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February 07, 2016
Norway's massive wealth fund pulls out of 73 companies
Oslo (AFP) Feb 4, 2016
Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, announced on Thursday it had sold out of 73 companies last year because their social or environmental policies could hurt profitability. The Norwegian state pension fund's annual report relating to "responsible investment" did not give the names of companies, but it indicated that most were coal or energy companies using coal, as well as those involved in mining, producing cement and heavy construction. "We want to measure the risk in ou ... read more
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China drafts nuclear safety law
China is to speed up drafting of the nuclear safety law and atomic energy law, a white paper on its nuclear emergency preparedness said on Wednesday. Since China started to build its first nuc ... more

Is lignin the crude oil of the future? Maybe so, thanks to the Sun and photocatalysts
Is lignin the crude oil of the future? Maybe so, thanks to the Sun and photocatalysts! We associate refineries with crude oil and a dense tangle of technical fittings. They may, however, change in t ... more

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices
In recent years, some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence have come courtesy of convolutional neural networks, large virtual networks of simple information-processing units, whi ... more


Host-guest nanowires for efficient water splitting and solar energy storage
California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options. Solar energy is attractiv ... more


Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories
Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. They introduced a metal binding site to its shell that will allow e ... more

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Scientists bridge different materials by design
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that it is possible to design and construct interfaces between materials with different structures by making a bridge between them. The advance i ... more

Discovery of the specific properties of graphite-based carbon materials
University of Tsukuba Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Associate Professor Takahiro Kondo and Professor Junji Nakamura, in cooperation with Researcher Donghui Guo and Professor Susumu Okada of t ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake

Eleven dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings

Brazil's anti-Zika war goes house to house

New year, new travel: more Chinese choose tourism over tradition

Volcano in southern Japan erupts in fiery show of nature

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures


Canadian physicists discover new properties of superconductivity
New findings from an international collaboration led by Canadian scientists may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to ... more

Total lands Chinese LNG deal
French energy company Total said Thursday it signed a breakthrough binding agreement for the delivery of liquefied natural gas to the Chinese market. ... more

Statoil cuts spending to prepare for rebound
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Thursday it was cutting spending for the year in an effort to position its portfolio for growth once the market recovers. ... more
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Market is brutal, Weatherford says
Noting the "brutality" of the oil sector downturn, field services company Weatherford International said it was looking to trim up to 6,000 jobs. ... more

Morocco launches first solar power plant
King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco's first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. ... more
Space News from
N. Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threats

The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures

Mission teams prepare for critical days

Yale has a front-row seat for a new, international space mission: ASTRO-H

45th SW supports Air Force GPS IIF-12 launch aboard an Atlas V

Consistency of Earth's magnetic field history surprises scientists

Mars or the Moon


Arlington Capital Partners buying iRobot business unit
The Defense & Security business unit of iRobot Corporation is being acquired by Arlington Capital Partners, a private equity firm. ... more

Chinese utility makes major acquisition in German energy sector
Beijing Enterprises, a Chinese public utilities provider, is to acquire German energy group EEW for 1.44 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in one of the biggest-ever direct investments by China in Germany, EEW's owners said on Thursday. ... more

Germany aims to build wind energy reputation
German energy company E.ON said Thursday its Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea was now servicing the nation's energy grid. ... more

Eurozone growth forecast cut on China, migrant risks
The EU cut Thursday its eurozone growth forecasts for this year, warning that the slowdown in China and Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II could chill the economy. ... more

EU still net energy importer
Members of the European Union imported more than half of their energy in 2014, data from the region's statistics office showed. ... more

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Biggest ever trade deal signed as US seeks to counter China
The biggest trade deal in history was signed Thursday, yoking 12 Pacific rim countries in a US-led initiative aimed at wresting influence from booming China. ... more

Patent case jury orders Apple to pay more than $625 mn
A Texas jury on Wednesday said that Apple should pay $625.6 million for violating patents held by a US company devoted to patent litigation. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch

S. Korea, US to discuss deployment of US missile system

Five questions about N. Korea's latest rocket and satellite launch

Global outrage over North Korea rocket launch

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on N. Korea

Chronology of North Korean missile development

Rise in number of suspected jihadists blocked from leaving Australia


Conoco trims dividends, Shell earnings down 80 percent


Chevron reports minor spill in the Philippines


Oil prices up in volatile trading


Cisco buying IoT platform Jasper for $1.4 bn


Researchers develop hack-proof RFID chips


Offshore U.K. to host world's largest wind farm


Sweden's Vattenfall results nuked by atomic energy tax


SUVs rev up at Delhi auto show despite pollution crackdown


Germany says carbon emissions down sharply in 2014


China sets 2016 growth target at 6.5-7%

Yahoo opens door to deal, unveils big job cuts

EU lawmakers back diesel test loopholes despite VW scandal

China firm offers record $43 bn for agri-giant Syngenta

Taiwan approves TSMC plans for $3 bn plant in China

Spain's Abengoa submits plan to avoid bankruptcy: source

Cornell researchers create first self-assembled superconductor

Polar vortices observed in ferroelectric

Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production

Controlling the magnetic properties of individual iron atom

Heavy fermions get nuclear boost on way to superconductivity

Novel 4-D printing method blossoms from botanical inspiration

Clarifying the role of magnetism in high-temperature superconductors

A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law

New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating

Engineering Students Participate in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

India Connects First Unit of Kudankulam NPP to National Electric Grid

Mechanical trees generate power as they sway in the wind

Lockheed Martin taps more solar power

Adani's mega coal mine clears Australia environmental hurdle

Creation of Jupiter interior, a step towards room temp superconductivity

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