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August 28, 2014
Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Aug 28, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000 nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah. Under the agreement, the companies will work together to develop a scope of activities for enabling the Blue Castle Project under a definitive agreement, including marketing, nuclear safety licensing, permitting, design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning ... read more
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'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet
Robo Brain - a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources - is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 1 ... more

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic
Your chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags could one day be made out of cocoa, rice and vegetable waste rather than petroleum, scientists are now reporting. The novel process they developed and th ... more

Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals
There's an old saying in the biofuels industry: "You can make anything from lignin except money." But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage. The study from the Energy Departmen ... more


The power of salt
Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an eme ... more


Scientists craft atomically seamless semiconductor junctions
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. The University of Washington resea ... more
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Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets
Scientists have, for the first time, characterized so-called quantum vortices that swirl within tiny droplets of liquid helium. The research, led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Law ... more

Competition for Graphene
A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 mate ... more
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Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Brazil cracks 'biggest' Amazon deforestation gang

SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn

Sorting cells with sound waves

New Zealand big trees number 10 different species


Yale Journal Explores Advances In Sustainable Manufacturing
In recent years, increasing pressure from policymakers, consumers, and suppliers has prompted manufacturers to set environmental targets that go beyond reducing the pollutants they emit from their s ... more

Photon speedway puts big data in the fast lane
A series of experiments conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) researchers is shedding new light on the photosynthetic proc ... more

Nanoplasmonic and optical resonators create laser-like light emission
By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on ... more
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The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry
Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This is on ... more

Laser pulse turns glass into a metal
Quartz glass does not conduct electric current, it is a typical example of an insulator. With ultra-short laser pulses, however, the electronic properties of glass can be fundamentally changed withi ... more
Space News from
NASA deep-space rocket, SLS, to launch in 2018

Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion

New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

NASA Captures Images of a Late Summer Flare


Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder
The smart phone has changed our behavior, sometimes for the better as we are now able to connect and engage with many more people than ever before, sometimes for the worse in that we may have become ... more

Scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors
New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University are challenging ... more

Enabling a new future for cloud computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research commu ... more

Real 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry
A new paper released by the Clean Energy Council shows that cutting the Renewable Energy Target to a so-called 'real' 20 per cent figure would reduce the amount of new large-scale renewable energy b ... more

Cutting solar support would scrap jobs
Slashing the support for solar provided by the Renewable Energy Target would lead to the immediate loss of up to 5800 jobs and make it harder for low and middle-income households to access technolog ... more


Microgrid Solar Wins Solar Chicago Group Purchase Contract
Microgrid Solar has completed hundreds of solar projects, mostly focused in Midwestern states. The company recently kicked off a national expansion plan to open offices in five cities, including Chi ... more

KYOCERA Solar Modules Achieve "Performance Leader" Rating
Kyocera Corporation has announced that Kyocera is the only solar module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
BAE Systems ships carrier hull section to Scotland

Space Command team wins national award

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Obama's executive order: computer chip implants to heal injured troops

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol

US weighs mission to help besieged Turkmen in Iraq

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town


France's Peugeot gets approval for China plant: report


Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power


China's Microsoft probe extends to browser, media player


Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone


Fukushima operator ordered to compensate for suicide


Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel


Sudan hosts talks on Ethiopian Nile dam row


China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader, old friend


A semi-artificial leaf faster than "natural" photosynthesis


Cooking, pollution linked to high blood pressure in China

Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps

Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls

Apple's freshly sliced shares climb

China and Mongolia target $10bn trade by 2020

London carrying energy, climate message to New Delhi

Trina Solar Duo-Max Module Receives UL and TUV Rheinland Certs

Ferroelectric Materials Suffer Unexpected Electric Polarizations

CAE demonstrates interoperability of its C-130J trainers

United States demands Russia withdraw Ukraine convoy

China's Xi reassures Mongolia over "independence, integrity"

Kiev says captured 10 Russian paratroopers in east Ukraine

China executes Tiananmen Square attack leaders

Families wage citizen campaign to solve MH370 mystery

Wildlife 'WikiLeaks' targets Africa poaching elite

Water delivery drivers dice with death in war-torn Gaza

Japanese PM visits Hiroshima after killer landslides

Australia's McGuigan seals wine distribution deal in China

Napa Valley wineries shake off major earthquake

Obama orders probe of police use of military hardware

Drought, blight threaten to press up olive oil price

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