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August 24, 2017
TECH SPACE
ShAPEing the future of magnesium car parts



Richland WA (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Magnesium - the lightest of all structural metals - has a lot going for it in the quest to make ever lighter cars and trucks that go farther on a tank of fuel or battery charge. Magnesium is 75 percent lighter than steel, 33 percent lighter than aluminum and is the fourth most common element on earth behind iron, silicon and oxygen. But despite its light weight and natural abundance, auto makers have been stymied in their attempts to incorporate magnesium alloys into structural car parts. To provi ... read more

TECH SPACE
Understanding brittle crack behaviors to design stronger materials
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
In a paper published in Nature Physics, Northeastern University Department of Physics Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma, in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associate ... more
NANO TECH
Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be mo ... more
CHIP TECH
Researchers create magnetic RAM
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
MIPT researchers teamed up with their colleagues from the Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (IRE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the International Associated La ... more
ENERGY TECH
Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for ... more
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ROBO SPACE
Designing custom robots in a matter of minutes
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Even as robots become increasingly common across different parts of our world, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is slow a ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fukushima reactor 'ice wall' nearly finished
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
Fukushima's operator on Tuesday started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to combat widespread water contamination at the site of the worst nuclear accident in a generation. ... more
TECH SPACE
Defeating cyberattacks on 3-D printers
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
With cyberattacks on 3D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them ... more
ENERGY TECH
Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
London UK (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capaciti ... more
ROBO SPACE
Smart computers
Freiburg, Germany (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Several group ... more
BIO FUEL
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 time ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Shell starts new work in Nigeria's Niger Delta
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
The Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of new barrels of product are expected from a project in the Niger Delta. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Staff pulled from Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Harvey
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
With inclement weather brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko Petroleum said it pulled non-essential staff from its offshore facilities. ... more
OIL AND GAS
ExxonMobil misled public on climate for decades: study
Paris (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
US oil giant ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Cambodia starts uncertain path toward oil production
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Cambodia's government signed off on the preliminary agreements necessary to implement its first offshore oil development ever, a Singapore-listed 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
ULEMCo plans a fuel cell approach to extend range of electric vans
Liverpool, UK (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
ULEMCo, the company leading the use of ultra-low emission hydrogen-fuelled commercial vehicles in the UK, has announced plans to offer a zero emission fuel cell power module designed to work with one of the most popular electric vans, extending the company's portfolio of practical commercial vehicle solutions. The company has developed a fuel cell based unit that will extend vehicle range ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
London UK (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
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Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa. In this gusty rural region near the Pacific coast, the wind is so strong it sometimes flips over cars and even trailer trucks. Lopez always considered it a curse, until an international energy company came along and said it wanted to build these 40-meter (13 ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
U.S. extends wind energy taproots into Zambia
Richland WA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Deep-UV probing method detects electron transfer in photovoltaic devices
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Sensitized solar cells consisting of a molecular or solid-state sensitizer that serves to collect light and inject an electron into a substrate that favors their migration are among the most studied photovoltaic systems at present. Despite its importance in determining the potential of a photovoltaic device, current methods for monitoring the interfacial electron transfer remain ambiguous. ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Midsummer receives two new orders for its DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system
Onna, Japan (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
The power of perovskite
Dandong, China (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade
UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme. At the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in Abu Dhabi, dozens of employees are reviewing the 15,000-page application for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, scheduled to launch next ye ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
129I waste used to track ocean currents for 15,000 km after discharge from nuclear plants
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
Cyborg bacteria outperform plants when turning sunlight into useful compounds
New York NY (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. But chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient. To enable humans to capture more of the sun's energy than natural photosynthesis can, scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful compounds. The researchers ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices
University Park PA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion
Mexico City (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
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Oil prices inch lower on demand pressures
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Indications of waning U.S. consumer demand overshadowed concerns about a storm in the Gulf of Mexico to help drag oil prices lower Wednesday morning. The American Petroleum Institute offered a mixed report on the status of balance in the world's biggest economy. Late Tuesday, the API reported a decline in crude oil inventories of about 3.6 million barrels, but a 1.4 million increase in ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Staff pulled from Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Harvey
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Cambodia starts uncertain path toward oil production
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Kuwait's economy bruised, but resilient, World Bank says
Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat
Paris (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
New data provides the first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat which enables the planet to recover from extremes of climate change - but the recovery timescales are significant. This work was presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Paris, and has just been published in the peer-reviewed journal Geochemical Perspectives Letters*. The idea of a natural temperature thermostat wa ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
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
In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
Coal shipped from the United States could help address energy security issues in Ukraine, the nation's energy secretary said. U.S. Cabinet officials, the U.S. envoy to Ukraine and representatives from XCoal were on hand for the first shipment of coal from a Pennsylvania facility to Ukrainian energy company Centrenergo. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said coal sent from the United Stat ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
China to strictly control new coal-fired power capacity
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
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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Lockheed Martin receives $427.1M for F-35 production
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is receiving a $427.1 million order against an existing contract for ancillary and pilot flight equipment for F-35 Lightning II production, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The equipment will go toward low-rate Lot 11 F-35 construction for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and foreign military participants in the program. The work will prim ... 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
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
India clears $650 mn Boeing army chopper deal: defence sources
Merkel wants to 'restore trust' in diesel after scandal
Berlin (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that trust must be restored in diesel cars after the emissions cheating scandal and spoke out against plans to ban them from some inner cities. She said she was "angered" by German auto giants who in the "dieselgate" scandal either broke the law or used legal loopholes, but also pointed to the at least 800,000 jobs in the crucial industrial sector. ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Uber's ousted CEO calls investor lawsuit unfounded
Beijing (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
China's Great Wall Motor plans Fiat Chrysler purchase
Manila (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber bows to Philippines suspension after show of defiance
Boron nitride foam soaks up carbon dioxide
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Rice University materials scientists have created a light foam from two-dimensional sheets of hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) that absorbs carbon dioxide. They discovered freeze-drying h-BN turned it into a macro-scale foam that disintegrates in liquids. But adding a bit of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) into the mix transformed it into a far more robust and useful material. The foam is high ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: Graphene
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Flourine lends white graphene new qualities
Houghton MI (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
From greenhouse gas to 3-D surface-microporous graphene
In Neptune, it's raining diamonds
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
In cooperation with colleagues from Germany and the United States, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have managed to demonstrate 'diamond showers' forming in the ice giants of our solar system. Using the ultra-strong X-ray laser and other facilities at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California, they simulated the conditions inside the cosmic giants. ... more
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Heating quantum matter: A novel view on topology
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Researchers create magnetic RAM
New York NY (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors - at room temperature
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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
Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue
Mumbai (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
A factory accused of dumping dye into an Indian river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said Tuesday, after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly-coloured canines. An animal activist spotted the blue dogs wandering the streets of Mumbai near an industrial zone where factories had been accused of pouring untreated chemicals directly into the Kasadi river. ... more
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Paris (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites


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