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May 24, 2017
ENERGY TECH
New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen



Dresden, Germany (SPX) May 24, 2017
Growing concern about the energy crisis and the seriousness of environmental contamination urgently demand the development of renewable energy sources as feasible alternatives to diminishing fossil fuels. Owing to its high energy density and environmentally friendly characteristics, molecular hydrogen is an attractive and promising energy carrier to meet future global energy demands. In many of the approaches for hydrogen production, the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) from wate ... read more

TECH SPACE
Swirling swarms of bacteria offer insights on turbulence
New York NY (SPX) May 24, 2017
In the bacterial world, as in the larger one, beauty can be fleeting. When swimming together with just the right amount of vigor, masses of bacterial cells produce whirling, hypnotic patterns. Too m ... more
CHIP TECH
Testing quantum field theory in a quantum simulator
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 24, 2017
What happened right after the beginning of the universe? How can we understand the structure of quantum materials? How does the Higgs-Mechanism work? Such fundamental questions can only be answered ... more
ENERGY TECH
Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes
Champaign IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer. The group developed a battery t ... more
ENERGY TECH
Stretching the limits of elastic conductors
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 24, 2017
A newly developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length, says a Japanese team of scientists. The new material, produc ... more
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University of Surrey wins award to help revolutionize paper technology
Surrey UK (SPX) May 24, 2017
The University of Surrey's Professor David Frohlich has won Pounds 1.17m funding from the Digital Economy programme, to research and develop paper materials that would allow readers to "interact" w ... more
NANO TECH
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
A tiny amount of squeezing or stretching can produce a big boost in catalytic performance, according to a new study led by scientists at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. ... more
CAR TECH
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in sting
Hong Kong (AFP) May 23, 2017
Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for carrying passengers without a proper permit following an undercover operation, in the latest setback for the ride-hailing giant. ... more
CAR TECH
China scrambles to tame bike chaos
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. ... more
TRADE WARS
China investigates senior banking regulator
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
China is investigating a senior banking regulator, the anti-corruption watchdog said Tuesday, as the government steps up a crackdown on the financial sector. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Balanced U.S. budget depends on part on sale of strategic oil reserves
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
President Donald Trump's plan to sell off strategic oil reserves to balance the budget will take careful planning to avoid hurting oil prices, analysis finds. ... more


Holiday demand, high oil prices working against drivers

OIL AND GAS
U.S. gasoline needs lower on improved fuel economy
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Improved fuel economies for light-duty vehicles in the United States means gasoline demand could trend lower, a federal brief published Tuesday found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC chatter pulls oil out of big overnight slump
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Crude oil prices were pulling back toward even in early Tuesday trading, after U.S. budget moves balanced against OPEC narratives. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Tunisia protester death raises fears of more unrest
Tataouine, Tunisia (AFP) May 22, 2017
A young protester was killed Monday after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of more social unrest in a region already rocked by weeks of protest. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC-member Kuwait says oil prices won't spike
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
While there's broad support for extending the effort to balance the market through production declines, Kuwait's oil minister said oil prices shouldn't spike. ... more



China further opens energy sector to private investment
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports as domestic produ ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Next-generation rechargeable batteries are promising candidates for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries owing to their high energy density and preferred cost efficiency. For instance, Lithium-sulfur batteries, which are featured by their theoretically 10 times higher capacity and 5 times higher energy density, are reviving in both the academic and the industry. Shu Lei Chou and colleagues fro ... more
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Dresden, Germany (SPX) May 24, 2017
New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stretching the limits of elastic conductors
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Cornell University and Duke University is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new research offers insight into previously unknown ... more
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm
NRL Tests Autonomous 'Soaring with Solar' Concept
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Their research investigates the presence of solar photovoltaics (PV) to the cooperative autonomous soaring techniques, which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that us ... more
Vilnius, Lithuania (SPX) May 22, 2017
EU SmartFlex project finishes reference solar facade
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) May 22, 2017
InnoEnergy-backed Solaris Offgrid raises 1M Euro to tackle global electricity poverty
New Bedford MA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Beaumont Solar Announces the Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit to Solar Industry
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass
Madison WI (SPX) May 22, 2017
Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades. Winning that competition - or at least leveling the economic playing field - require ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) May 22, 2017
Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs
University Park PA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 22, 2017
A full life cycle assessment of second-generation biofuels
Balanced U.S. budget depends on part on sale of strategic oil reserves
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
President Donald Trump's plan to sell off strategic oil reserves to balance the budget will take careful planning to avoid hurting oil prices, analysis finds. Crude oil prices were moving in negative territory early Tuesday on word a White House budget proposal relies in part on selling off parts of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to balance the books. According to a ... more
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Holiday demand, high oil prices working against drivers
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
U.S. gasoline needs lower on improved fuel economy
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
OPEC-member Kuwait says oil prices won't spike
Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'
Berlin (AFP) May 23, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to work to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see whether US President Donald Trump will endorse the Paris agreement. "Protecting the climate matters to all of us," said Merkel, whose country will host a G20 summit and UN climate talks this year. "We all feel the impacts of climate change... We are responsible for each ... more
Cape Town (AFP) May 22, 2017
Cape Town region declares drought disaster
Cannes, France (AFP) May 22, 2017
Trump can't stop progress on climate, says Al Gore
Bonn (AFP) May 19, 2017
Hopes for climate pact shift to diplomatic sphere
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Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
A gas leak has killed at least 18 people working in a coal mine in central China's Hunan province, state media reported on Monday. Another 37 miners were rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment following Sunday's accident at the Jilinqiao mine in Huangfengqiao township, according to Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities. Investigators are testing the gas while police have de ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
India's coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Lockheed Martin receives F-35 cost-reduction contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp. has received a $137.8 million contract modification for cost-reduction programs for the initial low-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the Department of Defense announced on May 19. The work will primarily be performed in Waco, Texas, El Segundo, Calif. and Warton, England, with other work being completed across the United St ... more
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Boeing considering further Super Hornet upgrades
Hong Kong (AFP) May 22, 2017
Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup
China scrambles to tame bike chaos
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. The authorities, scrambling to catch up, are considering new regulations to curb the chaos - from capping the number of bikes to even barring people they consider too big or too small for bicycles. Unlike the doc ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) May 23, 2017
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in sting
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China's JAC says electric car tie-up with VW approved
Singapore (AFP) May 19, 2017
Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition
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Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties
Houston TX (SPX) May 18, 2017
Rice University scientists who invented laser-induced graphene (LIG) for applications like supercapacitors have now figured out a way to make the spongy graphene either superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic. And it's a gas. Until recently, the Rice lab of James Tour made LIG only in open air, using a laser to burn part of the way through a flexible polyimide sheet to get interconnected flak ... more
Madrid, Spain (SPX) May 18, 2017
Energy decay in graphene resonators
Nagoy, Japan (SPX) May 14, 2017
Beautiful, consistent carbon belts
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 16, 2017
Chemically tailored graphene
Internet of things made simple: One sensor package does work of many
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 17, 2017
Ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the internet of things (IoT), but some Carnegie Mellon University researchers say ubiquitous sensing - with a single, general purpose sensor for each room - may be better. The plug-in sensor package they've developed monitors multiple phenomena in a room, including things such as sounds, vibration, light, heat, electromagnetic noise and temper ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 23, 2017
Ultrafast tunable semiconductor metamaterial created
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 24, 2017
Testing quantum field theory in a quantum simulator
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Engaging diamond for next-era transistors
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China steams to the rescue for Bulgaria's creaking railways
Cherepish, Bulgaria (AFP) April 30, 2017
"Granny Bear" has proved a big hit in Bulgaria since the 1930s steam train returned from retirement, chugging day-trippers through stunning scenery from Sofia to the Cherepish Monastery. "She is super, the engine, I like it better than a modern one!" said an excited Dimitar Kirilov, 12, taking the trip on the "Baba Metsa" train with his grandparents. A particular attraction is the luxury ... more
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Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Despite being uninhabited and located more than 5000 kilometres from the nearest major population centre, Henderson Isla ... more
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Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths


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