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Japan produces silicone prosthetics for patients in need 24.8.2016 New Kerala: Health News
Tokyo, Aug.24 : Located in the mountainous Shimane Prefecture, Nakamura Brace provides high quality prosthetics and orthotics for those in need.
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China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy 24.8.2016 Washington Post: World
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.
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China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy 24.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BEIJING (AP) — On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. The Hualong One, developed by two state-owned companies, is one multibillion-dollar facet of the Communist Party’s […]
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Daily Briefing, Aug. 24 24.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The layoffs, expected to begin in October, will come in customer service, sales, legal operations, recruiting, engineering and information technology. CEO Lyndon Rive and his brother, Chief Technology Officer Peter Rive, have asked to have their annual salaries reduced to $1 from $275,000 as part of the cost-cutting plans. The bands, made in China and distributed in Happy Meals, have caused dozens of children to develop skin irritations.The bands featured a digital screen that tracked a child’s movement and included motion-activated lights. The FBI is investigating a cyberattack on reporters of the New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible. CNN first reported the violation, which comes as federal authorities investigate a breach of the Democratic National Committee that has been attributed to Russian intelligence agencies.
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Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds 24.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds
Tesla Motors announced today that the new Model S P100D model will hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, thanks to a bigger, 100-kWh battery. The post Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds appeared first on WIRED.
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Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction 23.8.2016 Washington Post
Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction
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Camp shines light on solar energy for kids 22.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new day camp in Minneapolis this summer is introducing kids to solar energy. About a dozen kids participated in this year's pilot program, which was held at a church in north Minneapolis where a community solar array will be installed later this year.
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Olympics closing ceremony calls an end to 'Games in the middle of reality' 22.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Dark clouds hovered over Maracana Stadium at dusk, with a sudden wind tugging at flags and whipping the Olympic flame. Then a drenching rain began to fall.
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Argentina's Mapuche Community Stands Up to Benetton in Struggle for Ancestral Lands 21.8.2016 Truthout.com
Last year, the Mapuche community of Lof Cushamen decided to move back onto their ancestral land and bring it back into "balance and harmony." And despite violent intimidation, they are united in their resistance against Benetton, the land's current "owner." Residents of Lof Cushaman hold a banner calling for an end to police repression, persecution, harassment and freedom for their traditional leader Facundo Huala. (Photo: Lof Cushaman en Resistencia.) Stories like this can only be published because of readers like you. Show your support for independent journalism by making a small tax-deductible donation today! "They are afraid more people and more communities are going to rise up, because we have shown others what is possible," said Mirta Curruhuinca, a Mapuche woman from the Indigenous area of Lof Cushamen in Argentina. "And if more people rise up and recover their lands, there will be no way to stop them." The Mapuche have begun to reshape history by moving back onto the Patagonian land in the Chubut ...
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China's high-speed train maker launches operation in India 20.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, Aug 20 : China CRRC Corporation Ltd., the country's largest high-speed train maker, announced on Saturday that its first joint venture plant in India has started operations.
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Letter: Rocky Mountain Power moves ahead on solar power 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kudos to Ryan Evans, president of the Utah Solar Energy Association, for his Aug. 7 Tribune column highlighting the significant rise of Utah’s burgeoning solar energy industry. We thank him for praising the successful solar energy efforts at Rio Tinto Stadium — and how “utility scale solar projects” are benefiting Utah’s economy. Rocky Mountain Power proudly partnered with Rio Tinto for its solar project. Also, more than 47,000 Blue Sky customers have helped create more than 100 community-benef...
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Origin Energy starting Australian wind farm? 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Origin Energy Ltd., the Australian energy producer and retailer, plans to start the sale of an Australian wind farm project after gauging interest from potential buyers, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Sydney-based company will ask next week for expressions of interest for its planned Stockyard Hill project west of Melbourne, one of the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Chinese companies including Golden Concord Holdings Ltd., China Guodian Cor...
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Solar array will power low-income homes 20.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is under way to build a new solar array in Steamboat Springs that will benefit low-income residents. Yampa Valley Electric Association is building the array with support from GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to attend the ribbon cutting event Sept. 16. The solar array is being built at the YVEA headquarters on Elk River Road in Steamboat. With 30 arrays, the facility is planned as a 148-kilowatt system to be placed on .185 acres. By comparison, YVEA's solar array in Craig is 577 kilowatts. The project has received approval from the city's planning department. Four other electric associations are participating in the low-income solar array program. Collectively, they will be able to produce 579 kilowatts, and GRID hopes it will provide power for 150 homes. The Colorado Energy Office awarded GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. YVEA General Manager Diane Johnson has ...
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Developers, projects knocking on national park gates 20.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Author Jacques Leslie rightly calls attention to the threat massive energy projects pose to America’s national parks.

 

( “An assault on our national parks,” Opinion, Aug. 14)

Historic sites on public lands across the country are threatened by large-scale, shortsighted projects...

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Architectural features make it easier for buildings to battle sun 19.8.2016 Washington Post
Architectural features make it easier for buildings to battle sun
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EPA watchdog says government fails to study ethanol’s impact 19.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse, the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general said Thursday. The conclusion in the new audit confirmed findings of an […]
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Fast-moving wildfire burning above Santa Barbara; evacuations ordered 19.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Live updates: New fast-moving fire burning near Santa Barbara as Blue Cut fire continues to threaten mountain communities Aug. 18, 2016, 4:51 p.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, caused power outages and subjected residents to repeated evacuation orders. Here are some of the fires...
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Construction finishes on the 1st US offshore wind farm 19.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Construction on the nation’s first offshore wind farm has finished. Deepwater Wind built a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski tweeted a photo of the five turbines on Thursday. He says the wind farm is now fully constructed. The final blade for the fifth […]
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WIRED Book Club: Too Like the Lightning Is Scandalizing (and Cannibalizing) Us 19.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
WIRED Book Club: Too Like the Lightning Is Scandalizing (and Cannibalizing) Us
Does this book need an index? Is Mycroft a monster? What's up with J.E.D.D.? Join us for our second sensayer session on Ada Palmer's Too Like the Lightning. The post WIRED Book Club: Too Like the Lightning Is Scandalizing (and Cannibalizing) Us appeared first on WIRED.
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15 Freeway reopens as firefighters continue to battle Blue Cut fire in the Cajon Pass 18.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Caltrans reopened the 15 Freeway through the Cajon Pass on Thursday while more than 1,500 firefighters continued to battle an explosive wildfire that threatens the remote communities of Wrightwood and Lytle Creek.

The aggressive fire grew to 31,689 acres Thursday morning, up from 25,626 acres Wednesday...

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