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bakkenChina, Russia and Canada win big in a warmed world and India and Africa lose big

Russia, Canada and China are projected to gain farmland this century as the world warms up due to climate change, even as global crop-growing capacity may decline, a German study showed. Climate change could add 5.6 million square kilometers …

canadaAfter getting rid of Ballmer, Bill Gates is back to being the Richest man in the World

Forbes reports that Bill Gates is back to being the richest man in the world. Bill Gates was the richest from 1995-2007 The Wall Street Journal had reported that there was tension surrounding the 2000 transition of authority from Bill …

climate changeChina will spray bacteria over 133 square kilometer over the next 5 years to reclaim desert and slow the spread of deserts and a tiny part of effort to reclaim 200,000 square km of desert by 2020

Cyanobacteria are now being used in China to shore up the verges of roads and railways in northern China as well as the margins of oases and farmland. A team plans to seed 133 square kilometer of desert over the …

economic impactDARPA rescue robot competition videos

If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical …

bakkenThose with more lifespan also have more healthspan

Researchers compared the health-spans of older generation subjects of the Long Life Family Study (LLFS) to controls without family history of longevity and to centenarians of the New England Centenarian Study (NECS) using Bayesian parametric survival analysis. We estimated hazard …

deepwater oilEarly Registration for the Foresight nanotechnology conference

2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration February 7 – 9, 2014 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto, California, USA http://www.foresight.org/conference DEADLINE for early registration: Dec 6 For $100 discount, use code WANGNBF2014NANO Keynote: Paolo Gargini, ITRS Chairman, former Intel VP of Technology …

bakkenChinese reforms will allow rural people mortgage their property and among changes that are bullish for China and the Global economy

China is studying new ways to measure the size of its economy to reflect ambitious reform plans that will make it easier for farmers to sell their land and to take into account property values. China’s Communist Party leaders unveiled …

economic impactWorld Energy Forecast to 2035 sees Renewables slowing the growth of coal, oil and natural gas but not replacing them

The International Energy Association published its World Energy Outlook 2013. They forecast world energy to 2035. Longterm solutions to global challenges remain scarce * Renewed focus on energy efficiency, but CO2 emissions continue to rise * Fossil-fuel subsidies increased to …

economic impactPropulsion lasers for large scale deployment of solar power space satellites and reducing the startup costs and the costs to launch

Keith Henson has a new paper on Space based solar power satellites. It is called Rays of Hope: Propulsion lasers to get parts up, Microwaves to get energy down and the effect of large-scale deployment of power satellites on CO2. …

bakkenHuawei, Samsung, Nokia are planning to begin deploying 5G mobile wireless at up to 50 gigabits per second by 2020

Mobile broadband technologies have always been introduced before widespread rollout of the network itself, and 5G will be no exception, Zhou observed. Technologies behind LTE for example, came out in 2002 but the LTE networks did not get rolled out …