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January 17, 2013
SOLAR DAILY
NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier
Arlington VA (SPX) Jan 17, 2013
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed a novel triple-junction solar cell with the potential to break the 50 percent conversion efficiency barrier, which is the current goal in multi-junction photovoltaic development. "This research has produced a novel, realistically achievable, lattice-matched, multi-junction solar cell design with the p ... read more
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New Research Gives Insight into Graphene Grain Boundaries
Using graphene - either as an alternative to, or most likely as a complementary material with - silicon, offers the promise of much faster future electronics, along with several other advantages ove ... more
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Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes
Safety fears about carbon nanotubes, due to their structural similarity to asbestos, have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties. ... more
CARBON WORLDS

Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed
Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis ... more
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AEROSPACE

Boeing Offers New Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Software for any EFB Hardware
Boeing has announced that Air France will deploy Boeing EFB system software on their 747-400 fleet in the second quarter of 2013. This is the first Boeing software solution designed to work on third ... more


AEROSPACE

FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying
Migrating birds fly as long as it takes to get to their destination, no matter what obstacles are in their way. When that obstacle is an aircraft, the results can be deadly. According to the US Fede ... more
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Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers
Silicon wafers destined to become photovoltaic (PV) cells can take a bruising through assembly lines, as they are oxidized, annealed, purified, diffused, etched, and layered to reach their destinies ... more
AEROSPACE

Brazil's Embraer builds up orders for jets
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer reported major gains in new orders for commercial and executive jets in 2012 and some early gains in sales this year. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

China to survey disputed Diaoyu Islands
China said it will survey the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea to "safeguard China's marine rights," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. ... more
WIND DAILY

Japan plans world's largest wind farm
Japan is moving away from reliance on nuclear power plants after the Fukushima disaster, and plans to plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm. ... more
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China revs up wind power amid challenges
As the world's largest wind power market, China continues to push forward with wind power installations, yet it faces ongoing problems with grid connection. ... more
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Iraq oil cut fuels Jordan political unrest
Political unrest in Jordan, a key U.S. ally and Israeli peace partner, has been heightened by Iraq's closure of its border with the Hashemite Kingdom. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Renewable energy on increase but 2030 target in doubt
The share of renewables in the global energy mix has increased over the past decade to more than 15 percent but doubts remain over whether a 2030 target of 30 percent is achievable, delegates to an international conference said on Wednesday. ... more
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INTERNET SPACE

Online buzz grows over US Internet activist suicide
As funeral services were held for Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the debate intensified over what some called a "draconian" US computer crime law used by allegedly overzealous prosecutors. ... more
TRADE WARS

China expects trade to grow at similar pace to GDP
China said Wednesday that it expects foreign trade to grow at a similar pace to the economy this year, indicating a feeble pickup from 2012. ... more
CAR TECH

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?
The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come. ... more
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TRADE WARS

China's trade surplus with US inflated by trade stats: OECD-WTO
Current trade statistics miss a vital part of the story of where production occurs in the globalised economy, the OECD and WTO said on Wednesday, adding that China's trade surplus with the United States was overstated by a quarter. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Turkey and France to resume nuclear plant talks: minister
Turkey and France have agreed to resume talks on civilian nuclear energy at a time Ankara plans to build three plants within the next five years, French Foreign Trade Minister Nicole Bricq said on Wednesday. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Islamists seize 41 hostages at Algeria gas plant
Algeria, which has opened its airspace to French warplanes hitting Islamists in northern Mali, was targeted Wednesday in a deadly revenge attack in which militants seized 41 Western hostages. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Schools should ditch books: New York mayor hopeful
New York students would ditch textbooks and be issued tablets under a proposal by a leading candidate for mayor. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets

ENERGY TECH

North Sea oil pipeline system shut after platform leak: operator

AEROSPACE

Airlines stand by Dreamliner after Japan groundings

TRADE WARS

Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years

ENERGY TECH

Four Chinese abducted in Sudan's Darfur freed: UNAMID

BIO FUEL

US Ag Sec Visits Renmatix For Plant-To-Sugar Facility Commissioning

BIO FUEL

Synthesis Energy Achieves First Methanol Production at Yima JV

SOLAR DAILY

Sempra US Gas and Power Energizes First Phase Of Arizona Solar Project

SOLAR DAILY

Duke Energy Renewables completes Black Mountain Solar Project in Arizona

SOLAR DAILY

Government incentives speed up installation of utility-scale solar power plants

BIO FUEL

Lower nitrogen losses with perennial biofuel crops

Fusion helped by collision science

Boeing Grows Composite Manufacturing Capability in Utah

Chilean methanol plant idled by gas cuts

Facebook launches search engine for friends' content

Regulator wants more info before clearing Belgian reactors

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe

Hollande calls for more investments in clean energy

US seeks new global trade deal for services

Jeep to build cars in China with GAC

Japan issues $87.8 bn in bonds to pay for stimulus

Nissan cuts price of electric Leaf

China-owned BOC Aviation says ordering 50 Airbus A320s

West is failing to capitalise on rising China: HSBC

China Internet users hit 564 million in 2012

Malaysia nuclear plan delayed: official

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