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ESA space telescope with CU-Boulder connection looks back to early galaxies

December 30, 2009 11:30 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Colorado at Boulder ) An instrument package developed in part by the University of Colorado at Boulder for the $2.2 billion orbiting Herschel Space Observatory launched in May by the European Space Agency has provided one of the most detailed views yet of space up to...

Jackson, Cronkite among arts world deaths in 2009

December 30, 2009 11:13 am | by POLLY ANDERSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

It was only a rehearsal, and he was twice the age of the dancers accompanying him. But the video doesn't lie: Michael Jackson was looking ahead to a smash opening in London - and giving it his all.And then he was gone.With his thrilling music and dance, enigmatic personality and worldwide reach,...

Planet Earth online 2009 - our favourites

December 30, 2009 9:30 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

This year we brought to you about 250 environmental research news -- here are some of our favourite stories of 2009, in no particular order.


Google Nexus One Said To Cost $530 Unlocked

December 30, 2009 8:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The HTC handset, expected to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next week, may represent a unified platform for the Google Android smartphone.

Boralex adds 47 MW wind power capacity in France

December 30, 2009 6:31 am | by Reuters | Comments

(Reuters) - Canadian power producer Boralex Inc said it had, along with its European partner Cube Infrastructure Fund, acquired three wind farms in France to add 47 MW of capacity for about C$115 million.

UAE to sell nuclear power

December 30, 2009 6:31 am | by Reuters | Comments

DUBAI (Reuters) - A $40 billion deal by the United Arab Emirates to acquire nuclear reactors puts it ahead in a drive to meet fast growing power needs among its Gulf neighbors, while also allowing it to export more of its oil.

South Korea to launch emissions scheme in January

December 30, 2009 6:31 am | by Reuters | Comments

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will launch a pilot carbon emissions trading scheme from January after the environment ministry received applications from 641 public and private organizations, the ministry said on Wednesday.

French government rushes to revive carbon tax

December 30, 2009 6:31 am | by Reuters | Comments

PARIS (Reuters) - French ministers scrambled on Wednesday to rescue a carbon tax aimed at cutting energy consumption, which was annulled by the Constitutional Court just 48 hours before it was due to come into force.


Nokia: Most Apple Products Violate Patents

December 30, 2009 6:31 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

An International Trade Association complaint claims all of Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe Nokia patents.

Indonesia to relax forest protection on key projects

December 30, 2009 6:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will allow some infrastructure projects deemed in the public interest such as toll roads and geothermal energy plants to operate in protected forests, the chief economics minister said on Wednesday.

Australian bushfires destroys almost 40 homes

December 30, 2009 6:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major bushfire in the west Australian outback has destroyed almost 40 homes, officials said on Wednesday, as firefighters end a third month of fighting bushfires across the country.

FDA Warns Public of Continued Extortion Scam by FDA Impersonators

December 30, 2009 6:27 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as FDA special agents and other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scam.

Born in beauty: Proplyds in the Orion Nebula

December 30, 2009 6:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A collection of 30 never-before-released images of embryonic planetary systems in the Orion Nebula are the highlight of the longest single Hubble Space Telescope project ever dedicated to the topic of star and planet formation. Also known as proplyds, or protoplanetary discs, these modest...

Vestas gets 48 MW wind turbine order from Spain

December 30, 2009 6:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Vestas, the world's biggest manufacturer of wind turbines, said on Wednesday it won an order for 24 turbines for the Andalusia region in Spain.

California's renewable pipeline hits nearly 70 GW

December 30, 2009 6:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Renewable energy projects proposed in California total nearly 70 gigawatts, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday, a large pipeline that could help the state meet its renewable energy goals.


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