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June 15, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel



Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Global climate change and the energy crisis mean that alternatives to fossil fuels are urgently needed. Among the cleanest low-carbon fuels is hydrogen, which can react with oxygen to release energy, emitting nothing more harmful than water (H2O) as the product. However, most hydrogen on earth is already locked into H2O (or other molecules), and cannot be used for power. Hydrogen can be generated by splitting H2O, but this uses more energy than the produced hydrogen can give back. Water splitting ... read more

TECH SPACE
Oyster shells inspire new method to make superstrong, flexible polymers
New York NY (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material that has extraordinary mecha ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Researchers demonstrate spin effects in solution-based nanocrystals
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Wet-chemically produced nanocrystals are becoming more and more powerful. They are already used in the background lighting of the latest generation of flat panel displays. In the future they will be ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar is proud to announce that all of our solar powered LED systems are now UL Listed. This listing covers all transit-related lighting products as well as all commercial solar LED ligh ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen - the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
IN the UK alone, some 1.5 million homes are equipped with solar panels, and it has been estimated that by 2020 the figure could soar to 10 million, with the prospect of lower energy bills for consum ... more
CHIP TECH
Building 'OLEDs' from the ground up for better electronics
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
From smartphones to TVs and laptops, light emitting diode (LED) displays are ubiquitous. OLEDs (where the O denotes they are organic, or carbon-based) are among the most energy efficient of these de ... more
CAR TECH
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Stanford scientists have made a breakthrough in the quest to wirelessly charge a moving electric vehicle. ... more
TRADE WARS
IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China must quicken the pace of reforms and do more to curb rising debt, the IMF said Wednesday as it raised its growth forecast for the world's number two economy. ... more
CAR TECH
Prized Hong Kong parking space sold for record $664,000
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Its property prices are famously sky-high but now a Hong Kong parking space has been sold for an eye-watering HK$5.18 million ($664,200) in what local reports said was a world record. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook's artificial intelligence researchers announced Wednesday they had broken new ground by giving automated programs or "bots" the ability to negotiate, and make compromises. ... more


China factory output rises in May but officials guarded

TRADE WARS
Britain can stay in EU but perks will end: Verhofstadt
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it currently has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
US Navy boats in Qatar for joint exercise
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Two US Navy vessels arrived in the Gulf on Wednesday for a joint exercise with Qatar's fleet, according to Doha state media. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices under strain from supply-side pressures
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Crude oil prices were under strain again in early Wednesday trading after the International Energy Agency reported headwinds for a balanced market. ... more
OIL AND GAS
North Dakota sees $45 per barrel as a threshold for production
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Though oil production in shale-rich North Dakota has improved, the sector could stall out if crude oil prices stay lower for longer, a state director said. ... more



Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
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
Batteries from scrap metal
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Chinese scientists have made good use of waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem by transforming rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the rust is converted directly into a compact layer with a grid structure that can sto ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
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
Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar is proud to announce that all of our solar powered LED systems are now UL Listed. This listing covers all transit-related lighting products as well as all commercial solar LED lighting systems for applications including pathways, roadways, parking lots, and general illumination. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global independent safety science company with more than a ... more
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
A Japanese court Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the government's pro-atomic push. Local residents lost their bid for an injunction to block the refiring of the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Genkai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan on safety grounds, according to a district court official. Th ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
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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Newly-formed Aker BP given Ba2 credit rating
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
In assigning a credit rating to newly-formed exploration and production company Aker BP, Moody's said the sector remains weak, but good opportunities exist. Aker BP, a merger of Norwegian energy companies and a national subsidiary of BP, emerged late last year and reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization at $485 million for the fourth quarter. On We ... more
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
US Navy boats in Qatar for joint exercise
Caracas (AFP) June 14, 2017
Senior Venezuela official quits over crisis reforms
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Market balance delayed, International Energy Agency says
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
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation
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
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
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
Experts told Sputnik they believe China's space ambitions are driven not only by the goal of space exploration itself but also by politics. Tommy Yang - China's commitment to its space exploration programs is driven by the same sense of national pride that fueled the "space race" between the Soviet Union and the United States in the 1960s, experts told Sputnik. China's space programs toppe ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China achieves key breakthrough in multiple launch vehicles
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's space station to help maintain co-orbital telescope
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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
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
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
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
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Building 'OLEDs' from the ground up for better electronics
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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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