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Australians see future in solar batteries, poll finds.

As the debate rages over how to bring rein in rising energy prices, and ensure a reliable power grid, a snapshot of 2,000 households shows the majority of people see solar batteries as the key to cheaper and more reliable energy.

- ABC News - AU

Non-teaching staff seek hike in salaries.

Karnataka State Universities Non-Teaching Employees Federation members on Thursday submitted a memorandum to 6th Pay Commission chairman M Srinivas Murthy requesting him to fix their salaries on a par with that of Central government employees.Correct the disparityMurthy asked them to meet the commission with valid documents ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Astonishing time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells set.

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency.

- ScienceDaily - US

Solar power not a magic bullet but options increasing.

Davis Canning says his power bills have dropped by $100 or $150 a month since he decided to switch to solar power for his house.

- Stuff - NZ

Review: Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the phone Note 7 users have been waiting for.

We interrupt the iPhone mania of late to remind you there are other flagship phones on the market, including the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

- PhysOrg - NL

Exploring 'Perseverance Valley' During Winter.

Pasadena CA Sep 21, 2017 Opportunity is continuing the winter exploration of "Perseverance Valley" on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Winter is constraining the available energy, so the project has to rover hop from one energy-favorable "lily pad" to the next. (These lily pads are locations where the terrain is tilted ...

- - US

Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You.

The artificial intelligence speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. Today you can choose between Amazon Echo and Google Home. Harman Kardon's Invoke is coming this fall. By the end of the year, Apple's HomePod will be competing in the market, and Samsung has indicated it will join the fray as well. With all ...

- E-Commerce Times - US

10 quadrillionths of a second to extraction: Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells.

The study, which investigated photovoltaic devices based on a type of materials called perovskites, suggests that these could achieve unprecedented levels of super-efficiency. But to do so, they will need to turn sunlight into electrons and then extract these as electrical charge within just quadrillionths of a second ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Researchers report new technique for de-icing surfaces.

Scientists and engineers have been waging a quiet but determined battle against the build-up of ice on infrastructure. A thin coating of ice on solar panels can wreak havoc with their ability to generate electricity. Thin layers of ice on the vanes of wind turbines can slow their efficiency.

- PhysOrg - NL

Held in Dubai prison for rude finger sign.

A British IT worker says he faces a possible six-month term in a Dubai prison for sticking his middle finger up at another driver during a road row. Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, 23, made the rude gesture as he made his way to the airport in a hire car after a holiday in the Gulf state with his wife in February. When he returned to ...

- - MT

China pushing to dominate solar power market.

China, blighted by pollution, is looking to dominate the high-end of a major growth market: solar power.

- Cape Times - SA

Want energy storage? Here are 22,000 sites for pumped hydro across Australia

The race is on for storage solutions that can help provide secure, reliable electricity supply as more renewables enter Australia's electricity grid. With the support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency , we have identified 22,000 potential pumped hydro energy storage sites across all states and territories of ...

- The Conversation - UK

How Trump could undermine the US solar boom

Tumbling prices for solar energy have helped stoke demand among U.S. homeowners, businesses and utilities for electricity powered by the sun. But that could soon change. President Donald Trump – whose proposed 2018 budget would slash support for alternative energy – may get a new opportunity to undermine the solar power ...

- The Conversation - UK

Peter Powers live

Eden Cinemas is broadcasting a live performance by British hypnotist Peter Powers tomorrow and on Saturday. He has been described as the Ali G of stage hypnosis' by The Sun and the UK's naughtiest hypnothist' by The Express. Powers is the star of four successful TV series – The Power of One, Celebrity Superpowers, Street ...

- - MT

This is what transforms Google into a true Apple competitor

With Android, Google has already won the mobile war... at least, when it comes to software. Android is the world's most popular mobile operating system and is installed on 64.76 percent of phones and tablets worldwide, twice the size of iOS, according to NetMarketShare. Google's next mission is way more challenging, though, ...

- Mashable! - US

Google set to buy stake in smartphone-maker HTC

Tech giant seeks to bolster its challenge to market leaders including Apple and Samsung

- GulfNews - AE

Internet giants gear up for Singles Day shopping

INTERNET giants are gearing up for the Singles Day shopping spree in November, and service providers in the logistics sector are beefing up efforts to ensure smooth delivery of goods following the world's largest online shopping festival. China Express Association expects the total number of packages in the week following ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Scientists make atoms-thick 'Post-It notes' for solar cells and circuits

A new study describes an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to make thin, uniform layers of these materials, which could expand capabilities for devices from solar cells to cell phones.

- ScienceDaily - US

'Shut down website trolling Shah'

A delegation of BJP leaders on Wednesday lodged a complaint with Bengaluru city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar, urging him to take action against the handlers of a website who are hosting defamatory content against their party president Amit Shah.In the complaint, BJP general secretary C T Ravi and spokespersons Go ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Photo: Panda Solar Power Plant Datong, by Antti Lipponen

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- China Digital Times - CN

Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

Over the past half-century, scientists have shaved silicon films down to just a wisp of atoms in pursuit of smaller, faster electronics. For the next set of breakthroughs, though, they'll need novel ways to build even tinier and more powerful devices.

- PhysOrg - NL

GFG Alliance buys renewable firm to power its Australian steel business

British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance has snapped up a majority stake in Australian renewable energy firm Zen Energy as it looks to increase electricity supply for its Arrium steel business. GFG agreed to buy a 50.1 per cent stake in Zen, which has focused on solar power and battery storage for homes and small ...

- City AM - UK

Meeting of tender commission to select independent member of Naftogaz supervisory council cancelled

A meeting of the tender commission to select an independent member of the supervisory board of Naftogaz Ukrainy, scheduled for Sept. 20, did not take place due to a lack of quorum, supervisory board member Andriy Boitsun has said. “The meeting of the nomination committee, scheduled for today, has been postponed due to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $20 Million in Eco-Grants

From lion recovery and mangrove restoration to the defense of indigenous rights and better access to affordable solar energy, the actor announced the grants ahead of his appearance at a climate change conference at Yale University.

- Breitbart - US

Speculation that Google's buying HTC just rocketed after this market update

Trading of shares in smartphone maker HTC will be halted pending an announcement, fuelling speculation of a sale. The Taiwanese tech company has been exploring its options, according to recent reports, as it loses ground against giants Apple and Samsung as well as China upstarts like Xiaomi and Oppo. A notice to the ...

- City AM - UK

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Co's training session cancelled for second successive day at Eden Gardens

India's outdoor practice session had to be cancelled for the second successive day before rain made way for bright sunshine over the Eden Gardens, raising hopes of a full game in the second ODI against Australia at Kolkata on Thursday. The post India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Co's training session cancelled for second ...

- Firstpost - IN

Screening Room: Machines

Members Screening Room 17 Oct 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Rahul Jain, Director, Machines Further speakers to follow.  Chatham House, London Register Register India is one of the world's major emerging powers. It has seen unprecedented economic growth alongside large-scale ...

- Chatham House - UK

Solar antics

The sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.

- PhysOrg - NL

Two divers' bodies recovered in reservoir in China

Two missing divers’ bodies were found in a reservoir in northern China on Tuesday, Chinese media reported. Xu Haiyan and Sun Hao are believed to have been killed by someone using an electrical device to stun and catch fish in the water. The pair went missing earlier this month when they went diving at the reservoir in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Georgia Power unveils renewable energy program for large customers

Georgia Power Co. launched a voluntary renewable energy program Tuesday aimed at the Atlanta-based utility's commercial and industrial customers. Under the Renewable Energy Development Initiative , participating customers will receive hourly credits matching actual production as well as solar renewable energy credits from ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

SMX East early bird rates expire Saturday. Register now!

The sun is about to set on SMX East early bird rates! Join thousands of search marketers and learn the latest SEO and SEM tactics at SMX East, October 24-26 in New York City. Act now for big savings. Here's what's in store: 58 sessions, keynotes and clinics featuring proven, actionable tactics on... Please visit Search ...

- Search Engine Land - US

Fuel from waste and electricity?

Technologies that allow the preservation of scarce fossil resources will pave the way towards resource security. The two main factors that contribute to a sustainable future industry are the source of electric energy and the carbon feedstock. First, the electrical power production based on renewable resources, such as wind ...

- ENN - US

Hong Sung-heon to Coach in MLB

Retired baseball player Hong Sung-heon will join Major League Baseball as a coach for the San Diego Padres.Hong, who is currently on the training course as an intern coach for the Padres, said Tuesday that he has been offered the job by the team's general manager A.J. Preller.He has a fair chance to...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Samsung's Global Reputation Takes Heavy Hit

The bribery conviction of Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong and the debacle surrounding the combustible Galaxy Note 7 phone have dealt a heavy blow to the electronics giant's global reputation. Samsung Electronics plummeted from 20th place in 2016 to 89th this year in an annual corporate social responsibi...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Solar antics

The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.

- ESA - FR

More than 120 birds dead at Suncor-owned Canada oil sands mine

CALGARY, Alberta - More than 120 birds in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta were killed after getting caught in a pond of oil sands byproducts operated by the country's largest producer, Suncor Energy Inc, the local regulator said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Hong Sung-heon to Coach in MLB

Retired baseball player Hong Sung-heon will join Major League Baseball as a coach for the San Diego Padres. Hong, who is currently on the training course as an intern coach for the Padres, said Tuesday that he has been offered the job by the team's general manager A.J. Preller. He has a fair chance ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Revealed!! How AMERI Deal Sunk VRA

The controversial AMERI Power deal is costing the country a whopping $11.5 million a month, workers of the Volta River Authority have said. As a result, the Authority has incurred a debt of $218 million for the past 18 months the John Mahama administration signed the deal in January in 2016. And with the deal said ...

- ModernGhana - GH

How Crowdfunding Site Patreon Is Helping Artists Build Media Empires

Creative types can already make tens of thousands of dollars a month on Patreon. Now the site is giving them even more power to build their businesses. In the spring of 2013, musician Jack Conte was frustrated with the challenge of supporting himself as a creative person in the internet age. Conte, who performs both solo ...

- Fast Company - US

Nanosat fleet proposed for voyage to 300 asteroids

A fleet of tiny spacecraft could visit over 300 asteroids in just over three years, according to a mission study. The Asteroid Touring Nanosat Fleet concept comprises 50 spacecraft propelled by innovative electric solar wind sails and equipped with instruments to take images and collect spectroscopic data on the composition ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Total Steps Up Renewables Drive With EREN, GreenFlex Deals

Total steps up its expansion into renewables with investments in solar and wind energy producer EREN RE and energy efficiency firm GreenFlex.

- - US

Little Johnny and New Charley feature in conversation between Aloysius and Palisena

At the onset of the today’s proceedings, Deputy Solicitor General Milinda Gunatilleka played a new Voice recording, in which PTL CEO Kasun Palisena and Arjun Aloysius were part of.

- - LK

Tunduru health centres get solar power

For a long time most areas in Tunduru District, Mtwara Region, have been accessing poor maternal and child health care that contribute to increased infant deaths.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Apple's decision to add wireless charging reveals a huge weakness with all current Apple products

One of the most important features on the new iPhones is called wireless charging. What that means is that instead of plugging your iPhone 8, you can place it on a charging pad. It looks like this: Apple This has lots of people asking: Why is wireless charging a big deal? Palm and Android smartphones have had wireless ...

- Business Insider - US

Splashdown! Crashing into Martian mud

Paris Sep 19, 2017 An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. Impacts of comets and asteroids have shaped the surfaces of rocky planets and moons over the Solar System's 4.6 billion year history, and can reveal environmental conditions at the time ...

- - US

Sunshine state bans solar power: Florida's Hurricane Irma victims furious at electric company

Residents without electricity told it's illegal to use solar power.

- - UK

NY attorney general presses TransUnion, Experian for details

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives at TransUnion and ...

- SFGate - US

Chinese solar panel manufacturer claims a quarter of India's market

Chinese renewable power company Trina Solar said it now claims a quarter of the market share in India after setting a milestone for shipments.

- UPI - US

New York's AG is going after other credit monitoring companies after the Equifax hack

AP Photo ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives at the two ...

- Business Insider - US

Tory disunity over Brexit "could hand power to Jeremy Cobyn's Labour Party"

Lord Hague has become the latest senior Conservative to intervene within the party about how the UK should manage its withdrawal from the European Union. Writing in the Daly Telegraph, the former foreign secretary warned that disunity over Brexit could hand power to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.

- MercoPress - FK