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October 28, 2016
Scientists measure how ions bombard fusion device walls
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 28, 2016
For the first time, researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) have directly measured the complicated 3D patterns of flowing plasma as it strikes the walls of fusion and space propulsion devices. Understanding how this process occurs, and how scientists and engineers can prevent it, is critical to the development of the next generation of energy and space exploration technologies. The measurements performed at WVU in a "helicon" plasma are the first ever 3D ion flow fields mapped in a vol ... read more

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Launching fusion reactions without a central magnet, or solenoid
The tokamak is an experimental chamber that holds a gas of energetic charged particles, plasma, for developing energy production from nuclear fusion. Most large tokamaks create the plasma with solen ... more

Oil prices stage rebound after dropping below $50
Growth from a British economy charting a path out of the European Union balanced against potential gains in output to give oil prices a boost early Thursday. ... more

North Dakota police move to clear pipeline protesters
Police in the US state of North Dakota engaged in a tense standoff with oil-pipeline protesters Thursday, attempting to clear them from a public road and off private property. ... more


Texas oil production up slightly from last year
Oil output from Texas, the No. 1 producer in the country, for August, the last full month for which data are available, was higher than last year, data show. ... more


Russian oil production reached post-Soviet high
A ratings agency assessing the profitability of Russian energy companies said oil production for September reached a post-Soviet high. ... more

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More oil likely in Cuba
MEO Australia, the only Australian company with a footprint in Cuba, said ongoing work is expected to translate to more potential oil reserves in the country. ... more

Norway's energy major Statoil cuts spending
Norwegian oil and gas major Statoil said it was cutting its spending plans in response to a weaker market, but keeping its production outlook stable. ... more
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Robotic tutors for primary school children

Genetic mutation in whale eyes may increase mortality risks

Finding ideal materials for carbon capture

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground

With new model, buildings may 'sense' internal damage

What happens when people are treated like pollution


Conoco finds silver lining in $1 billion loss
The largest independent oil producer in the United States, ConocoPhillips, lost a substantial amount of money last quarter, but said it did better than 2015. ... more

SAIC to supply U.S. military with petroleum products
SAIC is to supply chemicals, packaged petroleum and other products to the U.S. military under a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency. ... more

Losses for Hess Corp. continue to grow
Midstream energy company Hess Corp. said it was focusing on spending after reporting a net loss for the quarter that was worse than last year. ... more
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Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices
Researchers at the Nanoscale Transport Physics Laboratory from the School of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electro ... more

Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton' for human gait rehab
Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. Wearable "robot-assisted training" is quickly emerging as ... more
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Detailed images of Schiaparelli and its descent hardware on Mars

Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver

Spacecraft operation for the next generation


Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics
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New method increases energy density in lithium batteries
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Improved water splitting advances renewable energy conversion
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Researchers find weakness in common computer chip
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The smart wheelchair
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Researchers find way to tune thermal conductivity of 2-D materials
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Belgian leaders near consensus for EU-Canada trade deal
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China Communist Party declares Xi Jinping 'core' leader

NASA Establishes the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute

US reassures Asian allies no policy change on N.Korea

IS trickling out of Mosul as losses mount: US general

US, China hold second meeting on advancing space cooperation

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Bulgaria to pay Russia 600 mn euros for dropped nuclear plant


IBM Watson machine smarts hitch a ride with GM cars


Long-vanished German car brand joins electric race


Engineers reveal fabrication process for revolutionary transparent sensors


The 1950s: The decade in which gravity physics became experimental


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Graphene cracks the glass corrosion problem


New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Microsoft aims at Apple with high-end PCs, 3D software

Metamaterial uses light to control its motion

When quantum scale affects the way atoms emit and absorb particles of light

Verizon warily staying with deal to buy Yahoo

Ultralow power transistors could function for years without a battery

Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds

Development of a new thermoelectric material for a sustainable society

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of solar cells

Nanoantenna lighting-rod effect produces fast optical switches

A complete waste of energy

Mysterious cosmic objects erupting in x-rays discovered

Understanding bacteria's slimy fortresses

Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food security

Two-dimensional spin-orbit coupling for Bose-Einstein condensates realized

Jihadists 'shave beards' as pressure builds on Mosul

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Maybe 100,000 hijacked devices used in cyber attack: Dyn

Drone strike targets senior Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan

Inside the US-led coalition war on IS

US strike in Yemen kills five Qaeda members: officials

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