1,000, we now have confirmation on over 1,000 planets outside our solar system. While this number is truly insignificant, it is amazing that we now know of over 1,000 worlds outside our solar system. Each one as unique as each of the planets orbiting our sun and we’ve only just begun to discover whats out there. Caltech released a study at the beginning of 2013 stating that there is at least 100 billion planets in the galaxy. So we have a long way to go before we get anywhere close to finishing this catalog.Read More
2013 has gotten off to a slow start when it comes to confirming exoplanets. With a total of 9 confirmations in the first 3 months we are on track for 36 total for the year. We haven’t had that few confirmations since 2006.Read More
Apples revenues by Region Q1 2013Read More
World Aluminum Production 1973 - 2013Read More
I've started to dive in the world of aluminum production and the first thing I notice is that the United States production has been dropping since the late 90's. The main drops in production in 2000 and 2009 is due to lower prices for aluminum which means the producers cut back to increase the market prices. I've included Canadian data as well since I find it curious that their production has been stable and slightly increasing over the same time period.
I'm sure more will reveal itself as I dive into this industry. I hope to get more of a global view on this as I dig through the data available online.
*Note: 2013 is a estimate based only off January's production numbers.