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January 15, 2013
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Style, luxury and performance in Detroit as auto sales boom
Detroit, Michigan Jan 14, 2013
Stand-out styling, performance and luxury dominated the Detroit auto show Monday as carmakers jostled for position amid booming sales and renewed optimism after a deep downturn. "Wow, what a difference three years make," Fred Diaz, head of Chrysler's Ram brand said as he accepted the truck of the year award for the Ram 1500 pickup truck. GM, which like Chrysler was restructured under bankruptcy protection in 2009, was awarded the car of the year for its Cadillac ATS sedan. US sales are expe ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Brunei to seek S. China Sea code of conduct
Brunei will pursue a binding code of conduct among competing South China Sea claimants as a top priority during its ASEAN chairmanship, officials said Monday. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Fracking: A Boom or Bust Decision for New York
Debate over whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing has heated up in the past month, fueled by a 30-day public comment period before Governor Andrew Cuomo decides whether to lift the mora ... more
ENERGY TECH

Angola grants 116 visas a day to Chinese citizens
Angola granted more than 116 visas a day to Chinese citizens in the last six months of 2012, the vast majority linked to Chinese investment into the country, Angola's state news agency reported Monday. ... more
ENERGY DAILY


POLITICAL ECONOMY

China eyes hiking foreign investment quota for markets
China could increase 10-fold the quota for foreign investors putting money into the country's stock markets, the head of its securities regulator said Monday. ... more


ENERGY TECH

4 Chinese workers among 9 abducted in Sudan's Darfur: SUNA
Armed men have kidnapped four Chinese nationals and five Sudanese workers engaged in road construction in Sudan's strife-ridden Darfur region, the official SUNA news agency reported on Monday. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Westinghouse Achieves Milestones For World's First Ap1000 Nuclear Power Plants
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the successful on-time installations of AP1000 full-scope plant reference simulators at China's Sanmen and Haiyang Nuclear Power Plants. The company ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative
Ford Motor Company has announced a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

SOLAR DAILY

Hanergy Aims To Be Clean-Energy Giant With More Acquisitions Of Solar Farms
Hanergy Holding Group has finalized its acquisition of US-based MiaSole, giving it a 100% stake in the firm. The China-US strategic partnership follows a 9-month search by MiaSole, which has already ... more
ENERGY TECH

Beyond Energy: 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
CARBON WORLDS

New properties of graphene: Breakthrough in technology
Graphene purifies water from radioactive materials. Scientists at the Chemistry Faculty of Moscow State University and Rice University in the US discovered graphene's new property. They found ... more
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California Ethanol Producer Pacific Ethanol Stockton Partners with Edeniq to Expand Production
Edeniq has announced that California ethanol producer, Pacific Ethanol, Stockton LLC ("Pacific Ethanol"), has entered into an agreement to install Edeniq technology at the company's Stockton, Califo ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Cedarville University Announces Large Solar Power Installation
Cedarville University will soon receive clean, renewable energy from the sun. On December 31, 2012, the financing package was finalized, setting the stage for construction in early January 2013 for ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

CAR TECH

Toyota regains global auto sales crown
Toyota on Monday regained the global sales crown lost when the 2011 Japanese tsunami devastated its supplies as US rival General Motors saw its share of the global market shrink. ... more
CAR TECH

GM says China car sales hit record high in 2012
US auto giant General Motors said Monday that its sales in China, the world's biggest car market, hit a record 2.84 million vehicles last year, despite the country's slowing economy. ... more
CAR TECH

Daimler could take stake in China's BAIC
German auto power Daimler could take a stake in its Chinese partner BAIC as it seeks to raise funds on capital markets, Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche said Monday at the Detroit auto show. ... more
CAR TECH
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


CAR TECH
Fracking: A Boom or Bust Decision for New York

The political implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom

Iraq: Danger looms as Kurds export oil


CAR TECH
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


CAR TECH
Cedarville University Announces Large Solar Power Installation

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

A Sunny Future for Mexico

CAR TECH

VW hits global sales record, still trails Toyota
Volkswagen posted record-breaking global sales in 2012, up 11 percent at 9.07 million, but the ambitious German automaker continues to trail Japanese rival Toyota. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Samsung announces 100 mn Galaxy S smartphone sales
Samsung Electronics said Monday that global sales of its flagship Galaxy S smartphones had topped 100 million since the first model debuted in 2010, cementing its dominant position over US rival Apple. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bangladesh PM to ink $1.5bn arms, nuclear deals in Russia
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will sign defence and nuclear energy deals worth $1.5 billion during a three-day visit to Russia which begins on Monday, the government announced. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Renewable energy target in doubt as roadmap launched
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Monday launched a new global roadmap to double clean energy by 2030 but said the process must be accelerated substantially to achieve the target. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

CIVIL NUCLEAR

UAE, Argentina sign civil nuclear agreement

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Walker's World: EU - from acute to chronic

CAR TECH

Honda chief hopes for end to China, Japan dispute

INTERNET SPACE

US student could "doodle" way to college money

INTERNET SPACE

Dell shares soar on talk of going private

AEROSPACE

China approves second Beijing airport: state media

ENERGY TECH

New material harvests energy from water vapor

TECH SPACE

Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing

NANO TECH

New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance

TECH SPACE

Government funding for 'super-material'

Southampton scientist develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world

A Sunny Future for Mexico

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

Renesola to Provide Solar Modules to Off-Grid Saudi Power Plant

Duke Energy Renewables completes solar farm in Eastern N.C.

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

Triumphant Detroit set to shine at auto show

Smartphone touted as 'remote for your life' at CES

First world atlas on renewable energy launched

SciTechTalk: Smartphone OS war heats up

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Foxconn faces another strike in China: rights group

British military making Falkland plans: report

China economy to rebound in 2013: AFP survey

The political implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom

Commodity markets win support from China data

Smartphone touted as 'remote for your life' at CES

Iraq: Danger looms as Kurds export oil

Dark Energy Alternatives to Einstein Are Running Out of Room

Pollution turns Hong Kong harbour from 'fragrant' to foul

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