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July 03, 2017
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 poring over 30 to 50 years of earthquake rates from six of the top hydrocarbon-producing states in the United States and the top three provinces by output in Canada: North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. With only one exception, th ... read more

BIO FUEL
Biofuel from waste
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively high temperatures and too much energy are required. Using a novel cataly ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Exciting new material uses solar energy to remove man-made dye pollutants from water
Swansea UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A novel composite material has been developed by scientists in the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University which shows promise as a catalyst for the degradation of environmenta ... more
CHIP TECH
Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A discovery of how to control and transfer spinning electrons paves the way for novel hybrid devices that could outperform existing semiconductor electronics. In a study published in Nature Communic ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Tiny 'motors' are driven by light
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Science fiction is full of fanciful devices that allow light to interact forcefully with matter, from light sabers to photon-drive rockets. In recent years, science has begun to catch up; some resul ... more
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TECH SPACE
Fixation of powder catalysts on electrodes
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Chemists at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have developed a new method to tightly fix catalyst powders on electrode surfaces. Currently, the high physical stress induced on catalyst films by gas evolving r ... more
TECH SPACE
The sharpest laser in the world
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
No one had ever come so close to the ideal laser before: theoretically, laser light has only one single color (also frequency or wavelength). In reality, however, there is always a certain linewidth ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Table top plasma gets wind of solar turbulence
Mumbai, India (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Turbulent magnetic field dynamics that explain astrophysical phenomena like the evolution of stars could thus far be obtained only through observations via telescopes and satellites. Now a tea ... more
TECH SPACE
The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, INRS researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight ... more
TECH SPACE
New measurement will help redefine international unit of mass
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Using a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made their most precise determination yet of Planck's constant, an i ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Self-powered system makes smart windows smarter
Princeton NJ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Smart windows equipped with controllable glazing can augment lighting, cooling and heating systems by varying their tint, saving up to 40 percent in an average building's energy costs. These s ... more


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ENERGY TECH
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. Catalysts that drive the oxygen reduction reactio ... more
NANO TECH
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Engineers at Caltech have for the first time developed a light detector that combines two disparate technologies - nanophotonics, which manipulates light at the nanoscale, and thermoelectrics, which ... more
OIL AND GAS
RBC: Energy markets not taking Qatar risk seriously
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Lingering tensions in the Persian Gulf related to the diplomatic standoff with Qatar is a risk that's been largely ignored, RBC Capital Markets said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Kuwaiti oil exports to Japan increased
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Though Japanese crude oil imports fell more than 15 percent year-over-year, it's taken on more oil from OPEC member Kuwait, state media reported Friday. ... 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
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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
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
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
Swansea UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Exciting new material uses solar energy to remove man-made dye pollutants from water
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
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
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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
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Biofuel from waste
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
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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 poring over 30 to 50 years of earthquake rates from six of the top hydrocarbon-producing states in the United States and the top three provinces by output in Canada: North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Penn ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Crude oil prices extend rally, but it might not last
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Gas development boosts opportunities in British North Sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
U.S. now supplying LNG to South Korea
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
Paris (AFP) June 30, 2017
Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather
Berlin (AFP) June 29, 2017
EU 'more determined' than ever to fight climate change: Merkel
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 heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails: state media
Beijing (AFP) July 2, 2017
China on Sunday announced the launch of a powerful rocket designed to carry communication satellites into orbit had been "unsuccessful", in a glitch for the country's ambitious space programme. The Long March-5 Y2, Beijing's second heavy-lift rocket, blasted off at 7:23 pm (1123 GMT) Sunday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the tropical island province of Hainan "Abnormity was det ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
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Another approach to developing flying cars
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature - many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren't near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or rescue people. ... more
Vienna (AFP) June 29, 2017
Climate change can't halt Vienna third runway: court
London (AFP) June 15, 2017
BA flight disruption cost estimated 80m pounds
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
State Department approves India for C-17 buy
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. The government said the number of electric vehicles on the road was high, but more progress was needed to meet national goals. Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Natural Resources Minister Judith Collins unveiled new measures that would sprea ... more
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
S.Korean cars recalled in China as row hits sales
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
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
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 along wavelengths used in telecommunications. The work advances the possibility of applying quantum mechanical principles to existing optical fiber networks for secure communications and geographi ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
2-D material's traits could send electronics spinning in new directions
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
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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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