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January 14, 2013
ENERGY TECH
New material harvests energy from water vapor
Cambridge MA (SPX) Jan 14, 2013
MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor. The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water, allowing it to repeatedly curl up and down. Harnessing this continuous motion could drive robotic limbs or generate enough electricity to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices, such as environmental sensors. "With a sensor powered by a battery, you have to replace it periodically. If you ha ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in natu ... more
NANO TECH

New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance
Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making, but it still came with a shock. Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force and ... more
TECH SPACE

Government funding for 'super-material'
A select group of universities will receive 21.5 million Pounds in government funding to explore commercial uses for graphene. Announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne just after ... more
ENERGY DAILY


NANO TECH

Southampton scientist develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world
The University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world. Globally the quest has been on to find ultr ... more


SOLAR DAILY

A Sunny Future for Mexico
The scorching hot Sonora Desert in Northern Mexico isn't exactly a hospitable place for human beings, but some consider it a goldmine. According to experts, a mere 25 square kilometers could provide ... more
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Arista Power Announces US Government Agency Order For a Mobile Renewable Power Station
Arista Power has received an order for a Mobile Renewable Power Station (MRPS) and extended support agreement from a U.S. Government Agency. The MRPS combines Arista Power's state-of-the-art energy ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Renesola to Provide Solar Modules to Off-Grid Saudi Power Plant
ReneSola has announced that it will be showcasing its latest solar energy-based solutions at this year's World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which starts at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre o ... more
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Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100

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Likely near-simultaneous earthquakes complicate seismic hazard planning for Italy

Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting, counter critiques

Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

SOLAR DAILY

Duke Energy Renewables completes solar farm in Eastern N.C.
Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, has completed construction of a 12.5-megawatt (MW) commercial-scale solar power project in Beaufort County, N.C., near Bath and Was ... more
SOLAR DAILY

True Green Capital Management Brings 12.3MW of Solar Energy to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
True Green Capital Management LLC and CIT Group Inc. has announced the December closing of $35 million of financing and commencement of construction for a 12.3 megawatt solar photovoltaic energy ins ... more
CAR TECH

Triumphant Detroit set to shine at auto show
The Detroit Three carmakers return triumphantly to their hometown auto show Monday flush with profits from popular vehicles and the rewards of successful - though painful - restructuring. ... more
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INTERNET SPACE

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 becoming the consumer's remote control for life. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

First world atlas on renewable energy launched
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sunday launched the world's first atlas on clean energy which will offer open-access information on countries' renewable energy potential. ... more
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Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

INTERNET SPACE

SciTechTalk: Smartphone OS war heats up
Reports last week of a possible smartphone running a Firefox operating system from Mozilla, developer of the Firefox Web browser, raises the question of whether the world is ready for - or even needs - yet another flavor of smartphone software. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist
The death of prominent Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26, weeks before he faced trial, sparked grief and anger Sunday from online rights advocates. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Foxconn faces another strike in China: rights group
Over 1,000 workers went on strike over working conditions at a plant linked to Foxconn, a rights group said Saturday, in the latest controversy to hit the Taiwanese technology giant. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
First world atlas on renewable energy launched

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


INTERNET SPACE
The political implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom

Oil prices rise on China exports, lower dollar

Group urges caution on U.S. LNG exports


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
True Green Capital Management Brings 12.3MW of Solar Energy to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

A Sunny Future for Mexico

Arista Power Announces US Government Agency Order For a Mobile Renewable Power Station

ENERGY TECH

British military making Falkland plans: report
British defence officials have prepared plans for dealing with aggressive action by Argentina towards the disputed Falkland Islands, the Sunday Telegraph reported. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

China economy to rebound in 2013: AFP survey
China's economy is poised finally to end a long downward trend in 2013, economists polled by AFP say, as the new communist leadership vows to retool the nation's investment-led development model and promote a "happy life" for all. ... more
TECH SPACE

Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties
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 ... more
ENERGY TECH

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

TRADE WARS

Commodity markets win support from China data

INTERNET SPACE

Smartphone touted as 'remote for your life' at CES

ENERGY TECH

Iraq: Danger looms as Kurds export oil

ENERGY TECH

Group urges caution on U.S. LNG exports

INTERNET SPACE

Facebook tests steep fees to message strangers

CAR TECH

EU raps Daimler over new coolant rules

INTERNET SPACE

'Gorilla Glass' maker looks beyond smartphones

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Argentina: Hedge funds to blame for woes

CHIP TECH

New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes

TIME AND SPACE

News from the world of quantum physics: A non-causal quantum eraser

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors

Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials

How the kilogram has put on weight

Portable X-Ray Source Invented at MU Could Put Medical Diagnosis and Terrorism Prevention in the Palm of the Hand

From the Amazon rainforest to human body cells: Quantifying stability

Indian states aim to boost solar power

Japan premier unveils $226.5 bn stimulus package

Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth

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

Pollution turns Hong Kong harbour from 'fragrant' to foul

Hong Kong reporters slam bid to curb information

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