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June 14, 2017
CARBON WORLDS
Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene



Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers have studied how light can be used to "see" the quantum nature of an electronic material. They managed to do that by capturing light in a net of carbon atoms and slowing down light it down so that it moves almost as slow as the electrons in the graphene. Then something special happens: electrons and light start to move in concert, unveiling their quantum nature at such large scale that it could observed with a special type of microscope. The experiments were performed with ultra-high q ... read more

CHIP TECH
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Silicon based CMOS (Complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) technology has truly shaped our world. It enables most of the electronics that we rely on today includ ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Yahoo signs off, completes sale to Verizon
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Internet pioneer Yahoo ended its two-decade run as an independent company on Tuesday, completing the sale of its core online assets to telecom giant Verizon. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Thai police bust 400,000 SIM card Chinese 'click farm'
Bangkok (AFP) June 13, 2017
Three Chinese men were detained in Thailand on Tuesday after police discovered they were running a 'click farm' from a house near the Cambodian border to generate likes for Chinese products on social media. ... more
TECH SPACE
The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
University of the Basque Country's researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size. In the article published b ... more
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CHIP TECH
Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths
Ames IA (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Zhe Fei pointed to the bright and dark vertical lines running across his computer screen. This nano-image, he explained, shows the waves associated with a half-light, half-matter quasiparticle movin ... more
TERROR WARS
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Chemical weapons are nightmarish. In a millisecond, they can kill hundreds, if not thousands. But, in a study published in the ACS journal Chemistry of Materials, scientists report that they have de ... more
FAST TRACK
Thai junta vows to force through China railway
Bangkok (AFP) June 13, 2017
Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said he would invoke his 'absolute powers' to clear hurdles holding up a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build a high-speed railway. ... more
CAR TECH
Uber loses key executive as inquiry report looms
San Francisco (AFP) June 12, 2017
A key Uber executive left the company Monday as the ridesharing giant prepared to release results of a far-reaching independent inquiry into misconduct and ethical practices. ... more
CAR TECH
Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence
San Francisco (AFP) June 14, 2017
Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. ... more
CAR TECH
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
They were named after a legendary Indian queen and were synonymous with Mumbai for half a century but the last Premier Padmini taxis will soon embark on their final journey - to the scrapyard. ... more


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TRADE WARS
China factory output rises in May but officials guarded
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
Output by Chinese factories and workshops topped expectations in May, but officials warned on Wednesday of lingering "unstable and uncertain factors" at home and abroad that could pose a threat to the Asian giant. ... more
CAR TECH
Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology
San Francisco (AFP) June 13, 2017
Apple views autonomous driving systems as a "core technology" for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview aired Tuesday. ... more
TRADE WARS
China-backed bank boasts rising lending power
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to more than double its lending power for regional projects over the next five years, a top executive said, denying it was an arm of the Communist Party. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shell payment disclosures welcomed, but with caveats
London (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Required transparency disclosures from Royal Dutch Shell are welcomed, but the disclosures are not widespread, advocates said Tuesday. ... more



Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
British energy company Centrica said Friday it was now a pure-European player after selling off parts of its Canadian partnership. Centrica holds a 60 percent stake in the Canadian exploration and production joint venture, CQ Energy Canada Partnership, and said it was now sold to a consortium led by Asian investors. "In line with its strategy announced in July 2015, the divestmen ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists from the Northeastern University, China, have developed a new method to diagnosis a serious electrical problem in microgrids. They published their work in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Microgrids are island-like pods of power generation wit ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Batteries from scrap metal
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
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
Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
To understand the nature of something extremely complex, you often have to study its smallest parts. In trying to decipher the universe, for example, we search for gravitational waves or faint waves of light from the Big Bang. And to comprehend the very essence of matter itself, we break it down to the subatomic level and use computer simulations to study particles like quarks and gluons. ... more
Cayce SC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
SCE and G Launches South Carolina's Largest Community Solar Program
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
US official backs clean energy cooperation with China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
U.S. solar power gaining momentum
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials can be done from a remote distance. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor Eunmi Choi of Na ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. Recycled polycarbonat ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
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Canadian oil hike puts Trudeau climate action in doubt
Montreal (AFP) June 13, 2017
Oil companies said Tuesday they planned to ramp up their output in Canada, throwing a wrench in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions. Currently the world's sixth largest oil producer, Canada expects to hike production by 32 percent to 5.1 million barrels per day by 2030, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. The additional outp ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Report: Big oil could find portfolio balance with renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Democrats aim to block Atlantic energy surveys
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Iran prioritizes development of shared oil fields
Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change deal, Britain's new environment minister said on Tuesday. "I think he is wrong. I think that we need international cooperation in order to deal with climate change," said Michael Gove, who was appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend. Gove, who has himself come under criticism ... more
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China rolls out green carpet for California on climate
Coal waste fuel may reduce anthropogenic emissions
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a technology for obtaining liquid fuel from coal wastes for thermal power stations (TPSs). This fuel is ten times more environmentally friendly that will make it possible to resolve two problems at once: to reduce the amount of anthropogenic emissions of TPSs and efficiently dispose wastes from coal processing and beneficiation. The res ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants
Sydney (AFP) June 11, 2017
Foreign bidding war for Rio's Australia coal mines
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
Seeds of 5,000-year-old tree bud after returning from space
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
Seeds from an over 5,000-year-old cypress in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have sprouted after being taken into space by Chinese astronauts last year. Twenty-eight seeds had sprouted by the end of May, Zhao Xia, from the rare tree germ plasm resources group, said Monday. The seedlings are now between three to five cm tall, according to Zhao. The over 20-meter-tall cypress ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
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KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft is undergoing testing at Benfield Anechoic Facility, or BAF, to ensure that it meets Federal Aviation Administration regulations and certifications requirements, the U.S. Air Force announced this week. The testing will also determine how resistant the KC-46A is to electromagnetic fields and other environmental factors using Department of Defense ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
Yangon (AFP) June 7, 2017
Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
F-35 flights grounded at Arizona base because of health concerns
Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence
San Francisco (AFP) June 14, 2017
Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination ... more
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
San Francisco (AFP) June 12, 2017
Uber loses key executive as inquiry report looms
San Francisco (AFP) June 13, 2017
Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology
Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers have studied how light can be used to "see" the quantum nature of an electronic material. They managed to do that by capturing light in a net of carbon atoms and slowing down light it down so that it moves almost as slow as the electrons in the graphene. Then something special happens: electrons and light start to move in concert, unveiling their quantum nature at such large scale th ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Revolutionary new materials for troubled carbon times: Super filters the world can afford
Onna, Japan (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Graphene enhancing our vision of the infinitely small
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths
Ames IA (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Zhe Fei pointed to the bright and dark vertical lines running across his computer screen. This nano-image, he explained, shows the waves associated with a half-light, half-matter quasiparticle moving inside a semiconductor. "These are waves just like water waves," said Fei, an Iowa State University assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an associate of the U.S. Department of Ener ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Nitrides in Transition
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Dallas TX (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design
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Thai junta vows to force through China railway
Bangkok (AFP) June 13, 2017
Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said he would invoke his 'absolute powers' to clear hurdles holding up a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build a high-speed railway. The two countries, who are increasingly close friends, have agreed to lay the track that will ultimately cut through the Laos' border to Thailand's south. Beijing's big plan is to link the southern Chinese city of ... more
The Hague (AFP) June 1, 2017
Dutch group unveils Hyperloop test facility
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
'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
Tunisia on Tuesday launched a special "green police" unit aimed at dealing with the proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened dramatically since the 2011 revolution. "May God help you - it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups. The North African country's rubbish woes have wo ... more
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map


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