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January 24, 2013
Keeping the lights on with renewables
Abu Dhabi, UAE (SPX) Jan 24, 2013
DNV will open a new Strategic Research Unit at DNV KEMA's global headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, which will focus exclusively on the further development of smart grids and super grids. Smart grids and super grids are key elements and a prerequisite to integrate large-scale renewable energy in the future energy system. The opening of the Strategic Research Unit was announced by Bjorn Haugland, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of DNV and member of the Supervisory Board of DNV KEMA, during a p ... read more
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To live is to move. You strike to swat that irritable mosquito, which skilfully evades the hand of death. How did that happen? Who moved your hand, and what saved the mosquito? Enter the Molecular M ... more

Strainstall provides advanced tension monitoring solution for pipe-laying vessel
MAATS Tech Ltd is a specialist ship design organization with expertise in the provision of turnkey carousel systems and associated equipment that are installed in special purpose vessels used for la ... more

Novel sensor provides bigger picture
Duke University engineers have developed a novel sensor that is more efficient, versatile and cheaper for potential use in such applications as airport security scanners and collision avoidance syst ... more


Lower Energy Costs Have Moved Into Prospect Park Residences
American DG Energy is now operating a 100kW combined heat and power (CHP) system with convenience back-up power at Prospect Park Residences in Brooklyn, NY. The revenue value of the agreement is $1. ... more


Taiwan activists head for Japan-controlled isles
A boatload of Taiwanese activists protected by the island's coastguard was Thursday heading for Japanese-held islands at the centre of a bitter international wrangle involving Tokyo, Beijing and Taipei. ... more
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Apple hails results but outlook knocks stock price
Apple shares slid about 10 percent Wednesday after the tech giant posted record profits and sales of its iPhones and iPads but offered a disappointing forecast for the coming months. ... more

Construction of Bangladesh N-plant from October
Bangladesh will start building its first nuclear power plant by October this year after signing a loan deal with Russia to fund the construction, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced Wednesday. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New physical model explains the origin of Earth's water

Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows

Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair

Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water

Protesters march in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions


Algerian energy sector faces risky future
Algeria is strategically important to Europe as a source of natural gas and expanding its energy potential is vital to compensate for declining supplies from the North Sea. ... more

Bulgaria to hold referendum on new nuclear plant
Polls indicate that Bulgarians will on Sunday vote "yes" to a second nuclear power plant in a referendum, in a closely watched contest between the government and the opposition ahead of elections in July. ... more

Nebraska approves controversial Keystone pipeline
The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key hurdle Tuesday after the governor of the US state of Nebraska approved a new route that avoids an environmentally sensitive area. ... more
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Japan watchdog says reactors must be terror proof
Japan's new nuclear regulator said Wednesday it was going to require power companies to make reactors terror proof as well as quake resistant, as the body set out to prove it was a watchdog with teeth. ... more

Japan logs record trade deficit in 2012
Japan on Thursday logged a record trade deficit for 2012 as exports were hit by a bitter diplomatic spat with its biggest market China and plunging demand in debt-wracked Europe. ... more
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China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to have Atmosphere

Hunt for dark matter is narrowed by new University of Sussex research


Google 2012 revenue hits $50 billion, profits up
Google reported Tuesday that its profit climbed and its annual revenue hit an unprecedented high last year as it evolved to stay in tune with people using smartphones and tablets. ... more

Tiny silicon particles a hydrogen source
Super-tiny particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen - a source of energy for fuel cells - almost instantaneously, U.S. researchers say. ... more

Outside View: Don't limit LNG free trade
A new special interest group, America's Energy Advantage, is advocating restrictions on LNG exports in an effort to manipulate prices, thereby allowing AEA member companies to enjoy outsized gains on the sale and export of their products. ... more
China coal plant shut by health chiefs

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United States lags in clean energy: study

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

Tiny silicon particles a hydrogen source

China's Delicate Dance with North American Energy Interests

Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility

Solar System to be installed at Davos Congress Centre

A new world record for solar cell efficiency

Tri City Christian first Vista school to implement solar energy


China coal plant shut by health chiefs
Chinese authorities have halted production at a huge $2.7 billion coal-to-chemicals plant for breaching environmental regulations, media said Wednesday as pollution levels rose again in Beijing. ... more

China manufacturing growth hits two-year high
China's manufacturing activity expanded in January at its fastest pace in two years, HSBC said Thursday, the latest sign of recovery in the world's second biggest economy. ... more

Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer
A Dutch architect has designed a house "with no beginning or end" to be built using the world's largest 3D printer, harnessing technology that may one day be used to print houses on the moon. ... more

Wind in the willows boosts biofuel production
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 b ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Leading New Jersey Commercial Property Owner Taps Rooftops to Go Solar


Penn Physicists Help Show Math Behind Growth of 'Coffee Rings'


Shaner Industries' Steel Foundations Support Large Solar Dish Assemblies


Analysis of fracking wastewater yields some surprises


One Million Solar Home Systems By Grameen Shakti


A new world record for solar cell efficiency


Dow Corning and Crystal Solar to collaborate on silicon based materials for solar applications


China's Delicate Dance with North American Energy Interests


BoJ meeting expected to usher in fresh easing measures


America archives its billions of tweets

Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

Rumors of multiple iPhones from Apple

Britain says it is looking at sale of stake in Urenco

Kim Dotcom apologises for Mega bugs

Controversial Keystone pipeline passes another hurdle

Microsoft in talks on Dell buyout: reports

Wen urges 'healthy' economy as China slows

Ecology minister rushes back to France over gas leak

Airlines turn profit from EU freeze on carbon tax: environmentalists

Swiss Make Major Breakthrough In Highly Efficient Thin Film Solar

UGA researchers invent new material for warm-white LEDs

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

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

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

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

Tri City Christian first Vista school to implement solar energy

Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency

Solarize Harvard Installations Complete

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