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    Data visualization allowing you to quickly and easily see what impact countries, technologies and sectors may have on carbon dioxide emissions in the decades to come. Also visualize energy impact across the transport, industry and buildings sectors, highlighting the different fuels (from oil to biofuels), sectors (from petrochemicals to residential) and end uses (from water heating to lighting) that will be affected in the years ahead.
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    In this report, the Federal Trade Commission discusses the results of an in-depth study of nine major data brokers. Their behavior in the market and the concern for privacy of the massive amount of publicly available consumer data is of main discussion in this document. Additional topics mentioned include: data acquisition, development of products, types of products, data quality, consumer controls, as well as finding and recommendations about regulation of the data broker industry.
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    International Energy Agency Publication about the present and future of electric vehicles globally until 2020.
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    EBOV is shed in a wide variety of bodily fluids during the acute period of illness but that the risk of transmission from fomites in an isolation ward and from convalescent patients is low when currently recommended infection control guidelines for the viral hemorrhagic fevers are followed. The finding of EBOV in breast milk raises the possibility of direct mother-to-child transmission. Zaire EBOV has been detected in the semen of convalescent patients by virus isolation (82 days) and RT-PCR (91 days) after disease onset.
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    This report details a progression of M2M cellular communications from 3% to 10% of entire global mobile market by 2020. An estimated 1 billion M2M cellular device connections will exist by 2020.
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    Research out of Harvard detailing paper based testing for Ebola. Potential commercially available cell-free systems are freeze dried onto paper, enabling the inexpensive, sterile, and abiotic distribution of synthetic-biology-based technologies for the clinic, global health, industry, research, and education.
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    Pathogens that have a high degree of transmissibility and/or a high degree of severity, the quarantine time should be greater than for agents with lower transmissibility and/or severity. The purpose of this paper is not to estimate where the balancing point should be, but to suggest a method for determining the balancing point.
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    On the basis of epidemiologic evidence, it has been presumed that Ebola viruses are transmitted by contaminated hands in contact with the mouth or eyes or broken skin or by splashes or sprays of body fluids into these areas. Ebola viruses appear to be capable of initiating infection in a variety of human cell types but the primary portal or portals of entry into susceptible hosts have not been identified.
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    WHO published document requesting EOI (expression of interest) from manufactures of rapid testing devices capable of screening for the Ebola virus disease.
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    Complete analysis of EVD by the numbers in West Africa. The data outlined in this report indicate that without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases of and deaths from EVD are expected to continue increasing from hundreds to thousands per week in the coming months.
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    More than half of U.S. states have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in place and have collectively deployed approximately 46,000 MW of new renewable energy capacity through year-end 2012. This report summarizes existing RPS cost and benefit estimates and examines the various methods used to calculate such estimates.
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    A quick report on Bitcoin. Created by Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, David Andolfatto.
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    Assuming no change in the control measures for this epidemic, by November 2, 2014, the cumulative reported numbers of confirmed and probable cases are predicted to be 5740 in Guinea, 9890 in Liberia, and 5000 in Sierra Leone, exceeding 20,000 in total. Data indicates that without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases of and deaths from EVD are expected to continue increasing from hundreds to thousands per week in the coming months.
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    Quandl is an incredibly easy way to find, use and share numerical data. With the site you can search through millions of datasets and instantly: download, graph, share or access data via API.
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    The Department of Health and Human Services awarded an $8.2 million contract to Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. for research and development of an Ebola vaccine proven 100 percent effective in animal tests, according to the company. Elleen Kane, an HHS spokeswoman, said the contract is for animal studies but did not provide any further details.
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    A throughout report on the global energy mix until 2040. 2030s are outlined as a decade of great change within energy production and usage across the world. Optimistic report, considers energy intensity to be the key driver in inaccuracy of long-term energy projections.
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    This atlas estimates wind energy resource for the United States and its territories and indicates general areas where a high wind resource may exist. This information is valuable to wind energy developers and potential wind energy users because it allows them to choose a general area of estimated high wind resource for more detailed examination.
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    The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities. About 96 per cent of the 1,400 households surveyed in a recent UNICEF study reported some discriminatory attitude toward people with suspected or confirmed Ebola. About 76 per cent said they would not welcome an Ebola survivor back into their community.
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    Many of the health needs in less developed countries do not attract attention among developed country researchers who produce the vast majority of global health knowledge—including clinical trials—in response to their own local needs. This raises concern about the amount of knowledge relevant to poor populations deficient in their own research infrastructure.
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    This paper provides: (i) the most comprehensive estimates of energy subsidies currently available for 176 countries; and (ii) an analysis of "how to do" energy subsidy reform, drawing on insights from 22 country case studies undertaken by IMF staff and analyses carried out by other institutions. On a "pre-tax" basis, subsidies for petroleum products, electricity, natural gas, and coal reached $480 billion in 2011 (0.7 percent of global GDP or 2 percent of total government revenues). Removing these subsidies could lead to a 13 percent decline in CO2 emissions and generate positive spillover effects by reducing global energy demand.
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    Analysis of Nordhaus' work, a modeling framework that set several industry standard components for carbon tax analysis. From this work many have drawn the conclusion that an efficient global emissions abatement policy comprises modest and modestly increasing controls. On the contrary, this report provides an initial illustration that, if the analysis is extended to take more strongly into account three essential elements of the climate problem – the endogeneity of growth, the convexity of damages, and climate risk – optimal policy comprises strong controls.
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    5.3% share of global power generation met by renewables. Global nuclear output grew by 0.9%, the first increase since 2010. China recorded the largest incremental growth in renewables, followed by the US, while growth in Europe’s leading players – Germany, Spain and Italy – was below average.
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    Global investment in financial technology (‘fintech’) ventures has more than tripled during the last five years – from under $930 million in 2008 to more than $2.97 billion in 2013. Given the dramatic changes occurring in financial services, driven by new technology, regulations, consumer behavior, and the need for cost reduction, this global trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
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    This is a link to the EMC Digital Universe study. With research and analysis by IDC (International Data Corporation), this is the only study to quantify and forecast the amount of data produced around the world annually. The 2014 report projects the growth of the digital universe through 2020.
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    This website shows the creation of GitHub repositories to understand the change in usage of programming languages over the past five years.
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    Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2013 is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the region. The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe. The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their renewable energy industry. The report is built using data and information sourced from industry associations, government websites and statutory bodies. The information is also sourced through other secondary research sources such as industry and trade magazines.
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    The band between microwave and infrared offers a wide-open frontier, and a unique collection of talent at Rice University is eager to explore. Potential benefits include much faster cellphone networks as well as sensors and detectors that may revolutionize medical imaging, security screening and manufacturing quality control.
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    This report by the examines how well the current U.S. regulatory system for genetically engineered products will handle the near-term introduction of organisms engineered using synthetic biology. The focus was on organisms grown directly in the environment, outside of a contained facility.
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    Many hospitals the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha — one of four facilities in the country with biocontainment units equipped to isolate patients with dangerous infectious diseases — have long had more stringent guidelines than the C.D.C.
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    Volumetric energy capacity of the batteries tested in this study are 62%-435% more effective than lithium air batteries depending upon the materials used. These molten air batteries use air, a molten electrolyte, are quasi-reversible (rechargeable), have the capability for multiple electrons stored per molecule, and have the highest intrinsic electric energy storage capacities. This study introduces the principles of a new class of high-energy batteries and their fundamental chemistry is demonstrated.
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    An agreement signed in Seoul today is a milestone in the global race to develop 5G mobile technologies. The European Commission and South Korea's Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) have agreed to work towards a global definition of 5G and to cooperate in 5G research. They also agreed on the need for harmonized radio spectrum to ensure global interoperability and on the preparation of global standards for 5G.
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    This article details the challenge of subsidies in mature wireless markets around the globe—especially the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. Subsidy budgets have grown as operators are forced to increase subsidies and swallow rising wholesale prices of iconic devices. These high sales acquisition costs are dragging down earnings, the solution provided uses discount installment billing which has shown a 3 to 5 percent increase of earnings in some companies.
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    The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes: key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising, emerging positive efficiency trends in education and healthcare, data behind the rapid growth in sensors, data mining tools, pattern recognition, context on the evolution of online video, observations about online innovation in China.
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    MSPs are very hard to build. There are three main obstacles that trip up most MSP candidates: 1. The chicken-and-egg problem inherent in launching an MSP business 2. Resistance from key potential MSP constituents, who do not want to be beholden to a new and powerful MSP 3. The sheer complexity of running an MSP business with conflicting interests to satisfy.
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    The SEIA/GTM U.S. Solar Market Insight Report is a regularly cited source each quarter by over 200 top national media, regional news outlets, solar trade press, bloggers and U.S. government agencies. Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to proliferate, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the U.S., exceeded only by natural gas. And the cost to install solar fell throughout the year, with average system prices ending the year 15% below the mark set at the end of 2012.
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    IEEE Computer Society journals, magazines, and conferences are continually at the forefront of current technology trends. This web page details what the IEEE sees as the top ten technology trends for this year.
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    Gartner has compiled its annual list of the top 10 strategic technology trends that have the potential to disrupt individuals, businesses and IT organizations. This year's list highlights the disruptive impact of the Nexus of Forces: mobile, social, cloud and information.
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    This document is a concise summary of published information on the current science about human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus. It is developed for use by healthcare personnel and public health professionals to use.
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    EBA report detailing the risks of virtual currencies. Overall assessment dictates major risks for involvement in virtual currencies for EU based financial institutions in consideration of the potential benefits offered: lower transaction cost and fast transaction times.
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    5G wireless will support 1000-fold gains in capacity, connections for 100 billion+ devices, and a 10Gb/s individual capacity with low latency and response time. Deployment of these networks will emerge between 2020 and 2030.
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    This report reviews the challenge of developing markets when it comes to handsets and data plans. Roughly 95 percent of consumers use prepaid, no-contract phone plans on low-cost phones. Yet growth in mobile data traffic is expected to grow substantially in many emerging markets such as Brazil, Thailand, and India due to younger more educated users flooding the market. With significant growth potential in these markets, expansion plans might consist of one of two strategies: branding, or data upsell and monetization
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    This article identifies survey results showing a significant downtrend for European telecommunications revenues and EBITDA year over year, with emerging markets seeing solid revenue growth on average. The survey of IT performance of European operators finds spending up for the first time in years. It also states that telcos are becoming innovation spenders—focusing on investments that facilitate the development of new products, better experiences, and deeper customer relationships
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    This report details the work of Columbia researchers who were able to retrain human GI cells to make insulin in response to physiological circumstances by deactivating the cells’ FOXO1 gene. The key will be finding a drug that can inhibit FOXO1 in the gastrointestinal cells of people.
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    This report indicates the possibility to triple the viable preservation duration of current organ transportation methods. Long-term human organ preservation utilizing subzero nonfreezing preservation and extracorporeal machine perfusion of nutrients allowed transplantation of rat livers preserved for up to four days.
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    This publication contains the outcomes from the WSIS+10 High Level Event, an extended version of the WSIS Forum. This Event, held in Geneva 10-13 June 2014, resulted in the WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes and WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015. The ITU coordinated WSIS+10 High Level Event took place in close collaboration with all UN Agencies under their respective mandates.
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    This is the eighth annual edition of the Canadian Energy Research Institute’s (CERI) oil sands supply cost and development projects update report. Similar to past editions of the report, several scenarios for oil sands developments are explored. In addition, given the assumptions for the current cost structure, an outlook for future supply costs will be provided.
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    Global private financial wealth grew by 14.6 percent in 2013 to reach a total of $152.0 trillion. The rise was stronger than in 2012, when global wealth grew by 8.7 percent. The key drivers, for the second consecutive year, were the performance of equity markets and the creation of new wealth in RDEs.
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    The paper examines the transformational impact that technology is having on banking, and how it is re-shaping customer expectations. It asserts that banking has become a digital business and the successful banks of the future will exploit technology to better meet evolving customer needs.
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    From Software-defined networking to Big Data and IPv6. This report by TechRepublic lists 10 tech topics geared towards leaders in the IT sphere. TechRepublic helps IT decision-makers identify technologies and strategies to empower workers and streamline business processes.
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    Innovative companies are mining connections on key social networking sites, maintaining your organization’s reputation online, and watching how their own talent is interacting online. They are also leveraging social media to create talent communities that engage passive candidates and promote their brand.
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    Ebola eZYSCREEN test was validated in September and October 2014 at the Laboratory of Microbiological high security P4 Jean Mérieux Lyon (Inserm) on the strain of Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The latest assessment and qualification of field testing should be performed and will be immediately followed by a phase of industrialization and put into production by the French company VEDALAB, a European leader in rapid tests.
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    Document details test conducted last year indicating working microwave thruster would radically cut the cost of satellites and space stations and extend their working life, drive deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in weeks rather than months.
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    This article details Bain & Company studying churn in telecommunications and media companies, finding they lose between 2% and 2.5% of their customers every month. The reason why is because customers have reached their breaking point with said companies for a variety of reasons and choose to "cut the cord" with their provider.
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    This report is composed of a number of best practice reports on different aspects of cybersecurity. These include (1) a guide for the establishment of a national cybersecurity management system; (2) best practices for the creation of public-private partnerships in support of cybersecurity goals and objectives; (3) building a national computer security incident management capability; (4) managing a national CIRT with critical success factors; and (5) best practices for Internet Service Provider (ISP) network protection.
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    Provided they can be protected from pathogens, these genetically engineered pigs could be a valuable resource as models for human patients with analogous immunodeficiencies and for testing the safety and regenerative capacity of grafts derived from iPS cells.
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    In this study, effects of the recess ratio and momentum flux ratio on the spray patterns of gas-centered swirl coaxial (GCSC) injectors have been experimentally investigated through cold flow tests in a high pressure chamber, in which the liquid fuel and gaseous oxidizer are simulated by water and gaseous nitrogen, respectively. By elevating the chamber pressure, the cold flow test conditions are adjusted to match the ratios of momentum flux,density, and velocity between the gas and liquid flows to those of the actual hot-firing conditions. The results showed that the spray patterns change drastically from a wide hollow cone to a narrow solid cone as the gas to liquid momentum flux ratio increases.
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    A vision for what is expected for the Brazilian energy matrix based on current governmental actions and future technology is given in this perspective, while maintaining a critical overview on how to achieve optimum results with a balanced economic and environmental approach.
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    The Emory Healthcare Ebola website includes policies, procedures and tools developed within Emory Healthcare to enable physicians and staff to deal safely and effectively with various risk categories of patients who could be or are infected with the Ebola virus.
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    This report by BCG thoroughly details the increase of distributed energy (DE) generation over the past decade. DE accounted for about 21% of all new capacity in the nation between 2010 and 2013.
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    This article aims to bridge the dominant theoretical perspectives, and proposes a unified theoretical framework for research on technological platforms.
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    This report details current examples of sustainable innovation in business models. It acknowledges that innovation often remains piecemeal or incremental, rather than transformational, fundamental and system-wide. The main point achieved in this report is detailing how incremental innovation will become less and less effective in enabling companies, industries and whole economies to adapt and succeed in the future.
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    FDA's page that lists current and terminated Emergency Use Authorizations that make available diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices to diagnose and respond to public health emergencies. Current developments revolve around testing for Ebola virus disease.
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    The test uses a technology called PCR, for polymerase chain reaction. It can detect extraordinarily small traces of genetic material from the Ebola virus. But the catch is, the test is usually used on blood samples. The initial sites of replication are mostly in tissues like spleen or liver.
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    This report details results indicating that nanoscale interfacial engineering could be a promising strategy to tackle the intrinsic problems of lithium metal anodes. This could lead to batteries with higher energy storage density than existing lithium ion batteries.
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    An interactive infographic showing the cumulative installed wind power capacity per country, continent and the world as a whole between 1981-2013.
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    One of the largest-ever European research initiatives, is doubling in size. 66 new partners are being invited to join the consortium following the results of a €9 million competitive call. While most partners are universities and research institutes, the share of companies, mainly SMEs, involved is increasing. The partnership now includes more than 140 organizations from 23 countries.
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    This report shows the benefits of cleaner, more efficient combustion of natural gas are largely offset by methane leakage in U.S. production and pipelines and by methane leaks and energy used in the process of liquefying and transporting the LNG. In the case of shipping LNG from the U.S. gulf coast to Shanghai, the greenhouse gas benefits could in some cases be completely offset by those factors when measured over a 20-year period, the report says.
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    An extensive review of 10 technology trends that have the opportunity to impact organizations across industries, geographies, and sizes over the next 18 to 24 months. The theme of this report is inspiring disruption with the goal to offer CIOs the opportunities to inspire others, create value, and transform "business as usual".
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    In this report, Wells Fargo seeks to provide an introduction to Bitcoin—what it is and how it works—the potential, the problems and the price swings
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    The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive annual assessment of the U.S. offshore wind market. The report will be updated and published annually for a three year period. Figures and tables that will be updated annually are indicated by the symbol ● next to the title, or by the symbol ◒ if the data will be updated only if new information becomes available. The report will provide stakeholders with a reliable and consistent data source addressing entry barriers and U.S. competitiveness in the offshore wind market.
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    A preliminary but broad study of bitcoin. This report highlights key benefits and detractions from the viewpoint of researching looking to provide a long-lasting alternative for low-to-no cost digital transactions.
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    After ten years in orbit, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite has been in orbit sufficiently long to show that people in major U.S. cities are breathing less nitrogen dioxide – a yellow-brown gas that can cause respiratory problems.
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    Overview of United State Postal Service discussion on big data. Topics of discussion revealed that there is no single, unified definition of big data. Three criteria, or “3V’s,” seem to characterize big data: its volume, makeing it difficult to store and process, the velocity at which it is produced, and the variety of data sources, both structured and unstructured, ranging from databases to tweets. All participants agreed that the potential of big data is enormous; but the right business model for postal operators to fully harness the power of big data is still unfolding.
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    This 2014 analysis casts doubt on recent claims that electricity storage will be a game changer, yet confirms its widespread value as a versatile tool. As a flexibility resource, storage can support grid balancing and facilitate access to electricity using renewable energy. However, the significant cost of many technologies for high-power and high-energy applications currently undermines the conceptual flexibility potential of storage compared with competing options.
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    Compared to the Feed-in tariff in China, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) could not only help to change the driving force of renewable energy industry development, but also provide the renewable energy industry with incentives to achieve the governments' planned goal. This paper first compares the features of RPS of the major industrialized countries.
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    In April 2013, Apple committed to distributing as much as $100 billion to shareholders in stock buybacks and cash dividends by the end of calendar 2015. By employing the theory of innovative enterprise to analyze how over the course of its 37-year history Apple became so profitable, we argue that there is no economic justification from a risk-reward perspective for this distribution to Apple's shareholders. Taxpayers and workers have superior claims on these profits.
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    Demand for fuel cell technology is growing rapidly. Fuel cells are being commercialized to provide power to buildings like hospitals and schools, to replace batteries in portable electronic devices, and as replacements for internal combustion engines in vehicles. PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than other types of fuel cell. As a result, over 80% of fuel cells being produced today are PEM cells. This new edition of Dr. Barbir’s groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other resource, covering fundamentals of design, electrochemistry, heat and mass transport, as well as providing the context of system design and applications. Yet it now also provides invaluable information on the latest advances in modeling, diagnostics, materials, and components, along with an updated chapter on the evolving applications areas wherein PEM cells are being deployed.
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    Thorough analysis of the current Ebola epidemic of Western Africa, including 15 countries within the migratory pattern of disease spreading fruit bats.
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    Two state of the art technologies have been developed for External Fuel Tank foam inspections. Results of POD tests have shown Backscatter Radiography and Terahertz imaging detect critical defects with no false positive issue.
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    A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of those states’ average expenditures per year.
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    While an impressive 313 million smarter meters were installed globally by 2013, that number is expected to grow to 1.1 billion by 2022. The abundance of new data is providing utilities with a wealth of new opportunities to draw fresh value out of their deployments in implementing advanced operational analytics that improve grid efficiency and reliability while decreasing operational costs.
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    The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial vessels from scratch. Now a team from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood vessels using a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique.
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    GrabCAD is leading the Open Engineering movement, helping engineers get products to market faster by enabling truly collaborative product development.
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    To better understand the employment opportunities and other potential regional economic impacts from offshore wind development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research that focuses on four regions of the country. The studies use multiple scenarios with various local job and domestic manufacturing content assumptions.
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    This report details the technologic solutions to counter the three main drivers for hesitation with nuclear power generation. (1) The negative impact of an accident in a nuclear power plant for the human beings and for the environment. (2) The possible military uses of certain nuclear installations used for the generation of electricity. (3) The nuclear waste generated by nuclear power plants.
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    Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published in July 2014 by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
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    This is the latest in Ernst & Young Global Limited's ongoing series of periodic reports designed to pinpoint the most critical risk issues in the telecommunications sector, analyze the industry’s evolving responses, and highlight elements of emerging best practices in addressing these risks. EY Global does not claim this list of risks is comprehensive, and it only provides a generalized snapshots of known risks.
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    For the first time in the world in a patient skull a total replacement. The 23-hour operation was successfully performed, led by neurosurgeon Dr. Bon Verweij of UMC Utrecht. Using 3D printing technology, a customized plastic skull was successfully implanted in a 22-year-old woman.
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    This paper explores the recent adoption of nuclear power in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and contrasts it with the recent decision to phase-out nuclear power in Germany and Switzerland. Assuming that all of these countries desire some semblance of energy security, while simultaneously seeking to reduce their carbon emissions, this paper asks: why do some states see nuclear as a necessary tool while others strongly object to its continued use? The debate surrounding nuclear power is often framed as an either/or debate that fails to seriously discuss the trade-offs of adopting or abandoning the technology. This paper argues that an informed debate about the benefits of nuclear power is needed to overcome the perceived risks of using the technology.
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    As part of its climate strategy, the EU aims at increasing the share of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E) in overall electricity generation. Attaining this target poses a considerable challenge as the electricity sector is “locked” into a carbon-intensive system, which hampers the adoption of RES-E technologies. Electricity generation, transmission and distribution grids as well as storage and demand response are subject to important path dependences, which put existing, non-renewable energy sources at an advantage. This paper examines how an EU framework for RES-E support policies should be designed to facilitate a carbon lock-out.
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    This paper provides a short introduction to the Bitcoin network and describes the socioeconomic benefits of Bitcoin's decentralized development as well as potential issues for consumers, policymakers, and regulators.
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    A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material. This research demonstrates the potential of high-temperature superconductors for: flywheels for energy storage, 'magnetic separators', which can be used in mineral refinement and pollution control, and in high-speed levitating monorail trains.
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    The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative launched by the Secretary of Defense in 2008 focusing on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. The goal of the Minerva Initiative is to improve DoD's basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S. The research program will leverage and focus the resources of the Nation's top universities.
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    Solar cells based on solution-processed organic, inorganic and hybrid materials reported thus far generally suffer from poor air stability, require an inert-atmosphere processing environment or necessitate high-temperature processing, all of which increase manufacturing complexities and costs. While the overall efficiency of this cell is still low compared to other types the rate of improvement of this technology is one of the most rapid seen for a solar technology.
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    The Cochrane Library is an online collection of databases that brings together in one place rigorous and up-to-date research on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions, as well as methodology and diagnostic tests.
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    This report details the progress of the renewable energy sector of the global economy. Key highlight from document: Although global clean energy investment in renewable sources, biofuels, smart energy, and energy storage fell 11 percent in 2013, to $254 billion, a number of developments indicate a promising future for clean energy
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    A class of drug currently being used to treat leukemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study. The drugs, called p110´ inhibitors, have shown such remarkable efficacy against certain leukemias in recent clinical trials that patients on the placebo were switched to the real drug.
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    March winds brought a new wind power record to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region Wednesday evening, March 26, when instantaneous output reached a record 10,296 megawatts (MW) at 8:48 p.m. At the time the new record was set, wind generation was providing nearly 29 percent of the 35,768 MW of electricity being used on the ERCOT grid. The new record beats the previous record set earlier this month by more than 600 MW, and the American Wind Energy Association reports it was a record for any U.S. power system.
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    Technology that utilizes an isolated spectrum of light waves to generate electricity: semi-transparent solar panels.
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