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February 20, 2013
BIO FUEL
Avoiding virus dangers in 'domesticating' wild plants for biofuel use
East Lansing MI (SPX) Feb 20, 2013
In our ongoing quest for alternative energy sources, researchers are looking more to plants that grow in the wild for use in biofuels, plants such as switchgrass. However, attempts to "domesticate" wild-growing plants have a downside, as it could make the plants more susceptible to any number of plant viruses. In a presentation at this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Michigan State University plant biologist Carolyn Malmstrom said that when we start ... read more
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POLITICAL ECONOMY

US science policy should focus on outcomes not efficiencies
Given the huge investment and power of science and technology in the U.S. it is surprising that more attention isn't paid to the policy decisions that drive the enterprise, said Daniel Sarewitz, co- ... more
NANO TECH

Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures
Northwestern University's Chad A. Mirkin, a world-renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application, has developed a completely new set of building blocks that is based on nanoparticles ... more
NANO TECH

Nano-machines for 'bionic proteins'
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano-machines which recreate principal activities of prot ... more
ENERGY DAILY


TECH SPACE

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials
In a sweeping review of the field of bio-inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb. 15 issue of the journal Science, two engineers at the University of California, San Diego, identify three cha ... more


TIME AND SPACE

The quantum coin toss
All unpredictability in the world around us, be it the outcome of a coin flip or the weather conditions a month from now, is a fundamentally quantum rather than classical phenomenon. This is t ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Brain prostheses create a sense of touch
Rats can't usually see infrared light, but they have "touched" it in a Duke University lab. The rats sensed the light as a sensation of touch after Duke neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis and his ... more
TECH SPACE

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges, but act as an insulator inside. These materials, called organic ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

ROBO SPACE

The quest for a better bionic hand
For an amputee, replacing a missing limb with a functional prosthetic can alleviate physical or emotional distress and mean a return of vocational ability or cosmetics. Studies show, however, that u ... more
ENERGY TECH

Catalyst Uses Use Iron To Split Hydrogen Gas And Make Electricity
To make fuel cells more economical, engineers want a fast and efficient iron-based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity. Online at Nature Chemistry, researchers report such a cataly ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Taiwan opposition wants to scrap new nuclear plant
Taiwan's main opposition party Tuesday called for a halt to construction of a long-delayed nuclear plant ahead of planned island-wide protests brought about by renewed safety concerns. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Turkey defies allies to pursue Iraqi Kurd energy ties
Turkey is defying Washington and Baghdad in developing a broad energy partnership with Iraqi Kurds as it pushes to secure affordable oil and gas supplies to fuel its rapid economic growth. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Reactor makers must share accident costs: Greenpeace
Anti-nuclear activists kicked off a global campaign Tuesday to urge governments to force makers of nuclear reactors to shoulder some of the cost of accidents. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

B3: the vitamin from outer space

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

New Self-healing Plastics Developed

INTERNET SPACE

Samsung launches new premium 'smart' TVs
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Tuesday launched a range of giant Internet-enabled televisions as part of a strategy to cement its lead in slowing global markets by focusing on premium models. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

China passes U.S. in smartphone numbers
China has passed the United States as the world's largest market for active smartphone devices, a report by a U.S. research firm says. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher
A Japanese government-backed researcher said Friday no health effects from radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been seen in people living nearby. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fracking fluid spews from Colo. gas well

Greek PM hails TAP agreement

Catalyst Uses Use Iron To Split Hydrogen Gas And Make Electricity


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Spotting the invisible cracks in wind turbines

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012

New framework for wind energy assessments


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

Azure Power commissions the largest solar PV project

Benenson Capital Partners Completes State-of-the-Art Solar Installation

NANO TECH

Team Creates MRI for the Nanoscale
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals details of living tissues, diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x-rays or surgery. What if the same technology could peer down to the level of ... more
BIO FUEL

What green algae are up to in the dark
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in the "Journal of Biological Chemistry". Hereby, they have uncovered a mechanism for the produc ... more
CARBON WORLDS

A war without end with Earth's carbon cycle held in the balance
The greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years, isn't over yet, and until now no one knew it existed, scientists report in the journal Nature. In on ... more
SOLAR DAILY

SOLON Completes 459 kW Solar Project for Gila Bend Water Treatment Facility
SOLON Corporation has announced it has completed construction of a 459 kilowatt (kW) PV system at the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility for the Town of Gila Bend, Arizona. The system is ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

SOLAR DAILY

Panasonic Enters Multi Year Development Agreement With Coronal Management

SOLAR DAILY

Independence Solar Completes 300 kW Rooftop Solar Array

ROBO SPACE

Robots with lift

SOLAR DAILY

Benenson Capital Partners Completes State-of-the-Art Solar Installation

SOLAR DAILY

Azure Power commissions the largest solar PV project

TRADE WARS

British government split on dealing with China: report

INTERNET SPACE

Silicon Valley talent dream tied to immigrant hopes

TRADE WARS

Myanmar rejects 'white phosphorus' claim report

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Northeast China has nuclear power

INTERNET SPACE

New tests narrow 'early' Mona Lisa's age

LG unveils new full-HD smartphone

Hong Kong Disneyland turns a profit for first time

Europe to move against Google over privacy rules

Bridgestone reports soaring annual profit

Romgaz lands option for Black Sea field

Quantum Dot Harvester Turns Waste Heat Into Electricity At The Nanoscale

Sign of the times: Saudis go solar

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

NYC looks at electric vehicle charging

Fracking fluid spews from Colo. gas well

Iraq's oil rift deepens over Exxon move

EU financial transaction tax divides union

Private gold prospecting catching on

Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima

Greek PM hails TAP agreement

Argentine inflation up, presaging hardship

'God particle' collider to be upgraded

Artificial atoms allow for magnetic resonance on individual cells

Building a biochemistry lab on a chip

Cell circuits remember their history

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