Japan has approved the restart of Ohi nuclear reactors

USA Today – Japan’s government on Saturday approved bringing the country’s first nuclear reactors back online since last year’s earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to nuclear power after Fukushima. Despite lingering safety concerns, the restart could speed the resumption of operations at more reactors …

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Regenerated cells may restore vision after corneal dysfunction

Eurekalert – Regenerative medicine, or the use of specially grown tissues and cells to treat injuries and diseases, has been successful in treating disorders of a number of organs, including heart, pancreas, and cartilage. However, efforts to treat disorders of the corneal endothelium, a single cell layer on the inner surface of the cornea, with …

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North Dakota New Oil Production Record 609,373 barrels per day in April

According to the latest figures released Tuesday, in April there were 18.3 million barrels of crude oil pumped out of 7,025 wells. Daily production averaged 609,373 barrels. North Dakota produced 575,490 barrel per day in March. They increased production by 34,000 barrels per day. That’s up from 17.9 million barrels out of 6,932 wells in …

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Textured surface may boost power output of solar cells while making them 90 percent thinner

Highly purified silicon represents up to 40 percent of the overall costs of conventional solar-cell arrays — so researchers have long sought to maximize power output while minimizing silicon usage. Now, a team at MIT has found a new approach that could reduce the thickness of the silicon used by more than 90 percent while …

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LG Shows 5 inch High Definition Smartphone Display with 440 pixels per inch

EETimes – LG Display has introduced a 5 in. full high definition LCD panel for smartphones, which the company claims provides the same quality as on TVs and monitors. LG Display’s panel is based on the company’s AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology that enables 440ppi (pixels per inch) and 1920×1080 resolution for full …

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