Monthly Archives: October 2013

Liquid fluoride thorium reactors

For my technical readers.. From HowStuffWorks.com here’s a piece on Liquid fluoride Thorium reactors.. LfTr outputs a less radioactive form of waste and cannot be used to make nuclear weapons. Is this a viable form of energy production where hydroelectric … Continue reading

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The federal budget and economic development

Congress hasn’t operated under a full budget since 2010. 16 Continuing Resolutions have been passed to address federal funding.. Christina Bellantoni: I talked to some aides in both committees today that said, well, there are some things we can do, … Continue reading

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More trains shipping crude oil

“..The use of [trains] to ship crude oil is growing enormously, jumping from 9,500 carloads in 2008 to 234,000 carloads last year, according to the Association of American Railroads..” What about increasing the production of biofuels? I imagine that that … Continue reading

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The ACA’s lower than projected premiums

The Healthcare Act has already begun to change existing policy for the better.. Intense price competition among health plans in the marketplaces for individuals has lowered premiums below projected levels. As a result of these lower premiums, the federal government … Continue reading

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Europa may be too prickly to land an unmanned mission on

Launching an unmanned mission to Europa which is one of Jupiter’s moons may be more difficult than previously thought.. The presence of icy stalagmites (without the cave) are what appears to be the challenge. “..Researchers also predict that penitentes, perhaps … Continue reading

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VOANews on NSA spying

VOANews on latest NSA spying revelations.. Rather exhaustive and worldly, looks like Congress and W.H. are going to do something about the nsa affiliate programs that at very least are sanctioned domestically. This is embedded in the article..El Mundo says … Continue reading

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Earth’s Water Likely Came from Very Early Asteroid Strikes

http://www.space.com/23336-earth-water-origin-asteroid-impacts.html Earth got most of its water from asteroid impacts nearly 4.6 billion years ago, shortly after the solar system first took shape, a new study suggests. “..Our results suggest that the water [was] supplied to Earth in the period … Continue reading

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