Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron plan to spend a combined $10 billion this year in American shale. If successful, they’ll scramble the U.S. energy business, boost American oil production, keep prices low, and steal influence from big producers. Furthermore, they are transforming shale drilling into a more economical operation. At Bongo 76-43, Shell is drilling five wells in a single pad for the first time, each about 20 feet apart, and is now able to drill 16 wells with a single rig every year, up from six in 2013.
Actual facts. The Middle Class Two Income Trap: Both husband and wife bring home their hard earned money, and they still live buried in debt. Most millennials are steering away from the typical 9 to 5 job. Creativity over repetitive tasks and fixed schedules. A new report from Gallup shows that most americans feel unhappy, uninspired and less engaged with their jobs.
IoT applies to devices that are connected and networked together through the use of the Internet. Some of these devices are regularly used machines that are made into smart machines, using the Internet. Other devices are completely new machines that are created expressly for use in the connected environment of this new age. All of these machines are enabled by growing computer power, in packages that continue to get smaller and smaller, and using unlimited wireless Internet.
Singer Gloria Estefan was born September 1, 1957, in Havana, Cuba. As a toddler Estefan
fled Cuba with her family. In 1975 she met keyboardist Emilio Estefan, her future
husband, who led a band called the Miami Latin Boys. Estefan became the lead singer and
the band was renamed the Miami Sound Machine, before going on to score several Top 10
hits in the 1980s and 1990s. Estefan and her husband later produced a Broadway musical,
On Your Feet!, which featured the Miami Sound Machine's popular songs.
Crossover Pop Star
In 1985 the album Primitive Love, the band's first recording entirely in English, set off a string of hit singles. "Bad Boys" and "Words Get in the Way" made their way onto Billboard's Top 10 pop chart. Behind the scenes was the work of the trio known as the "Three Jerks": producer/drummer Joe Galdo and his partners, Rafael Vigil and Lawrence Dermer, who wrote, arranged and performed the majority of the music on Primitive Love and the follow-up album, Let It Loose (1987). As a band, the Miami Sound Machine developed a split personality. In the studio the Three Jerks and session players made records, and for concerts the road band, which included Garcia and Avila, performed. Estefan was the common denominator. Extensive tours, concerts in 40,000-seat stadiums and music videos on MTV and VH-1 made the Miami Sound Machine a leading U.S. band.
A new study suggests that there might be a pretty simple way to increase your performance levels: positive self-talk. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, looked at how different psychological techniques affected success while playing an online gaming system. The participants were 44,742 volunteers, 16-92 years old, that were recruited to the project via the BBC Lab UK website.
The Pixiebob is a domestic cat visually resembling the North American Bobcat. Despite its fierce look, the Pixiebob is noted for its loving, trustworthy and tractable personality. Heavy brows with bushier hair above the eyes, lynx tipping on the ears and longer mutton chops on the cheeks complete the wild look of Pixiebobs. The tail can measure from 1 to 6 inches in length. These cats have brown tabby markings on a tan or reddish background and may be polydactyl (having extra toes). Photo by 西爾維亞 on Unsplash
New research in the field of stem cells has yielded regenerative dental fillings that could keep working after they are put in. This effectively would eliminate the need for root canals as the stem cells encourage dentin growth, which basically means the teeth start healing themselves.
Singer Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona, and grew up surrounded by music. One of Ronstadt's early musical influences was the Mexican songs her father taught her and her siblings. Her mother played the ukulele and her father played the guitar. Following in her father's footsteps, she learned to play guitar, and performed with her brother and sister as a trio. While a student at Catalina High School, Ronstadt met local folk musician Bob Kimmel. A few years her senior, Kimmel moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career, and tried to convince Ronstadt to do the same. She stayed put and enrolled at the University of Arizona in Tucson, but soon left school to join Kimmel in L.A. Ronstadt and Kimmel teamed up with Kenny Edwards to form the Stone Poneys, and the folk trio released their first album in 1967. The group enjoyed modest success with their second album, Evergreen Vol. 2, which was also released in 1967. However, their only hit was "Different Drum," which was written by Michael Nesmith of the Monkees.
King Crimson originally grew out of the remnants of an unsuccessful trio called Giles, Giles & Fripp. Michael Giles (drums, vocals), Peter Giles (bass, vocals), and Robert Fripp (guitar) had begun working together in late 1967 after playing in a variety of bands.