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Assuring Solar Modules Will Last for Decades

April 22, 2015 12:22 pm | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is co-leading an international push to assure the reliability of solar panels — an assurance demanded by customers, manufacturers, lenders, and utilities ...

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Next-Gen Airborne Laboratory for Earth Launched

April 22, 2015 12:15 pm | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

Carnegie Science announces the launch of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory-3 (CAO-3), the most scientifically advanced aircraft-based mapping and data analytics system in civil aviation today. "The future of ecosystem research takes off ...

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Putting a New Spin on Computing Memory

April 22, 2015 12:10 pm | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits into place to encode data ...

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Vehicle Cost, Lack of Consumer Information Hinder Plug-In EV Purchases

April 22, 2015 12:02 pm | by National Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research ...

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Guidelines for PV Manufacturer Quality Assurance

April 22, 2015 11:58 am | by DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an updated proposal that will establish an international quality standard for photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. The document is intended for ...

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DoD Awards $43M for Night Targeting Systems Work

April 22, 2015 11:52 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense gave out various work contracts on Tuesday, highlighted by a $43 million award to Kollsman Incorporated for the purpose of upgrading Night Targeting Systems ...

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'Holey' Graphene for Energy Storage

April 22, 2015 11:45 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The research, published recently online in the ...

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Cloud Security Reaches Silicon

April 22, 2015 11:32 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In the last 10 years, computer security researchers have shown that malicious hackers don't need to see your data in order to steal your data. From the pattern in which your computer accesses its memory banks, adversaries can infer a ...

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Desert Plant Could Bolster World's Rubber Supply

April 22, 2015 11:24 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Tropical plantations in Southeast Asia have supplied most of the essential, natural rubber for truck, car and airplane tires for the past century. Now the tire industry and others say they're finally overcoming long-standing challenges ...

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4 Ways Mars One Can Attract Women to Its Mission

April 22, 2015 10:34 am | by Vincent Hyman, Mars One Volunteer | Blogs | Comments

As a world-wide, nongovernmental venture, Mars One seeks to involve people from around the world in the settlement of Mars. But since women are usually underrepresented in space activities ...

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What’s Next for the Internet of Things?

April 22, 2015 10:32 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Both corporate and government adoption of Internet of Things technologies will be some of the driving forces behind a dramatic increase in the IoT economy by 2020, according to a report by visiongain ...

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Feds: Firm Dropped Part for Nuclear Plant, Covered It Up

April 22, 2015 10:19 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

While moving a large component, the load swung violently, dropped several feet and hit the floor because it was improperly secured, according to an NRC summary published in ...

Nissan Launches Production of Redesigned Maxima Sedan

April 22, 2015 10:16 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan on Tuesday launched the production of a redesigned version of its Maxima that the Japanese automaker hopes will revive struggling sales for its flagship sedan ...

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Ford Unveils New Taurus Influenced by China

April 22, 2015 10:12 am | News | Comments

The Taurus, Ford Motor Co.'s first full-size sedan in China, is part of what CEO Mark Fields says is a multiyear effort to expand the U.S. automaker's range of offerings in the country ...

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Volvo Truck Maker Names New CEO from Rival Scania

April 22, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swedish truck maker AB Volvo has tapped Martin Lundstedt, the top boss at rival Scania AB, to become the new chief executive and group president later this year. Group chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg says ...

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