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California farms, vineyards in peril from warming

(http://www.latimes.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
California's farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act to slow the advance of global warming, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday. More>>>
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Energy

Are micro fuel cells coming out of Hype Cycle? ...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
Most new technology platforms must walk up the stages of the 'Hype Cycle', and confront our tendency to overestimate short-term change, but underestimate the long term potential. Fuel cells are this decade's poster child for failing to meet exp... More>>>
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San Francisco to Get Bike-Sharing Pilot Program...

(http://www.treehugger.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
While visiting Paris, a city with a quite successful bike-sharing program, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom announced that his city would get a bike-sharing pilot program in 2009. More>>>
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New Carbon Graphene Nanomaterial Properties

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
Researchers at the University of Manchester, U.K., have made a new material that could prove useful for hydrogen storage and future carbon-based integrated circuits. More>>>
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Physicists discover surprising variation in sup...

(http://www.nanowerk.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
Via Nanowerk: MIT physicists have discovered that several high-temperature superconductors display patchwork quilt-like variations at the atomic scale, a surprising finding that could help scientists understand a new class of unconventional materi... More>>>
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Energy

Largest Solar Program in US to Kick Start Green...

(http://www.treehugger.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is spearheading a plan to expand citywide solar production and create jobs. Weak article. Great project. More>>>
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Energy

Show Us the Money: Financing Thin-film PV Projects

(http://www.renewableenergyworld...) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
"People always assumed that if the technology worked and the team was good, that the rest was just engineering...and so far, that has never proven to be the case." More>>>
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Nanoparticles Taught to Swim

(http://www.nsf.gov) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 8 years ago
Ayusman Sen, head of the Department of Chemistry at Penn State University, makes tiny, metallic objects do something extraordinary--he makes them swim. More>>>
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Energy

Quantum Sphere files patent for cheaper 'forwar...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
We should be paying closer attention to California-based QuantumSphere and its approach to the future of energy.  QuantumSphere understands the disruptive potential in performance of materials when you design catalysts at the nanoscale. T... More>>>
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Smart Grid Infrastructure Startups to Watch in ...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
What might be at the top of the list as the 'Next Big Thing' for the energy sector?   Creating a 'Smart Grid' (Guide) for Electricity that is more resilient, responsive and efficient. 2009 should be a significant year for investing in the... More>>>
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The environmental impact of Google searches

(http://technology.timesonline.c...) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 8 years ago
Physicist Alex Wissner-Gross says that performing two Google searches uses up as much energy as boiling the kettle for a cup of tea More>>>
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Carbon nanotube 'ink' for thinner, lighter tran...

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
Scientists at Cornell and DuPont have invented a method of preparing carbon nanotubes for suspension in a semiconducting "ink," which can then be printed into such thin, flexible electronics as transistors and photovoltaic materials. More>>>
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