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December 08, 2016
NASA Research Helps Take Silver-Zinc Batteries from Idea to the Shelf
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 02, 2016
We often imagine that inventions are born whole: a eureka moment that changes history. But that's rarely how it happens. One technology that exemplifies the long, hard slog of creation is the silver-zinc battery, more than two centuries in the making. Today, the battery, which offers more energy per ounce than any other battery couple, is finally making inroads in the consumer market as a rechargeable hearing aid battery - with potential for much more. Its story, featured in the latest issue of NA ... read more

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Construction of nuclear fuel fabrication plant has started in Kazakhstan
National Atomic Company Kazatomprom and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) have proceeded to implementation of a joint innovative project in the nuclear sector. This has become known du ... more

Court backs damage claims over German nuclear exit
A German court on Tuesday ruled that energy suppliers can claim compensation over the country's nuclear power phase-out following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, dealing a blow to one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's flagship policies. ... more

Trump picks fossil fuel ally to head environment agency
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, transition officials told US media Wednesday, drawing loud criticism from Democrats who warn the fossil fuel ally is a climate change denier. ... more


War remnants cleared for German wind farm
The installation of the foundations for a wind farm in the Baltic Sea can begin now that the area is clear of the remnants of war, a German company said. ... more


EU executive to screen member state energy deals
EU member states agreed Wednesday to allow officials in Brussels to screen their oil and gas deals with Russia and other third countries in order to ensure security of supply. ... more

Cryogenic Buyer's Guide

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Trump misses target with China onslaught: experts
US President-elect Donald Trump accuses China of keeping its yuan currency artificially low and slapping unfair taxes on American exports. ... more

Aquila Capital to merge Norway's Smakraft and Norsk Gronnkraft
Aquila Capital has reinforced its commitment to Norway by planning to merge Smakraft and Norsk Gronnkraft (NGK), to create the leading operator in the country's hydropower market and the largest ope ... more
24/7 News Coverage
DigitalGlobe releases first high-resolution image from WorldView-4 satellite

East Asian dust deposition impacts on marine biological productivity

Geoscientists find surprising variation in early dinosaurs

Geophagy: "soil-eating" as an addictive behaviour

Sea ice hit record lows in November

Fish fossils reveal how tails evolved, Penn professor finds

Vega lofts Turkey's Earth observation satellite


Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, Announces Solar Acquisition Program
Coronal Energy has announced plans to substantially increase the number of solar PV projects it will acquire in 2017 and 2018. The ambitious program will support a rapidly expanding solar pipeline i ... more

New York funds low income access to solar power
New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $3.6 million in funding is available to increase access to solar energy in low- to moderate-income communities across the state. The funding wil ... more

Amazon testing cashier-free retail store
Amazon on Monday unveiled a new kind of retail store, with no cashiers. ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

Egypt, China sign currency swap deal
The Egyptian and Chinese central banks on Tuesday signed an 18-billion-yuan ($2.6-billion) currency swap agreement which would ease pressure on Cairo's foreign reserves, Egypt's central bank said. ... more

US exports to China rise; total trade deficit widens in October
The US trade deficit widened in October but remained smaller than a year earlier, and included a big jump in exports to China, especially cars, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. ... more
Space News from
ExoMars orbiter images Phobos

European ministers ready ESA for a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0

Opportunity team plot path forward to the 'Gully'

Mars One puts back planned colonisation of Red Planet

Meta musings on the origins of life

Evidence suggests early Mars was warmer and wetter

Dark matter may be more smoothly distributed throughout cosmos


Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $399 million patent infringement penalty imposed on Samsung for copying Apple's iPhone design, in a case watched for its implications for technology innovation. ... more

U.S. rig count increased more than 6 percent
With oil prices recovering from yearly lows, oilfield services company Baker Hughes said there was an increase in U.S. exploration and production activity. ... more

Venezuela says Russia played key role with OPEC
Russia was pivotal in the decision last week by members of OPEC to agree to a production ceiling starting in January, Venezuela's oil minister said. ... more

One of the world's largest gas fields gets stimulus package
An estimated $1 billion in assistance will help Azerbaijan develop its flagship Shah Deniz complex in the Caspian Sea, the Asian Development Bank said. ... more

Texas energy overseer drafts five-year plan
The newly-minted head of a Texas oil and gas commission said her focus over the next five years was to lower the economic burden for the industry. ... more


Oil prices sink for second consecutive day
Crude oil prices recorded a second straight day of steep declines Wednesday as data suggest supply-side pressures building in spite of OPEC's best efforts. ... more

Iran anticipates arrival of European energy representatives
Iranian media reported Wednesday a delegation from Austrian energy company OMV is en route to Tehran to explore stronger energy ties with the Islamic republic. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

OGC requests public comment on its Coverage Implementation Schema

NATO urges continued sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

150 Turkish officers leave NATO command after coup bid

John Kelly, the Marine General to head Homeland Security

Sri Lanka starts fresh probe into $700 mn China deal

Book describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

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S. Korea fines Volkswagen $32 mn for false advertising


Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal


China imports rise 6.7% on-year in November: govt


One ship left in MH370 underwater search


Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane


China warns against 'irrational' overseas acquisitions


Starbucks to add 12,000 cafes globally


This is 'year zero' of a virtual reality revolution say filmmakers


Taking back control of an autonomous car affects human steering behavior


The promise of greener power generation

New material could lead to erasable and rewriteable optical chips

Physicists decipher electronic properties of materials in work that may change transistors

Improving the resolution of lithography

Simple processing technique could cut cost of organic PV and wearable electronics

Solar panels repay their energy 'debt': study

Uber steps up efforts on artificial intelligence

India-backed Australia mega coal mine to start work mid-2017

Ratings agencies see China slowing down

High renewable electricity growth continued in 2015

Ultrathin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell

One dead, 17 hurt in Peru earthquake

GREGOR first results published in special issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon

During last interglacial, Antarctica warned 3 times more than global average

Syrian crisis altered region's land and water resources

A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance

Scientists shed light on the climate-changing desert dust fertilizing our oceans

Snow data from satellites improves temperature predictions

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the US

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