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February 27, 2015
Wrench thrown in British shale gas gears
London (UPI) Feb 26, 2015
British shale pioneer Cuadrilla Resources said it was "perplexed" by a regional council's decision to deny a planning application for pioneer well developments. The company said it was denied a planning application to conduct seismic operations to get a better understanding of the resource potential at its Grange Hill site in Lancashire County, home to substantial potential reserves of shale natural gas. "We are perplexed and disappointed by the decision," the company said in a statement ... read more
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Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year
Tokyo Electric Power Co., TEPCO, has been slammed by fishermen, for knowingly allowing radioactive substances to flow freely into the sea for ten months. Operators of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima ... more

Moving molecule writes letters
On the search for high performance materials for applications such as gas storage, thermal insulators or dynamic nanosystems it is essential to understand the thermal behavior of matter down to the ... more

'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development
With many projects under development in coastal regions such as New England, tidal power - which extracts "hydrokinetic" energy from marine environments - seems poised to join other U.S. commercia ... more


Lithium from the coal in China
Coal from China could become a major source of the metal lithium, according to a review of the geochemistry by scientists published in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. ... more


New research predicts when, how materials will act
In science, it's commonly known that materials can change in a number of ways when subjected to different temperatures, pressures or other environmental forces. A material might melt or snap in half ... more
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Watching bonds form using femtosecond X-ray liquidography
The research team of the Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has successfully visualized the entire process of bond formation in solution by usin ... more

Top-precision optical atomic clock starts ticking
A state-of-the-art optical atomic clock, collaboratively developed by scientists from the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, and Nicolaus Copernicus University, is now "ticking away" at ... more
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Life Might Thrive a Dozen Miles Beneath Earth's Surface

Earth's Moon May Not Be Critical to Life

Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons

The Cosmic Chemistry That Gave Rise to Water

Calling on satellites in alpine rescues

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

How does the human brain tackle problems it did not evolve to solve?


The building blocks of the future defy logic
Wake up in the morning and stretch; your midsection narrows. Pull on a piece of plastic at separate ends; it becomes thinner. So does a rubber band. One might assume that when a force is applied alo ... more

In landmark decision, US plan bans two-speed Internet
US regulators on Thursday approved landmark Internet rules that would prevent broadband providers from separating online traffic into slow and fast lanes. ... more

Argentine oil firm moves toward ending row in Peru
Indigenous villagers and an Argentine oil company are making strides toward ending a dispute in Peru's Amazon basin region that led to reduced oil output, the two parties said Wednesday. ... more
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Saudi Aramco cancels rig contract
U.S. rig company Hercules Offshore said Thursday one of its drilling contracts with the main oil company in Saudi Arabia was terminated. ... more

China energy giant Sinopec denies merger plans: report
Chinese oil giant Sinopec has denied reports the government plans to merge the firm with another domestic energy behemoth, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the official Xinhua news agency said Thursday. ... more
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New NASA Earth Missions Expand View of Home Planet

A solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter itself

Argentina welcomes first Chinese satellite tracking station outside China

Astronomers find impossibly large black hole

NASA releases first precipitation map from GPM mission

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Drills at 'Telegraph Peak'

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Midweek oil price rally falters
Crude oil prices pulled back early in the Thursday session amid U.S. inventory buildups, ending a midweek rally spurred in part by comments from OPEC leaders. ... more

Whiting to cut Bakken rig deployments
U.S. shale player Whiting Petroleum said it expects overall production to rise, though fewer wells are planned in areas like the Bakken play in North Dakota. ... more

Oil sector successful, Iran says
Most sectors of the Iranian economy are performing well, with the oil sector in particular performing as expected, the country's deputy oil minister said. ... more

U.S. crude oil production holding steady
U.S. crude oil production for the week ending Feb. 20 held steady amid rig count reductions and planned cuts in upstream spending, federal data show. ... more

Google unveils reorganization in Europe
Google said Wednesday it was launching a reorganization of its European operations in the face of a tougher regulatory environment. ... more

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Gmail available in Burmese, the email's 74th language
Google said Wednesday that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service. ... more

Britain's Standard Chartered bank says CEO to depart
The chief executive of Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered will step down in June, the company said Thursday, following poor results, job cuts and fines for failing to detect possible money-laundering. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Three rockets launched near-simultaneously in Aegis test

Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Australia researchers create 'world first' 3D-printed jet engines

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications


Making treatment of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper


Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight


New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently


Electric-car driving range and emissions depend on where you live


Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells


Using 'fuzzy logic' to optimize hybrid solar/battery systems


Learning by eye: Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells


Canada's Encana Corp. cuts spending


Protests blamed as Hong Kong misses growth targets


Philippines to send home Chinese energy experts

Alberta not surprised by Keystone XL veto

Kazakhstan expects oil production boom

Gulf Keystone Petroleum mum on potential sale

Internet access limited in developing world: Facebook

EU unveils plans for historic single energy market

OPEC comments drive Brent prices up

HSBC: China manufacturing expands in February

Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race: IDC

Massive clean energy opportunities in reach in Western Australia

Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel production

Gazprom threats to cut Ukrainian gas supplies

Toyota unveils fuel-cell car assembly line

Novel pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more

Dendrite eraser: New electrolyte rids batteries of short-circuiting fibers

Google Wallet partners up to battle Apple Pay

Breaking down the comms barrier between humans and computers

See here now: Telescopic contact lenses and wink-control glasses

Researcher first to observe 'god particle' analogue in superconductors

Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

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