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July 28, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
CCNY physicists master unexplored electron property



New York NY (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
While the charge and spin properties of electrons are widely utilized in modern day technologies such as transistors and memories, another aspect of the subatomic particle has long remained uncharted. This is the "valley" property which has potential for realizing a new class of technology termed "valleytronics" - similar to electronics (charge) and spintronics (spin). This property arises from the fact that the electrons in the crystal occupy different positions that are quantum mechanically dist ... read more

TECH SPACE
A new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Researchers have developed a new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals for versatile chemical reactions that could help address environmental concerns. Noble metals such as plati ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
The 'wonder material' graphene has many interesting characteristics, and researchers around the world are looking for new ways to utilise them. Graphene itself does not have the characteristics need ... more
TECH SPACE
Smart surface enables advanced manipulation of droplets
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
For many years, engineers have sought to create a special kind of surface: one that can both repel and absorb liquids, and whose ability to do so - its "wetting behaviour" - can be quickly and preci ... more
CHIP TECH
Magnetic quantum objects in a 'nano egg-box'
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Magnetic quantum objects in superconductors, so-called "fluxons", are particularly suitable for the storage and processing of data bits. Computer circuits based on fluxons could be operated with sig ... more
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TECH SPACE
Synthetic materials systems that can "count" and sense their size
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
From the smallest cell to humans, most organisms can sense their local population density and change behavior in crowded environments. For bacteria and social insects, this behavior is referred to a ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A bar magnet creates chaos in plasma
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Placing a magnet on your refrigerator might hold up your calendar, but researchers from India's Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics found that placing one outside a plasma chamber causes a localized, ... more
ENERGY TECH
Molecular microscopy illuminates molecular motor motion
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
A toddler running sometimes loses footing because both feet come off the ground at the same time. Kinesin motors that move materials around in cells have the same problem, which limits how fast they ... more
TIME AND SPACE
When shallow defects align, diamonds shine for unprecedented quantum sensitivity
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Imagine a sensor so sensitive it can detect changes in the proton concentration of a single protein, within a single cell. This level of insight would reveal elusive quantum-scale dynamics of that p ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Colorizing images with deep neural networks
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
For decades, image colorization has enjoyed an enduring interest from the public. Though not without its share of detractors, there is something powerful about this simple act of adding color to bla ... more
ENERGY TECH
New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
When certain materials are cooled below a critical temperature they become superconductors, with zero electrical resistance. An international research team observed an unusual electronic state in ne ... more


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TECH SPACE
Making polymer chemistry 'click'
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
A team of researchers has developed a faster and easier way to make sulfur-containing polymers that will lower the cost of large-scale production. The achievement, published in Nature Chemistry and ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
New phase change mechanism could lead to new class of chemical vapor sensors
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) demonstrated that monolayer 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) - atomically thin semiconductors - undergo ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Could a geoengineering cocktail control the climate
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change. New research from an international team of atmospheric scien ... more
CAR TECH
World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
London (AFP) July 26, 2017
Technological advances mean fossil fuel in cars could be phased out within decades but switching to electric carries its own environmental and economic concerns as more and more countries announce radical plans. ... more



India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
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
Natural molecule to boost the performance of electrodes for rechargeable batteries
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Chlorophyll, blood, and vitamin B12 are all based on the porphyrin molecule. But porphyrin can also be used as an electrode material where it speeds up the charging process of rechargeable batteries. In the "Angewandte Chemie International Edition" journal, researchers from KIT now present the new material system that could mark the beginning of an era of high-performance energy storage and supe ... more
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Molecular microscopy illuminates molecular motor motion
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbon
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
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
UNIST hits new world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Measure adds Aerial Solar Plant Inspections to Drone Services Portfolio
London, UK (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Cubico completes acquisition of Andasol 1 and Andasol 2 concentrated solar power plants in Spain
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
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
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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Petronas drops massive natural gas project in Canada
Montreal (AFP) July 26, 2017
Petronas said Tuesday it was pulling out of its Can$36 billion ($28.8 billion US) liquefied natural gas exporting project on Canada's west coast long opposed by environmentalists and native rights activists. The Pacific NorthWest LNG project was greenlighted in September to build a pipeline and two liquefied natural gas terminals on Lelu Island, British Columbia, an area home to a huge natur ... more
(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
Hess: Taxes mask improvements in the second quarter
(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
After LNG project scrapped, TransCanada looks for more export options
(UPI) Jul 26, 2017
Africa-focused Tullow Oil cuts costs, but keeps output steady
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at possible emergency measures. A new University of Washington study looks at the idea of marine cloud brightening, which a UW group is investigating as a promising strategy to offset global warming. The str ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
New carbon-capturing membranes may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Rome (AFP) July 25, 2017
Vatican switches off fountains as Italy battles drought
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Could a geoengineering cocktail control the climate
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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IAI, PGZ announce cooperative aviation marketing agreement
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A., or PGZ, are teaming to market aviation products and platforms, the companies announced last week. The teaming, another step towards establishing a business partnership between PGZ, IAI Ltd. and IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems Ltd., comes under a recent Memorandum of Understanding. "The Memorandum of Understanding which we ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Airbus orders L3 Technologies MX-15 optics for Caracal helicopters
Washington (UPI) Jul 26, 2017
Bell, PGZ to cooperate on military helicopters for Poland
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
CAE wins new military contracts with Lockheed Martin, L3 and Airbus
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
London (AFP) July 26, 2017
World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
London (AFP) July 26, 2017
UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040
Large single-crystal graphene is possible
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Boasting the conductivity, strength and flexibility we wished for, graphene was proposed as one of the most likely substitutes for silicon and other materials. Its launch into the market however is still slow. What is curbing graphene from industrial applications? One factor is that top quality single-crystal graphene produced so far is just a couple of millimeters or maximum centimeters in size ... more
Oranjenmund, Namibie (AFP) July 26, 2017
Off Namibia, an underwater diamond harvest
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Flourine lends white graphene new qualities
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 technology. Skyrmions, for example, are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, ... more
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Hamburg researchers develop new transistor concept
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Magnetic quantum objects in a 'nano egg-box'
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry
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Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand
Shanghai (AFP) July 21, 2017
Deep under Shanghai, workers on a flood-lit construction rig carefully install massive concrete wall sections for a new subway tunnel, adding metre-by-metre to the world's longest metro system. The Shanghai metro's future Line 14 is part of plans to extend the already sprawling network another 35 percent by 2020 to 830 kilometres (515 miles) - more than the distance from New York to Chicago ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 25, 2017
Backlash in Hong Kong over China rail link
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
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Meulaboh, Indonesia (AFP) July 26, 2017
Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots - concentrations of fires - have de ... 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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