Cold Trade Wars Going Hot?
The dispute created by the Obama administration's challenge to China over subsidies given to its renewable energy industries can be avoided with clear rules.
"The US challenge to China comes out of fear that Chinese companies might have an unfair head start in exporting low-cost electric-car, solar, or wind technologies, choking off the ability for American companies to grow. China does spend about $9 billion a month on clean energy, according to Mr. Chu, and many experts say it will dominate the wind and solar markets in a few years. To be sure, American companies remain primary innovators in solar and wind, but that edge can be lost if Chinese companies gain the latest technology and then rely on the advantages of cheap loans, land, and labor arranged by the government. Beijing has a policy of curbing foreign competition and copying foreign patents."
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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