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Aging Chevy Volt Awarded 2015 Electric/Hybrid Best Buy

Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now?

Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vegicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model its 2015 Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy.

In doing so the 2015 Volt was chosen over the Ni More

Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now?

Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vegicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model its 2015 Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy.

In doing so the 2015 Volt was chosen over the Ni More

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Superbatteries Combine Capacitor, Battery Technologies > ENGINEERING.com

Supercapacitors coupled with a regular battery form a specific kind of “super battery”, offering faster charging and more efficient energy storage. According to researchers at Washington State University, these hybrid batteries are one of the most condensed forms of energy storage. They can be constructed in any size, and have a low cost and are lightweight. Current uses include emergency radi More

Supercapacitors coupled with a regular battery form a specific kind of “super battery”, offering faster charging and more efficient energy storage. According to researchers at Washington State University, these hybrid batteries are one of the most condensed forms of energy storage. They can be constructed in any size, and have a low cost and are lightweight. Current uses include emergency radi More

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[government news] White House Fact Sheet: Growing the United States Electric Vehicle Market | EV News ReportEV News Report

The White House and U.S. Department of Energy Announce Private Sector Commitments to Cut Carbon Pollution and Reduce Our Dependence on Foreign Oil

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with senior advisors during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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The White House and U.S. Department of Energy Announce Private Sector Commitments to Cut Carbon Pollution and Reduce Our Dependence on Foreign Oil

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with senior advisors during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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EVs priced under RM100k for Malaysians by 2017 – Madani

Malaysians can look forward to electric vehicles (EVs) priced under RM100,000 when new models are unveiled in 2017, Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) CEO Mohamad Madani Sahari has said, Bernama reports.
He mentioned two four-seater EV sedan models, saying a prototype was being developed and expected to be completed in September 2015. He added that production is expected to begin by 2016, b More

Malaysians can look forward to electric vehicles (EVs) priced under RM100,000 when new models are unveiled in 2017, Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) CEO Mohamad Madani Sahari has said, Bernama reports.
He mentioned two four-seater EV sedan models, saying a prototype was being developed and expected to be completed in September 2015. He added that production is expected to begin by 2016, b More

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London fruit delivery firm takes e-NV200’s “£2 challenge” | EV Fleet World

London fruit delivery firm Fruit 4 London is the latest company to take Nissan’s “£2 challenge” with the 100% electric e-NV200 van, which aims to demonstrate the model’s efficiency as a workhorse in the real world.
Starting with a full load at New Spitalfields Market in the East End, company director Laszlo Mulato drove a total of 36.6 miles and made 15 deliveries before returni More

London fruit delivery firm Fruit 4 London is the latest company to take Nissan’s “£2 challenge” with the 100% electric e-NV200 van, which aims to demonstrate the model’s efficiency as a workhorse in the real world.
Starting with a full load at New Spitalfields Market in the East End, company director Laszlo Mulato drove a total of 36.6 miles and made 15 deliveries before returni More

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Audi’s Plans for Electric Vehicles Approach Epic Proportions

If Audi’s Prologue concept didn’t draw enough attention at the Los Angeles Auto Show, one would imagine the R8 rocket and fuel cell vehicles did. Then again, Volkswagen’s luxury brand was short on battery electric vehicles in L.A., so it was good to hear the automaker’s development chief tackled the subject with reporters at the event. According to the UK’s Auto Express, Audi officials More

If Audi’s Prologue concept didn’t draw enough attention at the Los Angeles Auto Show, one would imagine the R8 rocket and fuel cell vehicles did. Then again, Volkswagen’s luxury brand was short on battery electric vehicles in L.A., so it was good to hear the automaker’s development chief tackled the subject with reporters at the event. According to the UK’s Auto Express, Audi officials More

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Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power – Redding

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This July 2014 photo provided by Samuel Avery shows a 2014 Chevy Volt plug in Hart County, Ky. Avery, who is a professional solar installer, built both the garage and panel installation. A growing number of electric-vehicle owners are powering their cars with solar energy from panels on their homes. (AP Photo/Samuel Avery)
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This July 2014 photo provided by Samuel Avery shows a 2014 Chevy Volt plug in Hart County, Ky. Avery, who is a professional solar installer, built both the garage and panel installation. A growing number of electric-vehicle owners are powering their cars with solar energy from panels on their homes. (AP Photo/Samuel Avery)
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Tesla Model S 60 kWh Named Among Car And Driver’s 10 Best Cars Of 2015

The Tesla Model S 60 kWh is listed in Car And Driver’s “10 Best Cars” for 2015.

Frankly, it’s about time the Model S made the list. Here are a few reasons why we believe it should’ve been selected years ago.

Large amount of seating and cargo room with an additional front trunk (Frunk)
Long range on a single charge
Quick and free charging (Supercharging)
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The Tesla Model S 60 kWh is listed in Car And Driver’s “10 Best Cars” for 2015.

Frankly, it’s about time the Model S made the list. Here are a few reasons why we believe it should’ve been selected years ago.

Large amount of seating and cargo room with an additional front trunk (Frunk)
Long range on a single charge
Quick and free charging (Supercharging)
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Model X vs. Model S – Tesla Vehicle Head-To-Head

The Model S has been a hugely commercial and critically successful release for Tesla, and has helped establish the prestigious and growing reputation of the company. Since its initial release in June, 2012, the Model S has shifted nearly 50,000 units worldwide. It also became the first electric car to top the monthly new car sales ranking in any country, anywhere on the planet, when it twice toppe More

The Model S has been a hugely commercial and critically successful release for Tesla, and has helped establish the prestigious and growing reputation of the company. Since its initial release in June, 2012, the Model S has shifted nearly 50,000 units worldwide. It also became the first electric car to top the monthly new car sales ranking in any country, anywhere on the planet, when it twice toppe More

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BMW Sweeps Green Car of Year and Auto Tech of Year Awards

Many automakers have run electric vehiclesout on the market by fitting stock platforms with alternative powertrains. This method brought us the Ford Focus Electric, Volkswagen e-Golf, and Smart Electric Drive (among others), but BMW took a ground-up approach to electric vehicles with the all-electric i3 and the i8 hybrid supercar. Auto journalists and environmental advocates agreed it was worth it More

Many automakers have run electric vehiclesout on the market by fitting stock platforms with alternative powertrains. This method brought us the Ford Focus Electric, Volkswagen e-Golf, and Smart Electric Drive (among others), but BMW took a ground-up approach to electric vehicles with the all-electric i3 and the i8 hybrid supercar. Auto journalists and environmental advocates agreed it was worth it More

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Electric cars see strong growth in the Chinese market|Markets|Business|WantChinaTimes.com

Electric cars being assembled on production lines at a factory in Urumqi, Xinjiang autonomous region, Oct. 13. (Photo/Xinhua)

China beat out the US this September in electric car sales becoming the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) market, reports Sina Auto, an auto news portal of Sina.

According to the report, there were 11,991 electric cars sold in September in China as o More

Electric cars being assembled on production lines at a factory in Urumqi, Xinjiang autonomous region, Oct. 13. (Photo/Xinhua)

China beat out the US this September in electric car sales becoming the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) market, reports Sina Auto, an auto news portal of Sina.

According to the report, there were 11,991 electric cars sold in September in China as o More

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Southern California’s pulling ahead of the pack in clean car innovation

Silicon Valley is often described as the hub of California’s clean technology economy, but Los Angeles and Orange counties are in the forefront of innovations in advanced transportation, according to a new report.

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Silicon Valley is often described as the hub of California’s clean technology economy, but Los Angeles and Orange counties are in the forefront of innovations in advanced transportation, according to a new report.

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Tesla Motors and Germain Hotels offer EVs a free charge | Montreal Gazette

Guests at Group Germain’s 10 hotels, including those driving the game-changer Tesla Model S, will soon be able to recharge their electric-vehicle batteries — a free service.
California’s Tesla Motors Inc. said it chose the Quebec-based hotel chain for its first Canadian “Destination” charging program partly because of the companies’ common sustainability ambitions. The private ne More

Guests at Group Germain’s 10 hotels, including those driving the game-changer Tesla Model S, will soon be able to recharge their electric-vehicle batteries — a free service.
California’s Tesla Motors Inc. said it chose the Quebec-based hotel chain for its first Canadian “Destination” charging program partly because of the companies’ common sustainability ambitions. The private ne More

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Inslee pushes incentives for electric cars | Local News | The Seattle Times

Gov. Jay Inslee, promoting electric vehicles as part of a broader effort to tackle climate change, wants to extend a sales-tax break for those cars and explore giving them access to carpool lanes.

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Gov. Jay Inslee, promoting electric vehicles as part of a broader effort to tackle climate change, wants to extend a sales-tax break for those cars and explore giving them access to carpool lanes.

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Audi EV coming in 2017

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Audi AG announced this week that it is working on an electric car slated for a 2017 release, which puts it in direct competition with Tesla’s Model S electric vehicle.

Whether the new car will be based on a current Audi vehicle or introduced as a new model has yet to be determined, according to Rush Times. However, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, head of technical de More

8, 2014 04:07 PM EST
Audi AG announced this week that it is working on an electric car slated for a 2017 release, which puts it in direct competition with Tesla’s Model S electric vehicle.

Whether the new car will be based on a current Audi vehicle or introduced as a new model has yet to be determined, according to Rush Times. However, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, head of technical de More

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Scottish facility develops SiC mosfets for electric car maker | Electronics Weekly

Raytheon UK’s Scottish semiconductor business is to develop a silicon carbide (SiC) based mosfets for use in electric, hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
The Glenrothes-based facility has a development contract with an unnamed car manufacturer.
Raytheon will develop a SiC mosfet rated at 650V/60A, which can be mass-produced cost-effectively and be fully compliant w More

Raytheon UK’s Scottish semiconductor business is to develop a silicon carbide (SiC) based mosfets for use in electric, hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
The Glenrothes-based facility has a development contract with an unnamed car manufacturer.
Raytheon will develop a SiC mosfet rated at 650V/60A, which can be mass-produced cost-effectively and be fully compliant w More

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Best of British electro wheels bus trial has real buzz | Noosa News

AS NOOSA gets set to climb on board its free Christmas buses again this peak holiday season, its potential future transport solution may already be running on rechargeable battery power over in the United Kingdom.

Milton Keynes Council, north-west of London, has begun a five-year trial of eight bright green and blue electric buses, and the UK manufacturer is a potential Noosa supplier for a More

AS NOOSA gets set to climb on board its free Christmas buses again this peak holiday season, its potential future transport solution may already be running on rechargeable battery power over in the United Kingdom.

Milton Keynes Council, north-west of London, has begun a five-year trial of eight bright green and blue electric buses, and the UK manufacturer is a potential Noosa supplier for a More

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BYD to Expand Electric-Car Leasing Deal With London Hire Service – Bloomberg

BYD Co. (1211) will lease 200 of its e6 electric cars to a London private-car service by April, the largest overseas rental agreement for the Chinese automaker that counts Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/B)as a shareholder.

BYD has delivered 32 of its e6 vehicles to London-based Thriev, which operates a chauffeur service using only electric cars, Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe, s More

BYD Co. (1211) will lease 200 of its e6 electric cars to a London private-car service by April, the largest overseas rental agreement for the Chinese automaker that counts Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/B)as a shareholder.

BYD has delivered 32 of its e6 vehicles to London-based Thriev, which operates a chauffeur service using only electric cars, Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe, s More

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Europe’s nuclear giants are close to collapse

By Paul Brown
Doubts that the biggest construction project in Europe will get the final go-ahead from the UK government leave the European nuclear industry facing a struggle for survival.

LONDON, 24 November, 2014 − Plans to build two giant nuclear reactors in south-west England are being reviewed as French energy companies now seek financial backing from China and Saudi Arabia − More

By Paul Brown
Doubts that the biggest construction project in Europe will get the final go-ahead from the UK government leave the European nuclear industry facing a struggle for survival.

LONDON, 24 November, 2014 − Plans to build two giant nuclear reactors in south-west England are being reviewed as French energy companies now seek financial backing from China and Saudi Arabia − More

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Renewable energy starts to win on price – Business – The Boston Globe

NEW YORK —For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.

That day appears to be dawning.

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The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets r More

NEW YORK —For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.

That day appears to be dawning.

Continue reading below

The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets r More

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DOE says workplace EV charging access has doubled in two years

DOE has partnered with private industry to encourage workplace plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging, and the effort seems to be paying off. The partnership, the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, wants to see a substantial increase in companies offering workplace charging by 2018.

An August survey conducted with DOE EV Challenge partners was used for them to share their experien More

DOE has partnered with private industry to encourage workplace plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging, and the effort seems to be paying off. The partnership, the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, wants to see a substantial increase in companies offering workplace charging by 2018.

An August survey conducted with DOE EV Challenge partners was used for them to share their experien More

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LEAF and e-NV200 make Nissan a Fleet Hero | Nissan Insider | News | Opinion | for Nissan people

NISSAN has been named Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the Energy Saving Trust’s highly regarded Fleet Hero Awards.
The brand picked up the honour for its ongoing leadership of the ULEV sector in the face of growing competition from other carmakers.
The awards judges were impressed that the pioneering 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF – the world’s bestsellin More

NISSAN has been named Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the Energy Saving Trust’s highly regarded Fleet Hero Awards.
The brand picked up the honour for its ongoing leadership of the ULEV sector in the face of growing competition from other carmakers.
The awards judges were impressed that the pioneering 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF – the world’s bestsellin More

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News from Helen Caldicott, MD

45 leading scholars, authors and activists convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the symposium: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems.

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45 leading scholars, authors and activists convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the symposium: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems.

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Fukushima Worker: They’re covering up how much contamination is flowing into ocean —

Fukushima Worker: They’re covering up how much contamination is flowing into ocean — Scientist: We are measuring higher radiation levels off Japan — Plume near California already exceeds expectations, and will keep rising for years to come — TV: “Cleanup can’t be done… They lied from the start, Tepco is a den of inequity” (VIDEOS)

RT, Nov. 19, 2014 (emphasis added):

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Fukushima Worker: They’re covering up how much contamination is flowing into ocean — Scientist: We are measuring higher radiation levels off Japan — Plume near California already exceeds expectations, and will keep rising for years to come — TV: “Cleanup can’t be done… They lied from the start, Tepco is a den of inequity” (VIDEOS)

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Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network

>PRWEB.COM Newswire(PRWEB) November 27, 2014
Automotive battery market is expected to reach $7.7 Billion by 2019. The demand for lead acid batteries is governed by vehicle production. Battery replacements have reduced as new technologies have extended battery life. With the switch to electronic braking and steering by wire in upscale cars, the 3kW capability of the single 12-volt battery wil More

>PRWEB.COM Newswire(PRWEB) November 27, 2014
Automotive battery market is expected to reach $7.7 Billion by 2019. The demand for lead acid batteries is governed by vehicle production. Battery replacements have reduced as new technologies have extended battery life. With the switch to electronic braking and steering by wire in upscale cars, the 3kW capability of the single 12-volt battery wil More

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Tesla must replace engines in Norwegian cars

Teesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.

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Tesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.
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Teesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.

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Tesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.
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Demand for Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Dual-Motor Vehicles Is “Off the Charts”

Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA ) outspoken CEO Elon Musk has weighed in with one of the most useful updates to date on the company’s new dual-motor versions of its Model S. The verdict? One month after it was introduced, demand for the all-wheel-drive version of the model isn’t lacking. In fact, demand for the new motor system is incredibly robust. Here’s what investors need More

Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA ) outspoken CEO Elon Musk has weighed in with one of the most useful updates to date on the company’s new dual-motor versions of its Model S. The verdict? One month after it was introduced, demand for the all-wheel-drive version of the model isn’t lacking. In fact, demand for the new motor system is incredibly robust. Here’s what investors need More

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Graphene battery breakthrough could trigger electric car revolution | Daily Mail Online

Graphene is the world’s thinnest and strongest material that is impermeable to atoms and molecules
Researchers from the University of Manchester were surprised to find that positively charged hydrogen atoms – protons – can pass through it
Discovery could boost efficiency of fuel cells for cars generating electricity from hydrogen, by using a graphene-based membrane
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Graphene is the world’s thinnest and strongest material that is impermeable to atoms and molecules
Researchers from the University of Manchester were surprised to find that positively charged hydrogen atoms – protons – can pass through it
Discovery could boost efficiency of fuel cells for cars generating electricity from hydrogen, by using a graphene-based membrane
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Turkey’s ASELSAN & IBM Research to develop Metal-Air Batteries for EVs | EV Fleet World

Turkey’s ASELSAN & IBM Research to develop Metal-Air Batteries for EVs
Turkish defence firm ASELSAN has announced the signing of collaborative development agreements with IBM Research for R&D on Metal-Air Battery Technologies.
ASELSAN said the Metal-Air Batteries to be developed will provide at least five times more storage capacity than current Li-Ion Batteries while prese More

Turkey’s ASELSAN & IBM Research to develop Metal-Air Batteries for EVs
Turkish defence firm ASELSAN has announced the signing of collaborative development agreements with IBM Research for R&D on Metal-Air Battery Technologies.
ASELSAN said the Metal-Air Batteries to be developed will provide at least five times more storage capacity than current Li-Ion Batteries while prese More

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Foundry-Planet: Magnesium: New Trillion Dollar Industry To Revolutionize Global Economy

New technologies will make it possible to create the next trillion-dollar industries and to better our lives, If You are an investor looking for the “Next Big Thing”, Magnesium metal appear to be one of the biggest investment opportunity of this century.

The doctors and scientists now believe that most chronic diseases may have the same root cause: inflammation.
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New technologies will make it possible to create the next trillion-dollar industries and to better our lives, If You are an investor looking for the “Next Big Thing”, Magnesium metal appear to be one of the biggest investment opportunity of this century.

The doctors and scientists now believe that most chronic diseases may have the same root cause: inflammation.
In a brea More

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