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October 15, 2012 Apollo rocks analysis: solar wind made moon waterSource: Los Angeles Times
Geochemists have determined that the hydrogen in trace amounts of water on the moon’s surface probably came from solar wind, the outflow of positively-charged hydrogen from the sun.
October 15, 2012 Retail sales surge on gas, autos and electronicsSource: CNN
Higher gas prices and strong car and electronics sales combined to lift retail sales 1.1 % in September, stronger than the increase forecast by analysts.
October 15, 2012 Sprint Agrees to Sell Majority Stake to SoftBankSource: New York Times
Cellphone service provider Sprint Nextel has agreed to sell 70 percent of itself to SoftBank of Japan for $20.1 billion, its boldest move yet to revive its fortunes.
October 14, 2012 Major forum to discuss green energy issues
Gulf Daily News - THE Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) will organise a renewable energy forum from Monday to Wednesday. The event, at the InterContinental Regency Bahrain, is being held...
October 13, 2012 Ironman’ suit could help paraplegics walkSource: NBC News
A robotic exoskeleton similar to Ironman's powered armor suit could help paraplegics walk, according to NASA researchers who designed the device to keep astronauts in shape on flights to Mars.
October 11, 2012 Sprint Says It Is in Negotiations With Softbank of JapanSource: New York Times
Sprint Nextel has confirmed that it is in talks with Softbank of Japan over a deal which could give the struggling provider a deep-pocketed backer to help finance its turnaround effort.
October 11, 2012 Hydrogen Cars: A Dream That Won't Die
MIT Technology Review - When the show opened last month, battery-driven electric vehicles stood front and center (see "Renault and Others Debut Electric Cars at Paris Show"). But hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles were also omnipresent....
October 10, 2012 Honda offers $3,000 worth of fillups for natural gas Civic buyersSource: Reuters
American Honda and natural gas fueling station operator Clean Energy Fuels Corp are offering $3,000 for fillups to customers buying a 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas car, the companies said on Tuesday.
October 10, 2012 Clean Energy Investment Drops 20% on Lower Wind FinancingSource: Bloomberg
Investment in renewable energy fell 20 percent from a year ago in the third quarter as wind farm financings dropped and the pace of spending eased in the U.S. and India, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said.
October 10, 2012 Report: EPA struggling to keep pace with ‘fracking’ boomSource: The Hill
Congressional auditors conclude in new reports that the Environmental Protection Agency faces big hurdles overseeing a U.S. oil-and-gas drilling boom that’s creating “unknown” long-term health risks.
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