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biofuelsImproved Fracking Technology

Alberta Oil Magazine – Somewhere between 70 and 80 per cent of frack jobs in the world are performed in North America, providing producers with access to oil trapped in hard rock formations, shale in particular. In its World Oil …

biofuelsDominance of Apple and other companies

Zerohedge makes a big deal about Apple being worth more than the entire valuation of the Retail segment of the S&P index and more than the S&P Semiconductor index They claim that having only a few big products is not …

biofuelsDARPA hybrid cyborg insects

DARPA Hybrid Insect Micro Electromechanical Systems (HI-MEMS) program is making progress Olfactory training of bees has been used to locate mines and weapons of mass destruction. The Hybrid Insect Micro Electromechanical Systems (HI-MEMS) program is aimed at developing technology to …

agricultureXbox Kinect and Sesame Street creating Interactive TV

Gamesradar – During its keynote at CES 2012, Microsoft unveiled yet another tool to thwart children’s attempts to go outside or read a book. It’s called Kinect Sesame Street TV, and it looks to bring the imaginative, classic world of …

biofuelsMolecular motor controls molecular transformation

Reserachers demonstrate control of a chemical reaction by an artificial molecular machine. They constructed a light-driven molecular motor that catalyses different chemical reactions as the motor is stepped through its rotary cycle. Dynamic Control of Chiral Space in a Catalytic …

biofuelsFocus should be on increasing exercise and less on Obesity

Guardian UK – Studies have shown that you can be fat and fit. So why are we obsessing about what we eat rather than how much we move? Using data from the Cooper Centre Longitudinal Study exercise scientist Steven Blair …

biofuelsCarnival of Space 225

The Carnival of Space 225 is up at Noisy Astronomer Discovery News – Astronomers estimate that our galaxy is teeming with around 50 billion exoplanets, but the number of alien worlds confirmed to exist has just passed the 700 mark. …

biofuelsA Top Tier Venture Capitalist is bullish on Entrpreneurs in China but the future elite entrepreneurs are still expected from the USA

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Jim Breyer made $5 billion for his firm Accel Partners and earned himself billionaire status by taking a risky bet on Facebook in 2004. Breyer says that over the next decade “you will see at least …

algaeCO2 Ice Deposits in the South Pole of Mars are 30 times larger than previous estimates

(A) Polar stereographic map of the south polar region of Mars, showing where reflection-free zones (RFZ) were mapped on 118 SHARAD ground tracks, overlain on a Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) shaded relief map. Analysis shows 30 times moer CO2 …

biofuelsMoon Express is a silicon valley startup with plans to mine the moon

Moon Express Inc., or MoonEx, a Silicon Valley start-up is building robotic rovers capable of scouring the lunar surface for precious metals and rare metallic elements. The private company is building its hardware alongside scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center …