Highlights of the 2013 Report to the US Congress on China’s Military

Here is the 2013 Report to the US Congress on China’s Military. China continues to modernize its nuclear forces by enhancing its silo-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and adding more survivable mobile delivery systems. In recent years, the road-mobile, solid-propellant CSS-10 Mod 1 and CSS-10 Mod 2 (DF-31 and DF-31A) intercontinentalrange ballistic missiles have entered …

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Alan Boyle review nuclear fusion and considers whether nuclear fusion energy funding should be cut

Alan Boyle at MSNBC looks at the budgetary realities have raised new questions about just how much of a future fusion power has. Nextbigfuture position on nuclear fusion. * mastering commercial nuclear fusion is worthwhile and worthy of private and public investment. * ITER (large tokomaks) project is costing the most money for fusion and …

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USGS estimates North Dakota and Montana have 7.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves

The USGS says that the oil resources in shale formations of North Dakota, Montana and nearby states are 7.4 billion barrels which is double an estimate for the region made five years ago. The agency for the first time studied the Three Forks formation, which is estimated to include 3.73 billion barrels, exceeding the recoverable …

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North Dakota Daily Oil Production increase 27000 bpd to 728,494 bpd in September

North Dakota oil production at another record of 728,494 barrels of oil per day 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 …

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Gene Control, Delivered Directly to the Brain

Technology Review – A biotech company called Alnylam announced today that a small clinical trial for a genetic therapy based on RNA interference, or RNAi, suggests that the technique can have a powerful effect on its target gene. The therapeutic effect lasted for over a month with just one dose. The company is also working …

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China’s current nuclear energy situation

Idaho Samizdat reviews the current nuclear energy situation in China. The Chinese government reinvigorated its civilian nuclear energy program last week with three major actions. First, it announced the release of a long awaited safety plan that will result in the lifting of a moratorium on new nuclear reactor projects. Second, it announced approval of …

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Eagle Ford producing more than 500,000 barrels per day of oil in April 2012

1. Petroleum News – The number of new wells drilled in Texas’ Eagle Ford shale more than doubled during the first three months of 2012, compared with the same period a year ago, according to Bentek Energy analysis. Daily increase in activity ratcheted up production of oil and other liquids, from 182,000 barrels per day …

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Cool Nano Loudspeakers Could Make for Better MRIs, Quantum Computers

NIST – A team of physicists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), the Neils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Harvard University has developed a theory describing how to both detect weak electrical signals and cool electrical circuits using light and something very like a nanosized loudspeaker.* If demonstrated through experiment, the work could have …

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