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Yeast Coaxed To Make Morphine

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:23
Genetically manipulated yeast can produce morphine, which could help get around the problems with poppy crops, which include climate, disease and war. Karen Hopkin reports. nbsp;br/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=TOvD1oPGFDg:GnL3jtf7nVw:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

App IDs Other Battery Eater Apps

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:08
More than a million volunteer users of the smarthphone app Carat have helped researchers identify those apps that really suck battery power in both the Android operating system and iOS. Larry...br/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=LeF66lWR1fY:RioIFXRUGkw:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

Quantum Bits Compressed for the First Time

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:40
Physicists have now shown how to encode three quantum bits, the kind of data that might be used in the computers of tomorrow, using just two photonsbr/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=FVx2auunLMo:fkmlB4CieXc:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

Launching Our 2014 Fundraiser!

Naked Capitalism - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:56
Welcome to our 2014 fundraiser, the fourth in our eight-year history. Your donations are an important vote of confidence in our work. They tell us that you value Naked Capitalism as a place where we work together to expose the power dynamics that are radically reshaping our economy and society. And on a practical level, your contributions are critical to helping us steadily improve our content and your site experience. We ask you to join us once again.

A Quick Tour of Naked Capitalism’s New Features

Naked Capitalism - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:55
Improvements to navigation, and improvements to the general commenting experience.

Media Promotes SEP Certification and DOE eGuide to Help Facilities Reduce Energy Use and Costs

U.S. Dept. of Energy News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:31
div class=dateSeptember 29, 2014/diva href=/eere/amo/articles/media-promotes-sep-certification-and-doe-eguide-help-facilities-reduce-energy-use class=title-linkspanMedia Promotes SEP Certification and DOE eGuide to Help Facilities Reduce Energy Use and Costs/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pChemical Engineering Progress, a print publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, described the benefits of managing energy with ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) in its September 2014 edition. In particular, the article highlights the DOE eGuide—a free online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance for implementing ISO 50001—as a key resource to help facilities achieve ISO 50001 and SEP certification./p /div/div/div

New York To Spend $23 Million for Solar Panels on 24 Schools

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:26
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/9/29/feature-0-1412019226845.jpg" /pNew York City will spend $23 million to install solar-paneled roofs on 24 public schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said./p

Why Local Energy Ownership Matters

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:53
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/9/29/feature-0-1412001562777.png" /pSolar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local! Why does ownership of renewable energy matter? Because the number of jobs and economic returns for communities are substantially higher when electricity generation from wind and sun can be captured by local hands. This economic self-interest motivates rap/p

2:00PM Water Cooler 9/29/14

Naked Capitalism - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:48
Today's Water Cooler: Hong Kong protests, new fracking studies, stats release, and fun podcasts, including the history of the Roman Empire.

SNL Issues a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

U.S. Dept. of Energy News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:41
div class=dateSeptember 29, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/snl-issues-request-quotation-hydrogen-station-test-device class=title-linkspanSNL Issues a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pSandia National Laboratories (SNL) has issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication./p /div/div/div

What Are the Most Dangerous Threats to Air Quality?

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:30
Smog and soot top the list, even though there are remedies for bothbr/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=dh_0xVISy-Y:8yOJkTVgYx0:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

Lots or Little Sleep Linked to Sick Days

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:00
Absence from work due to illness increased dramatically for those who slept less than 6 hours or more than 9 hours per night. Christie Nicholson reports. nbsp;br/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=fF8dfLkYOxU:jF_fuEouRP4:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

Xcel Powers Up Texas-Oklahoma Line Slated To Help Export Wind Power

American Wind Power News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:57
Xcel Energy has announced that the TUCO-to-Woodward transmission project, built between the company's TUCO substation in Texas and the Oklahoma state line, has been energized. [...]

Know the Jargon: “Human Shield Effect”

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:30
Animals arenrsquo;t as vigilant for predators when they know humans are aroundbr/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GO-5HSmqIzQ:wzrss1GpLD8:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign

American Wind Power News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:59
Large companies, including IKEA, Hamp;M, Mars and Nestle, recently joined a group of non-governmental organizations and clean energy stakeholders to launch a multi-year initiative to [...]

Houston Park Continues To Embrace Wind Power

American Wind Power News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:59
Discovery Green, a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy, has renewed its commitment [...]

Leaking CO2 Fails to Cause Marine Catastrophe

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:30
Carbon dioxide that escapes from storage underneath the seafloor is not likely to harm the environment, based on a recent experimentbr/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=-QwQ5Mxp36I:WMOsLdeblG4:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

DNV GL Pledges To Help Slash Offshore Wind Costs By 25%

American Wind Power News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:52
DNV GL has released a new manifesto and committed to 14 pledges that the company says have the potential to cut the cost of offshore [...]

AMSC Secures Three New D-VAR Contracts

American Wind Power News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:35
Massachusetts-based AMSC has announced three new D-VAR STATCOM contracts in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. According to the company, its D-VAR solutions provide dynamic [...]

New Solar Cells Use Perovskite to Turn Water into Energy

Scientific American - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:00
The material, replacing silicon, splits water into hydrogen and oxygen efficiently and inexpensivelybr/ br/ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:l6gmwiTKsz0"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?i=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:ZC7T4KBF6Nw"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:I9og5sOYxJI"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=I9og5sOYxJI" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?a=GtIMhDL9qEE:-bhOU8EN_QM:QXVau8BzmBE"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ScientificAmerican-Global?d=QXVau8BzmBE" border="0"/img/a /div

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