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March 13, 2017
CAR TECH
Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15 bn



Jerusalem (AFP) March 13, 2017
Intel will buy Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for more than $15 billion (14 billion euros), the companies said Monday, in a deal signalling the US computer chip giant's commitment to technology for self-driving vehicles. Israeli media reported that the deal worth approximately $15.3 billion was the largest ever cross-border acquisition for an Israeli tech firm. It comes with Intel and Mobileye previously collaborating with German automaker BMW to develop self-driving cars. Intel and Mobiley ... read more

TECH SPACE
Photonic doping makes class of metamaterials easier to fabricate
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The field of metamaterials, an intersection of materials science, physics, nanotechnology and electrical engineering, aims to produce structures with unusual electromagnetic properties. Through the ... more
TECH SPACE
Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets - an alternative to graphene
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Techn ... more
CHIP TECH
Researchers flip a magnetic memory cell with a light pulse at record speed
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
University of Minnesota electrical and computer engineering researchers have created a magnetic tunnel junction that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second - a new re ... more
TECH SPACE
First exact model for diffusion in magnesium alloys
Chicago IL (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The movement of atoms in solids controls everything. In order to develop new materials, material engineers need to be able to predict how fast impurity atoms diffuse, or spread, in a crystal over a ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning indu ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Two leading organisations within the UK's nuclear industry, the Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), have signed a Memorandum of Und ... more
BIO FUEL
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
There have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme, but none have succeeded. Until now. With new findings from Chalmers University of Technology, the fatty acid synthase (FAS) enzym ... more
BIO FUEL
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Growing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to researchers who conducted a study ... more
SOLAR DAILY
One of the largest Solar Manufacturers in the US increases production capacity
Jackson MS (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Seraphim Solar has entered into their next phase of development- on target with initial projections. With 160MW of manufacturing capacity online as a component of its Phase 1 operation in Jackson, M ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems
Lappeenranta, Finland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countrie ... more


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SOLAR DAILY
Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites ... more
TECH SPACE
Sandia creates 3-D metasurfaces with optical possibilities
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Metamaterials don't exist in nature, but their ability to make ultra-thin lenses and ultra-efficient cell phone antennas, bend light to keep satellites cooler and let photovoltaics absorb more energ ... more
TECH SPACE
Conquering metal fatigue
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Metal fatigue can lead to abrupt and sometimes catastrophic failures in parts that undergo repeated loading, or stress. It's a major cause of failure in structural components of everything from airc ... more
CHIP TECH
Single molecule switch
Konstanz, Germany (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The theoretical physicists Junior Professor Fabian Pauly and his postdoc Dr. Safa G. Bahoosh now succeeded in a team of experimental physicists and chemists in demonstrating a reliable and reproduci ... more

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New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Even with international praise for its renewable energy strategy, New Zealand's government said there is room for improvement. An annual review of the New Zealand energy sector from the International Energy Agency described the country as a "success story" for its ability to advance on low-carbon options like hydro-electric power and geothermal energy, all without government subsidies. ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Feb 15, 2017
EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms
Taipei (AFP) Feb 12, 2017
Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights
Washington (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Republican ex-top diplomats propose a carbon tax
Australia PM, Musk discuss offer to fix power woes
Sydney (AFP) March 12, 2017
Australia's prime minister held talks with Elon Musk Sunday after the US innovator offered to solve the energy crisis plaguing a southern region in a hundred days - or install the technology free. Musk, the entrepreneur behind electric carmaker Tesla, made the pledge in response to power woes in South Australia, which was last year hit by a state-wide blackout after severe winds from an ... more
Ames IA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Discovery in new material raises questions about theoretical models of superconductivity
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
ORNL study examines tungsten in extreme environments to improve fusion materials
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
ABB delivers first urban battery storage solution in Denmark to support renewables
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French and Spanish energy companies said Monday they were setting their sights on building up the wind energy potential off the coast of France. French energy company ENGIE counts an installed wind power capacity of more than 1,700 megawatts in France and is now teaming up with its Spanish counterpart, EDPR, on plans to install as much as 750 MW of wind power offshore. According ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
U.S. solar market set new record in 2016
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The solar market in the United States had its best year on record in 2016, according to researchers with the Solar Energy Industries Association. In a study published by the industry group, researchers note the solar market nearly doubled its previous record, and added more electric generating capacity than any other source for the first time in history. The report, called the U. ... more
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
New study shines light on photosynthesis
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
SolarReserve Helps Netcare Lower Their Energy Costs
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Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective. Elizabeth Wildman, a PhD student in the research group led by Professor Steve Liddle based at The University of Manchester, has reported the first examples of ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
UN nuclear chief set for third term
Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees. "Mathematicians like translating biological processes into numbers," said Andrei Smertenko, assistant professor in Washington State University's Institute of Biological Chemistry. "I'm a biologist, and I want to help grow stronger, better trees." Breeding trees is a time-consuming and ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Yeast cell factories make gas, jet fuel alternatives
Argonne invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil
Lemont IL (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of oil bubbling from the sea floor weren't all collecting on the surface where it could be skimmed or burned. Some of it was forming a plume and drifting through the ocean under the surface. Now, ... more
Austin TX (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Researchers link methane in groundwater in Parker and Hood counties to natural sources
Dallas (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Oil falls to below $49 per barrel in selloff
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Low-cost monitoring device uses light to quickly detect oil spills
US desert songbirds at risk in a warming climate
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves in the desert of the southwestern United States are putting songbirds at greater risk for death by dehydration and mass die-offs, according to a new study. Researchers used hourly temperature maps and other data produced by the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) - a land-surface modeling effort main ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Investment vital to adapting to climate change in West Africa
Niamey (AFP) March 10, 2017
Niger drought leaves schools closed
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Soils could release much more carbon than expected as climate warms
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China says coal consumption falls for third year
Beijing (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
China's world-leading coal consumption fell for the third straight year in 2016, government data showed Tuesday, as the planet's biggest carbon emitter struggles to break its addiction to the heavily polluting fuel. Coal consumption fell by 4.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, and the share of coal in the country's energy mix slipped to 62.0 percent, down 2.0 percent year-on-year, the National ... more
Beijing (AFP) Feb 18, 2017
China halts N. Korea coal imports after missile test
Brussels (AFP) Feb 9, 2017
EU must shut coal plants by 2030 to meet climate pledge: study
Canberra, Australia (UPI) Feb 7, 2017
Do more to advance CCS, BHP Billiton says
China Plans to Launch 1st Probe to Mars in Summer 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China is expected to launch its first probe satellite to Mars in July or in August 2020, local media reported Tuesday. The People's Daily newspaper reported citing Wan Weixing, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, responsible for Beijing's Mars exploration program would arrive to Mars after seven months of flight and would start sending information back in 2021. The med ... more
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (XNA) Mar 09, 2017
China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017
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NASA Test Flights to Examine Technology for Improved Efficiency on Supersonic Aircraft
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
NASA is set to begin a series of supersonic flights that will examine efforts to improve the efficiency of future supersonic aircraft. The flights, which are expected to begin in March, will take place at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, and will follow developments identified by high-speed wind tunnel testing conducted at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia ... more
Amsterdam (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Fokker signs deal to supply, service Dutch air force
Moscow (UPI) Mar 9, 2017
Russia to receive 10 new Su-35S fighters in 2017
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
U.S. Air Force places $1B order for KC-10 engine support
'Global startup' vows autonomous car by 2020 in US
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
A "global startup" which makes electric racing vehicles unveiled plans Friday to sell a fully autonomous electric car in the US market by 2020. The company called Nio, founded by Chinese entrepreneur William Li and with offices in Silicon Valley, Europe and China, unveiled a prototype of the vehicle called Eve at the South by Southwest tech conference in Austin, Texas. According to a Nio ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 10, 2017
Uber backlash after Hong Kong drivers found guilty by court
Shanghai (AFP) March 10, 2017
China auto sales jump in February: industry group
San Francisco (AFP) March 12, 2017
California gives green light to self-driving car tests
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Czech scientists build non-metal magnet out of carbon
Prague (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Scientists in the Czech Republic created magnetized carbon by treating graphene layers with non-metallic elements. Their invention, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, is the first non-metal magnet to maintain its magnetic properties at room temperature. Researchers say the discovery has a wide array of potential applications in the fields of biomedicine and electronics. ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently
Birmingham UK (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
'Super-deep' diamonds may hold new information about Earth's interior
Single molecule switch
Konstanz, Germany (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The theoretical physicists Junior Professor Fabian Pauly and his postdoc Dr. Safa G. Bahoosh now succeeded in a team of experimental physicists and chemists in demonstrating a reliable and reproducible single molecule switch. The basis for this switch is a specifically synthesized molecule with special properties. This is an important step towards realising fundamental ideas of molecular e ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Researchers flip a magnetic memory cell with a light pulse at record speed
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The prototype of a chemical computer detects a sphere
Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 12, 2017
Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses. But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light rail system's opening, and for many residents the city's network of overcrowded minibus taxis remain the only op ... more
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
San Francisco (AFP) Jan 18, 2017
'Hyperloop' rail study for Slovakia-Czech connection
Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 12, 2017
At least 46 people died and dozens more were hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa, a tragedy squatters living there blamed on a biogas plant being built nearby. Saturday's landslide flattened dozens of homes of people living in the Koshe dump when part of the largest pile of rubbish collapsed, an AFP journalist said. Dagmawit Moges, head of the ... more
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Paris (AFP) March 3, 2017
City noise linked to hearing loss: study
Dhaka (AFP) March 6, 2017
Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries


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