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June 02, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
X-ray pulses create 'molecular black hole'



Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Scientists have used an ultra-bright pulse of X-ray light to turn an atom in a molecule briefly into a sort of electromagnetic black hole. Unlike a black hole in space, the X-rayed atom does not draw in matter from its surroundings through the force of gravity, but electrons with its electrical charge - causing the molecule to explode within the tiniest fraction of a second. The study provides important information for analysing biomolecules using X-ray lasers, as the scientists report in the journal Na ... read more

TECH SPACE
When gold turns invisible
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
A gold compound shifts from a visible fluorescence to emitting infrared when ground - a big shift with potential applications in bioimaging and security inks. Some materials luminesce, changin ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Wearable system helps visually impaired users navigate
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Computer scientists have been working for decades on automatic navigation systems to aid the visually impaired, but it's been difficult to come up with anything as reliable and easy to use as the wh ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Looking at complex light wave forms
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
For the first time an international research team under the direction of Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Sansone at the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg has been able to completely characterize ... more
TECH SPACE
Bamboo inspires optimal design for lightness and toughness
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
The spatial distribution of fibers in hollow bamboo cylinders is optimized to reinforce flexural rigidity, a new finding that sheds light on biomimetic approaches in the development of materials. ... more
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US may do less harm outside climate pact than in it: analysts
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
America's withdrawal from the climate-rescue Paris Agreement under Donald Trump is a blow to global unity but may be a blessing in disguise for the pact itself, observers said Thursday. ... more
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Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Captains of industry, corporations and business groups distanced themselves from the White House on Thursday, as many expressed frustration with President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Novel method to study quantum fluctuations in exotic phases of matter
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 31, 2017
We encounter phase transitions in our everyday lives when we witness water freezing or boiling. Similarly, quantum systems at a temperature of absolute zero also experience phase transitions. The pr ... more
TIME AND SPACE
'Quantum leap' for Liverpool
Liverpool UK (SPX) May 31, 2017
Physicists from the University of Liverpool have made a huge step forwards towards building a novel experiment to probe the "dark contents" of the vacuum. What we see, normal matter and light, only ... more
TIME AND SPACE
The synchronized dance of skyrmion spins
Washington DC (SPX) May 31, 2017
In recent years, excitement has swirled around a type of quasi-particle called a skyrmion that arises as a collective behavior of a group of electrons. Because they're stable, only a few nanometers ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Apple says payouts from App Store total $70 bn
San Francisco (AFP) June 1, 2017
Apple said Thursday it has paid out more than $70 billion to app developers since opening its App Store in 2008, and that the ecosystem is still growing. ... more


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TECH SPACE
Model for 2-D materials based RRAM found
Washington DC (SPX) May 31, 2017
Graphene and related two dimensional (2D) materials have raised massive interest and investment during the last years. However, the amount of 2D-materials-based commercial devices available in the m ... more
TECH SPACE
Argonne scientists make vanadium into a useful catalyst for hydrogenation
Lemont, IL (SPX) May 31, 2017
Just as Cinderella turned from a poor teenager into a magnificent princess with the aid of a little magic, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have transformed ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Imec Presents Highly Accurate Model for Energy Yield Prediction of Photovoltaic Modules
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 31, 2017
At this week's Intersolar Europe, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy, and digital technology, and partner in EnergyVille, will introduce simulation softw ... more
CARBON WORLDS
New method of characterizing graphene
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 31, 2017
Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing graphene's properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitan ... more



US may do less harm outside climate pact than in it: analysts
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
America's withdrawal from the climate-rescue Paris Agreement under Donald Trump is a blow to global unity but may be a blessing in disguise for the pact itself, observers said Thursday. This way, the Trump administration, heavily influenced by the fossil-fuel industry, will have less sway over the UN climate process, they said. "A rogue US can cause more damage inside... than outside of ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China further opens energy sector to private investment
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
San Diego CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics. The work appears in the April 19, 2017 issue of Advanced Energy Materials. The researchers made the printed batteries f ... more
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
Bochum, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production
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
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 represent a big challenge for the country comprising of 330 small islands. Currently, the country's energy supply is mainly based on polluting fossil fuels. The dependence on oil imports causes hi ... more
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
European Residential Solar Gets Smarter With Huawei Fusionhome
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 31, 2017
Imec Presents Highly Accurate Model for Energy Yield Prediction of Photovoltaic Modules
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
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
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
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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
World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout
Paris (AFP) June 2, 2017
World leaders reacted with anger and defiance after President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement. With France's Emmanuel Macron taking the lead, they lashed Trump's decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they portrayed as crucial for the planet's future. In an exceptio ... more
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Cape Town (AFP) June 1, 2017
Cape Town cuts back to survive worst drought in 100 years
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
Climate: What is the Paris Agreement?
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) June 1, 2017
Daimler, VW eye China's electric car market
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
New method of characterizing graphene
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 31, 2017
Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing graphene's properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitance of graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel's Department of Physics reported their findings in the journal Physical ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
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
Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) May 28, 2017
Inspired by how mammals see, a new "memristor" computer circuit prototype at the University of Michigan has the potential to process complex data, such as images and video orders of magnitude, faster and with much less power than today's most advanced systems. Faster image processing could have big implications for autonomous systems such as self-driving cars, says Wei Lu, U-M professor of ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) May 30, 2017
UW engineers borrow from electronics to build largest circuits in eukaryotic cells
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 30, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
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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
Washington (AFP) June 1, 2017
Scott Pruitt: EPA chief who urged Trump to ditch climate pact
Hanoi (AFP) May 29, 2017
Taiwan steel plant opens in Vietnam after fish deaths


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