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March 23, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principle



Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
State-of-the-art sensors, such as MRIs and atomic clocks, are capable of making measurements with exquisite precision. MRI is used to image tissues deep within the human body and tells us whether we might suffer from an illness, while atomic clocks are extremely precise timekeepers used for GPS, internet synchronization, and long baseline interferometry in radio-astronomy. One might think these two instruments have nothing in common, but they do: both technologies are based on precise measurement the sp ... read more

ROBO SPACE
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
The research group of Professor Akio Ishiguro and Assistant Professor Dai Owaki of Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related t ... more
TECH SPACE
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A material with the perovskite crystal structure has become very popular for solar cells. While most perovskites are inorganic compounds, this new material is a hybrid of relatively inexpensive orga ... more
OIL AND GAS
A new model for capillary rise in nano-channels offers insights into fracking
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
In the last decades, hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," a method of oil and gas extraction, has revolutionized the global energy industry. It involves fracturing rock with a pressurized liquid or " ... more
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TECH SPACE
Visualizing nuclear radiation
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most ... more
CHIP TECH
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photocon ... more
ENERGY TECH
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Yale scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries, one of the most promising areas of ene ... more
TECH SPACE
ADATS could assist X-planes with large, super-fast data transmission
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A network and communication architecture that can more efficiently move data from research aircraft, while using half the bandwidth of traditional methods, could eventually also enable data collecti ... more
NANO TECH
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using advanced 3-D printing, Dartmouth College researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale. Nanomachines can a ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Sea change needed for low-carbon economy
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of all new cars need to be electric and $3.5 trillion in annual investments are needed to keep global warming at bay, a new report found. ... more


Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant

OIL AND GAS
Germany's Wintershall expects steady oil, gas output for 2017
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
German energy company Wintershall said it expects good returns this year and a steady course for oil prices supporting expansions for oil and gas production. ... more
CAR TECH
China's Geely opens UK plant for electric London taxis
London (AFP) March 22, 2017
Chinese carmaker Geely, owner of the London Taxi Company, opened Wednesday a 300-million pound UK factory making only electrical versions of the iconic London black cab for use worldwide. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Senegal oil bonanza imminent, FAR Ltd. says
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
In a report to shareholders, energy company FAR Ltd. said its flagship basin offshore Senegal was primed for growth because of low costs and good appraisals. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia will play OPEC ball, report finds
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Russia is likely to play along with what's expected to be another six months of OPEC production cuts despite lackluster compliance, a new report finds. ... more

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CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector held stable for the third straight year in 2016 despite the global economy continuing to expand, the International Energy Agency said Friday. By far the main culprit in global warming, carbon dioxide emissions stood at 32.1 billion tonnes last year, the IEA estimated. This was the same level as the same as the previous two years, des ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Sussex, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
New research urges a rethink on global energy subsidies
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing
Graz, Austria (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
It has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of ageing in cells. To counter this, nature uses an enzyme called superoxide dismutase to eliminate superoxide as a free radical. Superoxide also occurs in cell respiration for energy production and is the preliminary stage and thus source of singlet oxygen. TU Graz's Stefan Freun ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma
North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Department of Interior pounded the gavel to open the seventh offshore wind auction, putting 122,405 acres off the North Carolina coast on the block for commercial wind energy leasing. In August 2014, the Bureau of Ocean ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A material with the perovskite crystal structure has become very popular for solar cells. While most perovskites are inorganic compounds, this new material is a hybrid of relatively inexpensive organic and inorganic materials. In just a few short years, researchers have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiency with these perovskites, comparable with the best photovoltaic materials availab ... more
Dubai (AFP) March 20, 2017
Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant
London, UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
New solar energy plant to be installed on Barbuda
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Sea change needed for low-carbon economy
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Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Toshiba shares plunged Wednesday as fears grow about the future of one of Japan's best-known firms, hit by massive losses and accounting fraud allegations at its US nuclear unit. The Tokyo-listed stock dropped as much as 13.62 percent at one point, with concerns that the embattled company's shares could be delisted from the bourse. Toshiba ended the day at 189.5 yen ($1.65), down 12.22 p ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulating how they spend that energy. Making oils costs a lot. By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National ... more
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Supply-side pressure leaves bruise on oil prices
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Questions about Trump-era economic trends and concerns about a glut of oil in the market pushed crude oil prices sharply lower in early Wednesday trading. S&P Global Platts said in a daily newsletter emailed to UPI that analysts it surveyed expected to see a build in U.S. crude oil inventories of 2 million barrels per day for the week ending March 17. Data reported late Tuesday by the A ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Russia will play OPEC ball, report finds
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
New Zealand expects strong interest in oil, gas auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Germany's Wintershall expects steady oil, gas output for 2017
2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN
Geneva (AFP) March 21, 2017
Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned Tuesday that the drastic shifts seen in the global climate system that resulted in a range of alarming records last year appear to be continuing unab ... more
Baidoa, Somalia (AFP) March 20, 2017
Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine
New York NY (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Under the dead sea, warnings of dire drought
Paris (AFP) March 20, 2017
Climate change 'makes deadly China pollution worse'
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World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions is indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group charged in a report Friday. By investing in banks and other so-called financial intermediaries, World Bank funds can increase poverty, social strife and promote projects which hasten climate change, according to a report by Inclusive Devel ... more
Mumbai (AFP) March 19, 2017
Adani to begin work on Australia mine by August: report
Prague (AFP) March 19, 2017
Czech energy group bucks green trend with bet on coal
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
17 killed in China coal mine accident: state media
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
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USAF seeks industry help for light attack aircraft experiment
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
The U.S. Air Force issued an invitation this week to industry to participate in a capability assessment of light attack aircraft. The live-fly experiment, part a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options, will be held this summer at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The off-the-shelf aircraft from industry participants will be flown by service ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Thales delivers flight simulator to Malaysian air force
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
U.S. Air Force orders KC-10 engine overhauls
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
U.S. Air Force delivers refurbished F-16s to Indonesia
China's Geely opens UK plant for electric London taxis
London (AFP) March 22, 2017
Chinese carmaker Geely, owner of the London Taxi Company, opened Wednesday a 300-million pound UK factory making only electrical versions of the iconic London black cab for use worldwide. The site in Coventry, central England, "has the capacity to build more than 20,000 vehicles per year... the best ultra-low emission commercial vehicles in the world", LTC said in a statement. Geely bought LT ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 17, 2017
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
New York (AFP) March 16, 2017
More gas guzzlers due to Trump? Not necessarily
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) March 15, 2017
German prosecutors search Audi offices over 'dieselgate'
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The carbon dioxide loop
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
The oceans are great at absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, but when their deep waters are brought to the surface, the oceans themselves can be a source of this prevalent greenhouse gas. Wind patterns together with the Earth's rotation drive deep ocean water - and the CO2 it sequesters - upward, replacing surface water moving offshore. A process known as upwelling, it occurs on th ... more
Prague (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Czech scientists build non-metal magnet out of carbon
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently
Birmingham UK (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics
Dallas TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
For several years, a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has investigated various materials in search of those whose electrical properties might make them suitable for small, energy-efficient transistors to power next-generation electronic devices. They recently found one such material, but it was nothing anyone expected. In an article published online March 10 in the ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Bushwhacking into Unexplored Transistor Territories
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Bonding chips using inkjet printers
Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 12, 2017
Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses. But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light rail system's opening, and for many residents the city's network of overcrowded minibus taxis remain the only op ... more
Singapore (UPI) Jan 25, 2017
Machine-learning to inspire Singapore metro buildout
Budapest (AFP) Jan 19, 2017
Hungary orders fraud probe into Budapest metro project
San Francisco (AFP) Jan 18, 2017
'Hyperloop' rail study for Slovakia-Czech connection
'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
Minneapolis, MN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds. Thanks to the application of nanotechnology ... more
Jakarta (AFP) March 22, 2017
Indonesia increases estimate for cruise ship reef damage
Jakarta (AFP) March 17, 2017
Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
Atlanta GA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change


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