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June 28, 2017
WATER WORLD
Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable



Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal scholars argue in a letter published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The experts say the International Seabed Authority (ISA), which is responsible under the UN Law of the Sea for regulating undersea mining in areas outside national jurisdictions, must recognize this risk. They say it must also communicate the risk clearly to its member s ... read more

TECH SPACE
One billion suns: World's brightest laser sparks new behavior in light
Lincoln NB (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. By focusing laser light to a brightness one billion times greater than the surface of the s ... more
CHIP TECH
2-D material's traits could send electronics spinning in new directions
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
An international team of researchers, working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley, fabricated an atomically thin material and measured ... more
TECH SPACE
Nagoya University chemists turn metal catalysis on its head for a sustainable future
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
The uncertain future of oil feedstocks and environmental pressure are forcing the chemical industry to adapt and find new renewable sources to sustain its activities. Biomass from sources including ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Modulating the amplitude and phase of light is a key ingredient for many of applications such as wavefront shaping, transformation optics, phased arrays, modulators and sensors. Performing this task ... more
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OIL AND GAS
Hydraulic fracturing rarely linked to felt seismic tremors
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
New research suggests hydraulic fracturing and saltwater disposal has limited impact on seismic events. For the past two years, UAlberta geophysicist Mirko Van der Baan and his team have been ... more
SOLAR DAILY
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB's software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba ... more
TECH SPACE
3-D-printed jars in ball-milling experiments
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Mechanochemistry is a widespread synthesis technique in all areas of chemistry. Various materials have been synthesized by this technique when the classical wet chemistry route is not satisfactory. ... more
CHIP TECH
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
An international team led by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide al ... more
TECH SPACE
Piling on pressure solves enduring mystery about metal's makeup
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Scientists have solved a decades-old puzzle about a widely used metal, thanks to extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing. Their discovery reveals important fundamental aspects ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Don't leave baby boomers behind when designing wearable technology
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Wearable devices have been heralded as one of the next great technological frontiers. They can provide all users, including older ones, with constantly updated medical information by tracking cardia ... more


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ENERGY TECH
Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research-Ben-Gurion U
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
An innovative technique using light and tiny bubbles to propel microparticles at forces many times greater than previously achieved has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researche ... more
CAR TECH
New Zealand puts more emphasis on electric vehicles
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
New Zealand's government said Tuesday it was introducing new measures aimed at increasing the number of electric vehicles on the nation's roads. ... more
TRADE WARS
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. ... more
AEROSPACE
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
Shanghai (AFP) June 27, 2017
A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. ... more



Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
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
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery-described in a paper set to publish online in the journal Science on Thursday, June 22, 2017-could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO. "This catalyst produces a purer form of ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
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
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 venture called SOVENTIX Hybrid Limited to develop solar projects across Nigeria. With this agreement and respective capabilities, both companies secure a strong market position in the Nigerian solar ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Alberta unveils solar-power rebate program
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
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
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a 'clean' process using solar energy. Undertaken by University of Adelaide in collaboration with CSIRO, the research could make viable a process that has enormous potential to replace fossil fuels and ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn better used as food than biofuel
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
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Momentum building for LNG sector offshore Mozambique
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
The oil and gas division of General Electric said Tuesday it entrenched itself in the emerging natural gas sector in Mozambique with new supply contracts. GE Oil & Gas signed two five-year contracts with a regional subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni to provide equipment for offshore developments tied to Mozambique's gas assets. "As the only subsea production systems supplie ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Gas potential off the coast of Indonesia under review
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Safety issues uncovered at North Sea field
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
New oil production starts in the North Sea
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees Celsius in Greenland - as indicated by new climate calculations from researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Cardiff. Their study is the first to confirm that there have been situations i ... more
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio Tinto Monday recommended shareholders accept a new improved offer from Yancoal for its Australian coal assets, after the China-backed firm trumped a fresh bid from Swiss commodities giant Glencore. 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 ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
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
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
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
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NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. Senior exper ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter
Shanghai (AFP) June 27, 2017
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released Thursday. "It's just a waste," said Germain Belzile, one of the authors of the study, which examined electric vehicle subsidies offered by Canada's two biggest provinces Ontario and Quebec, which can ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
New Zealand puts more emphasis on electric vehicles
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
Part Plane, Part Car: Unique Russian Begalet Vehicle to Wow Enthusiasts
Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Modulating the amplitude and phase of light is a key ingredient for many of applications such as wavefront shaping, transformation optics, phased arrays, modulators and sensors. Performing this task with high efficiency and small footprint is a major challenge for the development of optoelectronic devices. In a recent paper published in Nature Photonics, ICFO researchers Dr. Achim Woessner ... more
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
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
Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronics
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential. In a paper published in "Science Advances," Jing Shi, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Arizona State Universi ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
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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
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts


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