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June 30, 2017
INTERNET SPACE
New femto-camera with quadrillion fractions of a second resolution



Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Researchers from ITMO University have built a setup for recording holograms of tiny objects like living cells with a femtosecond speed. The new method allows one to reconstruct phase topography of a studied sample according to deformations that emerge in a laser pulse when it passes through the specimen. In comparison to electron microscopes, the device can visualize transparent biological structures without introducing contrast agents. The paper was published in Applied Physics Letters. Vital act ... read more

TECH SPACE
A bioplastic derived from soy protein which can absorb up to 40 times its own weight
Seville, Spain (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Researchers from the group "Technology and design of multi-component products" at the University of Seville, together with experts from the University of Huelva, have obtained a natural bioplastic f ... more
ROBO SPACE
AI Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
How do you get a robot to recognize a surprise? That's a question artificial intelligence researchers are mulling, especially as A.I. begins to change space research. A new article in the jour ... more
TECH SPACE
True romance in the air at Tokyo virtual reality show
Tokyo (AFP) June 29, 2017
It is Saturday night and you want to have a date with someone special, but you're too tired to get off the sofa. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Silicon-on-Seine: world's biggest tech incubator opens in Paris
Paris (AFP) June 29, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the world's largest start-up incubator in central Paris on Thursday, taking the city a step closer to fulfilling its ambition of becoming Europe's technology capital. ... more
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ROBO SPACE
Snake robot could help maintain space station, explore moon
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Scientists at SINTEF, a research institute in Norway, are working on designs for a snake robot that could one day carry out maintenance missions on the space station and explore lava tubes on the moon. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s: reports
Seoul (AFP) June 27, 2017
The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said Tuesday. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume
New York (AFP) June 23, 2017
Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard - New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. ... more
TECH SPACE
Scientists find 3,000-year-old cloth, earliest evidence of chemical dyeing
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Archaeologists have recovered the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing. The evidence is a 3,000-year-old piece of cloth found in Israel's Arava desert. ... more
TRADE WARS
China factory activity picks up but analysts warn on growth
Beijing (AFP) June 30, 2017
An indicator of Chinese manufacturing activity beat forecasts in June but analysts warned that Friday's surprising result belied a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. ... more
AEROSPACE
BA flight disruption cost estimated 80m pounds
London (AFP) June 15, 2017
Three days of flight disruption at British Airways due to a massive computer crash last month will cost the airline an estimated 80 million Pounds (92 million euros, $102 million), its parent company said on Thursday. ... more


Oilfield services company Wood Group sees only modest recovery

OIL AND GAS
Largest floating LNG facility sets sail for home field in Australia
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
A floating production facility that will be used to tap into the natural gas reserves off the coast of Australia has left the shipyard, Shell said Thursday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Texas oil optimism entrenched, but clouds linger
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Economists in Texas said the ability to do more with less in the energy sector is a source of optimism, but broader trade issues could present headwinds. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shell endorses climate task-force recommendations
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
The first in the industry, Royal Dutch Shell said it's aligned with a transparency measure on climate steered by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil extends rally by another day
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
The rally in oil prices extended into Thursday in a sign the market has bounced off recent lows, though lingering economic concerns could undercut momentum. ... 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
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 researchers. The new technique could have significant implications in the development of micromotors and optical devices for use in solar cell optics. "What we ultimately hope to achieve is a highly accu ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Illuminating a better way to calculate excitation energy
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer life
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
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. The regions hardest hit are also those investing the most in solar energy installations: China, India and the Arabian Peninsula. The study ... more
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
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
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
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on fuel
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Farmers earn more profits when there is demand for corn for biofuel instead of for food only. This can lead some to convert grasslands and forests to cropland. This conversion, also called indirect land use change, can have large-scale environmental consequences, including releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere. To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use ch ... more
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
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
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Oilfield services company Wood Group sees only modest recovery
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Oilfield services company Wood Group said it was seeing signs of only minor recovery in the energy market, even as it lands a new offshore contract. "In the first half [of the year], we have seen continued challenges in our core oil and gas market with modest recovery only in certain areas," the company said in a statement Thursday. Profits for full-year 2016 were 62 percent lowe ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
British report eyes lower cost for North Sea decommissioning
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Texas oil optimism entrenched, but clouds linger
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Oil extends rally by another day
EU girds for stormy G20, climate battle with Trump
Berlin (AFP) June 29, 2017
European leaders vowed Thursday to defend the landmark Paris climate pact at a G20 summit next week, setting them on collision course with US President Donald Trump at what is expected to be a stormy meeting. Leaders of Germany, France, Italy and other EU economies acknowledged their long standing ties with Washington but said they would not give in on "existential" threats like global warmi ... more
Washington (AFP) June 29, 2017
Trump 'proud' of leaving Paris climate deal
Brussels (AFP) June 27, 2017
US mayors bypass Trump to back Paris climate goals
Paris (AFP) June 30, 2017
Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather
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 27, 2017
State Department approves India for C-17 buy
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Lockheed receives $257.8 million modification to F-35 contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Australia seeks specially-equipped Gulfstream aircraft
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
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
S.Korean cars recalled in China as row hits sales
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
New Zealand puts more emphasis on electric vehicles
Researchers create tiny sensor using 'white graphene'
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new method for creating tiny mechanical sensors using "white graphene." The sensor is made by placing white graphene, a 2D atomic sheet of hexagonal boron nitride, over the minuscule holes in a silicon substrate. Scientists say the material could serve as tiny gas and pressure sensors inside electronics. The hexagonal structure of white graphene is si ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons
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
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 its exotic and durable properties that make it a promising candidate for a budding branch of electronics known as "spintronics." The material - known as 1T'-WTe2 - bridges two flourishing fields ... more
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronics
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
New design improves performance of flexible wearable 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
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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