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August 04, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
Perfect liquid quark-gluon plasma is the most vortical fluid



Upton, NY (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Particle collisions recreating the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) that filled the early universe reveal that droplets of this primordial soup swirl far faster than any other fluid. The new analysis of data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) - a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National Laboratory - shows that the "vorticity" of the QGP surpasses the whirling fluid dynamics of super-cell tornado cores and Jupiter's Great Red ... read more

WOOD PILE
Financial incentives could conserve tropical forest diversity
Columbia, MO (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
The past few decades have seen the rise of global incentive programs offering payments to landowners to help reduce tropical deforestation. Until now, assessments of these programs have largel ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
The resting place of missing flight MH370 will eventually be found but it will require advances in science and technology, including artificial intelligence, Malaysia Airlines' chief said Tuesday. ... more
FARM NEWS
New system could remove two water pollutants from ag fields
Urbana IL (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive "dead zones" that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The culprit? Nitrate, running off agric ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Gambian environmentalists to sue 'polluting' Chinese firm
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Gambian conservationists are suing a Chinese firm they say polluted a lagoon by dumping waste into the sea, their lawyer told AFP Tuesday, after a government agency settled out of court with the company. ... more
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INTERNET SPACE
Apple, Huawei, Amazon gain in sluggish tablet market
Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Apple, Huawei and Amazon boosted tablet sales over the past quarter, despite the ongoing slump in the overall market for the devices, surveys showed Thursday. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Mishap doesn't dampen enthusiasm for security robots
Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
On his first day at work as a security guard, Steve was greeted warmly, drawing attention from passersby, including some taking selfies with him at the tony retail-residential complex he patrolled. Then he fell into the fountain. ... more
TECH SPACE
Researchers set new record for tape storage
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Researchers have set a new world record for magnetic tape storage. The team of IBM scientists achieved an areal density of 201 gigabits per square inch using a prototype sputtered magnetic tape designed and produced by Sony Storage Media Solutions. ... more
FAST TRACK
Hong Kong lawmakers grill justice chief over China rail link
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators faced off against the city's justice secretary Thursday over a controversial rail link to mainland China which would see a portion of the city come under Chinese law. ... more
TRADE WARS
Trump action on China trade likely to have broad support
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
The sanctions that President Donald Trump is poised to slap on China for stealing intellectual property from US firms should earn broad support, allowing him to rebuild a power base in Congress sapped by the recent battle over health care. ... more
CAR TECH
Global momentum underway for electric vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
The drive toward electric vehicles gained international momentum with Germany and the United States making strides on the sea change in the automotive industry. ... more


Hong Kong tycoon Li 'cautious' as profits rise

CAR TECH
China issues bike-sharing guidelines as complaints rise
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China on Thursday issued national guidelines governing bike-sharing operations to nurture a new industry credited with spurring a transport revolution while addressing mounting complaints over an accumulation of millions of bikes on city streets. ... more
CAR TECH
BMW sticks to cautious forecast as profits shift up
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
German carmaker BMW reported Thursday a leap in profits in the second quarter, but stuck to its cautious forecast for the full year as it spends on new models and research and development. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Wood Group, Amec Foster Wheeler merger under scrutiny
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Energy companies Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler said they've done enough to address competition issues after the British government expressed concern. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Several earthquakes strike shale-rich Oklahoma
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Eight earthquakes were recorded Thursday in Oklahoma, a state at the heart of the shale oil and natural gas industry, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. ... 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
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 can traverse a microtubule in the cell and carry cargo, according to Penn State researchers who have now seen these kinesin motors move using an unusual microscope and tagging method. "We can n ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbon
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. A quarterly report from the American Wind Energy Association found the sector is gaining traction. Compared with last year, there were 40 percent more wind energy projects under construction or advancing through the development sta ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Shale-rich Oklahoma to host mega-wind farm
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
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. India aims to triple its renewable power capacity by 2022 to 175 gigawatts by drawing on new solar and wind energy sources. The country is No. 4 in the world in terms of new solar power, No. 4 in the world based on cumulative wind power ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Chinese renewable energy capacity growing rapidly
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
World Bank tries to make Pacific solar power decisions easier
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction work on two nuclear power plants in the United States has been halted because of cost overruns, the companies behind them said. Santee Cooper, one of those firms, said that because of construction delays the two planned reactors in South Carolina could not come on line before 2024, four years behind schedule. This means only two nuclear plants are now in construction in the ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Biochar from recycled waste may both enhance crop growth and save health costs by helping clear the air of pollutants, according to Rice University researchers. Rice researchers in Earth science, economics and environmental engineering have determined that widespread use of biochar in agriculture could reduce health care costs, especially for those who live in urban areas close to farmland ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel
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
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Wood Group, Amec Foster Wheeler merger under scrutiny
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Energy companies Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler said they've done enough to address competition issues after the British government expressed concern. Wood Group announced plans in March to purchase AMEC Foster Wheeler for $2.6 billion in a move that will combine two of Britain's largest energy services companies. British regulator officials, however, said they had concerns because ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Demand factors lift crude oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Several earthquakes strike shale-rich Oklahoma
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
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
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
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
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Supersonic technology designed to reduce sonic booms
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Residents along Florida's Space Coast will soon hear a familiar sound - sonic booms. But instead of announcing a spacecraft's return from space, they may herald a new era in faster air travel. NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is partnering with the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, Langley Research Center in Virginia, and Space Florida for a program called Soni ... more
Paris (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Air France extends no-fly zone around North Korea
El Calafate, Argentina (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Perlan glider reaches 32,500 feet eyes world aviation record
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
BMW sticks to cautious forecast as profits shift up
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
German carmaker BMW reported Thursday a leap in profits in the second quarter, but stuck to its cautious forecast for the full year as it spends on new models and research and development. Net profit at the group reached 2.2 billion euros ($2.6 billion) between April and June, a 13.6-percent increase compared with the same period last year. Operating, or underlying profit grew 7.5 percen ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 27, 2017
Volkswagen to refit 1 million more diesel cars in Germany
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Global momentum underway for electric vehicles
Los Angeles (AFP) July 28, 2017
Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030
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
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene
Oranjenmund, Namibie (AFP) July 26, 2017
Off Namibia, an underwater diamond harvest
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Large single-crystal graphene is possible
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 significantly higher speed and, at the same time, produce much less heat dissipation. Physicists around Wolfgang Lang at the University of Vienna and their colleagues at the Johannes-Kepler-University Li ... more
Fairport, NY (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Saelig introduces Sol Chip autonomous, solar-powered sensor station
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Hamburg researchers develop new transistor concept
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Hyperloop startup says superfast rail a reality
New York (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
The near-supersonic rail system known as hyperloop has passed another key milestone on its path to become reality, the US startup Hyperloop One said Wednesday. Hyperloop One, which is developing a system theorized by entrepreneur Elon Musk, said that a test last week of a full hyperloop system at its private facility in the desert near Las Vegas was a success, hitting record speeds. "Tha ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Hong Kong lawmakers grill justice chief over China rail link
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
New catalysts remove 99 percent of BPA from water
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new class of catalysts that break down contaminants when combined with hydrogen peroxide. The catalysts are capable of removing 99 percent of bisphenol A from water. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic chemical commonly used in plastics manufacturing. Though many manufacturing companies have adopted BPA replacements, the chemical has contaminated waterways t ... more
Gunjur, Gambia (AFP) July 30, 2017
Pollution clouds Gambia's efforts to woo China
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Gambian environmentalists to sue 'polluting' Chinese firm
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand


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