Greece might be close to a Debt Deal with the EU

The euro edged higher against the U.S. dollar, yen and Swiss franc on Monday as a new cash-for-reforms offer from Greece raised hopes a tangible deal is taking shape that will help Athens avoid a default on its debts. Euro zone finance ministers left a meeting with Greek officials in Brussels voicing optimism at Greece’s …

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Ancient History repeating as Wolves associate with monkeys showing the early mechanisms that could have initiated domestication

In the alpine grasslands of eastern Africa, Ethiopian wolves and gelada monkey are giving peace a chance. The geladas – a type of a baboon – tolerate wolves wandering right through the middle of their herds, while the wolves ignore potential meals of baby geladas in favour of rodents, which they can catch more easily …

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Parameters of the nuclear framework deal with Iran are trying to get breakout time from 2-3 months to over 12 months

The Whitehouse has issued a press release with details of the parameters of the nuclear framework deal. The US is trying to go for 12+ month to nuclear breakout instead of 2-3 months. Breakout meaning how long to get the first bomb from the point of following the agreement and when they stopped following and …

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NASA JPL making helicopter drones for Mars exploration

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab is making a Mars Helicopter drone. It is a proposed add-on to Mars rovers of the future that could potentially triple the distance these vehicles currently drive in a Martian day, and deliver a new level of visual information for choosing which sites to explore. The helicopter would fly ahead of …

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Department of Transportation Announces Decision to Move Forward with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Technology for Light Vehicles to have 5 times fewer accidents

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles. This technology would improve safety by allowing vehicles to “talk” to each other and ultimately avoid many crashes altogether by exchanging basic safety data, such as …

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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Nuclear Aneutronic Fusion 2014 Project Report

In 2014, Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) will carry out our first crowdfunding campaign this spring. Given adequate funding and supplier timeliness, LPP will start experiments in May with the tungsten electrodes, expecting a nearly 100-fold increase in plasmoid density and fusion yield. With these experiments LPP expect to confirm in the course of a few …

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