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August 02, 2015
BIO FUEL
Reproducible research for biofuels and biogas
London, UK (SPX) Aug 01, 2015
New research in the Open Access journal GigaScience presents a virtual package of data for biogas production, made reusable in a containerized form to allow scientists to better understand the production of biofuels. One of the promising areas in biofuels development is biogas, which has huge potential as a renewable and clean source of energy. Biogas is the production of methane gas through the anaerobic digestion (fermentation) of organic matter such as agricultural or food waste. Detailed knowl ... read more
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CHIP TECH

This could replace your silicon computer chips
Silicon Valley in Northern California got its nickname from the multitude of computer chip manufacturers that sprung up in the surrounding area in the 1980's. Despite its ubiquity as a chip building ... more
SOLAR DAILY

New Intecto Integrated PV Roof Tile From Romag
A new concept in building integrated PV products from leading UK solar manufacturer Romag means property aesthetics, building design and visual appearance need not be compromised by rooftop solar In ... more
ENERGY TECH

Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage
Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage ... more
ENERGY DAILY


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Ex-Fukushima execs to be charged over nuclear accident
A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided Friday, paving the way for the first criminal trial linked to the disaster. ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

First detection of lithium from an exploding star
The chemical element lithium has been found for the first time in material ejected by a nova. Observations of Nova Centauri 2013 made using telescopes at ESO's La Silla Observatory, and near Santiag ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies
The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet. ... more
OIL AND GAS

OPEC frets over oil price volatility
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said in a joint statement with Russia price volatility and oversupply was damaging the market for crude oil. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Food tech startups raking in cash: survey

Zimbabwe seeks US hunter's extradition for killing lion

Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change

Philippines Haiyan rebuilding 'inadequate', says UN

California 'Rain Debt' Equal to Average Full Year of Precipitation

Transporting remote blood samples with small drones

Drought's legacy on trees is worth modeling

SOLAR DAILY

Butterfly pose helps solar panels boost efficiency
By mimicking the v-shaped posture of cabbage white, or small white, butterflies, researchers say they can boost solar panel efficiency. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

China new home prices up in July: survey
China's new home prices increased in July for the third straight month, a survey showed Friday, as the market continued to recover on the back of government policy support. ... more
CAR TECH

Uber valuation tops $50 bn with latest funding: report
Global ridesharing startup Uber has closed a deal raising nearly $1 billion in fresh capital, pushing its valuation to more than $50 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. ... more
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AEROSPACE

MH370 clues mount as wreckage identified as Boeing 777
Malaysian authorities confirmed Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Despite Senate support, oil export debate unsettled
A bill passed in the U.S. Senate that would end a ban on crude oil exports was hailed as a geopolitical victory, though opponents questioned the evidence. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Philae results shed light on the nature of comets

Science on the surface of a comet

Third spaceflight for astronaut Paolo Nespoli

Space Kombucha in the search for life and its origin

Earth's magnetic shield is much older than previously thought

Microlensing used to find distant Uranus-sized planet

ISU Educates Future Space Leaders

OIL AND GAS

Crude oil prices drift lower
Crude oil prices fell back into negative territory Friday after midweek gains following status quo statements from OPEC and little gains in the eurozone. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Shell resumes offshore oil drilling in Arctic
Oil giant Shell has resumed offshore drilling operations in Alaskan waters, the company said Friday, after one of its icebreakers was delayed for nearly two days by protesters dangling from a bridge. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Kerry sets off on Mideast trip to Egypt, Doha
US Secretary of State John Kerry departed late Friday to Egypt for cooperation talks and to Qatar, where he hopes to ease Gulf countries' concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Kurdish oil work secure, British company says
Production in the Shaikan oil field in the Kurdish north of Iraq is continuing without disruption despite regional security woes, Gulf Keystone Petroleum said. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Chevron: Second quarter results are weak
Exploration and production operations for Chevron were "particularly hard hit" as it posted a massive year-on-year drop in reported earnings, its CEO said. ... more
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OIL AND GAS

BG Group posts poor earnings, but boosts production
BG Group, the third largest British oil and gas company, said Friday its earnings fell 65 percent, but still posted an increase in exploration and production. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Windows 10 entices millions in first day
Some 14 million people installed the Windows 10 operating system in the first 24 hours following its release, Microsoft said, calling the response "overwhelmingly positive." ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Latvia to buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from US

China, Russia to hold joint naval, air drills

Army tests improvements to M270A1 rocket launch system

UN nuclear watchdog chief to meet US senators over Iran deal

Insitu building more small UAVs for Navy, Marines

Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, 'corrupt' leaders

Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes: report

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Northern Eurasia carbon sink remains largely unknown

AFRICA NEWS

US envoy says 'patience has run out' over South Sudan

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Spanish government, region lock horns over radioactive waste site

CIVIL NUCLEAR

US Faces Long Delays for Next Generation Small Nuclear Reactors

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Areva agrees to sale of nuclear reactor unit to EDF

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Report Warns of Huge Risks in German Nuclear Decommissioning Costs

INTERNET SPACE

Facebook profit dips as expenses bite into revenue

SOLAR DAILY

It's Time for Utilities to Plan for Disruptive Solar PV Impacts

ROBO SPACE

Object recognition for robots

TECH SPACE

Insights into catalytic converters

Ultra-thin hollow nanocages could reduce platinum use in fuel cells

Stretching the limits on conducting wires

Spintronics: Molecules stabilizing magnetism

Breakthrough in knowledge of how nanoparticles grow

A new litmus test for chaos?

Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

Identifying ever-growing disturbances leading to freak waves

juwi Builds 26 PV Farms in 30 Months

New type of modulator for the future of data transmission

New chemistry makes strong bonds weak

Fukushima operator sued over 102-year-old man's suicide

Nissan's three-month profit up 36% on sales in US, China

China's Alibaba to invest $1.0 bn in cloud computing

Microsoft gears for turnaround with Windows 10 rollout

Apple, Samsung lose ground in shrinking tablet market

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity

It don't mean a thing if the brain ain't got that swing

Toyota falls behind VW in world's biggest automaker race

TEPCO's Fukushima compensation cost to reach over $57 bn

Private Space Stations, East-West Tensions Won't Spark Space Race

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