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August 18, 2017
TRADE WARS
US in 'economic war' with China, says Trump strategist Bannon



Washington (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
White House strategist Steve Bannon argued forcefully in an interview published Wednesday that the United States is in an "economic war" with China, and the confrontation with nuclear-armed North Korea is just "a sideshow." "To me the economic war with China is everything. And we have to be maniacally focused on that," he said in the interview with the American Prospect, a left-leaning website. "If we continue to lose it, we're five years away, I think, ten years at the most, of hitting an infle ... read more

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Exotic quantum states made from light
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Light particles (photons) occur as tiny, indivisible portions. Many thousands of these light portions can be merged to form a single super-photon if they are sufficiently concentrated and cooled. Th ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Smart windows that go from clear to dark in under a minute
Stanford CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Stanford University engineers have developed dynamic windows that can switch from transparent to opaque or back again in under a minute and do not degrade over time. The prototypes are plates of con ... more
CHIP TECH
Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors - at room temperature
New York NY (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
A major goal in the field of molecular electronics, which aims to use single molecules as electronic components, is to make a device where a quantized, controllable flow of charge can be achieved at ... more
ENERGY TECH
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. In their work, published August 10 in the jou ... more
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CHIP TECH
New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers
Stanford CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
The next generation of feature-filled and energy-efficient electronics will require computer chips just a few atoms thick. For all its positive attributes, trusty silicon can't take us to these ultr ... more
TECH SPACE
Surprise discovery in the search for energy efficient information storage
Nottingham, UK (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Today almost all information stored on hard disc drives or cloud servers is recorded in magnetic media, because it is non-volatile (i.e. it retains the information when power is switched off) and ch ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Floating solar power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: solar energy generation. ... more
BIO FUEL
Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
Mexico City (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Alibaba profit nearly doubles on robust revenues
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of solid revenue growth in its core shopping business and in cloud computing. ... more
CAR TECH
Uber bows to Philippines suspension after show of defiance
Manila (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber was forced to suspend operations in the Philippines Tuesday, after the ride-sharing giant's efforts to appeal a one-month ban were quashed as it tussles with authorities over driver permits. ... more


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TRADE WARS
Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin
Sydney (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Australia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC as it cracks down on money laundering and terrorism financing. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Gazprom's gas exports inch higher
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Russia natural gas company Gazprom said it's scaling up its deliveries to consumers that would be fed eventually by a pipeline through Turkey. ... more
OIL AND GAS
U.S. gasoline exports overshadow strong production
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
The production of gasoline in the United States is near a record high, though supply levels are under pressure from exports, a federal report said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Balance apparent, but supply issues leave oil prices bruised
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Crude oil prices were moving slightly lower early Thursday as sentiment about a balanced market competed against rising U.S. and OPEC oil production. ... 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
Updated computer code improves prediction of particle motion in plasma experiments
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A computer code used by physicists around the world to analyze and predict tokamak experiments can now approximate the behavior of highly energetic atomic nuclei, or ions, in fusion plasmas more accurately than ever. The new capability, developed by physicist Mario Podesta at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), outfits the code known as TRANSP with a ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixation
Binghamton NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Saliva-powered battery could be helpful in extreme conditions
Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power
Richland WA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision goggles use thermal imaging, which captures infrared light that's invisible to the human eye. Now, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are using thermal imaging to help birds and bats near offshore wind farms. ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
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
Floating solar power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: solar energy generation. Large-scale floating solar projects have been installed in Japan and China, as well as on ponds at California wineries. But solar energy has remained p ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
Work begins in carbon-free site in Dubai
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Solar glasses generate solar power
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Despite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century. That is the conclusion of a new study from the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which used data ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
RWE optimistic for 2017, boosted by nuclear tax refund
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
Mexico City (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. It was considered sacred by the ancient Aztecs, and modern-day Mexicans eat it, drink it, and even use it in medicines and shampoos. Now scientists have come up with a new use for the bright green plant: producing renewable energy. Instantly recognizable with its jum ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Additive selectively converts CO2 to multicarbon fuels
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
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LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided
Brest, France (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible due to global warming, energy firm Total said Thursday. It is "the first commercial vessel to travel alone the Northern Sea Route which permits reaching Asia in 15 days via the Bering Strait," said the French firm. That is half the time it ta ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Gazprom's gas exports inch higher
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
U.S. gasoline exports overshadow strong production
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Clouds developing over U.S. LNG export potential
Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a group of scientists including Carnegie's Anna Michalak and Yuanyuan Fang. Scientists predict tha ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Asian Development Bank finds new climate finance stream
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Heat map showcases extreme temperatures in Southern Europe
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
China to strictly control new coal-fired power capacity
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
The construction of new coal-fired power plants will be "strictly controlled" in order to clean up the nation's economy, the Chinese government said Monday. The National Development and Reform Commission said about 150 million kilowatts of new coal-fired power will be halted or postponed under a five-year plan ending in 2020. The government said controls would ensure clean-energy resour ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Russian scientist says leave coal in the ground
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Coal production gains slowing, U.S. report finds
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Profits for Chinese coal producers soar
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, students to study eclipse with high-altitude balloons
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Not everyone will be watching next week's eclipse from ground level. As part of the Eclipse Ballooning Project, some 50 high-altitude balloons launched from 20 locations will offer a view of the phenomenon from the edge of space. For those in the path of Monday's total solar eclipse, the star attraction will be skyward. Necks will be craned as moon's path intercepts the sun and casts a ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin to hire 1,000 more workers for F-35 production in Fort Worth
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives $24.1M F-35 systems contract
Moscow (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Women to train as Russian air force pilots
Uber board spat over ex-chief Kalanick goes public
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
A bitter fight over control of Uber has intensified in recent days with warring factions battling over the future role, if any, of ousted chief executive Travis Kalanick at the global rideshare titan. On Monday, a major investor fired off a message to Uber employees explaining why it filed suit last week against founder Kalanick, accusing him of covering misdeeds while rigging the board in o ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless cars
New York (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Shares of Fiat Chrysler surge on report of Chinese suitors
Manila (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber bows to Philippines suspension after show of defiance
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
Houghton MI (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
From greenhouse gas to 3-D surface-microporous graphene
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 molecules can work as reproducible transistors - at room temperature
New York NY (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
A major goal in the field of molecular electronics, which aims to use single molecules as electronic components, is to make a device where a quantized, controllable flow of charge can be achieved at room temperature. A first step in this field is for researchers to demonstrate that single molecules can function as reproducible circuit elements such as transistors or diodes that can easily operat ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
A semiconductor that can beat the heat
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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
Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
Paris (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury was named for the Japanese fishing town in which thousands were poisoned by the deadly element in the mid-20th century. The toll was caused by discharge from a chemical factory ... more
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Canada looking to add environmental protections to NAFTA
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand


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