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Far-right National Front gains ‘significant foothold’ in French elections

Far right poised for breakthrough in France (via AFP) France on Sunday held a second round of voting in local elections that are set to result in a breakthrough by the far right and trigger a reshuffle of the beleaguered Socialist government. With his party facing a drubbing in the…

Low-cost hydrogen breakthrough uses solar power and rust

Hydrogen fuel cells are emerging as key players in the clean energy landscape of the future, except for one problem: it takes a lot of energy to make hydrogen, and here in the US, the preferred source of that energy appears to be natural gas. That’…  …

Breakthrough in battery technology could revolutionize electric vehicles

A new battery design developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could transform the way electric vehicles and the power grid store and discharge energy. The MIT News Office reported that the new architecture suspends the active electrical components of a battery, such as positive and negative electrodes,…

Libya air strikes aid rebels as diplomacy stalls

BREGA, Libya (Reuters) – A Western air strike destroyed two of Muammar Gaddafi’s military vehicles in the east Libyan oil town of Brega on Tuesday allowing rebels to edge forward, but diplomatic efforts to end the war remained stalled. The frontline has been bogged down around Brega for nearly a week…

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