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September 30, 2014
Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems
Uppsala, Sweden (SPX) Sep 30, 2014
Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin and a clever recycling strategy, Uppsala researchers have now come up with a highly interesting alternative. Their study will be presented soon in the scientific journal ChemSusChem. 'We think our discovery can open several doors to more environment-friendly, energy-efficient solutions for the batteries of the future,' says Daniel Brande ... read more
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Kremlin ready to act if trilateral energy proposal collapses
Russia is ready to respond should its Ukrainian or European Union partners renege on trilateral energy agreements, a Kremlin spokesman said Monday. ... more

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy
Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovo ... more

How things coil
When one sends an email from Boston to Beijing, it travels through submarine optical cables that someone had to install at some point. The positioning of these cables can generate intriguing coiling ... more


Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules
A photovoltaic facility with Q CELLS solar modules has become operational atop the new site of the Thuringia State Office of Criminal Investigations (LKA) in Erfurt, Germany. The PV power is fed int ... more


New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices
Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics
In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue ... more

On the Road to Artificial Photosynthesis
The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy technology that would be a win for both the environment and the economy. Tha ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Ancient genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

Tooth serves as evidence of 220 million-year-old attack

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought

If trees could talk

Chemists Observe Key Reaction To Produce 'Atmosphere's Detergent'

Predicting landslides with light

Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles


Cree Introduces Industry's First 1.7kV All-SiC Power Module
Cree continues to extend its leadership in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology with the release of the industry's first all-SiC 1.7kV power module in an industry standard 62mm housing. ... more

LME says will ramp up trading fees by 34%
The London Metal Exchange, the main global metals market, said Monday it will raise fees by about a third in the first hike since its takeover by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ... more

China's Huawei seeks to invest 1.5bn euros in France: report
The founder of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei announced Monday plans to invest 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in France to develop smartphones, the online edition of Les Echos business daily reported Monday. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Solar power could become lead energy source with the right planning
Policymakers and investors alike need a clear road map to capitalize on the true potential of solar energy, the Paris-based International Energy Agency said. ... more

Vietnam's growth accelerates despite anti-China riots
Vietnam's economy grew at its fastest rate for three years in the first nine months of 2014, government figures showed Monday, despite deadly anti-China riots that targeted factories and threatened to dent foreign investment. ... more
Space News from
Chinese Company to Create High-Altitude Space Balloon: Reports

NASA-Funded Rocket Has Six Minutes to Study Solar Heating

Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

NASA Ocean Data Shows 'Climate Dance' of Plankton

China Successfully Orbits Experimental Satellite

Living on the Edge: Rosetta's Lander Philae Is Set to Take the Plunge

Dawn reaches its seventh anniversary


Petronas sees YPF, Petronas nods as regional boosters
Malaysian oil company Petronas said it signed agreements with its Mexican and Argentine partners to expand its footprint in the Americas. ... more

Canada's Encana takes major chunk of Permian oil shale
Canadian energy company Encana Corp. said Monday it acquired Texas rival Athlon Energy to become one of the largest oil players in the Permian shale basin. ... more

Rosneft gives nod to Western partners with arctic oil find
Russian oil company Rosneft said the discovery of oil in an arctic license area came as the result of a united effort with its Western energy partners. ... more

British study reviews impact of marine CCS leaks
A report from the British Geological Survey found leaks from subsea carbon capture and storage pose a minimal risk to marine ecosystems. ... more

Dana Gas extends legacy in Egypt
Emirati energy company Dana Gas said Monday it was the successful bidder for two onshore license areas in the Nile Delta region onshore Egypt. ... more


Iran said oil exports 'acceptable' and revenues on the rise
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Monday oil exports from the Islamic republic were "acceptable" and revenue was on the rise. ... more

Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates
Arguments about whose turn it is to do the washing up, negotiating rights to the TV remote control and disputes over noise - as many students returning to university for the new academic year are ab ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company


Paraffins to cut energy consumption in homes


State policies are effective in reducing power plant emissions


Renewables critical to achieving Energy Green Paper goals


South Australia to reap benefits from higher Renewable Energy Target


Large-scale solar chiefs hit Canberra to defend Renewable Energy Target


Maverick Synfuels Introduces Maverick Oasis


Writers and readers go mobile and social at Wattpad


A year on, foreign firms still await FTZ reform bonanza


Ireland narrowing wave energy field


BlackBerry narrows loss, sees turnaround progress

Search for MH370 to enter new phase

Turkey's Erdogan dismisses new iPhone: 'Same as the last'

'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge

Intel to buy stake in two Chinese firms

Fashion made-in-China: fine for everyone but the Chinese

Activist investor urges Yahoo-AOL tie-up

Alibaba approved for private bank in China: regulator

'Yelp laws' aim to halt online review reprisals

Microsoft offers gaming console in China

India turns to nuclear as energy crisis deepens

Robot cheerleading squad showcases sensor technology

EU warns Germany as car coolant row heats up

Spanish PM visits China in bid to boost trade

Microsoft chief makes first China visit amid probe: report

France's Sanofi opens research hub in China

New underwater discoveries in hunt for MH370

Modi election points to India economy 'turnaround': ADB

China's CITIC wins interim injunction in Mineralogy dispute

EU wants Greece fined over toxic waste

Japan, Mexico to join UN peacekeeping

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