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August 01, 2017
TRADE WARS
China tells Trump not to link trade to N. Korea



Beijing (AFP) July 31, 2017
China said Monday the US should not link trade to discussions about North Korea's nuclear programme, after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to restrain Pyongyang despite profiting from business with America. "We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are two issues that are in two completely different domains," Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming told a press briefing, adding the issues "are not related, and should not be discussed together". "In general ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
India facing renewable energy challenges
(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
An effort in India, one of the world's strongest economies, to improve the renewable energy sector could face headwinds, Moody's Investors Service said. ... more
CAR TECH
Volkswagen to refit 1 million more diesel cars in Germany
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 27, 2017
Carmaker Volkswagen said Thursday it would offer to refit almost a million more diesel cars in Germany to reduce harmful emissions, as the country's auto industry is racked by overlapping scandals. ... more
CAR TECH
Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030
Los Angeles (AFP) July 28, 2017
Known for its bouts of heavy smog , the city of Los Angeles on Thursday announced plans to have a fleet of fully electric, zero-emissions buses by 2030. ... more
CAR TECH
Berlin pressures automakers as scandals pile up; 22,000 Porsches recalled
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 27, 2017
German political leaders took the country's auto industry to task Thursday, demanding more action to reduce harmful diesel emissions even as new cartel allegations surfaced ahead of September elections. ... more
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CAR TECH
Is 'diesel summit' the last chance for Germany's favourite engine
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 30, 2017
Germany hosts a debate on the future of diesel engines next week as pressure grows on the government and automakers to curb or ditch a technology tarred by a reputation for pollution and cheating. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Physicists design ultrafocused pulses
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Microwaves, heat radiation, light and X-radiation are examples for electromagnetic waves. Many applications require to focus the electromagnetic fields to small spatiotemporal dimensions. Engineers ... more
WIND DAILY
U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
About half of the population in the state of Kansas could now be drawing energy from wind power as the U.S. sector gains momentum, an industry report showed. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
World Bank tries to make Pacific solar power decisions easier
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
The World Bank said it was rolling out new mapping tools to help countries in the Pacific determine where best to develop solar energy. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over - if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy. With today's solar panels limited by their efficiency ... more
CAR TECH
Tesla begins delivering 'Model 3' car for the masses
Fremont, United States (AFP) July 29, 2017
Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out its "Model 3," aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution-spewing fossil fuel. ... more


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TRADE WARS
Economic rebound bypasses Spain's poorest neighbourhood
Seville, Spain (AFP) July 31, 2017
Elvira Montadas pushes her neighbour in a wheelchair along a badly paved sidewalk, past crumbling buildings, in return for some pocket change. ... more
TRADE WARS
China manufacturing expansion slows in July
Beijing (AFP) July 31, 2017
China's manufacturing activity faltered in June, official data showed Monday, as experts warn of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy. ... more
AEROSPACE
China Eastern Airlines to acquire 10% of Air France-KLM
Beijing (AFP) July 28, 2017
China Eastern Airlines said Friday it is set to acquire a 10 percent stake in Air France-KLM, as it moves to expand its network in Europe. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Senegalese oil plans well funded, Australian company says
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
With more than $90 million in cash, the capital is available to support the development of the rich oil reserves offshore Senegal, an Australian company said. ... 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
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. Rice materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and members of his lab have published a review that analyzes recent progress in lithium-ion technology and suggests how to make the batteries more adapta ... more
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbon
College Park MD (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
First basic physics simulation of impact of neutrals on turbulence
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
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
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
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over - if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy. With today's solar panels limited by their efficiency (currently, more than 80 percent of available solar energy is lost as heat), scientists have been looking into nature as inspiration to better understanding the way photosynthetic plants and bacteria ... more
(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
India facing renewable energy challenges
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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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. Net profit slid 3.7 percent compared to the first half of last year to 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion), while operating profit tumbled 20.6 percent to 7.0 billion euros. Production of electricity from its nuclear reactors fell ... more
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
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
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 forward in developing technology that could help generate fuel and other energy-rich products using a solar-powered catalyst while mitigating levels of a potent greenhouse gas. When exposed to v ... more
Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels
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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Focus on Cuban oil growing stronger
(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
An Australian energy company said it was considering its options for its Australian and New Zealand assets in order to better focus on Cuba. In an update on operations for the year to June 30, Melbana energy said it was focused intently so far on its Block 9 production sharing contract in Cuba, which the company estimated to hold 637 million barrels of recoverable oil. The compan ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Oil's rally caught between future of Venezuelan oil, OPEC compliance
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Senegalese oil plans well funded, Australian company says
(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Anadarko close to final investment decision for Mozambique LNG
Small odds of reaching 2 C climate goal: researchers
Paris (AFP) July 31, 2017
There is a five-percent chance of limiting average global warming to under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the target set in the 2015 climate-rescue Paris Agreement, researchers said on Monday. And chances of meeting the lower, aspirational 1.5 C goal, also listed in the 196-nation pact, were a mere one percent, they wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. A US-based ex ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 28, 2017
Al Gore: I've given up on climate 'catastrophe' Trump
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Could a geoengineering cocktail control the climate
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
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 receives contract 50 F-35s for foreign military sales
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is being awarded a $3.7 billion modification to an existing contract for the low-rate production of Lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The modification will purchase 50 F-35s for foreign military sales customers including Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, and Norway, among other recipients. The contract also includes equipment and additional ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Boeing, U.S. military finish EMP testing on KC-46 tanker
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Switzerland approved for F/A-18 upgrade package
Beijing (AFP) July 28, 2017
China Eastern Airlines to acquire 10% of Air France-KLM
Sophisticated medical imaging technique proves useful for automotive industry
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Many of today's cars are coated with paint that exhibits a metallic or glittery shine. The exact sparkle and color you see is determined by the distribution and characteristics of tiny metal flakes used in the paint. A new approach based on the medical imaging technique optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides the car industry with a practical way to automatically analyze these metal flakes, ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 27, 2017
Volkswagen to refit 1 million more diesel cars in Germany
Los Angeles (AFP) July 28, 2017
Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 30, 2017
Is 'diesel summit' the last chance for Germany's favourite engine
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 needed to switch electrical currents on and off and smart solutions must be found for this particular problem. "We can make graphene structures with atomic precision. By selecting certain precursor ... more
Oranjenmund, Namibie (AFP) July 26, 2017
Off Namibia, an underwater diamond harvest
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Flourine lends white graphene new qualities
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Large single-crystal graphene is possible
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 kinds of problems. The new work shows that collections of ultracold molecules can retain the information stored in them, for hundreds of times longer than researchers have previously achieved in these ... more
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Hamburg researchers develop new transistor concept
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Five times the computing power
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information
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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
New York (AFP) July 21, 2017
Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins
Shanghai (AFP) July 21, 2017
Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand
Bangkok (AFP) July 11, 2017
Thailand approves $5.2bn for delayed China rail project
Pollution clouds Gambia's efforts to woo China
Gunjur, Gambia (AFP) July 30, 2017
The Gambia is courting Beijing's attention after re-establishing diplomatic relations last year, but villagers and activists say Chinese investment is a double-edged sword as they fight a firm accused of dumping waste. Chinese firms in Africa are frequently accused of polluting the environment to produce materials ready to export back home, in incidents recorded by experts across the mines o ... more
Leicester UK (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
'Omnipresent' effects of human impact on England's landscape revealed
Meulaboh, Indonesia (AFP) July 26, 2017
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Environmental toxins are impacting Lake Baikal


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