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May 16, 2017
BIO FUEL
Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced



College Station TX (SPX) May 15, 2017
The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A and M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station. In addition to sequencing the genome, other genetic facts emerged that ultimately could help his team and others studying this green microalga furth ... read more

TECH SPACE
Inverse designing spontaneously self-assembling materials
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are exploring how molecular simulations with the latest optimization strategies can create a more systematic way of discovering new materials that ex ... more
TECH SPACE
Physical keyboards make virtual reality typing easier
Houghton, MI (SPX) May 16, 2017
Cranking out text is an integral part of our digital lives, but it's a field of research that has a surprising lack of emphasis in virtual reality (VR) development. "Lots of people are buying ... more
TECH SPACE
A bath for precision printing of 3-D silicone structures
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers have developed an oil-based "bath," or support system, that facilitates precise 3-D printing of silicon materials in a variety of shapes. They demonstrated the capability of this m ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Chemically tailored graphene
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 16, 2017
Two-dimensional graphene consists of single layers of carbon atoms and exhibits intriguing properties. The transparent material conducts electricity and heat extremely well. It is at the same time f ... more
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NANO TECH
Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the produc ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Beautiful, consistent carbon belts
Nagoy, Japan (SPX) May 14, 2017
Chemists have tried to synthesize carbon nanobelts for more than 60 years, but none have succeeded until now. A team at Nagoya University reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt in ... more
INTERNET SPACE
CMU researchers create touchpads with a can of spray paint
Pittsburgh, PA (SPX) May 15, 2017
Touch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, however, can turn surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes ... more
TECH SPACE
Study analyzes foods for radioactive substances
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2017
"Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested o ... more
ENERGY TECH
Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries
Champaign IL (SPX) May 15, 2017
The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation an ... more
CHIP TECH
Organic electronics: Semiconductors as decal stickers
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2017
No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and FSU Jena have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, whic ... more


Mini heat engine could power tomorrow's tiny machines

INTERNET SPACE
Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce
New York (AFP) May 14, 2017
Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce. ... more
TRADE WARS
China's Xi seeks to rewrite global trade rules as US retreats
Beijing (AFP) May 16, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to rewrite world trade rules and cast himself as a champion of globalisation as he capitalises on a US retreat into "America First" policies, analysts say. ... more
TRADE WARS
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
President Xi Jinping criticised protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning China as a champion of globalisation, and secured a free trade commitment from almost 30 other world leaders as the meeting wound up. ... more
TRADE WARS
China factory output slows in April as credit tightens
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China's factories and workshops saw their output slow sharply in April, data showed Monday, as the world's second-largest economy grapples with tighter credit and weaker demand. ... more



Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
A major Australian power grid operator was Thursday partially leased to a local-foreign consortium in a multi-billion-dollar deal, ending an international chase for electricity assets being privatised to raise funds for infrastructure projects. Australia's largest state New South Wales has sought to privatise three large power assets - TransGrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy - but faced ro ... more
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Understanding of superconductor's 'normal' state may help solve longstanding puzzle
Chicago IL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Since the discovery two decades ago of the unconventional topological superconductor Sr2RuO4, scientists have extensively investigated its properties at temperatures below its 1 K critical temperature (Tc), at which a phase transition from a metal to superconducting state occurs. Now experiments done at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Madhavan and Abbamonte laboratori ... more
Kent UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Harnessing geometric frustration to tune batteries for greater power
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Mini heat engine could power tomorrow's tiny machines
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
No batteries necessary, new medical implant derives energy from the human body
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Cornell University and Duke University is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new research offers insight into previously unknown ... more
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm
Solar power not a favorite for New Zealand
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Solar power isn't the best option for New Zealand compared with other renewables, but the opportunity could emerge as costs decline, a minister said. 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 ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Atomic-scale study could pave the way for better, longer-lasting solar cells
London, UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
Houghton MI (SPX) May 11, 2017
Installing solar to combat national security risks in the power grid
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa will relaunch plans to build nuclear power plants by signing new agreements with several countries, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said Saturday. A court in Cape Town last month ruled the government had failed to allow adequate public consultation for preliminary agreements with Russia, South Korea and the United States for the construction of eight reactors. Struggling to ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) May 10, 2017
Tunnel collapse at US nuclear site raises safety concerns
Los Angeles (AFP) May 10, 2017
Tunnel collapses at US nuke site, no radiation leak
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Plutonium research to aid nuclear cleanup techniques
Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced
College Station TX (SPX) May 15, 2017
The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A and M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station. In addition to sequencing the genome, ... more
Lancaster, UK (SPX) May 11, 2017
New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels
Hong Kong, China (SPX) May 11, 2017
Enhancing the efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel production
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Biomass powering U.S. military base
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Ivory Coast disappoints for African Petroleum
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
An exploration and production company with a core focus on West Africa said it had a setback offshore Ivory Coast, but brushed off the poor results. West Africa has emerged as a bright spot for new oil and gas discoveries. African Petroleum, an independent oil and gas company with a strong regional portfolio, said an exploration well off the Ivorian coast found oil, but nothing signific ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Oil prices search for new ceiling on production agreement
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Oil export value up 30 percent for Norway in April
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Eni starts gas production early in Indonesia
New scrutiny of poles as world braces for climate shifts: UN
Geneva (AFP) May 15, 2017
Scientists will intensify scrutiny of the polar regions as part of an international campaign to improve global weather predictions and minimise risks linked to rapid climate change, the UN said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said a full year would be dedicated to improving polar forecasting capacities in the Arctic and another year would be spent doing the same in Antarc ... more
Fairbanks, United States (AFP) May 11, 2017
Tillerson: Trump will not rush US climate policy review
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 15, 2017
Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) May 15, 2017
Shelf sediments reveal climate shifts through the eons
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Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
A gas leak has killed at least 18 people working in a coal mine in central China's Hunan province, state media reported on Monday. Another 37 miners were rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment following Sunday's accident at the Jilinqiao mine in Huangfengqiao township, according to Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities. Investigators are testing the gas while police have de ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
India's coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA completed its third mid-latitude Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) flight at 11:24 p.m. EDT, Saturday, May 6, after 12 days, 4 hours and 34 minutes aloft. Flight controllers at NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, conducted a controlled flight termination of the balloon, which slowly descended back to Earth impacting in the South Pacific Ocean about 200 miles south of ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 12, 2017
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Boeing receives Apache remanufacturing contract for UK
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Rolls-Royce to provide logistical, engineering support for the KC-130J
South Korea building world's largest test site for self-driving cars
Washington DC (UPI) May 10, 2017
South Korea plans to open the world's largest test site for self-driving cars in October, government officials said. K-City, an 88-acre site, is under construction and will provide testing ground as large as a city, according the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport said. K-City will be twice the size of MCity, the vehicle testing site in Ann Arbor, Mich. But it wi ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
Chicago IL (SPX) May 12, 2017
Experiments show that a few self-driving cars can dramatically improve traffic flow
Looking at light to explore superconductivity in boron-diamond films
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
More than a decade ago, researchers discovered that when they added boron to the carbon structure of diamond, the combination was superconductive. Since then, growing interest has been generated in understanding these superconducting properties. With this interest, a research group in India focused on a Fano resonance in a heavily boron-doped diamond (BDD) that involves the vibrational mod ... more
Nagoy, Japan (SPX) May 14, 2017
Beautiful, consistent carbon belts
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 16, 2017
Chemically tailored graphene
Washington DC (SPX) May 04, 2017
Deep-diving technology finds little filter feeder has giant carbon cycling impact
Materials research creates potential for improved computer chips and transistors
Lexington KY (SPX) May 15, 2017
It's a material world, and an extremely versatile one at that, considering its most basic building blocks - atoms - can be connected together to form different structures that retain the same composition. Diamond and graphite, for example, are but two of the many polymorphs of carbon, meaning that both have the same chemical composition and differ only in the manner in which their atoms ar ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2017
Organic electronics: Semiconductors as decal stickers
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) May 12, 2017
Model for multivalley polaritons
Espoo, Finland (SPX) May 12, 2017
Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered
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China steams to the rescue for Bulgaria's creaking railways
Cherepish, Bulgaria (AFP) April 30, 2017
"Granny Bear" has proved a big hit in Bulgaria since the 1930s steam train returned from retirement, chugging day-trippers through stunning scenery from Sofia to the Cherepish Monastery. "She is super, the engine, I like it better than a modern one!" said an excited Dimitar Kirilov, 12, taking the trip on the "Baba Metsa" train with his grandparents. A particular attraction is the luxury ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 29, 2017
First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run
London (AFP) March 27, 2017
HK subway operator to help run UK's South West Trains
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 12, 2017
Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrested another activist on Monday for organising protests over mass fish deaths caused by pollution from a steel plant, the same day a lawmaker resigned over the environmental scandal. Taiwanese steel firm Formosa was blamed for pollution last year which killed tonnes of fish, including rare species, and decimated livelihoods in coastal fishing communities in central Vietnam. T ... more
Miami (AFP) May 15, 2017
Plastic trash chokes remote South Pacific island
Antofagasta, Chile (AFP) May 15, 2017
Mining brings Chile city riches -- and fear of cancer
Paris (AFP) May 15, 2017
'Excess' car pollution killed 38,000 in 2015: study


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