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Rising diesel consumption is main driver for higher oil demand in 2017: Shell

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A massive surge in diesel fuel demand this year has been the main driver for higher crude oil consumption in 2017 along with buying to fill up strategic petroleum reserves, an executive from oil major Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A worker fills up a bulldozer …

Oil

This Oil Giant Is Making a Big Bet on the Permian Basin Next Year

Chevron plans to invest $4 billion to more than double its output from that red-hot oil play.<p>The Permian Basin in western Texas has been a gold mine …

Oil

Oil falls from 26-month high on profit-taking, ahead of U.S. data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices ended 1 percent lower on Tuesday after investors took profits following a rally to 26-month highs spurred largely by threats from Turkey to cut crude exports from Iraq’s Kurdistan region.<p>An Israeli gas platform is seen in the Mediterranean sea August 1, 2014. To …

Oil

Investment In Upstream Starting To Pick Up

Is recovery in the offing? If investment is the ultimate measure of the health of any industry, the signs are promising. A year ago we forecast a cautious, U-shaped recovery in 2017 and that’s what’s emerging. Malcolm Dickson and Angus Rodger, two of our senior upstream analysts, expect global …

Oil & Gas Industry

Oil prices to rise to $60 as OPEC likely to extend cuts: former Saudi adviser

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices may rise to $60 a barrel by the end of this year or by early 2018 as OPEC and non-OPEC producers are expected to extend supply cuts beyond March, while oil inventories continue to decline, a former Saudi energy ministry official said in a speech Washington on Monday.<p>…

Oil

Bill Gates now uses an Android phone

Windows Phone has been dead for a good year now, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has decided it’s also time to move on. In an interview with <i>Fox News Sunday</i> (spotted by <i>On MSFT</i>), Gates reveals he’s now using an Android phone. While Gates doesn’t reveal the exact model, he does note that it has “a …

EXCLUSIVE-Saudi Aramco considers new Yanbu refining complex -sources

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 11 (Reuters) - State oil giant Saudi Aramco is considering building a $20 billion refining and petrochemical complex at Yanbu on the Red Sea coast, industry sources familiar with the matter said.<p>The new refinery would have a capacity of 400,000 barrels per day and stand …

Oil

The cheap houses of the future

Dr Hank Haeusler, senior architecture lecturer at the University of NSW, said building a 3D printed house was technically possible but the key was …

Engineering

10 ways 3D printing can change the world

A biotech company in San Francisco may have found a way to save the rhino, which is in danger of being hunted to extinction due to high demand for …

3D Printing Basics

Introduction: 3D Printing Basics<p>About: My name is Alex Crease, and I'm an engineer, a musician, and an adventurer. I love building things and taking …

New MakerBot 3D printing materials imitate stone, wood and metal

3D printing is slowly moving out of plastics and into, well, anything. MakerBot got in on the shift Tuesday at CES with the announcement of four new …

3D printing in auto industry should quintuple to $1.25B by 2019

The use of 3D printing in the auto industry is set to quintuple over the next five years to a value of $1.25 billion.<p>The total current value of the car industry’s 3D printing work is about $267 million. But that number is expected to grow to $1.25 billion by 2019, according to data provided to 3D …

Automotive Industry

You'll be eating 3D-printed pizza next year

The day when every kitchen has a 3D printer may be distant, but in 2015 at least a few cooks will be using such machines—thanks to a Barcelona-based startup that plans to sell the “Foodini” for approximately $1,300 starting late next year.<p>Advertised as the first 3D food printer that can prepare an …

Kitchens

3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics

Thanks to 3-D printing, a lifetime of prosthetics will cost less than one commercially made device.<p>Soon enough, anyone with a 3-D printer will be …

Head to head: Potter versus 3D printer

Ceramics is an ancient, global art form, whose fundamentals have not changed for centuries. 3D printing on the other hand, has only been around for a couple of decades - but has attracted a wave of artists and craftspeople.<p>But should we think of 3D printing as a new branch of arts and crafts? Does …

3D Printing

3D printing creates film without film

As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Man In Japan Arrested For 3-D Printing Revolvers

Two years for six shooters.<p>When the first working gun was 3-D printed in the United States, the government responded not through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, but instead through the State Department. Guns, it turns out, aren’t terribly hard to get in the United States, so a 3-D …

This Is What It Was Like Standing In Line To Buy An iPhone 6

A quick note: Hours before the iPhone 6 became available, I <i>accidentally</i> took a test run to the Verizon store in New York City's Financial District. It was one of the weirder experiences of my life. In the end, the story is pretty embarrassing, but it's here if you'd like to read it.

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

Netflix's 3D printing documentary streams September 26th

The rise of 3D printing has graced headlines for quite some time, and now Netflix brings its documentary chronicling the last several years to its streaming lineup. Starting September 26th, <i>Print the Legend</i> will be available for viewing. The red-hued video service nabbed the film after it earned a …

Apple's Very Smart Watch

The smartwatch. Manufacturers have been trying to deliver on the promise of a full-featured wrist gadget for years. The pitfalls are plentiful: Battery Life. Charging. Water Resistance. Rugged Display. Comfort. Fashion. Features and interface. Price. With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook and Jony Ive’s …

The Apple Watch Will Be the Most Viral Apple Product Ever

In economics and business, a network effect (also called network externality or demand-side economies of scale) is the effect that one user of a good or service has on the value of that product to other people. When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service is dependent on the …

MSN Messenger Is Completely Shutting Down On October 31st

It’s the end of an era for one of Microsoft's most popular instant messaging software products. Microsoft started to phase out MSN Messenger (also known as Windows Live Messenger) globally in April 2013 and it will be completely shut down on October 31st. MSN Messenger is only available in mainland …

Now You Can Buy A 3-D Printer At Home Depot

A signal 3-D printing is passing the point of mainstream, Home Depot on Monday began selling MakerBot Replicator printers as part of a pilot project.<p>The test, which spans 12 locations in California, Illinois, and New York, follows Home Depot’s move three months ago to offer MakerBot printers on its …

Australian University 3D-prints body parts for med schools

The zombie apocalypse isn’t the only factor driving up the demand for dead bodies. More medical students + people living longer = fewer cadavers for scientific research and medical education.<p>But Monash University in Australia has a solution: 3D-print the body parts.<p>Earlier this week, the university …

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

WinSun<p><i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less …

Engineering

Obama gets first 3D-printed presidential portrait

To his list of firsts, Barack Obama can add that he was the first U.S. President to have himself scanned and 3D printed.<p>Obama's 3D-printed bust and mold of his face were on display Wednesday (June 18) at the first-ever White House Maker Faire, a celebration of students and entrepreneurs who are …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Future FBI may bullhorn: 'Step away from the 3D printer…'

Are 3D printers on their way to becoming weapon factories?<p>That question arises following a notice from the FBI that it is looking to buy a $20,000 Stratsys Objet24 Personal 3D printer because the printer can “support the advanced technical exploitation of evolving and existing high technology …