Eight Synthetic Biology Experts Talk about Life After the First Synthetic Cell

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Nature has a three page feature with the opinions of eight prominent synthetic biology experts about life after the first replicating synthetic cell. Nature asked eight synthetic-biology experts about the implications for science and society of the “synthetic cell” made by the J. Craig Venter Institute …

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Venezuela Oil and North Dakota Oil Updates

1. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean volume of 513 billion barrels of technically recoverable heavy oil in the Orinoco Oil Belt Assessment Unit of the East Venezuela Basin Province; the range is 380 to 652 billion barrels. (4 page pdf) Estimates of Original Oil-in-Place A comprehensive study by Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) …

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Space Elevator Games Beaming Competition Nov 2 to Nov 6, 2009

The Space Elevator Games beaming competition will be held Nov 2nd to Nov 6th, 2009 The power beaming games are now scheduled to be held on the week of 11/2 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base near Mojave, CA. The first two days of the week will be dedicated to …

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China and India Plans for Energy and Low Carbon Until 2050

1. Chinese legislators will debate a new resolution on climate change next week, the state media reported today as a high-powered research institute called for the country to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. China has refused to set a cap on emissions because it wants to expand its economy to catch up with richer nations …

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Carnival of Space Week 49

Carnival of Space 49 is up at willgater My contribution was my article on carbon nanotubes with gold surrounded by lithium hydride being able to convert radiation to electricity 20 times better than old RTGs This will provide better space power in about ten years. Centauri dreams article on Dyson spheres and aliens is part …

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