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Index / Astrogeology, Asteroids, Robots, Extraterrestrials

FAST will also cover two to three times more sky area thanks to its innovative design of an active primary surface. A science instrument with an order of magnitude improvement in any of its capacities which is also able to explore new dimensions in parameter space is likely to generate unexpected discoveries.

FAST aims to find out more on the greatest mysteries of our universe such as dark matter and dark energy, and would also seek out gravitational waves and radio emissions from stars and galaxies, and possible signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life. In theory, if there is civ... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Cecille De Jesus reports that it takes between three to six months for a probe to reach Mars from Earth. A new concept space train called Solar Express is challenging that time frame ... it would, hypothetically, be able to transport people and cargo from earth to Mars in less than two days.

Imaginactive founder, Charles Bombardier, and his team aim to create Solar Express in a way were it could travel at around 1% the speed of light, which is 3,000 km (1,864 miles) per second. The concept started out with identifying what makes space travel expensive and inefficient. In space, the ... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

Dr. Conca reports that scientists at the GE Global Research Center have been developing a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide (SiC) is likely to replace silica in the semiconductor and solar industries, significantly increasing their efficiency and speed.

SiC is a synthetic crystalline compound of silicon and carbon with diamond-like strength and resistance to high temperatures, along with excellent abilities to conduct electricity. The most effective application of SiC in the solar industry is i... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Matt Williams opines that the public goal stated by NASA, ESA, the Russians, the Chinese, India, etc., etc. for obtaining samples from the Moon is about understanding the chronology of the Moon. The timescale we have developed for the Moon are anchored in the Apollo samples. The next Moon samples will attempt to sample other time periods so we can determine if our time scales are correct.

However, the actual objective of exploration on the Moon, Mars, and the asteroids is to lay the foundation for developing natural resources offworld and for leaning how to go about colonization of... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

1. McArthur River Mine, Canada
2015 mine production: 7,354 tonnes

Located in Saskatchewan, Canada, the McArthur River mine is the largest uranium mine, and its annual output dwarfs that of other projects. Production at the McArthur River mine dropped slightly from 7,356 in 2014 to 7,354 in 2015. In 2015, the mine accounted for 12% of uranium mined worldwide.

Major miner Cameco holds a 69.8% stake in McArthur River and is its operator. It is entitled to 234.9 million pounds in proven and probable uranium reserves. AREVA Resources Canada, a subsidiary of AREVA owns the... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Steve Hatfield-Dodds, et al., report that over two centuries of economic growth have put undeniable pressure on the ecological systems that underpin human well-being. While it is agreed that these pressures are increasing, views are divided on how they may be alleviated.

Some suggest technological advances will automatically keep us from transgressing key environmental thresholds. Others that policy reform can reconcile economic and ecological goals. While a third school argues that only a fundamental shift in societal values can keep human demands within the Earth ecological limit... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Satoshi Ide, et al, report that the possibility that tidal stress can trigger earthquakes has been long debated. In particular, a clear causal relationship between small earthquakes and the phase of tidal stress is elusive. However, they claim that tectonic tremors deep within subduction zones are highly sensitive to tidal stress levels, with tremor rate increasing at an exponential rate with rising tidal stress. Thus, slow deformation and the possibility of earthquakes at subduction plate boundaries may be enhanced during periods of large tidal stress. They calculated that the tidal-stress hi... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Northern Minerals flagship project is the Browns Range project in Western Australia and has a number of deposits and prospects containing high-value dysprosium and other HREs, hosted in xenotime mineralisation. Dysprosium is an essential ingredient in the production of NdFeB (neodymium iron-boron) magnets used in clean energy and high technology solutions. The project xenotime mineralization facilitates the use of a relatively simple and cost-effective processing flowsheet to produce a high-grade dysprosium rich-mixed rare earth oxide.

Northern claims that one of the key features of... More →
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Index / Conventional Oil & Gas Resources / Related Environmental Issues / Brine and Injection Well Issues

Sally Asher reports that the Oklahoma Geological Survey, a state research and public service agency affiliated with the University of Oklahoma, College of Earth and Energy, has almost 20 studies underway to learn more about earthquakes and what causes them, especially in the Arbuckle Formation.

The Arbuckle formation, where oil and gas companies dispose of excess water from oil and gas production, is the preferred injection zone in Oklahoma. It is above the crystalline basement.

Dr. Jeremy Boak, Executive Director of OGS, said a number of studies are underway, most of wh... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

WNN reports that Energy Fuels will prioritize work at its Canyon mine in Arizona under a revised business plan, which focuses on sustaining the company production capabilities whilst ensuring it is able to respond quickly to any changes in market conditions.

The Lakewood, Colorado-based company set out its plans in its latest operational update and 2017 production guidance, published yesterday. The main emphasis of the business plan is to sustain production capabilities and uranium resources, whilst retaining production scalability and optionality, including permitted mining and pro... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

WNO reports that representatives of both long-established and more recent mining operations yesterday debated issues related to the current market situation. They looked at patterns from past market cycles and the measures that producers are taking to position themselves now and in the future.

Speaking at the World Nuclear Association 41st Annual Symposium in London, Swakop Uranium CEO Zheng Keping said the company Husab project, in Namibia has been ten years in the making. Swakop Uranium is owned by China CGN-Uranium Resources Co, the China-Africa Development Fund and Namibian stat... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The World Nuclear Organization just updated its statements on the world supply of uranium. Current usage is about 66,000 tU per yr. Thus the world present measured resources of uranium (5.9 Mt) in the cost category around 1.5 times present spot prices and used only in conventional reactors, are enough to last for about 90 years. This represents a higher level of assured resources than is normal for most minerals.

Further exploration and higher prices will certainly, on the basis of present geological knowledge, yield further resources as present ones are used up. An initial uranium... More →
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Index / Conventional Oil & Gas Resources / Production Technology and Hydraulic Fracturing

Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton reports one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma rattled the area northwest of Pawnee on Saturday, fuelling growing concern about seismic activity linked to energy production, a federal agency said. The magnitude 5.6 quake, which was felt from South Dakota to Texas, prompted the closure of some 35 wastewater disposal wells in the area, officials said.

It shallow quake struck 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Pawnee in north-central Oklahoma at 7:02 a.m. CDT (1302 GMT). Its 5.6 magnitude matched a 2011 earthquake for the biggest on record in the sta... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Gold-Silver Exploration and Mining Projects

Moriarty opines that relationships exist between both similar and dissimilar commodities. The ratio of the number of ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold varied from about 17 to 1 in January of 1980 to over 100 to 1 in early 1991. We view both metals as precious and having some aspects of money. But the ratio changes a lot and that creates an opportunity to profit without needing the ability to predict direction of price movement. You do not need to speculate on the commodities going up or down, only that they regress to a mean.

And it is not necessary for commodities ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Kristen Moran reports that uranium in the U.S. is used primarily for nuclear power, of course. However, uranium mining originally had its roots in the production of uranium-bearing ore in 1898. At that time, sandstone material on the Colorado Plateau in Colorado and Utah was mined primarily for its vanadium content.

Then, in the 1950s, the U.S. permitted a great deal of uranium mining promoted by federal subsidies and rising global demand largely driven by nuclear weapons procurement programs. The trend lasted until the early 1980s, when changing geopolitical circumstances created b... More →
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues

Richard Moy is sure you have lost count of the number of times you have heard that you should reach out to your network when you are looking for a job. The people you know might be able to introduce you to a hiring manager, or they might have some knowledge about your field that would help you become a better candidate, or they might be hiring themselves. However, there are a few ways your requests could actually be annoying people. Here are some common mistakes people make before they even sit down for that seemingly innocent cup of coffee.

1. YOU ARE NOT DOING ENOUGH RESEARCH
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues

Fred Nilson opines that technology is in constant motion so it is not always easy to keep up with. It seems like new tools are always surfacing to help us save time and improve productivity. With the speed of change in technology, it is understandable that not all users are at the same comfort level when it comes to using it all. If your company decides to invest in applications or devices to improve productivity and communication, you will want to ensure a successful transition for all team members from the old way to the new way.

Here are three ways to help your employees embrace ... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

The U.S. has recently ratified its climate agreement to lower carbon emissions regulations, and other countries around the world are doing the same. With that in mind a number of companies have been focusing on improving the value of low-rank brown coal or lignite coal.

These companies take varying approaches, but in general, the main goal is to remove moisture and pollutants, raising the coal calorific value to be more in line with that of high-grade coal. That potential change in calorific value is in itself a strong incentive to upgrade coal, but there are environmental considera... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr Conca says No. In fact, Clinton generally supports nuclear energy. She does not want any nuclear power plants to close prematurely, particularly the New York Indian Point nuclear plant. Clinton says that rapidly shutting down our nuclear power fleet puts ideology ahead of science and would make it harder and costlier to build a clean energy future, agreeing with EPA chief Gina McCarthy, leading climate scientist Dr. James Hansen and almost all nuclear scientists.

Clinton opposes the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository and supports the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations for our ... More →
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Index / Geophysics, Environmental, Geological, Geotech

Satoshi Ide, et al., report that the possibility that tidal stress can trigger earthquakes is long debated. In particular, a clear causal relationship between small earthquakes and the phase of tidal stress is elusive. However, tectonic tremors deep within subduction zones are highly sensitive to tidal stress levels with tremor rate increasing at an exponential rate with rising tidal stress.

Thus, slow deformation and the possibility of earthquakes at subduction plate boundaries may be enhanced during periods of large tidal stress. They calculate the tidal stress history, and speci... More →
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Index / Federal Resources / Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency on August 29, 2016 finalized regulations changing the Emission Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills and their companion standards resulting from the EPA review of landfill emissions under Clean Air Act, section 111. Advances in technology and operating practices for reducing emissions of landfill gas provide a basis for these changes.

Reduction targets for methane (a greenhouse gas) and non-methane organic gases are set in the rules, standards, and guidelines. Affected by these changes are 1014 landfills, which include revisions to stat... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Deep sea exploration is not just for marine biologists anymore. The Saturn moon Titan is covered in seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and Europa and Enceladus likely harbor immense subglacial oceans. The space submarine concepts have been devised by NASA and others to explore our Solar System alien seas.
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues

In order to address shortfalls in the skilled workforce, NGWA and several other organizations are joining an effort to encourage reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act, which would provide reforms to career and technical education programs.

H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, was introduced in the House and passed the Education and Workforce Committee in July.

The bill would ... (1) align career-technical education programs to the needs of the regional, state, and local labor markets, (2) support effective and meaningf... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The U.K. plans to invest in new nuclear power following the France lead, but breaking ranks with Germany and the big Green pressure groups.

The U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change published this infographic, but then took it down. Businesses reaping billions in subsidies from solar and wind deemed it unhelpful.

The facts according to the U.K. government?

Acres required to power 6 million homes:

Wind 250,000 acres
Solar 130,000 acres
Nuclear 430 acres (in construction)...160 acres in operation.

The Daily Telegraph call... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Ian Lambert, et al., of Geoscience Australia, report that uranium mines will be approved subject to world best practice environment safety standards. But what is world best practice for uranium mining? A national in situ leach uranium mining best practice guide.

It comprises:

1. Introductory discussion ... What is meant by world best practice... General principles for mining in Australia .... Description of in situ leach uranium mining.

2. ISL specific guidelines and approaches... Site characterisation and baseline environmental description ... Description of t... More →
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