Over 4000 H1N1 Swine Flu deaths in the USA

The New York Times reports that new CDC H1N1 death statistics that will be released Nov 12-19, 2009 will be about 4000 deaths This is up from prior estimates of 1200 H1N1 deaths in the USA. The actual release date of the updated estimates depends upon the completion of further review. The larger number of …

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Secretive Nuclear Fusion Company May Reveal Details in 2010

Tri-alpha energy may reveal some results or technical details in 2010 H/T Talk Polywell Patents related to the Tri-alpha energy work Back in 2007, Tri Alpha raised $40 million Unlike many government-sponsored efforts, however, Tri Alpha is working with fusion reactions that produce fewer neutrons and, thus, less radiation, Mr. Rothrock says. The company also …

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Nuclear Roundup, Cameca Trying Again at Cigar Lake and Germany officially Extends Nuclear Reactors

1. Cameco trying to drain Cigar Lake again. Hope to drain the water in 6 months and then assess mine. Cigar Lake is a big mine with about 176000 tons of uranium reserves and under full production would be expected to produce 9000 tons/year. This would be about 20% of current natural uranium production and …

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Near Term Prospects for Increased Longevity

NY Times: “In five or six or seven years,” said Christoph Westphal, Sirtris co-founder [Sirtis was bought by GlaxoSmithKline for $720 million], “there will be drugs that prolong longevity.” [H/T Michael Annisimov, Accelerating Future] SRT-501, the company’s special formulation of resveratrol, is being tested against two cancers, multiple myeloma and colon cancer that has spread …

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How to Guide for Controlling the Structure of Nanoparticles and Another Guide for Nanotubes

1. University of North Carolina engineers have produced a ‘How-To’ Guide for Controlling the Structure of Nanoparticles. researchers from North Carolina State University have learned how to consistently create hollow, solid and amorphous nanoparticles of nickel phosphide, which has potential uses in the development of solar cells and as catalysts for removing sulfur from fuel. …

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Duodecimom ? Tunisian Woman Expecting 12 Babies: Updated Fraud

From the UK Guardian, a Tunisian woman is due to give birth to 12 babies, which could be a world record. UPDATED: This has turned out to be a complete fraud. Tunisian authorities did tests and the woman is not even pregant. She just has mental problems. Octo is the prefix for eight as in …

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China has 100 million Electric Bikes

Time Magazine has an update: There are 100 million electric bikes in China Last year (2008) Chinese bought about 90% of the 23 million e-bikes sold worldwide. Experts say that next regions to likely embrace e-bikes are Southeast Asia, where gas-powered scooters are popular, and India, where rising incomes mean personal transportation is starting to …

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City Scale Climate Engineering: Expanding the Eden Project Concept into Houston and other City Domes

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software Discovery Channel’s Mega-engineering discusses a proposal to place a dome over Houston if climate change threats fully materialized. The Houston dome would even be more economical even without addressing climate change but as a more efficient way to keep residents confortable than using air conditioning for cars …

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