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June 07, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
A stream of superfluid light



Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Scientists have known for centuries that light is composed of waves. The fact that light can also behave as a liquid, rippling and spiraling around obstacles like the current of a river, is a much more recent finding that is still a subject of active research. The "liquid" properties of light emerge under special circumstances, when the photons that form the light wave are able to interact with each other. Researchers from CNR NANOTEC of Lecce in Italy, in collaboration with Polytechnique Montreal ... read more

ROBO SPACE
Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people pick up in their day-to-day lives is a slippery task for robots. Irregularly shaped items such as shoes, spray bottles, open boxes, even rubber duckie ... more
BIO FUEL
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A promising avenue for the future of clean energy is to store it in the form of carbon-based fuels produced from renewable sources, effectively enabling the clean use of liquid fuels such as gasolin ... more
CAR TECH
Uber probe of cut-throat workplace triggers firings
San Francisco (AFP) June 6, 2017
Uber said Tuesday that an internal investigation into workplace misdeeds has resulted in 20 people being fired. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Tactile sensor gives robots new capabilities
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Eight years ago, Ted Adelson's research group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact w ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
New low-cost material for lighting and diagnostics produces white light imitating sunlight
Turku, Finland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a synthetic material based on the natural hackmanite mineral which produces broad spectrum white light in lamps. The hackmanite create ... more
ENERGY TECH
Electrocatalyst nanostructures key to improved fuel cells, electrolyzers
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Purdue University scientists' simulations have unraveled the mystery of a new electrocatalyst that may solve a significant problem associated with fuel cells and electrolyzers. Fuel cells, whi ... more
ENERGY TECH
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteri ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Device designed to exploit scattering of light by mechanical vibrations
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Researchers at the University of Campinas's Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute (IFGW-UNICAMP) in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, have theoretically developed a silicon photonic device that would enable optica ... more
BIO FUEL
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Winter is no time to flower, which is why so many plants have evolved the ability to wait for the snow to melt before investing precious resources in blooms. Waking up to flower as the warmer, ... more
SOLAR DAILY
PV Energy supports Housing Project in Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
The clean energy provider PV Energy has supported the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) in equipping 20 residential buildings of the National Housing Project with renewable power installation ... more


Lyft to bring autonomous rides to Boston with partnership

OIL AND GAS
Supply and demand factors leave U.S. gas prices stable
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
U.S. consumer demand isn't strong enough to match refinery output, leaving gas prices relatively stable as summer travel season kicks in, AAA reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Some bearish trends setting in for crude oil
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
U.S. crude oil exports, refining activity and the fallout for the geopolitical row over Qatar left a slight bruise on oil prices in early Tuesday trading. ... more
OIL AND GAS
More offshore oil openings from Trump draw criticism
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
The White House took another step to opening up offshore oil and gas reserves using a method that an industry critic said poses a real ecological threat. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico shows resilience
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
With crude oil prices in May holding above the $50 mark, analysis finds the U.S. Gulf of Mexico saw gains in exploration and production activity. ... 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
Electrocatalyst nanostructures key to improved fuel cells, electrolyzers
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Purdue University scientists' simulations have unraveled the mystery of a new electrocatalyst that may solve a significant problem associated with fuel cells and electrolyzers. Fuel cells, which use chemical reactions to produce energy, and electrolyzers, which convert energy into hydrogen or other gases, use electrocatalysts to promote chemical reactions. Electrocatalysts that can activat ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
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
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
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 potential benefits of switching to solar. Tens of thousands of Americans die prematurely each year from air pollution-related diseases associated with burning coal. By transitioning to solar photovo ... more
Turku, Finland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
New low-cost material for lighting and diagnostics produces white light imitating sunlight
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
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Winter is no time to flower, which is why so many plants have evolved the ability to wait for the snow to melt before investing precious resources in blooms. Waking up to flower as the warmer, longer days of spring arrive - and the risk of a damaging frost recedes - requires a process called vernalization, in which flowering is blocked until the plant senses a sufficient cold spell. ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
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Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico shows resilience
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
With crude oil prices in May holding above the $50 mark, analysis finds the U.S. Gulf of Mexico saw gains in exploration and production activity. Platts RigData, a forecasting unit within pricing group S&P Global Platts, revealed a total U.S. rig count for May at 1,026, up 6 percent from the previous month and more than double the level from one year ago. The U.S. waters of the G ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Gas-rich Russia next to ponder impact of Qatari dust-up
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Some bearish trends setting in for crude oil
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Supply and demand factors leave U.S. gas prices stable
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 (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Tillerson: Paris not an isolationist move
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
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
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Elbit supplying F-35 cockpit display replacement
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Elbit Systems of America is developing a cockpit display replacement unit for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightening II jet aircraft. Elbit said the value of the award from Lockheed Martin was not in a material amount. "Elbit Systems of America continues to demonstrate that we are a trusted and highly-capable partner for the F-35 program," Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executiv ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Mitsubishi completes construction of first F-35A
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Orbital ATK to produce components for B-2 stealth bomber
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter passes design review
Uber probe of cut-throat workplace triggers firings
San Francisco (AFP) June 6, 2017
Uber said Tuesday that an internal investigation into workplace misdeeds has resulted in 20 people being fired. The on-demand ride service said the terminations came as it looked into a total of 215 claims of discrimination, harassment, unprofessional behavior, bullying, retaliation and "physical security." The majority of the complaints were from workers in San Francisco, where Uber is ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 2, 2017
Waymo turning tech talent to self-driving trucks
Washington (AFP) June 6, 2017
Lyft to bring autonomous rides to Boston with partnership
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 1, 2017
Daimler, VW eye China's electric car market
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
Exeter UK (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Pollution 'devastating' China's vital ecosystem, research shows
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


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