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

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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 …

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

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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 …

computersAnother attempt to make the case for Project Orion nuclear pulse propulsion

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Gary Michael Church makes the case for reviving project Orion on the Lifeboat Foundation blog (H/T Centauri Dreams) Psychological limits of human beings limit space journeys to a few years. Chemical propulsion is not capable of taking human beings to …

computer memoryIEA monthly Energy Statistics through May, 2011

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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 …

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

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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 …

flashHeim Theory Falsified

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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 …

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

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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 …

darpaNova Science now video on life extension

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Watch the full episode. See more NOVA scienceNOW. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks

computer memoryCarnival of nuclear energy 36 and links to all past carnivals of nuclear energy

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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 …

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

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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 …