Hacked Tesla FSD Beta demo from Ukraine validates Elon Musk’s Autopilot vision


That being said, if a recent video from Ukraine is any indication, it would appear that Tesla’s approach to autonomy may indeed be the right way to go. running in the center of Kyiv, Ukraine. if it were dropped into and tasked to navigate the streets of Ukraine.

Opinion: Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic [and energy] Disaster

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Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production. In the coal centers of Ukraine’s industrial east—Luhansk and Donetsk—fighting has forced the full closure of an estimated 50 percent of coal mines, while overall coal production has fallen 22 percent over the same period last year.


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Ukraine considering production of biofuel from fodder potato crop

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The Ukraine is considering using part of its crop of fodder potatoes—i.e., The Ukraine is one of the top potato producers in the world, ranking fourth in volume in 2008 (behind China, India and Russia), but only sixth in terms of the value of the commodity, according to the FAO. Interfax. potatoes used for animal feed—for the production of biofuel.

Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine, MMC will supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV. The supply stems from an emissions trading agreement signed by a number of Japanese companies with the Government of Ukraine.

Shell to invest up to $800M into shale gas development project in Ukraine

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signed a new version of its cooperation agreement with Ukraine covering Shell’s involvement in shale gas extraction and diversification of energy resources mining in Ukraine. stipulates the future cooperation in the area of exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in Dnipro-Donetsk basin, Central Ukraine. Around 80% of hydrocarbon extraction in Ukraine is conducted in Dnipro-Donetsk trench. Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Ukraine state oil and gas company signs $3.656B credit agreement with China Development Bank to finance substituting natural gas with coal

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The Ukraine state oil and gas company Naftogaz signed a US$3.656-billion credit agreement with the state-owned China Development Bank to finance the program of substituting natural gas with locally produced coal. The program is aimed at improving Ukraine’s energy security and alleviating dependence on foreign natural gas. Previously, Ukraine expressed its interest in the Chinese technology of coal gasification and coal-water fuel production.

Tree Technologies Inks Deal To Supply 200,000 E-Motorbikes To Indonesia

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Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

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Both Next-Battery and Lvchi will proceed with key visits in Ukraine and China during Q1 2019 with a view to formalizing a commercial collaboration venture in China designed to fast track the commercial roll-out and development of Next-Battery. He has spent years creating new companies that develop and commercialize novel products using advanced materials science teams in Ukraine, the US and Europe.

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Study finds methane emissions from coal mines ~50% higher than previously thought

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His paper drew largely on data from the United States and Ukraine, countries where data about coal mine status and methane is fully available. Ukraine reported that all its mines abandoned that year were flooded. The amount of methane released into the atmosphere as a result of coal mining is likely approximately 50% higher than previously estimated, according to research presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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EV Trophy European EV rally to cover 2500 km

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Electric Marathon International (Ukraine), in partnership with European Green Cities Network under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, is organizing the EV Trophy electric vehicle rally. Starting in Copenhagen on 24 May and finishing in Monte Carlo on 1 June, the rally will bring together like-minded enthusiasts to promote ecofriendly mobility, encourage the development of charging infrastructure and present sustainable and innovative solutions in transportation.

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GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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Although Germany, the UK, US, Canada and Ukraine are phasing out domestic coal production capacity, expansion of production capacity in countries such as India and Indonesia is predicted to generate modest annual growth of 1.3% in coal production over the next four years, with output reaching 7.6 billion tonnes in 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Europe’s Most Financed Luxury Car Brand

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Porsche dominates the luxury car finance industry in the neighbouring eastern European countries of Hungary, Ukraine and Romania. Latest research from Specialist Car Finance Experts, Forza Finance , has revealed that BMW is the most popular luxury car brand to finance in 16 of Europe’s 44 countries including the UK & Ireland based on finance rather than sales or units.

Geely exports more than 100,000 vehicles in 2012; 164% year-on-year growth

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Geely’s current major overseas markets include Ukraine, Russia, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Geely has established CKD facilities in partnership with local partners in Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia and a new CKD plant came online in Egypt in mid-2012. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group set a new export sales record in December with 11,000 cars being exported during the month, which also helped the company increase its export sales over the course of 2012 by 164%.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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SGH2 is in negotiations to launch similar projects in France, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Turkey, Russia, China, Brazil, Malaysia and Australia. Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

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Tesla’s Musk says FSD 10 will blow minds, details expanding test group


RELATED: Hacked Tesla FSD Beta demo from Ukraine validates Elon Musk’s Autopilot vision. Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave new updates on the Full Self-Driving version 10 rollout that is expected to come out on Friday and how the automaker plans to expand its test group for FSD Beta. The Beta program was launched in late 2020 and gave a small number of Tesla drivers the opportunity to experiences Tesla’s most robust FSD software yet.

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percent), while the low-growth forecast sees declines of 26 percent in Ukraine, 16 percent in Italy, 15 percent in Russia, 13 percent in Spain, and nearly 9 percent in China.

Volkswagen Group’s Škoda to unveil 500 km Vision E electric concept at Shanghai show; leveraging MEB for electromobility

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Škoda operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners. ŠKODA will stage the world premiere of the VISION E electric concept vehicle at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April). The five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 km (311 miles) on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving.

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Toyota Europe Q1 hybrid sales up 82.3% for 20% of total sales; Auris Hybrid the leader

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First quarter Lexus sales reached a record high of 3,700 units in Eastern Europe consisting of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Caucasus. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted 2013 first quarter sales of 197,309 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe. During that period, Toyota and Lexus full hybrid sales reached 38,673, up 82.3% from the same period last year.

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DBT CEV fast chargers power 3 LEAFs 12,500 km over 42 days in 2012 Oranje Trophy

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The Oranje Trophy—which supports Dutch athletes competing in this summer’s series of European sporting events—journey started on 14 June in Amsterdam and took the travelling motorcade of 30 vehicles (comprising cars, vans, trucks and motorbikes) through Poland and the Ukraine, where they stopped to support the Netherlands’ footballers playing in Euro 2012.

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Natural Gas Vehicles Use Almost 1% of Natural Gas Sold in Europe

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Italy has the largest natural gas fleet, accounting for half of the European total (523,100, 50.3%), followed by Ukraine (120,000, 11.6%), Russia (103,000, 9.9%) and Armenia (101,352 9.75%). (A The organization NGVA Europe estimates that natural gas vehicles in Europe annually consume about 4.7 billion Nm 3 of gas—about 0.9% of total natural gas sales within Europe in 2008 (517 billion Nm 3 , according to figures provided by Eurogas).

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Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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Excess death rates were particularly high in eastern European countries, such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Ukraine, with more than 200 each year per 100,000 of the population. Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.

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Scientists create “buckydiamondoids”; union of buckyballs and diamondoids function as rectifier

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The research team, which also included scientists from Belgium, Germany and Ukraine, reported its results in Nature Communications. Other research collaborators came from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine. An international team led by researchers at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have joined two unconventional forms of carbon—diamondoids and buckyballs—to create “buckydiamondoids”.

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Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 38% in first quarter; 30% hybrid mix

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Sales in the rest of TME’s Europe region (including Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Caucasus, Turkey and Israel) were stable at -0.8% Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported a 38% increase in its Q1 2016 hybrid sales (Toyota and Lexus brands) versus the same period last year, representing 30% of total sales, compared to 24% for the full calendar year 2015.

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Toyota introduces C-HR hybrid at Paris

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A 2-liter, 144 DIN hp/107 kW, 188 N·m CVT-only model will be available for certain markets (Ukraine and Caucasus). Toyota introduced the C-HR—or Coupe High-Rider—crossover at the Paris Motor Show. Fitted with the latest-generation hybrid power plant, the C-HR generates CO 2 emissions as low as 82 g/km, with combined-cycle fuel consumption of only 3.5 l/100 km (67.2 mpg US).

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Navigant forecasts global natural gas fleet of 34.9M by 2020

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Italy and Ukraine, the largest markets, are slowest growing (3% and 4% CAGR, respectively) due to their relative maturity. Cumulative natural gas vehicles in use by segment, world markets: 2013-2020. Source: Navigant Research. Click to enlarge. In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that the number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on roads worldwide will reach 34.9 million by 2020.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Also in Eurasia emissions grew in Turkey (5%) and Ukraine (8%). The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ) and nitrous oxide (N 2 O).

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UNECE to align heavy-duty vehicle engine emissions requirements with Euro VI

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The amendment to Regulation Nº 49 (which covers the emission of pollutants by heavy duty vehicle engines) of the 1958 UNECE agreement on vehicle type approval and its mutual recognition will allow all non-EU parties to the agreement, including Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine to apply these new ceilings.

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BASF subsidiary to acquire 15% stake in South Stream Russian gas pipeline company; 2B investment in the project

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The South Stream project is designed to create a new transport path for Russian gas to Europe across the Black Sea, bypassing Ukraine. BASF subsidiary Wintershall will acquire a 15% percent stake in the company South Stream A, which will develop, construct and operate the offshore section of the South Stream Pipeline which will run through the Black Sea. BASF intends to channel some €2 billion (US$2.8

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Roland Berger: Russian embargo against the Western automotive industry would hit Russia harder

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A decision by Russia to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the European Union and the US over Ukraine by imposing strong Russian sanctions—i.e., an embargo—on car imports from Europe and the US could undermine a faltering Russian economy even more, according to a new analysis by Germany-based Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Economic downturn and political uncertainty have kept revenues in the Russian automotive market on a downward trend for months now.

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Pike Research forecasts annual global sales of light-duty natural gas vehicles to reach 3.2M in 2019

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Ukraine and Italy. The global market for light-duty (LD) natural gas vehicles (NGVs)—including passenger cars, light-duty trucks and commercial vehicles—will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2 million vehicles sold in 2019, according to a new forecast by Pike Research. This level of sales results in a cumulative total of 25.4 million LD NGVs on the road by 2019. LD NGVs make up about 97% of the total NGV market (2.08

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine will experience a net inflow of migrants over the decade, helping to offset population losses caused by an excess of deaths over births. The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report.

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Toyota hybrid sales in Europe up 17% in 2015, representing 24% of total TME sales

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A decline in sales in Eastern Europe (Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and the Caucasus region) in line with the very strong market decline (-36%). Despite the lowest gasoline prices in Europe in 5 years, Toyota Motor Europe’s (TME) sales of hybrid vehicles continued their 5-year increase to reach 209,000 units for the full year 2015, up 17% year-on-year. Sales of Toyota and Lexus-branded hybrid vehicles now represent 24% of the group’s sales on the continent, up from 20% a year ago.

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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and European Union’s decisions to impose—and maintain—sanctions on Russia after its invasion and annexation of Crimea and invasion and informal annexation eastern Ukraine will pile more pressure on the Russian energy industry. Following the Russian invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, The European Union is now even more determined to reduce its dependence on Russia for natural gas and to force Gazprom submit to EU competition rules. by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.

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Air pollution could claim 6.6 million lives per year by 2050, double current rate; small domestic fires and ag the worst offenders

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In some countries, for example in the Ukraine, Russia and Germany, that figure is over 40%. If air pollution emissions continue to rise at the current rate, some 6.6 million people could prematurely die annually by 2050, double the current rate of 3.3 million people per year, according to a study carried out by a team led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz.

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Audi introducing supercharged gasoline engine version of SQ5 SUV at Detroit Show

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The Audi SQ5 has been designed specifically for the following markets: United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the Ukraine. Audi will introduce an SQ5 model powered by a supercharged gasoline engine at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show; heretofore, the SQ5 was only powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI Biturbo diesel, and was not available in the US. New Audi SQ5. Click to enlarge.

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Oil Drum Licenses On-Board Hydrogen Generator for Baltic States

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Tomas Balnys, director of UAB Hydro2, said that the company was also looking at expanding its distribution facility to enable it to supply the devices to another potential licensee whose territories include the Ukraine and Kazakhstan. University of Kent (UK) spin-off Oil Drum Ltd , has signed a licensing deal with UAB Hydro2 that will enable its on-board hydrogen generator technology to be manufactured, sold and installed in the Baltic States.

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New microscopy technique monitors ion transfer at the nanoscale; a tool to improve fuel cells or metal-air batteries

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A new microscopy technique devised by an international research team involving University of Heidelberg (Germany) mathematician Dr. Francesco Ciucci and scientists from the United States and Ukraine can monitor ion transfer on the nanoscale. Visualization of platinum coating in fuel cells. The red areas show high ion transfer activity, the turquoise-green elevations represent the nanoparticles. The picture shows that ion transfer is not uniform all over the coating.

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PBL Study Finds Developed Countries Proposals for Copenhagen Fall Short for Reaching 2 °C Climate Objective

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Canada’s pledges are 25% lower and those of Russia and the Ukraine are even over 35% lower than required. Estimated 2020 emissions in Russia and the Ukraine are lower than the regions’ pledges for the upcoming Copenhagen meeting. If Russia and the Ukraine would not trade their hot air, the overall reductions by developed countries would increase from between 10 and 15, to between 14 and 19%, below 1990 levels, by 2020.

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Rosneft touts major light oil find from “northernmost well in the world” in the Arctic

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However, US sanctions against Russia over Ukraine gave American companies until 26 September 26 to cease all operations with blacklisted Russian companies—including Rosneft. Rosneft announced a major oil discovery at the East-Prinovozemelskiy-1 license area in the Kara Sea, following the successful completion of the drilling of the northernmost well in the world—the Universitetskaya-1 well. The Kara Sea is part of the Arctic Ocean north of West Siberia.

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Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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Ricardo’s Rising-15 automotive markets include: Argentina; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Peru; the Philippines; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; and Vietnam. Positioning the Rising 15. Source: Ricardo Consulting. Click to enlarge.

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Opinion: The End Of An Era: Is The US Petrodollar Under Threat?

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The reasons for the cozier relationship between the two giant powers are, of course, rooted in the Ukraine crisis and subsequent Western sanctions against Russia, combined with China’s need to secure long-term energy supplies. by Andrew Topf of Oilprice.com. Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West as policymakers and oil and gas executives watch the balance of power in global energy markets shift to the East.

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Study reports non-US global shale gas recoverable resources of 5,760 Tcf; global shale gas boosts total recoverable natural gas resources by 40%

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These include France, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, South Africa, Morocco, and Chile. Map of 48 major shale gas basins in 32 countries. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge. Initial assessments of 48 shale gas basins containing almost 70 shale gas formations in 32 countries suggest that shale gas resources, which have recently provided a major boost to US natural gas production, are also available in other world regions. A new EIA-sponsored study by Advanced Resources International, Inc.

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Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

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Vysotskii is a scientist with Kiev National Shevchenko University in Kiev, Ukraine. Professor George Miley of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of its Fusion Studies Lab, reported on progress toward a “cold fusion battery”—a small power unit that uses a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) (i.e.,

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