SABC Digital News
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Digital Trends
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If you live in a sunny part of the world and are environmentally conscious, solar energy seems like a smart choice. If it doesn't blend in well with your roof's aesthetic though, you may want to consider a Solar Skin. The post Sistine Solar's custom panel skins give rise to stealthy photovoltaics appeared first on Digital Trends .
Mondoweiss
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Last weekend at the J Street conference, Ilan Goldenberg, a former high official in President Obama's foreign policy brain trust, took issue with an Israeli diplomat s assertion that the United States was withdrawing from the Middle East and engaging more in East Asia, in part because of energy independence. Goldenberg said: I'm not sure the U.S. is moving out of the Middle East quite the way Alon [Pinkas] described it. President Obama pulled us back pretty significantly to sort of more of a normal place, to where we were before we went into Iraq. The reality is that even he got drawn in again after ISIS popped up on the scene, and after we over-withdrew from the Middle East. We’re still dropping bombs as we were at the end of the Obama administration in six countries in the Middle East. As much as we dont rely on oil, the world economy still relies on oil, it’s one international market, and the United States forces still underwrite the basic security of the the sea lanes that send that oil and trade out of the Middle East and also connect Europe and Asia overall.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: aling_ ) Everything from solar power panels to everyday electronics relies on advanced materials and manufacturing processes. But some interesting things are also being made with some old-school tech: plants. Recently, researchers have demonstrated the ability to create electronic plants, or e-Plants, which made their own localized analog and digital circuits. These technologically savvy plants were produced using the existing plant vascular system, so first-generation models are limited by the nature of their leafy hosts. Now, a team of researchers has developed a new method to produce e-Plants, in this case getting a rose ( Rosa floribunda ) to produce its own wiring and even supercapacitors. Energy transport To make an effective e-Plant, you need a system for energy transport. In the past, development of long-range conducting wires within plants has been a challenge due to material limitations.
The Huffington Post
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Ars Technica
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SABC Digital News
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Eskom says its programme of buying clean energy from Independent Power Producers is set to continue unabated. The power utility says it has no choice but to forge ahead with bringing more renewable energy into the national grid as per government policy. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Beijing Bulletin
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Autocar
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Jaguar has future-proofed the electrical architecture to accept higher-capacity charging than 50kW DC when such charging points become commonplace. The charging socket is situated in the car’s front wing. Jaguar’s engineers designed and developed the motors in-house to achieve the compactness, efficiency and power density they desired. The motors have an outer diameter of 234mm, are 500mm long and weigh about 38kg. Permanent magnet motors were chosen in preference to the induction motors used by the likes of Tesla because the efficiency is fractionally better and the weight is lower. Power is stored in a 90kWh lithium ion battery pack. The battery uses 36 pouch cells selected for their energy density and thermal performance. They operate at a lower heat, so they can run at a high performance for longer than cylindrical cells. Jaguar said pouch cells offer excellent future development potential, especially in terms of energy density.
MintPress News
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In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, solar panels at a solar power farm soaks in the sun in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. (AP/Ng Han Guan) Carbon emissions from China’s energy sector stalled last year for the third year running — as coal use fell again and solar deployment nearly doubled. The newly released government figures, analyzed by Greenpeace , also suggest that emissions are on track to fall this year by around 1%. That would make it the longest stretch of stable or falling emissions on record — with 2014 the first year that China’s CO2 emissions failed to rise, and 2015 the year in which they fell by the largest amount . The dramatic energy change in China has helped halt the rise of global CO2 emissions for the first time since the first climate change treaty was signed almost three decades ago. It comes as President Donald Trump considers moves to abandon US climate commitments and back renewed investment in coal power.
BBC News 24
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And what about a wee bit of respect, Michelle? Just saying. What we need to do... What about respect for the public, Arlene? What we need to do is to have... APPLAUSE. The DUP leader Arlene Foster has been under personal pressure over a financial scandal linked to a botched green energy scheme. It has not been the cause of this election. The cause of this election of course is the wish of Sinn Fein to implement their radical Republican agenda on Northern Ireland.
BBC News 24
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NASA - ISS Reports
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Proactive Investors USA
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Make:
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By their very nature, vaults are completely sealed shut. Would you have enough oxygen to survive inside a bank vault for 2 days? Read more on MAKE The post The MakeShift Challenge: Stay Alive in a Bank Vault appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers .
The Iran Project
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Futurity
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For a long time, material scientists have been searching for a way to produce ceramic materials under mild conditions, as the firing process requires a large amount of energy, says Studart. The new room-temperature method—which experts refer to as cold sintering—is much more energy-efficient and also enables the production of composite materials containing, for example, plastic. Cold-sintering ceramics takes less time than a pizza The technique is also of interest with a view to a future CO 2 -neutral society. Specifically, the carbonate nanoparticles could conceivably be produced using CO 2 captured from the atmosphere or from waste gases from thermal power stations. In this scenario, the captured CO 2 is allowed to react with a suitable rock in powder form to produce carbonate, which could then be used to manufacture ceramics at room temperature.
The Economic Times
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"Clearly there's going to be a deregulatory effort in the energy area and I think we're going to see more emphasis on oil and gas," David Rubenstein said.
BBC Parliament
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The inevitable impact of this clauses that companies large and small who might have spent many years of a great deal of money and energy and effort and innovation building up their business could find themselves barred from operating in the event they lose the franchise contest. They could see their operations in the particular town or city disappear overnight, leaving them with buses, staff, depots and equipment they cannot use.
Copyblogger
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a cheat in this sense. So are all those detectives in novels who just can't seem to follow the rules. Bad cheats are the ones who undermine the social rules we value. Liars, thieves, betrayers of trust. Cheats bring massive energy to a story. When we find out that someone is breaking the rules, we're almost compelled to find out more ... and to figure out if this is a brave visionary or a dangerous crook. Schwarzenegger's reputation as a trickster started with the documentary Pumping Iron, which showed him cleverly tricking his opponents into sabotaging themselves. His 2003 run for Governor of California revolved around breaking the business as usual political norms that voters found boring and unsatisfying. Whether he was a good or a bad cheat in that context depended on your politics but he did manage to win the governorship for two terms.
Daily Express - Weird
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AS UFO claims go it has been one of the most bizarre - black cubes bigger than planets found in NASA images of the Sun, that some conspiracy theorists claim are monster alien craft draining solar energy.
Electronics Weekly
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Phys.Org
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BBC One London
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St George's Hospital in Tooting is one of the leading places for paediatric surgery in the country. Surgical staff had never operated before on a baby who was that premature and so young. Her skin and her tissues were very jelly-like. If you hold them she would start to bleed. The whole team working on this, a great team of about ten people, focusing their energy on this tiny little baby.