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January 29, 2013
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Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 28, 2013
Japan's three biggest automakers - Toyota, Nissan and Honda - on Monday posted record sales for 2012, as the results confirmed that Toyota recaptured the world's biggest automaker crown. The rosy results underscored the trio's recovery after Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 devastated sales and production, and highlighted strong demand in the key Asian and US markets. That helped offset weakness in debt-hit Europe and a downturn in China stemming from a diplomatic row that sparked a con ... read more
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Quantum Communication: Each Photon Counts
Ultrafast, efficient, and reliable single-photon detectors are among the most sought-after components in photonics and quantum communication, which have not yet reached maturity for practical applic ... more
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 the journal Nature, scientis ... more
TECH SPACE

Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures
A new way of making crystalline silicon, developed by U-M researchers, could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener. Silicon dioxide, or sand, makes ... more
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TECH SPACE

DNA and quantum dots: All that glitters is not gold
A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots and using a DNA template to control the distances, ... more


NANO TECH

Notre Dame studies benefits and threats of nanotechnology research
Every day scientists learn more about how the world works at the smallest scales. While this knowledge has the potential to help others, it's possible that the same discoveries can also be used in w ... more
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Motion Control Keeps Electric Car's Four Wheels on the Road
It weighs half as much as a sports car, and turns on a dime-so its no surprise that the electric car being developed at Ohio State University needs an exceptional traction and motion control system ... more
CHIP TECH

Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors
At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information's ones and zeroes. Today these are hard and brittle materials. But cheap, flexible, nontoxic organic molecules ... more
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Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever

Woman dies in flood as storms lash southern France

Scientists say Chinese sturgeon will soon be no more

Japan to file new research whaling plan 'this year'

Mexico airlifts tourists stranded by hurricane

Material mimicking shark skin combats hospital superbugs

CHIP TECH

NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially t ... more
TECH SPACE

Laser-Plasma Process Gives Nanohybrid Remarkable Properties
By achieving the synthesis of a novel nanohybrid structure by means of the pulsed laser ablation (PLA) technique, Professor My Ali El Khakani and his team paved the way for a new generation of optoe ... more
ENERGY TECH

Metal Sales Outfits the World's Most Energy Efficient Commercial Building
The Bullitt Center - the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world - features 18,000 square-feet of metal wall panels from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. Located ... more
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SOLAR DAILY

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee
Volkswagen has "powered up" the largest single solar installation at an automotive manufacturing facility in the United States and the biggest solar installation in the state of Tennessee. At a dedi ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels
Scientists at Aalto University have demonstrated results that show a huge improvement in the light absorption and the surface passivation of silicon nanostructures. This has been achieved by a ... more
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NASA Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Dry Conditions and Lightning Strikes Make for a Long California Fire Season

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

SOLAR DAILY

Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America
Dutch-based Photon Energy Investments is expanding to North America by partnering with Toronto-based investment bank Jacob Securities. Photon Energy Investments believes North America is quickly bec ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Juwi Pushes Forward Thai Energy Transition with Large-Scale Solar
The German juwi group pushes forward the Thai energy transition: The company is constructing five free-field photovoltaic plants in two provinces in Northwestern and Eastern Thailand, in Kamphaeng P ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Evolution Inspires More Efficient Solar Cell Design
The sun's energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today's single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive - 10 times pricier than coal, according to some estimat ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
Lebanon's feuds 'could spark gas conflict'

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Iraq inks oil exploration deal with Kuwait Energy


SOLAR DAILY
Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

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SOLAR DAILY
Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee

Juwi Pushes Forward Thai Energy Transition with Large-Scale Solar

SOLAR DAILY

Photovoltaic Industry to Enjoy Robust Installation Growth in 2013
Global photovoltaic (PV) installations will rise this year in a continuing pattern of solid growth, but the industry will nonetheless suffer a decline in overall revenue due to lower volume growth a ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Latest Ways to Make Your Business Energy Efficient
Making your business more energy efficient will not only save you money now, but will make you much more competitive in the future. In fact, in addition to saving on utility bills, making your busin ... more
TRADE WARS

Slow progress in Latam, EU trade talks
Argentine protectionist tendencies and Brazil's economic downturn seem set to determine the direction of a much delayed trade deal between South America's Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgarian nuclear referendum on track to fail
Low turnout appears to have scuppered a Bulgarian referendum on whether the former Communist nation should build a second nuclear power plant. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

Arrests in large-scale Australian counter-terror raids

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

RR Engine for Korean Navy passes acceptance tests

Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying

CAR TECH

New car mirror avoids 'blind spot'

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Outside View: Are stocks a sucker's bet?

INTERNET SPACE

Twitter says government data requests rise

INTERNET SPACE

Apple, Android have smartphone 'duopoly': survey

ENERGY TECH

Baghdad repeats Exxon ultimatum: Kurdistan or south Iraq

TIME AND SPACE

More than one brain behind E=mc2

CIVIL NUCLEAR

French government backs ex-Areva boss to head EADS: report

CAR TECH

Caterpillar's China woes warn foreign investors

ENERGY TECH

Iraq inks oil exploration deal with Kuwait Energy

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence

Carbon price drop deemed 'wake-up call'

Toyota, Nissan announce record sales for 2012

Chinese military plane boosts global reach: state media

France names ex-Areva boss to EADS board

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

'Evolution' improves solar cell efficiency

French/Chinese shipping groups CMA CGM, CMHI unveil tie up

Volvo set to be world leader in heavy trucks after China merger

Smartphone sales exploded in 2012: surveys

Foreign visitors flock back to post-disaster Japan

Lebanon's feuds 'could spark gas conflict'

Web inventor says governments stifling net freedom

US braces for 'six strikes' anti-piracy program

Bulgaria nuclear referendum set to fail

Goggles fool face-recognition cameras: Japan maker

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

F-35C Completes First In-Flight Dual Refueling

Lockheed Gets Apache M-TADS PNVS Performance Based Logistics Contract

Russian air force replacing transports

Japan ready to ditch target for emissions cut: govt

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