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January 30, 2015
SOLAR DAILY
New light-converting materials over cheap, efficient solar power
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jan 30, 2015
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. The materials, called perovskites, are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but had never been thoroughly studied in their purest form: as perfect single crystals. Using a new technique, researchers grew large, pure perovskite crystal ... read more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Westinghouse Accompanies Historic US Delegation To India
Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Danny Roderick was among a select group of CEOs representing U.S. businesses who met with the U.S. delegation to India. The delegation was led by Pres ... more
ENERGY TECH

Generating Mobius strips of light
A collaboration of researchers from Canada, Europe and the USA have experimentally produced Mobius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for ... more
TECH SPACE

Scientists 'bend' acoustic and elastic waves with new metamaterials
Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or thr ... more
ENERGY DAILY


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia to create water decontamination station for Fukushima-1
Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station this autumn to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant, the project head of the ... more


CAR TECH

Uber steers anti-taxi idea to become global phenomenon
Unlike many American startups, Uber was not founded in someone's garage, but was conceived instead on a cold night in Paris, when two tech entrepreneurs could not find a taxi. ... more
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INTERNET SPACE

Apple roars back to close smartphone gap with Samsung
With its hot-selling large-screen iPhones released last year, Apple has roared back to the top of the pack with South Korea's Samsung in the smartphone market. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Samsung posts first annual profit decline in three years
Samsung Electronics posted its first drop in annual net profit in three years Thursday and saw resurgent arch-rival Apple barge in on its pole position as the world's top smartphone maker. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
China defends aid role in Africa

Global warming won't mean more stormy weather

Picking up on the smell of evolution

Ancient 'genomic parasites' spurred evolution of mammalian pregnancy

Tracking fish easier, quicker, safer with new injectable device

Baleen whales hear through their bones

H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in Nigeria: govt

INTERNET SPACE

Google takes hit on slower-than-expected growth
Google profit jumped in the recently ended quarter, but the leap fell short of market expectations as smartphone-centric lifestyles brought with them a shift to cheaper mobile ads. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Yahoo announces tax-free spinoff of Alibaba stake
Yahoo is spinning off its stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, splitting off the valuable holdings in a move that sidesteps taxes. ... more
TRADE WARS

China media warn new Greek government over port
New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in a similar position to Phaeton, the Greek mythological figure given the reins of the sun only to lose control and nearly destroy the earth, Chinese media said Thursday. ... more
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POLITICAL ECONOMY

ECB QE could cause "competitive depreciation": China
The European Central Bank's new quantitative easing (QE) measures could trigger "competitive depreciation" of currencies around the world, China's commerce ministry warned Thursday. ... more
TRADE WARS

China to expand limited FTZ reforms nationwide
China will expand some reforms from its first free trade zone in Shanghai nationwide, it said Thursday, even as foreign firms show disappointment over the slow pace of change in the FTZ. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Habitable Evaporated Cores

Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind

UNH Scientists Launch "CubeSats" into Radiation Belts

Japan delays launch of satellite due to weather

Several Drives This Week Put Opportunity Near Marathon Distance

The mouth of the beast

British Satellite to Be Launched by Russian Proton-M Carrier Rocket

TRADE WARS

French PM Valls seeks trade 'rebalance' with China
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday called for a "rebalance" of trade with China during his first official visit, as he sought to curry up investment in France's stalling economy. ... more
TRADE WARS

Alibaba plunges on disappointing sales
Alibaba shares plunged Thursday as the Chinese e-commerce giant's quarterly report showed weaker-than-expected sales growth. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Keystone XL need mulled in shale era
Pipelines to the Canadian coasts, not necessarily Keystone XL, will diversify an export economy dependent on U.S. markets, a Canadian energy scholar said. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Indigenous Peruvians occupy oil wells
Hundreds of indigenous Indians from the Peruvian Amazon demanded compensation for land use at 14 oil wells, where their demonstrations caused production to be suspended, Argentine oil company Pluspetrol said Wednesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Shell preaches resiliency despite spending cut
While spending is taking a dramatic hit, Royal Dutch Shell's chief executive said Thursday there's no reason to overreact to the bear market for crude oil. ... more

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OIL AND GAS

U.S.: Iran's oil production capacity curbed
As Senate leaders weigh tighter sanctions, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told lawmakers Iran's ability to ability to produce oil is severely curtailed. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Iraq cuts budget due to falling oil prices
Iraq cut its 2015 budget Thursday by nearly $3 billion (2.7 billion euros) due to the falling price of oil, on which its government is almost entirely dependent for revenue. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China 2015 military drills to focus on 'winning local wars'

India to Test Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Missile on January 31

Signs N. Korea restarting nuclear reactor: US think-tank

US Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill

Survivors accuse Shiite militia of Iraq village massacre

US Nuclear Scientist Jailed for Five Years Over Bomb-Making Plot

Iraqi artist aims kick at IS jihadists

OIL AND GAS

Scotland enacts fracking moratorium

OIL AND GAS

China-Myanmar crude pipeline opens: Chinese state media

OIL AND GAS

Top Canadian oil producer cuts spending

OIL AND GAS

Hess Corp. has rough fourth quarter

OIL AND GAS

Iraq, Shell initial $11-billion petrochemical deal

OIL AND GAS

Oil spill reported in North Dakota

OIL AND GAS

Murkowski fed up with Obama energy policies in Alaska

OIL AND GAS

WTI falls near 10-year low

OIL AND GAS

U.S. labor numbers lift oil prices

BIO FUEL

Researchers produce two bio-fuels from a single algae

Reassure EV buyers with battery leasing and better charging

Patents provide insight on Wall Street 'technology arms race'

Russia and DPRK May Develop $20-30 Billion Power Grid Project

NREL examines trade-offs of owning versus leasing a solar PV systems

Stanford scientists use ocean waves to monitor offshore oil and gas fields

Towards a scientific process freed from systemic bias

Research pinpoints new technique for producing cheaper solar energy

New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials

Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It's the mileage, not the age

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials

Researchers make magnetic graphene

Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls

Is glass a true solid?

Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule

World nuke energy center shifts to Asia

Fukushima Water Cleanup Misses Targets, Completion Delayed Until May

Environmental Group Welcomes French Energy Minister's Nuclear Plans

Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineries

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

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