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Global boom in hydropower expected this decade

An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Ford CEO: We tore apart a Tesla. We could build one like it.

Ford CEO Mark Fields says Ford has torn apart and rebuilt a Tesla Model S ľ and that the company is considering building a similar long-range, high-performance electric car. Ford's current model, ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from The Christian Science Monitor

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US official: Auto safety agency under review

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the U.S. agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Evaluating powerful batteries for modular grid energy storage

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower's GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia's Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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iPad Air 2 Teardown Exposes Lower Capacity Battery And Gobs Of Glue

If a part goes bad in your PC, you whip off the side panel door, yank out the defective component, and replace it with a working one. But should something inside your tablet give up the ghost, ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from HotHardware

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U.S. government grants five open Ebola waste permits

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued five "non-site-specific" special permits to companies for handling waste related to the Ebola virus that has killed one patient in the United ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from FOXNews

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UK wind power share shows record rise

The United Kingdom wind power production has been enjoying an upward trajectory, and on Tuesday wind power achieved a significant energy production milestone, reported Brooks Hays for UPI. High ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Boeing opens cooking-oil-to-biofuel plant in China

Two years ago, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner became the first biofuel-powered aircraft to cross the Pacific Ocean. It was actually running on a biofuel/regular jet fuel mix, with the biofuel derived ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Developing a sustainable living may require urban agriculture

Imagine living in an inner city and buying your vegetables and fruit just moments after they've been harvested. Imagine waking up to the rustic sound of a cock crowing. Imagine your household ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Kenya Opens World's Largest Single Turbine Geothermal Plant

Kenya has announced the launcháthe world's largest single turbine geothermal power plant, which will add 140 Megawatts (MW) to the country's national electricity grid. The project will bring ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from ZME Science

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