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January 11, 2013
Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties
Chicago IL (SPX) Jan 11, 2013
Technologically valuable ultrastable glasses can be produced in days or hours with properties corresponding to those that have been aged for thousands of years, computational and laboratory studies have confirmed. Aging makes for higher quality glassy materials because they have slowly evolved toward a more stable molecular condition. This evolution can take thousands or millions of years, but manufacturers must work faster. Armed with a better understanding of how glasses age and evolve, research ... read more
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New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge-like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size, a potential lab-on-a-ch ... more

News from the world of quantum physics: A non-causal quantum eraser
Whether a quantum object behaves like a wave or like a particle depends (according to the Copenhagen interpretation) on the choice of measurement apparatus used for observing the system, and therefo ... more

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors
Scientists are reporting development of chemical modules that can reproduce, on an "unprecedented" molecular level, changes and interactions that occur in natural populations of plants and animals, ... more


Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials
By taking a "bottom-up" approach, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed for the first time that "size does matter" in regards "pyroelectricity"-the current/volt ... more


How the kilogram has put on weight
Post-Christmas and most of us are feeling the over-indulgence. But take heart - experts at Newcastle University, UK, have shown even the kilogram itself has put on weight. Using a state-of-the-art T ... more
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Portable X-Ray Source Invented at MU Could Put Medical Diagnosis and Terrorism Prevention in the Palm of the Hand
The hand-held scanners, or tricorders, of the Star Trek movies and television series are one step closer to reality now that a University of Missouri engineering team has invented a compact source o ... more

From the Amazon rainforest to human body cells: Quantifying stability
As they typically result from severe external perturbations, it is of vital interest how stable the most desirable state is. Surprisingly, this basic question has so far received little attention. N ... more
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New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

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Scientists reveal rules for making ribs


Indian states aim to boost solar power
As India aims to boost solar power as part of its national solar mission, many individual states are also ramping up solar targets. ... more

Japan premier unveils $226.5 bn stimulus package
Japan's new government unveiled a $226.5 billion stimulus plan Friday in the latest bid to boost the world's number three economy, with plans to rebuild disaster-hit areas and beef up the military. ... more

Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth
Japan will launch a survey of its Pacific seabed, an official said Thursday, hoping to find rare earth deposits large enough to supply its high-tech industries and reduce its dependence on China. ... more
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U.S. keen on consensus in Venezuela
The United States is keen to see consensus emerging over future administration in Venezuela as questions remain over President Hugo Chavez being fit enough to be sworn for a fourth term in office, U.S. officials said. ... more

Iraq okays Kuwait energy deal
Iraq has approved an oil exploration deal with a Kuwait-led group, a statement said Thursday, replacing a previous agreement with a Turkish firm that was torpedoed amid worsening ties with Ankara. ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


China's 2012 inflation rate slows, but risks seen rising
China's inflation rate slowed sharply in 2012, official data showed Friday, but analysts warned of increasing price risks this year that may limit scope for measures to boost economic growth. ... more

China auto sales disappoint in 2012: industry group
Auto sales growth in China, the world's biggest car market, fell short of expectations last year, an industry group said Friday, as the economy slowed and cities put limits on vehicle numbers. ... more

Oil prices rise on China exports, lower dollar
Crude oil prices rallied Thursday, briefly reaching three-month highs, on strong Chinese export data and the lower US dollar. ... more
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?

Dueling platforms at CES on wireless charging

First gas-powered passenger ferry handed over in Finland

Oil prices rise on China exports, lower dollar

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

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

Kyocera Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

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GM to hire 1,000 workers for new tech center
General Motors will hire 1,000 high-tech workers to staff a new information technology center near Atlanta, Georgia, the company announced Thursday. ... more

Indian minister says Areva nuclear deal is close
India and French group Areva are close to agreement on a contract for Areva to build a nuclear power station on the west coast of India, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said in a newspaper interview on Friday. ... more

3D printing creates 'virtual' fossil
Paleontologists in Brazil say a combination of CT scanning and 3D printing has taken the discovery and recreation of ancient fossils into the 21st century. ... more

Tree seeds offer potential for sustainable biofuels
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 ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Toyota hit US production, sales records in 2012


China trade surplus surges despite economic weakness


Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste


First gas-powered passenger ferry handed over in Finland

INTERNET SPACE ramps up challenge to iTunes music store


Sharp shares soar in Tokyo on profit report


Apple sees China becoming biggest market: report


Dueling platforms at CES on wireless charging


Personal computer sales slip during holiday season


Japan to clamp down on Fukushima clean-up firms

Kyocera Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

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

Recurrent Energy Has 88 MW DC Of Solar Running Across Sacramento

JLM Gets Cert For Gyezr Commercial Grade Solar Thermal Collectors

A new point of reference for offshore energy development

Concentrated Solar Power With Thermal Energy Storage Can Help Utilities

Driverless car concept gains traction at CES

Skype to replace Microsoft Messenger in March

New Zealand sets sight on new oil blocks

Taiwan's Foxconn reviews buying in China after bribe claims

Apple tailoring cheaper iPhone model: reports

China economy to overtake US by 2019: state research

France sets 'emergency measures' for solar

Researchers seek longer battery life for electric locomotive

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

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

A French nuclear exit?

NASA Green Aviation Project To Move Into Next Phase Of Research

Counting the twists in a helical light beam

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

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