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February 21, 2013
NANO TECH
Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 21, 2013
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 and DNA. Using these tools, scientists will be able to build - from the bottom up, just as nature does - new and useful structures. Mirkin will discuss his research in a session titled "Nucleic Acid-Modified Nanostructures as Programmable Atom Equivalents: Forging a New Periodic Table" at the America ... read more
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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
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
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
ENERGY DAILY


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


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
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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

BIO FUEL

Avoiding virus dangers in 'domesticating' wild plants for biofuel use
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 "domesti ... 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
TRADE WARS

Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine
The Zambian government has seized control of a Chinese-owned coal company due to poor compliance with safety and environmental standards, the mines minister said Wednesday. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Sony pressured to change game with PS4 console
Sony is expected to reveal its vision of the future of home entertainment on Wednesday by providing a glimpse at a new-generation PlayStation console that streams games, films, music and more. ... more
TRADE WARS

US vows to 'vigorously' combat trade secrets theft
The US government vowed to aggressively combat a rise in the foreign theft of trade secrets Wednesday amid mounting concerns over recent hacking attacks allegedly emanating from China. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission

Preparing for an asteroid strike

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

ISS Experiment May Hold Key to Alzheimer's Cause

All Four O3B CommSats Put Into Orbit

XCOR Announces Further Progress on XCOR Lynx Spacecraft

TRADE WARS

Japan logs worst monthly trade deficit of $17.4 bn
Japan logged its worst ever monthly trade deficit in January despite an upturn in exports as the yen's recent sharp drop pushed fuel costs higher, official data showed Wednesday. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday expressed caution over whether the revolutionary oil and gas technique of "fracking" could be introduced in Germany, saying public safety was the main concern. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Thailand to face April energy crisis?

Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent

Bulgarians protest high energy costs


ENERGY TECH
Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany

Catalyst Uses Use Iron To Split Hydrogen Gas And Make Electricity

Southeast Asia key for LNG


ENERGY TECH
Spotting the invisible cracks in wind turbines

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012

New framework for wind energy assessments


ENERGY TECH
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

BIO FUEL

U.S. grasslands losing to biofuel crops
The rush to increase planting of biofuel feedstock is rapidly killing off unique grasslands and pastures in the central United States, researchers report. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Chinese oil firm Addax targets Nigeria for growth
Chinese energy firm Addax said on Wednesday it was seeking further growth in Nigeria after the recent purchase of a significant offshore stake from France's Total in Africa's largest oil producer. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Yahoo! gets Marissa Mayer make-over
Yahoo! sported a new look on Wednesday in a make-over tailored by style savvy and engineering smart chief Marissa Mayer. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Troubled Baghdad scales back oil strategy
The brewing oil war between Iraq's central government and a defiant Kurdistan, and wider security concerns, are forcing Baghdad to downsize its ambitious plans to quadruple oil output by 2017 and challenge Saudi Arabia as the world's top producer. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

ENERGY NEWS

Thailand to face April energy crisis?

ENERGY TECH

BP vows to 'vigorously defend' itself at US oil spill trial

ENERGY TECH

Southeast Asia key for LNG

POLITICAL ECONOMY

London elbows out HK for pricey offices, as Rio rises

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Taiwan opposition wants to scrap new nuclear plant

ENERGY TECH

Turkey defies allies to pursue Iraqi Kurd energy ties

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Reactor makers must share accident costs: Greenpeace

INTERNET SPACE

Samsung launches new premium 'smart' TVs

INTERNET SPACE

China passes U.S. in smartphone numbers

NANO TECH

Team Creates MRI for the Nanoscale

What green algae are up to in the dark

A war without end with Earth's carbon cycle held in the balance

Panasonic Enters Multi Year Development Agreement With Coronal Management

Robots with lift

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

Azure Power commissions the largest solar PV project

British government split on dealing with China: report

Silicon Valley talent dream tied to immigrant hopes

Myanmar rejects 'white phosphorus' claim report

Northeast China has nuclear power

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

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

First Three-Year LHC Running Period Reaches A Conclusion

Eurocopter touts Mexico, India moves

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