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August 14, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
High resolution without particle accelerator



Jena, Germany (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A visit to the optometrist often involves optical coherence tomography. This imaging process uses infrared radiation to penetrate the layers of the retina and examine it more closely in three dimensions, without having to touch the eye at all. This allows eye specialists to diagnose diseases such as glaucoma without any physical intervention. However, this method would have even greater potential for science if a shorter radiation wavelength were used, thus allowing a higher resolution of the imag ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB has received an order of around $30 millon from the Dutch-German transmission system operator, TenneT, to supply a stabilization solution that will enhance the reliability and quality of power a ... more
WIND DAILY
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it swapped out some of its assets in order to share control over wind farms located off the British coast. ... more
TECH SPACE
Nature provides a key to repelling liquids
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Inspired by nature, an inexpensive green technique that enables common materials to repel liquid has been developed by KAUST scientists and could lead to diverse applications from underwater drag re ... more
INTERNET SPACE
End of an era as typewriting tests phased out in India
Mumbai (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
The unmistakable chatter of typewriters outside courthouses and government offices will soon fall silent in India's financial capital Mumbai as stenography colleges on Friday hold their final manual exams. ... more
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TECH SPACE
Heat-conducting plastic could lead to lighter electronics, cars
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers - if only they were better at dissipating heat. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Japan gives world-beating fidget spinner a whirl
Fujisawa, Japan (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
One company in perfectionism-obsessed Japan is claiming it has developed a fidget spinner that whirls longer than any rival on the market - 12 minutes and counting. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix. ... more
TECH SPACE
Scientists watch 'artificial atoms' assemble into perfect lattices with many uses
Menlo Park, CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Some of the world's tiniest crystals are known as "artificial atoms" because they can organize themselves into structures that look like molecules, including "superlattices" that are potential build ... more
CAR TECH
Czech Republic aims for nation-wide vehicle charging points
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
The European Commission said it was throwing its support behind a plan in the Czech Republic to make charging stations for alternative vehicles more accessible. ... more
CAR TECH
Electric vehicles to eat into global oil demand by 6 million barrels
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
An increased consumer use of electric vehicles means global oil demand could shrink by at least 6 million barrels, a report from Wood Mackenzie found. ... more


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AEROSPACE
Families demand Malaysia accept MH370 hunt offer
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 Friday demanded Malaysia accept a US exploration firm's offer to take up the hunt for the aircraft, which was suspended earlier this year. ... more
TRADE WARS
Treadmills to karaoke -- China goes sharing crazy
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Backed by a torrent of venture capital, China has gone sharing mad with everything from treadmills to karaoke booths and napping capsules all up for short-term rent - and at the click of a smartphone. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Canada: province hires special counsel to help fight pipeline
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
British Columbia's new social-democratic government hired external counsel Thursday to review a pipeline expansion in Canada's westernmost province, after vowing during a recent election to kill the project. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Mexican energy sector escapes Franklin more or less unscathed
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Mexican refiners along the country's western coast were relatively spared as the remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin move out to sea, an industry report found. ... 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
Rice develops dual-surface graphene electrode to split water into hydrogen and oxygen
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Rice University chemists have produced a catalyst based on laser-induced graphene that splits water into hydrogen on one side and oxygen on the other side. They said the inexpensive material may be a practical component in generating the hydrogen for use in future fuel cells. The easily fabricated material developed by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour offers a robust and efficient way to ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Metal clouds to protect fusion reactor walls from heat flux
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
How the electrodes of lithium-air batteries become passivated
Binghamton NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Saliva-powered battery could be helpful in extreme conditions
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it swapped out some of its assets in order to share control over wind farms located off the British coast. Statoil signed a swap agreement with British energy company SSE and German energy company Innogy for interests in the Dogger Bank wind park. Innogy under the arrangement takes a 100 percent stake in the developments Teesside wind farms at Dogge ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, low wind prices
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
Solar glasses generate solar power
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight - and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses that supply a ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
New method enhances broadband light absorption in solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Lightweight catalyst for artificial photosynthesis
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
SCHOTT, an expert provider of glass-to-metal electrical penetration assemblies to the nuclear power industry, has welcomed a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighting the potentially severe issues that can occur as a result of complete failure of electrical and instrumentation and control (I and C) equipment under severe accident conditions. The report, ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Additive selectively converts CO2 to multicarbon fuels
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Chemists have figured out a new, more efficient way to create carbon-based fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2). In chemical reactions performed in the lab, a Caltech team has identified a new additive that helps selectively convert CO2 into fuels containing multiple carbon atoms - a step toward ultimately making renewable liquid fuels that are not derived from coal or oil. "The results were qu ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one
Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels
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Mexican energy sector escapes Franklin more or less unscathed
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Mexican refiners along the country's western coast were relatively spared as the remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin move out to sea, an industry report found. Franklin bounced along the western Mexican coast this week, hitting the country twice as a Category 1 hurricane. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Franklin is still producing strong thunderstorms offshore and could ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Amec Foster Wheeler ready for new life with Wood Group
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Rig movements increase offshore Norway
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Saudis ready to export more oil to Iraq
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday. Since US President Donald Trump's decision in June to quit the Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Beijing has proclaimed its willingness to stick to the pact. Analysts say the US move gives China an opportunity to establi ... more
Beijing (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 09, 2017
Can poor air quality mask global warming's effects
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
Coal production gains slowing, U.S. report finds
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Coal exports from the United States increased, but are slowing down, while renewable energy is on pace for short-term growth, the federal government reported. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported coal exports were around 37 million tons total for the first five months of the year, a level that's 60 percent higher than the same time last year. U.S. President Trump i ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Profits for Chinese coal producers soar
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coals
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... more
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Xian Satellite Control Center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
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NASA's Scientific Balloon Program Reaches New Heights
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
For decades, NASA has released enormous scientific balloons into Earth's atmosphere, miles above the altitude of commercial flights. The Balloon Program is currently preparing new missions bearing sensitive instruments, including one designed to investigate the birth of our universe and another with ballooning origins that will fly on the International Space Station. NASA's Primordial Infl ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Lockheed receives $9.4M contract for F-35 modifications
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Japan approves US Marine flights of Ospreys after crash
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Air Force finishes ground testing of new highly efficient engine
Electric vehicles to eat into global oil demand by 6 million barrels
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
An increased consumer use of electric vehicles means global oil demand could shrink by at least 6 million barrels, a report from Wood Mackenzie found. In what was described as a carbon-constrained scenario, the new report, prepared in coordination with GTM Research, which covers the global electricity sector, said electric vehicles could make up about 20 percent of all of the car ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Czech Republic aims for nation-wide vehicle charging points
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
VW offers discounts against dirty old diesels
(UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Mining giant BHP hops on EV bandwagon
From greenhouse gas to 3-D surface-microporous graphene
Houghton MI (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Tiny dents in the surface of graphene greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made from carbon dioxide. A material scientist at Michigan Technological University invented a novel approach to take carbon dioxide and turn it into 3-D graphene with micropores across its surface. The process is the focus of a new study published in the American Chemical Socie ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Flourine lends white graphene new qualities
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
Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths. These carbon nanotube quantum light emitters may be important for optically-based quantum information processing and information security, while also being of significant interest for ultrasensitive sensing, metrology and imaging ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
A semiconductor that can beat the heat
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
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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
Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought
Raleigh NC (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the atmosphere than researchers previously thought. "Previous studies have looked solely at direct emissions from cookstoves ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Study finds that choice of cool roofing materials can potentially impact region's air pollution
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal
Gabes, Tunisia (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Tunisian beachside town fights industrial pollution


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