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April 25, 2017
BIO FUEL
The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution



Paris (AFP) April 24, 2017
A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. "This discovery could be an important tool for helping to get rid of the polyethylene plastic waste accumulated in landfill sites and oceans," said Cambridge University professor Paolo Bombelli, co-author of a study published in the journal Current Biology. Polyethylene represents 40 p ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
Solar power reliability in Britain boosted with batteries
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Batteries deployed at solar farms in Britain could add reliability to the renewable energy portfolio in the country, developers said. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Quantum mechanics are complex enough, for now...
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Quantum mechanics is based on a set of mathematical rules, describing how the quantum world works. These rules predict, for example, how electrons orbit a nucleus in an atom, and how an atom can abs ... more
ENERGY TECH
Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published recently in Applied Physics Letters ... more
ENERGY TECH
Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
How do internal short circuit? Researcher Minho Kim has published his paper "A fast and efficient pre-doping approach to high energy density lithium-ion hybrid capacitors". Internal short-circ ... more
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TECH SPACE
Changing the game
Richland WA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
When Shuaiwen Leon Song boots up Doom 3 and Half-life 2, he does so in the name of science. Song studies high performance computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with the goal of making ... more
CHIP TECH
Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
The rising demand for increasingly sophisticated smartphones, tablets and home cinemas is a growing challenge for display technology. At present, organic materials are the most effective way to mast ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imaging
Pohang, South Korea (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
The concept of a perfect lens that can produce immaculate and flawless images has been the Holy Grail of lens makers for centuries. In 1873, a German physicist and optical scientist by the name of E ... more
CHIP TECH
New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech have discovered the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal - a new state of matter that may have applications in ult ... more
TECH SPACE
Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?
Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to fall ... more
TECH SPACE
Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
After extensive research, scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence that sheds new light on the melting of two-dimensional substances. ... more


Nature: 3-D-printing of glass now possible

TECH SPACE
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
A technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study materials at the nano-scale may have dramatic unintended consequences, new Oxford University research reveals. Focused Ion ... more
TECH SPACE
Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meet
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Materials science researchers have developed a model that can account for irregularities in how atoms arrange themselves at the so-called "grain boundaries" - the interface where two materials meet. ... more
CHIP TECH
Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that ... more
TRADE WARS
Israel signs deal to bring in 6,000 Chinese labourers
Jerusalem (AFP) April 23, 2017
Israel signed an agreement with China on Sunday to bring in 6,000 Chinese construction workers as the country seeks to address a housing shortage contributing to high property prices. ... more

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U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Making batteries from waste glass bottles
Riverside CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and provide more power with fewer charges to personal electronics like cell phone ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries
Albany NY (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
NYSERDA Announces $15.5 Million Available for Energy Storage Projects to Support the Electric Grid

Norwegian company envisions wind energy role for oil production
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
A Norwegian energy company said it was moving to the next phase of testing for a project that would use wind power to facilitate offshore oil production. DNV GL is leading a joint research project that includes the Norwegian Research Council, the regional subsidiary of Italian energy company ENI and U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil as its partners. The partnership is testing whether or not w ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Oklahoma to end tax credits for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Solar power reliability in Britain boosted with batteries
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Batteries deployed at solar farms in Britain could add reliability to the renewable energy portfolio in the country, developers said. Investment manager Ancala Partners and energy storage provider Anesco said their joint effort led to the completion of their first portfolio-scale deployment of batteries at 10 solar plants across Britain. Solar power is an intermittent source of r ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Center for Sustainable Energy Partners with EnergySage to Offer an Online Multifamily Solar Marketplace
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Swedish leading solar energy technology provider Midsummer offers complete BIPV metal roof systems
Binghamton NY (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Adjusting solar panel angles a few times a year makes them more efficient
Andra continues Areva contract to operate its Aube Surface Disposal Facility
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
AREVA, represented by its subsidiary STMI, has won the call for tenders to provide its services as industrial operator of the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management's Aube surface disposal facility. The contract, worth several million euros, covers the period from 2017 to 2022. As industrial operator of the site, AREVA's main responsibilities will be: + Acceptance, i ... more
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Degradable electronic components created from corn starch
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a degradable bioplastic derived from corn starch or other natural sources for use in more eco-friendly electronic components. They report their development in ACS' journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry ... more
Paris (AFP) April 24, 2017
The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Towards more efficient biofuels by making oil from algae
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Oil price rally cools after first round of French vote
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Crude oil prices got support early Monday from the weekend results of the first round of French presidential elections, which could be a test for the EU. Crude oil prices were losing ground in the waning sessions of April as investors shifted their attention from early concerns about tensions in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula back toward market fundamentals. An agree ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Iran sees oil reserve potential growing with new discoveries
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Chevron leaving Asian geothermal assets behind
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Reserve estimate raised for North Sea oil field
UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate deal
United Nations, United States (AFP) April 24, 2017
The UN's environment chief is confident that the United States will not pull out of the Paris climate deal and expects a decision from Washington next month. Erik Solheim told AFP in an interview on Monday that even if the United States withdraws, China and the European Union will step in and take the lead to implement the global agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "I am conf ... more
New Delhi (AFP) April 24, 2017
Indian minister ridiculed as bizarre drought plot backfires
Washington (AFP) April 22, 2017
In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism
Paris (AFP) April 21, 2017
Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwide
MILSATCOM 2017 - 26/27 April, 2017 Colorado Springs
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
The amount of electricity generated by coal since 2007 is down 40 percent as natural gas and renewable power capacity grows, the U.S. government reported. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a daily brief that coal accounted for about 30 percent of all of the electricity generated in the country last year. "As natural gas and renewables have increased their market ... more
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
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
Are human space babies conceivable?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can reproduce in space. Scientists will for the first time conduct an experiment to induce the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into germ cells on China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1 ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab
Wenchang, China (Sputnik) Apr 21, 2017
Tianzhou-1 space truck soars into orbit
Wenchang, China (AFP) April 20, 2017
China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1
Pressurized Perlan glider reaches new high altitude on journey to edge of space
Minden, NV (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider without an engine to the edge of space to collect ground-breaking insights on high-altitude flight, weather, and climate change, returned to flight this week at its U.S. headquarters at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Perlan Project Pilots Jim Payne and Miguel Iturmendi soared the pressurized glider to its highest altitude to date, reaching 30,61 ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Boeing pulls out of 'unfair' Belgian F-16 fighter replacement bid
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Singapore's air force upgrading Apache warfare systems
Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth
Shanghai (AFP) April 20, 2017
Southeast Asia's potential beckons as global automakers look beyond China's massive market to extend their sales boom in the region, but executives say they face a struggle to match the explosive Chinese growth. Chinese passenger-car sales have quadrupled over the past 10 years to 24.38 million last year, having become the world's biggest market in 2009. But with Chinese economic growth ... more
Shanghai (AFP) April 19, 2017
Automakers see promise in China car-sharing
Shanghai (AFP) April 23, 2017
China's quota threat charges up electric car market
Shanghai (AFP) April 21, 2017
Imitation Game: China carmakers ape foreign brands at Shanghai show
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
All in one against CO2
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
A "self-heating" boron catalyst that makes particularly efficient use of sunlight to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) serves as a light harvester, photothermal converter, hydrogen generator, and catalyst in one. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers introduce a photothermocatalytic reaction that requires no additives beyond water. This could form the basis of a new, more efficient process for ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Diamonds coupled using quantum physics
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Graphene Flagship researches create thin film transistors printed with layered materials
Hong Kong (AFP) April 4, 2017
'Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 mn in Hong Kong
Graphene 'copy machine' may produce cheap semiconductor wafers
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
In 2016, annual global semiconductor sales reached their highest-ever point, at $339 billion worldwide. In that same year, the semiconductor industry spent about $7.2 billion worldwide on wafers that serve as the substrates for microelectronics components, which can be turned into transistors, light-emitting diodes, and other electronic and photonic devices. A new technique developed by MI ... more
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics
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HK subway operator to help run UK's South West Trains
London (AFP) March 27, 2017
Hong Kong subway operator MTR Corporation has been picked to help run South West Trains, one of Britain's biggest rail franchises, the government said on Monday. MTR will operate SWT services alongside British train and bus company FirstGroup over the next seven years, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced in a statement. Their new joint venture First MTR South Western Trains Limi ... more
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 12, 2017
Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles
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
UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay
London (AFP) April 24, 2017
The British government is seeking to postpone the publication of its keenly-awaited air-pollution plan due to elections, raising the prospect a legal challenge. The High Court had demanded ministers come up with a plan to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution, largely caused by diesel emissions, by 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday. But the Downing Street office of Prime Minist ... more
Colombo (AFP) April 21, 2017
Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster
Paris (ESA) Apr 18, 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital


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