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January 10, 2013
BIO FUEL
Tree seeds offer potential for sustainable biofuels
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 10, 2013
Tree seeds, rather than biomass or fuel crop plants, could represent an abundant source of renewable energy, according to research published in the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. The study suggests that seeds from the Indian mahua and sal trees have almost as good a thermal efficiency as biodiesel but would produce lower emissions of carbon monoxide, waste hydrocarbons and NOx (nitrogen oxides). Sukumar Puhan of the GKM College of Engineering and Technology an ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Counting the twists in a helical light beam
At a time when communication networks are scrambling for ways to transmit more data over limited bandwidth, a type of twisted light wave is gaining new attention. Called an optical vortex or vortex ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste
Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found. A collaborati ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan to clamp down on Fukushima clean-up firms
Japan's government will clamp down on contractors cleaning up radioactive material around the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Wednesday, following disclosures of sloppy decontamination work. ... more
ENERGY DAILY


SOLAR DAILY

Kyocera Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers
Kyocera Solar has announced the Kyocera Diamond Partner Program for new and existing installers who offer Kyocera solar modules and peripheral photovoltaic (PV) system products. The benefit program ... more


SOLAR DAILY

Number of Companies in the Solar Supply Chain Set to Plunge This Year
Amid rapidly falling prices, mounting losses and massive operational costs, the upstream solar photovoltaic (PV) supply chain is undergoing major consolidation, with the number of companies particip ... more
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SOLAR DAILY

Recurrent Energy Has 88 MW DC Of Solar Running Across Sacramento
Recurrent Energy has announced the commercial operation of the final of four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, providing a total of 88 megawatts (MWdc) of clean electricity to the Sacramento Municip ... more
TECH SPACE

Oscillating Gel Gives Synthetic Materials the Ability to "Speak"
Self-moving gels can give synthetic materials the ability to "act alive" and mimic primitive biological communication, University of Pittsburgh researchers have found. In a paper published in ... more
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Pacific plate shrinking as it cools

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The roots of human altruism

Southwest may face 'megadrought' this century

Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills

Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks

SOLAR DAILY

JLM Gets Cert For Gyezr Commercial Grade Solar Thermal Collectors
JLM Energy has secured OG-100 certification from the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) for its Gyezr solar thermal collectors. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., Gyezr solar ther ... more
ENERGY TECH

A new point of reference for offshore energy development
A new Department of Energy research facility could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America's coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for offshore wind ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Concentrated Solar Power With Thermal Energy Storage Can Help Utilities
The storage capacity of concentrating solar power (CSP) can add significant value to a utility company's optimal mix of energy sources, a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renew ... more
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CAR TECH

Driverless car concept gains traction at CES
Automakers and technology firms are jumping on the bandwagon of the driverless car, which remains a concept as well as a platform for new technologies to improve safety on the road. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Skype to replace Microsoft Messenger in March
Microsoft on Wednesday sent out word that it will "retire" its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype Internet telephony service it bought last year. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russian Military plans switch to Soyuz, Angara launchers From 2016

Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming

Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory

Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors

Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation

Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite

Measurement at Big Bang Conditions Confirms Lithium Problem

ENERGY TECH

New Zealand sets sight on new oil blocks
New Zealand is encouraging foreign investment in its oil and natural gas sector. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Taiwan's Foxconn reviews buying in China after bribe claims
Taiwan technology giant Foxconn said Wednesday it was investigating and reviewing its acquisition procedures in China after allegations that some of its managers had solicited bribes from suppliers. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Apple tailoring cheaper iPhone model: reports
Reports echoing online Tuesday fueled speculation that Apple is tailoring a low-price version of the iPhone for China and other emerging markets. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Major cuts to surging CO2 emissions are needed now, not down the road

Three new state-of-the-art power plants improve efficiency, reduce emissions

Energy independence for India?


INTERNET SPACE
A new point of reference for offshore energy development

Study: Oil sand production polluting lakes

Research on liquid fuels from coal begins


INTERNET SPACE
Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility

British group pans wind farm compensation

GE and International Consortium Buys 32 Wind Farms in France


INTERNET SPACE
Number of Companies in the Solar Supply Chain Set to Plunge This Year

Kyocera Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

JLM Gets Cert For Gyezr Commercial Grade Solar Thermal Collectors

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China economy to overtake US by 2019: state research
China will overtake the United States economically within six years, an official research institute predicts, and go on to become the world's most important country in three decades more, state media said Wednesday. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

France sets 'emergency measures' for solar
France has instituted a series of "emergency measures" to revive its flagging solar energy industry, Energy Minister Delphine Batho said this week. ... more
AEROSPACE

Canada urged to buy more C-17 Globemasters
Canada's department of national defense is being urged to invest in acquiring the Boeing Co.'s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to cope with the Canadian armed forces' demand for peacetime and combat tactical transport. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Are consumers ready for television watching back?
In the new world of technology, television is not just for watching. It is also watching you. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

ENERGY TECH

Researchers seek longer battery life for electric locomotive

SOLAR DAILY

New path to more efficient organic solar cells uncovered at Berkeley Lab's advanced light source

ENERGY NEWS

Major cuts to surging CO2 emissions are needed now, not down the road

CIVIL NUCLEAR

A French nuclear exit?

AEROSPACE

NASA Green Aviation Project To Move Into Next Phase Of Research

ENERGY NEWS

Three new state-of-the-art power plants improve efficiency, reduce emissions

ENERGY TECH

TIAX LLC Chosen by Argonne as Affiliate Member of Battery Hub

INTERNET SPACE

Researchers Show New Level of Control Over Liquid Crystals

SOLAR DAILY

Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Material cleans water of nuclear wast

Steady tide of acquisitions mark new year

Hand-held X-ray source developed

Cloud computing expands in Latin America

Engineered algae seen as fuel source

TVs get bigger, bolder, smarter at CES show

Economic, climate crises raise risks for world: WEF

Canada gold giant ends talks over African assets

Free WiFi access for entire NY City neighborhood

Getting Better Power Rates Is Getting Easy

Library of Congress has archive of tweets

Study: Oil sand production polluting lakes

Lenovo debuts 'table-top' computer

Research on liquid fuels from coal begins

Samsung offers two shows at once on new OLED tv

Intel unveils smartphone push in emerging markets

Mobility takes center stage at CES

Huawei aims for high end with new smartphones

That's not what I meant: A new phase in reading photons

Russia develops new rocket fuel

Crew Prepares for Student Robotics Competition

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