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“This is a good, solid number,” said Gus Faucher, deputy chief economist at PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh. “The economy is growing at a decent clip. Consumer spending will continue to lead growth, and the fundamentals there remain positive.”
For all the quarterly blips, the ups and downs on Wall Street and the back and forth between political parties, the American economy remains largely on the same trajectory since the recovery began more than seven years ago: slow but consistent growth.
The Iconoclast (jdargis)
From the fifties until the very recent past, oncologists focused their energies on three approaches to battling cancer: surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. In the dark humor of the cancer ward, these are known as “cut,” “burn,” and “poison.” Over this period, politicians and activists mounted a sweeping war on cancer modeled on the Apollo program and the Manhattan Project; the federal government, nonprofit institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and private citizens dedicated untold billions to finding a cure; and generations of doctors still depended largely on early detection and prevention, cycling through drugs whose effectiveness was often measured by the few extra months of life they could provide.
The researchers demonstrated that they can manipulate particle size, shell thickness, pore density, and pore diameter through control of various steps in this process. Depending on the rate of different steps, the microparticle sizes ranged from less than a micron to about 50 µm in diameters.
Evidence suggests women’s ovaries can grow new eggs (Arthur Robey)
“I think that these findings, and the identification of the mechanisms involved, may pave the way for development of new fertility treatments or extend women’s reproductive span by replenishment of the ovaries with new follicles,” said Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg, a senior consultant at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. “It suggests that the ovary is indeed a more complex and versatile organ than we have been taught, or that we expected, with an inherent capacity of renewal.”
Advanced batteries like the ones in question could also consequently transform the stationary energy storage industry. A report by McKinsey & Co. sees energy demand rising 3 percent with the growing need for consumers charging their cars. However, increased storage ability could lead to consumers accumulating power overnight during off-peak hours, hurting electric company profits. Higher performing batteries also mean increased production from natural resources at distributed generation sites.
The farm’s solar power is generated by 23,000 mirrors that reflect sunlight to a more than 375-foot high receiver tower. On a sunny day, it can produce up to 39 megawatts of electricity, which is more than enough to power the desalination system and the rest of the facility’s power needs. Excess thermal heat and water are kept in storage facilities on the farm to use when needed, according to Saumweber. That said, the facility remains on the electrical grid as a back up for 10 to 15 percent of its power needs when weather makes it difficult to rely solely on solar power.
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