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October 07, 2015
Fusion reactors 'economically viable' say experts
Durham NY (SPX) Oct 07, 2015
Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policy makers should start planning to build them as a replacement for conventional nuclear power stations, according to new research. Researchers at Durham University and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, have re-examined the economics of fusion, taking account of recent advances in superconductor technology for the first time. Their analysis of building, running and decommi ... read more
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Flipping molecular attachments amps up activity of CO2 catalyst
New research by chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators offers clues that could help scientists design more effective catalysts for transfo ... more

Toyota unveils self-driving car
Toyota Tuesday unveiled a car that can drive itself along a highway, the latest foray by a major manufacturer into the world of automated vehicles. ... more

Greenpeace mulls bid for Swedish lignite group
An unexpected bidder emerged Tuesday for the German lignite mining operations of Swedish utility Vattenfall: Greenpeace. ... more


Poroshenko Ends Cooperation With Russia on Nuclear Plant Construction
Kiev decided to scrap the agreement with Russia on the construction of two units of a nuclear power plant in Western Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a set of laws to t ... more


Nanocellulose materials by design
Theoretically, nanocellulose could be the next hot supermaterial. A class of biological materials found within numerous natural systems, most notably trees, cellulose nanocrystals have captured rese ... more
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Microalgae biomass as feedstock for biofuel, food, feed and more
Novel and scalable technology and production process combining algal biomass cultivation, harvesting and concentration as well as extraction and fractionation of fatty acids from the biomass results ... more

Semiconductor nanoparticles show high luminescence in a polymer matrix
Semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots (QDs) are increasingly being used as photoluminescent materials in bio-imaging, photonics, and optoelectronic applications. However, these QDs must h ... more
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Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

Ancestors of land plants were wired to make the leap to shore

Volcanic activity may have contributed to Cretaceous extinction

Montana student, professor discover earliest Jurassic corals

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Dinosaur population study reveals how Maiasaura lived and died

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Flame retardant breakthrough is naturally derived and nontoxic
Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often ... more

Anti-aging treatment for smart windows
Electrochromic windows, so-called 'smart windows', share a well-known problem with rechargeable batteries - their limited lifespan. Researchers at Uppsala University have now worked out an entirely ... more

International research team finds thriving wildlife populations in Chernobyl
A team of international researchers, including James Beasley, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Warnell School Forestry a ... more
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TEPCO Removes Protective Cover Over Crippled Fukushima Reactor
The Fukushima power plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced on Monday that the removal of protective dome installed over the first power generating unit was completed. Th ... more

New system allows heightened purity of a metal binding compound
A team of researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo) have demonstrated a novel means of pre-purifying a natural product generated from a biosynthetic platfo ... more
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NYT: Oil export push well-funded machine
The push to ease the ban on U.S. crude oil exports is a well-funded effort akin to a presidential campaign in terms of its political machinery, a report finds. ... more

Japan's Abe hails new trade era, hopes China will join pact
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed a deal to create the world's largest free trade area Tuesday as the start of a "new century" for Asia, and expressed hope China might one day join the historic accord. ... more

IMF gloomy on world economy as China slows
The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecasts for the world economy Tuesday, warning of increasing risks from the slowdown in China, which is dragging other emerging markets down with it. ... more

Recovery sentiment lifts oil prices
European support for Greek economic recovery and industry sentiments of upward momentum helped lift crude oil prices in early Tuesday trading. ... more

Gazprom: Nord Stream II not a new project
Parties to the twin Nord Stream pipeline through the Baltic Sea are covered for plans to expand the existing infrastructure, Russia's Gazprom said. ... more
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Canadian Oil Sands mulls takeover offer
The unsolicited bid put on the table by Suncor Energy is far below what represents a fair value, a main shareholder at target Canadian Oil Sands said. ... more

Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones
Microsoft unveiled its first laptop and its first Windows 10 smartphones Tuesday as it aims to widen the use of its new operating system in the mobile technology universe. ... more
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U.S. Navy sends guided-missile destroyer to Japan

Belarus says 'does not need' Russian airbase

Lockheed Martin delivers enhanced Patriot interceptor

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Prices at U.S. pumps hold steady


Rating for Chesapeake Energy lowered


Canadians cozy with Americans despite pipeline woes: polling


Africa could quadruple green energy production by 2030: report


China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'suddenly evaporates'


World Bank trims Asia forecast but says no China hard landing


Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security

France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit

Google parent Alphabet codifies doing the right thing

New 'greener' way to assemble materials for solar applications

DEWA names Schneider Electric as an approved PV Inverter Manufacturer

Graphene as a front contact for silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells

Research improves efficiency from larger perovskite solar cells

Tadiran batteries to power BrightSource's heliostats solar farm

Micro photosynthetic power cells may be the next green energy source

Green biomass entails potential as well as challenges

Boost for Scottish solar projects

Moventas rolls out breakthrough up-tower planetary repairs for GE fleet

US has fallen behind in offshore wind power

Volvo's Hagerstown MD site opens parking lot solar canopy

Invisibility cloak might enhance efficiency of solar cells

Barley straw shows potential as transport biofuel raw material

PowerClerk speeding time to solar interconnection across five US utilities

AREVA awarded contract for clean-up of a CEA facility in Saclay

EDF says ball in China's court on UK nuclear plant: FT

As China growth flags, analysts weigh alternative indicators

NASA CubeSats to test laser communication, tandem orbit

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