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August 25, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
Renewables could bring balance to India's economic growthw.



Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
India, one of the world's fastest growing economies, could offset the strains of development through low-carbon efforts, an international energy report found. A report on India's energy sector from the International Renewable Energy Agency found the government could save on health-related costs and create more jobs while at the same time seeing the demand for coal and oil products drop between 17 percent and 23 percent by 2030. "Balancing economic growth and development, environmental pr ... read more

BIO FUEL
How a bacterium can live on methanol
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
Many chemists are currently researching how small carbon molecules, such as methane and methanol, can be used to generate larger molecules. The earth is naturally rich in methane, and artificial pro ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Audi Cooperates with Alta Devices on Automobiles with Solar Roofs
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Aug 24, 2017
Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of solar-cell specialist, Hanergy Thin Film Power, plan to work together to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs of Audi models. With this cooperation ... more
ENERGY TECH
Scientists make breakthrough in magnesium batteries
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
A new study by the University of Houston offers promise for the use of magnesium batteries as a safer alternative to problem-plagued lithium ion batteries. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
By 2050, 139 countries could be powered by wind, solar, water
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Stanford scientists outline the infrastructure changes needed to make 139 countries powered 100 percent by wind, water and solar energy by 2050. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Fukushima operator faces $5 bn US suit over 2011 disaster
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings said Thursday it faces another US lawsuit over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, with the latest one demanding at least $5 billion in compensation. ... more
WIND DAILY
First foundations set for Baltic Sea wind farm
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
German energy company E.ON said Thursday it laid the first of the 60 foundations for a wind farm development in national waters of the Baltic Sea. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note
New York (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Researchers find more efficient method of monitoring network traffic
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Researchers at MIT, Cisco Systems and Barefoot Networks have developed a new way to monitor network traffic that gives more flexibility and efficiency. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Baidu sells food-delivery unit to Alibaba-backed Ele.me
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Alibaba-backed Chinese food delivery firm Ele.me will take over the food delivery unit of search engine giant Baidu in a deal that could be worth up to $800 million, the firm and a report said Thursday. ... more
TECH SPACE
New approach brings 3D sound to the living room
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
University of Surrey researchers have developed the Media Device Orchestration, an innovative home audio concept using all available devices in the living room. ... more


Great Wall shares slide as Fiat Chrysler hopes dampened

TRADE WARS
Archaeologists discover ancient trade routes in Vietnam
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient trade network crisscrossing Vietnam's Mekong Delta region. ... more
TRADE WARS
Britain's poetic shipping forecast turns 150
London (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
A weather forecast for sailors around British waters, which became an iconic radio broadcast that inspired poets and singers with its exotic names, celebrated its 150th anniversary on Thursday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Multimillion dollar drilling campaign envisioned for Guinea-Bissau
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
West Africa-focused energy company FAR Ltd. said it increased its leverage over a multi-million barrel prospect offshore Guinea-Bissau. ... more
OIL AND GAS
OPEC backed into a corner, Texas economist says
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
With U.S. crude oil production on the rise, it's clear the production agreement from OPEC hasn't worked as intended, an economist in Texas 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 make breakthrough in magnesium batteries
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
A new study by the University of Houston offers promise for the use of magnesium batteries as a safer alternative to problem-plagued lithium ion batteries. High voltage lithium ion batteries are the current standard but they are expensive and can develop breaches in their internal structure, known as dendrite growths, causing them to catch on fire, which has become an increasing problem ... more
Liverpool, UK (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
ULEMCo plans a fuel cell approach to extend range of electric vans
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
First foundations set for Baltic Sea wind farm
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
German energy company E.ON said Thursday it laid the first of the 60 foundations for a wind farm development in national waters of the Baltic Sea. The German company said it's deploying the 60 so-called monopiles about 25 miles offshore. Foundations for a common substation were installed last month and the entire project could start generating energy for German consumers by 2019. ... more
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
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
By 2050, 139 countries could be powered by wind, solar, water
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Stanford scientists outline the infrastructure changes needed to make 139 countries powered 100 percent by wind, water and solar energy by 2050. A transition of this kind could mean less worldwide energy consumption due to the efficiency of clean, renewable electricity - leading to a net increase of more than 24 million long-term jobs, an annual decrease in 4 to 7 million deaths relate ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Deep-UV probing method detects electron transfer in photovoltaic devices
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Aug 24, 2017
Audi Cooperates with Alta Devices on Automobiles with Solar Roofs
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
Renewables could bring balance to India's economic growthw.
Fukushima operator faces $5 bn US suit over 2011 disaster
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings said Thursday it faces another US lawsuit over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, with the latest one demanding at least $5 billion in compensation. A total of 157 US residents who were supporting Fukushima victims at the time filed the class action suit in a California district court earlier this month against the utility known as Tepco and a US company. ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch
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
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
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
How a bacterium can live on methanol
University Park PA (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion
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Iran secures 8-bln euro loan from Korea Eximbank
Tehran (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Iran has secured an eight-billion euro credit line from South Korea's Eximbank, the Islamic republic's biggest loan deal since its 2015 nuclear accord, the Iranian central bank announced Thursday. "The biggest contract since the atomic accord was signed with South Korea's Eximbank today for the amount of eight billion euros ($9.4 billion)," said central bank governor Valiollah Seif, in a sta ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 25, 2017
Shareholders in the money as PetroChina first-half profit soars
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
OPEC's all-options strategy not enough to lift the price of oil
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Multimillion dollar drilling campaign envisioned for Guinea-Bissau
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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Boeing receives $222.5M contract for Chinook helicopters for Saudi Arabia
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia has received a $222.5 million modification to an existing contract for the delivery of eight CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to the Royal Saudi Land Forces. The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that the CH-47Fs to be delivered are new builds, as opposed to refurbished ones, with production taking place in Ridley Township, Penn. Production is ex ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
L-3 receives $173M contract for T-45 trainer testing
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
Military contractor rescued after ejecting during a Navy training exercise
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
BAE taps Harris Corporation for antennas on U.S. Air Force aircraft
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
Beijing (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Great Wall shares slide as Fiat Chrysler hopes dampened
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
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
Miami (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Arsenic in Pakistan groundwater 'alarmingly high': study
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


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