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June 29, 2017
ROBO SPACE
Moisture-responsive 'robots' crawl with no external power source



Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They then used this material to make a spider-like crawler and claw robot that move in response to changing humidity without the need for any external power. "The development of smart materials such as moisture-responsive graphene oxide is of great importance to automation and robotics," said Yong-Lai Zhang of Jilin University, China, and leader of the re ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output ... more
TECH SPACE
Ahead of the curve
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
3D printers have been around since the 1980s, but we are still far from maximizing their potential. One active area of research and development is "self-actuating" objects: flat materials that trans ... more
AEROSPACE
Another approach to developing flying cars
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature - many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibil ... more
CHIP TECH
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Building transient electronics is usually about doing something to make them stop working: blast them with light, soak them with acid, dunk them in water. Professor Leon Bellan's idea is to di ... more
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BIO FUEL
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on fuel
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Farmers earn more profits when there is demand for corn for biofuel instead of for food only. This can lead some to convert grasslands and forests to cropland. This conversion, also called indirect ... more
TECH SPACE
New photoacoustic technique detects gases at parts-per-quadrillion level
Providence RI (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
A team of researchers has found a way to detect trace gases down to concentrations at the parts-per-quadrillion level using a new variation on the photoacoustic effect, a technique that measures the ... more
INTERNET SPACE
New class of 'soft' semiconductors could transform HD displays
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
A new type of semiconductor may be coming to a high-definition display near you. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that a class ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Traditional cameras - even those on the thinnest of cell phones - cannot be truly flat due to their optics: lenses that require a certain shape and size in order to function. At Caltech, engineers h ... more
TECH SPACE
Smooth propagation of spin waves using gold
Toyohashi, Japan (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Assistant Professor Taichi Goto at Toyohashi University of Technology elucidated the noise generation mechanism of the spin wave (SW), the wave of a magnetic moment transmitted through magnetic oxid ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Researchers create tiny sensor using 'white graphene'
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new method for creating tiny mechanical sensors using "white graphene." ... more


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ENERGY TECH
Multifunctional catalyst for poison-resistant hydrogen fuel cells
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Demand for eco-friendly fuel sources is increasing as the goal of weaning off our reliance on fossil fuels becomes commonly recognized. Hydrogen represents a possible sustainable fuel source when it ... more
ENERGY TECH
Nickel for thought: Compound shows potential for high-temperature superconductivity
Lemont, IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has identified a nickel oxide compound as an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-tempe ... more
ENERGY TECH
New metrology technique measures electric fields
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
In the last decades, mobile phones and other wireless devices have become central features of life around the globe. These devices radiate varied amounts of electromagnetic energy and thus project e ... more
CAR TECH
S.Korean cars recalled in China as row hits sales
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
Chinese authorities have announced the recall of more than 44,000 South Korean-branded vehicles over "potential safety risks", in another setback for the South's automakers already hit by a diplomatic dispute. ... more



Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery-described in a paper set to publish online in the journal Science on Thursday, June 22, 2017-could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO. "This catalyst produces a purer form of ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. The regions hardest hit are also those investing the most in solar energy installations: China, India and the Arabian Peninsula. The study ... more
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on fuel
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Farmers earn more profits when there is demand for corn for biofuel instead of for food only. This can lead some to convert grasslands and forests to cropland. This conversion, also called indirect land use change, can have large-scale environmental consequences, including releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere. To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use ch ... more
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn better used as food than biofuel
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Momentum building for LNG sector offshore Mozambique
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
The oil and gas division of General Electric said Tuesday it entrenched itself in the emerging natural gas sector in Mozambique with new supply contracts. GE Oil & Gas signed two five-year contracts with a regional subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni to provide equipment for offshore developments tied to Mozambique's gas assets. "As the only subsea production systems supplie ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Gas potential off the coast of Indonesia under review
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Safety issues uncovered at North Sea field
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
New oil production starts in the North Sea
US mayors bypass Trump to back Paris climate goals
Brussels (AFP) June 27, 2017
President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has triggered a bipartisan push from US mayors to stick to the emissions cuts Washington had pledged to hit, the mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday. Mayor Kasim Reed said he was sending a signal of "optimism, passion and action" on fighting climate change to mayors worldwide despite the pullout Trump announced this month. ... more
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
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Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio Tinto Monday recommended shareholders accept a new improved offer from Yancoal for its Australian coal assets, after the China-backed firm trumped a fresh bid from Swiss commodities giant Glencore. Rio, the world's second-largest miner, said in January it was selling Coal & Allied to Yancoal Australia - majority-controlled by China's Yanzhou Coal - for US$2.45 billion. But Glencore ... more
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
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Coal waste fuel may reduce anthropogenic emissions
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. Senior exper ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Another approach to developing flying cars
Shanghai (AFP) June 27, 2017
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released Thursday. "It's just a waste," said Germain Belzile, one of the authors of the study, which examined electric vehicle subsidies offered by Canada's two biggest provinces Ontario and Quebec, which can ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
S.Korean cars recalled in China as row hits sales
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
New Zealand puts more emphasis on electric vehicles
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Researchers create tiny sensor using 'white graphene'
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new method for creating tiny mechanical sensors using "white graphene." The sensor is made by placing white graphene, a 2D atomic sheet of hexagonal boron nitride, over the minuscule holes in a silicon substrate. Scientists say the material could serve as tiny gas and pressure sensors inside electronics. The hexagonal structure of white graphene is si ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Graphene encapsulation provides unprecedented view of the diffusion and rotation of fullerene molecules
Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronics
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential. In a paper published in "Science Advances," Jing Shi, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Arizona State Universi ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
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Thai junta vows to force through China railway
Bangkok (AFP) June 13, 2017
Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said he would invoke his 'absolute powers' to clear hurdles holding up a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build a high-speed railway. The two countries, who are increasingly close friends, have agreed to lay the track that will ultimately cut through the Laos' border to Thailand's south. Beijing's big plan is to link the southern Chinese city of ... more
The Hague (AFP) June 1, 2017
Dutch group unveils Hyperloop test facility
Nairobi (AFP) May 31, 2017
Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway
Cherepish, Bulgaria (AFP) April 30, 2017
China steams to the rescue for Bulgaria's creaking railways
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park's coral reefs was declining. Downs, part of a team of experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Central Florida and the University of ... more
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts


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