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April 30, 2016
Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming
Washington (UPI) Apr 29, 2016
With the industry reporting one of its strongest performances on record, the American Wind Energy Association said it expects a boom over the next five years. A quarterly report from the AWEA said more than 500 megawatts of new wind energy were added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter and construction started on another 2,000 MW. Tom Kiernan, the group's CEO, said in a statement the tide is turning in favor of a widespread commercial wind energy sector. "As the wind busines ... read more
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EU roaming charges drop sharply on Saturday
Mobile phone roaming fees in the EU will fall sharply on Saturday, the last step before they are abolished completely for Europeans next year. ... more

Russia's Central Bank keeps rates unchanged
Citing the risk of crude oil prices moving lower and lingering inflationary pressures, the Russian Central Bank said Friday it was keeping its key rate steady. ... more

PetroChina posts first quarterly loss since listing
PetroChina shares plunged on Friday, after the Chinese energy giant posted its first quarterly loss since listing overseas 16 years ago, as it struggled with the weak domestic economy and lower international oil prices. ... more


Crude oil rally knows no limit
Strong recovery for U.S. consumer wages balanced against a slowdown in the European economy, but it was enough for a soft rally Friday for crude oil prices. ... more


Oil opposition grows on both U.S. shores
Seattle activists who took on Shell offshore Alaska turned their eye to Exxon, while opponents on the east coast raised objections to ongoing energy work there. ... more

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Gulf Keystone Petroleum mulling debt
Iraq-focused Gulf Keystone Petroleum said Friday it reached an agreement with bondholders to delay making interest payments while it seeks debt restructuring. ... more

Weatherford says it's ready for anything
The top executive at oil services company Weatherford International said he was taking a constructive approach to what he said was a "violent downturn." ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s

Measuring river surface flow with image analysis

Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Critically endangered Himalayan wolf needs global conservation effort

Tiny fossil horses put their back into it

Xi move on faction suggests China elite struggle

Million people urge Bayer to stop bee-killer pesticides


Exxon squeaks out a profit, though Chevron stumbles
Exxon Mobil said Friday it managed to report a profit during the first quarter downturn, though pressure continued to build for U.S. counterpart Chevron. ... more

China's Baidu eyes driverless car production by 2020
Chinese search engine giant Baidu is planning to produce driverless cars by 2020, its chief executive said, as the company reported revenue climbed sharply in the first quarter. ... more

China Eastern Airlines to buy 35 planes from Airbus and Boeing
One of China's top airlines will split $10 billion of new orders between European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing, it said, as competition heats up for aviation market share in the world's second-largest economy. ... more
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New graphene-based film may keep your next laptop cool
As engineers squeeze electronics into smaller packages, it becomes increasingly hard to keep them cool. Enter functionalized graphene nanoflakes. ... more

Chinese ship set to be first through expanded Panama Canal
A Chinese-owned freighter will be the first vessel to pass through Panama's newly expanded canal, to be inaugurated with great pomp in June after nine years of work, officials said Friday. ... more
Space News from
Russia delays space crew's return to Earth

Comet from Oort Cloud brings clues about solar system's origins

Weasel chews power cable, puts LHC experiments on hold

Superfast light source made from artificial atom

Simulators give astronauts glimpse of future flights

Committee votes to double Russian rocket engine procurement

Date set for second SLS Booster qualification ground test


Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions
The modern challenge of nuclear waste storage and disposal has researchers at Washington State University looking back at ancient materials from around the world. They report on their work studying ... more

India's Mainland to Host Next Hub of Nuclear Plants
India has announced plans to set up half a dozen nuclear power plants on the mainland. Officials indicated their preference for Russian nuclear power plants as the terms and conditions of "expensive ... more

Adding some salt to the recipe for energy storage materials
The secret to making the best energy storage materials is growing them with as much surface area as possible. Like baking, it requires just the right mixture of ingredients prepared in a specific am ... more

Saft to deliver megawatt-scale Li-ion battery system to Fortum in Finland
Saft has been awarded a megawatt-scale Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery energy storage contract by Fortum, the Finnish energy company. A Saft Intensium Max containerised battery system, with a nominal o ... more

Weltec Biopower presents solutions for energy from waste and wastewater
WELTEC BIOPOWER will present its mature procedures for the efficient utilisation of waste and wastewater for the generation of energy at this year's IFAT from 30 May to 3 June in Munich, Germany. At ... more

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Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light
Ever since Kepler's observation in the 17th century that sunlight is one of the reasons that the tails of comets to always face away from the sun, it has been understood that light exerts pressure i ... more

University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequ ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

Marshall Islands welcomes US disaster declaration

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea

Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


Atomic magnets using hydrogen and graphene


Researchers create artificial protein to control assembly of buckyballs


Research team realizes 3-color photodetector


Volkswagen vows to overcome emissions-cheating crisis


Cactus-inspired skin may provide boost to electric car industry


EU court overturns carbon market free quotas


Boeing wins $4bn aircraft order from China Eastern


Europe critical of Polish shale gas laws


Schlumberger lands another merger


Saudi Arabia Releases Ambitious Plan To Diversify Economy

Unemployment up in Norway's oil economy

Groundwater quality changes alongside expansion of hydraulic fracturing

Contamination in North Dakota linked to fracking spills

Wood Group lands Azeri deal with BP

Oil prices mixed to flat on weak U.S. GDP

Tullow lowers spending forecast

China's biggest bank ICBC reports rise in bad loans

Watchers wonder if Apple has lost its magic

Drones Offer Hope for Fighting Arctic Oil Spills

'Pioneer' commuters go electric in polluted Mexico City

Germany to boost electric cars with 1 bn euro scheme

Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China

Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat

How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe solar cells

BWXT tapped for nuclear reactor components, fuel

German power giants to pay into public fund to finance nuclear phase-out

When technology bites back

Construction is bustling at Florida's first 'sustainable town'

3D-printed foam proves more durable than traditional cellular materials

Facebook profits surge as user base expands

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