The Daily Populous

Monday May 31st, 2021 evening edition

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Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the ongoing concerns regarding crypto energy use.

When you use electricity to run cars, it’s environmentally friendly.

When you use electricity to run the most efficient financial networks in the world, it’s an environmental concern.

CZ’s tweet seems to be in direct response to Elon Musk’s Bitcoin comments earlier this month.

Another user @JeffKirdeikis also responded to CZ pointing out that Bitcoin is more energy efficient compared to traditional finance.

Meanwhile, Musk partnered with MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, and some North American Bitcoin miners to form the Bitcoin Mining Council.

Perhaps in an act of remorse, Musk aims to improve reporting Bitcoin energy consumption. »

Why are barns painted red?

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Red is (or, perhaps, was) a popular color for barns due not to its color shade but for its usefulness.

Farmers had to be resourceful in finding or making a paint that would protect and seal the wood on their barns.

When paint became more available, many people chose red paint for their barns in honor of tradition. »

Chinese ‘Artificial Sun’ experimental fusion reactor sets world record for superheated plasma time

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The Belt and Road infrastructure megaproject doesn’t just include rails and highways, it’s aimed at helping nations achieve energy independence, too.

China’s futuristic nuclear fusion reactor just set a new world record for the longest duration of time in sustaining the sun-like temperature needed for fusion to occur.

While China is still a long way from a fusion power plant, the achievement is an important step towards clean, sustainable electricity generation. »