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February 26, 2017
AEROSPACE
Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel



Cambridge, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Transport makes up around 20 percent of our energy use around the world - and that figure is set to grow, according to the International Energy Agency. With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study published by eminent physicist Jo Hermans in MRS Energy and Sustainability - A Review Journal (MRS E and S) looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of transport - from bicycles to buses, from air transport to cruise ships - and concludes that liquid hydrogen seems to be a realistic option for what i ... read more

NANO TECH
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
A research group from Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with French colleagues at CNRS Grenoble, has developed a unique experiment to detect quantum events in ultra-thin films. This novel resear ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Neural networks promise sharpest ever images
London, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Telescopes, the workhorse instruments of astronomy, are limited by the size of the mirror or lens they use. Using 'neural nets', a form of artificial intelligence, a group of Swiss researchers now h ... more
BIO FUEL
Scientists use nanoparticles, ultraviolet light to turn CO2 into fuel
Durham, N.C. (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Scientists at Duke University have developed a new method for catalyzing the conversion of carbon dioxide into methane, a component of many alternative fuels. The reaction is bolstered by the presence of rhodium nanoparticles and ultraviolet light. ... more
TECH SPACE
Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made
Kent, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process. Recycling CO2 ... more
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CAR TECH
Kymeta aimes to deliver terabyte connectivity to the car of the future
Redmond WA (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Kymeta, has announced that its 20 cm mTenna satellite antenna subsystem module (ASM) for the consumer connected car industry, successfully connected to the Intelsat satellite constellation. This suc ... more
TECH SPACE
Serendipity uncovers borophene's potential
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Almost one year ago, borophene didn't even exist. Now, just months after a Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory team discovered the material, another team led by Mark Hersam is al ... more
NANO TECH
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Beetles wear a body armor that should weigh them down - think medieval knights and turtles. In fact, those hard shells protecting delicate wings are surprisingly light, allowing even flight. B ... more
TRADE WARS
US Treasury's Mnuchin dials back Trump economic promises
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday dialed back some of President Donald Trump's economic policy pledges, including on growth and China's currency. ... more
TRADE WARS
Trump plots 'tough policies' to return jobs from China
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
President Donald Trump huddled with US manufacturing moguls at the White House Thursday, discussing "tough policies" to bring "our jobs back" from places like China and Mexico. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Prime Road and First Solar complete 18MW of Thai solar farms
Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Prime Road Group and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) welcome the completion of four solar farms totaling 18 megawatts (MWDC) of capacity in Thailand. Located across the Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani P ... more


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SOLAR DAILY
meeco installed biggest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe
Zug, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Many companies in Africa are struggling with electricity scarcity, power cuts and the reliance on diesel generators. The current installation of the so far largest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe wit ... more
ROBO SPACE
Study: Even 'benevolent bots' fight, sometimes for years
Oxford, England (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
An analysis of bot behavior over the course of a decades shows even "benevolent" bots bicker. In fact, researchers found evidence of bot-versus-bot fights lasting several years. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, Japan (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday it will craft a plan this summer to extract highly radioactive fuel from the damaged reactors - a key step in decommissioning work expected to take decades. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil and gas wastewater spills alter microbes in West Virginia waters
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Wastewater from oil and gas operations - including fracking for shale gas - at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, published recently in Sc ... more

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New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Even with international praise for its renewable energy strategy, New Zealand's government said there is room for improvement. An annual review of the New Zealand energy sector from the International Energy Agency described the country as a "success story" for its ability to advance on low-carbon options like hydro-electric power and geothermal energy, all without government subsidies. ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Feb 15, 2017
EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms
Taipei (AFP) Feb 12, 2017
Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights
Washington (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Republican ex-top diplomats propose a carbon tax
Stabilizing energy storage
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Because the sun doesn't always shine, solar utilities need a way to store extra charge for a rainy day. The same goes for wind power facilities, since the wind doesn't always blow. To take full advantage of renewable energy, electrical grids need large batteries that can store the power coming from wind and solar installations until it is needed. Some of the current technologies that are potenti ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries
US grid can handle more offshore wind power
Newark DE (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Injecting large amounts of offshore wind power into the U.S. electrical grid is manageable, will cut electricity costs, and will reduce pollution compared to current fossil fuel sources, according to researchers from the University of Delaware and Princeton University who have completed a first-of-its-kind simulation with the electric power industry. The researchers consulted with PJM Inte ... more
Lansing, Mich. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
Michigan meets renewable energy targets
Stavanger, Norway (UPI) Feb 9, 2017
British grid drawing power from new offshore wind farm
Milan, Italy (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles. The researchers developed technology to embed the silicon nanoparticles into what they call efficient luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). These LSCs are the key eleme ... more
Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Prime Road and First Solar complete 18MW of Thai solar farms
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
U.S. renewables a job engine, trade groups say
Zug, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
meeco installed biggest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe
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German energy giant RWE posts 5.7-bln-euro loss in 2016
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
German energy provider RWE on Thursday announced a surprise loss of 5.7 billion euros for 2016, hit by writedowns on its plants and one-off costs related to the country's exit from nuclear power. "The difficult market environment made impairments necessary. In addition, the nuclear energy fund imposed a substantial one-off burden on us," chief executive Rolf Martin Schmitz said in an unsched ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
Russia's Rosatom Subsidiaries Produced 7,900 Tonnes of Uranium in 2016
Paris (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
China delays nuclear reactor start again
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants
Scientists use nanoparticles, ultraviolet light to turn CO2 into fuel
Durham, N.C. (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Scientists at Duke University have developed a new method for catalyzing the conversion of carbon dioxide into methane, a component of many alternative fuels. The reaction is bolstered by the presence of rhodium nanoparticles and ultraviolet light. Rhodium is known to accelerate, or catalyze, a variety of reactions used for industrial processes, but the energy boost offered by the rare ... more
Edmonton, Alberta (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
Alberta backing bioenergy programs
Syracuse NY (SPX) Feb 01, 2017
A better way to farm algae
Leiden, The Netherlands (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
DuPont Industrial Biosciences to develop new high-efficiency biogas enzyme method
US authorities clear Dakota pipeline protest camp
Chicago (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Law enforcement with armored vehicles and bulldozers entered a North Dakota campsite on Thursday, clearing out dozens of people who had refused to vacate an oil pipeline protest. State officials said they had arrested 46 people and officially cleared the camp of demonstrators by mid-afternoon, making way for a cleanup operation. "Many protesters exited the camp voluntarily throughout the ... more
New York (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Oil prices in the black on declining reserves and stockpiles
Zug, Switzerland (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Transocean says its phone is ringing
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Oil and gas wastewater spills alter microbes in West Virginia waters
Warming ponds could accelerate climate change
Exeter, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Rising temperatures could accelerate climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in ponds and increasing the methane they release, new research shows. The scientists experimentally warmed an array of ponds over seven years by 4-5+ C and studied the impacts on greenhouse gas emissions and rates of metabolism. Changes observed after the first year became "amplified" over a ... more
Quixeramobim, Brazil (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Brazil's poorest region suffers worst drought in a century
Paris (AFP) Feb 16, 2017
Climate study delivers dire warning on Alpine snow
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 10, 2017
Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release
Military Radar Summit 2017
China halts N. Korea coal imports after missile test
Beijing (AFP) Feb 18, 2017
China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of the year, Beijing said Saturday, depriving Pyongyang of a crucial source of foreign exchange following its latest missile test. "(China) will temporarily stop its imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of this year (including coal for which customs applications have been made but not yet processed)," the commerce ... more
Brussels (AFP) Feb 9, 2017
EU must shut coal plants by 2030 to meet climate pledge: study
Canberra, Australia (UPI) Feb 7, 2017
Do more to advance CCS, BHP Billiton says
Beijing (UPI) Feb 6, 2017
Beijing's mayor vows step away from coal
China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April
Beijing (XNA) Feb 21, 2017
China plans to launch Shijian-13, its first high-throughput communications satellite, in April, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) said Friday. The 4.6-tonne satellite, with a message capacity of more than 20 GB, will be carried into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, according to the CAST. An increase in satellite throughput will provide better access to the Internet ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
Chinese cargo spacecraft set for liftoff in April
Beijing (XNA) Jan 31, 2017
China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
Beijing (XNA) Jan 18, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory
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Russia-UAE 5th-generation fighter jet to be developed no earlier than 2025
Abu Dhabi (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
The development of a Russia-UAE fifth-generation fighter jet based on the MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: "Fulcrum") will be completed no earlier than 2025, the CEO of the Rostec State Corporation said Monday. "We shall probably begin this work next year. The project is difficult, I think the plane will be created in seven or eight years, no earlier, Sergei Chemezov said during the IDEX-2017 ... more
Paris (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Airbus profits hit by military plane woes
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel
Moscow (UPI) Feb 20, 2017
Russian Helicopters in talks with India for 200 aircraft
Kymeta aimes to deliver terabyte connectivity to the car of the future
Redmond WA (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Kymeta, has announced that its 20 cm mTenna satellite antenna subsystem module (ASM) for the consumer connected car industry, successfully connected to the Intelsat satellite constellation. This successful test continues Kymeta's progress toward bringing high throughput, secure mobile connectivity to the automotive industry and follows the partnership announced with Toyota Motor Corporation at t ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Tesla slips back into red but revenue grows
Hanover NH (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment
Atlanta GA (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane and captures CO2
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Graphene from soybeans
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world's strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble soybean. Graphene is a carbon material that is one atom thick. Its thin composition and high conductivity means it is used in applications ranging from miniaturised electronics to biomedical devices. These properties also enable thinner wire connections; providing e ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
How to roll a nanotube: Demystifying carbon nanotubes' structure control
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Feb 10, 2017
UNIST to engineer dream diodes with a graphene interlayer
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 15, 2017
Graphene foam gets big and tough
Combining the ultra-fast with the ultra-small
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of terahertz electron dynamics of a semiconductor surface on the atomic scale. The successful experiment indicates a bright future for the new and quickly growing sub-field called terahertz scanning tunneling microscopy (THz-STM), pioneered by the University of Alberta in Canada. THz-STM allows researchers to image electron behaviour at ex ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Artificial synapse for neural networks
Nashville TN (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics
Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
A new spin on electronics
Machine-learning to inspire Singapore metro buildout
Singapore (UPI) Jan 25, 2017
Researchers are trying to distill smart transit philosophy into a machine-learning algorithm. Scientists hope their smart transit model will reveal a recipe for a smarter city, organized in way that relieves the congestion common on the mass transit systems of major cities. "Singapore needs an efficient transport system to support people's activities given the existing and planned infra ... more
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
Las Vegas (AFP) Jan 7, 2017
Cities vie to hop on super-speedy hyperloop rail
Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners
Manila (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
After two decades as a yoga missionary, Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez is unleashing her inner rage on the mining industry while aiming for Bhutan-style gross national happiness. Lopez has in recent months moved global commodity markets with a campaign to close roughly two-thirds of the existing mines in the Philippines, which is the world's biggest supplier of nickel ore and ... more
Hanoi (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths
Geneva (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tyres clogging oceans: report
Ithaca NY (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Underwater seagrass beds dial back polluted seawater


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