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2014-07-23 23:14:44

The Millennium Project has produced the first encyclopedic dictionary, containing over 1,000 terms used by futurists in futures research and foresight. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 FUTURES, the world’s first Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary, is now available to the public in both English and Spanish, and plans are in progress for other translations as well. It contains more than 1,000 terms used in futures research and studies. It offers an immersion into the field of foresight, including...

2014-07-07 10:26:13

IIASA China’s richest provinces have an outsized environmental impact on the country’s water-scarce regions, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Maryland. Many developed regions in China are not only drawing from their own water resources but also contributing to water depletion in other water-scarce regions of the country through imports of food and other water-intensive goods, according to the new...

2014-06-24 08:23:54

HOUSTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EY's seventh annual US oil and gas reserves study reveals multiple indicators that the US oil and gas industry is emerging from years of volatility prompted by the global financial crisis and subsequent recession. While there was a slight decrease in capital spending, US oil and gas reserves each increased by 9% in 2013, oil prices remained strong and natural gas prices showed improvement. The annual study looks at US exploration and production...

CDC Workers Exposed To Anthrax
2014-06-21 07:51:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of those government agencies that is almost universally regarded as entirely competent and worthy of having the complete trust of the American public. This stellar reputation may, in fact, be wholly unwarranted. It was reported Thursday that as many as 86 government scientists, researchers and employees were exposed to the potentially lethal live form of the bacterium...

2014-06-19 08:29:50

Largest sci-tech crowdsourcing forecast site in search of professionals and enthusiasts to predict future events FAIRFAX, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SciCast, a research project run by George Mason University, is the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site. So what makes a crowdsourced prediction market more powerful? An even bigger crowd. SciCast is launching its first worldwide call for participants to join the existing 2,300 professionals and...

2014-06-05 12:26:39

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Futurist Gray Scott talks about the future of automation and longevity in THE FUTURE OF WORK AND DEATH a new documentary feature film. Will we work, age or even die in the future? The Unemployed Immortals Or Utopian Leisure Society - Imagine a future filled with unemployed immortals. It may sound science fiction, however, near future advancements in AI and robotics may allow us to automate almost every job and reverse our age. Are we heading...

2014-06-03 23:01:49

Large cities occupy only 1 percent of global land surface, but draw water from almost half of that surface Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Nature Conservancy announced the publication of the first global database of urban water sources and stress today in Global Environmental Change. The study estimates that cities move 504 billion liters of water—enough to fill 200,000 Olympic swimming pools—a distance of 27,000 kilometers every day. Laid end to end, all those canals and...

2014-05-24 23:01:28

Increased growth in Texas and North Dakota is giving the country opportunities to do more with its oil according to Chem Rock Technologies. (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Increased oil production across the nation has developed new opportunities for the United States economy. Rig efficiency is one of the main reasons why oil and gas production growth has been so impressive in recent years, and as a result new regions are enjoying the benefits of of this development. The introduction of new...

2014-05-20 20:20:58

HOUSTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced that the parties have agreed to terminate the non-binding memorandum of understanding regarding the sale of interest in the Leviathan licenses, offshore Israel, to Woodside Petroleum. Following termination of the agreement, working interests in the Leviathan Project remain as follows: Noble Energy as operator (39.66 percent), Delek Drilling (22.67 percent), Avner Oil Exploration (22.67 percent), and...

2014-05-19 23:12:11

Global futurist and trends expert Jack Uldrich to deliver keynote at the Utility and Supply Management Association (USMA) Educational Conference in Nashville, TN. Uldrich will join Richard Clarke - Former White House Counter Terrorism Czar, among others, as one of USMA's highlighted speakers. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 On May 19, in Nashville, TN, global futurist Jack Uldrich will join Richard Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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