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Future Fuel

In future there must be shortage for we have to find some other alternative methods to solve it.Recently i read an interesting article about future fuel by Prof. Joel Schor. US department of Agriculture. I would like to share with readers

According to the Volkswagen Corporation, automobile fuels by the year 2000 are likely to consist of gasoline, methanol from coal, diesel oil, and liquefied petroleum gas, with only a small percentage of ethanol derived from biomass. “Gasohol,” used widely during the energy crisis of the 1970s in the United States, is a blend of 10 percent ethanol with 90 percent gasoline. The alcohol production process involves three steps: reduction of the material to water-soluble sugars, fermentation to produce alcohol, and distillation by boiling to separate the alcohol from the water.
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Places you can’t go in the world

Area 51

Area 51 which is known for its secretive nature and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led Area 51 to become a focus of modern UFO and conspiracy theories. Located at Groom Lake, it is a large secretive military base which supports the development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. Perimeter security is provided by uniformed private military security guards who are armed with M-16’s. The base does not appear on any public U.S. government maps. Deadly force is authorized if violators who attempt to breach the secured area.

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Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free Conditions

Source: United States Geological Survey

There is increased evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future.
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Asthma Gene May Show Connection to Allergies, Way to Treatments

A gene linked to asthma susceptibility in children has been identified that may reveal the respiratory disease’s connection to allergies and lead to new treatment for 6 million U.S. child asthmatics, a study said.
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