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March 14, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New material helps record data with light



Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Russian physicists with their colleagues from Europe through changing the light parameters, learned to generate quasiparticles - excitons, which were fully controllable and also helped to record information at room temperature. These particles act as a transitional form between photons and electrons so the researchers believe that with excitons, they will be able to create compact optoelectronic devices for rapid recording and processing an optical signal. The proposed method is based on use of a ... read more

CHIP TECH
New way to tune electronic energy levels may lead to valleytronic devices
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Faster, more efficient data storage and computer logic systems could be on the horizon thanks to a new way of tuning electronic energy levels in two-dimensional films of crystal, discovered by resea ... more
TECH SPACE
MIPT physicists predict the existence of unusual optical composites
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Physicists from MIPT have predicted the existence of transparent composite media with unusual optical properties. Using graphics card based simulations, scientists studied regular volume structures ... more
TECH SPACE
New application of the selective laser melting method
Saint-Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and Delft University of Technology developed a technology for obtaining new metal structures by selective laser melting me ... more
ROBO SPACE
Songs that make robots cry
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Music, more than any art, is a beautiful mix of science and emotion. It follows a set of patterns almost mathematically to extract feelings from its audience. Machines that make music focus on these ... more
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WIND DAILY
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
The first turbines for the English Channel's Rampion wind farm, which will meet the demands of nearly 347,000 homes, are installed, a German company said. ... more
TRADE WARS
Family of Trump son-in-law in $4 bn deal with Chinese company
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
A company owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is set to receive more than $400 million from a Chinese firm that is investing in its Manhattan office tower, Bloomberg reported Monday. ... more
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. ... more
CAR TECH
Trump in Detroit this week to talk cars and deregulation
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
US President Donald Trump will head this week to Detroit to meet with auto industry executives and workers to discuss deregulation, one of his major policy promises, the White House said Monday. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
EU funding renewable energy efforts in Algeria
Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Algeria, a member of OPEC, will get support in its efforts to diversify its economy with a $42.7 million package supporting renewable energy, the EU said. ... more
THE PITS
17 killed in China coal mine accident: state media
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
Seventeen Chinese coal miners were killed when a lift used to move workers fell down a shaft, state media reported, the latest deadly mishap in the country's accident-prone coal-mining industry. ... more


China industrial output offers fresh sign of stability

TECH SPACE
Scientists develop new surface finishing for 3D-printing
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Researchers at Waseda University in Japan developed a process they say dramatically improves the quality of 3D-printed resin products. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
China's Wanda aborts bid for Golden Globes producer
Beijing (AFP) March 13, 2017
A $1 billion bid by China's Wanda Group for the operator of the Golden Globe awards has been aborted, the US firm's parent has said, following reports that it was sunk by a Chinese clampdown on overseas investments. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Yahoo names post-spinoff management team
Washington (AFP) March 14, 2017
Yahoo said Monday that board member and former internet executive Thomas McInerney would lead the business that remains after the sale of its core assets to Verizon is completed. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Europe vetting comments on Russia's control over gas
Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
All interested parties are invited to offer comments on whether or not Russian natural gas company Gazprom is playing by the rules in Europe, the European Commission said in a report on Monday. ... 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
Discovery in new material raises questions about theoretical models of superconductivity
Ames IA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity. The material is notable for having the high superconducting temperature of 35K without the need for small amounts of addit ... more
Sydney (AFP) March 12, 2017
Australia PM, Musk discuss offer to fix power woes
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
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
The first turbines for the English Channel's Rampion wind farm, which will meet the demands of nearly 347,000 homes, are installed, a German company said. German energy company E.ON said the first of the 116 turbines were installed off the coast of Sussex during the weekend. With a peak capacity of 400 megawatts, the Rampion wind farm will meet the average demands of nearly 347,000 aver ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
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
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 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. According to the study, a ... 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
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
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) enzyme has started to produce sustainable chemicals for biofuels. The results were recently published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. We are in great need of sustainable and clean alternative ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Yeast cell factories make gas, jet fuel alternatives
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AMEC Foster Wheeler agrees to $2.6B takeover by Wood Group
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Wood Group will purchase AMEC Foster Wheeler for $2.6 billion in a move that will combine two of Britain's largest energy services. In a statement announcing the acquisition, Wood Group leaders said the takeover is a boon to the company's business strategy and its relationships with clients. "The combination will create an asset-light, largely reimbursable business of greater sca ... more
Dallas TX (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Oil woes continue on reported G20 slowdown
Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Europe vetting comments on Russia's control over gas
Moscow (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Business confidence improving for oil-rich Russia
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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17 killed in China coal mine accident: state media
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
Seventeen Chinese coal miners were killed when a lift used to move workers fell down a shaft, state media reported, the latest deadly mishap in the country's accident-prone coal-mining industry. The accident occurred Thursday when a cable supporting a mining cage caught fire, causing the rig to tumble down into a state-operated coal mine in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Xinhua new ... more
Beijing (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
China says coal consumption falls for third year
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
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
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
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
MDH debuts multi-mission concept helicopter
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Arizona-based MD Helicopters has debuted a single-engine concept aircraft for the military, law enforcement, emergency medical services and special operations markets. The MD 6XX, displayed at last week's HAI Heli-Expo Trade Show & Exhibition in Texas, features a number of newly designed structural elements and technologically advanced systems, the company said. "With the develop ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Lockheed Martin upgrades Airborne Multi-INT Lab
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
NASA Test Flights to Examine Technology for Improved Efficiency on Supersonic Aircraft
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Boeing to sustain South Korea's F-15 fleet
'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
Jerusalem (AFP) March 13, 2017
Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15 bn
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
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
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
New way to tune electronic energy levels may lead to valleytronic devices
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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
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