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Mining the asteroids: Who Decides?

Mining The Asteroids: Who Decides? by Donald Goldsmith Our civilization—and presumably any civilization with a technological capacity at least as advanced as ours—runs on…


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Physics And Technology For Future Presidents

“Imagine it: You are the President and a terrorist has planted a dirty bomb in midtown Manhattan. What do you do? How do you…


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US And China To Build A Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor

According to Fortune, the US is helping China to build a molten salt nuclear reactor.  Due to a lack of funding and political will,…


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German Offshore Wind Sails Past 1 GW of Energy

By January 1, 2015, Germany counted 258 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,049.2 MW. This was a 50% increase from the previous…


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World’s Biggest Energy Research Project ($20B Nuclear Fusion) Broke Ground In France

The world’s biggest energy research project ITER began pouring concrete for the construction phase in December, 2014 in Cadarache, France. The project ITER is a $20B…


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Raw Science’s Top 5 Sci/Tech to Follow in 2015

THE LIST 5. ANONYMOUS MESSAGING APPS Have you heard of FireChat? It’s an anonymous messaging app from the San Francisco startup Open Garden. Users…


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All I Want For XMAS Is Nuclear Fusion

The holy grail of energy production on Earth is a self-sustaining nuclear fusion reaction, the same process that creates energy within stars (the sun…


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Purdue Creates One-Step Biofuel Process

A chemical engineering team from Purdue University has developed a scalable, one-step biofuel conversion process utilizing any biomass. More information is available here from…