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January 30, 2013
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China's looming worker shortage threatens economy
Beijing (AFP) Jan 30, 2013
China's demographic timebomb is ticking much louder with the first fall in its labour pool for decades, analysts say, highlighting the risk that the country grows old before it grows rich. The abundant supply of cheap workers in the world's most populous nation has created unprecedented cost efficiencies that underpinned its blistering economic expansion over the past 35 years, propelling the global economy forward. But now the inexorable consequences of the one-child policy imposed in the late ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Dutch court rules in Nigerian farmers' suit against Shell
A Dutch court will decide on Wednesday whether Shell should clean up oil damage that destroyed a group of Nigerian farmers' land, a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Iraq signs maritime navigation deal with Kuwait
Iraq on Tuesday approved a deal with Kuwait regulating the use of a shared waterway through which most of Baghdad's oil exports flow, which Iraq had accused its neighbour of attempting to cut off. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Samsung acquires US medical imaging company
South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it had bought US medical imaging firm NeuroLogica, as it seeks to explore new growth sources by expanding into the health sector. ... more
ENERGY DAILY


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgaria nuclear referendum fails: official
A referendum in Bulgaria on whether to build a second nuclear power plant has failed due to insufficient turnout, official results showed Tuesday. ... more


ENERGY TECH

Iraqi Kurds 'illegally' exporting oil: Shahristani
Iraq's top energy official repeated claims on Tuesday that the country's autonomous Kurdish region was "illegally" exporting oil, the latest in a long-running dispute between the two sides. ... more
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Japan PM suggests summit with China
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday suggested a summit with China would improve a relationship that has been badly troubled for months. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Microsoft puts Office in the Internet cloud
Microsoft on Tuesday began letting people subscribe to Office as a service in the Internet cloud, shedding the need to buy the popular productivity software on a disk. ... more
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Nature's tiny engineers

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100

Zooming in for a safe flight

Likely near-simultaneous earthquakes complicate seismic hazard planning for Italy

Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting, counter critiques

Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

ENERGY TECH

BP's $4.5 bn plea deal over US oil spill approved by judge
A US judge on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion deal in which BP pleaded guilty to criminal charges from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill - but the British energy giant's legal woes are far from over. ... more
TRADE WARS

Increasing problems for Tavan Tolgoi mine
Mongolia's massive state-owned coal mine, the Tavan Tolgoi, is facing increasing problems. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Yahoo! shares bounce as profit tops expectations
Yahoo! shares bounced in after-hours trading Monday as the struggling Internet pioneer topped Wall Street expectations despite a slip in quarterly profit. ... more
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World tourist numbers exceed 1.0 billion in 2012: UN
International tourist arrivals exceeded one billion for the first time last year despite ongoing global economic uncertainty and numbers will rise further in 2013, a UN body said on Tuesday. ... more
CAR TECH

Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales
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. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

INTERNET SPACE

Apple unveils iPad with doubled memory
Apple Tuesday unveiled a new iPad with twice the storage capacity as the existing model in an effort to score business with companies that share large amounts of data. ... 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
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
NANO TECH
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China coal plant shut by health chiefs

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NANO TECH
Iraq signs maritime navigation deal with Kuwait

Lebanon's feuds 'could spark gas conflict'

BP's $4.5 bn plea deal over US oil spill approved by judge


NANO 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


NANO TECH
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

CAR TECH

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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

SOLAR DAILY

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee

SOLAR DAILY

Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels

SOLAR DAILY

Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America

SOLAR DAILY

Juwi Pushes Forward Thai Energy Transition with Large-Scale Solar

SOLAR DAILY

Evolution Inspires More Efficient Solar Cell Design

ENERGY NEWS

Latest Ways to Make Your Business Energy Efficient

SOLAR DAILY

Photovoltaic Industry to Enjoy Robust Installation Growth in 2013

TRADE WARS

Slow progress in Latam, EU trade talks

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgarian nuclear referendum on track to fail

CAR TECH

New car mirror avoids 'blind spot'

Outside View: Are stocks a sucker's bet?

Twitter says government data requests rise

Apple, Android have smartphone 'duopoly': survey

Baghdad repeats Exxon ultimatum: Kurdistan or south Iraq

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

Caterpillar's China woes warn foreign investors

Iraq inks oil exploration deal with Kuwait Energy

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'

Walker's World: Cameron's EU gamble

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