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July 30, 2017
TECH SPACE
Fundamental breakthrough in the future of designing materials



Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
A team of researchers from AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based in Trinity College Dublin, have made a breakthrough in the area of material design - one that challenges the commonly held view on how the fundamental building blocks of matter come together to form materials. Professor John Boland, Principal Investigator in AMBER and Trinity's School of Chemistry, researcher Dr. Xiaopu Zhang, with Professors Adrian Sutton and David Srolovitz from Imperial Colleg ... read more

CHIP TECH
Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Researchers have taken an important step toward the long-sought goal of a quantum computer, which in theory should be capable of vastly faster computations than conventional computers, for certain k ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Experimental method measures quantum coherence, the ability of being in 2 states at once
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
One of the main principles of quantum physics is the superposition of states. Systems are simultaneously in different states, i.e. "alive and dead" at the same time such as Schrodinger's cat, until ... more
NANO TECH
New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new path to the next generation of everyday ele ... more
ROBO SPACE
Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
In recent years engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
Schneider Electric India commissions 720 kWp solar plant at its manufacturing facility in Vadodara
Gujarat, India (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the commissioning of a 720 kWp capacity solar power project at its manufacturing facility in Vadodara, Gu ... more
BIO FUEL
New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant step ... more
ENERGY TECH
Scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold. A Rice University laboratory has suggested ways to extend their range. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Broadband light sources with liquid core
Leibniz, Germany (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
The researchers pumped a hybrid waveguide with an ultrafast, intense laser pulse and produced a very broad light spectrum in the near and mid-infrared range (1.1 um to 2.7 um) not visible to the hum ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
France's state-owned energy company EDF saw its profit slip in the first half of the year as two of its nuclear reactors were taken offline due to safety concerns. ... more
WIND DAILY
Shale-rich Oklahoma to host mega-wind farm
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Once operational, the Wind Catcher wind farm in Oklahoma will be the second largest in the world and largest in the United States, the companies involved said. ... more


CCNY physicists master unexplored electron property

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



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
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Molecular microscopy illuminates molecular motor motion
Shale-rich Oklahoma to host mega-wind farm
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Once operational, the Wind Catcher wind farm in Oklahoma will be the second largest in the world and largest in the United States, the companies involved said. The renewable energy division of General Electric and Invenergy, that largest independent renewable energy company in North America, announced construction is under way for the Wind Catcher wind farm in the Oklahoma panhandle. ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
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
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
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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
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
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
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
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel
Amherst MA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
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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
Los Angeles (AFP) July 28, 2017
Al Gore: I've given up on climate 'catastrophe' Trump
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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Boeing, U.S. military finish EMP testing on KC-46 tanker
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
A joint team composed of teams from Boeing, the Air Force, and the Naval Air Systems command have completed a series of tests for the KC-46 tanker aircraft's resistance to electromagnetic radiation. The testing took place at Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md. electromagnetic pulse laboratory and the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. "The KC-46 tanker is p ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for work on Israeli F-35s
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'
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing
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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
'Omnipresent' effects of human impact on England's landscape revealed
Leicester UK (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
'Omnipresent' signs demonstrating the effects of human impact on England's landscape have been revealed by researchers from the University of Leicester. Concrete structures forming a new, human-made rock type; ash particles in the landscape; and plastic debris are just a few of the new materials irreversibly changing England's landscape and providing evidence of the effects of the Anthropo ... more
Meulaboh, Indonesia (AFP) July 26, 2017
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollution
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Environmental toxins are impacting Lake Baikal


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