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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 Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates a concept that provides opportunities for the successful conversion of lignin into a variety of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials for a sustainable energy economy. a href=" ... read more
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Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed South Asian nation. ... more

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and the University of Vienna have developed a fundament ... more

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions
The result of every possible measurement on a quantum system is coded in its wave function, which until recently could be found only by taking many different measurements of a system and estimating ... more


Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'
Only recently has it become possible to accurately "see" the structure of a liquid. Using X-rays and a high-tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container, Kenneth Kelton, PhD, the Arthur Hol ... more


New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits
A new research platform uses a laser to measure the "nanomechanical" properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microele ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway
Ministers in Norway - a major and rich oil-producing country - are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales. ... more

Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology
Electronic circuits are based on electrons, but one of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins


Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals
A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutel ... more

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices
Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical m ... more

Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production
Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process he ... more
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Breaking benzene
Aromatic compounds are found widely in natural resources such as petroleum and biomass, and breaking the carbon?carbon bonds in these compounds plays an important role in the production of fuels and ... more

Nanodiamonds Are Forever
Most of North America's megafauna - mastodons, short-faced bears, giant ground sloths, saber-toothed cats and American camels and horses - disappeared close to 13,000 years ago at the end of the Ple ... more
Space News from
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary


Copper shines as flexible conductor
Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic p ... more

Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool: TEPCO
A 400-kilogramme (880-pound) machine part fell into a nuclear fuel pool at Japan's crippled Fukushima plant Friday, the operator said. ... more

Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers. ... more

Tablet sales slow as PCs find footing: IDC
Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). ... more

Sweden court accepts receivership for Saab carmaker
A Chinese-owned company set up to take over Saab's assets after the troubled Swedish carmaker's bankruptcy said on Friday it had succeeded in being placed in receivership. ... more


Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers
Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed Friday, underscoring concerns about the state of the country's recovery. ... more

China Southern swings to net loss in first half
China Southern Airlines, the country's biggest airline by fleet size, said Friday it swung to a net loss of 1.02 billion yuan ($165.75 million) in the first half of the year owing to foreign exchange losses. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


China manufacturing growth slows in August: surveys


JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms


Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies


The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics


Yale's cool molecules


Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color


Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized


U.N. says low-carbon economy a booming economy


US judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung smartphones


MH370 may have turned south 'earlier' than thought

Hungary strives to be central Europe's start-up capital by 2020

Minnesota Power, National Guard in solar energy deal

Iran modifies Arak reactor over nuclear concerns

Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing' on Sept. 9

Alibaba earnings leap on cusp of stock market debut

Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Yale Journal Explores Advances In Sustainable Manufacturing

Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals

Stanford scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery

Greensmith on track to integrate 4 new battery types in 2014

Japan landslides death toll hits 70 one week on

Washington State's Elwha River now dam-less, runs free

Fonterra and Beingmate team up on China baby formula

Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution

Black carbon linked to cardiovascular health

Photon speedway puts big data in the fast lane

The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder

Enabling a new future for cloud computing

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