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carbonCalgary company can capture CO2 at a cost of $94 per ton

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Nature – Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought Researchers at Carbon Engineering in Calgary, Canada, have been operating a pilot CO2-extraction plant in British Columbia since 2015. They are using direct air capture. Depending on a …

carbonNovel All Carbon Transistor developed

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A researcher with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today’s electronic devices. “The concept …

carbonSpacex has successful launch and good landing of the first stage

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Spacex has a successful return to flight. The mission was a success with successful deployment of all satellites and the first stage landed on the drone ship Over the next 14 months, the company plans six additional Falcon 9 launches …

australiaCost of US wars from 2001 to 2016 is about $4.79 trillion

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As of August 2016, the US has already appropriated, spent, or taken on obligations to spend more than $3.6 trillion in current dollars on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria and on Homeland Security (2001 through fiscal year …

air pollutionExoplanet weather shows clouds of ruby and sapphire

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A super-sized planet 1000 light years from Earth has clouds that may contain the building blocks of rubies and sapphires, according to the first exoplanet meteorology report. The planets in our solar system experience a wide variety of weather, from …

carbonCarnival of Space 474

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The Carnival of Space 474 is up at Urban Astronomer Universe Today – NASA’s EM Drive Passes Peer Review, But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Artist’s concept of an interstellar craft equipped with an EM Drive. Credit and Copyright: Mark …

carbonGunshot and explosion wounds sealed with stapled on zippers, deep sponge injections or micromagnets

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There are several new technologies for closing battle field wounds. Gunshot and explosive wounds tend to be very deep (several inches) and stopping the bleeding is critical to preventing soldiers from dying within a minute or so. There are three …

carbonNaval exercises and talk of accelerated defense buildup in the South China Sea

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On Tuesday, China began a week of naval exercises in waters around the Paracel Islands, in the northern part of the sea. They came a week before a United Nations-backed tribunal in The Hague rules on a case brought by …

carbonMajor CO2 Mitigation Methods: Carbon sequestering, Biochar and more

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Straight up storing CO2 as a gas in the ground or saline is happening now at several tens of millions of tons/year worldwide. The amount of CO2 offset by solar power is on the same scale. Civilization is generating abut …