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Antipsychotic Drugs Often Given to Intellectually Disabled in Absence of Mental Illness

Scientific American - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:00
A study confirms the widespread use of drugs to control disruptive and aggressive behavior

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Most Adults' "Heart Age" Exceeds Their Actual Age

Scientific American - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:32
Three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted "heart age" that is older than they are, putting them at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes

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Nuclear Executive Leadership Training, Class of 2015

U.S. Dept. of Energy News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:53
September 2, 2015Nuclear Executive Leadership Training, Class of 2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments, National Training Center (NTC) conducted its 15th annual Nuclear Executive Leadership Training (NELT) on August 17-22, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Southern Power Acquires 300 MW Desert Stateline From First Solar

Solar Industry News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:41
Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the 300 MW Desert Stateline solar power facility in California from First Solar Inc., which will retain [...]

SolarCity Creates New Fund To Finance $400 Million In Solar Projects

Solar Industry News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:38
SolarCity Corp. has created a new fund with a large financial institution to finance $400 million in solar projects. The funds cover the capital cost [...]

Hanwha Q Cells Closes Financing For Two Solar Projects Totaling 45.2 MW In The U.K.

Solar Industry News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:35
Hanwha Q Cells has closed financing on two solar power plants in Cambridgeshire, England, totaling 45.2 MW in capacity. Financing for the operation of the [...]

Bird Cries Wolf to Deceive Predator 40 Times Its Size

Scientific American - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:00
The brown thornbill scares away its attacker by pretending an even bigger bird is nearby

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What Einstein Really Thought about Quantum Mechanics

Scientific American - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:00
Einstein's assertion that God does not play dice with the universe has been misinterpreted

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Northern Exposure: Alaska Increases Utility- And Distributed-Scale Installed Capacity

American Wind Power News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:41
Net wind-electricity generation in Alaska has increased every year since 2012, as utilities and independent power producers are diversifying their electricity portfolio by adding wind [...]

Road Noise Takes a Toll on Migrating Birds

Scientific American - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:30
Researchers built a "phantom road" through wilderness using tree-mounted speakers to play traffic sounds, and witnessed a decline in bird fitness and diversity. Christopher Intagliata...

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Duke Energy Gets 50% Stake In Mesquite Creek, With Mars Inc. As Off-Taker

American Wind Power News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:29
Duke Energy Renewables has acquired a 50% stake in Mesquite Creek Wind, a 211 MW wind power project near Lamesa, Texas, through its joint venture [...]

Joint IEA-NEA Report Details Plunging Costs Of Producing Electricity From Renewables

American Wind Power News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:26
The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar has been falling for several years. Now, a new report from the [...]

Hydro-Quebec, Eversource Energy Partner To Solve New England's Energy Challenges

American Wind Power News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:04
Hydro-Quebec and Eversource Energy are working together to address New England's energy challenges. The two companies are working together to build the Northern Pass Transmission [...]

Vestas Obtains 33 MW Order In Sweden

American Wind Power News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:57
Allianz Capital Partners has placed an order with Vestas for the Mombyasen project in Sweden. The order takes Vestas' firm order intake on the V126-3.3 [...]

Climate Change Could Alter Key Ocean Bacteria

Scientific American - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:32
Climate change could put a type of oceanic bacteria into evolutionary overdrive in a way that could pose a threat to its long-term survivability and its important role in the food chain

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WGL Energy Completes Solar Project For Atwater, Calif.

Solar Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:07
WGL Energy and Conergy have completed a municipal solar energy system for the City of Atwater, Calif. Developed by Conergy and owned by WGL Energy, [...]

Conergy Awarded 60 MW In Brazil Competitive Auctions

Solar Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:51
Miami-based Conergy has secured 60 MW of solar power development projects for itself in Brazil's national auction. Conergy's two projects, which will receive 20-year power [...]

Primordial Sea Beast Resembled Ancient Greek Warship

Scientific American - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:50
One of the earliest big predators to prowl Earth's primordial waters was a sea scorpion nearly 1.7 meters long

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Colorado Solar Advocates Commend PUC Decision On Net Metering

Solar Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:21
Colorado solar leaders applauded the decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to leave its net-metering policy unchanged, calling it a "fair outcome" for [...]

"Gray Swan" Hurricanes Pose Future Storm Surge Threat

Scientific American - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:45
Tropical cyclones may cause flooding in yet more places

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