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bakkenNorth Dakota Bakken oil production jumped over 10% in October, 2017

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North Dakota Bakken oil production jumped over 10% in October to 35 million barrels in the month which is up from 31.6 million in September. This puts its just short of previous production peaks in 2015. Rystad Energy’s comprehensive well …

bakkenGlobal Economy Faltering from long duration of weak growth and Financial Risks are increasing

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The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecasts global growth at 3.2 percent in 2016 and 3.5 percent in 2017, a downward revision of 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively, compared with the January 2016 Update. “Lower growth means less …

bakkenBGI creates micropigs the size of a medium sized dog to be sold as pets

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On 23 September, at the Shenzhen International Biotech Leaders Summit in China, BGI revealed that it would start selling the pigs as pets. The animals weigh about 15 kilograms when mature, or about the same as a medium-sized dog. The …

bakkenAir Force should certify Spacex Falcon 9 no later than June 2015 and Allow Spacex to nearly Halve the cost of Air Force Launches

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The Air Force expects to certify SpaceX no later than June to compete for space launches, under an updated agreement that streamlines the certification process Once certified, SpaceX, with its Falcon 9 launch vehicle, can compete for national security space …

bakkenUS Navy 30 year ship building plan update

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2015 Congressional Research report – Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress The Navy’s proposed FY2016 budget requests funding for the procurement of nine new battle force ships (i.e., ships that count against the Navy’s goal …

bakkenLockheed 30kw combat blasts a truck from over a mile

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A 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system from Lockheed Martin successfully disabled a vehicle engine from a distance of more than one mile. In the test — said to represent the highest power ever documented by a laser weapon of its …

bakkenCNES Partners with Google to deploy Global 100,000 Internet Loon Ballon Networks

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The French space agency, CNES, on Dec. 11 said it is partnering with Google on the Google X Project Loon to deploy more than 100,000 balloons in the stratosphere to provide high-speed Internet to regions without it. CNES has maintained …

bakkenLooking ahead to being ten times richer and looking back at being ten times poorer

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Nextbigfuture described a future where China helps build out the infrastructure that the rest of the developing world needs over the next few decades. The shortfall of infrastructure is lowering the potential GDP growth by 2-3% in many countries. An …

bakkenChina has Risen to Number One in Purchasing Power and Wesley Clark Call for a New Long Term China Strategy and a Global Leadership Partnership

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The International Monetary Fund reports that in 2014, China, not the United States, has the world’s largest economy. The official point of China passing the US is in October. By the end of 2014, China will make up 16.48% of …

bakkenChina, Russia and Canada win big in a warmed world and India and Africa lose big

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Russia, Canada and China are projected to gain farmland this century as the world warms up due to climate change, even as global crop-growing capacity may decline, a German study showed. Climate change could add 5.6 million square kilometers …