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January 21, 2013
BIO FUEL
Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun's energy to miles driven
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jan 21, 2013
In 2005, President George W. Bush and American corn farmers saw corn ethanol as a promising fossil fuel substitute that would reduce both American dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Accordingly, the 2005 energy bill mandated that 4 billion gallons of renewable fuel be added to the gasoline supply in 2006. That rose to 4.7 billion gallons in 2007 and 7.5 billion in 2012. Since then, life cycle assessments (LCAs) have shown that corn ethanol has modest if any effect on red ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Researchers move Barkhausen Effect forward
Almost 100 years after the initial discovery, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton have harnessed the Barkhausen Effect as a ne ... more
ENERGY TECH

Will Russia's gas and oil giants sacrifice their monopoly?
Russia's government wants the so-called Arctic Shelf to be more thoroughly and speedily explored and exploited. The Arctic Shelf is the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, which, as scientists have proved, ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Doubling down on energy efficiency
Spending on energy efficiency programs funded by electric and natural gas utility customers will double by 2025 to about $9.5 billion per year, according to projections published by researchers at L ... more
ENERGY DAILY


CHIP TECH

DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers
The inherent goodness of miniaturizing electronics has been key to a wide array of technology innovations and an important economic driver for several decades. For example, the seemingly endless shr ... more


SOLAR DAILY

Breakthrough for solar cell research
In the latest issue of Science, researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown how nanowires could pave the way for more efficient and cheaper solar cells. "Our findings are the first to show ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Egypt announces uranium discoveries
Egypt's Nuclear Materials Authority says the discovery of huge amounts of uranium ore could help improve the country's flagging economy. ... more
ENERGY TECH

South Sudan signs oil deal with Israel
South Sudan says it has signed an agreement with several Israeli oil companies, a potentially significant strategic move that will consolidate the Jewish state's relations with the fledgling, oil-rich East African state. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

ENERGY TECH

Iraq finds extra billion barrels of oil: ministry
Iraq said on Sunday it has discovered deposits of crude equivalent to one billion barrels of oil after the first exploration work by state-owned firms in almost 30 years. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Sci-Tech-Talk: Has Apple stumbled?
With recent reports Apple may have cut back on orders for some iPhone 5 components, rumors ran rampant of a less than healthy demand for what has to be considered Apple's flagship product, raising a nagging question: Has the most valuable company on earth finally stumbled? ... more
ENERGY TECH

Russia eyes private boost for Arctic energy
Stalling production and global warming are seeing the Russian government mull breaking up its Arctic energy monopoly and allowing independents to survey some of the world's most coveted oil and gas fields. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Pro-nuclear activists get pulpit at Sundance
What if nuclear energy offered the world the only chance to escape poverty and control global warming? ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

U.K. under pressure to stay in EU
Britain is under increasing direct and indirect pressure to stay within the European Union. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration

Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target

NMR Using Earth's Magnetic Field

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

Small variations in the climate system can result in dramatic temperature changes

500 million year reset for the immune system

INTERNET SPACE

Kim Dotcom launches successor to outlawed Megaupload
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom hailed a "massive" response Sunday to his new file-sharing service with half a million users registering within hours, a year after his arrest in the world's biggest online piracy case. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

United States lags in clean energy: study
The U.S. competitive position in clean energy is lagging, a new report says. ... more
TRADE WARS

Apple, Google chiefs face grilling on 'no-poaching'
Apple chief Tim Cook and Google chairman Eric Schmidt are expected to face questioning in a lawsuit accusing Silicon Valley giants of secretly agreeing not to "poach" one another's workers, according to officials and court documents. ... more
TRADE WARS
United States lags in clean energy: study

Doubling down on energy efficiency

Renewable energy on increase but 2030 target in doubt


TRADE WARS
Fusion helped by collision science

Nigeria grapples with growing oil theft

S. Korea sets $694 mln payout for 2007 oil spill


TRADE WARS
Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility


TRADE WARS
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

Russia to build pipeline with Croatia
Gazprom and Croatia's Plinacro have agreed to build a natural gas pipeline to ship Gazprom gas to European markets. ... more
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

Argentina aims to revive nuclear exports
Argentina has resumed a global marketing campaign to boost exports of its nuclear industry, which lay dormant since the 1980s military dictatorship and subsequent economic meltdown and sovereign default. ... more
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
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

TECH SPACE

Sustainable reinforcement for concrete has newly discovered benefits

SOLAR DAILY

Snail Teeth Improve Solar Cells And Batteries

BIO FUEL

Marginal lands are prime fuel source for alternative energy

ROBO SPACE

Nexter joins robot development business

INTERNET SPACE

Knight grant boosts Wikipedia move to mobile phones

CIVIL NUCLEAR

South Korean nuclear reactor shuts down

TRADE WARS

US software engineer outsources his job to China

ENERGY TECH

Philippine group says China firm vital for gas project

INTERNET SPACE

Japan's Sharp in TV tie-up talks with Lenovo

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China annual growth hits 13-year low

French nuclear firm tightens safety at Niger mine

Nigeria grapples with growing oil theft

S. Korea sets $694 mln payout for 2007 oil spill

Amazon says music catalog open to Apple users

Prosecutor defends handling on Internet activist case

Intel profits slide, outlook weak as woes continue

China Mining Corporation to list in Hong Kong this month

China moviegoers show Hollywood the money

Kim Dotcom poised for return with Megaupload successor

Marginal land can help meet US biofuel target: study

Chilean mining investment to top $100B

Chavez aides assure citizens of continuity

BAE extends pilot training deal in Papua

NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier

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

FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying

Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers

Orbcomm Completes Term Loan Financing with AIG for Growth Capital

China crash sees cats escape cooking pot

Four Chinese abducted in Sudan's Darfur freed: UNAMID

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