Kazakhstan uranium production at 22500 tons in 2013 and preliminary world numbers 58,800 tons in 2013

Uranium production in Kazakhstan amounted to 22,500 tons in 2013, which corresponds to the planned targets. Kazakhstan produced 20,900 tons of uranium in 2012. The exports on contracts in Kazakhstan (excluding Stepnogorsk Mining-Chemical Complex) amounted to 23,400 tons of uranium concentrate. Kazakhstan has maintained leadership in the global uranium mining industry, providing more than 38 …

Read more

General Fusion targeting commercializing nuclear fusion in about 2020

General Fusion has opened up its website. Previously much of website required passwords to access. General Fusion has the near-term goal of developing a full-scale prototype fusion power plant for the comparative bargain of $500 million. In September, General Fusion added some serious scientific muscle to its team, appointing two renowned names in energy and …

Read more

Hydrogel implant enables light activated genetically modified cells that can treat diabetes and other diseases

Light can now be used to heal diabetes in mice. By implanting a transparent gel that contains genetically modified light-sensitive cells, researchers have demonstrated a new type of implant that could one day be used to treat disease and monitor toxins in people. “Light is a great tool to interface with biological systems, but there …

Read more

More efficient urban transportation could save $70 trillion by 2050

Policies that improve the energy efficiency of urban transport systems could help save as much as USD 70 trillion in spending on vehicles, fuel and transportation infrastructure between now and 2050, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. Among the three broad categories of policies recommended in the report are those that …

Read more