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October 20, 2014
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Oct 20, 2014
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes. Ryan Dehoff, staff scientist and metal additive manufacturing lead at the Department of Energy's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL, presented the research this week in an invited presentation at the Materials Science and Technology 2014 confe ... read more
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Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record
Trina Solar has announced that its high-efficiency Honey solar module has set a new world record for peak power output for P-type monocrystalline silicon PV modules, as independently certified by TU ... more

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users
Stem has announced that it has teamed with Kyocera Solar to offer an integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solution for commercial power users. The new solution automatically r ... more

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator
Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomi ... more


A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future
Researchers in Japan have developed a novel yet simple technique, called "diffusion driven layer-by-layer assembly," to construct graphene into porous three-dimensional (3D) structures for applicati ... more


Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada
Canada has abundant energy sources, from vast oil sands to ample hydroelectric capacity, offshore oil, natural gas, and coal. Given this energy-rich environment, Canada has relatively low energy pri ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs
The phase-out of traditional incandescent bulbs in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as a growing interest in energy efficiency, has given LED lighting a sales boost. However, that trend could b ... more

Engineers find a way to win in laser performance by losing
Energy loss in optical systems, such as lasers, is a chief hindrance to their performance and efficiency, and it occurs on an ongoing, frustrating basis. To help laser systems overcome loss, operato ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

These roos were 'made' for walking, study suggests of extinct enigmas

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

Brain surgery through the cheek

Prehistoric crocodiles' evolution mirrored in living species

Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation


Strong partnership for the energy transition
juwi has a new partner: Mannheim-based MVV Energie AG is to acquire a 50.1 percent majority shareholding interest in juwi AG via a capital increase. The transaction is expected to close no later tha ... more

A global natural gas boom alone won't slow climate change
A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of glo ... more

A New Approach To Monitoring Groundwater Supplies Near Fracking Sites
A University of Cincinnati research project is taking a groundbreaking approach to monitoring groundwater resources near fracking sites in Ohio. Claire Botner, a UC graduate student in geology, will ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Study recommends ongoing assessment of offshore wind farms
Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but ... more

Light bending material facilitates the search for new particles
Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a materia ... more
Space News from
Mars Odyssey Orbiter Watches Comet Fly Near

MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects

"Houston: We Have A Problem...But No Worries, Our Virtual Therapist Is On It"

NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site

Cosmic jets of young stars formed by magnetic fields

Curious signal hints at dark matter

NASA Tool Helps Airliners Minimize Weather Delays


EDF Buys Canadian Solar Modules For Catalina Solar 2 Project
Canadian Solar has announced that it has closed a sales agreement with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules to the 24.3 megawatt peak (MWp) Catalina Solar 2 project dur ... more

Magnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny ways
As in Alice's journey through the looking-glass to Wonderland, mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, including a new class of mirror that works like no ot ... more

Balancing renewable energy costs
Increasing reliance on renewable energies is the way to achieve greater CO2 emission sustainability and energy independence. As such energies are yet only available intermittently and energy cannot ... more

Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough
Lockheed Martin Corp says it has made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, with reactors small enough to fit on the back of a truck. ... more

U.S. states get federal backing for clean-energy programs
The U.S. Energy Department said 13 states will get $5 million in funding to advance their local efforts to develop a clean-energy economy. ... more


Vista Solar To Take Part In US State Dept TechWomen Program
Vista Solar, a leading Bay Area commercial solar installer, announced that it will participate in TechWomen 2014. As part of the U.S. Department of State's TechWomen exchange program, leading compan ... more

SunEdison Slashes Costs With High Efficiency Module Tech
SunEdison has announced new zero white space (ZWS) solar module technology. The technology can increase solar module power output by up to 15%, effectively decreasing the total system cost by up to ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System


JinkoSolar to Supply PV Solar Modules for Searchlight Solar Project


Alta and Airware Partner to Integrate Solar Into UAVs


3M Solar Portfolio to be Showcased at SPI


Russian gas giant Gazprom wants to tap Argentina market


Volvo says will recruit 1,300 in Sweden as sales boom


New iPads aim to help Apple regain tablet momentum


Google shares hit as profit dips


China overseas investment almost doubles in September: govt


Lockheed Martin developing compact nuclear fusion reactor


Green power floods Japan grid as premium prices bite

Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid

New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops

SeaRoc and HSEQ Experts join forces to support offshore wind projects in Europe

Vattenfall seeks 4.7 bn euros for German nuclear phase-out: government sources

Sticky business: bonding ultrastable space missions

New ProMOS Bio Software Guides Biogas Plants into the Future

Sunpreme deploys High Performance Solar Panels in Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard

SunPower Supplying Solar Panels for Four La Compagnie du Vent Solar Power Plants

Clean Power Research Helps Reduce Solar Interconnection Soft Costs

SunEnergy1 begins installation at Duke Energy Renewables' Capital Partners Solar Project

AREVA introduces SIBAG, the first "serious game" simulator for training nuclear operators

Hailo taxi app folds in US, looks to Europe and Asia

Aussie Zoo Offsets Tons of C02 Emissions Through Q CELLS Modules

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

RWE says Nordsee Ost wind farm off German coast nearly ready

France and South Africa sign nuclear energy agreement

Wider product lineup lifts Intel profit, revenues

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

Unstoppable magnetoresistance

U.S. confident oil-rich Yemen will withstand threats

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