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December 05, 2012
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Who will win the Temelin NPP bid?
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 05, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began her European tour with visiting the Czech Republic. The main aim of her talks in Prague is lobbying the bid of the Japanese-US Westinghouse company for the construction of two power blocks of the Temelin NPP. Westinghouse's only rival is the MIR.1200 consortium representing Czech Skoda and Russian Atomstroyexport. Westinghouse is a very serious rival possessing high technology. However, the Russian-Czech consortium has every chance of winning this compet ... read more
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ROBO SPACE

Robot buddy to keep Japan astronaut company
A small humanoid robot that can talk will be sent into space to provide conversational company for a Japanese astronaut on a six-month mission, according to new plans. ... more
TECH SPACE

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits
New research has demonstrated a way to make bismuth electrons and nuclei work together as qubits in a quantum computer. The discovery, published in Nature Materials, takes us a key step further to c ... more
ENERGY TECH

DNA Analysis of Microbes in a Fracking Site Yields Surprises
Researchers have made a genetic analysis of the microbes living deep inside a deposit of Marcellus Shale at a hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," site, and uncovered some surprises. They expected t ... more
ENERGY DAILY


CHIP TECH

Ames Laboratory scientists develop indium-free organic light-emitting diodes
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered new ways of using a well-known polymer in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which could eliminate the need fo ... more


TECH SPACE

A better way to make chemicals?
Bulk solvents, widely used in the chemical industry, pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. As a result, there is growing interest in avoiding their use by relying on "mechanoche ... more
The Year In Space
TIME AND SPACE

Steps towards filming atoms dancing
With their ultra short X-ray flashes, free-electron lasers offer the opportunity to film atoms in motion in complicated molecules and in the course of chemical reactions. However, for monitoring thi ... more
ROBO SPACE

Squirrels and Birds Inspire Researchers to Create Deceptive Robots
Using deceptive behavioral patterns of squirrels and birds, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed robots that are able to deceive each other. The research is funded by th ... more
24/7 News Coverage
At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief

When the isthmus is an island: Madison's hottest, and coldest, spots

Let There Be Light

Rising above the risk: America's first tsunami refuge

Identifying hidden minds in impaired consciousness

Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began

Is climate change downsizing goats

ENERGY TECH

Goodbye, fluorescent light bulbs! See your office in a new light
Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-s ... more
NANO TECH

How 'transparent' is graphene?
The amazing electrical, optical and strength properties of graphene, a single-atom-thick layer of carbon, have been extensively researched over the last decade. Recently, the material has been studi ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Italian power giant pulls out of French nuclear deal
Italian power giant Enel on Tuesday said it was pulling out of a deal with France's EDF to build nuclear reactors at six plants and added that it would receive 613 million euros ($802 million) in reimbursements. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY

British firm to build 'Africa's biggest solar plant'
British renewable energy firm Blue Energy announced Tuesday that it will build a giant solar power plant in Ghana which it claimed will become the biggest in Africa. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Report decries Big Oil's 'oily grasp' on Canada
A left-leaning think tank on Tuesday decried Big Oil's rising influence on Canadian government policies, citing a whopping 2,733 meetings with public officials since 2008 versus a few with environmentalists. ... more
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POLARBEAR seeks cosmic answers in microwave polarization

Big Black Holes Can Block New Stars

TECH SPACE

Android extends global smartphone lead: survey
Google's Android operating system will power more than two-thirds of smartphones sold worldwide in 2012, and will remain the dominant platform for at least the next four years, a survey showed Tuesday. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE's Batteries and Energy Storage Hub
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu was joined by Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce that a multi-partner team led by Argonne National Labor ... more
ROBO SPACE

Engineering professor looks to whirligig beetle for bio inspired robots
Whirligig beetles are named for their whirling movement on top of water, moving rapidly in and taking off into flight. While many may have found the movements curious, scientists have puzzled over t ... more
ROBO SPACE
Making sustainability policies sustainable

Need for clean energy 'more urgent than ever': IEA

S. America upbeat on energy growth in 2013


ROBO SPACE
Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE's Batteries and Energy Storage Hub

Report warns against increased LNG exports

Report decries Big Oil's 'oily grasp' on Canada


ROBO SPACE
US Navy, DoD, Developer Announce Wind Farm Agreement

Britain: Higher energy bills 'reasonable'

Areva commits to Scotland turbine plant


ROBO SPACE
British firm to build 'Africa's biggest solar plant'

The Future Looks Bright: ONR, Marines Eye Solar Energy

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

SOLAR DAILY

The Future Looks Bright: ONR, Marines Eye Solar Energy
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is looking to the sun for energy in an effort to help Marines do away with diesel-guzzling generators now used in combat outposts. The Renewable Sustainable Expedi ... more
TECH SPACE

ORNL develops lignin-based thermoplastic conversion process
Turning lignin, a plant's structural "glue" and a byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, into something considerably more valuable is driving a research effort headed by Amit Naskar of Oak Ridge ... more
TECH SPACE

Maths helps mobiles and tablets match eyes' ability to switch from sunshine to shadow
Researchers have pushed the boundaries of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video to match our own eyes' ability to cope with the real world's ever rapidly changing light intensity - such as sun simply going ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Making sustainability policies sustainable
Sweeping environmental policies come with hidden challenges - not only striving to achieve sustainability and benefit the environment - but over time ensuring the program itself can endure. Scientis ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

ENERGY TECH

Gulf of Mexico Clean-Up Makes 2010 Spill 52-Times More Toxic

ENERGY TECH

Geoscientists cite 'critical need' for basic research to unleash promising energy resources

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Outside View: Soaking the rich

ENERGY TECH

YPF pushes expansion despite litigation

ENERGY TECH

Oil prices mixed after US, China data

ENERGY TECH

Vietnam in sabotage claim against Chinese boats

ENERGY TECH

Iraq oil exports steady in November

ENERGY TECH

Eco campaigners bash Germany's gas-guzzling cars

ENERGY TECH

Chinese ship enters disputed waters: Japan

BIO FUEL

Garbage bug may help lower the cost of biofuel

Ecuador's Yasuni dilemma: a reserve full of life, and oil

Volvo eyes 'no-death' goal in its new cars by 2020

China opposes US bill on island dispute

Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter

Adani set to begin mining in Australia

EDF raises cost of problem plagued nuclear plant

Clinton backs Westinghouse bid for Czech nuke deal

Sender of first text message 'amazed' 20 years on

Need for clean energy 'more urgent than ever': IEA

SEC charges top accounting firms over China data

Russia demands answers after 190 km traffic jam

Britain denies report of big shale plans

Walker's World: French dis-connection

Singapore deports striking Chinese bus drivers

Asia manufacturing rises, analysts warn of headwinds

New York art museum to display video games

Report warns against increased LNG exports

Suu Kyi to lead probe into China-backed Myanmar mine

S. America upbeat on energy growth in 2013

Increasing Drought Stress Predicted to Challenge Vulnerable Hydraulic System of Plants

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