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February 18, 2013
SOLAR DAILY
Sign of the times: Saudis go solar
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (UPI) Feb 14, 2013
Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil producer, has completed its biggest solar power plant as the Persian Gulf petro-powers increasingly turn to solar energy and other renewables. Riyadh wants to generate one-third of the kingdom's electricity needs by 2032 to save 523,000 barrels of oil per day, currently used to fuel power stations, for export, particularly with oil prices at more than $100 a barrel. The Saudis aim to have 41,000 megawatts of solar capacity in the next two decades, sa ... read more
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SOLAR DAILY

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces
Silicon, the material of high-tech devices from computer chips to solar cells, requires a surface coating before use in these applications. The coating "passivates" the material, tying up loose atom ... more
CAR TECH

NYC looks at electric vehicle charging
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he wants 10,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the city by 2019. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

First Three-Year LHC Running Period Reaches A Conclusion
At 7:24 a.m., the shift crew in the CERN [1] Control Center extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, bringing the machine's first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. ... more
ENERGY DAILY


ENERGY TECH

Fracking fluid spews from Colo. gas well
At least 84,000 gallons of water contaminated with hydraulic fracturing chemicals spilled from a broken well-head in northern Colorado, authorities say. ... more


ENERGY TECH

Iraq's oil rift deepens over Exxon move
Exxon Mobil, the world's biggest oil company, is pushing ahead with its controversial drive to develop oil fields in Iraq's independence-minded Kurdish enclave despite fierce opposition from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's central government in Baghdad. ... more
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POLITICAL ECONOMY

EU financial transaction tax divides union
It's not in force yet but the hotly debated European financial transaction tax has divided the European Union, angered U.S. bankers and threatens jobs in competing business centers in London and 15 other countries that rejected it. ... more
TRADE WARS

Private gold prospecting catching on
Private gold prospecting is catching on in Latin America with the wider availability of sophisticated new tools that make conventional panning almost obsolete. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Water, water - not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize

The microbes make the sake brewery

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

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New perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

The geography of the global electronic waste e-waste burden

ROBO SPACE

Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima
A remote controlled robot that uses dry ice to vacuum up radiation was unveiled by Japanese researchers on Friday, the latest innovation to help the clean-up at Fukushima. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Greek PM hails TAP agreement
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras this week hailed the signing of a three-country agreement on the Greece-Albania-Italy Trans-Adriatic Pipeline. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Argentine inflation up, presaging hardship
Argentina's inflationary spiral worsened in January, with independent analysts estimating the monthly rate rise may be the highest in 22 months. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

'God particle' collider to be upgraded
Physicists at CERN, the European nuclear research center, say they've shut off the particle beams of the Large Hadron Collider for a two-year repair period. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Invisible tool enables new quantum experiments
Experiments on the quantum wave nature have enabled researchers to precisely measure tiny forces and displacements as well as to shed light onto the unexplored zone between the microscopic realm of ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

'Challenges' in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds: study

Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies

Russian Cargo Craft Launches for 6-Hour Trek to ISS

Sierra Nevada Completes Major Dream Chaser NASA CCiCap Milestone

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Emirates paves way for Middle East space program with mission to Mars

NANO TECH

Artificial atoms allow for magnetic resonance on individual cells
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), in collaboration with the CSIC and Macquarie University in Australia, have developed a new technique, similar to the MRI but with a much h ... more
CHIP TECH

Building a biochemistry lab on a chip
Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening. Using micro- ... more
CHIP TECH

Cell circuits remember their history
MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results, which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of g ... more
CHIP TECH
Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent

Bulgarians protest high energy costs

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


CHIP TECH
Fracking fluid spews from Colo. gas well

Greek PM hails TAP agreement

IEA to improve Chinese oil demand stats


CHIP TECH
Spotting the invisible cracks in wind turbines

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012

New framework for wind energy assessments


CHIP TECH
A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

Trina Solar Ranked No. 1 in Australia

Panasonic Teams With Power-One For Solar Inverters

TECH SPACE

Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it
Like turning coal to diamond, adding pressure to an electrical material enhances its properties. Now, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have devised a method of making ferroelec ... more
WIND DAILY

New framework for wind energy assessments
The new framework document, developed over two years in collaboration with leading consultants and developers, will lead to more transparency and advancements in the quantification of project losses ... more
WIND DAILY

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in ... more
WIND DAILY

Spotting the invisible cracks in wind turbines
Physicists have now developed a new method for analysing the elastic characteristics of mechanical structures subjected to disturbances, akin to the turbulences affecting wind turbines. These result ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

CAR TECH

Virtual vehicle vibrations

BIO FUEL

California is the Top State in US for Advanced Biofuel Companies

BIO FUEL

Herty Advanced Materials Opens First New Pellet Mill

TIME AND SPACE

Physicists Extract Photons From Diamond Ring

ENERGY TECH

Construction starts on ED5-PVH Project

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China holiday retail sales jump 15%: government

ROBO SPACE

Gas explosions enable soft robot to jump

TRADE WARS

Australia jails China executive for insider trading

ENERGY TECH

Low-carbon hybrid energy critical to China's energy solutions

ENERGY NEWS

Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent

New wave of unrest imperils Mideast energy

New materials may be computer breakthrough

Queensland approves shale development

Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine

Zuckerberg owns nearly a third of Facebook: US regulators

Recession-hit Japanese economy shrinks again

IEA to improve Chinese oil demand stats

Global gold demand falls in 2012: WGC report

Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse

Insect drives robot to track down smells

Trina Solar Ranked No. 1 in Australia

Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC

Panasonic Teams With Power-One For Solar Inverters

Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions

New world record efficiency for thin film silicon solar cells

New Material Promises Better Solar Cells

Russia to tap global LNG market

Aubrey McClendon and the Destruction of the Natural Gas Market

Humans and robots work better together following cross-training

Into the quantum internet at the speed of light

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