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Genetically engineered e coli produce biofuel

I almost predicted the iPod. I remember burning my first cd from music downloaded from the internet.  It took like 2 days.  I predicted a bold new future for the music industry where customers would go to music stores in the mall – like cd stores of the time – and instead of racks of cds there would be computers ... Read More »

Black Footed Ferrets Found Dangerously Close to North Dakota’s Bakken Oil Fields

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A recent report from the International Energy Agency projects that the U.S. will be the world’s largest oil producer by 2020.  Industry Experts point to the hydraulic fracturing technologies that have opened the Bakken oil reserve in North Dakota as an abundant new resource as the cause for this rosy prediction.  This American renaissance in energy production is a classic ... Read More »

Photothermal Nanoparticles: Solar Energy Breakthrough

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I have been watching the nanoparticle industry closely for the last few years.  I strongly suspect that this is an industry where we will see a Moore’s Law type explosion in technological advances.  The result will be new approaches to solving old problems.  In a paper published yesterday by several scholars from Rice University, a new breakthrough in photothermal nanoparticles ... Read More »