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May 28, 2015
On-demand X-rays at synchrotron light sources
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 28, 2015
Consumers are now in the era of "on-demand" entertainment, in which they have access to the books, music and movies they want thanks to the internet. Likewise, scientists who use synchrotron light sources are welcoming an era of "on-demand" X-rays, in which they have access to the light beams they want thanks to a technique developed at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Working at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS), a DOE Office of ... read more
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Local consortium to build 92MW solar power station in Kagoshima
Kyocera, K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko, and Century Tokyo Leasing announced that the companies have made a joint investment in Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company, to construct ... more

TEPCO close to completing radioactive water cleanup at Fukushima NPP
According to TEPCO, the remaining contaminated water remains at the bottom of the storage tanks. It cannot be vacuumed by the original pumps but must be carefully removed for treatment as the tanks ... more

Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots
What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have develope ... more


One step closer to a single-molecule device
Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode, and, in doing ... more


Robotic bird takes flight from back of robot roach
Unique partnership between a robot bird and robot roach proves the sum is greater than its parts. In a recent demonstration, a land-based robot roach helped launch a flying robotic bird. ... more
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Rising worker activism in 'world's workshop' challenges China
As workers gathered around a table in a cheap restaurant to discuss strike action against their shoe factory bosses, Chinese police barged in and dragged away their leaders. ... more

Wildfires force third Canada bitumen mine to close
Evacuation orders for thousands in Alberta were lifted Wednesday while a third oil company joined others in shuttering its facilities threatened by wildfires in the Canadian oil patch. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Russian NGOs fear fresh crackdown after 'undesirable' law

Seoul elevates gardening to high art

Drought-hit Californians paint their lawns green

Less active North Atlantic hurricane season forecast: US

Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

Ethiopia's ruling party wins election landslide


Czech nuclear station calls tender for new reactor
A call for bids for a new unit of the Czech Republic's Dukovany Nuclear Power Station will be announced before the end of 2016, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced on Saturday. "Th ... more

Australian power company to penalise homes for having solar panels
A South Australian power company is trying to slug hard-working families with an extra fee just for having solar panels, the Clean Energy Council said Wednesday. Clean Energy Council Policy Manager ... more

Southern Company subsidiary acquires 103 MW Georgia solar project
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is demonstrating its commitment to developing more renewable energy resources through the acquisition of the 103-megawatt (MW) Butler solar facility from C ... more
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Freeplay Energy Hub offers ideal lighting solution for off-grid communities
Freeplay Energy has launched a brand new product: the Energy Hub. The Freeplay Energy Hub is designed to provide much-needed light and power for families, small businesses, schools and communities w ... more

Local solar energy marketplace for North Carolina goes live
EnergySage and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University (NC CETC) has announced a partnership to help consumers and businesses make well-informed and profitable decis ... more
Space News from
SpaceX cleared for US military launches

Planetary Society's LightSail has gone silent

Tiny grains of lithium dramatically improve performance of fusion plasma

HELLADS Laser Achieves Acceptance For Field Testing

Putin discusses readiness of Vostochny for first space launch

Science Drives NASA's Journey to Mars

SLS booster work continues well after smoke clears from major test


Training target of U.S. solar funding
More than 30 percent of new federal funding available will go to training a workforce suitable for solar energy developments, the U.S. Energy Department said. ... more

Oil markets hold fire ahead of data release
Crude oil markets stood pat before the opening bell in New York as traders waited Wednesday for key industry data on supply and demand. ... more

Johan Sverdrup delays hurt, Norway says
Delays in planning for the Johan Sverdrup field off the coast of Norway left the country short of its 10-year reserve growth objectives, the government said. ... more

Wildfires threaten Alberta oil operations
Canadian producer MEG Energy Corp. became the latest to evacuate non-essential staff from Alberta following the potential risk from forest fires. ... more

Texas economic outlook darkens
Sector data extending beyond oil and gas in Texas dropped to its lowest level in six years, an outlook report from the Dallas Federal Reserve found. ... more
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Plains defends California pipeline infrastructure
Plains All American defended pipeline infrastructure in California after last week's spill, saying automatic shutoff valves were not the best safety option. ... more

Total reaches production milestone in Angola
With 2 billion barrels of cumulative production from an offshore block in Angola, French energy company Total said Wednesday it set the global gold standard. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF verifies reliability of Minuteman ICBM system

US Defense Department to deploy radar in alaska to protect Pacific coast

Patent for Navy small space debris tracker

Russia's nuclear threats 'deeply troubling': NATO chief

China promises not to join nuclear arms race

US B-52 bombers over Sweden to send Moscow a 'security political signal'

Re-establishing the Anglo-American special relationship


Extremophile bacteria could improve nuclear waste cleanups


Fukushima operator wins Qatar utility contract


Apple design star Jony Ive rises to higher role


New computer algorithm builds rap songs out of other rap songs


China, Latin America have profitable but unequal ties


Sunrun and Westfield launch interactive solar shopping experience


New Solar Market Databases Identify High Value ZIP Codes Across the US


Sunuso Launches The First Do It Yourself Solar Website


Toughest leg of Solar Impulse's global journey delayed


China bottle maker declares default on $100 mn bonds

Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs

Iron ore firm Fortescue soars on China investment talk

China's nuclear power capacity set to reach 30 mln kilowatts

DEQ: Decision on Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Site'Out of Our Hands'

Polycrystalline bifacial solar cell industrially produced in Italy

As antitrust case looms, 'Peak Google' debated

JinkoSolar to Supply 50 MW of Solar Panels for Projects in Turkey

Hanwha Q CELLS puts two solar power plants into operation in the UK

SunPower and Surfrider Foundation Partnership Makes Waves

Third phase of Dalton Solar Plant now online

Star power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project looks for new path

Pacific-Atlantic railroad will respect environment: Chinese premier

Researchers measure thermoelectric behavior by Tinkertoy materials

New tech advance could fundamentally change wireless communications

Robotic sonar system inspired by bats

Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

EOLOS floating buoy scoops innovation award

Scripps reports results at first all pencil-beam proton center in US

Toward 'green' paper-thin, flexible electronics

Drought-induced tree mortality accelerating in forests

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