News tagged with energy states

US greenhouse gases back up after decline

US emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change rose in 2010, ending a brief downward turn as the world's largest economy gradually recovers from recession, official data showed Monday.

Apr 16, 2012
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US and Spain discuss cleanup of nuclear radiation

The United States is offering technical assistance to Spain to clean up land contaminated by radiation from undetonated nuclear bombs that accidentally fell on the area in 1966, the US State Department announced ...

Feb 05, 2012
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New material for thermonuclear fusion reactors

Scientists at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Oxford University and the University of Michigan have joined efforts to develop new materials for thermonuclear fusion reactors. Their research focuses on characterization ...

Jan 09, 2012
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Chu: New materials could be transformative

In a talk rich with historical examples, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu made a strong case Wednesday that the right policies — and concerted efforts by the nation’s engineers and scientists — could once ...

Dec 02, 2011
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New record for measurement of atomic lifetime

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have measured the lifetime of an extremely stable energy level of magnesium atoms with great precision. Magnesium atoms are used in research with ultra-precise atomic ...

Sep 07, 2011
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Screens set to go green

Fitting the screens of electronic devices, such as televisions and smartphones, with a new display technology called 'organic light-emitting diodes' (OLEDs) will reduce their energy consumption, but such screens ...

Aug 22, 2011
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New device exposes explosive vapors

Decades after the bullets have stopped flying, wars can leave behind a lingering danger: landmines that maim civilians and render land unusable for agriculture. Minefields are a humanitarian disaster throughout the world, ...

Aug 15, 2011
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