On a conference call with reporters Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, and Michael B. Coleman, May or Columbus, Ohio, talked about how exports are leading the nation out of the Great Recession. The trio of officials discussed two new Department of Commerce reports that demonstrate the importance of exports to economic growth and job creati
By John Michael Spinelli on Sep 02, 2014
Geothermal energy is heat generated and stored in underground layers of the Earth and the amount of power that could be generated is enormous. The energy is produced from radioactive decay of minerals and heat loss from the Earth’s mantle, with temperatures at the core estimated to reach over 7,200 degrees. Most geothermal power stations tap into accessible energy, like steam and hot water that ca
By Delilah Jean Williams on Sep 02, 2014
Louisiana health officials warned state residents to not let water go up their nose while drinking, face washing, bathing or swimming after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish (county) water supply. The Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system of St. John the Baptist Parish, ABC News reported, Thursday. While it cannot be contracted by drinking contaminated water the b
By Barry Ellsworth on Sep 02, 2014
In June when President Barack Obama used his executive power—bypassing the Congress—to order a regulation forcing American coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions, his admirers hailed it as an aberration. However, giving credence to his foes’ accusation that he has been devising ways to work around congressional opposition against a clutch of controversial issues, now his administration is
By Preetam Kaushik on Sep 01, 2014
In what appears to be a major makeover, the White House has announced several changes at the top of the ladder of its Tech Staff. Chief honcho CTO Todd Parks, who joined in 2009 to work with President Barak Obama and is credited with reforming the way government uses technology, is headed back to California for personal reasons. But the White House will not lose Parks. He will continue to work as
By Preetam Kaushik on Sep 01, 2014
It would appear that playing an atheist in a movie didn’t help Kevin Sorbo understand the first thing about being one. A “gotcha” question from those trying to prove atheism wrong – or whatever exactly it is they’re trying to do – is to ask atheists why they talk so much about something they don’t even believe in. Some question why atheists are so angry and why they speak so disparagingly about re
By Daniel Koeker on Sep 01, 2014
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