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January 23, 2013
BIO FUEL
Wind in the willows boosts biofuel production
London, UK (SPX) Jan 23, 2013
Willow trees cultivated for green energy can yield up to five times more biofuel if they grow diagonally, compared with those that are allowed to grow naturally up towards the sky. This effect had been observed in the wild and in plantations around the UK, but scientists were previously unable to explain why some willows produced more biofuel than others. Now British researchers have identified a genetic trait that causes this effect and is activated in some trees when they sense they are at an an ... read more
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SOLAR DAILY

Leading New Jersey Commercial Property Owner Taps Rooftops to Go Solar
Solis Partners has announced that it has completed a second solar energy system installation for Federal Business Centers in Raritan Center Business Park in Edison, N.J. Raritan Center Busines ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Penn Physicists Help Show Math Behind Growth of 'Coffee Rings'
Last year, a team of University of Pennsylvania physicists showed how to undo the "coffee-ring effect," a commonplace occurrence when drops of liquid with suspended particles dry, leaving a ring-sha ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Shaner Industries' Steel Foundations Support Large Solar Dish Assemblies
Shaner Industries is proud to announce that it recently completed the installation of custom-designed steel foundations to support large solar dish assemblies in Arizona. Faced with installing ... more
ENERGY DAILY


ENERGY TECH

Analysis of fracking wastewater yields some surprises
Hydraulically fractured natural gas wells are producing less wastewater per unit of gas recovered than conventional wells would. But the scale of fracking operations in the Marcellus shale region is ... more


CHIP TECH

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics
The material - made up of layers of crystal known as molybdenum oxides - has unique properties that encourage the free flow of electrons at ultra-high speeds. In a paper published in the January iss ... more
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One Million Solar Home Systems By Grameen Shakti
Grameen Shakti (GS) has reached its first landmark of one million Solar Home Systems (SHS) installation in the rural areas of the country on November 30, 2012. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunu ... more
SOLAR DAILY

A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record effici ... more
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Russia postpones planting of GMOs by 3 years

Minnesota projects offer hope and practical help to communities facing more extreme storms

China Considers Russian Satellite-Based Emergency Response System

Scientists Identify Source of Mysterious Low-Frequency Sound Heard for Decades in the Southern Ocean

Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes

Study finds long-term survival of human neural stem cells transplanted into primate brain

SOLAR DAILY

Dow Corning and Crystal Solar to collaborate on silicon based materials for solar applications
Dow Corning and Crystal Solar have announced their intention to develop a business relationship for the successful supply of high-performance, silicon-based materials for photovoltaic (PV) cells and ... more
ENERGY TECH

China's Delicate Dance with North American Energy Interests
With oil and gas reserves in the U.S., Canada and Mexico becoming ever more accessible through new technologies, the U.S. is now, finally, well-positioned to achieve its dream of energy security. Bu ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

BoJ meeting expected to usher in fresh easing measures
The Bank of Japan wraps up a two-day policy meeting Tuesday with the under-pressure central bank widely expected to usher in fresh easing measures aimed at boosting the nation's limp economy. ... more
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INTERNET SPACE

America archives its billions of tweets
The Library of Congress, repository of the world's largest collection of books, has set for itself the enormous task of archiving something less weighty and far more ephemeral - Americans' billions of tweets. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Philippines takes China to UN over sea row
The Philippines has taken China to a UN tribunal to challenge its claim to most of the South China Sea, including territory belonging to the archipelago, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Tuesday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
High-Voltage Transmission Lines to Act as Antenna in First-of-its-Kind NASA Space-Weather Project

Russia eyes building Glonass stations in 36 countries

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Russia's GLONASS Fully Restored After System Failure

Astronomers discover Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

MESSENGER Completes Its 3,000th Orbit of Mercury, Sets Mark for Closest Approach

Sun Emits a Mid-level Solar Flare

INTERNET SPACE

Rumors of multiple iPhones from Apple
New rumors suggest Apple will bring out three new iPhone models this year, including one dubbed the "iPhone Math," tech sites say. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Britain says it is looking at sale of stake in Urenco
The British government said on Tuesday that it was continuing to explore the sale of its one-third stake in British-based uranium enrichment specialist Urenco. ... more
TECH SPACE

Kim Dotcom apologises for Mega bugs
Megaupload founder and alleged online piracy kingpin Kim Dotcom apologised for teething problems with his new file-sharing service Tuesday, saying massive global interest had swamped the website. ... more
TECH SPACE
Doubling down on energy efficiency

United States lags in clean energy: study

Renewable energy on increase but 2030 target in doubt


TECH SPACE
China's Delicate Dance with North American Energy Interests

Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

China-Myanmar pipelines to open in June: Xinhua


TECH SPACE
Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility


TECH SPACE
A new world record for solar cell efficiency

Tri City Christian first Vista school to implement solar energy

Leading New Jersey Commercial Property Owner Taps Rooftops to Go Solar

ENERGY TECH

Controversial Keystone pipeline passes another hurdle
The controversial Keystone pipeline passed another hurdle Tuesday after the governor of Nebraska approved a new route that will avoid environmentally sensitive areas like the state's Sand Hills. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Microsoft in talks on Dell buyout: reports
Microsoft is in talks with private equity investors on a possible buyout of US computer giant Dell, the Wall Street Journal and cable news channel CNBC reported Tuesday. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Wen urges 'healthy' economy as China slows
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has urged the central bank to promote "healthy" economic development, the government said, after the economy expanded at its slowest pace for 13 years in 2012. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Ecology minister rushes back to France over gas leak
France's ecology minister said Tuesday she was rushing back home from a trip to Germany after a gas leak at a chemical plant spread fumes over Paris and forced the cancellation of a major football match. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile 'deterrent'

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released by Pasternack

AEROSPACE

Airlines turn profit from EU freeze on carbon tax: environmentalists

SOLAR DAILY

Swiss Make Major Breakthrough In Highly Efficient Thin Film Solar

CHIP TECH

UGA researchers invent new material for warm-white LEDs

TECH SPACE

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

SOLAR DAILY

Trina Solar supplies 61MW of solar PV modules for Green Tower project

BIO FUEL

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits Renmatix for commissioning of plant to sugar BioFlex Conversion Unit

SOLAR DAILY

Standard Energy Solutions Expands to Provide Comprehensive Home Solar, Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Services

SOLAR DAILY

Emerson to apply Ovation technology at first US commercial scale solar power facility

SOLAR DAILY

Tri City Christian first Vista school to implement solar energy

ENERGY TECH

Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency

Solarize Harvard Installations Complete

European collaboration to prepare European electricity networks for influx of electric vehicles

Cheating to Create the Perfect Simulation

BoJ starts first meeting under new Japan government

Ukraine continuing gas imports via Poland

China-Myanmar pipelines to open in June: Xinhua

India, Australia to start nuclear energy talks

Japan proposes new nuclear safety rules

Iraq PM holds rare talks with Exxon chief

Walker's World: Cameron's EU choice

Colombian oil pipeline bombed after rebels lift ceasefire

After Amenas, risk of energy raids grows

Sound may protect airliners from birds

Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun's energy to miles driven

Researchers move Barkhausen Effect forward

Will Russia's gas and oil giants sacrifice their monopoly?

Doubling down on energy efficiency

DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers

Breakthrough for solar cell research

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