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Thursday: March 4, 2010

NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.

The quantity of water present at the lunar poles is significant,' Spudis writes; 'at the north pole alone, the 600 million metric tons of water there -- turned into rocket fuel -- is enough to launch the equivalent of one Space Shuttle (735 mT of propellant) per day for over 2000 years.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | nasa | water | abcnews | space | moon | planet | orbit | rocket | fuel | tons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.

As well as using the juice for ethanol production, either directly or as a diluent for other biofuel crops, Fish suggests that it can be a source of lycopene and L-citrulline, two ‘nutraeuticals’ for which enough demand currently exists to make extraction economically worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:01 PM | Tags (5) | biofuel | environment | ethanol | juice | watermelon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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