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October 31, 2014
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 31, 2014
The conversion of optical power to an electrical potential is of general interest for energy applications, and is typically accomplished by optical excitation of semiconductor materials. A research team has developed a new method for this conversion, using an all-metal structure, based on the plasmon resonance in metal nanostructures. Plasmoelectric potentials occur when metal nanostructures are excited by light at wavelengths near their resonant wavelengths, and may someday enable development of ... read more
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Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants
Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) to provide a passive hydrogen control system for VVER Units ... more

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future
Keynote speaker Ms. Megan Leslie, NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic joined Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) President, Robert Hornung, to speak of the role Canadian wind energy can p ... more

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing
What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of litho ... more


Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling
If you've ever gone for a spin in a luxury car and felt your back being warmed or cooled by a seat-based climate control system, then you've likely experienced the benefits of a class of materials c ... more


Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm
The control of modern infrastructure such as intelligent power grids needs lots of computing capacity. Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the Uni ... more
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Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement
Empa toxicologist Harald Krug has lambasted his colleagues in the journal Angewandte Chemie. He evaluated several thousand studies on the risks associated with nanoparticles and discovered no end of ... more

Harnessing error-prone chips
As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption. With information technology ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Oceans arrived early to Earth

America votes

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions


Hybrid fluid transmission enables light and swift robotic arms
Engineers routinely face tradeoffs as they design robotic limbs - weight vs. speed, ease of control vs. fluidity. A new hybrid fluid transmission developed at Disney Research Pittsburgh promises to ... more

DARPA Circuit Achieves Speeds of 1 Trillion Cycles per Second
Officials from Guinness World Records have recognized DARPA's Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-sour ... more

Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products
The increase in the presence of plastic in our lives is an unstoppable trend due to the versatility of this material. So innovation in the packaging industry has been focusing on the development of ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF
France's state-run power firm EDF on Wednesday said unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear plants this month, leading it to file a complaint with the police. ... more

Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets
Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research showed Thursday. ... more
Space News from
Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash


U.S. sinks $25 million in funding for renewables
The U.S. Energy Department said it released $25 million in funding for the advance of wave and solar energy, with solar setting installation records. ... more

TransCanada: Energy East pipeline application submitted
Pipeline planner TransCanada Corp. said Thursday it filed a formal application for its Energy East pipeline project for eastern Canadian oil refineries. ... more

US economy clocks solid growth in third quarter
The US economy grew at a faster-than-expected 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter helped by stronger exports and defense spending, suggesting enough momentum to do without Federal Reserve stimulus. ... more

Technip sales up despite caution among oil industry players
French oil services group Technip on Thursday reported soaring sales even though weak petrol prices have forced energy giants to be cautious about future investments. ... more

Ukrainian gas deal 'within reach,' Europe says
An agreement meant to settle longstanding gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine is "within reach," the president of the European Commission said Thursday. ... more

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Research Shows Solar Energy Owners Predominantly Middle-Class
Most people going solar in Massachusetts have household incomes (HHI) of less than $150,000, according to a survey conducted by New England Clean Energy. Nearly 250 customers responded to the Hudson ... more

Shell: 'Slimmed-down' position creating value
Good results for third quarter 2014 show Royal Dutch Shell can create value from a streamlined portfolio, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said Thursday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS


WTI, Brent search for traction


Texas oil production tops 2.2 million bpd


Peshmerga at Turkish border to reinforce besieged Kobane


Algeria's Sonatrach to probe offshore energy


Eni makes major oil find offshore Congo


New material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat


Wind power a key player in Quebec's energy strategy


Solar Glass Price Plunge to Cease as Trade Sanctions Take Effect


KentuckyU Generates Green Power and Innovation


Hanwha Q CELLS to Build 800 Megawatt Module Factory

British electric grid may shut factories if strained in winter

New wave of online delivery gains momentum

Japan factory output posts surprise jump but recovery unclear

Facebook shares dive as social network eyes future

Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma

Climate: EU set for 24% emissions cut by 2020

Postcards from the plasma edge

Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog

Swiss firm says it can make near invisible solar modules

Twitter hammered on growth fears

Alibaba's Jack Ma tops China rich list: Forbes

Tanzania to start major port construction in 2015

Amazon unveils TV stick, challenging Chromecast

Global boom in hydropower expected this decade

OPDE begins construction of a new 8 MWp solar farm in UK

Boosting Biogasoline Production in Microbes

British study raises questions about wind energy reliability

IHS: Islamic State financing war campaign with oil

Iranian economy tied too hard to oil, commissioner says

Galenfeha Completes Successful Testing Of Solar Power Station

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