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The first effective thermonuclear reactors will appear in about 10-20 years. This is expected by the majority of companies engaged in this field.

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In recent years, more and more people have been talking about thermonuclear reactors. More and more countries are already engaged in this area or are building their own installations. And most private companies expect the first relevant reactors to appear in the 2030s.

It is worth clarifying here that there are many thermonuclear reactors in the world, but they all consume more energy than they release, and now the main task is precisely to make such installations efficient. For example, the ITER under construction in France (ITER; International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), according to scientists’ calculations, will be able to generate about 500 MW of power at a cost of 50 MW.

The above forecast is part of the first ever report on the state of the world’s thermonuclear energy. It has been published by the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).

The report says that there are at least 35 private fusion companies around the world, most of which are located in the United States and Europe. 12 companies stated that they are in an early stage of development or are working “behind the scenes” and therefore did not participate in the report. As for the remaining 23 companies, 12 indicated that they only started their activities in the last five years. 18 companies from the list have disclosed data on their funding, and in total we are talking about about $ 1.8 billion.

According to the report, magnetic confinement, in which magnetic fields are used to confine high-temperature plasma, is the most popular technology in the construction of fusion reactors. While power generation is the primary target for private fusion companies, nearly half of companies believe the technology can also find applications in space engines, marine engines and other industrial applications.

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According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

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Japan’s CIPA Camera Manufacturers Association, which brings together Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony and other photographic equipment companies, has updated its digital camera and interchangeable lens sales statistics for this year with October data. The data shows that camera sales are down compared to September, although there was an increase in the past year. The best month of the current year in terms of digital camera sales remains March.

As of October, 638,853 cameras were sold in a month, which is only 56.3% of the level reached in October last year, when 1,134,888 cameras were sold.

We managed to sell 443,501 cameras with interchangeable lenses. This is slightly better than the September figure of 429,820 pieces, but only 58.8% of the figure for October last year, equal to 754,658 pieces.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

195 352 compact cameras were sold in October. For comparison: 274,882 cameras were sold in September, and 380,230 units were sold in October 2020. In other words, the current figure is 69.6% of last year.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

Finally, 895,790 interchangeable lenses were sold in October, which is 77.1% of October last year. Note that the sales of lenses have grown significantly compared to September.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

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Xigmatek Air Killer S Cooling Systems Fit Intel Alder Lake Processors

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Xigmatek has announced the Air Killer S and Air Killer S Arctic processor cooling systems, painted in black and white, respectively. They are built according to the classic tower scheme, and the source names gaming table systems as their main field of application.

The Air Killer S and Air Killer S Arctic cooling systems are designed with four 6mm U-shaped heat pipes. The middle part of each tube is in direct contact with the processor cover, and aluminum heatsink fins are threaded onto the ends of the tube.

Xigmatek Air Killer S Cooling Systems Fit Intel Alder Lake Processors

Mounted on the radiator is a 120mm hydraulic bearing fan with a nine-blade impeller. The rotation speed is regulated by PWM in the range of 800-1800 rpm. The maximum speed corresponds to a noise level of 25.3 dBA, an air flow of 140 m3/ h and a static pressure of 2.55 mm H2O.

The fan is decorated with multicolor backlighting. Its service life is declared equal to 50,000 hours. The dimensions of the cooling system are 160 x 128 x 76 mm.

The new cooling systems are suitable for processors with a TDP of up to 160W. In addition to the already mentioned Intel Core 12th Generation (Alder Lake) LGA 1700 processors, the compatibility list includes other modern Intel and AMD processors. No pricing information yet.

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Viltrox China Red Special Edition Lenses Available at B&H & Amazon

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In October, Viltrox introduced the AF 23mm f / 1.4 XF, AF 56mm f / 1.4 XF and AF 33mm f / 1.4 XF lenses, all tinted red. With their release, the company celebrated the Day of the formation of the PRC. Red autofocus lenses with Fujifilm X mount were released in a batch of 500 pieces. Initially they could only be bought directly, but now they have appeared in B&H and Amazon stores.

Viltrox China Red Special Edition Lenses Available at B&H & Amazon

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