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Energy Companies Continue to Opt Out of CCS Projects

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January 25, 2015 - Once again the energy companies of the world have found a retreat from carbon to be too painful for their pocket books. The latest is a decision by four European utilities to opt out of a decade long carbon capture and sequestration project.

Future Rovers on Mars May Be Accompanied by a Robot Helicopter

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January 24, 2015 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has a vacuum chamber where the thin Martian atmosphere can be replicated.

MIT Researchers Question Carbon Sequestration to Reduce CO2

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January 23, 2015 - Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to "having our cake and eating it too!" Those who believe we c

Two "Tony Starks" Join Forces with Google Investment in Space X

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January 21, 2015 - Larry Page and Elon Musk are both billionaires and believers in the benefits of disruptive technology. And both are fascinated with space travel.

Boston Issues Action Plan to Combat Rising Sea Levels and CO2

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January 20, 2015 - The City of Boston has a plan to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050.

Popular Banana Breed is in Danger From Fungus

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January 19, 2015 - The Cavendish banana, the successor to the Gros Michel, which succumbed to a fungus, Fusarium oxysporum<

Some Deep Space Firsts to Look Forward to in 2015

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January 18, 2015 - This is going to be an interesting year for Deep Space exploration. Here are three missions that will achieve significant objectives and milestones in 2015:

Phosphorus Comes in Three Shades but the Black Kind is a New Wonder Material

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January 18, 2015 - Phosphorus comes in white, red and black. Some attribute a fourth kind, violet. It is one of the most abundant elements, about 0.1% of the Earth's crust, yet it wasn't isolated as an element until 1669.

A Merchant Vessel Hybrid Concept Called Vindskip

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January 17, 2015 - One of my readers sent me a link to a CNN news item about a ship design that incorporates an airfoil. Called the Vindskip (tm), which translates to windship, the entire structure acts like a sail.

Good News - Thinking About Finding a New Planet to Live On? They Are Out There in Abundance.

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January 17, 2015 - The search for habitable exoplanets is turning out to be far more promising according to astrophysicists at University of Toronto. It appears that far more planets outside the Solar System have liquid water.

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