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July 26, 2016
Scientists unlock 'green' energy from garden grass
Cardiff, UK (SPX) Jul 26, 2016
Garden grass could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy, scientists have claimed. A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University's Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. It is the first time that this method has been demonstrated and could potentially lead to a sustainable way of producing hydrogen, which has enormous potential in the renewable ... read more

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Hey robot, shimmy like a centipede
Centipedes move quickly. And when one is coming directly at you, you might not care to spend a moment pondering its agility. So perhaps our lack of understanding about just why centipedes move with ... more

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases. The robots are designed to enter the human body, where they ... more

Electron spin control: Levitated nanodiamond is research gem
Researchers have demonstrated how to control the "electron spin" of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information proces ... more


Can palm oil be sustainable
Land used for palm oil production could be nearly doubled without expanding into protected or high-biodiversity forests, according to a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change ... more


Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity. Wh ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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India Continues to Push China to Support Its Nuclear Supply Group Bid
India will continue to engage China in order to obtain support for its inclusion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj said in the Parliament. "If someone do ... more

Pollution from commercial jets harms environment: US
Greenhouse gases emitted by commercial airplanes contribute to global warming and endanger public health and the environment, US officials concluded Monday, opening the path for regulation of passenger planes. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Colombia declares its Zika epidemic over

Nearly 300 dead or missing from China flooding: media

India to launch EO satellite jointly developed with US in 2021

Paleontology: Aftermath of a mass extinction

Earth's Magnetosphere Has a Large Intake of Solar Wind Energy

A recent pause in Antarctic Peninsula warming

Oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate change


Scotland working to protect EU relations
The Scottish government, which once pushed an independence bid in part on oil revenue, said every option is on the table for staying in the European Union. ... more

CleanFund to installers sell more solar to commercial building owners
CleanFund, the #1 specialty direct provider of long-term PACE financing for renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation and seismic improvements to commercial properties in the U.S., and ... more

Indian Scientists Go Nuclear to Provide Pure Water to Thirsty Sub-Continent
India may soon be able to achieve one of its most challenging development goals yet - providing safe, potable drinking water to a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian nuclear scientists have ... more
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Russia's TVEL Makes First Batch of Fuel for New Nuclear-Powered Icebreakers
Russia's TVEL company produced the first batch of nuclear fuel to be used in Russia's new serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreakers, the company's press service said Tuesday. Project 22 ... more

One of a Kind Nuclear Power Unit to be Connected to Electrical Grid
A third-generation reactor at the most powerful nuclear power unit in Russia's atomic energy network is expected to begin generating electricity by August, Aleksandr Shutikov, the deputy general dir ... more
Space News from
SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits

A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space

US Plan to Diversify Expendable Space Launch Vehicles Being Questioned

A 'matryoshka' in the interstellar medium

Small Elliptical Galaxy Actually a Giant Disk

World's most sensitive dark matter detector completes search


Russia Lays Down Nuclear-Powered Ural Icebreaker at Baltic Shipyard
St. Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Russia's second serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural has been laid down in St. Petersburg on Monday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported. ... more

Yahoo seals $4.8 bn deal with Verizon for its core assets
Yahoo sealed a deal Monday to sell its core business to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a two-decade run as an independent company for the internet pioneer. ... more

Mayer's experience, star power failed to revive Yahoo
She came to Yahoo with glamour, star power and a wealth of experience at rival Google that was expected to help revive the fortunes of the faded internet pioneer. ... more

Russian economy recovering slowly
With oil holding relatively stable, there are few restrictions on meeting inflationary goals by the end of next year, a Russian finance minister said. ... more

Market uncertainty drags oil prices lower
Pessimism about the market's trajectory combined with violence in Nigeria, an OPEC member, sent crude oil prices lower in early Monday trading. ... more


North Dakota rig count up 10 percent
The number of rigs actively exploring for or producing oil and natural gas in North Dakota is up 10 percent from last week, state data show. ... more

Nord Stream planners reviewing next steps
The planning companies behind an expansion to a natural gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea said they're exploring their options amid Polish anti-trust concerns. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New Naval Sonar Network to Allow Russia to 'Hear' Enemy Subs Via Satellites

Will Russia and China Build an SCO-Based Joint Missile Defense System

Russia Designing Blimps Aimed at Reducing Threat of US Cruise Missiles

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Raytheon developing next-gen airborne communications

China victory as SE Asian nations go easy on sea row

Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce

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Russian company Gazprom Neft pumping 67,000 barrels of oil a day in eastern Iraq


Oil spill threatens Saskatchewan drinking water


Martin Aircraft, Avwatch partner to market jetpack in U.S.


Total lands LNG deal with Japan


The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter - come rain or shine


Bank hacks raise fears for financial sector


End of an era: VCR headed for outdated tech heaven


China telecom giant Huawei first half revenue up 40%


Australia says no clues from FBI report on MH370 pilot


Smartwatch market slips on Apple decline: survey

Minimalist swimming microrobots

RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states

Quantum drag

Graphene photodetectors: Thinking outside the 2-D box

Unconventional quasiparticles predicted in conventional crystals

Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes

France's EDF to decide on UK nuclear project next week

Tesla plans new truck, bus and car-sharing system

MH370 hopes 'fading', search suspension looms

A full-filling approach to making nanotubes of consistent quality

WSU researchers determine key improvement for fuel cells

Weird quantum effects stretch across hundreds of miles

Computational design tool transforms flat materials into 3-D shapes

A glimpse inside the atom

Rice's 'antenna-reactor' catalysts offer best of both worlds

'Jumping film' harnesses the power of humidity

Researchers build a crawling robot from sea slug parts and a 3-D printed body

Chemists create microscopic and malleable building blocks

World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed

Turkish 'unity' rally condemns coup amid torture claims

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