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October 24, 2014
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Oct 24, 2014
Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroundings? The answers lie in a film made at the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw. Tests of a new compact high-power laser have given researchers at the Laser Centre of the Institute ... read more
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Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells
A new method of producing solar cells could reduce the amount of silicon per unit area by 90 per cent compared to the current standard. With the high prices of pure silicon, this will help cut the c ... more

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules
A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fanta ... more

Cooling with molecules
An international team of scientists have become the first ever researchers to successfully reach temperatures below minus 272.15 degrees Celsius - only just above absolute zero - using magnetic mole ... more


Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection
When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Joh ... more


Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes
University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges. Carbon nanotubes have been to ... more
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Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake
Russian scientists have developed a theoretical model of quantum memory for light, adapting the concept of a hologram to a quantum system. These findings from Anton Vetlugin and Ivan Sokolov from St ... more

AREVA develops a smart network for industrial site management
AREVA has finalized the development of a new generation of long-range wireless communication platforms based on the LoRa (LongRange) technology developed by Semtech Corporation. These platform ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation


Assessing and optimizing solar plants across the globe
George Kitoudis counts over 20 years of expertise in energy and environmental engineering as a systems designer, site supervisor and project manager. He experienced during his career a great number ... more

Report: Better mpg, switch in fuels means lower expense
Better fuel efficiencies and a change in fuels used for home heating means most people are spending less on energy than before, the U.S. Energy Department said. ... more

EU regulators target Honeywell, DuPont over coolant
EU anti-trust regulators said Tuesday that US firms Honeywell and DuPont may have hindered competition when they produced the only environmentally acceptable auto coolant for the European market. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Boeing and Chinese firm to turn "gutter oil" into jet fuel
US aircraft maker Boeing has set up a facility with a Chinese firm to transform waste cooking oil - the source of repeated food safety scandals - into jet fuel, it said Wednesday. ... more

Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.
As the European Union looks to set new emissions reduction targets in Brussels, the United Kingdom is coming off a significant energy production milestone. Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday - supplying 14.2 percent of all electricity to nuclear's 13.2 percent. ... more
Space News from
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October


WTI fights off $80 per barrel mark
An expected cut in Saudi crude oil production and reports of higher U.S. output helped keep the price for West Texas Intermediate above $80 in Thursday trading. ... more

Shell assessing gas discovery off the Gabonese coast
Shell announced Wednesday it made a substantial discovery of natural gas in the deep waters off the coast of the West African nation of Gabon. ... more

Alaska unlocks oil and gas leases near dispute ANWR border
Alaska's government said it was able to award oil and gas drilling licenses after clarifying authority near the border of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. ... more

New oil field declared in North Sea by BG, GDF Suez
French energy company GDF Suez and British counterpart BP said Thursday they made a significant new oil discovery in the central waters of the North Sea. ... more

NDRC finds Californians at risk from oil and gas
More than 30 percent of Californians living near oil and gas wells reside in areas already heavily polluted, the Natural Resources Defense Council said. ... more

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Think beyond oil in ISIS campaign, advocacy group says
Action beyond hitting the Islamic State's oil revenues with bombs in Syria is needed if the campaign is to succeed, a peace advocacy group said. ... more

Rosneft, Gazprom tasked for arctic energy exploration
Russian energy companies should join forces for exploration in the arctic as part of a strategy to counter Western sanctions, a Kremlin official said Thursday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


Driver, ground crew probed in de Margerie death


UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman


Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit


Italy keen to take a fast boat to China


Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts


Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO


Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics


Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology


Super stable garnet ceramics ideal for high-energy lithium batteries


Molecular movement within mesoporous nanoparticles modeled

A Big-Data Approach To Estimating EV Range

Beneq and DSM introduce new aerosol deposition process for PVs

Hanwha SolarOne S Series Modules Deliver Big Improvements

APEC finance chiefs see 'downside risks' to global economy

Russia, EU hold bilateral energy talks on Ukrainian issue

Crude oil prices showing signs of rebound in Tuesday trading

Irish government drawing interest to offshore reserves

Oil discovery declared by Statoil in North Sea

API says GAO report on oil exports confirms industry position

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger

Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs

San Francisco To Get 68 New EV Stations

NEXTracker Introduces NEXTracker SPT Self-Powered Tracker

Social trust eroded in Chinese product-tampering incident

Better electricity access has little impact on climate

Scotland wants more control over U.K. energy policies

IHS: Islamic State financing war campaign with oil

Iranian economy tied too hard to oil, commissioner says

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