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December 19, 2012
ROBO SPACE
Head-mounted cameras could help robots understand social interactions
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Dec 19, 2012
What is everyone looking at? It's a common question in social settings because the answer identifies something of interest, or helps delineate social groupings. Those insights someday will be essential for robots designed to interact with humans, so researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have developed a method for detecting where people's gazes intersect. The researchers tested the method using groups of people with head-mounted video cameras. By noting where their gazes c ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Bubble study could improve industrial splash control
For the first time, scientists witnessed the details of the full, ultrafast process of liquid droplets evolving into a bubble when they strike a surface. Their research determined that surface wetne ... more
WIND DAILY

Offshore wind power: AREVA and STX France ally their expertise
AREVA and STX France have announced a cooperation agreement with a view to optimizing foundations for offshore wind turbines. AREVA will bring its expertise in design and production of wind tu ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention to Climate Change
The insurance industry, the world's largest business with $4.6 trillion in revenues, is making larger efforts to manage climate change-related risks, according to a new study published in the journa ... more
ENERGY DAILY


ENERGY TECH

BLM Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales Garnered Millions for Taxpayers in 2012
As part of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that onshore ... more


ENERGY NEWS

Renewable energy share for European Union in 2011: estimated at 13.4 percent
EurObserv'ER has calculated the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption for the 27 European Union Member States (EU-27). For the year 2011 this share was estimated at 13.4%. This ... more
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SOLAR DAILY

Top-10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013
"The photovoltaic industry is in the midst of wrenching change-buffeted by government incentive cuts and nose-diving prices that has hurt solar suppliers worldwide, rocked by trade disputes among it ... more
SOLAR DAILY

KYOCERA Surpasses Two Million Solar Modules Produced in North America
Kyocera Solar has announced that Kyocera's North American manufacturing facilities have surpassed production of two million photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. Kyocera has been producing modules in Nor ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists create possible precursor to life

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

The breathing sand

Autism autism evolved recently in human history

Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change

WSU researchers see how plants optimize their repair

TECH SPACE

Instagram yields to user outrage over policy change
Instagram backed down Tuesday from a planned policy change that appeared to clear the way for the mobile photo sharing service to sell pictures without compensation, after users cried foul. ... more
WIND DAILY

US confirms duties on 1towers from China, Vietnam
The United States on Tuesday confirmed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on large wind towers imported from China and Vietnam. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Australia unveils carbon capture plant
Australia's first carbon capture plant has entered the demonstration phase. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Fresh Myanmar protest against Chinese mine
Opponents of a Chinese-backed copper mine in northern Myanmar have resumed their protest just weeks after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators at the site, an activist said Tuesday. ... more
CAR TECH

Volvo Cars says avoiding loss this year 'very difficult'
The chief executive of Volvo Cars, which is owned by Chinese auto maker Geely, told a newspaper on Tuesday that it would be "very difficult" for the company to avoid making a loss this year and the next. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

Cosmonauts Busy as US Segment Crew Takes Day Off

Hubble uses gravity lense to find extremely distant galaxy

UH Manoa studies effects of long-term space travel

Dava Newman nominated for NASA post

SSL Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers For Intelsat 30

Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

AEROSPACE

Taiwan's China Airlines to lease four Boeing planes
Taiwan's leading carrier China Airlines said Tuesday it will lease four Boeing 777-300ERs as it seeks to build a more fuel-efficient fleet and lower the cost of its long-haul flights. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Oil prices gain on US budget hopes, as coal set to dominate
Oil prices rallied on Tuesday as hopes grew of a US deal to avert a "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts in the United States - the world's biggest consumer of crude - analysts said. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

EU puts 1.2 bn euros into pilot renewable energy projects
The European Commission announced Tuesday that it was putting 1.2 billion euros ($1.56 billion) into renewable energy demonstration projects but had found no carbon capture ventures to back. ... more
ENERGY NEWS
EU puts 1.2 bn euros into pilot renewable energy projects

Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention to Climate Change

Renewable energy share for European Union in 2011: estimated at 13.4 percent


ENERGY NEWS
Australia unveils carbon capture plant

Iran oil revenues halved by sanctions: minister

Oil prices gain on US budget hopes, as coal set to dominate


ENERGY NEWS
US confirms duties on 1towers from China, Vietnam

Offshore wind power: AREVA and STX France ally their expertise

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm


ENERGY NEWS
Top-10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013

KYOCERA Surpasses Two Million Solar Modules Produced in North America

Gulf oil states get hot for solar power

INTERNET SPACE

EU, Google to seek anti-trust accord
The European Union will seek an accord with US Internet search giant Google as progress has been made in resolving EU anti-trust concerns, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. ... more
TECH SPACE

Samsung is top 2012 phone brand, ousting Nokia
Samsung has overtaken Nokia as the top mobile phone brand for 2012 and has opened up a decisive lead over Apple in the smartphone market, a research firm said Tuesday. ... more
TRADE WARS

Foreign investment in China falls again in November
Foreign direct investment in China fell in November for a sixth straight month, the government said Tuesday with the outlook expected to remain weak in 2013 due to global uncertainties. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Coal use set to surpass oil in a decade: IEA
Coal is set to surpass oil as the world's top fuel within a decade, driven by growth in emerging market giants China and India, with even Europe finding it hard to cut use despite pollution concerns, according to a report published Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials

TRADE WARS

AIG raises $6.45 bn in final stake sale of insurer AIA

TRADE WARS

China says more cities record home price rises

TECH SPACE

Apple losses bid for US ban on Samsung smartphones

CHIP TECH

Stretchable electronics

TIME AND SPACE

Extending Einstein

CAR TECH

New Factor could Limit the Life of Hybrid and Electric Car Batteries

TECH SPACE

Rice uses light to remotely trigger biochemical reactions

ENERGY TECH

Nanofibers clean sulfur from fuel

TECH SPACE

Adhesion disturbed by noise

ENERGY TECH

How to get fossil fuels from ice cream and soap

New computing devices will allow touch, smell: IBM

Japanese party victory a boost for nuclear

Iraqi air force receives US transport planes

Iran oil revenues halved by sanctions: minister

Israelis fear economic collapse more than Iran: study

Most US publications have mobile presence: industry

WTO appoints panel to probe China, US trade disputes

British regulators OK nuke reactor design

China makes U.N. appeal for maritime claim

Walker's World: A mega trade pact?

Japan economy woes may temper Abe's zeal: analysts

Markets cheer Japan conservatives' return to power

Incoming Japan PM pledges no compromise on islands

SciTechTalk: Technology of 'The Hobbit'

China to boost domestic demand in 2013: state media

Migrant workers rally over Hong Kong working conditions

NC State Study Offers Insight Into Converting Wood to Bio-Oil

Dreidel-like dislocations lead to remarkable properties

Nanocrystals Not Small Enough to Avoid Defects

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing

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