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July 24, 2016
SOLAR DAILY
World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed
Cairo (AFP) July 16, 2016
The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter. The Solar Impulse 2 had been scheduled to leave Cairo for Abu Dhabi. "I'm sick. Stomach upset. I prefer to postpone the take-off @solarimpulse. I cannot go flying for 48 hours in that shape. Sorry," Bertrand Piccard wrote on Twitter. The aircraft had arrived in Cairo on Wednesday after a two-day flight from Spain, finishing the 3,745 kilomet ... read more

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Unearthing the true cost of fossil fuels and the true value of photovoltaics
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New milestone in printed photovoltaic technology
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Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world. ... more


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New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis
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Flipping crystals improves solarcell performance
In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice University have ... more
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
24/7 News Coverage
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Soil researchers quantify an underappreciated factor in carbon release to the atmosphere

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Discovery could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells
Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hi ... 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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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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Saved by the sun
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IRON AND ICE

Rosetta finale set for 30 September
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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
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Eating air, making fuel
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Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris
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Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce
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Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis
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US, Canada and Mexico pledge to boost clean energy
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza: army

N.Korea threats spark South Korea arms sales: study

UN envoy warns N. Korea 'miscalculation' could trigger conflict

'Defeated' IS still poses danger in Iraq

IS battle may be won, but Iraq faces major challenges

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate victory over IS





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