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

Space law is an area of the law that encompasses national and international law governing activities in outer space. The inception of the field of space law began with the launch in October 1957 of the world first artificial satellite, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic Sputnik. Since then, space law has evolved and assumed more importance as humankind has increasingly come to use and rely on space-based resources.

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) was founded in 1960. The purposes and objectives of the Institute include the cooperation with appropriate internation... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Mining or remediation operations should be in full compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to ensure that value-added regulations are always being leveraged.

The best way to accomplish this is to ...

1. Integrate an improvement cycle with your safety and health management system (including CORESafety).

2. Apply the Plan-Do-Check-Act process to each regulation.

The CORESafety Module 16 explains why each requirement should have someone responsible for ensuring the requirements have been met and are working as designed on an ongoing basis... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Space travel as the bloggers know it is plagued by a few problems, most of which boil down to striking a balance between speed and time. The faster one travels, the more energy one needs. Without gravitational assists, that means more fuel will be required, and that has to be carried somehow. Faster speeds, required to reach long distances in a reasonable timeframe, also mean more difficulty slowing down.

So far, New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft ever in terms of launch velocity. Its launch speed was about 58,000 km per hr. After a flyby of Jupiter, New Horizons picked up a gra... More →
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Index / Environmental Law, Regs & Litigation, State & Fed

Derek Ezovski blogs that he works with lenders and borrowers nationwide and historically, environmental due diligence consisted of Phase I ESAs for most transactions/loans and Transaction Screen Assessments (TSAs) for lower risk transactions/loans. However, over the past 10 or so years, for many reasons including new SBA guidance documents, higher levels of risk tolerance and the development of new lower level environmental screening tools (Records Search with Risk Assessment, Desktop Reviews, ORMS EnviroFlash reports), he has seen more variations of environmental due diligence being used. Be... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

NSV personnel believe it is important to always be looking toward the future and follow market and industry trends. Seeing the new products, services, and capabilities can reveal new insights and inspire new ideas. And the earlier you discover them, the better.

More than 100 Companies, products and services in our archive, and counting...

NSV has one simple goal ... Share, discover, and discuss new and interesting NewSpace products and companies to spur excitement, generate ideas, and further entrepreneurial NewSpace ambitions.

Contributors simply submit a link... More →
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Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and everyone interested about space come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in Space.

You are invited to become a part of this exciting, collaborative scientific exploration, as they unleash NASA data to problem solvers across the globe. Join us on April 29-30 for the 2017 International Space Apps Challenge, with challenges to better understand our home planet, Earth.

Last year hackat... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

The 4th Planet goal is to create and test various habitats from naturally occurring terrestrial lava tubes analogous to the Moon and Mars. The advantage of this approach is that it reduces the amount of construction materials required to be placed in orbit and then relocated on a lunar and or martian surface.

Currently, 4th Planet Logistics objective is an evaluation of the practicality of pressurizing terrestrial lava tubes directly by creating atmospheric barriers that utilize the lava tube naturally occurring regime as a primary or secondary structural shell. This approach will... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

David Jacobson reports that a new study by researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and USGS has revealed that the Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon fault zone, which extends offshore from San Diego to Los Angeles, is capable of rupturing in M=7.3+ earthquakes. Such a quake could cause significant damage to some of the most densely populated areas in California.

The Newport...Inglewood...Rose Canyon fault zone is a strike-slip system in Southern California, and is part of the Pacific-North American plate boundary. Prior to this study, ... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Kevin Johnson reports that near the end of the recent House committee hearing in which FBI Director James Comey dealt a double-barreled blow to the White House, acknowledging the existence of a wide-ranging counter-intelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the director also made a less-noticed but striking concession about Russia unprecedented cyber assault on the American political system.

It took 10 months, Comey said, from the time the FBI first notified the Democratic National Committee of Russia intrusion in 2015 before the bureau was provided a... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Claudia Wagner, et al., report that with the increasing importance of online social networks such as Twitter or Facebook, a new breed of computer programs, so-called social bots, emerged.

Social bots are automatic or semi-automatic computer programs that mimic humans and or human behavior in online social networks. Social bots can attack users in online social networks to pursue a variety of latent goals, such as to spread information or to influence targets. Without a deep understanding of the nature of such attacks or the susceptibility of users, the potential of social media as ... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact

Down Wind is the explosive documentary that examines Ontario controversial rush into industrial wind farm development. Produced by Surge Media, Down Wind exposes how this Canadian provinces green energy dream turned into a nightmare for rural residents forced to live among the towering 50 storey turbines.

We hear searing, personal stories of people experiencing mysterious health problems, insomnia, depression, even thoughts of suicide; their lives turned upside down by the constant noise and vibrations given off by the massive wind turbines.

The documentary also reveals ... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Geospatial Information

Talking about the shadows of the energies is not politically correct. But should one be silent about it? The fact is that the overpowering and unprecedented energy demand has generated a huge growth of wind turbines and solar power plants and is threatening to develop the most rapid land use ever in our country.

The last undestroyed landscapes and nature reserves are sacrificed for this. At the same time, CO2 emissions have so far only marginally decreased, if at all. An insatiable energy hunger is based on unlimited expansion, more than 13,000 wind turbines are running for our sta... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Economics

D. S. Brodie prepared a layman-level guide to the serious disadvantages of wind power, the main poster child of so-called renewables, written from a Scottish perspective but applicable to the entire UK. The facts have been drawn from a wide range of publicly accessible studies, reports and authoritative blogs, e.g. from energy analyst Euan Mearns Renewable Energy ... The Most Expensive Policy Disaster in Modern British History, the Civitas report Electricity Costs ... The Folly of Wind Power ... and the study by Mr Derek Partington on The Intermittency of UK Wind Power Generation. The subjecti... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Related Environmental Issues

Ed Hiserodt reported that nuclear power is portrayed by the major media and by environmental activists as dangerous and perhaps even sinister. Wind power, on the other hand, is considered benign. But the track records of nuclear power and wind power present a different picture.

Nuclear power has been been used to produce electricity for more than four decades, beginning with the Shippingport nuclear power plant in 1957. Today there are 104 nuclear power plants in the U.S. generating some 60 billion kilowatt hours per year of electricity. There have been no deaths from radiation in m... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Economics

Jason Correia presents a powerful graphic comparing the energy density of nuclear to that of wind power. Wind power is dilute and variable, so some may argue this is not a representative comparison. Some wind turbines being built can supply energy for 300 homes. But such limited information creates a misleading impression that one turbine will produce that power continuously.

If wind power is compared to a yearly megawatt hour (MWh) figure that a nuclear plant can produce, the impression of what wind can power dramatically shifts. The numbers cannot be fully appreciated until they a... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

June Javelosa opines that for Elon Musk, the Australian energy crisis is nothing that can not be sorted by installing 100 to 300 megawatts of battery storage. Granted, he does not have the storage set up just yet, but since he has been given the go signal to start building it, Musk is confident that his team can complete it in just 100 days.

Storms across Australia cause serious damage to infrastructure and a series of blackouts throughout the continent. This prompted energy companies to raise their rates to meet demand for electricity in the region. After Musk cousin, Lyndon Rive, ... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

LogitEasy created the USCS Calculator for professional geologists who need to classify soil according to the ASTM Visual-Manual Procedure (ASTM-D2488) and record only the percentage of gravel, sand, and fines in the field, without the soil group name and symbol.

The USCS Calculator allows the geologist to determine the soil group name and symbol from your field data, for use in soil descriptions when preparing boring and test pit logs. Geology students and young professional geologists are welcome to use the USCS Calculator for learning the first part of this soil classification pr... More →
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The Ukrainian Yuzhnoye SDO is one of the most well-known and recognized scientific and design companies in the world in the field of space technology development. This recognition is based on the exceptional experience in space technology development, gained during almost 60 years of the company life and reinforced by the capability to grow in modern economic and political environment, while providing flexible response to the needs of the global space launch market.

Yuzhnoye is proud of a lot of successful developments, many of which became achievements at the world level. Among the... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Gold-Silver Exploration and Mining Projects

Mark Campbell reports that mining in Egypt is a risky investment because you would be dealing with the Egyptian military not a ministry of mining or a scientific organization. Last year, four mining companies left Egypt, their projects were rejected by military order.

They then searched for any foreign direct investment to restore the national gold reserve to its previous level. They reviewed oil and mining contracts to secure more income for the country. But after the Egyptian revelation failed, the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) are now working hard to generate revenues via The Egypt... More →
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues

Eric Tangumonkem opines what is the true cost of a barrel of crude oil? This is a simple question, but I suspect that the answer is complicated. When I started working for an operator in the oil and gas industry, an older gentleman who was mentoring me told me to start getting ready for layoffs by saving part of my salary. He said that when the times are good, they are good, and when they are bad, they are very bad. He reminded me that he had been through a couple of circles of booms and bursts. This has taught him that the oil industry is highly unpredictable and cyclical.

A couple... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Ian Lyall reports that uranium mine developer Berkeley Energia Limited unveiled outstanding results from the latest drilling on the Zona 7 portion of its Salamanca Project and sketched out plans to maximize the potential of its land holding in western Spain. The latest work on the near-surface deposit uncovered a 12-meter section of uranium mineralization (U3O8) at 1,003 parts per million (ppm), including one-meter at 2,464 parts per million. A second hole delivered two meters at 2,002 ppm, including a one-meter interval at 3,761 ppm.

These high grade intercepts immediately below Zo... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Shane Lasley reports that a Swiss investment fund with ties to Russia-born billionaire Vladimir Iorich has put in a bid to buy the shuttered Mountain Pass rare earth-element mine in California, raising red flags for U.S. lawmakers concerned about the U.S. dependence on foreign countries for REEs and other metals necessary to maintain the U.S. military high-tech arsenal.

To help promote domestic production of these strategic metals and block foreign firms from buying rare earth mines on U.S. soil, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, introduced the Materials Essential to American Leader... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Sean Brodrick reports that it is well known that Kazakhstan, source of 30% of the world uranium supply, has cut its production by 10%. But, no one undercuts the Kazakhs on price, but they are saving some of their resources until the price increases.

Global X Uranium ETF is rising from the rubble. URA rallied big since November. In February, it started pulling back. That consolidation brought it back to nearly a 50% retracement of their move. URA increased above its 50-day simple moving average. This can be seen as a dividing line between bullish and bearish movements, and the URA F... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Leia Toovey reports that spot uranium prices declined by one dollar in the week ended March 13 and are now sitting at $24.50. The commodity is holding onto a good chunk of its gains that were experienced after the commodity plunged to a low of just above $17 per lb in late 2016.

The clawback in uranium prices was seen as a response to supply-side change, and prices accelerated their recovery rally in January after major uranium producer Kazakstan announced a significant supply cutback. Prices did steady, and then turn lower in February when suddenly, in just one week, deals dried up... More →
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Index / Toxicology

Sara Jerome opines about hints about overcoming the threat of arsenic contamination in the water supply may reside in an unexpected place ... the human body. People in a south American desert have evolved to detoxify potentially deadly arsenic that laces their water supply, a paper in the New Scientist recently reported.

... The research shows that toxic chemicals can also drive human evolution. Understanding how it happened may help guide public health measures to reduce the suffering caused by arsenic poisoning, which threatens an estimated 200 million people worldwide. And it can... More →
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