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asteroidsAsteroid Bennu Has a Chance for Gigaton Impact Around 2175-2199

The Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale for asteroids is a logarithmic scale used by astronomers to rate the potential hazard of impact of a near-earth object (NEO). It combines two types of data—probability of impact and estimated kinetic yield—into a …

chinaChina putting controlling financial risk, reducing poverty and curbing pollution over GDP growth

China is willing to accept some weakness in GDP growth to focus on making strides in the next three years around three priorities. The priorities are * controlling financial risk * reducing poverty * curbing pollution China will clean-up of …

deathsChina’s bullet trains facilitate market integration and mitigate the cost of megacity growth

By 2015 China plans to extend the network to 19,000 kilometers (about 11,800 miles), with a mixture of new and existing infrastructure. On the dedicated high-speed lines, trains can exceed 300km/h (186mph); secondary lines allow travel between 200 and 299 …

carnival of nuclear energyBubble Fusion could be real. Prior Oak Ridge Debunking shown to be seriously flawed

Bubble fusion is the theory that nuclear fusion can be induced by rapidly collapsing bubbles in certain fluids. According to a new investigative report into Oak Ridge National Laboratory records, a highly publicized finding from 2002 that cast the …

carnival of nuclear energyMicrosoft is not aging gracefully and Surface is like bad plastic surgery as Microsoft tries to look Young

The Washington post makes the case that Microsoft could follow the path of Digital Equipment. DEC failed to transition from minicomputers after ten years of attempts to become a player in personal computers However, Microsoft can lose all of the …

applePotential game changing gel can repair damaged hearts

There are currently no treatments that can repair the damage associated with this so-called ‘myocardial infarction’ (MI), but a potential solution is now showing promise in a large-animal model. Reporting today in Science Translational Medicine, a team of bioengineers at …

asteroidsHonda Accord Hybrid will have 68 mpg

Honda Motor will launch the new Accord hybrid sedan in Japan in June offering fuel economy of 29 km/l (68 mpg US, 3.4 l/100km). The new Accord hybrid will feature Honda’s two-motor hybrid drive system which will also be applied …