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November 14, 2012
Australia scraps Solar Dawn project
Brisbane, Australia (UPI) Nov 13, 2012
Australia's $1.3 billion massive Solar Dawn solar thermal project has been canceled. The 250-megawatt project in Queensland by a consortium led by Areva Solar was to begin construction next year. The decision follows an announcement Monday from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which approves renewable energy projects in the country, that it wouldn't fund the project. "After exploring several options to address current market conditions, ARENA is also no longer pursuing deve ... read more
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First noiseless single photon amplifier
Research physicists have demonstrated the first device capable of amplifying the information in a single particle of light without adding noise. The research collaboration, involving Griffith Univer ... more

UT Arlington physics team demonstrates new power generation technique
A University of Texas at Arlington physics professor has helped create a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current, surpassing earlier methods ... more

Erosion has a point and an edge
Erosion caused by flowing water does not only smooth out objects, but can also form distinct shapes with sharp points and edges, a team of New York University researchers has found. Their findings, ... 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


36 in one fell swoop as researchers observe impossible ionization
Using the world's most powerful X-ray laser in California, an international research team discovered a surprising behaviour of atoms: with a single X-ray flash, the group led by Daniel Rolles from t ... more


Internet, clean and bio-technology of significant importance for Russia
The Moscow Innovations Forum took place in Russia's capital last week. The key theme of the event was to promote innovative technology, economic development and start-up financing in the country. Hi ... more
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Quality products from rubber residues
Rubber residues can be downcycled to floor coverings and safety crashpads, and for the first time, also processed into high-quality plastics. A new kind of material makes it possible: the environmen ... more

Sweet approach may produce metal casting parts, reduce toxicity
Based on a new discovery by researchers at Oregon State University, the world's multi-billion dollar foundry industry may soon develop a sweet tooth. This industry, that produces metal castings used ... more
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Sunday the day of rest for fires

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


White Pavements Could Increase Energy Consumption in Surrounding Buildings
A push to replace old, heat-trapping paving materials with new, cooler materials could actually lead to higher electricity bills for surrounding buildings, engineers at the University of California, ... more

Gannets could be affected by offshore energy developments
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that proposed offshore renewable energy developments in the English Channel have the potential to affect the foraging behaviour of northern ... more

Caribbean financial scams costing millions
Financial scams have robbed U.S. and Caribbean citizens of millions of dollars, driving U.S. and Jamaican security forces into urgent collaboration to stem the tide. ... more
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Huntsman, Sinopec form joint venture in China
US chemicals maker Huntsman Corporation unveiled Tuesday a joint venture with a subsidiary of Chinese oil giant Sinopec to build and operate a chemical plant in China. ... more

Bosch quits international solar energy project
German automotive parts specialist Bosch said on Tuesday it was pulling out of an ambitious multi-national project to build giant solar power stations in North Africa and the Middle East. ... more
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ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site

President Obama signs bill recognizing asteroid resource property rights into law

China dreams of electric sheep at robot conference

China to set up BDS international maritime surveillance center

Rocket launch demonstrates new capability for testing technologies

SSL selected to provide new high throughput satellite to Telesat

Comet fragments best explanation of mysterious dimming star


Official requests up for Web data: Google
Google said Tuesday the number of government requests to hand over data from users or to take down Web content rose in the first six months of 2012, extending a trend of recent years. ... more

Prestige skipper blames Spain at oil disaster trial
Ten years after one of Europe's worst oil disasters, the captain of the Prestige tanker blamed Spain for sending his vessel away from the coast and into the stormy Atlantic. ... more

French EDF, Areva mull nuclear plan with China's CGNPC
French energy groups EDF and Areva said Tuesday they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese counterpart CGNPC to jointly develop a new medium power nuclear reactor, confirming a report in the financial daily Les Echos. ... more
Enviro Champions Win on Clean Energy, Protecting Environment and Public Health

Australia pledges to second phase of Kyoto

White Pavements Could Increase Energy Consumption in Surrounding Buildings

Symposium Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Superconductivity Breakthrough at UH

Nextreme's Higher Power Thin Film Energy Harvesting Device

Canada's push for dirty tar sands oil is out of step

Gannets could be affected by offshore energy developments

Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

Australia scraps Solar Dawn project

Bosch quits international solar energy project

EU probes subsidies for Chinese solar panel makers


New Jersey ends gasoline rationing
Rationing ended Tuesday for New Jersey drivers seeking to buy gasoline, as shortages caused by superstorm Sandy finally receded. ... more

China, Middle East fuel student growth in US
The number of students in the United States from China, Iran and Saudi Arabia has risen sharply in the past year, giving a boost to US universities and the economy, a study said Tuesday. ... more

Head of Windows unit leaves Microsoft
Microsoft on Monday announced that the head of its Windows unit is leaving in a management shake-up that comes just weeks after the release of a new generation of the computer operating software. ... more

Jawbone "Up" fitness wristbands get in shape
Wireless earpiece maker Jawbone on Tuesday released redesigned UP wristbands that combine fashion with smartphone lifestyles to help people along paths to improved fitness. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Online TEDTalks hit billion-view milestone


New Google smartphone sells out


China needs 4,960 planes by 2031: state media


Chinese LED firm plans record investment in Taiwan


'World's workshop' China aims to reinvent itself


Trouble at Brazil mega-dam stops construction for now


Cray supercomputer named world's fastest


Using rust and water to store solar energy as hydrogen


Brussels moots pollution credit cut to up carbon price


Iceland signs on to Africa geothermal plan

Australia pledges to second phase of Kyoto

EU freezes controversial aviation carbon tax

China to test 'social risk' of major factories: official

Chernobyl cleanup workers had significantly increased risk of leukemia

The end of the cheap hydrocarbons era

Expert's report on economic and environmental advantages of High Capacity Vehicles

New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips

Falling aluminium prices hit Rusal earnings

A Better Route to Xylan

India unveils new version of 'world's cheapest tablet'

Canada's push for dirty tar sands oil is out of step

Enviro Champions Win on Clean Energy, Protecting Environment and Public Health

Nextreme's Higher Power Thin Film Energy Harvesting Device

Japan's economy shrinks, raising fears of recession

S. Korea reactor shut down due to cracks

Warning issued on 'experimental' fracking

Fault under Japan nuclear plant 'may be active'

Strain tuning reveals promise in nanoscale manufacturing

New Rule Could Reenergize Clean-Energy In New Jersey

Microsoft holds Windows Phone 8 hopes

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