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Analysis: U.S. fuel export surge gives refiners surprise summer blockbuster

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the middle of July, U.S. refiners are normally doing a brisk business selling their fuel close to home, revving up output to meet peak driving demand. Full story

Students to Spark Zero-Gravity Fires on Weightless Airplane Ride Today

HOUSTON — Gravity, get ready to meet your match. A team of students is counting down to light zero-gravity fires high in the sky today (July 18) aboard a jet plane designed specifically for weightless flights. Full story

Invasive bacteria becomes biofuels

   Once the source of a major biological die-off in the Chesapeake bay, scientists at the University of Maryland are taking a marine bacteria and using it to jump start production of a new biofuel. NBC Learn reports.

Weightless Flames: How Fires Burn in Space

SAN DIEGO — How do you put out a fire on a space station? If you were to ask an Earthbound firefighter how to extinguish a fire, he might tell you to aim for the base of the flame. But what if there is no base? What if the flame is a large, pulsing ball of intense fire? Full story

Droughts put U.S. energy supply in peril: Kemp

LONDON (Reuters) - Water and energy are inextricably linked. Full story

U.S. agency overestimates output of advanced biofuels: Wynn

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has consistently over-estimated the prospects for production of advanced biofuels from non-food crops, adding to the impression of a biofuel policy that is out of step with reality. Full story

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