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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...

2014-05-14 23:13:38

Improving regional foresight and Bled Forum on the future of Europe were the focus of the European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative and European Regional Foresight College Meetings held recently at the European Parliament. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Technological foresight, early warning systems, security strategies, regional perspectives for 3D printing, developments in the digital economy era, potential health implications, and eventual solutions for addressing high frequency radiation and...

2014-05-12 08:22:15

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new strategy for space development will be presented at the International Space Development Conference, which takes place at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel this week. Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy and the Space Studies Institute, will present "The Great Enterprise: From Citizen Space Exploration to Space Settlement" in the Redondo California Ballroom at 3:00 on Saturday, May 17. "The Great...

2014-05-05 23:10:05

In the framework of the Bogotá International Book Fair, Colombia´s Caribbean Observatory will hold an open public discussion and present “Latin America 2030” and “2013-14 State of the Future” reports produced by The Millennium Project. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The recent “2013-14 State of the Future” report shows that the world is improving more than the majority of pessimists acknowledge, but the future dangers are worse than the majority...

2014-05-05 16:22:52

LAFAYETTE, La., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) today announced financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2014. Some of the highlights include: -- Net income of $25.9 million or $0.52 per share -- Production volumes at the upper end of first quarter guidance -- Development drilling success at the Cardona South and Cardona wells in the Pompano field -- Discovery at the Amethyst deep water exploration prospect...

Artificial Intelligence Concerns Stephen Hawking
2014-05-04 05:40:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the greatest thinkers in the world believes that artificial intelligence could be “the worst thing to happen to humanity,” and that the scenario depicted in the recently-released Johnny Depp film Transcendence should not be simply dismissed as a work of science fiction. Writing in Thursday’s edition of the British newspaper The Independent, internationally recognized theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said that...

2014-04-30 23:00:47

From insurance to wireless communications, bestselling author and global futurist Jack Uldrich will deliver nine keynote addresses to leaders across the country in a variety of industries throughout the month of May. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Described as "an extremely knowledgeable and engaging facilitator" and "the hit of the show" futurist Jack Uldrich is crossing the country speaking on topics such as The Internet of Things, How to Future-Proof Your...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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