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December 26, 2012
TECH SPACE
Toy companies 'terrified' of tablets
New York (UPI) Dec 25, 2012
A U.S. toy industry analyst says toymakers Mattel and Hasbro are "terrified" of children turning away from traditional toys toward tablet computers. Sean McGowan, managing director of equity research at investment banking firm Needham & Company, said children as young as 3 years old are receiving tablets such as iPads and Kindle Fires for Christmas this year, instead of Barbie and other traditional playthings, The Financial Times reported Tuesday. "The top two guys, Mattel and Hasbro, th ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Molecular levers may make materials better
In a forced game of molecular tug-of war, some strings of atoms can act like a lever, accelerating reactions 1000 times faster than other molecules. The discovery suggests that scientists could use ... more
TIME AND SPACE

May the force be with the atomic probe
Theoretical physicist Elad Eizner from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and colleagues created models to study the attractive forces affecting atoms located at a wide range of distances from a surface ... more
CHIP TECH

Physicists take photonic topological insulators to the next level
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a simulation that for the first time emulates key properties of electronic topological insulators. Their simulation, which was de ... more
ENERGY DAILY


TIME AND SPACE

Entering a new phase
Condensed matter physics - the branch of physics responsible for discovering and describing most of these phases - has traditionally classified phases by the way their fundamental building blocks - ... more


BIO FUEL

Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production
Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels produced from cellulosic b ... more
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TECH SPACE

Fukushima kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise
Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due to radiation fears after last year's nuclear disaster, a Japanese government report said Tuesday. ... more
TECH SPACE

Acer said to be readying $99 tablet
In the latest salvo in the tablet price wars, Acer is planning to launch a $99 tablet early next year, sources have told The Wall Street Journal. ... more
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A new measure of biodiversity

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

Is the US National Flood Insurance Program Affordable?

BYU professor helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

Death toll rises, blackouts remain in Philippines after typhoon

China shuts meat producer supplying KFC and McDonald's

TECH SPACE

China rare earths producer extends output halt
China's largest rare earths producer said Tuesday it would suspend output at some plants for another month, extending a halt started in late October to try and stem falling prices. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Russia unveils $25 bn oil link to Pacific
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday unveiled the final extension of a new $25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific that underscores the energy power's gradual shift away from stagnant European markets. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Asian bids 'closer' to winning Turkey nuclear plant project
Asian countries are closer to winning a bid to build Turkey's second nuclear power plant near the Black Sea city of Sinop, the Turkish energy minister said on Tuesday, in a signal that Canada was no longer in the running. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Amazon outage disrupts Netflix service
Netflix said it was "working hard with Amazon Web Services" to restore movie streaming that was disrupted Christmas Eve by an outage in Amazon's U.S. system. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Iran begins naval war games: reports
Iran on Tuesday launched naval manoeuvres in the Gulf, and announced plans for another exercise in the strategic Strait of Hormuz later this week, media reports said. ... more
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Sierra Nevada Contacts All Six On-Orbit ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellites

Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed

Scientists release most thorough map yet of Mars

Researchers crush diamond with biggest laser in world

New UAV for background radiation monitoring

Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future

TECH SPACE

Rumors tip lighter, thinner Apple iPad
Apple is developing a thinner, lighter fifth-generation iPad sharing some design points with the recently released iPad Mini, a Japanese tech blog is reporting. ... more
TECH SPACE

Instagram sued over contract changes
A lawsuit is seeking to stop Instagram from changing its terms of service, saying the Facebook-owned smartphone photo-sharing service is breaching its contract with users. ... more
CHIP TECH

China shows electronic circuit advance
Chinese researchers say they've made a breakthrough in constructing tiny integrated circuits, which would help local electronics manufacturers. ... more
CHIP TECH
Definition of sustainable organic biogas reached

Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward


CHIP TECH
Russia unveils $25 bn oil link to Pacific

Quest to Find New Uses for Abundant Natural Gas

Iran warns of cancelling $5 bn China gas deal: media


CHIP TECH
Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

China's wind towers face U.S. tariffs


CHIP TECH
Community-Owned Solar Array Comes Online

Going Solar: Modern Technology At Historic Bed and Breakfast

Kuwait University and imec to Collaborate on Advanced Silicon Solar Cell Technology

SOLAR DAILY

Peel-and-Stick solar panels from Stanford engineering
For all their promise, solar cells have frustrated scientists in one crucial regard - most are rigid. They must be deployed in stiff, often heavy, fixed panels, limiting their applications. So resea ... more
TRADE WARS

Japan's new China envoy urges stronger economic ties
Japan's new envoy to China urged stronger economic ties with Beijing in an interview broadcast Monday, after the incoming premier pledged to mend bilateral ties strained by a bitter territorial row. ... more
TECH SPACE

Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks
Researchers at Aldrich Materials Science, a strategic technology initiative of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation have discovered an innovative way to design an important class of three-dimensional (3D) hybr ... more
ENERGY TECH

Sudan jails 4 for life for killing Chinese: media
Four Sudanese have been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Chinese worker in oil-producing South Kordofan, state-linked media reported on Monday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law'

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Insurgent threat shatters Iraq Christians' uneasy peace

Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths

Britain's Cameron urges military sanctions against Russia

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns 'gangster' US

ENERGY TECH

Quest to Find New Uses for Abundant Natural Gas

ENERGY TECH

Iran warns of cancelling $5 bn China gas deal: media

TIME AND SPACE

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Discovery of the Higgs boson

ENERGY TECH

Iraq agrees to extend oil pipeline through Jordan

TRADE WARS

Australian lawyer in Mongolia graft probe cleared: firm

CAR TECH

ChargePoint and DBT USA to Showcase Joint Electric Vehicle Charging Station Innovation

TECH SPACE

2012: Consumer tech takes center stage

SOLAR DAILY

Economic Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Storage

ENERGY TECH

Geothermal Industry Ends 2012 on a High Note

CAR TECH

Red racer Ferrari joins green revolution

Ditch that phone charge cable

Japan anti-nuclear vote melts away

Asia's long-stay schemes lure foreigners

Japan's incoming pro-nuclear PM 'to review Fukushima'

Silver Sheds Light On Superconductor Secrets

Discovery May Pave Way to Genetically Enhanced Biofuel Crops

Clean air: New paints break down nitrogen oxides

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

Community-Owned Solar Array Comes Online

Going Solar: Modern Technology At Historic Bed and Breakfast

Kuwait University and imec to Collaborate on Advanced Silicon Solar Cell Technology

Definition of sustainable organic biogas reached

Trina Solar Improves Medical Treatment for 85,000 People in Malawi

Judge clears BP's $7.8 bn settlement in US oil spill

Faults said risk to Japan nuclear plants

Drought disrupts Mississippi transport

Exxon extends Africa's energy enterprise

Japan firms say mergers held up by China regulators

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing

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