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Blaine LaFleur

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StoneWall Engineering Graduates From The Opportunity Machine (New Office)

By Blaine LaFleur on May 24, 2018

Stonewall, an engineering firm in Lafayette, celebrated its graduation from The Opportunity Machine today.

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New Robot Concept uses Self-Propulsion To Swim Through Water

By Blaine LaFleur on May 16, 2018

 Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors, servos, or power supply. Instead, these first-of-their-kind devices paddle through water as the material they are constructed from deforms with temperature changes.

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Oil Prices Could Hit $100 Per Barrel Next Year, Says Bank of America

By Blaine LaFleur on May 12, 2018

Get ready for $100 oil as early as next year, says Bank of America. US$100 oil might have been a fantasy of oil traders as recently as three months ago, but it could soon be a reality if global supplies continue to tighten, according to a new report.

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Oil Closes Higher Today Than It Has In 3 Years

By Blaine LaFleur on Apr 13, 2018

The oil and gas industry reached a new peak today on the market.

The price of oil closed at $66.74/barrel on Wednesday - up more than $3/barrel from the $63/barrel price tag it carried at the start of the week.

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The Earth Might Be Getting A Temporary Second Sun

By Blaine LaFleur on Apr 9, 2018

The ninth brightest star in the night sky sits 642.5 light years away from earth. It has a luminosity about 10,000 that of our own Sun and is nearing death. It could explode at any time and turn into a supernova, which would cause the earth to have up to 2 months of continuous daytime.

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By Blaine LaFleur on Apr 9, 2018

Humanity has been fascinated by Mars since long before we stepped foot on the Moon. Our planetary neighbor has been the subject of innumerable works of sci-fi and inspired countless dreams of adventure and exploration. Now, after decades of determination, research, and scientific breakthroughs, we’re finally ready to do it: humans are going to Mars. Really!