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November 26, 2012
BIO FUEL
Algae can draw energy from other plants
Bielefeld, Germany (SPX) Nov 26, 2012
Astonishing research finding by biologists at Bielefeld University published in the online journal Nature Communications Flowers need water and light to grow. Even children learn that plants use sunlight to gather energy from earth and water. Members of Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse's biological research team at Bielefeld University have made a groundbreaking discovery that one plant has another way of doing this. They have confirmed for the first time that a plant, the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhar ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Better protection for forging dies
Hard or tough - very often, the manufacturers of forging dies must make a compromise here. A new technology now makes it possible to combine both characteristics and clearly expand the useful life o ... more
WIND DAILY

Britain: Higher energy bills 'reasonable'
Increasing energy bills of British households and businesses is "reasonable" to pay for wind farms and nuclear power stations, a government official says. ... more
TECH SPACE

New structures self-assemble in synchronized dance
With self-assembly guiding the steps and synchronization providing the rhythm, a new class of materials forms dynamic, moving structures in an intricate dance. Researchers from the University of Ill ... more
ENERGY DAILY


ENERGY TECH

Repairs force US Navy to cut back carriers in Gulf
The US Navy temporarily will have one aircraft carrier in the Gulf region instead of two because one of its ships has to undergo repairs, officials said Friday. ... more


TECH SPACE

Scotch tape finds new use as grasping 'smart material'
Scotch tape, a versatile household staple and a mainstay of holiday gift-wrapping, may have a new scientific application as a shape-changing "smart material." Researchers used a laser to form slende ... more
The Year In Space
TECH SPACE

Detective work using terahertz radiation
Damaging biocides can be detected on old wooden sculptures, hidden wall paintings can be made visible again and the layered structures of pieces of art analyzed. Using terahertz scanners restorers w ... more
ENERGY NEWS

A low-carbon Finland is a great challenge, but an achievable one
VTT specialists have assessed Finland's chances of achieving the 80% greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. The EU's goal for 2050 is to reduce emissions by at least 80% from the level of 1990. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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Brazil government claims drop in Amazon deforestation

Japan volcano eruption hits flights

India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution

Disaster-prone Philippines wants simpler weather warnings

China drafts first domestic violence law

Swiss to vote on immigration cut 'to save environment'

AEROSPACE

Mosquitos fail at flight in heavy fog
Mosquitos have the remarkable ability to fly in clear skies as well as in rain, shrugging off impacts from raindrops more than 50 times their body mass. But just like modern aircraft, mosquitos also ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robotic Fish Research Swims into New Ethorobotics Waters
Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have published findings that further illuminate the emerging field of ethorobotics - the study of bioinspired robots intera ... more
AEROSPACE

Owls' ability to fly in acoustic stealth provides clues to mitigating conventional aircraft noise
Owls have the uncanny ability to fly silently, relying on specialized plumage to reduce noise so they can hunt in acoustic stealth. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, England, are studyin ... more
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TECH SPACE

DataWind denies Aakash tablet cheap Chinese import
Makers of India's low-cost Aakash tablet on Saturday denied a local media report that said the computer was a cheap Chinese import and not an Indian innovation as was claimed. ... more
AEROSPACE

China Eastern Airlines to buy 60 A320 aircraft
China Eastern Airlines, one of the country's three major carriers, said on Friday it will buy 60 Airbus A320 aircraft in a deal worth $5.39 billion to meet booming domestic travel demand. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth

US Bans Technology Export for Russian Spektr-UV Telescope Project

Polish astronomers spot young Stellar Bridge in the Magellanic Clouds

First harvest of research based on the final GOCE gravity model

Soyuz at Kourou ready to loft another batch of O3b Networks birds

Frost-covered chaos on Mars

3-D Printer Creates First Object in Space on ISS

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Problems at nuclear waste plant described
A company building a plant to treat high-level radioactive waste in Hanford, Wash., may have committed safety and health violations, an investigation found. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japanese firm wants reactors back online
One of the most nuclear-dependent of Japan's 10 major utility companies says it plans to reactivate two reactors to join two put back online this summer. ... more
THE PITS

China mine blast kills 18: state media
An explosion at a mine in southwest China killed 18 people Saturday, state media said, the latest incident to hit the industry, which has a notoriously poor safety record. ... more
THE PITS
Official "Green Tuesday" Launch November 27, 2012

A low-carbon Finland is a great challenge, but an achievable one

Poland to invest 24 billion euros in energy by 2020


THE PITS
Turks hike energy stake in Iraqi Kurdistan

New energy technologies promise brighter future

Philippine minister tells cadets 'protect what is ours'


THE PITS
Britain: Higher energy bills 'reasonable'

Areva commits to Scotland turbine plant

AREVA deploys its industrial plan to produce a 100 percent French wind power technology


THE PITS
Continuation of Arenales solar power plant project secured

New American Chemical Society video series shines a light on transparent solar cells

Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology

ENERGY TECH

Philippine minister tells cadets 'protect what is ours'
Foreign minister Albert del Rosario has told the Philippines future military top brass to "stand up to protect what is ours" amid a territorial dispute with China, the government said Saturday. ... more
AEROSPACE

French police fire tear gas anew on airport protest
French police clashed for a second day running Saturday with protesters squatting on protected swampland the government wants to clear for an airport, a battle that has strained the ruling Socialists' ties with their Green allies. ... more
AEROSPACE

'Sun' glasses can help reduce jet lag
Australian researchers say a wearable pair of "sun" glasses that imitates sunlight patterns could reduce jet lag and help insomnia sufferers and shift workers. ... more
CHIP TECH

Important progress for spintronics
A fundamental cornerstone for spintronics that has been missing up until now has been constructed by a team of physicists at Linkoping University in Sweden. It's the world's first spin amplifier tha ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China has no overseas bases: defence ministry

Iraqi forces hold off jihadist attack on Ramadi

China says in talks with Russia over 2015 military drills

Afghan senate approves foreign troops staying on

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

Proton-M Carrier Rocket Launch Postponed Over Technical Problems

Iran supreme leader backs nuclear talks extension

CHIP TECH

Fabrication on patterned silicon carbide produces bandgap to advance graphene electronics

CHIP TECH

Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics

NANO TECH

King's College London finds rainbows on nanoscale

CHIP TECH

Antenna-on-a-chip rips the light fantastic

SOLAR DAILY

Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology

NANO TECH

Optical microscopes lend a hand to graphene research

NANO TECH

Controlling heat flow through a nanostructure

NANO TECH

ORNL pushes the boundaries of electron microscopy to unlock the potential of graphene

TRADE WARS

Fitch cuts ratings on Panasonic, Sony to junk

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Swiss nuclear reactor back up after closure over defect

Oil prices ease amid Gaza truce, China data

Strong interest for Chinese insurer PICC's IPO

Reforms needed for China growth: premier-to-be Li

China manufacturing grows in November: HSBC

Chinese-Israeli car's debut planned for March

Thermogenerator from the Printer

Mixing processes could increase the impact of biofuel spills on aquatic environments

Nano insights could lead to improved nuclear reactors

New energy technologies promise brighter future

Swiss nuclear reactor shuts down due to defect

Study reveals clues to cause of hydrogen embrittlement in metals

China manufacturing grows in November: HSBC

Boeing and AVIC to Collaborate on Interior Supply Capability in China

New American Chemical Society video series shines a light on transparent solar cells

Coalition Reaffirm Commitments To Advance SMR Technology

Continuation of Arenales solar power plant project secured

Official "Green Tuesday" Launch November 27, 2012

Turks hike energy stake in Iraqi Kurdistan

Protest strikes disrupt Argentine cities

Hundreds protest against Myanmar copper mine

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