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Liquid Metal Batteries – An Impending Deluge?

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Battery technologies have been proliferating in recent years like mushrooms after the rain... Despite this there are batteries and batteries. Many of the newly invented storage devices have specific usages and one new application is not necessarily a replacement for an existing type of battery. Unfortunately most parents still have reason to curse the ubiquitous Double A batteries that power…

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Sanctions against Russia ignore the realpolitik of the markets

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The crisis in Ukraine, which started around last November, has intensified and exacerbated tensions between Russia and NATO to a degree unknown since the pre-Gorbachev Soviet Union.On September 30, The European Union decided to renew and add new sanctions against Russia, claiming that the peace plan in Ukraine has not yet been respected. Brussels had hinted that it would consider…

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One of the most undervalued gold and silver plays in North America?

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October 1, 2014 – In today’s InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of InvestorIntel begins her interview with Joseph A. Kizis, Jr. – the CEO for Homestake Resources Corp. (TSXV: HSR), on the debate on whether indeed Homestake is one of the most undervalued gold and silver plays in North America. Tracy Weslosky: Today I have the pleasure of…

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Could the Coking Coal Market Get Any Worse?

Could the coking coal market get any worse? Probably not. A lot has been written about the plunge in iron ore prices, down about 41% this year alone due to oversupply from the Big 4, Vale S.A., (NYSE: VALE) Rio Tinto plc, (NYSE: RIO) BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) and Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG). The outlook for 2015 is…

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Graphite Market Review: China’s exports of graphite to decline markedly

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Graphite Market Review — The graphite sector was down -3.59% for the week ending September 26th, 2014 based on the list of graphite stocks we are following listed below. China's intermediate-term supply crunch in graphite is not well appreciated by the market. This is surprising as 70% of the world's graphite comes from China, and exports will without question decline markedly…

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Hong Kong’s student protests scare Beijing

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Some have described it a “Little Tiananmen” but the leaders of ‘Occupy Central’ have a clearer notion of what they want to achieve than their Chinese cousins in 1989. This is because, unlike the citizens of the People’s Republic of China, the inhabitants of Honk Kong know what freedom, democracy, and rule of Law mean. This means that they are…

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Rumored merger between Yara International and CF Industries could shake up potash market

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Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International announced, this week, that it has entered talks with US-based CF Industries (an ammonia and nitrogen production giant) for a possible merger. Should the two companies reach a deal, it would be a merger of equals, giving birth to an industrial giant with a market value exceeding USD$ 27 billion. The talks are at a…

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Epstein InvestorIntel CEO Interview: Brad Boyle, Triton Minerals Ltd.

The following interview of Triton Minerals' CEO Brad Boyle was conducted by phone and email in the week ended September 19th. Please describe Triton Minerals for readers less familiar with your company. Triton Minerals Limited (ASX:TON) is a diversified, Australian-listed minerals exploration company with 3 graphite projects in Mozambique, Africa. These comprise the Balama North, Balama South, and Ancuabe projects,…

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Addressing the silence surrounding the real global threat of climate change

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While environmental activists protested in100 cities around the world ahead of a United Nations climate summit set to take place in New York on September 23, 2014.  As I write this article the debate has commenced at the United Nations, a debate that has been nearly sidestepped by a telltale elite group: China, India, Russia and Canada, which collectively emit…

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California’s plan to have one million EV’s on the roads by 2023 will be successful

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By 1 January 2023, there will be at least a million electric private vehicles in California if a plan adopted by Governor Jerry Brown succeeds. Last week, Gov. Brown signed a law encouraging consumers to buy environmentally friendly cars just days ahead of the start of the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York. Brown considers environmental protection to…

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Epstein InvestorIntel CEO Interview: Jeff Seibert, Seair Inc.

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The following interview of CEO Jeff Seibert of Seair Inc. was conducted on Sept 18-19 by phone and email. Mr. Seibert joined Seair in February of this year. He had a 30-year career with Pall Corporation ("Pall"), recently as President of Pall's Water Processing business which grew from zero to a large, multi-million dollar business under his leadership. Mr. Seibert…

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Russian grant revs Stans Energy while battery market fuels Stria Lithium

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InvestorIntelReport for the week ending September 19, 2014: The weaker commodities theme continues for last week as I drill down on InvestorIntel member averages for the week ending September 19, 2014. The graphite and graphene sector lead for least negative downturn at -4.68%. This followed by oil and gas -4.77%, rare earths and technology metals -5.10% and uranium, down -5.49%…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with EastGate’s CEO on Innovative Drug Delivery Systems for Diabetes

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September 22, 2014 -- The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Anna Gluskin, CEO and Chairman of EastGate Acquisitions Corporation (OTCBB: ESAQ) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m speaking with Anna Gluskin, CEO and Chairman of EastGate Acquisitions Corporation trading on the OTC under the symbol ESAQ. Eastgate Acquisitions is an…

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What Hippies knew as pot is infinitely different from contemporary cannabis: points to future research

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A study on the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of street marijuana over the past three decades shows that the THC content has increased three fold over time to show that what was called marijuana in the 1980s is a vastly different beast from what we now call marijuana. Further our growing understanding of other therapeutic molecules show that what Hippies new…

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Epstein on Azarga Uranium: the Next Permitted ISR Project in the U.S.

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With the uranium spot price move from $28/lb to $35.75/lb, up 28% according to Tradetech, I wrote the following article on small cap uranium company, Azarga Uranium. Many readers have probably heard of uranium companies like Uranium Energy Corp, Uranerz and Ur-Energy, all of whom have In-Situ-Recovery (ISR) projects in the western U.S. A company flying under the radar with…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with NanoStruck’s CEO on Water Purification Technologies

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September 17, 2014 -- The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO & Chairman for NanoStruck Technologies Inc. (CSE: NSK | OTCQX: NSKTF) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m speaking with Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO & Chairman for NanoStruck Technologies trading on the CSE as NSK and…

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Theralase’s photodynamic therapy offers a targeted and non-invasive cure against cancer

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Toronto-based Theralase is a leader in this field. It uses lasers, which have been approved by the FDA and Health Canada and received the European Conformity (CE) Certification, can relieve pain and heal wounds. They may also be used to destroy cancer cells. Theralase Technologies Inc (‘Theralase’, TSXV: TLT) produces laser equipment for biostimulative and biodestructive clinical applications for the…
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China’s New Open Door: The E-Commerce Boom

October 2, 2014 (Source: Huffington Post) -- Our second quarterly survey of businesses across China, conducted in May and June for the China Beige Book, highlights the phenomenal growth e-tailers are experiencing there. They report soaring sales, big revenue gains…

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Giant Clams’ Shiny Shells Could Inspire New Solar Power Tech

October 2, 2014 (Source: Fox News) -- Brilliant shades of blue and aqua coat the iridescent lips of giant clams, but these shiny cells aren't just for show, new research finds. The iridescent sheen directs beams of sunlight into the interior…

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Voxeljet AG Acquires Propshop (Model Makers) Limited

October 2, 2014 (Source: BusinessWire) -- voxeljet AG (the “Company” or “voxeljet”) (NYSE:VJET), announced today that it has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Propshop (Model Makers) Limited (“Propshop”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Propshop will become…

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South Africa signed several nuclear agreements

October 2, 2014 (Source: IOL) -- South Africa signed nuclear co-operation agreements with South Korea and the US before signing the Russian agreement – and will sign similar agreements with France, China and Japan before it decides on which…

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Gold Close to Erasing Gains for Year on Outlook for Rates

October 2, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold traded little changed in London, with the metal almost erasing this year’s gains as the outlook for higher U.S. interest rates amid an improving economy curbs demand for the metal. Bullion rose as…

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Gold Sales at Perth Mint Reach 11-Month High as Prices Retreat

October 2, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold sales from Australia’s Perth Mint, which refines all the bullion output in the world’s second-biggest producer, climbed 89 percent in September to the highest level in almost a year as prices declined. Sales…

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Spain sells 3.5 bln eur in bonds at record low yields

October 2, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Spain sold 3.5 billion euros (4.43 billion US dollars) of debt at a double auction on Thursday, hitting the top of its targeted range and at record low yields on the t wo…

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European Central Bank maintains record low interest rates

October 2, 2014 (Source: Telegraph) -- The European Central Bank has decided not to cut its interest rates even further as it seeks to stimulate growth in the beleaguered currency area. Europe's benchmark lending rate remains at 0.05pc, while…

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NioCorp Drilling Continues to Return High-Grade Niobium Assays

October 2, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce receipt of additional assays from the ongoing drilling and advancement operations at Elk Creek, Nebraska. Drillholes NEC14-011 and NEC14-012, two of six…

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Foreign-Owned Projects Boost Russian Oil Output in Sept

October 2, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Foreign-led projects lifted Russian oil output last month to within reach of a post-Soviet record, showing the potential in the country's existing fields, which are largely unaffected by Western sanctions over Ukraine. Output of oil…

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First Floating Solar Farm Built in UK

October 2, 2014 (Source: The Guardian) -- A farm in Berkshire has become the first in the UK to install a floating solar array, with the owners now targeting water utilities and reservoirs for further development. Sheeplands Farm near Wargrave switched…

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Canacol Energy Ltd. Provides Production and Operations Update

October 2, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Canacol Energy Ltd. ("Canacol" or the "Corporation") (TSX:CNE) (OTCQX:CNNEF) (BVC:CNEC) is pleased to provide the following update concerning its production and main drilling operations. Average net production before royalties for the period July 1 to…

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Fine-Tuning Plant Cells for Superior Cereal Crops

October 1, 2014 (Source: University of Adelaide) -- Changing the developmental path of grain in cereal crops to better influence yield, quality and end-use is the aim of University of Adelaide research scientist Dr Matthew Tucker. Dr Tucker, who was recently…

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Treasurys Surge Alongside European Bonds

October 1, 2014 (Source: MarketWatch) -- U.S. Treasury prices followed European bonds higher on Wednesday as investors kicked off the first day of the new quarter. The 10-year Treasury note 10_YEAR, -3.05%  yield, which rises as prices fall, was down 5.5…

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EU-Russia gas duel deepens with Slovakia supply cut

October 1, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- The cat and mouse game between Europe and Russia on gas intensified on Wednesday with Slovakia saying its supply from Russia was down by a half and its prime minister calling the move…

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Gold Prices Rise as Some Cash in on Recent Downturn

October 1, 2014 (Source: WSJ) -- Gold prices reversed losses Wednesday as investors locked in gains on bets that the metal's price would decline following gold's recent steep downturn. Gold for December delivery, the most actively traded contract, was recently up…
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