by a collector system, with electricity from extravehicular sources, or it can be powered autonomously by a battery (sometimes charged by solar panels, or by converting fuel to electricity using a generator (often known as a hybrid) or fuel cells. EVs include but are not limited to road and rail vehicles, and broadly can also include electric boat and underwater vessels (submersibles, and technically also diesel- and turbo-electric submarines), electric aircraft and electric spacecraft.

Electric road vehicles surely include electric passenger cars, electric buses, electric trucks and personal transporters such as electric buggy, electric tricycles, electric bicycles and electric motorcycles/scooters. Together with other emerging automotive technologies such as autonomous driving, connected vehicles and shared mobility, EVs form a future vision of transportation called Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) mobility.

Early electric vehicles first came into existence in the late 19th century, when the Second Industrial Revolution brought forth electrification. Using electricity was among the preferred methods for motor vehicle propulsion as it provides a level of quietness, comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the gasoline engine cars of the time, but range anxiety due to the limited energy storage offered by contemporary battery technologies hindered any mass adoption of private electric vehicles throughout the 20th century. Internal combustion engines (both gasoline and diesel engines) were the dominant propulsion mechanisms for cars and trucks for about 100 years, but electricity-powered locomotion remained commonplace in other vehicle types, such as overhead line-powered mass transit vehicles like electric trains, trams, monorails and trolley buses, as well as various small, low-speed, short-range battery-powered personal vehicles such as mobility scooters. Hybrid electric vehicles, where electric motors are used as a supplementary propulsion to internal combustion engines, became more widespread in the late 1990s. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, where electric motors can be used as the predominant propulsion rather than a supplement, did not see any mass production until the late 2000s, and battery electric cars did not indeed become practical options for the consumer market until the 2010s.

Government incentives to increase technology adoption were indeed first introduced by Norway in 1990, followed by larger markets in the 2000s, including in the United States and the European Union, leading to a growing market for vehicles in the 2010s. Increasing public interest and awareness and structural incentives, such as those being built into the green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, are expected to greatly increase the electric vehicle market. During the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns reduced the number of greenhouse gases in gasoline or diesel vehicles. The International Energy Agency has stated that governments should do more to meet climate goals, including policies for heavy electric vehicles. A total of 14% of all new cars sold were electric in 2022, up from 9% in 2021 and less than 5% in 2020. Electric vehicle sales may increase from 1% of the global share in 2016 to more than 35% by 2030. As of July 2022 the global EV market size was $280 billion and was expected to grow to $1 trillion by 2026. Much of this growth is expected in markets like North America, Europe, and China; a 2020 literature review suggested that growth in the use of four-wheeled electric vehicles appears economically unlikely in developing economies, but growth in electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler is likely. At more than 20%, two/three-wheelers are already the most electrified road transport segment today, and are projected to continue being the largest EV fleet among all transport modes. Bloomberg reports that in 2023, 292,423,403 bicycles and tricycles sold, representing 49% of the total market. The same report noted that 666,479 buses were sold, with 38% of the market (these are higher priced vehicles, so actual numbers are lower than the percentage of sales), 26,583,856 passenger cars at 14% of sales, and 965,442 vans and trucks with 3% of sales.

Electric vehicles exist around the world, such as:
- Electric car, a Mercedes-Benz EQS
- Electric aircraft, the Solar Impulse 2, which circumnavigated the globe
- Electric tram, a Wiener Linien ULF-B in Vienna, Austria
- Battery electric bus, a BYD bus in Landskrona, Sweden
- E-bike in Manhattan, New York City
- Electric truck, Class 8, a Tesla Semi in Rocklin, California
- Electric cart, an Italcar Attiva C2S.4
- Electric boat, the Tûranor PlanetSolar, the first solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the whole world

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Why Monster Beverage Has The Best-Performing Stock In Over 30 Years


CNBC has the story.

It may come as a surprise that Monster Beverage Corporation, which sells Monster Energy drink, is the best-performing USA stock in 30 years, even over tech giants such as Google, Apple, Nvidia and Microsoft. The company has been run by South African billionaires Hilton Schlosberg and Rodney Sacks since they acquired Hansen Natural in 1990. Monster, followed by main competitor Red Bull, is the leader in the $21 billion energy drink industry. Watch the video above to learn how an unassuming company came to have such wild success by focusing on marketing to audiences of sports such as UFC, MotoGP, Formula 1 and Nascar.

Canada giving Ukraine over 800 drones worth $95 million


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Canada will donate more than 800 drones, valued at $95 million, to help the war effort in Ukraine, Minister of National Defence Bill Blair announced Monday. The funding for the new drones comes from the $500-million military aid package announced by the government in June 2023. Ihor Michalchyshyn, the CEO and executive director of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress discusses the new donation.

'Freedom Convoy' returns to Ottawa to mark 2nd anniversary


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Protesters have gathered in Ottawa this weekend to mark the second anniversary of the 'Freedom Convoy.' This comes after a court ruling in January that found Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act to clear convoy protesters in early 2022 unreasonable.

Canadian consumers call for shrinkflation regulation


CBC News: The National has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Consumers and advocates upset about shrinkflation — when companies shrink the size of packaging instead of increasing the price — say Canada should follow a growing number of countries that are forcing companies to tell consumers when it happens.

Canadian minister visiting Rafah warns of 'catastrophic' humanitarian situation


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen, who was at the Rafah border Tuesday, says there's an urgent need for aid delivery to avoid a 'very catastrophic' situation.

Canada: How a flesh-rotting ‘zombie drug’ is complicating the overdose crisis


CBC News: The National has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Warning: Video contains distressing images : A menacing new additive is turning up in fentanyl and threatening to make Canada’s overdose crisis worse. CBC’s Ellen Mauro breaks down the risks of xylazine, better known as tranq.

More than 6 million Canadians don’t have a family doctor, report finds


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Kathleen Ross discusses the lack of family doctors nationwide and the consequences of not addressing the shortage. 'The health of Canadians really rests on the health of our primary care system,' Ross says.

Is Canada failing to meet its pledge to NATO?


CTV News has the story.

Panelists discuss the pressure on Canada to complete NATO defence spending targets and what it will mean for its relationships with allies.

Electric vehicles are becoming easier to find in Canada, but not easier to afford


CBC News: The National has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Electric vehicles are becoming easier to find at Canadian auto dealers, but they are still more expensive than most gas-powered vehicles. EV experts encourage drivers to consider fuel savings and provincial incentives as they mull over their next car purchase.

Canadian military accepting less than 1% of permanent residents who apply


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

The Canadian Armed Forces has received more than 21,000 applications from permanent residents eager to join the chronically understaffed military full time, but less than 100 of them have made it into the regular forces in the year since they were allowed to sign up.

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Canadian inflation slows to 2.9% in January, down from 3.4%


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Canada's annual inflation rate slowed to 2.9 per cent in January, mostly due to a deceleration in the price of gas, according to data from Statistics Canada. The inflation rate was 3.4 per cent in December.

Canada: Here are some changes to expect when filing your 2023 taxes


CBC News: The National has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Feb. 19 is the first day you can file your taxes online and there are some key changes that will affect the tax filings of many people in Canada --  especially those who work from home.

Rent in Canada hits another record high in January


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

The average asking price for rent in Canada reached $2,196 in January, a 10 per cent increase from this time last year. Thomas Davidoff, director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, discusses his thoughts on the rising rents across the country.

Read more: www.cbc.ca/1.7114976

Ex-Ontario nuclear plant worker charged in secretive leak case


Global National: Feb. 20, 2024
Ex-Ontario nuclear plant worker charged in secretive leak case

Air Canada found liable for chatbot’s bad advice on plane tickets


CBC Vancouver has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Air Canada has been found liable for a chatbot's bad advice on plane tickets. The airline claimed that the chatbot was responsible for its own actions. However, as Jason Proctor reports, the B.C. The Civil Resolution Tribunal didn't buy that argument, and has ordered Air Canada to compensate a passenger.

Thursday 8 February 2024

This Is The World's First LIQUID Robot


Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmV3m0QqNOY

AsapSCIENCE on Youtube has the story.

These liquid robots are truly mind-blowing and fascinating.

The Magnetic Slime Robot is interesting. A magnetic slime robot is a self-healing soft robot made up of polyvinyl alcohol, borax and neodymium magnet particles. It was co-created by professor Li Zhang of Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is really a non-Newtonian fluid that behaves like a liquid or solid depending on force, having "visco-elastic properties". The robot is developed by and could be deployed inside the human body to perform tasks such as retrieving objects out of it. Contrary to its name, it currently does not have a robot in it, and is only controlled by magnets. It can reach speeds of 30 millimeters per second.

Properties of the so-called robot are interesting. It is in the form of a blob of slime. It is said to be able to make C and O shapes with its body, and these robots could navigate passages as small as 1.5 millimeters. Its self-healing properties make it able to connect with other separate parts of itself to make a whole. It is made of neodymium magnet particles, which make the slime magnetic, and allow the slime to stretch when being attracted to metal.

The robot has various hypothetical uses for the future, such as in health care. It is believed that this kind of magnetic robot could extract unhealthy objects ingested by humans, and possibly traverse out of the body with the ingested object with it, and scientists state that the slime is capable of "transporting harmful things". The robot could be used to be deployed into the human body to retrieve objects that were possibly accidentally ingested. Zhang states that the slime can prevent toxic electrolytes from leaking out by performing encapsulation, and create a kind of coating around the object that is leaking.

Despite the possible health benefits this "robot" can provide, it is currently toxic to ingest for humans, and will leak out toxic neodymium particles into the body. Researchers coated the slime robot in silicon dioxide to make a protective layer in the belief that it will prevent the slime from having neodymium leak into human insides. Zhang states that the safety of the slime being in the human body is dependent on the time duration it stays inside.

Electrical properties of the robot are interesting. The magnetic slime robot is shown and told to be able to conduct electricity, and to pull wires together. Scientists state that the robotic slime is capable of "circuit switching and repair."

Tuesday 16 January 2024

How the USA election could impact Canada and the world


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Americans head to the polls on Nov. 5 this year. What might the result mean for Canada and the world? Laura Dawson, executive director at Future Borders Coalition, and David McNaughton, president of Palantir Technologies Canada and former Canadian ambassador to the United States, discuss the possibilities.

Canada: As fixed-rate mortgage rates decline, experts caution against longer-term mortgages


Global News has the story.

Canadians aiming to purchase a home this year have a lot of decisions to juggle, and those looking to secure or renew mortgage agreements have seen rates on some longer-term products drop.

For the first time in months, some five-year fixed rates are sitting around the five per cent mark.

But as fixed-rate mortgage rates start to come down, some brokers are warning against locking-in longer-term mortgages.

Global's Kyle Benning reports.

Canadian passport ranked among the most powerful in the world: What it means for travelers?


Global News has the story.

Canadian passports have been named among the most powerful in the world in a recent report analyzing the strength of global travel documents. 

According to the report, Canadian passport holders have visa-free access to 188 countries, making it one of the most desirable passports to own. 

Kyle Benning has more details on this story.

Canada: Feds to reduce amount of international students in Canada


CTV News has the story.

Immigration Minister Marc Miller speaks about the volume of international students in Canada and how it’s contributing to the housing crisis.

Canada: Edmonton's extreme cold strains Alberta's energy grid, triggers emergency alert


CBC News has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Edmonton is in the midst of unprecedented temperatures, with the potential for three consecutive days of record-breaking cold. Mayor Amarjeet Sohi discusses the increased challenges around housing and homelessness due to the weather.

Canada: Dangerous deep freeze in Western Canada


CBC News: The National has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

A dangerous deep freeze in Western Canada pushes Alberta’s power grid to the brink as shelters overflow. An Icelandic town hit by a river of lava after the worst volcanic eruption in decades. Plus, the role an ‘affordable’ piano plays in Michael Bublé’s songwriting.

Canada: Extreme cold in Calgary makes hospital close


CityNews on Youtube shows the story.

The polar weather has prompted an emergency department unit at the Peter Lougheed Hospital to temporarily close.

Canada: Deep freeze shattering records across Canada


Global News has the story.

Canada is known to be cold, but the biting winds and bitter temperatures blanketing the west have shattered records in some areas and there’s no immediate end in sight. Winter warnings and watches cover the entire country tonight, from coast to coast. Across Eastern Canada, there are warnings, watches and travel advisories as some powerful storms move through. In the West, bone-chilling temperatures are sweeping across the Prairies and parts of B.C. making it feel anywhere from -40 to -50 with the wind chill. Catherine Urquhart has the latest from this cold snap affecting the West.

Canada: Snow cleaning costs skyrocket in Metro Vancouver


CBC Vancouver has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

Building stratas and commercial properties across Metro Vancouver are seeing rising costs for snow removal. And it's adding an even heavier financial burden for many home-owners this winter. Sohrab Sandhu looked into what's behind the sudden hike.

Canada: B.C. plunged into a deep freeze, storm expected in the East


CBC News: The National has the story.

CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.

B.C. is in the grips of a polar vortex that's plunging temperatures to dangerous levels, especially for the most vulnerable people. It has caught many off guard because temperatures don't usually fall so low there. Meanwhile a large snowfall is expected to blanket Ontario eastward.

Apple agrees to pay Canadians $14.4M in class-action lawsuit


CTV News has the story.

Apple has agreed to pay $14 million to settle a class action lawsuit over batteries on older phones, entitling users to at least $150.

Air Canada passenger opens cabin door, falls out of plane before YYZ takeoff


Global News has the story.

A passenger aboard an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Dubai opened a cabin door and fell to the tarmac before takeoff Monday evening, injuring themselves and causing lengthy delays.

The plane, a Boeing 777, was sitting on the tarmac at Toronto Pearson International Airport preparing for takeoff when the incident took place.

Air Canada confirmed to Global News that during the boarding of flight AC056, a passenger “who had boarded the aircraft normally,” opened a cabin door on the opposite side of the aircraft, instead of going to their seat while the aircraft was at the gate.

As a result, the passenger sustained injuries falling to the tarmac, and emergency services and authorities were called in.

Global's Sean O'Shea has the details.

Is the USA about to 'pillage' Canada's drug supply?


CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service.
CBC News has the story.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing Florida to import prescription drugs from Canada in bulk, potentially saving the state $150 million annually. Andrew Chang explains how this agreement works — and whether Canada could face shortages as a result.

Saskatoon passengers landing in Orlando told they 'entered the country illegally'


CTV News has the story.

A Saskatoon-area couple travelling to Orlando last Friday is left with many unanswered questions after an unexpected delay because of a security breach by an airport employee.

Monday 15 January 2024

Japan's All Nippon Airways Flight Reports a Crack on Its Cockpit Window Mid-Air


Firstpost Channel on Youtube has the story.

Japan's All Nippon Airways Flight Reports a Crack on Its Cockpit Window Mid-Air

A domestic flight of Japan's All Nippon Airways reported a crack on its cockpit window mid-air. The Boeing 737-800 plane, carrying 59 passengers and six crew, returned to its departure airport. The flight was en route Toyama city but headed back to Sapporo. The crack was found on the outermost of four layers of windows surrounding the cockpit. This marks the second incident involving a Boeing 737. Earlier this month, cabin panel of Alaska Airlines Boeing plane fell off mid-air, forcing an emergency landing.

Iceland Volcano: Houses catch fire as volcano erupts for second time


Global News on Youtube has the story.

A volcano erupted for the second time in southwest Iceland, causing several houses to catch fire. However, the town had been evacuated earlier, and no immediate danger was posed to people.

The eruption began early on Sunday, just hours after the town was evacuated for the second time since November over fears of an imminent flare-up.

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir said it's a "very serious situation."

Pliosaur discovery on Jurassic Coast is 'very likely a new species'


New Scientist on Youtube has the story.

A team of fossil hunters, led by collector Steve Etches, has uncovered what is thought to be the most complete Jurassic pliosaur skull ever found.

Embedded high up on a cliff in Dorset, UK, Etches and his collaborator Chris Moore spent weeks suspended on the cliff face, digging out the fossil before winching it to safety. “This is the pinnacle, really, of the things that I've been involved with,” Etches told New Scientist. “All I want from that is more information. The science is the thing that draws me in,” he says. “What does it show you? What does it tell you?”

“It's very likely a new species,” says Judyth Sassoon, a leading expert on pliosaurs at the University of Bristol, UK.

St. Petersburg inferno: 70 thousand square meter fire spreads across 'Wildberries' warehouse


Daily Mail on Youtube has the story.

The warehouse of a large online store Wildberries is on fire in St. Petersburg. The area of the fire is 70 thousand square meters, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said

Russian media report that the damage from the fire may amount to 10-11 billion rubles.

Air traffic transcripts reveal new details of Japan plane crash


9 News Australia Channel on Youtube has the story.

Air traffic control transcripts have shown that the coast guard plane involved in a fatal crash at a Japan airport did not have clearance to be on the runway prior to the crash.

How Japan Airlines Rescued 379 People in Just Minutes


Firstpost Channel on Youtube has the story.

How Japan Airlines Rescued 379 People in Just Minutes

379 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Japan Airlines flight before it exploded into a fireball. How did it pull off this miraculous rescue? Palki Sharma tells you why safety guidelines and following rules can save lives. 

All 379 people aboard a Japan Airlines (JAL) plane escaped the burning airliner after a collision with a Coast Guard aircraft at Tokyo's Haneda airport that killed five of six crew on the smaller aircraft on Tuesday.

Watch the Japan Airlines story. Tokyo's Haneda Airport had the airplane on Fire. Evacuation of passengers happened in World News.

Plane Passenger's Shoes Ripped Off After Door Plug Detaches


Inside Edition on Youtube has the story.

A shocking picture shows the aftermath of an Alaska Airlines passenger’s foot after a plane’s door plug detached midair. His shoes and socks were sucked off his feet. The image shows bruises on the man’s ankle. The passenger says he started dozing off on the flight when he heard a noise. All at once, his shoes and socks were gone at 15,000 feet in the air along with his cellphone. Inside Edition’s Jim Moret has more.

Sunday 14 January 2024

Japan: Newest Advanced Humanoid Female Robots


Carros Show on Youtube shows the story about Japan Humanoid Robots.

Japan continues to astonish the world with its advanced humanoid robots. The country actively develops autonomous robots to assist the elderly and enrich society with new technological solutions. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University plays a pivotal role in creating incredibly lifelike androids, anticipating the future interaction between humans and machines.

Monday 1 January 2024

Japan downgrades major tsunami warning after earthquakes


BBC News on Youtube has the story.

BBC is a British public broadcast service.

Japan has downgraded its tsunami warning after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the central region.

The major warning - the first in Japan since the 2011 earthquake - was issued for the Noto area. 

Tsunami warnings also remain in place for the neighbouring Niigata and Toyama prefectures.

A succession of more than 30 earthquakes have struck central Japan since about 16:00 local time (07:00 GMT), with more expected to follow.

Japan earthquakes: People urged to flee to higher ground


Sky News on Youtube has the story.

Pictures of buildings collapsing and catching fire have been shown on Japanese public television, after a series of powerful earthquakes hit Ishikawa and nearby areas. 

Authorities are warning that earthquakes could continue to hit the country and people need to remain vigilant over the coming days.

Strong earthquake prompts tsunami warning in Japan


DW News on Youtube has the story.

A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of Japan's west coast, following the country's most powerful earthquake for more than five years. On the other side of the Sea of Japan - Russia's far-east coast, North and South Korea are also on alert.

Some 20 strong earthquakes shook central Japan's western coast - the most intense, with a magnitude of 7-point-6, hit the Ishikawa prefecture.

Authorities have warned people along the coast to move to safety. More than 30-thousand homes are without power, and the Japanese government says no irregularities have been detected at nuclear power facilities.

Japan: 40 earthquakes M7.6, M6.1, M5.7 occurred in 2 hours! 300 km Tsunami Warning


Vulnerability Channel on Youtube has the story.
 
Jan 1, 2024  ЯПОНИЯ

40 earthquakes M7.6, M6.1, M5.7 occurred in Japan in 2 hours! 300 km tsunami warning

Natural disaster 1 January 2024.

Japan issues tsunami warning following a series of 21 strong earthquakes.

According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, a sequence of 21 earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 or higher struck central Japan within just 90 minutes on Monday.

The strongest tremor recorded reached a magnitude of 7.6, causing widespread concern.

Earthquakes triggered tsunami warnings, prompting authorities to urge residents to move to higher ground in the affected region.

A powerful earthquake occurred in the Ishikawa Prefecture in central Japan.
Tsunami warnings were declared in Niigata, Toyama, and Ishikawa prefectures along the Sea of Japan coast.

People in these areas are advised to evacuate immediately.

Dangerous tsunami waves were possible within 300 kilometers of the earthquake's epicenter along the Japanese coast.

Discovery of Lithium in India's Jammu and Kashmir


WION on Youtube has the story.

Discovery of Lithium in India's J&K. About 5.9 million tonnes of Lithium deposits found in J&K. The discovery makes India 7th largest Lithium resource-rich country.

How much does 1 ton of lithium cost?

In 2022, the average price of battery-grade lithium carbonate was estimated at 37,000 USA dollars per metric ton.

As of September 2023, lithium carbonate prices were assessed at USD 29,000 per metric ton. In the third quarter of 2023, in the Asia Pacific region, lithium prices experienced a decline for several reasons, including ample inventory, limited demand from downstream industries, and low import prices.

Value for a ton of pure gold (estimate) is £41,517,000.

How many kg of lithium is in a Tesla battery?

A typical EV battery has about 8 kilograms of lithium, 14 kilograms of cobalt, and 20 kilograms of manganese, although this can often be much more depending on the battery size – a Tesla Model S' battery, for example, contains around 62.6 kg (138 pounds) of lithium.

The most important use of lithium is indeed in rechargeable batteries for mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras and electric vehicles. Lithium is also used in some non-rechargeable batteries for things like heart pacemakers, toys and clocks.