More-efficient drilling raising output in shale

In Marcellus area, new rigs dig bigger wells in less time

Posted: December 23, 2013 at 3:02 a.m.

TROUT RUN, Pa. — When David Dewberry arrived in Pennsylvania in 2010, the veteran of the migratory worldwide oil-and-gas workforce said he needed more than a month to drill a typical Marcellus Shale naturalgas well.

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Gadgets make good gifts for technology buff’s...

Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 12/20/2013 - The Lyrix Jive Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker (left) and the Penclic B2 Bluetooth Mouse could be interesting stocking stuffers — and conversation pieces — for the right recipient.

Although it’s only a couple of days until Christmas, I had to squeeze in some more tech gadgets that would mak... Read »

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Tech startup reinvents the bicycle wheel

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 photo, Assaf Biderman, co-inventor of the Copenhagen Wheel and Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT, poses with his invention at Superpedestrian, his venture-backed company in Cambridge, Mass. The Copenhagen Wheel is a human/electric hybrid bicycle engine built into a bicycle's back wheel. Pre-orders for the Copenhagen Wheel are being taken with delivery expected by May 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into a... Read »