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Researchers Develop Bendable Battery
It's a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. While the battery is only a prototype a few inches square right now, the researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who developed it have high hopes for it in electronics and other fields that need smaller, lighter power sources.

After Russia and Canada, U.S. Ship Headed for Arctic
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter is headed to the Arctic this week on a mapping mission to determine whether part of this area can be considered U.S. territory, after recent polar forays by Russia and Canada.

Making Global Warming Cuts Expensive but Feasible for Power Industry, Study Says
Making big cuts in emissions linked to global warming could trim U.S. economic growth by $400 billion to $1.8 trillion over the next four decades, a new study says.

Harness the Sun to Save Money, Save the Earth
Are your electric bills going through the roof? A solution just may be up there too:The roof is a great place to install solar collectors that convert the sun's energy directly into electricity.

In Nebraska, Experts Disagree Over How Much Water It Takes to Produce Ethanol
he growing thirst for ethanol takes a lot of water to quench, but less than many people believe and not enough to cause serious problems, experts told farmers.

Energy Secretary Bodman Says DoE Will Have Conservation Plan in Place by Next Year
The Department of Energy should set an example in meeting President Bush's order to conserve energy and move to renewable sources, and for the nation as a whole, Bodman told the 2007 GovEnergy Conference, which teaches managers at all levels of government how to save energy.

Ford CEO Says Fuel Economy Standards Are Market Distorting
Ford Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Alan Mulally said that federal regulations to improve fuel economy will cut into automakers' profits by pushing them to build more small cars than demand warrants.

Bank Pledge Euro368 Million Toward New Chernobyl Protective Shelter
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has pledged euro368 million (US$507 million) to help Ukraine build a new shelter for the Chernobyl reactor, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, officials said Monday.

U.N. Team in Iran for Nuclear Transparency Talks
A technical team from the United Nations nuclear watchdog arrived in Tehran on Monday to discuss an "action plan" to give the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) more access to Iran's nuclear facilities.

Ash Trees Still Have Value after Tree-Killing Beetle Attacks
Ash trees are being turned into park benches, baby furniture and baseball bats for Little Leaguers as cities around the Midwest try to get rid of millions of trees killed by a paper clip-size beetle.