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January 10, 2017
BIO FUEL
WSU researchers discover unique microbial photosynthesis



Pullman WA (SPX) Jan 10, 2017
Researchers at Washington State University have discovered a new type of cooperative photosynthesis that could be used in engineering microbial communities for waste treatment and bioenergy production. They report this week on the unique metabolic process seen for the first time in a pair of bacteria in Nature Communications. Photosynthetic bacteria account for nearly half of the world's food production and carbon-based organic material. The research could also improve understanding of lake ecology. ... read more

CARBON WORLDS
Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon cap ... more
TECH SPACE
Sea sponges offer clues to how human-made structures can resist buckling
Judging by their name alone, orange puffball sea sponges might seem unlikely paragons of structural strength. But maintaining their shape at the bottom of the churning ocean is critical to the creat ... more
CHIP TECH
Physicists solve decades-old scientific mystery of negative differential resistance
With a storied history that includes more than a half-century of research, a Nobel Prize, and multiple attempts at practical applications, the story of negative differential resistance - or NDR - re ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Telecommunications light amplifier could strengthen integrity of transmitted data
Imagine a dim light which is insufficiently bright enough to illuminate a room. An amplifier for such a light would increase the brightness by increasing the number of photons emitted. Photonics res ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
Epiphany School installs 25 kW solar PV system through partnership with Solect Energy
Epiphany School, an independent, tuition-free middle school dedicated to serving children from economically disadvantaged families, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA to install a 25 ... more
SOLAR DAILY
U.S. offshore regulator joins solar power trade group
A solar energy trade organization said Monday it named a top U.S. oil and gas administrator as its next president and chief executive officer. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to succeed
Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, comm ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Vortex to acquire a 365 MW solar energy portfolio in UK
Vortex has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100% of a 365 MW operational solar PV power portfolio in the United Kingdom, owned by TerraForm Power. The transaction is valued at a ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Where is heavy air pollution in Beijing from
Beijing's latest smog alert has dragged on into the first week of 2017. In fact, the joint prevention and control policy for atmospheric pollution in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region was announced a ... more


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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Controversial nuclear power plant near New York to close
The controversial Indian Point nuclear plant near New York will close in 2021, a casualty of low energy prices and relentless criticism by environmentalists, the power company announced Monday. ... more
CAR TECH
US charges VW executive with fraud in diesel scandal
US authorities charged a Volkswagen executive with fraud and conspiracy, saying he helped cover up the "dieselgate" emissions-cheating scandal, the Justice Department said Monday. ... more

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China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan
China's State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country's north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday to build the country's first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line, according to a governmen ... more
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets
The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in greenhouse gas emissions, a new Duke University study shows. "Based on our calculations, we won't meet the climate warming goals set by the Paris Agreement unless we speed up the spread of clean technology by a full order of magnitude, or about ten times faster than in the past," said Gabriele Manoli, ... more
Scientists discover a molecular motor has a 'gear' for directional switching

Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

Tesla starts mass production of batteries


The answer is blowing in the wind
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so traditional power plants must be kept running, ready to fill the energy gap at a moment's notice. Because the grid has no storage, and unlike coal or nuclear, there is no control over the fluctuating producti ... more
French power group aims to double wind capacity

New rules for micro-grids in Alberta

Offshore wind makes U.S. debut

The beating heart of solar energy
The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math, and found that a 3.6 square centimeter solar cell is all that is needed to generate enough power during winter and summer to power a typical pacemaker. The study is the first to provide real-life data about the potential of usi ... more
Artificial leaf goes more efficient for hydrogen generation

Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology

U.S. offshore regulator joins solar power trade group

AREVA NP supplies Safety Instrumentation and Control System for Generation 3 Reactor
AREVA NP supplied Rosatom with its safety instrumentation and control (I and C) system for its installation within unit 1 of the Novovoronezh-2 Russian nuclear power plant, which has been connected to the grid recently. AREVA NP supplied the digital reactor protection system based on the company's proven I and C platform TELEPERM XS. The system helps ensuring the safe condition of th ... more
Controversial nuclear power plant near New York to close

Battling energy crisis, Pakistan turns on fourth nuclear plant

Report finds additional radioactive materials in gas-well drill cuttings

Potential biofuel crops in Hawaii may successfully sequester carbon in soil
Two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii--sugarcane and napiergrass--may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Meghan Pawlowski from University of Hawaii Manoa, U.S., and colleagues. From a climate change perspective, replacing fossil fuel with biofuel makes sense only if the latter h ... more
WSU researchers discover unique microbial photosynthesis

Economics of forest biomass raise hurdles for rural development

Biomass operations aren't currently feasible in rural communities

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Petrol taxes drop globally despite climate change: study
The average tax on petrol in 157 nations fell 13 percent from 2003 to 2015, even as the world acknowledged the need to slash greenhouse gases from fossil fuels, researchers reported Monday. Over 13 years, consumption of gasoline rose in countries that lowered taxes or raised subsidies, they said in a study published in the journal Nature Energy. Though only a third of the nations analyse ... more
North American rig count rises

More oil flowing from Kurdish north of Iraq

Dallas Fed: Energy sector slump a 'small shock'

Obama again defends climate deal
President Barack Obama launched a fresh defense of emissions curbs against Donald Trump's plans to scrap a global climate deal, saying the accord was in America's interest Monday. Writing in the journal "Science" Obama said that the United States was proving that reducing greenhouse gases can help economic growth. Reforms can "can boost efficiency, productivity, and innovation," he said. ... more
Global warming hiatus disproved yet again

Scientists disprove global warming took a break

Tillerson called to testify on climate issues

MILSATCOM 2017 - 26/27 April, 2017 Colorado Springs
People aren't the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards
When the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Power Plan in 2015 it exercised its authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions to protect public welfare. The Plan, now the focus of escalating debate, also put the nation on course to meet its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement. Given that other pollutants are emitted from power plants - along with carbon dioxide - research h ... more
China to cut coal capacity by 800 million tonnes by 2020

Norway fund blacklists more coal groups over climate concerns

Black coal, thin pickings: China's miners face decline

China Space Plan to Develop "Strength and Size"
China wants to develop "strength and size" in its space program, a China National Space Administration official said last week. In the next five years, the country plans to speed up the development of its space program. China wants to become the first country to carry out a controlled landing of a probe on the far side of the moon in 2018. China also has plans to launch its first probe to the pl ... more
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China Plans to Launch 1st Mars Probe by 2020 - State Council Information Office

China to expand int'l cooperation on space sciences

Vanilla aircraft proves to be anything but plain
A DARPA-backed small business effort broke boundaries for long-endurance flight this month by launching a uniquely designed, combustion-powered unmanned aircraft that stayed aloft for more than two days and two nights. The flight was terminated several days ahead of schedule because of incoming weather. But the craft-built by Vanilla Aircraft of Falls Church, Virginia-landed safely with mo ... more
Leonardo Helicopters wins U.K. military support deal

U.S. Air Force upgrades A-10C search capability

MH370: No suspicions of crew, passengers, says French probe

US charges VW executive with fraud in diesel scandal
US authorities charged a Volkswagen executive with fraud and conspiracy, saying he helped cover up the "dieselgate" emissions-cheating scandal, the Justice Department said Monday. Oliver Schmidt, who led the German automaker's US regulatory compliance office from 2012 to March 2015, appeared in a Miami court Monday to face charges he knowingly lied to US regulators. He did not enter a pl ... more
The future of car tech: getting to know you

Renault-Nissan doubles down on autonomous cars

VW near $2 bn US criminal settlement in 'dieselgate': report

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A new approach to recycling greenhouse gases
Led by Yilin Hu, UCI assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at the Ayala School of Biological Sciences, the researchers found that they could successfully express the reductase component of the nitrogenase enzyme alone in the bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii and directly use this bacterium to convert CO2 to CO. The intracellular environment of the bacterium was shown to ... more
Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air

Diamonds are technologists' best friends

Graphene able to transport huge currents on the nano scale

Germanium's semiconducting and optical properties probed under pressure
Germanium may not be a household name like silicon, its group-mate on the periodic table, but it has great potential for use in next-generation electronics and energy technology. Of particular interest are forms of germanium that can be synthesized in the lab under extreme pressure conditions. However, one of the most-promising forms of germanium for practical applications, called ST12, ha ... more
Random access memory on a low energy diet

Physicists solve decades-old scientific mystery of negative differential resistance

Scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks

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Cities vie to hop on super-speedy hyperloop rail
US startup Hyperloop One on Friday disclosed a list of locations around the world vying to put near-supersonic rail transit system to the test. The startup company keen to revolutionize the way people and cargo travel said that 35 contenders remained from a field of 2,600 teams in a Hyperloop One Grand Challenge launched in May 2015. Viable submissions had to be condoned by government ag ... more
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