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1957-Roger Ravelle and Hans Suess "Discover Global Warming"
Science & Tech  (tags: Hans Suess, Roger Revelle, oceanography, chemistry, geochemistry, global warming effects, technology, science, investigation, environment, scientists )

- 3 days ago -
Before scientists would take greenhouse effect warming seriously, they had to get past a counter-argument. It seemed certain that the immense mass of the oceans would absorb the excess carbon dioxide produced by human activity.
GMOs May Feed the World Using Fewer Pesticides
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, Genetic Modification, Genetic Engineering, World Hunger, Growing Population, Fewer Pesticides )

- 6 days ago -
"Genetic engineering represents a far more exact way to produce new varieties, rather than simply scrambling the potato genome's 39,000 genes the way traditional breeding does."
Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima, Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Safe, Restart )

- 4 days ago -
"The two reactors at the Sendai power plant on the southern island of Kyushu are the first to be certified as safe enough to restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority since the agency was created two years ago to restore public confidence in nuclear..."
Brain Augmentation: What's the Deal?
Science & Tech  (tags: Alzheimers, Brain Disorders, Brain Interface, Cognitive Enhancement, Implants, Intelligence, Intelligence Amplification, Intelligence Augmentation, Substrate Independent Mind, Transhumanism, Whole Brain Emulation )

- 12 days ago -
"Does it make you stop to wonder if maybe it's not such a bad idea to replace small portions of our brains with things that are less prone to, say, Alzheimer's disease, provided we could do the process incrementally?"
Watts Bar Unit 2: First New Nuclear Generation
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Nuclear Energy, Tennessee Valley Authority, Watts Bar Unit 2, First New Nuclear Generation, Low Cost, Safety Standards, Carbon Free, Climate Change )

- 11 days ago -
"Once operational, Watts Bar 2 will produce the first new nuclear generation of the 21st century in the United States -- generation that is low-cost and carbon-free."
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Liberal Science Denial and GMOs
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Science Denialism, Politics, Conservatives, Liberals, Dr Neil degrasse Tyson, GMOs, Vaccines, Whole Foods, Pseudoscience )

- 9 days ago -
Dr. Tyson: "It's wrong to simply attack the right for science denial. Liberals cannot claim to fully embrace science, there is plenty of science denial from the left."
LFTRs in 5 Minutes - Thorium Reactors   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Clean Energy, Zero Carbon, Climate Change, Nuclear Energy, Thorium, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, Kirk Sorensen )

- 8 days ago -
"A short video of Kirk Sorensen taking us through the benefits of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, a revolutionary liquid reactor that runs not on uranium, but thorium. These work and have been built before. "
Why Nuclear Energy: Unmatched Reliability
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Energy, Zero Carbon Emissions, Reliability, Consistent Energy, Green Energy )

- 9 days ago -
"Nuclear power plants are the most reliable source of electricity, operating 24/7 for 18 to 24 months before shutting down briefly to refuel."
Scientists Urge Government to Fund Basic Research
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Funding, Applied Science, Basic Science, Economic Value, Innovation )

- 8 days ago -
"While applied science is valuable and necessary to keep up in a competitive global economy, we need basic science as well to open new possibilities for true innovation."
Westinghouse, Blue Castle Working to Bring Benefits of AP1000® Plant Technology to Western US
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Utah, Green River, Nuclear Energy, Clean Energy, Reducing Emissions, Energy Demand, Westinghouse Electric Company, Blue Castle Holdings, AP1000, nuclear power plant )

- 13 days ago -
"Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000® nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah."
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