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July 07, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
Elon Musk's Tesla to build world's largest battery in Australia



Sydney (AFP) July 7, 2017
Elon Musk's Tesla will build what the maverick entrepreneur claims is the world's largest lithium ion battery within 100 days, making good on a Twitter promise to ease South Australia's energy woes. The region was hit with a total blackout when an "unprecedented" storm wrecked power transmission towers in 2016, and billionaire Musk in March offered to help with a battery farm. "This system will be three times more powerful than any system on Earth," Musk told reporters in the state capital Adela ... read more

ENERGY TECH
PPPL researchers demonstrate first hot plasma edge in a fusion facility
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Two major issues confronting magnetic-confinement fusion energy are enabling the walls of devices that house fusion reactions to survive bombardment by energetic particles, and improving confinement ... more
WIND DAILY
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls' wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become quieter. Researche ... more
BIO FUEL
Sea shells for sale: A new source of sustainable biomaterials
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Over 7 million tonnes of mollusc shells are discarded by the seafood industry each year as unwanted waste - and the vast majority of these shells are either thrown in landfills or dumped at sea. Dr ... more
ENERGY TECH
New material may help cut battery costs for electric cars, cellphones
Dallas TX (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
In the battle of the batteries, lithium-ion technology is the reigning champion, powering that cellphone in your pocket as well as an increasing number of electric vehicles on the road. But a ... more
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ENERGY TECH
International team develops new way to produce pure hydrogen efficiently
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Christopher J. Kiely, Harold B. Chambers Senior Professor, Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University, and an international team have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for produci ... more
CAR TECH
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, new Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced Thursday. ... more
CAR TECH
Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do
Osnabruck, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Can a self-driving vehicle be moral, act like humans do, or act like humans expect humans to? Contrary to previous thinking, a ground-breaking new study has found for the first time that human moral ... more
TECH SPACE
Scanning the surface of lithium titanate
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University and the University of Tokyo have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Scientists get first direct look at how electrons 'dance' with vibrating atoms
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first direct measurements, and by far the most precise ones, of how electrons move ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Chinese Solar Farm in the Shape of a Giant Panda Can Be Seen From Space
Datong (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
When astronauts look down at China in the future, it will not just be the Great Wall they can pick out. A huge solar farm has just been connected to the country's electricity grid and it is in the s ... more


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INTERNET SPACE
'Some' job cuts confirmed by Microsoft
San Francisco (AFP) July 6, 2017
Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Qualcomm steps up legal battle with Apple, asks iPhone ban
Washington (AFP) July 6, 2017
Qualcomm on Thursday escalated its legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit and requesting a ban on the importation of some iPhones, claiming unlawful and unfair use of the chipmaker's technology. ... more
TRADE WARS
Japan, EU seal landmark trade deal in challenge to Trump
Brussels (AFP) July 6, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and top EU officials agreed Thursday to the broad outline of a landmark trade deal, presented as a direct challenge to the protectionism championed by US President Donald Trump. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Mattis affirms US-Qatar cooperation: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed America's strategic security partnership with Qatar on Thursday, the Pentagon said, amid a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. ... 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
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 reaction that lets fuel cells turn chemical energy into electricity are usually made of platinum, which stands up to the acidic nature of the cell's charge-carrying electrolyte. But platinum is expensive, an ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
PPPL researchers demonstrate first hot plasma edge in a fusion facility
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
CAS researchers develop selective electrocatalysts to boost direct methanol fuel cell performance
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
International team develops new way to produce pure hydrogen efficiently
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls' wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become quieter. Researchers from Japan and China studied the serrations in the leading edge of owls' wings, gaining new insight into how they work to make the birds' flight silent. Their results, published in the journa ... more
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
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
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 environmentally-harmful synthetic dye pollutants, which are released at a rate of nearly 300,000 tonnes a year into the world's water. This novel, non-hazardous photocatalytic material effectively removes d ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 2, 2017
Californians take a shine to solar power
Sydney (AFP) July 7, 2017
Elon Musk's Tesla to build world's largest battery in Australia
Datong (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Solar Farm in the Shape of a Giant Panda Can Be Seen From Space
1.5-bn pound cost overrun at UK's Hinkley nuclear plant: EDF
Paris (AFP) July 3, 2017
A project to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Britain will overrun by 1.5 billion pounds ($1.95 billion, 1.71 billion euros) and may face further delays, its main supplier said Monday. EDF, the state-run French company that has the lion's share of the controversial scheme, made the announcement after a long review. EDF is part of a French-Chinese consortium that was awarded the two-re ... more
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Whether or not society shakes its addiction to oil and gasoline will depend on a number of profound environmental, geopolitical and societal factors. But with current oil prices hovering around $50 dollars a barrel, it won't likely be anytime soon. Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology t ... more
East Lansing MI (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Biofuel from waste
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
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Report: Heavy road freight nearly as polluting as coal
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
If nothing is done, trucks used to ship goods by road will produce as much pollution as coal used in the power and industrial sectors combined, a report found. A report published Monday by the International Energy Agency found that if no improvements are made to the global fleet of heavy trucks, oil demand from the sector will account for about 40 percent of the projected 2050 total dem ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
More oil possible from Libya, Nigeria, a report finds
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Halliburton acquires pumping service company
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Greenpeace: U.S. bowed to pressure over Atlantic energy work
Climate: Can G19 hold firm against Trump's G1?
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
Can a motley crew of countries grouping climate champions Germany and France with oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia muster a joint defence of the Paris Agreement against Donald Trump? This is the question for observers as the G20 group of major economies gathers in Hamburg amid a storm of geopolitical crises threatening to push climate change down the agenda. Since Trump announced last ... more
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
Climate change could make Sahel wet: study
Lisbon (AFP) July 3, 2017
US pullout gives 'global push' to climate deal: UN chief
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Concurrent hot and dry summers more common in future
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, data show, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change. The report by German environmental lobby group Urgewald comes as China seeks to fill a vacuum left by the United States following President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate agreement. Urgewal ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
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
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the Long March-3B launch, which failed to deliver the satellite as planned. The satellite conducted 10 orbit adjustments with its onboard thrusters and Wednesday reached its preset orbit at 101.4 degrees east ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 2, 2017
China heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails: state media
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Nanjing (XNA) Jul 02, 2017
Yuanwang-3 completes ship check mission, ready for Chang'e-5 lunar probe launch
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Orbital ATK repairing Iraqi trainer aircraft
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Orbtal ATK has announced receipt of a U.S. government contract to repair trainer aircraft flown by the Iraqi Air Force. The aircraft covered include 12 Cessna, 172 Skyhawks and five Cessna Caravans. "Orbital ATK has a proven track record of supporting the Iraqi Air Force and we are honored to further aid them with this latest contract," Cary Ralston, vice president and general ma ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Lockheed gets $74 million for F-35 production for Marines, Japan
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Boeing receives French E-3F Sentry AWACS contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
South Korean Coast Guard receives second S-92 helicopter
Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic
Hanoi (AFP) July 4, 2017
Officials in Vietnam's traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a city where two-wheelers are the main means of transportation. Hanoi is famed for legions of motorbikes - sometimes stacked with entire families or overloaded with deliveries - that clog roads in a fast-growing city with ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Baidu CEO's self-driving car stunt stumps police: media
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
Stockholm (AFP) July 5, 2017
Volvo to phase out petrol-only cars from 2019
Black carbon varies, but stubbornly persists, in snow and ice around the world
Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A new University of Colorado Boulder study comparing dissolved black carbon deposition on ice and snow in ecosystems around the world (including Antarctica, the Arctic, and alpine regions of the Himalayas, Rockies, Andes, and Alps) shows that while concentrations vary widely, significant amounts can persist in both pristine and non-pristine areas of snow. Black carbon is the soot-like bypr ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Researchers create tiny sensor using 'white graphene'
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
Three-dimensional chip combines computing and data storage
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
As embedded intelligence is finding its way into ever more areas of our lives, fields ranging from autonomous driving to personalized medicine are generating huge amounts of data. But just as the flood of data is reaching massive proportions, the ability of computer chips to process it into useful information is stalling. Now, researchers at Stanford University and MIT have built a new chi ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 4, 2017
Samsung to invest $18 billion in memory chip business
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting 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
Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Dunhuang is a typical desert basin in western China, with the Qilian mountains to the south, Kumtag desert and Lop-Nur to the west, Beisai mountain to the north, and Sanwei mountain to the east. Besides, the famous Taklimakan and Tengger deserts are also located in the west and east of Dunhuang region, respectively. Dunhuang is also a world-famous scenic spot, encompassing Mogao Caves, Cre ... more
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Herbicide boost for tadpoles: study
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom


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