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Indoor solar to power the Internet of Things
Gallium indium phosphide PV cells showed the greatest efficiency under indoor light, converting nearly 40% of the light energy into electricity.

Washington DC (SPX) Nov 10, 2023
From Wi-Fi-connected home security systems to smart toilets, the so-called Internet of Things brings personalization and convenience to devices that help run homes. But with that comes tangled elect ... more
 
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Rights group sounds alarm on UAE's hosting of climate talks
London (AFP) Nov 9, 2023
Human Rights Watch has expressed deep concern over the UAE hosting upcoming United Nations climate talks, saying the country's rights record and surveillance apparatus create a "chilling effect" for activists.
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Top French court overturns ban on radical climate group
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2023
France's top administrative court on Thursday struck down a government ban on an activist climate group that clashed with police in a battle that left two people in a coma.
FROTH AND BUBBLE
South Africa deploys military to tackle illegal mining
Johannesburg (AFP) Nov 9, 2023
South Africa is to deploy 3,300 military personnel to tackle illegal mining, President Cyril Ramaphosa's office said on Thursday.
CLIMATE SCIENCE
ESA and European Commission to unite on climate action from space
Paris (ESA) Nov 09, 2023
ESA and the European Commission are joining forces to accelerate the use of Earth-observing satellites and the information they provide to address the pressing challenge of climate change. Thi

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CLIMATE SCIENCE
Rights group sounds alarm on UAE's hosting of climate talks
London (AFP) Nov 9, 2023
Human Rights Watch has expressed deep concern over the UAE hosting upcoming United Nations climate talks, saying the country's rights record and surveillance apparatus create a "chilling effect" for activists.
TECH SPACE
'Call of Duty', the stalwart video game veteran, turns 20
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 8, 2023
James Spratt recalls dashing home from school as a teenager to band together online with friends to do battle in "Call of Duty", the global video game juggernaut that never gets old.
CARBON WORLDS
Going Beyond the Challenge for New and Continued Success
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2023
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate connects the public to the agency's missions and explores creative possibilities for addressing the agency's research and technology development needs thr
SOLAR DAILY
Solestial receives NASA SBIR Ignite contracts for next generation solar array
Tempe AZ (SPX) Nov 08, 2023
Solestial, Inc. has been awarded $849,954 for a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research ("SBIR") contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA"). The winning proposal ti
 
ENERGY NEWS
Canada to miss 2030 climate target: audit
Ottawa (AFP) Nov 7, 2023
Canada will miss its 2030 target for cutting carbon emissions unless it quickly steps up efforts, concluded an audit released Tuesday by the environment commissioner.
WIND DAILY
Interior Secretary Haaland announces 15 clean energy projects in the West
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 7, 2023
The Interior Department has announced 15 new renewable energy projects across the West, including major investments in solar and battery storage projects, power transmission lines and geothermal energy development.
ENERGY NEWS
Corporations fall short on implementing green agendas: report
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2023
Corporations are increasingly committed to green agendas, but a new report on Tuesday reveals that only one in 20 of over a thousand publicly listed companies have a detailed strategy for how they will reach their greenhouse gas targets.
EARLY EARTH
Ancient 450-million-year-old organism finds new life in Softbotics
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Nov 07, 2023
Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with paleontologists from Spain and Poland, used fossil evidence to engineer a soft robotic re

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Battle looms over renewed plastic treaty negotiations


Nairobi (AFP) Nov 10, 2023
Representatives from 175 nations meet in Nairobi from Monday to negotiate for the first time what concrete measures should be included in a binding global treaty to end plastic pollution. ... more
 
TRADE WARS
US China policy chief meets Beijing's top borders official
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2023
The top US official on China policy has held "constructive and candid" talks with the Chinese borders chief in Beijing, the State Department said Friday.
SINO DAILY
China investigates former top bank official for suspected corruption
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2023
A top official at one of China's biggest state-owned banks is under investigation for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party announced Saturday.
ENERGY TECH
Urban Heat Island effect extends below ground to water sources
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Nov 03, 2023
Urban centers are experiencing a significant but often overlooked phenomenon that impacts the local groundwater temperatures: the warmth emanating from underground car parks. Recent investigations h
ROBO SPACE
Science in Space: Robotic Helpers
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2023
Crew time is a valuable resource on the International Space Station and its value only increases for future space missions. One way to make the most of crew time is using robotic technology either t

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