US, World, and Canada population

the U.S. Census Bureau today projected that on Jan. 1, 2014, the United States population will be 317,297,938. This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2013. In January 2014, one birth is expected to occur every 8 seconds in the United States and one death every 12 seconds. The …

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Provinces and Federal Government haggle over $81 billion over 30 years in tax windfall from Oil Pipeline Keystone alternate

Last week, the Northern Gateway project was given a tentative green light from a federal review panel with a whopping 209 conditions. The federal cabinet has six months to decide whether it will accept the recommendations, but it has another hurdle to consider, this one constructed by Premier Christy Clark. Somebody, somewhere, is supposed to …

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Bose Einstein Condensate in a polymer at room temperature has potential for faster optoelectronics and new lasers other applications

Researchers at IBM’s Binnig and Rohrer Nano Center have demonstrated a complex quantum mechanical phenomenon known as Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), using a luminescent polymer (plastic) similar to the materials in light emitting displays used in many of today’s smartphones. This discovery has potential applications in developing novel optoelectronic devices including energy-efficient lasers and ultra-fast optical …

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