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February 14, 2013
Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine
Kiev (AFP) Feb 13, 2013
A section of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has collapsed under the weight of snow but there were no injuries or any increase in radiation from the reactor that exploded in 1986, the country's emergency agency said Wednesday. "The preliminary reason for the collapse was too much snow on the roof," the agency said, adding that the radiation situation is "within the norm" and nobody was harmed in Tuesday's incident. The roof was constructed after the 1986 disaster but is not part of ... read more
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Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse
Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to also tie a bow aro ... more

Insect drives robot to track down smells
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate. The robot has been used to characterise the silkmoth's tracking beha ... more

Trina Solar Ranked No. 1 in Australia
Trina Solar has announced that it has achieved the No. 1 position in Australia's PV market. According to a new report from Solar Business Services ("Australian PV - Technology and Brands 2013"), Tri ... more


Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC
Researchers at USC have developed a new lithium-ion battery design that uses porous silicon nanoparticles in place of the traditional graphite anodes to provide superior performance. The new b ... more


Panasonic Teams With Power-One For Solar Inverters
Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Power-One of the US. The agreement aims for the global promotion of energy management businesses, suc ... more
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Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight. In ... more

Humans and robots work better together following cross-training
Spending a day in someone else's shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to w ... more
24/7 News Coverage
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable

Woman held at S.Africa airport for rhino horn smuggling

Bienvenue! French zoo announces first ever panda pregnancy

How did early humans survive aridity and prolonged drought in Africa

Health risk alarm over water rationing in Rome

Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads

Off Namibia, an underwater diamond harvest


New world record efficiency for thin film silicon solar cells
The Photovoltaics-Laboratory (PV-Lab) of EPFL's Insitute of Microengineering (IMT), founded in 1984 by Prof. Arvind Shah and now headed by Prof. Christophe Ballif, is well known as a pioneer in the ... more

New Material Promises Better Solar Cells
Single atomic layers are combined to create novel materials with completely new properties. Layered oxide heterostructures are a new class of materials, which has attracted a great deal of attention ... more

Russia to tap global LNG market
Russia is ramping up the production of liquefied natural gas. The Russian JSC Gazprom has completed the development of a project to build a LNG-production facility in Vladivostok with a rated capaci ... more
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Aubrey McClendon and the Destruction of the Natural Gas Market
Aubrey McClendon is gone - or at least he's on his way out from Chesapeake energy (CHK). But the destruction of the natural gas market, where he was the ringleader in the shale gas land grab and cra ... more

Shell India plans floating LNG plant
Shell India will invest $1 billion for a floating liquefied natural gas terminal off the coast of India. ... more
Space News from
Soyuz rocket rolled out, ready to launch

Iran in 'successful' test of satellite-launch rocket

Portals to new worlds: Martian exploration near the North Pole

A Tale of Three Stellar Cities

MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe

Milky Way's origins are not what they seem

How Light Looks Different on the Moon and What NASA Is Doing About It


Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have devised a way to detect whether cells previously transplanted into a living animal are alive or dead, an innovation they say is likely to speed the development of c ... more

Gone with the wind: French scheme targets farting cows
A French cattle feed company on Tuesday unveiled a novel form of carbon credits aimed at incentivising farmers to stop cows from emitting climate-changing farts. ... more

US greenlights CNOOC takeover of Nexen
Beijing-based energy giant CNOOC has received US approval for its takeover of Canadian oil producer Nexen, surmounting the last hurdle to closing the deal, Nexen announced Tuesday. ... more
Genscape Announces Strategic Partnership with Murex to Create Supply of QAP-A RINS

Bulgarians protest high energy costs

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

Venezuela devalues again amid downturn

Shell India plans floating LNG plant

New batteries can recharge in 10 minutes

Gone with the wind: French scheme targets farting cows

Mainstream Renewable Power Starts Building Wind Farm in Chile

Hgcapital And Blue Energy Agree UK Wind Farm Investment Deal

Promoting Reliability Standards for Solar Modules

Astrum Solar Teams with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

ET Solar AC Modules Installed in Residential Systems in the US


Foundation Helps Promote New Robotics Teams Worldwide
The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced a partnership to establish 200 new VEX Robotics Competition teams in locations worldwide and ... more

Astrum Solar Teams with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
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

Increasing Power Generation from Municipal Solid Waste in Brazil
Brazil's economic development and environmental awareness have created a favorable scenario for the generation of power from municipal solid waste. Technological advancements over the next few years ... more

Daimler India Sets Up Solar Power Plant To Meet Purchase Obligation
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has announced that it has set up a 300 kW solar power plant at a cost of Rs 4 crore to meet the 'solar purchase obligation (SPO)' mandated by the Tamil Nadu governm ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials

Tears in rain: North Korea marks 'Victory Day'

US slams 'provocative' Iran satellite-launch rocket test

China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief

Minuteman III ICBM support contract awarded to BAE

Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition

Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns


Obama wagers second term capital on bold reform drive


ORNL scientists solve mercury mystery


Bulgarians protest high energy costs


Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy


Locus Energy Launches Two New Major Platform Components


New batteries can recharge in 10 minutes


Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing


Apple still has 'magic,' innovation, says CEO Cook


Yahoo! chief Mayer wants Bing to deliver


Amazon seeks relaxation of India e-commerce rules

India IT exports picking up steam

Big investment fund joins opposition to Dell buyout

Nextdoor renovates before taking on the world

A sensitive, affordable sensor to detect tiny amounts of CO2

US economy picks up, China might slow: OECD indicator

High-energy X-rays shine light on mystery of Picasso's paints

European Investments in Advanced Computing Systems Deliver Results

Genscape Announces Strategic Partnership with Murex to Create Supply of QAP-A RINS

Venezuela devalues again amid downturn

Sunora Energy Solutions Completes Educational Solar System

Nautilus Solar Completes 1,360 kW Project for the Lindenwold Board of Education

ET Solar AC Modules Installed in Residential Systems in the US

Promoting Reliability Standards for Solar Modules

Three groSolar Projects Receive Awards

Apple eyeing smart watch, reports say

Finland's TVO says reactor may be delayed until 2016

Tech giants summoned by Australia pricing inquiry

Dell claims buyout in shareholders' 'best interests'

Kazakhstan launches renewables push

Major fighter jet deal, trade dominate Hollande's India trip

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