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Teleported Laser Pulses? Quantum Teleportation Approaches Sci-Fi Level

Crewmembers aboard the starship Enterprise on the iconic TV series “Star Trek” could “beam up” from planets to starships, making travel between great distances look easy. While these capabilities are clearly fictional, researchers have now performed “quantum teleportation” of laser … Continue reading

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Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors to Boost Renewable Energy

Nearly two years after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations, Cuba’s communist government is turning to foreign investors to boost renewable energy as it faces cutbacks in cheap oil imports from Venezuela. The government formed by … Continue reading

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Bill Nye to CNN: US Offshore Oil and Gas Companies Should Pursue Offshore Wind

In an interview with CNN, TV and radio personality Bill Nye “The Science Guy” responded to the devastating flooding in Louisiana this August by urging offshore oil and gas companies to use their equipment and expertise to build out the … Continue reading

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Wind Power Lifting Rig Builders Past Oil’s Downturn

Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has for decades built hulking platforms to extract oil and natural gas from the seabed. With the collapse of offshore drilling, the company has turned to helping harvest another energy resource: wind. Gulf Island built all … Continue reading

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How Will New Solar Companies Fare in the Next Five Years?

One of the studies we might like to see is the turnover rate for new solar installation companies. Exactly how well can new solar contractors expect to do in today’s solar marketplace? When I first entered the solar market in … Continue reading

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SpaceX blast investigation suggests breach in oxygen tank's helium system

By Irene Klotz DALLAS (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket that burst into flames on its launch pad early this month likely suffered a large breach in its upper-stage helium tank, the company said on Friday. SpaceX, owned and operated by … Continue reading

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Listen Up: Presidential Energy Politics

We’re in the midst of a bizarre presidential election. And a global energy transition driven by both economics and climate change. So where do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand with their plans for our energy future? Fortunately, the platforms … Continue reading

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Associating Colors with Letters: Clues to Synesthesia

People with an unusual condition called synesthesia, which makes them experience a “mixing” of their senses, may automatically form stronger mental links between the sound of a word and the image that word conjures up in their mind, according to … Continue reading

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A Look at Holiday Weight Gain in 3 Countries

Holiday weight gain isn’t unique to the United States: A new analysis finds that people in Germany and Japan also pack on pounds during festive seasons. But unlike Americans, who gain a lot of weight during Thanksgiving, people in other … Continue reading

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Eggo Waffle Recall: How To Find Listeria

Kellogg announced on Monday that it is recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles due to possible contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. However, no one has been sickened by the waffles at this point, according to … Continue reading

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