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July 17, 2017
AEROSPACE
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus



Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Pilotless aircraft, flying electric vehicles and bespoke air cabins are the future of flight, Airbus said Thursday. Paul Eremenko, the European plane-maker's chief technological officer, painted a picture of skies buzzing with new flight forms at the RISE tech conference held in Hong Kong. Airbus is already testing out what it calls a "module" cabin concept - passenger planes being tailored to different demands. "You can imagine on a flight to Vegas, you might have a casino module," sa ... read more

CAR TECH
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of around one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, local media reported Thursday, raising echoes of competitor Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Study: Mini cellular antennae helps turn muscle into fat
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
No matter how much you diet and hit the gym, muscle cells turn to fat as the body ages. Toned bods inevitably become flabby. Blame it on the cilia. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Windows Phone 8 fades out as Microsoft mulls mobile strategy
San Francisco (AFP) July 13, 2017
Microsoft has ended support for its Windows 8 smartphones, as the US tech giant focuses on other segments, amid ongoing speculation about its strategy for mobile. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Out of the woods: Thai 'hermits' harness web to go global
Khon Kaen, Thailand July 17, 2017
From communing with forest spirits to whipping up love potions, Thailand's cave-dwelling hermits once conducted their supernatural endeavours with just ancient magic and ritual as their guide. ... more
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TRADE WARS
Chinese group bids $11.6 bn for warehouse firm GLP
Singapore (AFP) July 14, 2017
A Chinese consortium on Friday offered more than $11 billion for Singapore's Global Logistic Properties Ltd, which provides warehouses for the likes of Amazon China and WalMart, as e-commerce drives demand for logistics space. ... more
TRADE WARS
Fitch keeps China's 'A+' rating but warns over debt
Beijing (AFP) July 14, 2017
Fitch Ratings warned Friday that China's growing debt could trigger "economic and financial shocks", but said it will maintain the country's A-plus rating with a stable outlook despite its concerns. ... more
TRADE WARS
China wants free trade deal with Canada
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
China, a country with one of the largest appetites for oil in the world, wants to start talks with Canada about a free-trade deal, the country's president said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Drilling slated for Arctic waters offshore Alaska in December
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Drilling by Italian energy company Eni is set for the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska in December, the U.S. Interior Department announced. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Most oil players losing confidence in the market, IEA says
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Oil market investors are losing confidence over OPEC's effort to offset the glut of supplies, though the impact could be hitting U.S. producers, the IEA said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libya gains balance Nigerian oil loss
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Disruption to Nigerian oil exports is offset by production gains from Libya, which is on pace to add another 100,000 barrels per day to the market, a market report found. ... more


First Trump offshore lease sale revised to reflect market conditions

OIL AND GAS
Oil output slow, steady for U.S. in Gulf of Mexico
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
The slow, but steady, gain in oil production expected from the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico shows the region is more stable than shale, a rig analyst said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norway's Statoil moves closer to South American oil prize
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Friday it extended its reach beyond Norway to acquire stakes in what could be one of South America's biggest prizes. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Total petroleum production in Norway higher than last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Total petroleum production in Norway so far this is more than 1 percent, or about 9 million barrels, higher than last year, the government said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Texas oil spill isolated, Magellan said
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
No injuries were reported and the release of oil from a pipeline in Texas was contained in a confined area, Magellan Midstream Partners said. ... more



Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy services. The announcement Thursday took the wraps off one of the secretive projects at the Alphabet unit X, known notably for its work on self-driving cars and internet balloons. Dandelion chief executive Kathy Hannun said her team had bee ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
(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
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 of the plasma required for the reactions. At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), researchers have found that coating tokamak walls with lithium-- a light ... more
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Smart transformers could make reliable smart grid a reality
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Study: Mini cellular antennae helps turn muscle into fat
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
First battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria is ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable energy potential in Africa and General Electric aims to ride that momentum, a regional manager said. GE sponsored a conference on renewable energy in the African sector, highlighting Algeria's lead in wind and solar power developments. By 2030, the government aims to install about 22,000 megawatts of renewable power, which would b ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
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
There Will Always be Sun on this Horizon
New Bedford MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A partnership between Beaumont Solar and Horizon Beverage is now powering its operations with clean, renewable solar power. Family-owned Horizon Beverage Company have announced their new 978kW DC solar PV system is in operation at their Norton, MA distribution facility. Horizon Beverage selected Beaumont Solar to fully engineer, design and construct the system. Consisting of 2,990 solar pa ... more
San Francisco, CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
SolarEdge Launching First PV Inverter-Integrated Electric Vehicle Charger
Bristol, UK (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Investors Generate 174,000,000 kWh of Renewable Electricity
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Solar cell design using diverse plant pigments
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France's new environment minister said Monday that nearly a third of the country's nuclear reactors could be shut under plans to scale back the amount of electricity produced from atomic power. In 2015, the previous Socialist-dominated parliament passed a law obliging the government to reduce the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent by 2025 compared with around 75 p ... more
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University. They've demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to corn stalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production, according to a study published this month on the cover of the ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
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Soldier killed in attack in Nigeria's oil-rich south
Warri, Nigeria (AFP) July 13, 2017
One soldier was killed and several others injured in an attack on military personnel in Nigeria's oil-rich south, a security source said on Thursday, in the second incident this month in the restive region. The attack happened in the early hours of Thursday in the Ogbogbagbene community, southwest of the Delta state capital Warri, according to locals. A source at Nigeria's Department of ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Oil prices stabilize after supply declined last month
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Oil output slow, steady for U.S. in Gulf of Mexico
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Most oil players losing confidence in the market, IEA says
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A consortium of international scientists led by a climate expert from USC have upgraded an open-source global database tracking the Earth's temperatures since 1 A.D. that further confirms that the Earth is warming at a rate unprecedented in recent geologic history. The database by the PAGES 2k Consortium relies on proxy data such as tree rings, corals, glacier ice, marine sediment and other such ... more
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Two significant warming intervals in southern China since 1850
New York (AFP) July 12, 2017
Bloomberg outlines plan to quantify US climate efforts
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
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
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Sikorsky receives CH-53D contract from Israel for parts, services
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Sikorsky has signed an agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defense to supply spare parts and engineering services for Israel's fleet of Ch-53D helicopters. The program is slated to last 7 years and will procure and deliver obsolete or diminished supply parts. Israel has operated the helicopter since 1969 and is the only remaining D model operator left in the world. Many parts are har ... more
Singapore (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Singapore developing space-based VHF communications for air traffic management
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Boeing receives contract for MH-47G special operations helicopters
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Leonardo contracted by Britain for Typhoon countermeasures upgrades
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of around one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, local media reported Thursday, raising echoes of competitor Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal. "The Stuttgart-based firm sold vehicles with higher levels of damaging emissions than allowed for almost a whole decade between 2008 and 2016, in Europe and the United S ... more
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Forget defrosting your car at a glacial pace
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 10, 2017
German 'dieselgate' investigators target Porsche employees
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
Carbon displays quantum effects
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Chemists at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have found evidence that carbon atoms cannot only behave like particles but also like waves. This quantum-mechanical property is well-known for light particles such as electrons or hydrogen atoms. However, researchers have only rarely observed the wave-particle duality for heavy atoms, such as carbon. The team led by Prof Dr Wolfram Sander and Tim Schlei ... more
Clemson SC (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Clemson researchers illuminate the field of microscopy with nanoparticle 'buckyswitch'
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Highly nitrogen and sulfur dual-doped carbon microspheres for supercapacitors
Onna, Japan (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Recruiting manganese to upgrade carbon dioxide
Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Renewed investigation of a molecule that was originally synthesized with the goal of creating a unique light-absorbing pigment has led to the establishment of a novel design strategy for efficient light-emitting molecules with applications in next-generation displays and lighting. Researchers at Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) demonstrated ... more
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
High-precision control of printed electronics
Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Molecular electronics scientists shatter 'impossible' record
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Three-dimensional chip combines computing and data storage
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Thailand approves $5.2bn for delayed China rail project
Bangkok (AFP) July 11, 2017
Thailand's military government on Tuesday approved $5.2 billion to build the first stretch of a high-speed railway that will ultimately link Bangkok to southern China, a massive joint infrastructure project with Beijing that has been dogged by delays. The project is part of China's huge regional infrastructure plan to build a high-speed rail network connecting the southern city of Kunming wi ... more
San Francisco (AFP) July 12, 2017
Hyperloop startup moves closer to near-supersonic rail
Bangkok (AFP) June 13, 2017
Thai junta vows to force through China railway
The Hague (AFP) June 1, 2017
Dutch group unveils Hyperloop test facility
200 green activists killed in 2016, record toll: watchdog
Paris (AFP) July 13, 2017
At least 200 environmental campaigners and protectors - 40 percent from indigenous tribes - were murdered around the world in 2016, the deadliest year on record, the watchdog organisation Global Witness said Thursday. The grim tally, double the number slain two years earlier, is the largest since the NGO began tracking such violence in 2002, it reported. The real number is probably hig ... more
Lowell MA (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Herbicide boost for tadpoles: study


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