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Biofuels Cut Into Oil Demand

LONDON, Nov. 8 (UPI) — Energy efficiency and new technology are expected to lead to a sea change in the international oil use, a consultant said. A report from industrial consultant company Ricardo Strategic Consulting concluded that oil demand in 2035 is expected to be 3 percent less than global 2010 levels of 87.4 million […]

Iran Wants To Export Nuclear Technology

TEHRAN, Nov. 8 (UPI) — Iran has made significant advances in nuclear technology that have paved the way for possible exports, an Iranian atomic energy official said. Fereidoun Abbasi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said his country has made gains in nuclear energy that would make it possible to export technology. “We are in […]

Study: Fear A Factor In Stock Decisions

BERKELY, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) — Investors fearful about their stocks project that fear onto others which then leads them to sell stocks earlier than they might otherwise, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business say the scared investor’s early decision to sell stocks happens through “social projection” […]

Peacekeepers For Natural Resources?

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 7 (UPI) — Peacekeepers working for the United Nations have a role to play in protecting the environment and natural resources, the U.N. secretary-general said. “Given their critical role in supporting countries emerging from conflict, United Nations peacekeeping operations are well-placed to positively influence how the environment is protected and natural resources […]

China Plans Switch To Energy-Saving Lights

BEIJING, Nov. 7 (UPI) — China will phase out incandescent light bulbs, a government official said. Beginning next October, under a three-step plan, imports and sales of incandescent bulbs 100 watts and higher will be prohibited. That will be followed by an additional ban on imports and sales of such bulbs 60 watts and above […]

Researchers: Old Helmets Were Just As Good

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 7 (UPI) — Old-fashioned “leatherhead” football helmets protect as well as and sometimes better than the current models, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, Case Reserve Western University and West Virginia’s United Hospital Center said they were surprised by the findings from impact tests on both types of helmets. Modern […]

Asteroid To Fly Close To Earth

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) — U.S. scientists say they will be keeping a close watch on an asteroid that will come within 201,700 miles of the earth Tuesday afternoon. NASA said scientists with the agency’s Deep Space Network at Goldstone, Calif., and the Arecibo Plantetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico will be tracking asteroid […]

Giant Solar Flare Detected

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) — A giant sunspot that erupted last week has been ranked as one of the largest solar flares seen in years, U.S. scientists said. NASA said a powerful solar flare that erupted Thursday on the sun’s surface has been classified as a powerful X1.9 flare. The flare triggered some disruption […]

New Camera Can ‘See’ Pollution

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 2 (UPI) — A new sensor records thousands of colors, many invisible to the eye, and detects environmental hazards and contaminants in real time, Israeli researchers say. The human eye sees only three bands of light — red, green and blue — but researchers at Tel Aviv University say their “hyperspectral” […]

Subpoena For Solyndra Documents Coming

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) — Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said they would subpoena the White House for documents related to bankrupt solar company Solyndra. Republican House members said the bankruptcy of Solyndra, recipient of a $535 million federal loan guarantee, was likely the “tip of the iceberg” of problems tied to U.S. […]

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