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November 09, 2012
BIO FUEL
More Bang for the Biofuel Buck
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2012
A fermentation technique once used to make cordite, the explosive propellant that replaced gunpowder in bullets and artillery shells, may find an important new use in the production of advanced biofuels. With the addition of a metal catalyst, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that the production of acetone, butanol and ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass could be selectively upgraded to the high volume production of gaso ... read more
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SOLAR DAILY

Ben-Gurion University develops side-illuminated ultra-efficient solar cell designs
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed a radically new design for a concentrator solar cell that, when irradiated from the side, generates solar conversion efficienci ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Silicon Energy Powers Municipal Buildings in Lindstrom
With energy savings projected to be in excess of $400,000 over the next 40 years, the City of Lindstrom, located northeast of the Twin Cities, commissioned threesolar photovoltaic (PV) systems on th ... more
ENERGY TECH

Iraq needs $1 trillion to rebuild: investment head
Iraq needs up to $1 trillion (784 million euros) over the next 10 years to rebuild its crumbling infrastructure and battered economy, its investment chief said in an interview on Thursday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Amazon takes on iPad with new Kindle Fire tablet

Hong Kong to restrict foreign homebuyers from 2013

US judge OKs partial settlement in e-book case

Nordic-Baltic states seek more cooperation

Outside View: Jobs outlook grim

Empire-style computers? Frenchman takes PCs to lap of luxury

Google-Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5

EU businesses urge China's new leaders to speed reforms



CIVIL NUCLEAR

Czechs plan to boost nuclear energy by 2040
The Czech Republic said Thursday it wanted to increase nuclear power to at least 50 percent of its electrical energy mix by around 2040 from the current 30 percent and to cut coal use to meet greenhouse gas emission targets. ... more


SOLAR DAILY

EU probes subsidies for Chinese solar panel makers
The European Commission opened a fresh probe into Chinese solar panel makers on Thursday, raising the heat in the latest tit-for-tat dispute between China and its Western trading partners. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Rice team boosts silicon-based batteries
Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with seriou ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Australia launches energy white paper
Australia has issued its energy white paper considered to be the centerpiece of Australia's future energy policy. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

TECH SPACE

Credit card has LCD screen and keyboard
MasterCard says it is introducing a credit card with an LCD display and a keyboard with touch-sensitive buttons that would allow entering banking passwords. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Outside View: Threat of second recession
The U.S. Commerce Department reported the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $41.5 billion in September, up from $24.9 billion prior to the economic recovery. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Priceline to buy rival travel site Kayak for $1.8 bn
Priceline has agreed to buy rival travel website Kayak in a stock-and-cash deal worth $1.8 billion, the companies said Thursday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Veolia to pursue activities in shale gas sector: report
The French environmental services group Veolia unveiled a new UK contract on Thursday and said it would pursue work in treating water used in shale gas drilling, to compensate for growing competition in its core activities. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Church of the Resurrection Benefits from Solar Energy
Solis Partners has announced that it recently installed a 125-kilowatt ground-mounted solar array for the Church of the Resurrection in the Burlington County township of Delran, N.J. This project ma ... more
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Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

TRADE WARS

Miner Lynas wins court battle against Malaysia activists
Australian mining company Lynas Thursday won a court battle allowing it to start production at an $800 million rare earths plant in Malaysia, despite fears by activists of radioactive hazards. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

China's Hu calls for new economic growth model
President Hu Jintao called Thursday for a new Chinese growth model, marked by greater domestic demand and private enterprise, to ensure the long-term health of the world's second largest economy. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

China leader warns corruption could trigger 'collapse'
China's president Thursday warned the Communist Party faces "collapse" if it fails to clean up corruption and called for an economic revamp as he opened a congress to inaugurate a new slate of leaders. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY
Dealing with power outages more efficiently

Australia launches energy white paper

US military mobilizes to help restore power to New York


POLITICAL ECONOMY
Temporary storage for electrons: Natural method of producing hydrogen

Veolia to pursue activities in shale gas sector: report

Exxon tells Iraq it wants to sell oilfield stake


POLITICAL ECONOMY
Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

DNV KEMA awarded framework agreement for German wind project developer SoWiTec


POLITICAL ECONOMY
Silicon Energy Powers Municipal Buildings in Lindstrom

Ben-Gurion University develops side-illuminated ultra-efficient solar cell designs

EU probes subsidies for Chinese solar panel makers

TRADE WARS

China imposes duties on steel tubes from EU, Japan
China said Thursday it was imposing duties on steel tube imports from the European Union and Japan as it concluded an investigation into products it says were sold at prices below market levels. ... more
TECH SPACE

Foxconn says cannot meet demand for iPhone 5
Taiwan's Foxconn has admitted that it cannot meet strong demand for Apple's new iPhone 5 due to difficulties in building the gadget, as investors grow concerned about the US giant's future earnings. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Tecta Solar Completes Solar Photovoltaic Installations at Palmer Technology Center
Tecta Solar, a division of Tecta America Corp., recently completed the installation of 533 kWp of solar photovoltaics for the Palmer Technology Center in Three Rivers, Mass. The roof-mounted project ... more
SOLAR DAILY

The Solar Foundation Reports 13% Growth in U.S. Solar Jobs
The Solar Foundation (TSF) has announced that its third annual National Solar Jobs Census found that the U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 Americans, a figure which represents the addition of 13,8 ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Soluble circuit boards to reduce e-waste

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

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