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December 28, 2012
ENERGY TECH
Taiwan plans oil, gas exploration in South China Sea
Taipei (AFP) Dec 28, 2012
Taiwan plans to start exploring for oil and gas in the South China Sea from next year, an official and local media said Friday, in a development that could increase tensions in the contested waters. The Bureau of Mines and state-run oil supplier CPC Corp are expected to kick off exploration in 2013 in the sea around Taiping, the biggest islet in the Spratly archipelago, the United Daily News website and other media reported. Jerry Ou, head of the Bureau of Energy, announced the plan Thursday in ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

China backs Cambodia's first oil refinery
Cambodia on Friday gave the green light to construction of its first oil refinery, a multi-billion-dollar Chinese-backed project, as the kingdom looks to tap its untouched offshore reserves. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan's new govt to review zero-nuclear policy
Japan's new leaders set to work Thursday on dismantling plans to rid the country of nuclear power by 2040, pledging to review a post-Fukushima policy. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Toshiba to sell 16 percent stake in Westinghouse: report
Japan's Toshiba is in talks with three parties about selling a stake of up to 16 percent in US nuclear power plant builder Westinghouse Electric, a report said Thursday. ... more
ENERGY DAILY


TRADE WARS

Taiwan's Fubon to invest $1.03 billion in Chinese bank
Fubon, Taiwan's second-largest publicly listed financial group, said Thursday it plans to invest $6.45 billion yuan ($1.03 billion) to buy an 80 percent stake in China's First Sino Bank. ... more


CAR TECH

Toyota in $1.1 bn deal with US owners over recalls
Toyota said it had agreed to pay about $1.1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit launched by US vehicle owners affected by a series of mass recalls from the Japanese automaker. ... more
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CHIP TECH

Marvell hit with billion-dollar verdict in patent case
A jury on Wednesday hit Marvell Technology Group with a billion-dollar verdict, ruling that the US chip maker "willfully" infringed on patents held by Carnegie Mellon University. ... more
NANO TECH

Britain to fund graphene research efforts
Britain's government says it will invest $35 million in research into graphene, considered a miracle material for its strength and electronic properties. ... more
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Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

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WIND DAILY

British offshore wind farm near completion
The last wind turbine has been installed in one of the world's largest offshore wind farms located in Britain's Thames Estuary, officials said. ... more
TECH SPACE

LG seeks ban on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
South Korea's LG display said Friday it had asked a Seoul court to ban the domestic sale of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet computer, citing alleged patent infringements. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Japan data shows more economic gloom
Japanese factories slowed in November, spelling out the daunting task that lies ahead for a new conservative government in reviving the world's third-largest economy. ... more
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TECH SPACE

US readers turn increasingly to digital books: study
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday. ... more
TECH SPACE

US probes HP's Autonomy fraud allegations
US authorities are probing allegations by Hewlett-Packard that a British software firm it bought out had fraudulent accounts, the US tech giant said in its annual report released Thursday. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Toy companies 'terrified' of tablets
A U.S. toy industry analyst says toymakers Mattel and Hasbro are "terrified" of children turning away from traditional toys toward tablet computers. ... more
AEROSPACE

NASA Is With You When You Fly
Traveling by air this holiday season, or any time of year? If so then you'll be in the company of millions who are directly benefiting from the ongoing research performed by NASA's aeronautical inno ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

New Japan PM faces tests on diplomacy, economy
Japan's new premier faces a long to-do list as he takes office Wednesday, including mending ties with Asian neighbours and reviving a limp economy that bedevilled previous governments, analysts say. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY
French power company head target of financial probe: source

Definition of sustainable organic biogas reached

Indian washermen spin out decades-old tradition


POLITICAL ECONOMY
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


POLITICAL ECONOMY
British offshore wind farm near completion

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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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Community-Owned Solar Array Comes Online

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Abe's top cabinet posts filled by old allies
Japan's new government led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a new cabinet on Wednesday. Here are profiles of some top members in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government: ... more
ENERGY TECH

Minister says Turkey will keep buying gas from Iran
Turkey will keep buying natural gas from neighbouring Iran as Western allies raise pressure over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports slashed in payment row
Oil exports from Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region via the federal government have been slashed in the latest chapter of a long-running payments row, a spokesman said on Wednesday. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

French power company head target of financial probe: source
The head of the French electricity company EDF, Henri Proglio, is the target of a probe by France's General Finance Inspection service after he signed off on a proposed plan between EDF and the Chinese company CGNPC, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

CAR TECH

Toyota reaches $1.1 bn deal with US owners over recalls

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China warns of rising financial risks

INTERNET SPACE

Facebook founder's sister tripped by privacy settings

TECH SPACE

Netflix blames Amazon for Christmas Eve outage

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Iran denies Russian women paid to cover up in nuclear plant

TECH SPACE

Molecular levers may make materials better

TIME AND SPACE

May the force be with the atomic probe

CHIP TECH

Physicists take photonic topological insulators to the next level

TIME AND SPACE

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BIO FUEL

Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production

Fukushima kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise

Acer said to be readying $99 tablet

China rare earths producer extends output halt

Russia unveils $25 bn oil link to Pacific

Asian bids 'closer' to winning Turkey nuclear plant project

Amazon outage disrupts Netflix service

Iran begins naval war games: reports

Rumors tip lighter, thinner Apple iPad

Instagram sued over contract changes

China shows electronic circuit advance

Peel-and-Stick solar panels from Stanford engineering

Japan's new China envoy urges stronger economic ties

Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks

Sudan jails 4 for life for killing Chinese: media

Quest to Find New Uses for Abundant Natural Gas

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

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

Iraq agrees to extend oil pipeline through Jordan

Australian lawyer in Mongolia graft probe cleared: firm

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