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Escape From A Black Hole? Not In This Universe

By definition, black holes are objects that have so much matter concentrated in a single point that nothing — not even light — can escape from within a certain region of space around them. This was a feature of Newtonian gravity; it’s a feature of Einstein’s General Relativity; and when we have a …

Google Fiber proves it's serious about fast internet with a new leader

Worried that Google Fiber would just be a momentary fascination for the folks in Mountain View? Don't be. Google has confirmed to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that it recently hired Dennis Kish, one of Qualcomm's bigger senior vice presidents, to lead its gigabit internet efforts. While it's not clear …

Industry voice: how UK energy policy is holding business back

The UK’s industrial heritage is written into the fabric of the nation: from the chimney stacks of tin mines dotted across Cornwall, to the soot-stained buildings of the Black Country, down to the words Sheffield Steel stamped into diners’ cutlery. But today’s industrial businesses are under threat …

Europe drafts emergency energy plan with eye on Russia gas shut-down | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter, a source told Reuters, as it braces for a possible halt in Russian gas as a result of the Ukraine crisis.<p>European flags are hung …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

Protestors Hold Candlelight Vigil For Hawaii's Solar Industry

As the sun set over downtown Honolulu on Monday, mourners gathered for an intimate candlelight vigil. The group -- concerned residents mingled with members of Hawaii's Sierra Club -- sang songs and passed around a "Get Well Soon" card as a single solar panel lay on a stretcher, "hooked up" to life …

Twenty-Two Percent of the World's Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

"In 2013, renewable power capacity expanded at its fastest pace to date."<p>Last year saw the biggest worldwide boom in renewable energy yet. Across the globe, wind turbines and solar panels were rolled out and set up at a more rapid clip than ever before.<p>"In 2013, renewable power capacity expanded at …

Atlantis Announces Funding For the World's Largest Tidal Energy Project in Scotland

The world’s largest tidal energy project just took a big step forward as Atlantis Resources announced it has finalized an $83 million funding package …

Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as …

FERC pressed on grid cybersecurity ahead of Senate vote – Alleged Russian hacker’s father offers $50,000 for proof CIA abducted his son

<i>With help from David Perera, Tal Kopan and Darius Dixon</i><p><b>FERC PRESSED ON GRID CYBERSECURITY AHEAD OF SENATE VOTE</b> — A New Hampshire nonprofit is urging leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to secure last-minute commitments from two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees …

Bell Labs sets world record broadband speed, hits 10 Gbps using telephone wires

These days, telephone lines are associated with antiquated tech. Who has a hard line phone, outside of mom, your aunt, or grandma, right?<p>Phooey to …

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Russia's gas deal with China underlines the risks to Europe's energy security

The gas deal announced last week saw agreement between Russia and China after 10 years of negotiation. The implications of Russia's turn eastward to seek a new energy partner should raise concerns in Europe over its own gas supply and wider energy security.<p>Gazprom's share of Europe's gas market …

What Death Spiral? Home Renewables Can't Replace Utilities Yet: Exelon CEO

It’s been a year of dire warnings for utilities as rooftop solar has begun to compete with the traditional electricity system, but it’s too early to start digging the grave for utilities, the CEO of Exelon Corp. said this afternoon at an appearance in Washington D.C.<p>“At this point in all of the …

Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria

Once it's created, plastic (almost) never dies. While in 12th grade Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao went in search of a new bacteria to biodegrade …

Scientists May Have Decoded One of the Secrets to Superconductors

The microscopic structure of high-temperature superconductors has long puzzled scientists seeking to harness their virtually limitless technological …