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July 06, 2016
IRON AND ICE
Rosetta Finale Set for 30 September
Paris (ESA) Jul 06, 2016
Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September. The mission is coming to an end as a result of the spacecraft's ever-increasing distance from the Sun and Earth. It is heading out towards the orbit of Jupiter, resulting in significantly reduced solar power to operate the craft and its instruments, and a reduction in bandwidth available to downlink scientific data. Combined with an ageing spacecraft and payload that have endured the harsh e ... read more

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Solar nano-grids light up homes and businesses in Kenya
Villagers in Lemolo B and Echareria in Nakuru County, Kenya, are waking up today to a new future as new solar nano-grids installed over the last two weeks allows them to switch on lights and operate ... more
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Saved by the sun
A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation - a solar powered oxygen delivery system - is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for children s ... more
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Scientists explain unusual and effective features in perovskite
Perovskite is a material with an almost ideal structure. The majority of high-temperature superconductors are perovskite-based due to their non-ideal structure. The material can also be used to prod ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Rosetta finale set for 30 September
Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September. The mission is coming to an end as a result of the spacecraft's ever-increasing distance f ... more


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'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals
With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) reproduced the epidermal cells of r ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy


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Eating air, making fuel
All life on the planet relies, in one way or another, on a process called carbon fixation: the ability of plants, algae and certain bacteria to "pump" carbon dioxide (CO2) from the environment, add ... more
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Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris
While some criticize the Paris climate target as impracticable, a team of scholars argues that it is - on the contrary - a triumph of realism. First, and most importantly, adhering to the Paris targ ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

When physics gives evolution a leg up by breaking one

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs

SOLAR DAILY

Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce
As more coal-fired power plants are retired, industry workers are left without many options. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though. In a new study published in Energy Economics, research ... more
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Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis
Chemists from the Universities of Basel and Zurich in Switzerland have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial pha ... more
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US, Canada and Mexico pledge to boost clean energy
The United States, Canada and Mexico will promise on Wednesday to generate half their overall electricity from clean energy by 2025, the White House said. ... more
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Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil
Scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bendy solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart ... more
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Solar cells for greener and safer energies
Nowadays, our world is in search of cleaner energy sources to power our increasing industrial and economical needs. Solar energy is becoming an alternative source to fossil fuels, however, due to th ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date

SOLAR DAILY

Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs
Beamreach Solar has announced the introduction of Sprint, its new lightweight photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system for flat commercial roofs. Sprint's light weight allows it to be installed on nearl ... more
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Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry
In recent years, an ongoing drought has caused a severe power crisis in Zambia. The new analysis "Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector" from the Deutsche Gesel ... more
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Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to be shut down
An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with gree ... more
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Imec demonstrates bifacial solar cells with near 100% bifaciality
Imec, the world-leading nano-electronics research center and partner in Energyville, will present at this week's Intersolar Europe/EU PVSEC a highly efficient bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell fea ... more
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Solar plane completes first-ever Atlantic flight
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first "magical" solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane. ... more

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Solar PV Recycling Offers Significant Untapped Business Opportunity
The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream in the years ahead, accord ... more
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Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence
The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot said Wednesday as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program





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Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

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Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

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New, flexible solar cells just 1 micrometer thick

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In Israeli desert, world's highest solar tower looks to future

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OPDE builds three community solar farms in UK with a total capacity of 15 MW

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New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed

JAPAN PRESS NEWORK

Japanese Solar Market Shifts to Cost Saving

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World Bank finds cash moving to renewables

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Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals

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Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in New York after Statue of Liberty fly-by

Cheap gas, coal won't hobble renewables: energy report

Perovskite solar cells surpass 20 percent efficiency

Clean Energy Collective Expands Massachusetts Community Solar Portfolio

New tool could help investors pick the clean energy project right for them

New inventions from ASU researchers may lead to cheaper solar power



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