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June 26, 2017
CAR TECH
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam



Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
A video uploaded online in August 2016 depicted the test drive of an "elevated bus" that cars could easily drive underneath. The video prompted awe and controversy - but now it seems the experimental bus project has come to a crashing halt. The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a futuristic vehicle that had a passenger carriage about 15 feet off the ground and space for cars to drive two-by-two through, was tested in Hebei. The test video went viral online due to the unusual look and futuristic potentia ... read more

THE PITS
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio Tinto said on Monday that Swiss commodities giant Glencore has upped its offer for the firm's Australian coal assets, raising the stakes in a bidding war with China-backed Yancoal. ... more
ENERGY TECH
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
At EPFL, researchers challenge a fundamental law and discover that more electromagnetic energy can be stored in wave-guiding systems than previously thought. The discovery has implications in teleco ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Catalyst that mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesis
Lexington KY (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
A team of chemists from the University of Kentucky and the Institute of Physics Research of Mar del Plata in Argentina has just reported a way to trigger a fundamental step in the mechanism of photo ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX, a leading global solar developer based in Germany, and Gentec EPC, a pioneer in the Nigerian energy industry and distributor of Cummins gas generators in Nigeria, have formed a joint ventu ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room- ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
A handful of the smaller Pacific island nations have access to up to $200 million to help finance renewable energy projects, the Asian Development Bank said. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is narrowing its focus to fewer communities as it prepares to further advance the next set of activities in the selection process for a deep geologic ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Alberta unveils solar-power rebate program
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Solar power in the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta has the potential to quadruple under an installation rebate program, the government said. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
At the end of April and the beginning of June 2017 respectively, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and its Belgian counterpart, the AFCN, approved the transport license for the new TN MW tra ... more


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TRADE WARS
China regulator inspects loans to major firms: Wanda
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's banking regulator has ordered an inspection of potentially risky loans to major Chinese companies that have invested heavily overseas, one of the firms under scrutiny said on Friday. ... more
TRADE WARS
Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 23, 2017
EU leaders on Friday poured cold water on a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in strategic European industries. ... more
CAR TECH
Geely seals Proton deal, eyes Lotus production in China
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) June 23, 2017
The parent of Malaysia's Proton said Friday that Chinese auto giant Geely will inject $40 million and an SUV product into the lossmaking carmaker, as it looks to access a Southeast Asian market dominated by Japanese automakers. ... more
CAR TECH
Part Plane, Part Car: Unique Russian Begalet Vehicle to Wow Enthusiasts
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
A state-of-the-art electric car which is capable of flying has been made by the Russian scientific development and production center Aviation and Space Technologies. In an interview with Sputn ... 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
Zig-zagging device focuses high-energy radiation emissions
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
There's no substitute for using the right tool for the job at hand. Using low-energy radiation sources simply isn't suitable for certain tasks: equipment used in cancer treatment requires a strong, monochromatic source of radiation to produce hard X-rays. Other similar radiation sources find applications in nuclear waste processing. To design devices that steadily emit a specific type of r ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
A seaweed derivative could be just what lithium-sulfur batteries need
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
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
Photopower for microlabs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
Corn better used as food than biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of econom ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
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Rosneft aims to export Egyptian natural gas
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Russian energy company Rosneft is expected to start exporting natural gas from an Egyptian field considered to be among the world's largest. Eni made its initial gas discovery in the Zohr field in Egypt two years ago and quickly described it as the largest ever made in regional waters and potentially the largest in the world. Egypt aims to become a regional hub for gas and liquefied nat ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Seismic surveys responsible for high zooplankton mortality rates
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Best days ahead for oil-rich Canada, prime minister says
Hobart, Australia (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The world's oceans are like brakes slowing down the full effects of greenhouse gas warming of the atmosphere. Over the last ten years, one-fourth of human-emissions of carbon dioxide as well as 90 percent of additional warming due to the greenhouse effect have been absorbed by the oceans. Acting like a massive sponge, the oceans pull from the atmosphere heat, carbon dioxide and other gases, such ... more
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio Tinto said on Monday that Swiss commodities giant Glencore has upped its offer for the firm's Australian coal assets, raising the stakes in a bidding war with China-backed Yancoal. Rio, the world's second-largest miner, said in January it was selling Coal & Allied to Yancoal Australia - majority-controlled by China's Yanzhou Coal - for US$2.45 billion. But Glencore, which like Yanc ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Coal waste fuel may reduce anthropogenic emissions
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space experts explain why Russian-Chinese cooperation on a new space station would undoubtedly benefit both sides. Speaking to journalists Monday on the sidelines of the international aviation show i ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit
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Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
The first of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft has been deliver to the Royal Air Force of Oman in a ceremony held this week. Commander of the Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani was present for the ceremony on Wednesday at Adam Air Base in Oman. The Royal Air Force of Oman currently relies on small numbers of F-16 fighters and Hawk light a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Congress considering restart of F-22 program
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Britain readies base for arrival of F-35 jets next year
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Grounded US F-35s to resume flying after oxygen problem
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
A video uploaded online in August 2016 depicted the test drive of an "elevated bus" that cars could easily drive underneath. The video prompted awe and controversy - but now it seems the experimental bus project has come to a crashing halt. The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a futuristic vehicle that had a passenger carriage about 15 feet off the ground and space for cars to drive two-by-two ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
Part Plane, Part Car: Unique Russian Begalet Vehicle to Wow Enthusiasts
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Such materials have attracted much attention owing to their unique optical properties and structures. In the study, the joint research team, led by Professor Byung Soo kim and Professor Oh Hoon Kwon has presented a unique des ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Graphene encapsulation provides unprecedented view of the diffusion and rotation of fullerene molecules
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
New chemical method could revolutionize graphene
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Researchers find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experiment
New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy. Wearable devices used to monitor a variety of health and environmental measures are becoming increasingly popular. The per ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Belfast UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices
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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
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park's coral reefs was declining. Downs, part of a team of experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Central Florida and the University of ... more
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj


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