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December 10, 2012
ENERGY TECH
China's CNOOC say Nexen staff will benefit from takeover
Beijing (AFP) Dec 9, 2012
A Beijing-based energy giant which will take over a Canadian firm in what is reportedly China's biggest-ever foreign investment has said local employees will benefit from the deal. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday announced regulatory approval for the $15.1 billion takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) of oil and gas company Nexen. The approval was given despite opposition in Canada to the takeover. "We believe the transaction will provide opportuni ... read more
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POLITICAL ECONOMY

China's economy shows pick-up amid leadership transition
China released a series of figures Sunday showing continued strength in the world's second largest economy as it prepares for new leaders tasked with sustaining the country's dramatic growth. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Nobel-winners vow Europe will emerge stronger from crisis
European Union leaders in Norway to collect the Nobel peace prize Sunday countered criticism of this year's award, saying Europe will emerge more united from the economic crisis and remain on a course of peace. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Arab states rush to join the shale boom
Jordan is pressing ahead with plans to develop its massive shale oil deposits, joining a growing push by Arab states to unlock shale reserves because conventional deposits are being squeezed to cope with burgeoning populations and industrialization. ... more
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Chicago skyscrapers go green, slash energy costs
Chicago's skyline is going green, as property managers install energy efficient tools like motion-detectors on office lights, in a project officials hope will inspire changes across the United States. ... more


POLITICAL ECONOMY

Chinese inflation rises to 2.0 percent in November
China's inflation rate increased to 2.0 percent in November, official figures showed Sunday, in another sign of a continued rebound in the world's second biggest economy following a marked slowdown. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Canada approves two energy takeovers worth $20 bn
Canada on Friday approved two major takeovers of energy firms by the Chinese state-owned giant CNOOC and Malaysia's national oil company Petronas - deals worth an estimated more than US$20 billion in total. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Vietnam breaks up anti-China rally, arrests protesters
Vietnam broke up an anti-China rallies in its two main cities and arrested around 20 people Sunday, activists told AFP, in the latest protests against Beijing as tensions flare over the South China Sea. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

US extends exemptions for Asian powers to Iran oil sanctions
The United States on Friday extended exemptions from sanctions designed to choke Iran's oil exports to nine major economic powers, including China, Taiwan, India and South Korea. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Quantum thermodynamics
No man is an island, entire of itself, said poet John Donne. And no atom neither. Even in the middle of intergalactic space, atoms feel the electromagnetic field - also known as the cosmic microwave ... more
AEROSPACE

Chinese in talks to buy aircraft leaser ILFC
US government-controlled insurance group AIG said Friday it was in talks to sell a majority stake in International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) to a consortium of Chinese companies. ... more
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POLITICAL ECONOMY

Neighbors' woes hit German growth targets
Germans are finding their economically troubled eurozone neighbors are beginning to put Germany's much cherished economic prosperity at risk, this week's financial data indicate. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

No nuclear problems reported after Japan quake: IAEA
Nuclear power plants close to the epicentre of a powerful undersea earthquake and tsunami off Japan have reported no problems and no emergency measures were activated, the UN atomic agency said Friday. ... more
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NANO TECH

Nature Materials Study: Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of ... more
CAR TECH

Work on automatic control of driverless vehicles through intersections receives recognition
How do driverless vehicles navigate through intersections? Faster and safer than if humans were in charge, according to researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Research. Autonomous v ... more
TIME AND SPACE

The dance of quantum tornadoes
Tornado-like vortexes can be produced in bizarre fluids which are controlled by quantum mechanics, completely unlike normal liquids. New research published in the journal Nature Communications demon ... more
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Chicago skyscrapers go green, slash energy costs

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TIME AND SPACE
Arab states rush to join the shale boom

Vietnam breaks up anti-China rally, arrests protesters

China's CNOOC say Nexen staff will benefit from takeover


TIME AND SPACE
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Flexible solar cells could be in clothing

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A bridge to the quantum world: Dirac electrons found in unique material
In a discovery that helps clear a new path toward quantum computers, University of Michigan physicists have found elusive Dirac electrons in a superconducting material. Quantum computers use atoms t ... more
TECH SPACE

Smartphones might soon develop emotional intelligence
If you think having your phone identify the nearest bus stop is cool, wait until it identifies your mood.New research by a team of engineers at the University of Rochester may soon make that possibl ... more
INTERNET SPACE

News 'paywalls' grow, but analysts split on merit
The free lunch for digital access to most US newspapers is disappearing but paywalls seem at best a partial answer to the industry's woes and analysts are split on the decision to block out readers. ... more
NANO TECH

New optical tweezers trap specimens just a few nanometers across
To grasp and move microscopic objects, such as bacteria and the components of living cells, scientists can harness the power of concentrated light to manipulate them without ever physically touching ... 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

CARBON WORLDS

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SOLAR DAILY

Flexible solar cells could be in clothing

TRADE WARS

Chinese insurer PICC soars on Hong Kong debut

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Swedish nuclear reactor stopped over safety concerns

ENERGY TECH

Four Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan

TECH SPACE

Judge calls for "global peace" in Apple-Samsung war

POLITICAL ECONOMY

ADB cuts Asia growth forecasts on India's slowdown

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Outside View: Unemployment rate dips

POLITICAL ECONOMY

EU's Nobel highlights bloc's divisions

TRADE WARS

Mercosur puts a brave front on divisions

Groupon surges on takeover chatter

Tablet technology takes teaching into 21st century

Chinese workers stage new protest in Singapore

Apple's CEO to bring production back to US

Saudis seek oil in Red Sea 'safe zone'

PM says France committed to problem-plagued nuclear reactor

Hong Kong leader warns of talent drain over housing

GM says China car sales on track for record 2012

China demands Vietnam stop oil probe

Outside View: Politics of intimidation

Swimming robot crosses Pacific Ocean

S. Korea's LG to appeal European fine for price-fixing

Beijing to allow visa-free transit trips

Gases from Grasses

New '4-D' transistor is preview of future computers

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Carbon dioxide could reduce crop yields

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