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July 26, 2017
BIO FUEL
Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels



Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently - in days instead of weeks - and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Researchers would like to produce algae efficiently because of its potential environmental benefits. Oil from the algae can be used as a petroleum alternative and algae also can be used as food, feed, fiber, fertilizer, pigments and pharmaceuticals. Growing and harvesting it in wastewater streams could al ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
Measure adds Aerial Solar Plant Inspections to Drone Services Portfolio
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Measure, a leading provider of drone services to enterprise customers, today launched new services for the solar energy industry with the introduction of a robust suite of drone inspection solutions ... more
CHIP TECH
Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Magnets and magnetic phenomena underpin the vast majority of modern data storage, and the measurement scales for research focused on magnetic behaviors continue to shrink with the rest of digital te ... more
CHIP TECH
Hamburg researchers develop new transistor concept
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Transistors, as used in billions on every computer chip, are nowadays based on semiconductor-type materials, usually silicon. As the demands for computer chips in laptops, tablets and smartphones co ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection. ... more
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ENERGY TECH
High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbon
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Researchers at North Carolina State University have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material. ... more
ENERGY TECH
First direct observation and measurement of ultra-fast moving vortices in superconductors
Jerusalem (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers have made the first direct visual observation and measurement of ultra-fast vortex dynamics in superconductors. Their technique, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, could cont ... more
ROBO SPACE
Australia's robo-footballers go for gold at world champs
Sydney (AFP) July 21, 2017
A roar rings out as a small, white robot wins a tussle for the ball and kicks it into the goal. ... more
TECH SPACE
Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
In order to send, receive, and process electromagnetic signals, antennas are used. An antenna is a device capable of effectively transmitting, picking up, and redirecting electromagnetic radiation. ... more
TECH SPACE
Future materials are becoming 'topological'
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The nanoGUNE researcher Miguel M. Ugeda of the Nanoimagen group sees a promising future for materials of this type in spintronics, an emerging branch of electronics that aims to manipulate and contr ... more
INTERNET SPACE
India's top court considers whether privacy is a right
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India's Supreme Court began hearing submissions Wednesday to determine whether Indians have a constitutional right to privacy in a challenge to the government's massive biometric database, which critics argue violates that right. ... more


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TECH SPACE
Making telescopes that curve and twist
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
A new tool for computational design allows users to turn any 3D shape into a collapsible telescoping structure. New mathematical methods developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University captur ... more
TECH SPACE
Indented cement shows unique properties
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Rice University scientists have determined that no matter how large or small a piece of tobermorite is, it will respond to loading forces in precisely the same way. But poking it with a sharp point ... more
CHIP TECH
Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
What would a simple technique to remove thin layers from otherwise thick, rigid semiconductor crystals mean for the semiconductor industry? This concept has been actively explored for years, as inte ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Could sharks help save shipping industry billions
Portsmouth UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Po ... more



Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define "pre-industrial" to be in the late 1800's, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team of researchers who are concerned because it affects the available carbon budget for meeting the 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit ... more
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
College Park MD (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented an entirely new kind of battery. It is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things. In our bodies, flowing ions (sodium, potassium and other electrolytes) are the electrical signals that power the brain and control the rhythm of the heart, the movement of muscles ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
First basic physics simulation of impact of neutrals on turbulence
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbon
Jerusalem (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
First direct observation and measurement of ultra-fast moving vortices in superconductors
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies for millions of ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
GE's renewables not enough to boost overall revenue
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells. The team of researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the United States, have used theoretical and experimental methods to show how bismuth - the so-called "green element" which sits next to lead on the periodic table, could be used in low-cost solar cells. T ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Measure adds Aerial Solar Plant Inspections to Drone Services Portfolio
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels
Albany, NY (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Solar Toolkit Developed to Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge wave barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, killing more than 18,500 people, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the plant in the worst such acc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels
Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently - in days instead of weeks - and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Researchers would like to produce algae efficiently because of its potential environmental benefits. Oil from the algae can be used as a petroleum alternative and algae also can be used as food, f ... more
Amherst MA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
How enzymes produce hydrogen
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
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Militants hit Nigerian crude oil pipeline
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
A militant attack on a crude oil pipeline in Nigeria has sidelined more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day, the head of a state oil company announced. Maikanit Baru, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., said as-yet identified saboteurs caused a breach on a major transit artery, curbing 150,000 barrels of oil per day. The rupture from the Trans-Niger pipeline came as parti ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
TechnipFMC says error takes millions off first quarter figures
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Supply and demand factors mean higher gas prices
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Parts of petroleum sector bruised, Norway says
Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts
Exeter UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests. A team from the universities of Exeter, Montpellier and Wageningen analysed data from 1957-2002 and found sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific and North Atlantic became increasingly variable, and extremes lasted for longer. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
New carbon-capturing membranes may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
Rome (AFP) July 25, 2017
Vatican switches off fountains as Italy battles drought
Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coals
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The organic matter in coal contains polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) of varying quantities in diverse soluble and insoluble forms. PACs in coal are of special interest for organic geochemical studies as they have been successfully used as biological marker compounds (biomarkers) and indicators of thermal maturity. However, challenges exist when applying PACs in understanding the organi ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
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
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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Lockheed Martin expects F-35 software development to finish by end of 2017
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time, Lockheed Martin announced on Monday. The F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are expected to complete the SDD portion of the jet program by the end of the year, according to Lockheed's F-35 program general manager Jeff Babione. "This 100 ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for work on Israeli F-35s
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Cartel probe looms over German car industry
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 24, 2017
German carmakers faced a brewing scandal Monday as suspicions grew they colluded illegally for decades, further damaging the industry's image and exposing it to massive financial risks. News weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday that German carmakers Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler secretly worked together from the 1990s on car development, construction and logistics - including how ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 21, 2017
Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles
New York (AFP) July 20, 2017
Volkswagen fined $154 mn more in US for dieselgate
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Flourine lends white graphene new qualities
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
With just a bit of fluorine, white graphene becomes a wide-bandgap semiconductor with magnetic properties. The new material could be used in electronics designed to perform under extreme conditions. White graphene is a two-dimensional atomic sheet of hexagonal boron nitride. Its hexagonal structure is similar to that of regular graphene, but the atomic layer is made up of boron nitride, ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Fluorine grants white graphene new powers
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
Five times the computing power
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers at Linkoping University have developed a method to increase by a factor of five the computing power of a standard algorithm when performed in one type of standard chip, FPGA. The new method is both simple and smart, but the road to publication has been long. We are dealing with a programmable integrated circuit known as an "FPGA", which is an abbreviation for "field-programmabl ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Hamburg researchers develop new transistor concept
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Backlash in Hong Kong over China rail link
Hong Kong (AFP) July 25, 2017
A plan for mainland border staff to be stationed on Hong Kong soil as part of a new rail link to China sparked a backlash Tuesday as concern grows about Beijing's reach into the city. It is illegal for mainland law enforcers to operate in semi-autonomous Hong Kong under the city's mini-constitution, the Basic Law. But there are already concerns that Chinese operatives are working underco ... more
Shanghai (AFP) July 21, 2017
Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand
New York (AFP) July 21, 2017
Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins
Bangkok (AFP) July 11, 2017
Thailand approves $5.2bn for delayed China rail project
Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan
Taipei (AFP) July 23, 2017
The sound of clanging cymbals and blaring horns filled downtown Taipei on Sunday as thousands marched in a colourful Taoist procession, protesting a government call to cut back on the burning of incense sticks. About 100 temples took part in the demonstration, where performers carried statues of Taoist gods on their shoulders while others danced in larger-than-life costumes. Taipei poli ... more
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollution
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 18, 2017
Bavaria juggles support for diesel and clean city air
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand


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