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June 24, 2017
ENERGY TECH
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power



Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plasma physicists at Chalmers University of Technology have now taken us one step closer to a functional fusion reactor. Their model could lead to better methods for decelerating the runaway electrons, which could destroy a future reactor without warning. It takes high pressure and temperatures of about 150 ... read more

CHIP TECH
New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power we ... more
CHIP TECH
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
The problem is a fundamental incompatibility in communication styles. That conclusion might crop up during divorce proceedings, or describe a diplomatic row. But scientists designing polymers ... more
ENERGY TECH
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 ... more
SOLAR DAILY
NRL Issued Patent for Solar Microbial Fuel Cell
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, has received a U.S. patent for a self-assembling, self-repairing, and self-contained microbial photoelectro ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delayed the release of its long-overdue earnings again Friday, with the troubled conglomerate saying it needed more time to finish accounting work at its loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric (WEC). ... more
INTERNET SPACE
'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume
New York (AFP) June 23, 2017
Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard - New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Taiwan's Foxconn says Toshiba deal 'not over'
New Taipei City, Taiwan (AFP) June 22, 2017
The head of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn said Thursday its pursuit of Toshiba "is not yet over", a day after the Japanese firm announced it preferred another group of bidders to acquire its prized chip business. ... more
CAR TECH
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla said Thursday it was considering the possibility of manufacturing in China as it ramps up for expansion of its line of electric-powered cars. ... more
CAR TECH
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. ... more
TRADE WARS
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
The Hague (AFP) June 22, 2017
China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday. ... more


US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs

TRADE WARS
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 22, 2017
A push by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in Europe's key industries faced a setback on Thursday from EU partners who fear a rise of protectionism. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran begins sending gas to Iraq under major deal
Tehran (AFP) June 22, 2017
Iran has begun exporting gas through a pipeline to Baghdad under a deal set to make Iraq the Islamic republic's top customer, the oil ministry said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Alaska critical to U.S. energy strategy, federal government says
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
An estimated $3 million in high bids from an energy company looking to tap southern Alaskan waters is critical to U.S. interests, the federal government said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kuwaiti official says OPEC-led production cuts not working
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The multilateral effort to bring the global energy market back to a balance between supply and demand has fallen short, an exporter told a Kuwaiti news agency. ... more



Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
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
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Deputy head of the Russia's "Luch" laboratory Aleksander Pavkin said that a small-scale power source created in laboratory will be completely safe with respect to radiation, since the isotope does not emanate neutron or gamma radiation. Russia's "Luch" enterprise, which is part of the scientific division of Rosatom, has created a small-scale power source based on the radioactive nickel-63 ... more
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Battery improvements spark HEV EV market breakthrough
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
Photopower for microlabs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Using sunlight to the max
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
NRL Issued Patent for Solar Microbial Fuel Cell
S. Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors
Seoul (AFP) June 19, 2017
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In vowed on Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia's fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power. Moon, who swept to power with a landslide election win last month, campaigned on promises to phase out atomic energy and embrace what he says are safer and more environmentally-friendly power sources including solar ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Moscow (AFP) June 19, 2017
Russia sells stake in Akkuyu nuclear plant project in Turkey
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Corn better used as food than biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of econom ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
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Dallas Fed upbeat, but sees risk from lower oil prices
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Despite the recent downturn in crude oil prices, a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said the state economy is growing at a moderate pace. "The manufacturing and energy sectors saw continued job gains in May, as oil prices stabilized and the effect of the strong dollar on exports abated somewhat," the bank's latest report read. "The energy sector continues to make significa ... more
Bodo, Nigeria (AFP) June 22, 2017
Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Alaska critical to U.S. energy strategy, federal government says
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Oil prices showing clear signs of daily gains
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The world's oceans are like brakes slowing down the full effects of greenhouse gas warming of the atmosphere. Over the last ten years, one-fourth of human-emissions of carbon dioxide as well as 90 percent of additional warming due to the greenhouse effect have been absorbed by the oceans. Acting like a massive sponge, the oceans pull from the atmosphere heat, carbon dioxide and other gases, such ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
OECD: Air pollution, urbanization offsetting gains in renewables
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
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Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio Tinto Tuesday recommended China-backed Yancoal as the buyer of most of its Australian coal mines, rebuffing a surprise higher bid from commodities giant Glencore earlier this month. 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, which like Yancoal a ... more
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Coal waste fuel may reduce anthropogenic emissions
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants
Sydney (AFP) June 11, 2017
Foreign bidding war for Rio's Australia coal mines
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space experts explain why Russian-Chinese cooperation on a new space station would undoubtedly benefit both sides. Speaking to journalists Monday on the sidelines of the international aviation show i ... more
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
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit
Grounded US F-35s to resume flying after oxygen problem
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Dozens of F-35 stealth fighters that were grounded for 11 days due to an oxygen-supply problem aboard the expensive warplanes will resume flying on Wednesday, the US Air Force said. Investigators were unable to identify a root cause of the issue, which had prompted the 56th Fighter Wing of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona to ground its F-35s. "However, specific concerns were eliminated as po ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Congress considering restart of F-22 program
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin still moving F-16 production to South Carolina
Paris (AFP) June 20, 2017
Chinese and Russians aim to end Airbus-Boeing duopoly
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla said Thursday it was considering the possibility of manufacturing in China as it ramps up for expansion of its line of electric-powered cars. The California company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk said in an email it was in talks with the Shanghai Municipal Government "to explore the possibility of establishing a manufacturing facility in the region to serve the Chinese market." ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Chicago (AFP) June 20, 2017
Ford to import Focus cars built in China
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UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Such materials have attracted much attention owing to their unique optical properties and structures. In the study, the joint research team, led by Professor Byung Soo kim and Professor Oh Hoon Kwon has presented a unique des ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Graphene encapsulation provides unprecedented view of the diffusion and rotation of fullerene molecules
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
New chemical method could revolutionize graphene
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Researchers find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experiment
New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy. Wearable devices used to monitor a variety of health and environmental measures are becoming increasingly popular. The per ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Belfast UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices
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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
Vietnam environment official sacked over mass fish kill
Hanoi (AFP) June 21, 2017
A senior Vietnamese environment official has been fired for negligence over a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in a major environmental crisis last year, according to officials and state media. Luong Duy Hanh, director of Vietnam's Environment Protection Management Department, is the latest official to be punished over the toxic leak, which was blamed on a multi-billion dollar ste ... more
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Islamabad (AFP) June 22, 2017
Pakistani citizens gasp for clean air
Algiers (AFP) June 19, 2017
Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah


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