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November 30, 2012
ENERGY NEWS
Japan's Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy to merge power units
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 29, 2012
Japanese industrial firms Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Thursday they would merge their thermal power businesses by 2014 as they take on global giants Siemens and General Electric. The pair said they would set up a joint venture company that was 65 percent owned by Mitsubishi with the remaining 35 percent held by Hitachi, creating a combined firm with about 1.1 trillion yen ($13 billion) in annual sales. The merger would see the firms work together on a range of products including ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Lebanon steps on gas, but progress slow
Lebanon's government, which is struggling to keep the crisis-ridden Mediterranean country functioning, has approved a six-member board to regulate the vast natural gas fields reported offshore. But don't expect action anytime soon. ... more
CAR TECH

Smith Electric Vehicles to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles have announced that Smith will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, creating hundreds of direct and indirect jobs and boosting t ... more
TECH SPACE

The music of the silks
Pound for pound, spider silk is one of the strongest materials known: Research by MIT's Markus Buehler has helped explain that this strength arises from silk's unusual hierarchical arrangement of pr ... more
ENERGY DAILY


ENERGY TECH

Trojan Battery's Industrial Line Surpasses 15-year Cycle Life In IEC 61427 Testing
Trojan Battery has announced that its Industrial line of batteries for renewable energy applications has achieved a major milestone in Trojan's ongoing IEC 61427 testing by surpassing a 15-year cycl ... more


TIME AND SPACE

NIST experiments challenge fundamental understanding of electromagnetism
A cornerstone of physics may require a rethink if findings at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are confirmed. Recent experiments suggest that the most rigorous predictions b ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Fracking in Michigan
University of Michigan researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling process known a ... more
ENERGY TECH

DNV KEMA expands High-Power Laboratory to facilitate super grids
Energy consulting and testing and certification company DNV KEMA will invest approximately EUR 70 million in the expansion of its High-Power Laboratory in Arnhem, the Netherlands. With the expansion ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

ENERGY TECH

OriginOil's Second Licensing Agreement Targets Canadian Oil Sands Market
OriginOil has announced that its second original equipment manufacturer?s (OEM) agreement will target oil service companies in the Canadian oil sands market. Privately-held investor group LH Opportu ... more
CHIP TECH

Research discovery could revolutionise semiconductor manufacture
A completely new method of manufacturing the smallest structures in electronics could make their manufacture thousands of times quicker, allowing for cheaper semiconductors. The findings have been p ... more
TRADE WARS

Russia as WTO Member Must Resort to Sophisticated Methods
November marks a symbolic date which is very important though - 100 days of Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). "We should not underestimate this event. Russia's access ... more
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TECH SPACE

Samsung launches new Internet-connected camera
Samsung Electronics Thursday launched a new Internet-connected camera in South Korea, as the electronics giant intensifies efforts to expand its dominance in the mobile phone market to other sectors. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Clash on Web radio royalties hits Congress
The clash over music royalties for Internet radio moved to Capitol Hill Wednesday, as lawmakers opened debate on a proposal to revamp the fee system. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch

Upside-down planet reveals new method for studying binary star systems

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

China issues first assessment on space activities

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25

TRADE WARS

Pena Nieto looking for trade partners
Drugs and guns gave way to manufactured goods and migrant workers Tuesday on Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto's tour of North American capitals. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

New media world won't end need for journalists: study
Bloggers, "crowdsourcing" and computer-generated articles are making contributions to the news media, but they cannot replace professional journalists in digging up important news. ... more
AEROSPACE

Sandy adds to global air traffic gloom: IATA
The effects of Superstorm Sandy which devastated parts of the Northeastern US and the Caribbean last month are deepening an already dire situation for the global airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. ... more
AEROSPACE
Japan's Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy to merge power units

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

Official "Green Tuesday" Launch November 27, 2012


AEROSPACE
Fracking in Michigan

Philippines refuses to stamp Chinese passports

Tanker ship making first arctic crossing


AEROSPACE
US Navy, DoD, Developer Announce Wind Farm Agreement

Britain: Higher energy bills 'reasonable'

Areva commits to Scotland turbine plant


AEROSPACE
The Installed Price of PV Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline at a Rapid Pace

Upsolar Modules Earn High Marks for Long-Term Performance

Aerospace Museum of California solar installation

CAR TECH

Ford Fusion wins LA car show green prize
The 2013 Ford Fusion was named Green Car of the Year Thursday at the LA Auto Show, as the US carmaker boasted having gone from "laggard to leader" in the environmentally-friendly vehicle market. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Ecuadoran villagers drag Chevron to Canadian court
A 19-year court battle that resulted in a staggering US$18.3-billion judgment from an Ecuadoran court against Chevron last year moved to Canada on Thursday as the plaintiffs seek to collect. ... more
CAR TECH

VW says air cleared over industrial espionage in China
German auto giant Volkswagen said on Thursday it had cleared the air with Chinese partner FAW over allegations it stole VW's engine designs and two sides would bring forward plans to extend their cooperation. ... more
CAR TECH

North America lags in gas-driven vehicles
Despite advances in finding new energy sources, including shale oil and natural gas, North America is trailing in natural gas as an alternative vehicle fuel, conclusions of a study indicate ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

TRADE WARS

Australia's resources spending increases

INTERNET SPACE

US Senate panel passes email privacy measure

TRADE WARS

Norquist ready for immigration reform

SOLAR DAILY

Emerging Markets Predicted to Bring Stability to Solar Industry

WIND DAILY

US Navy, DoD, Developer Announce Wind Farm Agreement

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan anti-nuclear groups join forces ahead of poll

ENERGY TECH

Shale development threatens China's water

SOLAR DAILY

Upsolar Modules Earn High Marks for Long-Term Performance

SOLAR DAILY

The Installed Price of PV Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline at a Rapid Pace

NANO TECH

A graphene nanotube hybrid

Tiny algae shed light on photosynthesis as a dynamic property

AREVA to continue International OECD Research Program for nuclear plant safety

Aerospace Museum of California solar installation

Algae held captive and genes stolen in crime of evolution

Graphite experiment shines new light laser-driven fusion

Windows 8 sales hit 40 million: Microsoft

Ecuador opens bidding for Amazon oil exploration rights

Italy, China sign deals worth $1.27 bn

Philippines refuses to stamp Chinese passports

Saudi king's health spurs succession issue

BP may pay price of Emirates-U.K. spat

Myanmar protesters ordered to end mine demo

British student avoids US extradition over TV website

20 workers injured as tornado hits Italy steel plant

France begins 'energy transition' debate

China to meet 7.5% economic growth goal: state media

Qatar unveils low-emission hybrid car

Truck maker MAN to supply chassis to China's Sany

Tanker ship making first arctic crossing

Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz develop new methods for cooling of ions

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