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February 04, 2013
Light yet safe contender for city streets
Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 04, 2013
Can an electric vehicle be extremely light and safe at the same time? Researchers working on the Visio.M project aim to show that the answer is yes. Scientists as well engineers from Germany's leading technology companies have teamed up to develop a Visionary Mobility concept car to meet tomorrow's electromobility needs. They have chosen a sturdy monocoque body, state-of-the-art carbon fiber materials and a lightweight engine and transmission system. A Visio.M research prototype has already succes ... read more
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The humble 'virtual chimney' fences that could reduce the impact of airport pollution
Simple 'blast' fences called baffles could deliver improvements in air quality for people living near airports, new research has found. Placed behind a runway, the baffles could serve as a 'vi ... more

Penn Research Shows Mechanism Behind Wear at the Atomic Scale
Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape ... more

A new genre of 'intelligent' micro- and nanomotors
Enzymes, workhorse molecules of life that underpin almost every biological process, may have a new role as "intelligent" micro- and nanomotors with applications in medicine, engineering and other fi ... more


Alter NRG announces commissioning of biomass gasifier at waste to liquids facility in China
Alter NRG Corp. has announced that Wuhan Kaidi, which purchased a Westinghouse Plasma gasifier design, and plasma torch systems, from Alter NRG in 2010, has successfully completed the commissioning ... more


Reaping Profits from Landfill Biogas
Biogas is a versatile energy carrier with potential to satisfy power and fuel demand across a range of end-use applications while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from a diverse array of organic ... more
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Versalis and Yulex partner to produce guayule-based biorubbers
Versalis and Yulex Corporation have announced they are forming a strategic partnership to manufacture guayule-based biorubber materials and will launch an industrial production complex in Southern E ... more

Agricultural Growth in Chinese Desert Offers Opportunities For Economic Value and Better Ecology
Kee Global Advisors (KGA) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Sun Ecological Technology Development Co., Ltd. to identify strategic partners and investors, both domestically ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

When physics gives evolution a leg up by breaking one

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs


Corn Cobs Eyed for Bioenergy Production
Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ... more

Novel materials shake ship scum
Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch. Duke Univ ... more

Nuclear safety chief questioned over Fukushima: report
Japanese police have questioned a former head of the nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, news reports said Sunday. ... more
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Iran unveils futuristic-looking warplane
Iran on Saturday unveiled a fighter jet it said was designed and built domestically, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touting it as "one of the most advanced" aircraft in the world. ... more

Blackberry rolls the dice
Research in Motion, desperate to turn around its flagging fortunes, has laid the chips on the table for it final wager in the form of two new Blackberry smartphones, the requisite collection of companion apps - oh, and an announcement that it's not Research in Motion anymore. ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Sabotage may have felled U.K. wind turbine
A 115-foot wind turbine that collapsed in Britain last week may have been sabotaged, and a second has been found toppled 18 miles away, officials said. ... more

Obama's energy secretary stepping down
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who has served under President Barack Obama since 2009, is stepping down, the White House said Friday. ... more

Apple is tops in US in mobile phones: surveys
Apple dethroned Samsung as the top US mobile phone vendor in the final quarter of last year, claiming a record share of 34 percent, research firm Strategy Analytics reported Friday. ... more
Obama's energy secretary stepping down

Emission trading schemes limit green consumerism

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Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls

Oil prices rise after upbeat US, China data

Argentina pushes Falklands claim in EU

Sabotage may have felled U.K. wind turbine

Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

One in, two out: Simulating more efficient solar cells

Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee


Phosphorus used in Myanmar protest raid: lawyers
An independent investigation into a crackdown on a copper mine protest in Myanmar that left dozens injured has found that phosphorus was used by security forces, according to a group of lawyers. ... more

Oil prices rise after upbeat US, China data
Oil prices finished higher Friday in New York, buoyed by greater optimism about global growth following encouraging indicators from the US and China. ... more

China's Geely says buys maker of London taxis
Chinese automaker Geely said Friday it had acquired the maker of London's iconic black taxis for 11.04 million pounds ($17.50 million) after the British company collapsed into administration. ... more

Wickr app aims to safeguard online privacy
Wickr co-founder Nico Sell is working toward "geek utopia," a world where people hold the power when it comes to who sees what they share on the Internet or from their phones. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


HP cutting at least 850 jobs in Germany


Daimler puts foot on accelerator in China


Asia manufacturing eases in January


NYU physicists shine a light on particle assembly


Rutgers Physics Professors Find New Order in Quantum Electronic Material


Flat boron by the numbers


New semiconductor research may extend integrated circuit battery life tenfold


NTU research embraces laser and sparks cool affair


Biofuels Blend Right In


Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls

Emission trading schemes limit green consumerism

Smooth ride at 300 kph

3D microchip created

British council votes down nuke depository

Appeals court denies review on Samsung phone ban

Global tablet sales surged in past quarter: survey

'jOBS' film stars regale Apple faithful at Macworld

Iran seeks to salvage gas pipeline deal

Chevron gets permit to explore shale gas in Romania

Argentina pushes Falklands claim in EU

China's coal consumption continues to soar

China steel industry says profits plunge

China house price rise accelerates in January

China PMIs indicate recovery continues

EU 'better than North America' for China firms: survey

Brazil's slow growth bad for sport events

NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements

Space Station Crew Uses Laser Channel to Beam Data

Philippines to buy 12 S. Korean fighter jets

Fule 'concerned' about Ukraine probes

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