Fiber Reinforced plastic that is 20% lighter than aluminum

Efforts to produce lighter vehicles necessarily include engine parts, such as the cylinder casing, which could shed up to 20 percent of its weight if it were made of fiber-reinforced plastic rather than aluminum – without added costs. Such injection-molded parts are even suitable for mass production. Until now, carmakers have relied on aluminum to …

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US ends 2013 at 8.11 million barrels per day of crude oil production for two years of over 1.1 million barrels per day production increase

US crude oil production is at a level last reached in 1988. The US had end of year crude oil production of 2011 5.851 million barrels per day 2012 6.985 million barrels per day 2013 8.111 million barrels per day The latest weekly oil report is Crude oil and natural gas liquids is 10.8 million …

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Cheap and efficient Hydrogen Extraction from Biomass appears to be a gamechanger

Virginia Tech researchers liberates high-purity hydrogen under mild reaction conditions at 122 degree Fahrenheit and normal atmospheric pressure. The biocatalysts used to release the hydrogen are a group of enzymes artificially isolated from different microorganisms that thrive at extreme temperatures, some of which could grow at around the boiling point of water. This discovery is …

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Zpinch Nuclear Fusion Pulse Space Propulsion Research

A team of scientists and researchers from UAHuntsville’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Boeing and Marshall Space Flight Center’s Propulsion Engineering Lab are busy putting together a strange looking machine they’re calling the “Charger-1 Pulsed Power Generator.” It’s a key element in furthering the development of nuclear fusion technology to drive spacecraft. UPDATE – …

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Carnival of nuclear energy 115

The Carnival of nuclear energy 115 is up at AtomicPowerReview. NEI Nuclear notes – In April 2011, the Worldwatch Institute predicted a rocky future for nuclear energy, but the most recent report from the OECD shows the predicted slowdown never occurred. Idaho Samizdat – The Department of Energy is reviewing proposals from B and W …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 109

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Transatomic Power’s Waste-Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor

Transatomic Power’s Waste-Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor — WAMSR — can convert the high-level nuclear waste produced by conventional nuclear reactors each year into $7.1 trillion of electricity. At full deployment, our reactors can use existing stockpiles of nuclear waste to satisfy the world’s electricity needs through 2083. The design is a compact modular 200 MWe …

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SARM Steroids probably used by over 10% of Athletes

SARMS is believed to be a safe steroid. It provides the muscle enhancment and does not damage the liver and the only side effect that is reported is to light sensitivity. It offers a viable substitute for steroids in hormone replacement therapy, osteoporosis, benign prostate hypertrophy and in combating muscle wasting. It could provides a …

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The Bullish case for the Economic Future of the United States

The Telegraph UK lays out the bullish economic case for the United States Nextbigfuture already covered the two main items listed in the telegraph article. 1. US crude oil production could increase by 500,000 to 1 million barrels per day each year through 2015 driven by North Dakota oil, Eagle Ford in Texas and Utica …

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China High Speed rail will have complete run north south and significant east west segments by end of 2012 and for 2013 corrected

Dark red lines show the high speed rail that should be done at the end of 2012 China will be starting up the Beijing to Shanghai high speed rail line on Thursday. There is 17,000 km (11,000 mi) of high-speed lines are now under construction in China. The entire HSR network will reach 13,073 km …

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