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June 05, 2017
CAR TECH
Waymo turning tech talent to self-driving trucks



San Francisco (AFP) June 2, 2017
Alphabet-owned Waymo is putting its autonomous driving expertise to work in trucking, in a new track for the unit formerly known as Google Car. Tests taking place currently at a private track in California are to be followed up by trying out rigs, with drivers ready to take the wheels, on roads in Arizona later this year, according to Waymo. "We're taking our eight years of experience in building self-driving hardware and software and conducting a technical exploration into how our technology ca ... read more

TRADE WARS
Trump saw Paris climate pact as economic straitjacket
Washington (AFP) June 4, 2017
By exiting the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump says he sought to escape an economic straitjacket that would hinder him from making good on his populist campaign promises and pro-growth agenda. ... more
ENERGY NEWS
US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord
New York (AFP) June 2, 2017
State governors, city mayors and powerful companies united Friday in defiance of President Donald Trump's pledge to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord, pledging to meet greenhouse gas emission targets regardless. ... more
ENERGY NEWS
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal. ... more
TRADE WARS
Trade row blocks EU-China climate statement: EU source
Brussels (AFP) June 2, 2017
The EU and China failed Friday to formally endorse a joint statement on the Paris climate deal due to a lingering but separate trade row, a European source said. ... more
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CAR TECH
Germany finds emission-cheating gear on 24,000 Audis in Europe
Berlin (AFP) June 1, 2017
German authorities have found emissions-cheating devices on 24,000 Audi vehicles in Europe, including some 14,000 cars in Germany, transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said Thursday. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Apple readying Siri-powered home assistant: report
San Francisco (AFP) June 1, 2017
Apple is preparing to launch a connected speaker to serve as a smart home assistant in a challenge to Amazon Echo and Google Home, a news report said Thursday. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Snapchat's 'Spectacles' go on sale in Europe
Paris (AFP) June 2, 2017
Snap, parent company of the mobile application Snapchat, said Friday that its Spectacles sunglasses, which have built-in cameras, have gone on sale in Europe. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
A breakthrough for solar power in Arizona with EON battery stations
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
A network of batteries that will store energy generated from the sun has the potential to "revolutionize" the U.S. low-carbon grid, a German company said. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Google moves to block 'annoying' ads in browser
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Google is working to block "annoying" ads in its Chrome browser, part of a broader effort by industry players to filter out certain types of marketing messages that draw complaints. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Transocean aims to carve out niche
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Rig company Transcoean said it secured more than $1 billion for the sale of parts of its shallow-water fleet in a move that aligns with streamlining efforts. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Saudi Aramco contracts continue with Amec Foster Wheeler deal
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The steady stream of contracts with one of the world's largest oil companies continued Thursday, with Amec Foster Wheeler landing a deal with Saudi Aramco. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oklahoma raises tax on energy industry to offset economic strains
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The budget for fiscal year 2018 in shale-rich Oklahoma sends about $7 billion to state agencies, but remains off $37 million from this year, the governor said. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Replacing coal with solar can save lives and money
Houghton MI (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
In a new study published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from Michigan Technological University calculated the cost of combusting coal in terms of human lives along with the pote ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. labor report, Paris decision backlash send oil prices lower
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Perceived weakness on the margins of the U.S. labor sector and the reaction to the U.S. exit from the Paris climate deal hammered crude oil prices early Friday. ... more



India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal. Two days after US President Donald Trump sensationally announced plans to withdraw from the pact on curbing carbon emissions Modi said India would "continue working... above and ... more
New York (AFP) June 2, 2017
US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
US may do less harm outside climate pact than in it: analysts
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China further opens energy sector to private investment
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
Houghton MI (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Replacing coal with solar can save lives and money
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
A breakthrough for solar power in Arizona with EON battery stations
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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Dakota Access pipeline now operational, developer says
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Oil is now flowing through the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, carrying crude from Canada and North Dakota south to Illinois, its developer said Thursday. The pipeline, which sparked a months-long protest by Native Americans and environmental groups, is 1,172 miles long. It carries oil pumped out of the Bakken oil formation in Canada and parts of the northern U.S. plains south to ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
U.S. labor report, Paris decision backlash send oil prices lower
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Russia sees a lower-for-longer scenario for oil prices
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Texas envisions LNG leadership on global stage
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
Los Angeles (AFP) June 3, 2017
California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Washington (AFP) June 3, 2017
Isolated US lashes out at climate critics
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
San Francisco (AFP) June 2, 2017
Waymo turning tech talent to self-driving trucks
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 1, 2017
Daimler, VW eye China's electric car market
Berlin (AFP) June 1, 2017
Germany finds emission-cheating gear on 24,000 Audis in Europe
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
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 31, 2017
New method of characterizing graphene
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
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
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 30, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) May 30, 2017
A new spin on electronics
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Using graphene to create quantum bits
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Dutch group unveils Hyperloop test facility
The Hague (AFP) June 1, 2017
A Dutch group chasing technology luminary Elon Musk's vision of near-supersonic "Hyperloop" rail transport unveiled Europe's first test facility Thursday, aiming to start constructing a system within four years. Hardt, a company which grew from a group of technology students who won a competition set by Tesla founder and SpaceX head Musk earlier this year, unveiled their 30-metre (98-foot) t ... more
Nairobi (AFP) May 31, 2017
Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway
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
Slovenia's 'eco-hero' who crushed a cement giant
Trbovlje, Slovenia (AFP) June 4, 2017
When he saw swallows nesting in the barn for the first time in almost two decades, Slovenian farmer Uros Macerl felt vindicated. His exhausting battle against a polluting industrial giant had been worthwhile. A role model to some, an "eco-terrorist" to others, Macerl recently picked up one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards for shutting down a cement plant owned by French c ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Mining for answers on abandoned mines
Washington (AFP) June 1, 2017
Scott Pruitt: EPA chief who urged Trump to ditch climate pact
Exeter UK (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Pollution 'devastating' China's vital ecosystem, research shows


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