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February 22, 2013
Previewing the next steps on the path to a magnetic fusion power plant
Princeton NJ (SPX) Feb 22, 2013
Scientists around the world have crossed a threshold into a promising and challenging new era in the quest for fusion energy. So says physicist George "Hutch" Neilson, director of advanced projects at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, in remarks prepared for the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston. The new phase has begun with the construction of ITER, a fusion facility of unprecedented size and power that the ... read more
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Stanford scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric CO2
In his Feb. 12 State of the Union address, President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration. "We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most s ... more

Trust our nuclear technology: French president to India
French President Francois Hollande on Friday urged India "to trust" his country's nuclear technology and extended France's support to the Indian nuclear power generation programme. Hollande st ... more

Finding the right space for offshore wind turbines
Offshore wind has significant potential to help the United States meet its growing energy needs, but the U.S. marine renewable energy industry has lagged behind Europe for decades. Recent legi ... more


Physicists propose 'wireless' solar cells
A new type of solar cell that relies on a surprising property of certain insulators has been proposed by physicists in Austria, the US and Germany. The design relies on the discovery a decade ago th ... more


ReneSola PV Module Installations Top 100 MW in Greece
ReneSola has announced that a total of more than 100 MW of the Company's PV modules have been distributed, installed, and connected to the grid in Greece since November of 2011. The achievemen ... more
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SOLON Completes 5MW Prairie Fire Solar Plant
SOLON Corporation has announced the completion of the 5 megawatt (MW) Prairie Fire Solar Plant in Tucson, Arizona, for Tucson Electric Power (TEP). The fixed-tilt system was designed and const ... more

Dopants dramatically alter electronic structure of superconductor
Over the last quarter century, scientists have discovered a handful of materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into "superconductors" able to carry electrical current with ... more
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Stretchy slabs found in the deep Earth

Sensor sees nerve action as it happens

Climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt

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PV Demand In The Asia Pacific Region To Reach 13.5 GW In 2013
Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to grow to 13.5 GW in 2013, growing 50% Y/Y, according to the NPD Solarbuzz Q1'13 Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarter ... more

SunWize to Develop Two Solar Photovoltaic Projects in Ecuador
SunWize Technologies is working with three other organizations as members of a North American Consortium to develop two major solar photovoltaic projects in the Republic of Ecuador. These projects w ... more

Azure Power Commissions The Largest Solar PV Project Under JNNSM
Azure Power has commissioned its 35MW plant in village Kathauti, Nagaur, Rajasthan with effect from 12th February 2013, weeks before the deadline. The plant is an expansion of Azure Power's existing ... more
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WTO praises Japan for avoiding protectionism
Japan won plaudits on Thursday from fellow WTO nations for not opting for economic protectionism amid the global financial crisis and in the aftermath of its 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster. ... more

US regulators give Wi-Fi more breathing space
US telecom regulators have moved to expand the capacities for Wi-Fi Internet access with more room on the broadcast spectrum and "more flexible" rules. ... more
Space News from
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Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff

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UAE Launches NanoSatellite Outreach Program

The Ins and Outs of NASA's First Launch of SLS and Orion


Estonia plugs electric cars as power prices soar
It brought the world Skype, Europe its first capital with free public transport, and now Estonia is touting the globe's first fast-charging network for electric vehicles. ... more

Global tablet sales up 78% in 2012: survey
The global market for tablet computers surged 78.4 percent last year, with 128 million of the devices shipped, a survey showed Thursday. ... more

Mobile users call on Obama to defend 'jailbreaking'
The White House will soon have to dial in a response to a petition asking that mobile phone users be allowed to switch locked devices to new carriers, a process known as "jailbreaking." ... more
Thailand to face April energy crisis?

Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent

Bulgarians protest high energy costs

Catalyst Uses Use Iron To Split Hydrogen Gas And Make Electricity

Europe bids to tighten offshore drilling rules

Previewing the next steps on the path to a magnetic fusion power plant

Finding the right space for offshore wind turbines

Spotting the invisible cracks in wind turbines

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012

SOLON Completes 5MW Prairie Fire Solar Plant

Physicists propose 'wireless' solar cells

SunWize to Develop Two Solar Photovoltaic Projects in Ecuador


Sony bills PS4 console as gaming's future
Sony unveiled a new generation PlayStation 4 system Wednesday and laid out its vision for the "future of gaming" in a world rich with mobile gadgets and play streamed from the Internet cloud. ... more

Google challenges Apple with high-end laptop
Google on Thursday unveiled a touch-screen notebook computer designed for high-end users, throwing down a gauntlet for Apple and its MacBooks. ... more

China's Geely to set up research centre in Sweden
Chinese automaker Geely, owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars, said it would set up a research and development centre in the Scandinavian country to capitalise on advanced European technology. ... more

Europe bids to tighten offshore drilling rules
Europe moved Thursday towards agreement on new rules governing offshore oil and gas drilling in response to a major environmental disaster off the United States, but environmentalists criticised the omission of terms covering Arctic exploration. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAS to Switzerland

China's hypersonic weapon capable of overcoming air defense systems

Coalition hits boats carrying arms to Yemen rebels: military

Pakistan airstrikes kill 17 militants: army

Turkey denies suspending Syria air strikes after Russia crisis

Updated communications systems for China's Su-35 fighters

Philippines goes supersonic again with S. Korean fighter jets


Foxconn slows China hiring, denies iPhone link


Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures


US science policy should focus on outcomes not efficiencies


Avoiding virus dangers in 'domesticating' wild plants for biofuel use


Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine


Sony pressured to change game with PS4 console


US vows to 'vigorously' combat trade secrets theft


Japan logs worst monthly trade deficit of $17.4 bn


Apple hit by hackers


Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany

U.S. grasslands losing to biofuel crops

Chinese oil firm Addax targets Nigeria for growth

Yahoo! gets Marissa Mayer make-over

Troubled Baghdad scales back oil strategy

Thailand to face April energy crisis?

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

Southeast Asia key for LNG

London elbows out HK for pricey offices, as Rio rises

Taiwan opposition wants to scrap new nuclear plant

Turkey defies allies to pursue Iraqi Kurd energy ties

Reactor makers must share accident costs: Greenpeace

Samsung launches new premium 'smart' TVs

China passes U.S. in smartphone numbers

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

First Three-Year LHC Running Period Reaches A Conclusion

NASA Seeks It All: High Lift, Low Drag

Eurocopter touts Mexico, India moves

Independence Solar Completes 300 kW Rooftop Solar Array

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