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July 19, 2017
ROBO SPACE
Helping robots learn to see in 3-D



Durham NC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Autonomous robots can inspect nuclear power plants, clean up oil spills in the ocean, accompany fighter planes into combat and explore the surface of Mars. Yet for all their talents, robots still can't make a cup of tea. That's because tasks such as turning the stove on, fetching the kettle and finding the milk and sugar require perceptual abilities that, for most machines, are still a fantasy. Among them is the ability to make sense of 3-D objects. While it's relatively straightforward for robots ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Zvezda contributor Dmitri Yurov outlines the Russian Navy's plans for the construction of Arctic patrol ships with icebreaking capability, and Russian scientists' exploration into the use of laser t ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Water makes the proton shake
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The proton, the positively charged nucleus H+ of a hydrogen atom and smallest chemical species, is a key player in chemistry and biology. Acids release protons into a liquid water environment where ... more
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. ... more
CAR TECH
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE
NASA listens in as electrons whistle while they work
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Space is not empty, nor is it silent. While technically a vacuum, space nonetheless contains energetic charged particles, governed by magnetic and electric fields, and it behaves unlike anything we ... more
CAR TECH
Chinese bike-sharing startup aims at US with new model
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Rapidly growing bike-sharing startup Mobike already has 100 million users in China. And it's now looking to the US and Europe in the hope its unique "dockless" system can disrupt the industry. ... more
CAR TECH
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft's cloud computing platform will be used outside China for collaboration by members of a self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese internet search giant Baidu, the companies announced on Tuesday. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Michael takes long view with Dell 2.0; Qualcomm sees settlement with Apple
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
His first company became the world's largest maker of personal computers. Now Michael Dell says he is building a broader technology firm with similar ambitions. ... more
ROBO SPACE
India's Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Bangalore, India (AFP) July 14, 2017
Indian IT giant Infosys said Friday that artificial intelligence was key to future profits as it bids to satisfy clients' demands for innovative new technologies. ... more
AEROSPACE
Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study
New York (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for aircraft to take off in coming decades, a US study warned Thursday weeks after heat-related groundings in Arizona. ... more


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TRADE WARS
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
After riding a wave of anti-trade feeling to the White House, the Trump administration is taking a more traditional approach to resolving issues with China: a formal structure of talks that makes gradual, sometimes glacial progress. ... more
TRADE WARS
Chinese activist questions arrest in Ivanka Trump factory probe
Beijing (AFP) July 19, 2017
Labour activist Hua Haifeng had avoided legal trouble in his 14 years investigating companies in China, but that changed after he looked into a factory that made shoes for Ivanka Trump's brand. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Nigeria and the hunt for oil in Boko Haram's heartland
Lagos (AFP) July 19, 2017
Nigeria is reviving its search for oil in the country's conflict-riven northeast, aided by China and emboldened by gains made against Boko Haram. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libya called to share production plans with OPEC
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Libya has been called on by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to share production plans at a summit next week, an oil company director 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
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The expansion of renewable energy has been widely criticised for increasing weather-dependent fluctuations in European electricity generation. A new study shows that this is due less to the variability of weather than from a failure to consider the large-scale weather conditions across the whole continent: many European countries are unilaterally following national strategies to expand wind ener ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
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
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
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Zvezda contributor Dmitri Yurov outlines the Russian Navy's plans for the construction of Arctic patrol ships with icebreaking capability, and Russian scientists' exploration into the use of laser technology to ease navigation in previously impassable Arctic waters. In recent years, Russia has considerably expanded efforts to ensure sovereignty and security in the Arctic, building up new m ... more
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New research from a professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. "Methane is a biofuel commonly used in electricity generation and is produced by fermenting organic material," says Cigdem Eskicioglu, an associate professor with UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering. "The process can traditionally t ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks
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Libya called to share production plans with OPEC
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Libya has been called on by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to share production plans at a summit next week, an oil company director said. Libya and fellow OPEC member-state Nigeria are exempt from the multilateral agreement to stem production in an effort to offset some of the supply-side strains that last year pushed oil prices below $30 per barrel. Both countries ha ... more
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Gas prices nationwide holding steady
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Iran the winner in recent deal with Total
Lagos (AFP) July 19, 2017
Nigeria and the hunt for oil in Boko Haram's heartland
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California legislators late Monday approved extending the state's tough measures to fight climate change to 2030, a major victory for Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The "cap-and-trade" measure - which cuts greenhouse gas emissions by using free market methods - was approved by the state Assembly and Senate by a two-thirds majority. Brown, a 79 year-old governor of the most populous U ... more
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
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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Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell International and Pratt and Whitney have received requirements contracts totaling $27 million for engineering and research and development on secondary power systems for multiple platforms of the U.S. Air Force. The twin contracts, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will cover much of the U.S. Air Force's existing air fleet. The companies have been tasked ... more
Singapore (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Singapore developing space-based VHF communications for air traffic management
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Boeing receives contract for MH-47G special operations helicopters
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe. It said it had already launched a service action for other models and that, "in order to effectively improve the emissions of additional model series, Daimler has now decided to extend the service ... more
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Forget defrosting your car at a glacial pace
Fluorine grants white graphene new powers
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
A little fluorine turns an insulating ceramic known as white graphene into a wide-bandgap semiconductor with magnetic properties. Rice University scientists said that could make the unique material suitable for electronics in extreme environments. A proof-of-concept paper from Rice researchers demonstrates a way to turn two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) - aka white graphene - from a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Flourine lends white graphene new qualities
Clemson SC (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Clemson researchers illuminate the field of microscopy with nanoparticle 'buckyswitch'
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Carbon displays quantum effects
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
Kicking up a stink: Ukraine's Lviv blighted by trash crisis
Lviv, Ukraine (AFP) July 17, 2017
Ukraine's western city of Lviv is famous for its picture-postcard graceful domes and cobblestone streets but it's not such a pretty sight in the back alleys, which are blighted by growing mountains of garbage. Waste has not been removed from some neighbourhoods in the city of 700,000 people since May, with the stench scaring off tourists and a rat infestation threatening public health. ... more
Paris (AFP) July 13, 2017
200 green activists killed in 2016, record toll: watchdog
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Lowell MA (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra


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