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November 27, 2012
Funneling the sun's energy
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 27, 2012
The quest to harness a broader spectrum of sunlight's energy to produce electricity has taken a radically new turn, with the proposal of a "solar energy funnel" that takes advantage of materials under elastic strain. "We're trying to use elastic strains to produce unprecedented properties," says Ju Li, an MIT professor and corresponding author of a paper describing the new solar-funnel concept that was published this week in the journal Nature Photonics. In this case, the "funnel" is a metap ... read more
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Transforming noise into mechanical energy at nanometric level
A team of researchers at the Freie Universitat Berlin, co-ordinated by Jose Ignacio Pascual (current leader of the Nanoimagen team at CIC nanoGUNE), have developed a method that enables efficiently ... more

Spanish Scientists Design a Revolutionary Data Storage Device
University of Granada researchers have developed a revolutionary data storage device in collaboration with the CEA-LETI lab at Grenoble (France), an institution of the Campus of International Excell ... more

Improving 3-D image capture in real time
Researchers at the UPNA-Public University of Navarre develop a technique to improve the capture in real time of three-dimensional images. The work, published in a leading scientific journal on Compu ... more


Engineering plants for biofuels
With increasing demands for sustainable energy, being able to cost-efficiently produce biofuels from plant biomass is more important than ever. However, lignin and hemicelluloses present in certain ... more


Modeling the breaking points of metallic glasses
Metallic glass alloys (or liquid metals) are three times stronger than the best industrial steel, but can be molded into complex shapes with the same ease as plastic. These materials are highly resi ... more
The Year In Space

Putting more cores to work in server farms
Streaming data, social networks, online games and services, databases - the number of interactions we have with the Internet is continually increasing. Every time we click on a link, we trigger an a ... more

New device hides, on cue, from infrared cameras
Now you see it, now you don't. A new device invented at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) can absorb 99.75% of infrared light that shines on it. When activated, it appear ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Hurricane Maria wreaks devastation in Dominica

Hurricane-hit St Martin takes first steps to rebuild

British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches

Powerful wind storm kills eight in Romania

Irma toll up to 50 in Florida; Typhoon rips through Japan leaving 3 dead

Ancient amphibian had mouthful of teeth ready to grab you

Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered species


Penn Researchers Make Flexible, Low-voltage Circuits Using Nanocrystals
Electronic circuits are typically integrated in rigid silicon wafers, but flexibility opens up a wide range of applications. In a world where electronics are becoming more pervasive, flexibility is ... more

Algae Biomass Organization hails new UCSD study showing saltwater algae viable for biofuels
The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the U.S. algae industry has hailed the findings of a University of California at San Diego study that concludes, for the first time, that ma ... more

GE says 'Industrial Internet' could be worth trillions
Connecting industrial operations to the Internet could lead to significant gains in productivity, potentially worth $10 trillion to $15 trillion globally, a study by General Electric said Monday. ... more
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CEOs: Global economy, social media risks
A survey of 192 U.S. executives indicates 42 percent say the global economic environment was their biggest source of risk, while 27 percent say social media. ... more

First British nuclear licence in 25 years to France's EDF
Britain awarded its first new nuclear power plant site licence for 25 years on Monday to French energy giant EDF, which is looking to build a new station in southwest England. ... more
Space News from
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle

Northrop Grumman to buy space firm Orbital for $9.2 bn

NASA's Robotic 'Sniffer' Confirms Space Station Leak, Repair

Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific With NASA Science Experiments

NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performance

Ice mined on Mars could provide water for humans exploring space

Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing


India, China firms sign deals despite political tensions
Indian and Chinese companies signed agreements on Monday worth billions of dollars as the two emerging market giants sought to broaden commercial ties despite political tensions. ... more

Walker's World: UK survives EU budget row
It came as no surprise that the 27 heads of government of the European Union failed to agree on the bloc's next trillion-euro budget. But it was a surprise that Britain wasn't isolated and found key allies in Germany, Holland and Sweden to support its call for real cuts in planned future spending. ... more

Samsung finds unfair practices among China suppliers
Samsung Electronics said Monday that a probe of its suppliers in China had found no evidence of alleged child labour, but did uncover some "inadequate" employment practices that needed to be remedied. ... more
A low-carbon Finland is a great challenge, but an achievable one

Official "Green Tuesday" Launch November 27, 2012

Poland to invest 24 billion euros in energy by 2020

Turn to gas to fight climate change, Qatar says at UN talks

Philippine minister tells cadets 'protect what is ours'

Repairs force US Navy to cut back carriers in Gulf

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

Renewable energy could power Australia

Funneling the sun's energy

Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology


Turn to gas to fight climate change, Qatar says at UN talks
Qatar on Monday shrugged off criticism of its record-busting carbon emissions and instead extolled the virtues of its key export, natural gas, as it opened a major UN conference on climate change. ... more

SOCAR touts TANAP at Westminster meeting
The president of Azerbaijan's state energy company SOCAR says it is ready to move ahead with a trans-Anatolian natural gas pipeline after parliamentary approval. ... more

Japan should ask people about nuclear fears: UN
Japan should do more to address fears over radiation in the area around Fukushima, a UN health expert said Monday, urging it to consult those affected by nuclear pollution. ... more

Renewable energy could power Australia
Australia could be powered almost entirely by renewable energy in coming decades, says a new report. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan deploys missile defence to northern island: minister

Thales, Telespazio and Spaceflight team up to accelerate BlackSky Geospatial Platform

'The man who saved the world' dies in Russia

'Vicious' sanctions will only speed up nuclear programme: NKorea

NK crisis boosts Japan's PM; China, Russia urge end to vicious cycle

France open to post-2025 talks; Iran says US seeking to undermine deal

US has many military options in Korea as Trump, Xi agree on max pressure


China mine blast toll rises to 23


Algae can draw energy from other plants


Better protection for forging dies


Britain: Higher energy bills 'reasonable'


New structures self-assemble in synchronized dance


Repairs force US Navy to cut back carriers in Gulf


Scotch tape finds new use as grasping 'smart material'


Detective work using terahertz radiation


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


Mosquitos fail at flight in heavy fog

Robotic Fish Research Swims into New Ethorobotics Waters

Owls' ability to fly in acoustic stealth provides clues to mitigating conventional aircraft noise

DataWind denies Aakash tablet cheap Chinese import

China Eastern Airlines to buy 60 A320 aircraft

Problems at nuclear waste plant described

Japanese firm wants reactors back online

China mine blast kills 18: state media

Philippine minister tells cadets 'protect what is ours'

French police fire tear gas anew on airport protest

'Sun' glasses can help reduce jet lag

Important progress for spintronics

Fabrication on patterned silicon carbide produces bandgap to advance graphene electronics

Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics

King's College London finds rainbows on nanoscale

Antenna-on-a-chip rips the light fantastic

Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology

Optical microscopes lend a hand to graphene research

Controlling heat flow through a nanostructure

CU-NOAA study shows summer climate change, mostly warming

Flower power to purge poison and produce platinum

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