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November 10, 2012
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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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

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

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


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


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
The Year In Space

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

Australia launches energy white paper
Australia has issued its energy white paper considered to be the centerpiece of Australia's future energy policy. ... more
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Study sheds light on powerful process that turns food into energy

60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross

Gulf Stream ring water intrudes onto continental shelf like 'Pinocchio's nose'

Large trees - key climate influencers - die first in drought

More rain threatens Guatemala mudslide victims search

Air quality and ozone pollution models for forested areas may be too simple

Researchers find key link in understanding agriculture pests


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

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

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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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

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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NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

Curiosity Low-Angle Self-Portrait at 'Buckskin' Drill Site

3D-Printed Igloo Wins House on Mars Design Contest

Terraforming the Red Planet: Nuclear Blasts Could Warm Mars for Humans?

The Journey to Mars Begins with People on Earth

How to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

Where to Search for Life? 'Habitability Index' Devised as a Guide


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

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

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
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Australia launches energy white paper

US military mobilizes to help restore power to New York

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

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

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


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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

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
Boeing's digital upgrade of B-52s to be completed soon

Russia's Aerospace Forces Never Miss a Missile Launch... Anywhere

GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

Space-based missile warning continues expansion

Russia Unveils Plans to Modernize Nuke-Powered Submarines

First Lady to christen U.S. Navy submarine Illinois Saturday

Russian TV forecasts 'good weather for bombing' in Syria

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