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May 31, 2017
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Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?



Seattle WA (SPX) May 31, 2017
Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington transportation engineers finds. In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Transportation Research Part D, researchers found that drones tend to have carbon dioxide emissions advantages over trucks when the drones don't have to fly very far to their destinations or when a delivery route has few recipients. Trucks - whi ... read more

TECH SPACE
Breaking glass in infinite dimensions
Durham NC (SPX) May 31, 2017
Zoom in on a crystal and you will find an ordered array of atoms, evenly spaced like the windows on the Empire State Building. But zoom in on a piece of glass, and the picture looks a bit messier - ... more
TECH SPACE
High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, Stanford scientists find
Stanford CA (SPX) May 31, 2017
High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study by Stanford researchers suggests. Huma ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Large Hadron Collider data to be translated for the piano
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
A team of particle physicists are trying their hands at musical composition. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
The Three Mile Island atomic power plant - site of the worst U.S. commercial nuclear accident in 1979 - will cease operations in 2019, owner Exelon Corp. announced Tuesday. ... more
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Engines fire without smoke
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) May 31, 2017
By observing the soot particles formed in a simple flame, researchers at KAUST have developed a computational model capable of simulating soot production inside the latest gasoline automobile engine ... more
BIO FUEL
A more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
Research at the University of Pittsburgh into a more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins, the building blocks for polymer production, was recently featured on the inside front cove ... more
ROBO SPACE
CMU's interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components a ... more
TECH SPACE
Neutron lifetime measurements take new shape for in situ detection
Washington DC (SPX) May 31, 2017
All matter making up the stars, our planet and life upon it came into existence 13.8 billion years ago as a result of the Big Bang. A millisecond after the Big Bang occurred, neutrons and protons fo ... more
TRADE WARS
Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector
Mumbai (AFP) May 31, 2017
Experienced Indian techie Raghu Narayanaswamy lost his job recently and fears he may not get another, as analysts warn of massive layoffs across the country's multi-billion-dollar information technology sector. ... more
TRADE WARS
China factory activity expands in May
Beijing (AFP) May 31, 2017
Activity in China's key factory sector expanded in May, official data showed Wednesday, in a sign of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy. ... more


EU, China seek tighter bond to face Trump

OIL AND GAS
Russia sees oil and gas cooperation potential with Saudi Arabia
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Russia sees new avenues for cooperation emerging with Saudi Arabia in sectors tied to oil and gas production and transportation, its energy minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norway lauded for energy and climate balance
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Norway's consistency as an oil and gas producer with ambitious renewable energy goals makes it a model for other nations, an international report found. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran could see new oil deals by July
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
By July, Iran could sign off on its first post-sanctions contract tied to the development of one of its largest oil fields, the country's oil minister said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
ExxonMobil faces climate showdown at annual meeting
New York (AFP) May 30, 2017
ExxonMobil's controversial stance on climate change will be back in the spotlight Wednesday when shareholders vote on an environmentalist-backed measure calling for an accounting of climate policy risk. ... more



China further opens energy sector to private investment
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports as domestic produ ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries
Houston TX (SPX) May 30, 2017
Rice University scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem. The Rice battery stores lithium in a unique anode, a seamless hybrid of graphene and carbon nanotubes. The material first created at Rice in 2012 is essentially a three- ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
Amherst MA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Gains in wind power in the United States are coming up from the state level, with California among the leaders, an industry report found. A report from the sidelines of a wind energy conference in California from the American Wind Energy Association finds the sector supports more than 100,000 jobs in the country. The state hosting the event is one of the national leaders in wind energy ... more
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge
Lund, Sweden (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material's ability to self-organise by standing on edge. The current research study deals with perovskite, a new and promising material ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 26, 2017
How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 26, 2017
Smart reform the key to unlock energy storage revolution
Pennsauken NJ (SPX) May 26, 2017
Keystone lowers energy costs with rooftop solar installation in New Jersey
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
The Three Mile Island atomic power plant - site of the worst U.S. commercial nuclear accident in 1979 - will cease operations in 2019, owner Exelon Corp. announced Tuesday. The plant, based in Middletown, Pa., and about 90 miles west of Philadelphia, has lost $300 million over the past five years because of the decline in energy prices, Chicago-based Exelon said in a filing with the S ... more
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel
Brussels (AFP) May 29, 2017
EU clears EDF takeover of Areva reactor business
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Discovery of an alga's 'dictionary of genes' could lead to advances in biofuels, medicine
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis. Scientists have learned in the past decade that the tiny, single-celled organism could be used as a source of sustainable biofuel and that it produces a substance called astaxanthin, which may be useful fo ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins
Daegu, South Korea (SPX) May 30, 2017
New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
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Israeli gas player Delek Group has strong first quarter
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Riding on the success of gas reserves off the coast of Israel and from the acquisition of a rival, Israeli company Delek Group said it has global ambitions. The company reported earnings of $61.5 million during the first quarter, more than double what it posted last year. Working through its subsidiaries, the company holds a considerable interest in the offshore Tamar and Leviathan gas ... more
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Iran could see new oil deals by July
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Demand may be dragging oil prices lower Tuesday
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Russia sees oil and gas cooperation potential with Saudi Arabia
Hotspots show that vegetation alters climate by up to 30 percent
New York, NY (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new Columbia Engineering study, led by Pierre Gentine, associate professor of earth and environmental engineering, analyzes global satellite observations and shows that vegetation alters climate and weather patterns by as much as 30 percent. Using a new approach, the researchers found that feedbacks between the atmosphere and vegetation (terrestrial biosphere) can be quite strong, explaining u ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 30, 2017
As US weighs climate pullout, UN wants world to be more ambitious
Sussex UK (SPX) May 31, 2017
'Heat island' effect could double climate change costs for world's cities
Davis CA (SPX) May 31, 2017
Tiny shells indicate big changes to global carbon cycle
From coal miner to writer of China's hit TV show
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, a 14-year-old coal miner bought a yellowing, torn copy of Honore de Balzac's biography from a book collector on the side of the street. He became engrossed in the text, and dreamt from then on that he would devote his life to literature - to become, as Balzac was, a "secretary transcribing history." Today Zhou Meisen is a celebrated 61-year- ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China
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
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
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
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BA flights disrupted for third day after IT crash
London (AFP) May 29, 2017
Passengers faced a third day of disruption at Heathrow on Monday as British Airways cancelled short-haul flights after a global computer crash that unions blamed on the outsourcing of IT services to India. The embattled airline said it was cancelling 17 short-haul flights from Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, but was aiming to operate a full long-haul schedule from the hub. It said it was ... more
Singapore (AFP) May 26, 2017
Singapore's BOC Aviation orders six Airbus jets worth $1.05 bn
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Military, civilian aviation leaders meet over pilot shortage issues
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
Boeing proposes E-8C JSTAR replacement
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
San Diego CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the Clean Air Act. During a year-long investigation, researchers found code that allowed a car's onboard computer to determine that the vehic ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) May 31, 2017
Engines fire without smoke
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) May 24, 2017
China's Geely boosts expansion with Proton, Lotus stakes
Hong Kong (AFP) May 23, 2017
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in sting
BESSY 2 experiment shows 3D graphene properties are tuneable
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Carbon is a very versatile element. It not only forms diamonds, graphite, and coal, but can also take a planar form as a hexagonal matrix - graphene. This material, consisting of only a single atomic layer, possesses many extreme properties. It is highly conductive, optically transparent, and is mechanically flexible as well as able to withstand loads. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov r ... more
Houston TX (SPX) May 26, 2017
Laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling
Houston TX (SPX) May 18, 2017
Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties
Madrid, Spain (SPX) May 18, 2017
Energy decay in graphene resonators
Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers
Boston MA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Quantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some computational problems. One promising approach to building them involves harnessing nanometer-scale atomic defects in diamond materials. But practical, diamond-based quantum computing devices will require the ability to position those defects at precise locations in complex diamond structures, where the defects ca ... more
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) May 28, 2017
Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels
Seattle WA (SPX) May 30, 2017
UW engineers borrow from electronics to build largest circuits in eukaryotic cells
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 30, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
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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
Taiwan steel plant opens in Vietnam after fish deaths
Hanoi (AFP) May 29, 2017
A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in Vietnam last year started operations on Monday, state media in Hanoi reported. The incident was one of the worst environmental disasters in Vietnam, decimating livelihoods along the central coast and sparking angry protests that continue today. The $11-billion Formosa steel plant in central Ha Tinh province w ... more
Carletonville, South Africa (AFP) May 28, 2017
Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China


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