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January 18, 2013
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Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials
Manhattan KS (SPX) Jan 18, 2013
A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team have published two recent articles on newer, cheaper and faster methods for creating nanomaterials that can be used for lithium-ion batteries. In the past year, Singh has published eight articles - five of which involve lithium-ion battery researc ... read more
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INTERNET SPACE

Integrated Dual-mode Active and Passive Infrared Camera Developed
High-performance infrared cameras are crucial for civilian and military applications such as night-vision goggles and search-and-rescue operations. Existing cameras usually fall into one of two type ... more
TECH SPACE

New surfaces repel most known liquids
In an advance toward stain-proof, spill-proof clothing, protective garments and other products that shrug off virtually every liquid - from blood and ketchup to concentrated acids - scientists are r ... more
TECH SPACE

Sustainable reinforcement for concrete has newly discovered benefits
Fashionable people may turn up their noses at jute - the cheap fiber used to make burlap, gunny sacks, twine and other common products - but new research is enhancing jute's appeal as an inexpensive ... more
ENERGY DAILY


ROBO SPACE

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease
A high-tech robotic fish hatched at Michigan State University has a new look. A new skill. And a new name. MSU scientists have made a number of improvements on the fish, including the ability to gli ... more


SOLAR DAILY

Snail Teeth Improve Solar Cells And Batteries
An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and mor ... more
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BIO FUEL

Marginal lands are prime fuel source for alternative energy
Marginal lands - those unsuited for food crops - can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation's alternative energy production goals. In the current issue of Nature, a team of researchers le ... more
ROBO SPACE

Nexter joins robot development business
Robots are playing critical roles on the battlefield and are growing in diversity, capability and manufacture. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

INTERNET SPACE

Knight grant boosts Wikipedia move to mobile phones
The group behind Wikipedia on Thursday won a $600,000 Knight Foundation grant to improve access to the communally compiled online encyclopedia from mobile phones. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

South Korean nuclear reactor shuts down
A South Korean nuclear reactor shut down Thursday due to a technical malfunction, the latest in a series of glitches that have raised public safety concerns ... more
TRADE WARS

US software engineer outsources his job to China
"Bob" the software engineer was becoming a modern workplace legend on Thursday as word spread that he had secretly outsourced his own job to China and sat at his desk watching cat videos. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Philippine group says China firm vital for gas project
A Philippine consortium insisted Thursday a gas project in the disputed South China Sea could only work with the involvement of a Chinese firm, otherwise Beijing could make things difficult. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Japan's Sharp in TV tie-up talks with Lenovo
Shares in struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp shot up 7.30 percent on Thursday on reports it is in talks with Chinese computer giant Lenovo Group to work together on the production of televisions. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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Upside-down planet reveals new method for studying binary star systems

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

China issues first assessment on space activities

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China annual growth hits 13-year low
China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012, the government said Friday, but an uptick in the final quarter pointed to better news ahead for a prime driver of the tepid global recovery. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

French nuclear firm tightens safety at Niger mine
French nuclear energy conglomerate Areva said on Thursday it had beefed up safety procedures at two uranium mines in Niger after green activists said contaminated scrap metal from the facilities had been discovered at a local junkyard. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Nigeria grapples with growing oil theft
Nigerian authorities have charged 23 people after the navy seized two ships carrying stolen crude oil in a major crackdown on an illegal trade in which officials say 180,000 barrels are stolen every day. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Renewable energy on increase but 2030 target in doubt

First world atlas on renewable energy launched

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


ENERGY TECH
Fusion helped by collision science

North Sea oil pipeline system shut after platform leak: operator

Nigeria grapples with growing oil theft


ENERGY TECH
Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility


ENERGY TECH
Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers

NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier

Snail Teeth Improve Solar Cells And Batteries

ENERGY TECH

S. Korea sets $694 mln payout for 2007 oil spill
A South Korean court has ordered a $694-million compensation payout to victims of the country's worst oil spill, which fouled miles of coastland in 2007, decimating local fishing and tourism industries. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Amazon says music catalog open to Apple users
Amazon said Thursday its 22-million song music catalog was now "optimized" for users of Apple devices, making it easier for iPhone owners to circumvent the iTunes store. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Prosecutor defends handling on Internet activist case
A US prosecutor at the center of a controversy over the handling of a case involving an Internet activist who committed suicide has defended the government's actions as "appropriate." ... more
CHIP TECH

Intel profits slide, outlook weak as woes continue
Intel Corp. on Thursday reported falling profits for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, and offered a disappointing outlook in another sign of the chip giant's woes from a shifting tech landscape. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

TRADE WARS

China Mining Corporation to list in Hong Kong this month

INTERNET SPACE

China moviegoers show Hollywood the money

INTERNET SPACE

Kim Dotcom poised for return with Megaupload successor

BIO FUEL

Marginal land can help meet US biofuel target: study

TRADE WARS

Chilean mining investment to top $100B

ENERGY TECH

Chavez aides assure citizens of continuity

AEROSPACE

BAE extends pilot training deal in Papua

SOLAR DAILY

NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier

AEROSPACE

Boeing Offers New Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Software for any EFB Hardware

AEROSPACE

FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying

Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers

Brazil's Embraer builds up orders for jets

China to survey disputed Diaoyu Islands

Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Iraq oil cut fuels Jordan political unrest

Renewable energy on increase but 2030 target in doubt

Online buzz grows over US Internet activist suicide

China expects trade to grow at similar pace to GDP

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

China's trade surplus with US inflated by trade stats: OECD-WTO

Turkey and France to resume nuclear plant talks: minister

Islamists seize 41 hostages at Algeria gas plant

Schools should ditch books: New York mayor hopeful

North Sea oil pipeline system shut after platform leak: operator

Airlines stand by Dreamliner after Japan groundings

Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years

Orbcomm Completes Term Loan Financing with AIG for Growth Capital

Four Chinese abducted in Sudan's Darfur freed: UNAMID

Using lysine estimates to detect heat damage in DDGS

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