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  • Wind Energy Meets Just 0.46% Of Global Energy Demand—Despite Hundreds Of Billions In Investment

    06/27/2017 11:12:16 AM PDT · by Thalean · 40 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | June 26, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    Between 2013 and 2014, using IEA data, global demand for energy grew by 2,000 terawatt hours. Let’s figure out how many wind turbines we’d need to build to meet this growing demand—we’ll ignore the fact that “environmentalists” would like us to simultaneously replace existing generating capacity. Given that a standard two-megawatt wind turbine can produce 0.005 terawatt hours per year, we’d need to build some 350,000 wind turbines to meet this demand. That’s 50% more turbines than we’ve build since the year 2000. And it gets worse: at a standard density of 1 megawatt per 50 acres of land, we’d...
  • The future of 3D printing by medical consultant Dr. Thirumurugan S V Mahadhevan

    06/26/2017 11:15:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 23, 2017 | Dr. Thirumurugan S. V. Mahadhevan
    Innovations in the technology of 3D printing and scanning have been tremendous. The hype that was already being created in 3D printing is huge and the R&D is happening to fulfil the expectations in different parts of the world. Though the technology erupted in 1980’s, 3D printing for healthcare has been getting familiar in the last decade. Let us see how, across all areas, 3D printing of healthcare can have a bigger impact in coming years. Bio-printing Whenever the words “3D printing in healthcare” are uttered, most people will ask, “is it possible to 3D print an organ like heart...
  • Quake Alert Comes 92 Years Late [semi-satire]

    06/26/2017 12:36:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 June 2017 | John Semmens
    This past week the U.S. Geological Survey sent out an email alert warning of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake near Santa Barbara, California. A 6.8 magnitude is considered a "strong" quake and likely to cause moderate to severe damage to poorly constructed buildings. The fact that the alert was for an event that occurred in 1925 caused many to question the timeliness of the USGS warning. USGS Director Suzette Kimball acknowledged that "while the specific utility of this particular alert was low, we shouldn't discount the progress our Agency has made in the way of early warnings. The fact that we...
  • Chemists create 3D printed graphene foam

    06/26/2017 1:38:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene and is described online in a new study in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano. "This study is a first of its kind," said Rice chemist James Tour, co-corresponding author of the paper. "We have shown how to make 3-D graphene foams from nongraphene starting materials, and the method lends itself to being scaled to graphene foams for additive manufacturing applications with pore-size control." Graphene, one of the...
  • Could the Future of Metal 3D Printing Be Print Farms?

    06/24/2017 2:01:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Design News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Tracey Schelmetic
    One company sees 3D print technology evolving into a product lineup of affordable and scalable printers, with the “blade server” concept for volume manufacturing where printers on a rack will scale up or down to meet customers’ needs. Discussions of additive manufacturing invariably turn to prototyping for a good reason: economics. While it may make sense from a cost perspective to 3D print functional new parts with plastic or metal during the design process, additive manufacturing (AM) techniques cease where mass production begins. Few manufacturers are discussing replacing traditional production methods for parts with AM techniques, as it would simply...
  • New Graphene-Based Transistors Could Make Computers 1000 Times Faster

    06/22/2017 11:18:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | June 19, 2017
    As reported recently in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF), CREOL and the University of Texas have developed a graphene-based transistor that could one day lead to super-fast and super energy-efficient computers. By super-fast we mean a thousand times faster and by super energy-efficient we mean it will only use a hundredth of the power. Right now, the world of electronics relies on silicon-based transistors to power its devices. And while their invention made it possible for devices to be reduced to smaller sizes as the transistors allowed the flow of...
  • These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

    06/19/2017 12:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jason Dorrier, Managing editor
    Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already knew all that. Such speculation is common. What’s less common? Scale. How big is big? “Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Dock, all of the Silicons around the world, they are dreaming the dream. They are innovating,” Catherine Wood said at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance in New York. “We are sizing the opportunity. That's what we do.” Wood is founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, a research and investment company focused on the growth potential of today’s disruptive...
  • New chemical method could revolutionize graphene

    06/18/2017 10:55:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Phys. Org. ^ | June 15, 2017
    University of Illinois at Chicago scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications while maintaining its ultra-fast electronics. Graphene, a lightweight, thin, flexible material, can be used to enhance the strength and speed of computer display screens, electric/photonics circuits, solar cells and various medical, chemical and industrial processes, among other things. It is comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms bonded together in a repeating pattern of hexagons. Isolated for the first time 15 years ago by a physics professor at the University of Manchester in England, it...
  • LGBT: Hard Left Faction that Establishes and Enforces Dogma

    06/17/2017 1:11:25 PM PDT · by walford · 5 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/17/2017 | walford
    The political #LGBT are an influential cadre within the Hard Left. As is the case with all Leftists, their subjective positions on various political, economic, social issues are to be taken as Gospel. They are True Believers. They are arrogant. They are bullies. Consider one of the Leftist Scarlet Letters [for which there is no forgiveness and the penalties are harsh]: #Homophobia. A phobia is an irrational fear; it is a mental illness that results in the afflicted person having a distorted view of reality. There is a clinical diagnosis of homophobia: the sufferer believes that exposure to homosexuals will...
  • The Swarm Continues

    06/16/2017 6:41:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    .. For those of us living on the flanks of an active volcano the temblors are commonplace. Most go unfelt. Those that are felt seem routine. ..Yesterday there was a "FEELER" [what the neighbor kids call an earthquake that they feel.] It registered about 4.5 on the Richter Scale and had it's epicenter along Campanula Creek in Yellowstone National Park. .. The quake was the latest in an earthquake swarm that started on May 31, 2017 and has produced 305 measurable temblors. Most are below the 'feeler' threshold of 2,5 on the Richter Scale. DUCK CREEK MEADOWS .. A few...
  • North Korea Is About to Test a Missile That Can Reach Trump Tower

    06/12/2017 10:40:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 12, 2017 | Jeffrey Lewis
    Donald Trump famously boasted that “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” I wonder if that offer is good for a North Korean long-range missile hitting the same spot? I ask, because North Korea’s state media is now hinting that it will test a long-range missile capable of hitting New York — and trolling Donald Trump in the process. You may recall that back in January, some media outlets got the idea that North Korea might test an intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), prompting Trump to unleash a two-part Twitter...
  • Driverless Autonomous Cars Will Be on U.S. Roads in the Next 2 Months

    06/11/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Futurism ^ | June 9, 2017 | Dom Galeon
    Eliminating the Problem How difficult is it to test autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads? Uber can probably tell you all about it. Much of the difficulty in obtaining the permits necessary for such tests comes from fear. Because self-driving technology is new, because the systems have been involved in incidents in the past, and so on, people aren’t quite ready to trust the tech. The governor of Washington state, however, has a different perspective. Governor Jay Inslee signed an order on Wednesday that would allow for autonomous vehicle tests without a human driver behind the wheel. According to the...
  • President Trump Believes In Climate Change

    06/10/2017 6:30:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | June 5, 2017 | Dan Spencer
    President Donald J. Trump believes in climate change and that humans have a role in it. That's what U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told CNN's Jake Tapper during an interview on CNN’s "State of the Union": "President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation. Trump knows that it’s changing and that the U.S. has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do. Just because the U.S. got out of a club [Obama’s Paris Agreement] doesn't mean we aren’t going to care about the environment."
  • Tillerson: Trump isn't 'walking away' from climate change issue

    06/05/2017 11:54:35 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | June 5, 2017
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said the president is still committed to addressing climate change even though he withdrew from the Paris climate pact last week. “He’s not walking away from it — he’s simply walking away from what he felt was an agreement that did not serve the American people well,” Tillerson said, according to his remarks released by the State Department. The secretary of state spoke in Sydney alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis in their first joint appearance in a foreign country. Tillerson said President Donald Trump is interested in “perhaps a new construct of...
  • Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is developing border surveillance technology

    06/05/2017 12:21:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Techspot ^ | June 5, 2017 | Rob Thubron
    After last September’s revelations that Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to a pro-Trump organization dedicated to spreading anti-Clinton memes, the Oculus founder disappeared from public view. He resurfaced in March following his departure from Facebook, and is now back in the spotlight with a new company that makes technology designed to monitor border crossings. Information on Luckey’s new startup comes from a New York Times article yesterday that cites three “people familiar” with the matter. The business reportedly uses the same kind of lidar tech found in self-driving cars for the surveillance of country borders and restricted areas such as military...
  • Exploring Male-Female in the Bible and Society

    06/03/2017 2:55:35 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 14 replies
    Virtueonline ^ | June 3, 2017 | Alice C. Linsley
    It is extremely difficult to have a reasonable and intelligent conversation these days about gender. The distinction between male and female is no longer clear and we must talk over the loud and intrusive noise of transgenderism. Nevertheless, in the context of Biblical Anthropology, scientific observations touching on maleness and femaleness can and should be made. These observations focus on two related topics: the male-female relationship and the greater reality to which it points, and the binary logic of the male-female set as it is presented in Scripture. Clearly, this discussion is not for readers whose ground for determining morality...
  • Congratulations President Trump

    06/02/2017 5:48:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-17 | James Raider
    June 1, 2017 President Trump stood at a White House podium and announced that he was standing up for America, for Americans, and for American jobs.  He proved he was against the globalist, no-border crowd occupying much of California and New York, as well as Europe, as he withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement.  President Trump’s stand even drew Goldman Sachs CEO Loyd Blankfein out of his globalist closet long enough for his first tweet ever, stating “today’s decision is a setback for the environment and the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.” The simple fact that the control agent...
  • Truth, Lies, and The Paris Accord

    06/02/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 2, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    In 2015, one of the endless subsets of the United Nations – specifically, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC – gathered to write a retreat from modernity based on the junk science known as “man-made global warming,” or, more recently, since the discovery of the undeniably fabricated “hockey stick” model that originally justified the idea, “man-made global climate change.” Representatives of 195 countries – yes, that’s almost every country on earth – signed onto the agreement, commonly known as The Paris Accord. In many cases, one representative’s signature was enough, and in others, the signature is...
  • John Kerry's meltdown over the Paris pullout is the most hilarious thing you'll see

    06/02/2017 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Especially since it proves how worthless the Paris agreement really is. John Kerry was very good at his job as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State, at least if you understand that job to be what Obama wanted it to be: Negotiating awful international deals that are not in the interests of the United States. And it makes sense that Kerry would be good at this. He detests America, and has demonstrated this ever since he slandered his fellow Vietnam veterans at the Winter Soldier hearings in 1971. John Kerry is an anti-American jerk and a terrible human being.
  • Colluding with Russians takes a back seat to the environment for getting rid of Trump

    06/02/2017 10:37:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 69 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/17 | Judi McLeod
    President Trump now Colluding with Carbon Dioxide Just as the progressive left was coming up with a way to tax all of society for the very air that it breathes, President Donald Trump cast aspersions on the credibility of man-made climate change by pulling America out of the United Nations initiated Paris Climate Accord. Deafening screams of outrage will be heard all the way down to the bottom of the same oceans that will one day soon come to claim human life that never made it to high ground,