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June 01, 2017
BIO FUEL
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer



Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David Bellavance and Mohammad Saifur Rahaman demonstrate the viability of using anaerobic digestion in a low-temperature (20C) environment to conve ... read more

CARBON WORLDS
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Graphene, the two-dimensional, ultra lightweight and super-strong carbon film, has been hailed as a wonder material since its discovery in 2004. Now researchers are going beyond graphene and prepari ... more
ROBO SPACE
Teaching robots good manners
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making virtual and robotic assistants increasingly capable in performing complex tasks. For these "smart" machines to be considered safe and trustworthy ... more
SOLAR DAILY
New clean energy joint venture on Fiji Islands
Suva, Fiji (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Located to the north of New Zealand in the midst of the South Pacific the island state Fiji has to face the severe consequences of climate change. Rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions re ... more
SOLAR DAILY
European Residential Solar Gets Smarter With Huawei Fusionhome
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Huawei has announced the launch of Huawei FusionHome Smart Energy Solution for the European residential market. Unveiled at Intersolar 2017, Munich, Huawei FusionHome combines smart PV hardware and ... more
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TIME AND SPACE
A network of crystals for long-distance quantum communication
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) May 31, 2017
Quantum physic can guarantee that a message has not be intercepted before reaching its destination. Thanks to the laws of quantum physic, a particle of light - a photon - can be in two distinct stat ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Quantum states reveal themselves with measurable 'fingerprint'
Singapore (SPX) May 31, 2017
Researchers working in Singapore and the United States have discovered that all entangled states of two particles have a classical 'fingerprint'. This breakthrough could help engineers guard against ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Breakthrough curved sensor could dramatically improve digital camera image quality
Washington DC (SPX) May 31, 2017
If you've ever tried to take a picture in a dark restaurant, you know that it is difficult to get a clear, quality image. In the future, cameras might not struggle under these conditions thanks to a ... more
TECH SPACE
Solving the riddle of the snow globe
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) May 31, 2017
If you've shaken a snow globe, you've enjoyed watching its tiny particles slowly sink to the bottom. But do all small objects drift the same way and at the same pace? A new Tel Aviv University ... more
ROBO SPACE
Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand
Houston TX (SPX) May 31, 2017
Engineers working to add "muscle sense" to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects ... more
TECH SPACE
New method allows real-time monitoring of irradiated materials
Boston MA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new advance on a method developed by MIT researchers could enable continuous, high-precision monitoring of materials exposed to a high-radiation environment. The method may allow these materials t ... more


Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway

TRADE WARS
China manufacturing down for 1st time in 11 months: Caixin
Beijing (AFP) June 1, 2017
China's factory activity contracted in May for the first time in almost a year, independent figures showed Thursday, hinting at deteriorating conditions for goods producers in the world's second largest economy. ... more
CAR TECH
Continental partners with Baidu on connected cars
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 31, 2017
German car parts supplier Continental and Chinese internet giant Baidu will collaborate on technology for self-driving and connected cars, the two firms said Wednesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Stars align against crude oil prices as $50 comes under threat
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
A perfect storm of geopolitical and market issues put the $50 per barrel floor for crude oil prices under threat early in the Wednesday session. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Saudi Arabia rolls out $5.2 billion offshore support facility
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
The Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said Wednesday it established a joint venture with international partners to support the offshore oil and gas sector. ... 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
Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production
Bochum, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Chemists at the Centre for Electrochemical Sciences at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have developed a catalyst with self-healing properties. Under the challenging conditions of water electrolysis for hydrogen production, the catalyst material regenerates itself, as long as the components required for this are present in the electrolyte solution. A team involving Stefan Barwe, Prof Dr Wolfgang Sc ... 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
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services said this week at the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 conference, that it has exceeded $15 billion in renewable energy investment commitments in wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects globally. Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately $5 billion in renewable energy projects, excee ... more
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
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
European Residential Solar Gets Smarter With Huawei Fusionhome
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Huawei has announced the launch of Huawei FusionHome Smart Energy Solution for the European residential market. Unveiled at Intersolar 2017, Munich, Huawei FusionHome combines smart PV hardware and intelligent monitoring software with the connected technologies of the modern home. This combined solution enables customers to effectively manage their power consumption and maximize energy yields, d ... more
Suva, Fiji (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
New clean energy joint venture on Fiji Islands
Lund, Sweden (SPX) May 26, 2017
Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 26, 2017
How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells
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
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David Bellavance and Mohammad Saifur ... 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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Shell keeps exploration and production focus in Australia
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it was keeping its exploration and production portfolio in place in Australia, but stepping back from its aviation business. Shell's aviation subsidiary in Australia sold to independent Viva Energy Australia for $250 million in line with the Dutch supermajor's efforts to streamline its portfolio. Shell keeps its brand name visible in the aviation refueli ... more
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (AFP) May 31, 2017
Turkmenistan says to export 38 bcm of gas to China this year
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Stars align against crude oil prices as $50 comes under threat
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Holiday demand pushes gas prices slightly higher
Cape Town cuts back to survive worst drought in 100 years
Cape Town (AFP) June 1, 2017
As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents have been told to restrict showers to two minutes and flush toilets only when "absolutely necessary". The city - South Africa's biggest tourist hotspot - and the surrounding Western Cape province have been declared a disaster area by the local government, with just 10 percent of usable water left in the dams supplying the area. ... more
Washington (AFP) May 31, 2017
With or without Trump, US businesses moving on climate
New York, NY (SPX) May 31, 2017
Hotspots show that vegetation alters climate by up to 30 percent
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 30, 2017
As US weighs climate pullout, UN wants world to be more ambitious
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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Orbital ATK to produce components for B-2 stealth bomber
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Orbital ATK has received a $90 million contract from Northrop Grumman for composite materials meant for maintenance of the B-2 Spirit heavy stealth bomber. The production will include 17 Hot Trailing Edge, or HTE, parts for the bomber. Production will take place at Orbital ATK's Aerospace Structures Division facility in Dayton, Ohio, starting later this year. "We are honored to p ... more
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter passes design review
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Britain's Royal Navy delivers Sea King helicopters to Pakistan
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Saab contracted for maintenance of Gripen fighters
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 engines1. Although today's passenger vehicle engines are cleaner than ever before, their exhaust can still contain significant numbers of nanoscopic soot particles that are small enough to penetrate t ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 31, 2017
Continental partners with Baidu on connected cars
San Diego CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) May 24, 2017
China's Geely boosts expansion with Proton, Lotus stakes
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Graphene, the two-dimensional, ultra lightweight and super-strong carbon film, has been hailed as a wonder material since its discovery in 2004. Now researchers are going beyond graphene and preparing other 2-D films with extraordinary properties for applications in wearable electronics, sensors and energy storage. The cover story in Chemical and Engineering News (C and EN), the weekly newsmagaz ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
BESSY 2 experiment shows 3D graphene properties are tuneable
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
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboa ... more
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) May 30, 2017
A new spin on electronics
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
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Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway
Nairobi (AFP) May 31, 2017
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday inaugurated a Chinese-built railway, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence that is aimed at cementing its role as the gateway to East Africa. Cheering crowds waved at the passenger train as it sped past on its maiden journey from the port city of Mombasa, while residents sang and danced at each of the five stations that ... more
Cherepish, Bulgaria (AFP) April 30, 2017
China steams to the rescue for Bulgaria's creaking railways
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
Mining for answers on abandoned mines
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he's working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines. In the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Ippolito, associate professor of soil science at Colorado State University, hopes to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can reduce ... more
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Man-made air pollution in Europe dates back 2,000 years
Hanoi (AFP) May 29, 2017
Taiwan steel plant opens in Vietnam after fish deaths
Carletonville, South Africa (AFP) May 28, 2017
Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure


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