US could reach 7 million barrels per day in crude oil production Dec, 2012 or Jan, 2013

The EIA publishes total monthly crude oil production statistics are published by state and has statistics going back to 1920 for the USA and 1981 by state. This information has been reported up to Sept, 2012 The weekly crude oil production information for the USA and Alaska has been published up to Nov 23, 2012. …

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China should have GDP of about 100 trillion yuan by 2020

Nextbigfuture has made predictions that China would have a GDP of $107 trillion yuan by 2020. China’s gross domestic product will hit 100 trillion yuan ($16 trillion) by 2020, close to the size of the United States economy in 2012, said Yang Weimin, vice head of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Finance …

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Pollen shells could be used for oral delivery of vaccines

What attributes does pollen have that make DoD consider it anything more than a seasonal menace to humans’ sinuses? To start with, the exterior of a pollen grain is a shell made of a naturally durable, non-allergenic polymer. The contents of the shell that actually contain the allergy-inducing plant proteins and fats can be cleaned …

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Immortal Jellyfish can reverse aging and rejuvenate itself at any point

NY Times – The scientists described how the species (the immortal jellyfish – Turritopsis) — at any stage of its development — could transform itself back to a polyp, the organism’s earliest stage of life, “thus escaping death and achieving potential immortality.” This finding appeared to debunk the most fundamental law of the natural world …

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Russia partners with Czech companies for SVBR-100 fast neutron modular reactor

Russia’s Rosatom nuclear agency signed a deal to build a fast-neutron nuclear reactor on Russian territory in co-operation with 13 Czech companies. It is called the SVBR-100 project. Research and design work on the SVBR-100 reactor will continue until the end of 2014, while operations proper are set to begin in 2017. Potentially, it could …

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Supermassive Blackhole with 17 billion solar mass has 14% of the mass of its galaxy

Astronomers have used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory to measure the mass of what may be the most massive black hole yet — 17 billion Suns — in galaxy NGC 1277. The unusual black hole makes up 14 percent of its galaxy’s mass, rather than the usual 0.1 …

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Researchers Create Versatile 3D Nanostructures Using DNA “Bricks”

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created more than 100 three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures using DNA building blocks that function like Lego® bricks — a major advance from the two-dimensional (2D) structures the same team built a few months ago. In effect, the advance means researchers just went from …

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Scientists discover 20 billion to 1 trillion tons of water ice on Mercury

Mercury, the smallest and innermost planet in our solar system, revolves around the sun in a mere 88 days, making a tight orbit that keeps the planet incredibly toasty. Surface temperatures on Mercury can reach a blistering 800 degrees Fahrenheit — hot enough to liquefy lead. Now researchers from NASA, MIT, the University of California …

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