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July 24, 2017
TECH SPACE
Using water displacement as the 3-D shape sensor for complex objects



Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
A global team of computer scientists and engineers have developed an innovative technique that more completely reconstructs challenging 3D objects. An ancient scientific breakthrough serves as the foundation for the team's modern, innovative solution to remaining challenges in current 3D shape reconstruction. This new approach to 3D shape acquisition is based on the well-known fluid displacement discovery by Archimedes and turns modeling surface reconstruction into a volumetric problem. Most notab ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. ... more
BIO FUEL
How enzymes produce hydrogen
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum and the Freie Universitat Berlin have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, e ... more
FAST TRACK
Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins
New York (AFP) July 21, 2017
US entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday he'd received tentative approval from the government to build a conceptual "hyperloop" system that would blast passenger pods down vacuum-sealed tubes from New York to Washington at near supersonic speeds. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE
Vortex photons from electrons in circular motion
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers at IMS and their coworkers have shown theoretically and experimentally that a high energy electron in circular/spiral motion radiates vortex photons in the entire wavelength range from t ... more
TIME AND SPACE
The first light atomic nucleus with a second face
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
To some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei look like spheres which in most cases are distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an e ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Most precise measurement of the proton's mass
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
What is the weight of a proton? Scientists from Germany and Japan have made an important step toward better understanding this fundamental constant. By means of precision measurements on a single pr ... more
ENERGY TECH
Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
Nashville TN (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting. A new, ultrat ... more
ENERGY NEWS
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Analysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs - potential sources of sustainable, clean energy. Studies at naturally carbon ... more
ENERGY NEWS
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is pl ... more


Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute

WIND DAILY
GE's renewables not enough to boost overall revenue
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
General Electric said Friday it recorded a 12 percent decline in overall revenues, with its oil and gas division taking a toll on the company's financials. ... more
WIND DAILY
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of int ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threat
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Although it has not been widely successful to date in the former Soviet zone, Russia's use of the "energy weapon" against Western European countries in various forms still constitutes a strategic th ... more
OIL AND GAS
Treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater may pollute area water sources for years
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Given Pennsylvania's abundant natural resources, it's no surprise that the Commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing mil ... more



India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
Nashville TN (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting. A new, ultrathin energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University's Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory has the potential to do just that. Based on battery technology and made from layers of bla ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Study: Mini cellular antennae helps turn muscle into fat
Livermore CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Optimizing hydrogen-powered passenger ferries focus of Sandia Labs study
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The expansion of renewable energy has been widely criticised for increasing weather-dependent fluctuations in European electricity generation. A new study shows that this is due less to the variability of weather than from a failure to consider the large-scale weather conditions across the whole continent: many European countries are unilaterally following national strategies to expand wind ener ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
GE's renewables not enough to boost overall revenue
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells. The team of researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the United States, have used theoretical and experimental methods to show how bismuth - the so-called "green element" which sits next to lead on the periodic table, could be used in low-cost solar cells. T ... more
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Making two out of one
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge wave barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, killing more than 18,500 people, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the plant in the worst such acc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
How enzymes produce hydrogen
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum and the Freie Universitat Berlin have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. They are thus a candidate for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source. 'In order to produce hydrogen on an industrial ... more
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
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OPEC jitters put $50 per barrel in the rearview mirror
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
Market jitters about what happens next with the OPEC-led production deal acted Friday as a spoiler for the recent rally in crude oil prices. "Unease is mounting across the energy complex as traders brace for Monday's OPEC/non-OPEC monitoring meeting in which the global supply pact will be discussed," an emailed market fundamentals report from London oil broker PVM read. OPEC-memb ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
Schlumberger takes control of Russian driller
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Russia boasts of Turkish gas pipeline progress
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
An IPO in Thailand sparks push for regional energy development
Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts
Exeter UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests. A team from the universities of Exeter, Montpellier and Wageningen analysed data from 1957-2002 and found sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific and North Atlantic became increasingly variable, and extremes lasted for longer. ... more
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
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China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, data show, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change. The report by German environmental lobby group Urgewald comes as China seeks to fill a vacuum left by the United States following President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate agreement. Urgewal ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study
New York (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for aircraft to take off in coming decades, a US study warned Thursday weeks after heat-related groundings in Arizona. Scientists warn that if planet-warming emissions continue unabated, aircraft fuel capacities and payload weights will have to be reduced by up to four percent on the hottest days for some aircraft. During the ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe. It said it had already launched a service action for other models and that, "in order to effectively improve the emissions of additional model series, Daimler has now decided to extend the service ... more
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese bike-sharing startup aims at US with new model
Flourine lends white graphene new qualities
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
With just a bit of fluorine, white graphene becomes a wide-bandgap semiconductor with magnetic properties. The new material could be used in electronics designed to perform under extreme conditions. White graphene is a two-dimensional atomic sheet of hexagonal boron nitride. Its hexagonal structure is similar to that of regular graphene, but the atomic layer is made up of boron nitride, ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Fluorine grants white graphene new powers
Clemson SC (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Clemson researchers illuminate the field of microscopy with nanoparticle 'buckyswitch'
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Carbon displays quantum effects
Manipulating electron spins without loss of information
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Physicists have developed a new technique that uses electrical voltages to control the electron spin on a chip. The newly-developed method provides protection from spin decay, meaning that the contained information can be maintained and transmitted over comparatively large distances, as has been demonstrated by a team from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience ... more
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Breakthrough in spintronics
Urbana IL (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Researchers develop dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs
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Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins
New York (AFP) July 21, 2017
US entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday he'd received tentative approval from the government to build a conceptual "hyperloop" system that would blast passenger pods down vacuum-sealed tubes from New York to Washington at near supersonic speeds. "Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins," the flamboyant CEO ... more
Bangkok (AFP) July 11, 2017
Thailand approves $5.2bn for delayed China rail project
San Francisco (AFP) July 12, 2017
Hyperloop startup moves closer to near-supersonic rail
Bangkok (AFP) June 13, 2017
Thai junta vows to force through China railway
Soil filters out some emerging contaminants before reaching groundwater
Uuniversity PA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
There is considerable uncertainty surrounding emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and groundwater, and a recent Penn State study of compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products didn't add much clarity. But it did provide insight into the transport of the chemicals, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The research, which was conducted at th ... more
Taipei (AFP) July 23, 2017
Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts
Lviv, Ukraine (AFP) July 17, 2017
Kicking up a stink: Ukraine's Lviv blighted by trash crisis


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