China is driving production of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon nanotubes to the 1500-2000 ton per year level in 2016-2018

[EEtimes] China took the lead in carbon nanotube and graphene research and manufacturing, according to Lux Research, by adding to a global glut market, driving down prices, eroding margins, and likely causing an early shakeout in the fledgling industry. Lux forecasts that the global graphene nanoplatlet and carbon nanotube demand in 2018 stands at 1,520 …

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Lancet conservatively estimates 149—271 million people used an illicit drug worldwide in 2009

Lancet – Extent of illicit drug use and dependence, and their contribution to the global burden of disease * The illegality of opioids, amphetamines, cocaine, and cannabis precludes the accurate estimation of how many people use these drugs, how many people are problem users, and what harms their use causes. * An estimated 149—271 million …

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IEA monthly Energy Statistics through May, 2011

The International Energy Agency has released energy statistics for the OECD through May 2011. Nuclear generation was off 7.7% versus May 2010. (13 TWH less) The pace of nuclear power generation is 1% below 2010 for January through May. The United States was 15.8% below nuclear generation for May 2010. Japan was down 35%. U.S. …

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Los Alamos discovery makes biomass cellulose five times easier to attack which could unlock switchgrass biofuel

Los Alamos has found a potential key for unlocking the energy potential from non-edible biomass materials such as corn leaves and stalks, or switch grass. A potential pretreatment method that can make plant cellulose five times more digestible by enzymes that convert it into ethanol, a useful biofuel. Journal of the American Chemical Society – …

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Heim Theory Falsified

Heim theory is a physics theory, initially proposed by a German physicist, the late Burkhard Heim, that attempts to develop a theory of everything. Heim theory’s six dimensional model was later extended to eight and twelve dimensions, in collaboration with W. Dröscher. Walter Dröscher and Jochem Häuser have attempted to apply it to nonconventional space …

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Desertec is a proposal for terawatts of wind and solar to be located in Libya and Algeria and Saudi Arabia for European Power

Desertec is a solar and wind power plan to locate large amounts of renewable power generation in North Africa and other deserts of the world. The proposal is to repeat the political situation that exists with OPEC and oil with renewable solar and wind. Locate the power in the exact same area that has all …

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Nova Science now video on life extension

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA scienceNOW. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many …

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Carnival of nuclear energy 36 and links to all past carnivals of nuclear energy

The carnival of nuclear energy 36 is up at ANS Nuclear Cafe Atomic insights discussed how a US reactor could be brought up for $1500/kw within five years. The Zion Nuclear power station in Illinois was deactivated in 1998 but could be very affordably be refurbished and relicensed. This site looked at the energy return …

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Wimax and Advanced LTE will be over 100 Mbps and 42 Mbps wireless in Canada now

1. Samsung demonstrated Wimax 2 at 330 megabits per second in Japan 2. The Wimax 2 specification is nearly finalized and commercial deployment is expected starting in 2012 3. LTE Advanced has been given official 4G certification. In order to qualify for official 4G status, wireless technologies need to achieve peak rates of 1Gbps in …

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Wikileaks reveals China ready for reunified Korea and ready to abandon North Korea

In highly sensitive discussions in February this year, the-then South Korean vice-foreign minister, Chun Yung-woo, told a US ambassador, Kathleen Stephens, that younger generation Chinese Communist party leaders no longer regarded North Korea as a useful or reliable ally and would not risk renewed armed conflict on the peninsula • South Korea’s vice-foreign minister said …

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A gravity loading countermeasure skinsuit

A gravity loading countermeasure skinsuit Made of an elastic material, the suit is deliberately cut too short for the wearer, and has stirrups that wrap around the feet so that it stretches when the wearer puts it on. The elasticity of the stretched material then pulls the wearer’s shoulders towards their feet just as gravity …

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