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Posted in: U.S. Vice President Harris seeking computer chip partners in Tokyo See in context

ASML gives the world's leading chipmakers the power to mass produce patterns on silicon

She is not really up to date. In the Netherlands there they make the best machines to produce this stuff.

ASML clients Samsung and many more, China want the machines as well but do not get them

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Posted in: IAEA reviews water release plan from Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Yes Lindsay you are right.

The Fukushima accident was, however, preventable. Had the plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), and Japan’s regulator, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), followed international best practices and standards, it is conceivable that they would have predicted the possibility of the plant being struck by a massive tsunami. The plant would have withstood the tsunami had its design previously been upgraded in accordance with state-of-the-art safety approaches.

The methods used by TEPCO and NISA to assess the risk from tsunamis lagged behind international standards in at least three important respects:

Insufficient attention was paid to evidence of large tsunamis inundating the region surrounding the plant about once every thousand years.

 Computer modeling of the tsunami threat was inadequate. Most importantly, preliminary simulations conducted in 2008 that suggested the tsunami risk to the plant had been seriously underestimated were not followed up and were only reported to NISA on March 7, 2011.

NISA failed to review simulations conducted by TEPCO and to foster the development of appropriate computer modeling tools.

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Posted in: Japan leads way with Olympic record in women's speedskating pursuit See in context

Very good coach they have this Japanese female team. Of course a Dutch coach.

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