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The Graphene Battery: No longer a domesticated pet sitting at the foot of its Li-Ion Battery master?

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Grafoid acquires battery manufacturer Braille Batteries -- takes one step closer to the graphene battery With the recent progress in the inclusion graphene in batteries as material for anodes, cathodes or supercapacitors, it seems reasonable to think we should accept the new naming convention “graphene battery” to reflect the immense contribution of graphene in increasing charging power and reversible capacity. Thus far…

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Ecclestone rehashes the thorium debate

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Our note several months back on the subject of Thorium created a massive stir. The comments section exploded and frankly so much pseudo-science has not been seen since the Alchemy fad of the Middle Ages…the problem was that some of those with Rare Earth deposits with Thorium felt that legislative action would be their Silver Bullet cure for what ails…

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Alkane ready to seek government approval amid growing rare earth market optimism

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Alkane Resources (‘Alkane’, ASX: ALK | OTCQX: ANLKY) has continued development at its AUD$ 1 billion Dubbo Zirconia rare earths project in New South Wales as the Company heads toward the government approval and mine construction phase. Engineering got underway last April when Alkane signed a contract with Hatch Pty Ltd to provide front end and design (FEED) to deliver…

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Alabama Graphite and Zenyatta Ventures move north on metallurgical results

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Graphite Market Review — The Graphite & Graphene market continued along a now predictable bearish path alongside the resource sector overall, even though the share price average for the week ending on November 21 improved somewhat given that the sector dropped by barely a point (-1.13%). Alabama Graphite Corp. (‘AGC’, TSXV: ALP | OTCQX: ABGPF) continued its successful run from the previous…

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How Baby Boomers can Leverage Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Each day in the United States, an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire. With a population placed at 78 million, the boomer generation, representing those born after World War II (between 1946 and 1964) currently control 70% of the household wealth in the U.S. according to Brian Sozzi of the Belus Capital Advisors. It has also been predicted that about $12…

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Rivkin Report: Global equities mixed, gold remains firm & oil slightly lower

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Global equities mixed, gold remains firm, oil & AUD slightly lower, ASX futures 3 points lower Asian markets performed strongly yesterday, due to the excitement associated with China’s unexpected rate cut. The ASX 200 rose over 1% yesterday while, unsurprisingly, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was the best regional performer outside of mainland China, rising 1.95%. There are a lot of…

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Lifton on coining ‘Technology Metals’

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 Technology Metals Monday -- Starting today, I will on every Monday, review the highlights of the previous week in technology “metals and materials” for those investors, both small and institutional, who wish to know what is affecting the future demand growth for such metals and materials. Technology Metals and Materials are the chemical elements (metals and metalloids: metal-like elements, and…

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Unique cost structure and ‘low environmental footprint’ provides a real rising star for unconventional oil recovery

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American Sands Energy Corp. (‘AMSE’, OTCBB: AMSE), an oil sands exploration and development company, based in Utah. recently presented a new Project Feasibility Study, featuring updated capital and operating costs as well as a new Mine Plan. The revised studies suggest that AMSE’s costs are below those of other tar sand or unconventional oil projects. Indeed, AMSE would need about…

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Rivkin Report: US stocks higher, Europe strongly higher, gold higher despite Swiss polls favouring ‘no’

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US stocks higher, Europe strongly higher, gold higher despite Swiss polls favouring ‘no’, ASX futures 52 points higher Night futures traders for the ASX’s SPI 200 got pretty excited after our day market shut on Friday, and no doubt the Chinese interest rate cut and associated performance of BHP and RIO’s dual listed entities on the London market assisted there.…

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Why the Keystone pipeline will be built.

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Last March the US State Department released a report on the proposed Keystone XL (‘Keystone’) pipeline between Alberta, Canada and Texas in the United States, finding no significant environmental effect without significant increases – if any – of greenhouse gas emissions. The pipeline project should be used to carry oil from western Canada to US refineries in the Gulf of…

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11 reasons why you should never invest in junior mining stocks alone

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Investing in junior mining stocks is not for most people. This is what I do for a living, and I can assure you that it is not a game. If you still want to proceed in these treacherous markets, please allow me to share with you 11 reasons why you should never invest in the junior mining sector alone. Most small companies are very poorly run. They just can’t pay…

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Sinkhole swallows Uralkali’s profits and boosts potash rivals

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Russian fertilizer giant Uralkali (LI: URKA), just a year after shaking the potash market by terminating its strategic pricing alliance (BPC) with the Belarusian potash concern Belaruskali announced that it has been struggling with a temporary closure of a major mine, Solikamsk-2, located near Perm. Should the problem turn out to be a long term or even permanent failure there…

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Northern Graphite’s Greg Bowes on opening a battery research and testing facility

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"Northern has a big advantage in the battery market due to proprietary purification and coating technologies and the highest percentage of battery grade production. " -- Greg Bowes, B.Sc., MBA, CEO & Director -- Northern Graphite Corp. November 19, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Greg Bowes of Northern Graphite Corp. (TSXV:…

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InvestorIntel decrypts the market trend of some key commodities: agbusiness, uranium and gold

Agbusiness: It is not only the growing world population’s hunger that is driving the prices of wheat, corn, soybeans and other agricultural products and the OECD expects for years with rising agricultural prices. The main role affecting prices is played by soy, sugar, corn and wheat. Modern food production would not be sustainable without the use of mineral derived fertilizers…

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Revalidation results offer hope towards an ‘elegant way to destroy cancer’

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November 13, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Roger Dumoulin-White, President & CEO of Theralase Technologies Inc. (TLT: TSXV) about the revalidation results from the preclinical research, conducted at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network just released. The results have further validated Therealase's Photo Dynamic Compound’s (“PDCs“) ability to destroy…

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A landmark climate accord that leaves ‘green tech’ and rare earths as the biggest gainers

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Yesterday - after cutting tariffs on technology products – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have signed a landmark agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement obliges the USA to achieve new carbon emission targets while China will commit to reduce the rate at which these are increasing by 2030. Evidently, the two countries, the world’s…

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Theralase reaches cancer breakthrough, immunizes mice against cancer

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Theralase Technologies Inc. (TSXV: TLT | OTCBB: TLTFF) reported today on new evidence supporting the benefits of its cancer therapy based on the combined use of laser light and Photo Dynamic Compounds (PDCs), demonstrating yet another time its disruptive potential in oncological treatment. In studies conducted jointly with hospital researchers, the company provided yet more confirmation that it can protect…

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Getting real on market reality.

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There is a real in the media, and then there is the real-real. Text message on my PDA at dawn yesterday from Bourne Trader reads: “nailed the crude bounce…now awaiting the stock reversal (just a little dip before the rally into Xmas).” Counter this from several sources asking about the “obituary” of Company X in the rare earths sector, not…
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Full steam ahead for Hyundai’s hydrogen-fuelled vehicles

November 26, 2014 (Source: BNN) -- Hyundai Corp. is looking to revive the dream of a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles driving on Canadian highways as it becomes the first auto manufacturer to launch in Canada a fuel cell version…

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IIMA and World Gold Council set up India Gold Policy Centre

November 26, 2014 (Source: Indian Express) -- The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and the World Gold Council (WGC) on Wednesday announced the setting up of the ‘India Gold Policy Centre’, in a first-of-its-kind initiative. The centre is…

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World Stock Markets Rise Based on US Data

November 26, 2014 (Source: Epoch Times) -- World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors looked to more economic indicators out of the U.S. in the run up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Keeping Score: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent…

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OPEC leader Saudi Arabia sees market stabilizing

November 26, 2014 (Source: CBC) -- OPEC leader Saudi Arabia signalled on Wednesday it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the producer group's meeting this week, a day after Russia refused to co-operate…

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Elcora Resource Adds Depth to the Graphite Team

November 25, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV:ERA / ELM.F), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Janaka Udaya Kumara to the company as Mine Manager. Mr Kumara has…

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Why Blocking Oil Pipelines Is Dangerous

November 25, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Crude oil and natural gas are both already transported all over the U.S. in enormous volumes. There is a 2.5 million-mile pipeline network underneath our feet that moves oil and gas…

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Theralase Releases Annual General Meeting Video

November 25, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Theralase Technologies Inc. ("Theralase") (TSXV: TLT) (TLTFF: OTCBB) announced today that it has released a video of the presentations conducted at the Theralase 2013 Annual General Meeting ("AGM"), held on November 14, 2014. The presentations…

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Uralkali prepares to start repair work at damaged potash mine

November 24, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Russia's Uralkali , the world's biggest potash producer, is preparing to start repair work at part of the damaged Solikamsk-2 mine, though it is unclear when output of the fertiliser will restart. Production at…

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Shanghai and Hong Kong Markets Lift Asian Shares

November 24, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai climbed Monday and helped lift other Asian bourses after Beijing’s surprise interest-rate cut bolstered optimism over the outlook for the world’s second-biggest economy. Hong Kong’s benchmark index…

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NioCorp Signs Confidentiality Agreements with Credit Suisse & Morgan Stanley

November 24, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce the signing of individual confidentiality agreements with Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. The purpose of each…

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NioCorp Continues to Deliver Strong Niobium Assays

November 21, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce additional assay results from its Phase II drilling program and advancement operations in Elk Creek, Nebraska. The final analytical results have been…

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Investment treaty key for US, China

November 20, 2014 (Source: China Daily) -- US Trade Representative Michael Froman said negotiating a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is the focus of US trade talks with China. His comments on Wednesday came after senior leaders in both countries…

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GXM Appointment of Specialty Metals Trader to Advisory Board

November 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geodex Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GXM)(FRANKFURT:G2W), (the "Company" or "Geodex") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Evan (Dong) Chen to its advisory board. Concurrent with this appointment the company has placed 600,000 Units with…

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Carlisle Goldfields Announces TSX Approval for Proposed Private Placement

November 20, 2014 (Source: Newsfile) -- Carlisle Goldfields Limited (TSX: CGJ) (OTCQX: CGJCF) ("Carlisle" or the "Company") announces that the Toronto Stock Exchange has confirmed its conditional approval of the previously announced private placement with AuRico Gold Inc. ("AuRico") of 70.6…

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Geomega Resources Inc.: Final Private Placement Closing

November 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) announces the closing of a final private placement consisting of 777,778 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.18 per Unit and 2,000,000 flow-through shares (each…
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