Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems


Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades.

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Chilton returns to IndyCar action this weekend at St. Pete


– Chilton appearing in his second IndyCar season
– Switched to Honda power for 2017
– First race this weekend 

British racer Max Chilton is back in action this weekend on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg. Max’s Gallagher, Honda powered Chip Ganassi car will tackle the 1.8 mile, 14 turn circuit where he made his IndyCar debut in 2016.

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Ucore Backs 2017 METALS Act


March 7, 2017 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is proud to announce its support of the Materials Essential To American Leadership and Security Act of 2017 (the “METALS Act” or the “Act”). The associated House of Representatives (H.R.) Bill, sponsored by California Congressman, Rep. Duncan Hunter was introduced today.

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Ucore Commences Phase II of Oils Sands Project


March 6, 2017 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to report on its joint efforts to monetize rare earth elements and constituent metals from the Alberta oil sands.  In 2016, the Company announced that it has partnered with a Major Alberta Oil Sands Producer (“MOSP”) in the undertaking, which has received funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (“NRC-IRAP”) (see Ucore Press Release dated July 18, 2016).

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Okayama University research: Overloading of protein localization triggers cellular defects

Representation of changes in gene expression levels (green: decreased, violet: increased) upon high-level expression of different types of modified green fluorescent proteins (GFPs).  Clusters of genes with specific functional categories are marked by boxes; clearly, high-level expression of modified GFPs leads to defects in cellular functioning.

Source: Okayama University (JAPAN), Public Relations and Information Strategy

(Okayama, 3 March) Researchers at Okayama University report in Scientific Reports how the overloading of protein transport mechanisms affects cell functioning.  Over-expression of different types of target proteins leads to cellular growth defects, and the mechanism for transporting proteins out of a cell nucleus has the lowest over-expression tolerance.

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Inspirational Disabled Racing Driver Nicolas Hamilton, brother of F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, to open 2017 Mobility Roadshow


The Mobility Roadshow organised by Goose Live Events on behalf of Mobility Choice, is delighted to announce that racing driver Nicolas Hamilton will be opening the 2017 event at 10am, 1 June. (NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire).

From the 1st to the 3rd June, The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! will provide a unique experience with an atmosphere to match. It is the original hands-on event for consumers looking to maintain or discover independence when living with restricted mobility. The exhibition provides a free, fully accessible opportunity for disabled drivers to test drive the latest adapted vehicles and specialist conversions accompanied by experienced professional drivers. There will also be a vast range of specialist manufacturers showcasing their latest innovations in wheelchairs, mobility scooters, ramps, hoists and so much more. As the guest celebrity for this year, Nicolas Hamilton will officially open the event and welcome the many visitors, of all ages, looking to discover or maintain independent mobility.

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Tokyo Tech research: New model for deep mantle conveyor belt system at the core of the Earth


Mantle convection with inefficient mixing. Silica-poor rocks (green) circulate around coherent domains of ancient silica-rich rocks (grey).  Mantle downwellings (subducted slabs, blue) sink, and upwellings (light red) rise, through conduits between these domains. Mantle convection is dominantly driven by heating from the hot core (dark red) below.

Source: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Center for Public Affairs and Communications

For immediate release:  28 February 2017

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: New model for deep mantle conveyor belt system at the core of the Earth

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