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September 03, 2015
Made from solar concentrate
Berkeley CA (SPX) Sep 03, 2015
By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Illinois created solar cells that collect blue photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever recorded. This breakthrough paves the way for the future development of low-cost solar cells that efficiently utilize the high-energy part of the so ... read more
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Could tiny jellyfish propulsion drive design of new underwater craft
The University of Oregon's Kelly Sutherland has seen the future of under-sea exploration by studying the swimming prowess of tiny jellyfish gathered from Puget Sound off Washington's San Juan Island ... more

Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes
Materials scientists seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another often use molecules like soap or micro- or nano-particles to do it. One distinct way of wrapping a droplet is to use ... more

Study shows how fracking documentary influenced public perception and political change
Social scientists have long argued documentary films are powerful tools for social change. But a University of Iowa (UI) sociologist and his co-researchers are the first to use the Internet and soci ... more


Waste coffee used as fuel storage
Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture material with the additional en ... more


Michigan stance highlights Clean Power Plan fray
Michigan's governor received praise from the renewable energy industry for backing a federal clean power plan, but interstate political issues remain. ... more
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PV Energy to provide Antigua and Barbuda with clean solar power
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) and PV Energy Limited are taking a major step towards environmental sustainability to create affordable and sustainable clean energy solutions across the ... more

Making fuel from light
Refined by nature over a billion years, photosynthesis has given life to the planet, providing an environment suitable for the smallest, most primitive organism all the way to our own species. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor

Marine animal colony is a multi-jet swimming machine, scientists report

Columbia engineers develop new approach to modeling Amazon seasonal cycles

Volcanic eruptions: Properties of magma influence forecasts

How wind sculpted Earth's largest dust deposit

Understanding the deep sea is key to a sustainable blue economy

Climate change will irreversibly force key ocean bacteria into overdrive


Germany's E.ON eyes U.S. solar market
German energy company E.ON said it was working to expand its footprint in the U.S. utility sector through its activity in large-scale solar projects. ... more

Aqualis buys 49.9% of Adler Solar
Engineering consultancy group Aqualis ASA (Aqualis) has signed a MoU to acquire a 49.9 percent stake in Adler Solar - a technical and engineering service provider for the global solar industry. ... more

The World's First Clean Oil Sands Project: An Interview With Dr. Gerald Bailey
After decades of exhaustive attempts to overcome the dirty reputation of oil sands, we finally have an environmentally-friendly and low cost method to tap into these vast resources in the state of U ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015

French electric car-sharing service launches in US
An electric car-sharing service took to the streets of Indianapolis on Wednesday as its French owner hopes to plug into the vast US market. ... more

Foreign carmakers still driven to invest in China
Foreign carmakers that raced into China to profit from what has become the world's biggest automobile market by volume have no intention of backing out despite slowing sales as the Chinese economy shifts down. ... more
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Distant planet's interior chemistry may differ from our own

Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS

The symmetry of the universe

Hot electrons point the way to perfect light absorption

ASU instruments help scientists probe ancient Mars atmosphere


Sleeker smartwatches to shine at Berlin mega gadget fair
Sleeker and sexier smartwatches are expected to premiere this week in Berlin at one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, with both phone manufacturers and watchmakers jostling for a share of the fast-growing market. ... more

Hong Kongers fight to save beloved trams
A controversial new proposal to take Hong Kong's beloved trams off the streets has sparked a wave of anger from residents who fear losing track of the city's past. ... more

After delays, Finland's showcase nuclear reactor to face tests
Repeated delays, cost overruns, lax controls: construction of the world's first European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in Finland was meant to be a showcase of French-German know-how but has instead turned into a bitter debacle. ... more

Asia doing "pretty well" despite China slowdown: IMF chief
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday Asian economies were doing "pretty well" despite the volatility created by China's slowdown and unease on global financial markets. ... more

California Uber driver lawsuit gets class-action stamp
A federal judge on Tuesday granted class-action status to a suit filed by Uber drivers who argue they are treated like employees but paid as contractors who receive no benefits. ... more
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Venezuela announces $5-bn Chinese loan for oil sector
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced China has granted his government a $5-billion loan to boost oil output in the recession-hit OPEC state. ... more

Iran puts figure on 2016 oil production goals
Iranian oil production by the end of 2016 will be in excess of 4 million barrels per day, more than in the pre-sanctions era, the nation's oil minister said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
CIA, US special forces launch drone campaign in Syria: media

MUOS-4 Responding Normally To Ground Control Post-Launch

New NGA global map advances geophysics and nonproliferation

Moscow, Tehran Sign Roadmap For S-300 Deal Implementation

China to flex military muscle in WWII parade

Obama hails ties with Japan on VJ day

Communist Party takes star role in China's war parade


Canadian oil sector edging forward


Shell acquisition of BG cleared by Europe


Oil prices edge lower on slow EU


Misguided safety assumptions were key factor in Fukushima: IAEA


Methanotrophs: Could bacteria help protect our environment?


Contamination pathway for plutonium, other heavy elements, identified


Newest China flight disturbance: fighting pilots


Troubled Finnish nuclear reactor to enter test phase in 2016


China, Japan battle to build Indonesia's first bullet train


Kyrgyzstan hails 'historic' China-financed power line

Australia's coal city backs green future

Is post-Solyndra climate better for U.S. solar?

Tesla car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

Kazakhstan signs deal to host nuclear fuel bank

Discarded electronics within Europe equals 10X volume of e-waste exported

Artificial leaf harnesses sunlight for efficient fuel production

Indonesia Plans to Build Its First Nuclear Power Plant by 2024

Researchers find way for eagles and wind turbines to coexist

Researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell

Fukushima to start pumping ground water away from plant

Turbulent time for Swiss watchmakers in China

Smartphone growth creating etiquette challenges

California Drought Causing Valley Land to Sink

Berkeley releases comprehensive analysis of electricity reliability trends

Chinese tourists unfazed by currency fall, market turmoil

Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis

Kazakh President to Meet IAEA Head to Sign Nuclear Fuel Bank Agreement

UMD-led study identifies the off switch for biofilm formation

Terms of Jordan nuke plant deal to be clear by 2017

Israel to use crop, water technology to win friends in Africa

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