Zaptec Plasma Lightning Pulses For Ultracompact Space Mining

Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) and Zaptec sign a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how technologies developed by Zaptec for the oil and gas industry can be utilised in lunar mining. SEC is focusing on building a supply chain for extraction of water ice and minerals from the surface of the Moon, to convert the resources …

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Revolution in Seamless Intelligence by 2022

Nine technical leaders within the IEEE Computer Society surveying the current states and progressions of 23 different technologies that could change the computer industry by 2022. The technologies include 3D printing, big data and analytics, open intellectual property movement, massively online open courses, security cross-cutting issues, universal memory, 3D integrated circuits, photonics, cloud computing, computational …

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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics raised $182000 from the crowdfunding effort and another $135,000 from new investors

The crowdfunding campaign of LPPFusion, Inc. and the Focus Fusion Society was a great success, raising $182,000, or 91% of our original goal of $200,000. (This includes $2,000 in Bitcoins not counted in the number on the Indiegogo website.) We received contributions from 1,923 individuals, many of whom gave more than once. The campaign greatly …

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4D movie theater showing of Transformers 4 on the way to 12D movies

The first 4D theater in the United States opens on Thursday, with a late-night showing of “Transformers: The Age of Extinction.” South Korea’s CJ 4DPlex is launching the premium movie platform at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 Theater in Los Angeles, in conjunction with AEG Entertainment. The company hopes the immersive experience — which …

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Carnival of Space 359

1. Saturn’s tiny moon Prometheus teases the F-Ring, clearing a channel and dragging material into fringing spurs. 2. vega00.com – A team of astronomers of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have studied the environment of two GRBs (Gamma Ray Bursters). These GRBs are known as dark GRBs. In their study they give a possible …

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Number of millionaire households in 2020 projected to be over 66 million which would be about double the 33 million in 2011

Deloitte and Oxford Economics had a count and projection of wealthy households in 2011. The total wealth of millionaire households in the 25 economies included in this study is forecast to grow from $92 trillion in 2011 to $202 trillion in 2020. The aggregate wealth of millionaire households in the U.S. in 2020 will likely …

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Help us Google you are only hope. Comcast says no promise prices “will go down or even increase less rapidly”

Arstechnica report that when Comcast announced its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, it said the merger would bring significant cost savings and efficiencies that would “ultimately benefit customers.” But Comcast doesn’t expect these savings to bring price decreases, or even cause prices to rise less rapidly. Previously Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen …

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Origami-based spintronics in graphene

Periodically folded graphene sheets with enhanced spin-orbit interaction due to curvature effects can carry spin-polarized currents and have gaps in the electronic spectrum in the presence of weak magnetic fields. Results indicate that such origami-like structures can be used efficiently in spintronic applications. Scientists have theoretically shown that a bandgap can be opened in graphene …

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United States could become number one producer of crude oil and natural gas liquids in 2014

The International Energy Agency was predicting that the US would become the top producer of crude oil and natural gas liquids with 11.6 million bpd in 2015. This would be up from 9.2 million bpd in 2012. The US is already at 10.5 million bpd in November. The US could be at 11.5 million bpd …

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LPP fusion needs 3000 times improvement in plasmoid density so must switch to single piece Tungsten cathode

Plasmoid density needs to be increased 3000 fold and not 10,000 fold for LPP fusion net energy production Increasing the density of the plasmoid is the “long pole” in Lawrenceville Plasma Physics fusion tent—what we need to do to get to net energy production. We know we must increase density a long way from our …

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