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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Mike Wall reports that Elon Musk has been focused on Mars, but he has finally realized that a human outpost on the Moon would be better for now and much closer to home in order to practice our new technology before going to Mars.

To really get the public fired up, he thinks that we need a base on the Moon, the billionaire founder and CEO of SpaceX said today (July 19) at the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development (ISSR and D) conference in Washington, D.C.

Having some permanent presence on another heavenly body, which would be the Moon base, and then ge... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

Shuhab D Khan, et al., report that sedimentation and deformation toward the Gulf of Mexico Basin cause faulting in the coastal regions. In particular, many active (but non-seismic) faults underlie the Houston metropolitan area. Using geophysical data, we have examined the Hockley Fault System in northwest Harris County.

Airborne LiDAR is an effective tool to identify fault scarps and we have used it to identify several new faults and assemble an updated map for the faults in Houston and surrounding areas. Two different LiDAR data sets (from 2001 to 2008) provide time-lapse images a... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Chelsea Gohd reports that recently, it was revealed that legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would permit the creation of a sixth branch of the Armed Forces, the United States Space Corps (USSC). Proposed in part to protect satellites from potential interference, this will be, in effect, a space army. While the Trump administration is not in full support of this addition, the bill was passed by the House on Friday.

The USSC, however, still has a long way to go. This new branch would be created through an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

The Editorial Board of the Washington Post reported that Energy Secretary Rick Perry traveled to Capitol Hill last month, asking Congress for $28 billion in funding for everything from nuclear weapons to clean-coal research. Yet one of the most controversial elements in his department budget proposal was a request for a relatively tiny $120 million, to restart work on Nevada Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site.

Congress decided in the 1980s that Yucca was to be the permanent home of the U.S. large and increasing store of spent nuclear fuel. In a forbidding desert landscape abo... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Batkins, et al., report that nuclear power is among the safest, but also the most regulated forms of energy in the world. As measured by harmful emissions, workplace injuries or fatalities on the job, nuclear has a sterling safety record, but the regulation imposed on the industry generates incredible costs and deters new reactor construction from producing zero-carbon energy.

Based on a review of publicly available 10-Ks, the American Action Forum (AAF) found $15.7 billion in regulatory liabilities for the industry, or $219 million per plant. These were largely related to long-term... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Bloomberg Editorial Board opines that if market forces are allowed to shut down nuclear power plants in the U.S., the climate and public health will suffer. The bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric Co. is yet more evidence, if anyone needed any, that the economics of nuclear power are not good with cheap natural gas, a fossil fuel.

Unlike coal, however, nuclear energy is a crucial tool in the fight against climate change. So the public subsidies that benefit the nuclear industry in the U.S. are justified, whereas efforts to prop up the coal industry are not.

And states ar... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Jim Polson, a natural gas supporter, opines that a decade ago, nuclear power plants in the U.S. were cash cows. Now more than half of them are bleeding cash, knocked from profitability by the shale-gas glut that has tanked electricity prices. Five nuclear plants were closed prematurely in the past five years, and more are on the chopping block. The industry used to look down on the subsidies needed by its clean-energy rivals, wind and solar power.

Now some states are offering subsidies to nuclear plants similar to the ones that wind and solar generators, whose costs have plunged, a... More →
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Index / Astrogeology, Asteroids, Robots, Extraterrestrials

Mike Wall reported that on May 12, the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected some very peculiar signals apparently emanating from Ross 128, a red dwarf star that lies just 11 light-years from Earth.

The signals consisted of broadband quasi-periodic non-polarized pulses with very strong dispersion-like features, Abel Mendez, director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico, wrote in a statement late last week.

They believe that the signals are not local radio frequency interferences (RFI) since they ... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Arend Hintze opines that as an artificial intelligence researcher, he often comes across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It is perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, Matrix-like, as some sort of human battery.

And yet it is difficult for him to look up from the evolutionary computer models he uses to develop AI, to think about how the innocent virtual creatures on his screen might become the monsters of the future. Might he become the de... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

The identification and utilization of space resources is fast becoming a reality, driven by a revolution in space technology, accelerating exploration of outer space and the eventual scarcity of certain resources on Earth. Building on its long history at the forefront of the commercial satellite communications industry, Luxembourg aims to play a leading role in the exploration and utilization of these resources.

Its goal is to ensure that space resources explored under its jurisdiction serve a peaceful purpose, are gathered and used in a sustainable manner compatible with internatio... More →
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