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November 12, 2012
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Fault under Japan nuclear plant 'may be active'
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 11, 2012
Japan's only working nuclear power plant sits on what may be a seismic fault in the earth's crust, a geologist has warned, saying it is "very silly" to allow it to continue operating. Mitsuhisa Watanabe says the earth's plates could move under the Oi nuclear plant in western Japan, causing a catastrophe to rival last year's atomic disaster at Fukushima - although some of his colleagues on a nuclear advisory panel disagree. "It is an active fault. The plates shifted some 120,000 to 130,000 years ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Iraq: Exxon pulls out, Russia wants in
Iraq's strategic effort to become the world's leading oil producer has taken some bad knocks, with the defection of Exxon Mobil and other majors to independence-minded Kurdistan, and Wednesday's expulsion of Turkey's state oil outfit from an exploration deal. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

California readies for carbon plan
As part of California's cap-and-trade program to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the state is gearing up for its first auction, set for next Wednesday, for carbon allowances. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

New Rule Could Reenergize Clean-Energy In New Jersey
The federal government's big-picture approach to power transmission could help New Jersey recharge its own aggressive programs to develop solar power and other forms of renewable energy, said Roy M. ... more
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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



ENERGY TECH

Nextreme's Higher Power Thin Film Energy Harvesting Device
Nextreme Thermal Solutions has announced a new series of thin-film thermoelectric power generators that offer higher power, more robust mechanical design and ease of integration with common sources ... more


ENERGY TECH

Canada's push for dirty tar sands oil is out of step
Immediately after the U.S. election, Canadian Minister Joe Oliver said that he fully expected the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to be approved by the reelected Obama administration. This is wishful ... more
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TECH SPACE

Microsoft holds Windows Phone 8 hopes
The Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone entered the U.S. market Friday, giving Microsoft another chance to garner some elusive smartphone market share, analysts say. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

S. Korea reactor shut down due to cracks
A South Korean nuclear power plant will be shut down for weeks as regulators investigate cracks found in control rod tunnels, officials said. ... more
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Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Plugging an ozone hole

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

ENERGY NEWS

Enviro Champions Win on Clean Energy, Protecting Environment and Public Health
On Wednesday, November 7th leading environmental groups stood together at the National Press Club to highlight the numerous environmental champions who were elected to Congress because they strongly ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Stadiums increase renewable energy use
Green is more than a team color for the Philadelphia Eagles. By the end of the year the team's stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, will generate enough energy from 14 wind turbines and 11,000 solar panels to power every home game. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Cartoon bird warns Fukushima children of radiation
A grinning bird mascot has been enlisted to teach Japanese children in Fukushima how to stay safe from the radiation that escaped from the region's crippled nuclear power plant. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Japan steelmaking giant posts $3.9 bn first-half loss
The world's second biggest steelmaker, created through the recent merger of Japan's Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal, on Friday posted a $3.9 billion combined net loss in its fiscal first half. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Uranium-polluted water escapes from Finnish mine
Radioactive emissions 50 times higher than normal have been detected in waters close to a nickel and zinc mine in central Finland after a pool holding contaminated water was damaged, nuclear safety agency STUK and Finnish media said Friday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday

Russian Rockets used by the US

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

First radar vision for Copernicus

TRADE WARS

Storm Sandy delays global launch of Titanic II
The flamboyant Australian mining magnate behind the building of the Titanic II said Friday a New York gala to unveil plans for the vessel would be delayed out of respect for the victims of super storm Sandy. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

S. Korea watchdog finds cracks in nuclear reactor
South Korea said Friday minor cracks were found at a nuclear reactor that have not caused a leak but still mean the facility will be kept offline, prompting fears of power shortages in the coming winter. ... more
TECH SPACE

Apple still perched high, but seems vulnerable
Apple, the world's biggest and perhaps most admired company, seems to have lost some of its luster. ... more
TECH SPACE
Enviro Champions Win on Clean Energy, Protecting Environment and Public Health

New Rule Could Reenergize Clean-Energy In New Jersey

California readies for carbon plan


TECH SPACE
Nextreme's Higher Power Thin Film Energy Harvesting Device

Exxon subsidiary detects Nigeria offshore oil spill

Iraq needs $1 trillion to rebuild: investment head


TECH SPACE
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


TECH SPACE
Silicon Energy Powers Municipal Buildings in Lindstrom

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

Stadiums increase renewable energy use

CHIP TECH

No Japan electronics bailout, minister hints
A senior Japanese politician hinted Friday that a government bailout was not on the cards for the nation's struggling electronics giants, after embattled Sharp cast doubt on its own survival. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

'Unplanned' shutdown at Romania nuclear power plant
One of two reactors at Romania's sole nuclear power plant stopped unexpectedly after its automatic shutdown system was mysteriously triggered, management said Friday. ... more
CAR TECH

Japan car sales in China fall 59.4% in October: group
Sales of Japanese passenger cars in China slumped 59.4 percent on-year in October, a Chinese industry group said Friday, as a territorial row between the countries pummelled demand. ... more
TECH SPACE

HTC and Apple reach global settlement
Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC said Sunday it has reached a global settlement with technology giant Apple, bringing an end to all outstanding litigation between the two companies. ... more
EXO WORLDS
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

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

Ariane 5 orbits 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

EXO WORLDS
Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

EXO WORLDS
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

EXO WORLDS
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

EXO WORLDS
Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

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

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

EXO WORLDS
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

EXO WORLDS
Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

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