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January 12, 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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The political implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom
As we begin a new year we wanted to take a look at the current energy landscape and see what the future holds for the global economy, America's oil and gas boom, whether renewables will continue to ... more

Commodity markets win support from China data
Commodity markets were buoyed this week by upbeat Chinese economic data and the weak dollar, but trimmed gains heading into the weekend as many traders took the opportunity to cash in their gains. ... more

Smartphone touted as 'remote for your life' at CES
It can talk to your car, your refrigerator, water your plants and help you stay fit and healthy: the smartphone is become the consumer's remote control for life. ... more


Iraq: Danger looms as Kurds export oil
Iraq's independence-minded Kurds, locked in confrontation with the central government over disputed land, have sharpened tensions with Baghdad by exporting oil directly to global markets through Turkey. ... more


Group urges caution on U.S. LNG exports
A group of major U.S. manufacturers have formed a coalition to lobby against "unfettered" natural gas exports, which they say would harm the nation's manufacturing growth and cost jobs. ... more
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Facebook tests steep fees to message strangers
Facebook confirmed Friday it was dabbling with charging members as much as $100 to get messages to the inboxes of strangers such as social network co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg. ... more

EU raps Daimler over new coolant rules
The EU cautioned German auto giant Daimler Friday it must upgrade the air conditioning coolant used in its new models to meet greenhouse gas emission targets if they are to be cleared for sale. ... more
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India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable

Woman held at S.Africa airport for rhino horn smuggling

Bienvenue! French zoo announces first ever panda pregnancy

How did early humans survive aridity and prolonged drought in Africa

Health risk alarm over water rationing in Rome

Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads

Off Namibia, an underwater diamond harvest


'Gorilla Glass' maker looks beyond smartphones
Corning, which played a key role in the smartphone revolution with its robust "Gorilla Glass," is looking beyond the small screen with an upgraded version which promises to be even tougher. ... more

Argentina: Hedge funds to blame for woes
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says economic predators and hedge funds are to blame for the country's financial troubles. ... more

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
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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
Space News from
Soyuz rocket rolled out, ready to launch

Iran in 'successful' test of satellite-launch rocket

Portals to new worlds: Martian exploration near the North Pole

A Tale of Three Stellar Cities

MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe

Milky Way's origins are not what they seem

How Light Looks Different on the Moon and What NASA Is Doing About It


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

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
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?

The political implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom

Dueling platforms at CES on wireless charging

First gas-powered passenger ferry handed over in Finland

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

JLM Gets Cert For Gyezr Commercial Grade Solar Thermal Collectors


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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials

Tears in rain: North Korea marks 'Victory Day'

US slams 'provocative' Iran satellite-launch rocket test

China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief

Minuteman III ICBM support contract awarded to BAE

Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition

Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns


U.S. keen on consensus in Venezuela


Iraq okays Kuwait energy deal


China's 2012 inflation rate slows, but risks seen rising


China auto sales disappoint in 2012: industry group


Oil prices rise on China exports, lower dollar


GM to hire 1,000 workers for new tech center


Indian minister says Areva nuclear deal is close


Beyond Energy: The political implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom


3D printing creates 'virtual' fossil


Tree seeds offer potential for sustainable biofuels

China trade surplus surges despite economic weakness

Toyota hit US production, sales records in 2012

Sharp shares soar in Tokyo on profit report

Personal computer sales slip during holiday season

Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste

First gas-powered passenger ferry handed over in Finland

Dueling platforms at CES on wireless charging

Apple sees China becoming biggest market: report ramps up challenge to iTunes music store

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

Counting the twists in a helical light beam

Bugs need symbiotic bacteria to exploit plant seeds

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

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