Matamec converts Toyota partnership from joint venture to profit sharing

Matamec Explorations Inc. ("Matamec", TSXV: MAT | OTCQX: MHREF) has issued an update about the CAD$ 4 million investment from CDA Resource Quebec (‘RQ’) in the HREE deposit at Kipawa, announced by the company on April 2. Last March, the Government of Quebec expressed the economic and technological importance of the Kipawa Project, warranting Resources Quebec inc to invest CAD$…

Russian grant revs Stans Energy while battery market fuels Stria Lithium

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%…

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

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…

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

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…

Scotland votes No to secession from the UK but its nationalist fervor remains

The Scottish independence referendum has resulted in a solid win for the No vote (No to independence). The strength of support for the union with the rest of Great Britain was above expectations and has left the United Kingdom more ‘united’, marked by a polite and ‘fair play’ exchange between British Prime Minister David Cameron and the nationalist Scottish Prime…

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

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…

China’s property slump to remain a drag on the price of zinc

The sharp deceleration in China's economic growth in August has resulted in a zinc price tumbling down. Value-added industrial output grew by 6.9% in August year-over-year, down from the 9.0% level in July and is the weakest growth seen since December 2008 according to the National Bureau of Statistics. It is clear that in the foreseeable future that China's property…

President Obama’s strategy against Islamic State is highly flawed

President Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State (IS, former ISIS) is ineffective at best. Rather, NATO allies should aim toward forcing the terrorist organization that is destabilizing the territories of Iraq and Syria to implode from within. Beyond the White House’s valid intentions, there is little solidarity within the coalition that has been assembled to take action. With the…

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

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…

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

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…

World Graphene Summit emphasizes gap between graphene potential and availability of capital: points to nanotech bust

The first World Graphene Summit occurred in San Francisco, CA on September 15-16, 2014 which is aimed at helping stakeholders find the shortest distance between the staggering potential of graphene and its commercialization. In this mixed gathering of a hundred entrepreneurs and scientists, the availability of financial resources is emerging as a significant determinant shaping the arrival of graphene in the…

How graphene could revolutionize 3D printing

Last week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 100,000 visitors and 1,900 exhibitors gathered in Chicago to showcase recent developments in machines, tools and manufacturing systems. Arizona-based automobile manufacturer “Local Motors” stole the show by printing and assembling an entire automobile, called the ‘Strati’,…

Higher Uralkali sales and global trend suggest higher potash prices for 2015

Russian fertilizer giant Uralkali, a year after shaking the potash market by terminating its strategic pricing alliance (BPC) with the Belarusian potash concern Belaruskali announced that it expects better results for the final quarter of 2014. Global potash sales have reached record levels.  This an important indicator for the potash market in general because Uralkali is the world's largest producer…

There’s Gold In Them Thar Tires: Environmental Waste International & A.C. Simmonds Sign an LOI

According to Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, there are 450 million scrap tires generated annually in the United States (over one per person per year). With an average weight of 22.5 pounds, this represents over 6 billion pounds of predominantly hydrocarbon based materials generated annually. Disposing of those scrap tires is a major worldwide problem. Landfills don't want them because of the…

InvestorIntelReport: M&A season starts as it’s ‘back-to-school’ for the bankers

Working on a piece for InvestorIntel inspired by the “silent ones” with an eye towards the increasing M&A movement in the equities market that we are witnessing. As many of us know, sometimes our best efforts in life do not come easy – and it seems that this InvestorIntelReport today may make this point simply through the member updates listed below. InvestorIntelReport…

Groundstar Resources Offers Compelling Risk/Reward in Next 6 Months

Lower-Risk Heavy Oil Production, Pristine Balance Sheet & Growing Cash Flow to Fuel Bigger Opportunities Groundstar Resources (TSXV: GSA) is a heavy oil developer & light oil explorer in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. Groundstar is cash flow positive today, has zero debt drawn on a C$10 million credit facility and is sitting on C$1.9 million of cash. The company has 2 foreign…
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BlackBerry Passport priced to take on Apple & Samsung

September 23, 2014 (Source: CBC) -- BlackBerry's latest smartphone, the Passport, is set to be unveiled Wednesday, and it's priced to give it a leg up on the most recent offerings from Apple and Google's Android. The phone will…

Kane Biotech Provides Business and Patent Update

September 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KNE), a biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms, is providing an update to shareholders on the company's business objectives and…

Graphene Flaws Key to Creating Hypersensitive ‘Electronic Nose’

September 23, 2014 (Source: University of Illinois) -- Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to…

Blackberry Sets New Phone Launch in Revival Bid

September 23, 2014 (Source: Channel NewsAsia) -- BlackBerry is set to unveil its latest smartphone on Wednesday (Sep 24), in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the struggling Canadian tech group. The BlackBerry Passport with a square 4.5-inch…

Libya’s Largest Oil Field Restarts Production

September 22, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Production resumed Monday at Libya's largest oil field, a top oil official said, as security improved despite persistent political chaos in the country. The closure last week of the field, called…

EU to clear huge British nuclear deal: spokesman

September 22, 2014 (Source: China Post) -- The EU's competition watchdog will recommend approval of Britain's plans, backed by French and Chinese energy giants, to build its first nuclear plant in a generation, an official said Monday. “As our…

South Africa Signs Agreement With Russia for Nuclear Power

September 22, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- South Africa signed a partnership agreement with Russia’s state-owned nuclear company that may see Rosatom Corp. build reactors in Africa’s second-biggest economy. “The agreement lays the foundation for the large-scale nuclear power plants procurement…

U.S., Canada Allow Emergency Use of Tekmira’s Ebola Treatment

September 22, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp (TKM.TO)(TKMR.O) said on Monday that U.S. and Canadian regulators have authorized the use of its Ebola treatment in patients who have confirmed or suspected infections from the deadly virus.…

Great Quest Secures Off-Take for Direct Application Production

September 22, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- A Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE: GQ) (FRANKFURT: GQM) is pleased to announce a binding commercial off-take agreement ("the Agreement") with Mali-based Société Africaine Développement Agricole S.A (SADA Group) for most of…

Gold Little Changed Near Eight-Month Low as Silver Drops

September 22, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold traded little changed after falling to an eight-month low in New York as investors weighed an improving U.S. economy against speculation lower prices may attract purchases. Silver dropped to a four-year low. Gold…

Nordex wins 58MW in Germany

September 22, 2014 (Source: ReNews) -- Nordex is to supply hardware to PNE Wind for the 57.6MW Chransdorf wind farm under its largest individual contract to date in its native Germany. The project will feature 24 N117/2400 turbines and installation…

Yale Engineer to Build ‘Hot’ Solar Cells with $2.5 Million Grant

September 22, 2014 (Source: Yale University) -- Associate professor of electrical engineering Minjoo Larry Lee has been awarded $2,540,000 to develop dual-junction solar cells that can operate efficiently at extreme temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to converting a…

European Bonds Rise as China, G-20 Warnings Curb Scope for Yield

September 22, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Most European government bonds advanced as speculation China will accept lower growth and warnings from the world’s biggest economies of rising financial risks boosted demand for fixed-income assets. Benchmark German 10-year yields dropped to the lowest level in almost…

Pound Rises for Fifth Day Against Euro on BOE Rate-Increase Bets

September 22, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The pound strengthened for a fifth day against the euro before Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks this week, as investor focus returns to the timing for interest-rate increases in the U.K. Sterling appreciated versus all…

G20 chiefs fear market risks from low interest rates

September 22, 2014 (Source: South China Morning Post) -- Group of 20 finance chiefs and central bankers said low interest rates are contributing to a potential increase in financial market risk, as major policymakers rely on monetary stimulus to…

Apple Sells 10 Million New iPhones in First Weekend

September 22, 2014 (Source: NY Times) -- Early sales of Apple’s new iPhones have lived up to high expectations. The company on Monday said it sold more than 10 million of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models in the…

Oil Falls below $98 on Sluggish Demand, Ample Supply

September 22, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil fell below $98 a barrel on Monday, dropping for the third session in four, as sluggish demand and ample supplies outweighed expectations of a cut in oil output from the Organization…

Superlattice transforms graphene into a semiconductor

September 22, 2014 (Source: Kurzweil AI) -- Graphene can be transformed into a new superlattice state that converts graphene — normally a metallic conductor — into a semiconductor, MIT and University of Manchester researchers have found. In a research paper published in Science, the…
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