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June 06, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
A new twist on the origin of uranium



Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Uranium, the radioactive element that fuels nuclear power plants and occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, is typically mined from large sandstone deposits deep underground. The uranium in these deposits, which are called roll fronts, has long been thought to form over millions of years via chemical reactions of sulfur and other non-biological compounds. This widely accepted textbook geology is being challenged by Colorado State University biogeochemists in a new study published June 1 in Nature ... read more

TIME AND SPACE
Muon magnet's moment has arrived
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
What do you get when you revive a beautiful 20-year-old physics machine, carefully transport it 3,200 miles over land and sea to its new home, and then use it to probe strange happenings in a magnet ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for more than a year
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Perovskite solar cells promise cheaper and efficient solar energy, with enormous potential for commercialization. But even though they have been shown to achieve over 22% power-conversion efficiency ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
New Geothermal Project Helps Create Clean Energy Future for Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
In another step toward creating a clean energy future for Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has entered a new 26-year power sales agreement for renewable geothermal ... more
THE PITS
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
Indian mining giant Adani on Tuesday said it will start work on a huge US$16 billion coal project that environmentalists warn will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef. ... more
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INTERNET SPACE
Queen's researcher's 'miracle material' discovery could end cracked smart devices
Belfast UK (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Currently, most parts of a smart phone are made of silicon and other compounds, which are expensive and break easily, but with almost 1.5 billion smart phones purchased worldwide last year, manufact ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Artificial transpiration for solar water purification
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Recently, solar steam and vapor generation is attracting a lot of attention with promising prospect in desalination, sterilization and chemical purification. However, in all the previous designs, be ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Lockheed Martin Partners with Metamaterial Technologies to support the Development of metaSOLAR
Halifax, Canada (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) has signed a $5.6M agreement with Lockheed Martin, which represents Lockheed Martin's first solar investment in Canada. MTI is developing a new product called me ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017
A Japanese utility switched on another nuclear reactor Tuesday in a small victory for the government's pro-atomic push, despite strong public opposition after the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Chemical 'dance' of cobalt catalysis could pave way to solar fuels
Lemont, IL (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
By splitting a water molecule into two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen, scientists can use the boundless energy of the sun to make a clean fuel. In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy ... more
WIND DAILY
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The largest regional investor in renewable energy, the Asian Development Bank said Monday it was pegging clean energy to development in Pacific economies. ... more


UQ physicist builds on Einstein and Galileo's work

INTERNET SPACE
Observation of the phase transition of liquid crystal defects for the first time
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
KAIST researchers observed the phase transition of topological defects formed by liquid crystal (LC) materials for the first time. The phase transition of topological defects, which was also t ... more
ROBO SPACE
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
San Josť, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
Apple will later this year release a "HomePod" music-centric smart home speaker, challenging a market currently dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russian LNG vessel christened in honor of former Total CEO
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The Kremlin said it was honoring the legacy of a former head of French energy company Total during a steering ceremony for Arctic liquefied natural gas. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Qatar row exposes energy risks, British trade group says
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Middle East geopolitical issues could present risks to the British energy supply, showing why London needs to capitalize on what's at hand, a trade group said. ... 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
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The largest regional investor in renewable energy, the Asian Development Bank said Monday it was pegging clean energy to development in Pacific economies. In an annual regional update, the ADB said it was working to promote renewable energy strategies in the Pacific region by helping to drive the low-carbon economy forward. The ADB's current portfolio of energy sector projects in the re ... more
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
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
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
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Artificial transpiration for solar water purification
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
A new twist on the origin of uranium
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Uranium, the radioactive element that fuels nuclear power plants and occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, is typically mined from large sandstone deposits deep underground. The uranium in these deposits, which are called roll fronts, has long been thought to form over millions of years via chemical reactions of sulfur and other non-biological compounds. This widely accepted textbook geol ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' 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 ... 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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Qatar row exposes energy risks, British trade group says
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Middle East geopolitical issues could present risks to the British energy supply, showing why London needs to capitalize on what's at hand, a trade group said. Saudi Arabia and several other nations in the Persian Gulf region severed diplomatic ties with Qatar during the weekend, citing Doha's alleged support for international terrorism. In a statement from the official Saudi Pre ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Russian LNG vessel christened in honor of former Total CEO
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Cuba could be a game changer, Australian oil company says
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Canada to discuss clean energy with China
Quantifying the effects of climate change
Paris (ESA) Jun 06, 2017
Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet. Estimates show that the global sea level is rising by about 3 mm a year. This is one of the major threats of global warming, especially for low-lyi ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) June 3, 2017
California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate
Montreal (AFP) June 5, 2017
Exit has 'galvanized' US support behind Paris accord; Bloomberg speaks out
Washington (AFP) June 3, 2017
Isolated US lashes out at climate critics
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
Indian mining giant Adani on Tuesday said it will start work on a huge US$16 billion coal project that environmentalists warn will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Billionaire chairman Gautam Adani said in Townsville that the board had made its "final investment decision" which marked the "official start" of the Carmichael coal mine, destined to be one of the world's largest. The ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
From coal miner to writer of China's hit TV show
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
Spotlight: First China-designed experiment flies to space station
Washington (XNA) Jun 06, 2017
SpaceX on Saturday launched a shipment of supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station, carrying for the first time an experiment independently designed by China. The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft lifted off on the company's Falcon 9 rocket at 5:07 p.m. EDT (2107 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. About 10 minutes later, SpaceX successfully lande ... more
Cape Canaveral FL (XNA) Jun 06, 2017
News Analysis: U.S.-China space freeze may thaw with new commercial pathway
Beijing (XNA) Jun 06, 2017
China willing to cooperate in peaceful space exploration: Xi
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
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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
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 ... more
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
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 31, 2017
Continental partners with Baidu on connected cars
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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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
The Hague (AFP) June 1, 2017
Dutch group unveils Hyperloop test facility
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
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Man-made air pollution in Europe dates back 2,000 years


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