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December 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012
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Bloomberg

Airbus-Backed SG Biofuels Talking to Energy Companies to Expand

SG Biofuels Inc., backed by Airbus SAS, is talking to large energy companies including state oil producers in Africa and Southeast Asia over helping to develop its technology that turns plant material into vehicle fuels. See more

November 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Stars and Stripes

Senate amendment revives military's biofuel plans

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to remove restrictions on U.S. military biofuels spending in the 2013 defense authorization bill, a measure that preserves one of the Navy's long-term priorities. See more

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Air Transport World

Obama signs bill enabling US airlines to skirt EU ETS

US President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation that enables the country's transportation secretary to "prohibit" US airlines from participating in the European Union's (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). See more

Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Huntsville Times

Airbus partners with Chinese firm to explore algae-based biofuel applications

Airbus and ENN, one of the world's leading bio-energy companies based in China, have partnered to explore developing technology to derive biofuel from algae oil. See more

October 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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AOL Defense

Air Force Cyber Summit Set To Craft Service Requirements, Roles

For years the Air Force has claimed to be the service most suited to understanding and operating in cyberspace and the service fought hard to be the Pentagon's lead on cyber issues. See more

Monday, October 15, 2012
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FCW

Panetta, Alexander address cyber threat

Defense Department officials have long tried to call attention to the threats in cyberspace. See more

Monday, October 1, 2012
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National Defense Magazine

The War Over Intellectual Property: Who Owns U.S. Defense Technology?

Pratt & Whitney spent 20 years and a billion dollars developing a geared turbofan engine that burns 16 percent less fuel. See more

September 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Flight International

Algae fuel plans start to gel Down Under

Algae need not be mere pond life See more

Friday, September 7, 2012
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Washington Post

White House drafting standards to guard U.S. against cyberattack, officials say

The White House has drafted a preliminary executive order aimed at strengthening the nation's computer systems against attack. See more

Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Aviation Week

Airbus Presents Measures To Reduce Industry's Environmental Footprint

Airbus on Sept. 6 will unveil five measures it says will make the aviation industry environmentally sustainable by 2050. See more

Thursday, September 6, 2012
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The Hill

White House circulating draft of executive order on cybersecurity

The White House is circulating a draft of an executive order aimed at protecting the country from cyberattacks, The Hill has learned. See more

June 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012
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Reuters

METALS-London copper rebounds from 6-month low

Copper prices rose on Monday after European leaders calmed the markets with promises of reform to combat the euro zone debt crisis, and after Germany, France, Spain and Italy agreed on a 130 billion euro ($156 billion) package to revive growth. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Bloomberg

China Plant Gives Embraer Asia Jet-Sales Boost: Corporate Brazil

Embraer SA's bid to sell more business aircraft in Asia is taking off after the Chinese government gave the world's fourth-biggest plane maker approval to manufacture the jets there. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Business Standard

Kingfisher Airlines may further curtail flights

Kingfisher Airlines, which is seeing turbulent times due to a fund crunch, may further curtail or club flights, as it struggles to source spares for its aircraft. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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The New York Times

Chinese Astronauts Make Their First Manual Docking With Orbiting Module

A Chinese spacecraft with three astronauts on board docked manually with an orbiting module on Sunday, an important step toward China's goal of building a space station by 2020. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Space.com

Chinese Astronauts Manually Dock Spacecraft at Orbiting Module in National First

Three Chinese astronauts manually docked their space capsule at an orbiting module Sunday, a major first for China's space program and the country's plans to build a large space station. See more

Saturday, June 23, 2012
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The Economic Times

Cheques by Kingfisher Airlines bounce, GVK moves court

Concerned by a slew of cheques issued by Kingfisher Airlines getting dishonoured, a consortium led by GVK - India's second-largest airport operator - has launched legal proceedings against the beleaguered airline. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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NationalJournal

Toomey proposes new data-breach legislation

Sen. Pat Toomey announced on Friday the latest in a string of bills designed to require companies to protect consumer data. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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Wichita Business Journal

Could the Hawker be cut from Hawker Beechcraft?

The aviation industry is watching to see just how Hawker Beechcraft Corp. will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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Space News

Orion High-altitude Abort Test Faces Budget-driven Delay

A high-altitude test of the Orion deep-space capsule's launch abort system could be delayed two years to accommodate the tighter program budgets anticipated by NASA and Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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Space News

Boeing Cleared To Begin Design Phase for SLS Core

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., said June 21 that the Space Launch System’s (SLS) cryogenic core stage recently passed its first major technical review, clearing prime contractor Boeing Space Exploration to begin the heavy-lift rocket’s design phase. See more

Thursday, June 21, 2012
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infosecurity

Whitelisting is the solution for the national infrastructure

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and McAfee have produced a report on securing industrial control systems within the critical infrastructure. It concludes that whitelisting and related technologies are the best solution. See more