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‘ET Comes Home’ for NASA fuel tank’s ride to LA site

Eddye Chapman takes a picture of herself as the space shuttle Endeavour’s external fuel tank ET-94 makes its way to the California Science Center in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonMore LOS ANGELES (Reuters) … Continue reading

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‘ET Comes Home’ for NASA fuel tank in street ride to LA museum

A paddle boarder makes his way to the water as the space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 arrives by barge for its eventual placement at the California Science Center in Marina del Rey, California, U.S., May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Gene BlevinsMore LOS … Continue reading

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Greek Wind Power Industry Remains Strong Despite Debt Crisis

Wind power is blowing back against a fifth year of contracting Greek credit as banks keep funding renewable energy projects that deliver secure cash flows. Greek banks are preparing to finance as much as 1.3 GW of new wind power … Continue reading

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Argentina Auction Seeks to Spur $2 Billion in Clean-Power Spending

Argentina set rules for its first planned auction for renewable energy, an event that’s expected to spur as much as 1 GW of new capacity led by wind and solar farms. The auction may drive as much as $2 billion … Continue reading

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Ormat Signs $36 Million in Contracts for Te Ahi O Maui Geothermal Project

Ormat Technologies on May 19 said it has secured contracts worth $36 million for work at Eastland Group’s Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project in New Zealand. According to the company, the contracts cover supply, engineering, procurement and construction for … Continue reading

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The Big Question Day 1: What Opportunities Exist for Technology Transfer from Offshore Oil and Gas to the Offshore Wind Industry?

According to the American Oil and Gas Historical Society, the U.S. offshore oil and natural gas industry began in the Pacific Ocean more than 100 years ago. The organization said that it wasn’t until 1947 that a company attempted to … Continue reading

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How Iceland’s Energy Start-ups and Innovations Make it a Developer’s Dream Location

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Iceland?” Nordic? Cold climates? Glaciers? Those more familiar with the country might even add green or lush, but what about innovative, renewable or stable? Iceland has a uniquely stable power … Continue reading

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Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter Returned to Italy

The Plannck Columbus letter was found bound in a book at the U.S. Library of Congress. It was printed by Stephan Plannck.More He sailed the ocean blue in 1492, and on his journey home in 1493, Christopher Columbus wrote of … Continue reading

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Stranded, Rarely Seen Beaked Whale Has Strange Fang

The beaked whale was found washed up on Waitpinga beach in southern Australia.More A dead whale that washed up on a southern Australia beach has something peculiar in its mouth: a sharp and pointy fang, say the researchers who examined … Continue reading

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Developers look to widen repertoire of Pepper, Japan’s laughing robot

Board Director of Product Division for SoftBank Robotics Kazutaka Hasumi (R) performs with SoftBank’s emotion-reading robot Pepper during a demonstration with the robot, to show its compatibility with Google’s Android software, at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, May 19, … Continue reading

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