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February 12, 2013
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Biological circuits with memory created
Cambridge, Mass. (UPI) Feb 11, 2013
U.S. researchers say they've created synthetic biological circuits from bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions but also remember the results. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say the results of the functions are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of generations. Synthetic biologists said they use interchangeable genetic parts to design circuits that perform a specific function, and such circuits could be used as long-term environmenta ... read more
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INTERNET SPACE

Into the quantum internet at the speed of light
Not only do optical fibers transmit information every day around the world at the speed of light, but they can also be harnessed for the transport of quantum information. In the current issue of Nat ... more
CARBON WORLDS

A sensitive, affordable sensor to detect tiny amounts of CO2
Researchers at the Universities of Toronto and St. Francis Xavier are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of ... more
INTERNET SPACE

New modeling approach transforms imaging technologies
Researchers are improving the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data a ... more
ENERGY DAILY


POLITICAL ECONOMY

US economy picks up, China might slow: OECD indicator
Economic activity in the United States is rising, in the eurozone it is steadying, but in China and India the growth trend is slowing, leading indicators from the OECD showed on Monday. ... more


TECH SPACE

High-energy X-rays shine light on mystery of Picasso's paints
The Art Institute of Chicago teamed up with Argonne National Laboratory to help unravel a decades-long debate among art scholars about what kind of paint Picasso used to create his masterpieces. ... more
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NANO TECH

Boston College researchers' unique nanostructure produces novel 'plasmonic halos'
Using the geometric and material properties of a unique nanostructure, Boston College researchers have uncovered a novel photonic effect where surface plasmons interact with light to form "plasmonic ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Next-gen e-readers: Improved 'peacock' technology could lock in color for high-res displays
Iridescence, or sheen that shifts color depending on your viewing angle, is pretty in peacock feathers. But it's been a nuisance for engineers trying to mimic the birds' unique color mechanism to ma ... more
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Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

CHIP TECH

European Investments in Advanced Computing Systems Deliver Results
At the HiPEAC 2013 conference in Berlin, KALRAY demonstrated MPPA256, the world's first supercomputer-on-a-chip, consisting of 256 computing cores. This innovative processor combines the ultimate in ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Genscape Announces Strategic Partnership with Murex to Create Supply of QAP-A RINS
Genscape has announced its strategic partnership with Murex, a leading global marketer and distributor of renewable fuels, crude oil and RINs. Genscape will be the exclusive provider of QAP-A ... more
ENERGY TECH

Venezuela devalues again amid downturn
Venezuela's latest devaluation of national currency bolivar dealt a new blow to the country's trading partners, including the United States, and was seen as a stop-gap measure by ailing President Hugo Chavez. ... more
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Sunora Energy Solutions Completes Educational Solar System
Sunora Energy Solutions just completed a solar photovoltaic installation at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans. The installation, donated by NRG ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Nautilus Solar Completes 1,360 kW Project for the Lindenwold Board of Education
Nautilus Solar Energy ("Nautilus Solar") has announced completion of a 1,360 kW solar photovoltaic system located in Lindenwold, NJ. The project is on the rooftop and parking lots of the Lindenwold ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch

Upside-down planet reveals new method for studying binary star systems

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

China issues first assessment on space activities

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25

SOLAR DAILY

ET Solar AC Modules Installed in Residential Systems in the US
ET Solar Group has announced the completion and grid connection of multiple residential PV projects using ET Solar's new AC Modules with integrated microinverters in California and Colorado. A ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Promoting Reliability Standards for Solar Modules
Astrum Solar has announced it has reached an agreement with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) to collaborate on standards for solar installation offerings and ensure the continued use of premiu ... more
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Three groSolar Projects Receive Awards
This week three projects that groSolar constructed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey received awards, being recognized by industry leading associations for outstanding project results. The three projec ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Genscape Announces Strategic Partnership with Murex to Create Supply of QAP-A RINS

Diageo Transitions to 100 Percent Renewable Electricity at its North American HQ

China plans stricter fuel standards after smog


SOLAR DAILY
Venezuela devalues again amid downturn

US to decide soon on Canada pipeline project

Three Chinese doctors slain in north Nigeria: police


SOLAR DAILY
Mainstream Renewable Power Starts Building Wind Farm in Chile

Hgcapital And Blue Energy Agree UK Wind Farm Investment Deal

Sabotage may have felled U.K. wind turbine


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Promoting Reliability Standards for Solar Modules

ET Solar AC Modules Installed in Residential Systems in the US

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INTERNET SPACE

Apple eyeing smart watch, reports say
Apple is testing a watch-like device which could perform some smartphone functions, US media reports said Monday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Finland's TVO says reactor may be delayed until 2016
Finnish electricity company TVO said on Monday that an EPR nuclear reactor being built by Areva and Siemens may not be ready until 2016, contradicting Areva's claims that it would be completed in 2014. ... more
TRADE WARS

Tech giants summoned by Australia pricing inquiry
Global technology giants Microsoft, Apple and Adobe were Monday ordered to appear before a pricing inquiry examining the often-higher cost of tech goods in Australia compared with other economies. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Dell claims buyout in shareholders' 'best interests'
Dell said Monday its proposed $24.4 billion private equity buyout plan is "in the best interests of stockholders," brushing aside criticism from a key investor that it undervalues the tech giant. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

SOLAR DAILY

Kazakhstan launches renewables push

ENERGY TECH

Chinese coal cuts to affect Australia

TECH SPACE

New classes of magnetoelectric materials promise advances in computing technology

CHIP TECH

Researchers create 'building block' of quanutm networks

TECH SPACE

3D Printing on the Micrometer Scale

BIO FUEL

Hydrothermal liquefaction - the most promising path to a sustainable bio-oil production

TECH SPACE

Mercury contamination in water can be detected with a mobile phone

TECH SPACE

Scientists team with business innovators to solve 'big data' bottleneck

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Looking out for lasers

AEROSPACE

Northrop Grumman Signs Airport Realtime Collaboration Passenger Flow Contract With East Midlands Airport

France debates nuke waste facility

Sony faces challenge with new PlayStation

Nissan profit tumbles on China, Europe woes

Three Chinese doctors slain in north Nigeria: police

Mercosur seeks Canada deal, but Cuba looms

US to decide soon on Canada pipeline project

Fukushima survivors to sue Japan government

EU reaches accord on token budget cuts

SciTechTalk: Feel secure about your phone?

China's trade surplus surges in January

AOL shows signs of revival on advertising growth

Argentina ups stakes in Falklands claim

Taylor Retires As Strain Takes Lead At Ball Aerospace

Oil majors scramble for Abu Dhabi deal

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Verengo Solar Featured on Torrance CitiCABLE's "Common Cents"

Trina Solar supplies 20MW to launch abakus solar partnership

Many moving PC tasks to phones, tablets

A review of the rapidly evolving field of topological insulator hybrid structures

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