Fishing provides key jobs and nutrients for the world’s poor and fish farming can increase 50% by 2022

Fisheries and aquaculture support the livelihoods of 10 to 12 per cent of the world’s population. Since 1990 employment in the sector has grown at a faster rate than the world’s population and in 2012 provided jobs for some 60 million people. Of these, 84 per cent were employed in Asia, followed by Africa with …

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Telsa Motors prepares factory for Model X SUV and better batteries for the mass market hopeful Model 3

Tesla Motors has a backlog of customers waiting for its Model S sedan. Tesla has ceased production at its assembly plant becauase they are retooling the car factory for the forthcoming launch of its new Model X sport-utility vehicle. SUVs (and crossover models) passed a milestone in May by outselling sedans in the American market …

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Russia space program budgets $69 billion for a Soyuz replacement

Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has begun the process of designing and building a replacement for its ageing Soyuz rocket and space capsule system, with the aim of putting it into operation by 2020. The Russian budget for a new rocket and capsule has been set at 2.1 trillion rubles (£43 billion), according to the …

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New desalination technique uses flow-through electrodes for faster desalination and lower cost

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new capacitive desalination technique that could ultimately lower the cost and time of desalinating seawater. – removes salt five to 10 times faster than previous CD systems, and can be further optimized for increased speed. -It also reduces the concentration of the feed up to three times …

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Water Desalination across Nanoporous Graphene

Two materials scientists from MIT have shown in simulations that nanoporous graphene can filter salt from water at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than today’s best commercial desalination technology, reverse osmosis (RO). The researchers predict that graphene’s superior water permeability could lead to desalination techniques that require less energy and use …

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Three-year study identifies key interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths

A new global consensus has been agreed on the key evidence-based interventions that will sharply reduce the 358,000 women who still die each year during pregnancy and childbirth and the 7.6 million children who die before the age of 5, according to a massive, three-year global study. The study, Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for …

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Bill Gates agrees with the Nextbigfuture about the Deaths per Terawatt Hour Energy Analysis

TechCrunch – Bill Gates spoke at a Wired business conference in New York City. Bill spoke about the benefits of nuclear energy, particularly next-generation designs. The backlash [to Fukushima], he thinks, is overblown. “If you compare it to the amount that coal has killed per kilowatt hour,” he points out, “it is way, way less.” …

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New Energy Times Reports NASA investigating Piantelli and other Cold Fusion News

New Energy Times is reporting NASA is investigating the Piantelli low energy nuclear reaction process. The Piantelli group’s Ni-H gas experiments produced excess heat in the tens of watts. On Sept. 2, Samantha McRoskey, an analyst with Diligence Global Business Intelligence, representing an anonymous investor, contacted New Energy Times to learn more about Ni-H LENR …

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Beneq Launches Roll-to-Roll atomic layer deposition System for Wide Flexible Substrates

Thin Film System TFS 200R for continuous mode ALD research (precursor to the WCS500) Following the pioneering work in spatial atomic layer deposition and the launch of the revolutionizing research and development tool TFS 200R for continuous ALD in 2009, Beneq has closed the deal for a roll-to-roll ALD system, the Web Coating System WCS …

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