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October 09, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods



Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. "Our capture method by far outperforms all current technologies and may change the landscape of energy production worldwide," said Timo Thonhauser, the Wake Forest University computational physicist on the research team. The new molecular trap, a metal-or ... read more

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Asymmetric sound absorption lets in the light
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
If you've ever lived in an apartment building or stayed in a hotel room, you are probably familiar with the inconvenience of inadequate sound absorption. Acoustic absorption refers to the absorption ... more
ROBO SPACE
Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency - or time lag - inherent in remotely control ... more
BIO FUEL
Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals
Liverpool UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help ... more
CHIP TECH
Columbia engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC
New York, NY (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Harish Krishnaswamy, associate professor of electrical engineering, in collaboration with Professor Andrea Alu's group from UT-Austin, continue to break new ... more
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NANO TECH
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density
Atlanta GA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the U.S. and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The devic ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene
New York, NY (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A team led by Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at Columbia University, and James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, has definitively observed a ... more
TIME AND SPACE
JILA's 3-D quantum gas atomic clock offers new dimensions in measurement
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
JILA physicists have created an entirely new design for an atomic clock, in which strontium atoms are packed into a tiny three-dimensional (3-D) cube at 1,000 times the density of previous one-dimen ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Scientists propose new way of increasing the efficiency of solar batteries
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Researchers from Department of Material Sciences, Lomonosov MSU, explained how changing the ratio of components forming light-absorbing layer of a perovskite solar cell influences the structure of c ... more
OIL AND GAS
New tool for oil and gas exploration beats all competition
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
The MIPT Center for Molecular Electronics (CME) has developed and tested a seismic station for hydrocarbon exploration. The new device has an unparalleled bandwidth, enabling it to reveal the struct ... more
ENERGY TECH
Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tesla said Friday it was delaying the planned launch of its electric transport truck, diverting resources to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. ... more


Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

TECH SPACE
Microlasers get a performance boost from a bit of gold
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Scientists have boosted the efficiency of microlasers using tiny gold particles, thus expanding the technology's real-world application possibilities. ... more
CAR TECH
Renault plans China growth, more electric vehicles
Paris (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
French automaker Renault, a leader in electric vehicles, announced Friday plans to launch five new emissions-free models by 2022 and make a major push into China. ... more
TRADE WARS
Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The 2017 Nobel season wraps up Monday with the economics prize, which could this year honour fields rarely awarded by the committee, such as development economics or French economist Esther Duflo's research on poverty. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Canadian regulator closes books on TransCanada project
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
A federal regulator in Canada confirmed it closed its files on the Energy East oil pipeline after planner TransCanada folded its tent on the project. ... more



'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A proposal to address what the Trump administration outlined as threats to traditional energy sources is counterintuitive, sustainable energy supporters said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week it was calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how the wholesale electricity sector works by offering compensation for "traditional" power generators. In a ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
A new way to produce clean hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and is considered by many to be a potential clean fuel of the future. Water and fossil fuels contain large amounts of hydrogen, but unlocking molecular dihydrogen fuel from these sources takes a great deal of energy, casting doubt over any future hydrogen economy. Turning water into hydrogen using solar energy could lead the way to cheap and ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensor
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico
Orlando FL (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
With the start of construction of a new wind farm off the coast of Germany, officials said the nation's economy was supported through low-carbon efforts. German energy company E.ON, with support from Norway's Statoil, hosted a ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Arkona offshore wind farm, which formally started in late August. Christian Pegel, a regional Germany en ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
New efficient catalyst for key step in artificial photosynthesis
Upton, NY (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in "artificial photosynthesis" - an effort to mimic how plants, algae, and some bacteria harness sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels. This step - called water oxidation - releases protons and electrons from water molecules, ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Saudi Arabia opens bid for 'utility scale' solar project
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Scientists propose new way of increasing the efficiency of solar batteries
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Governor Brown Sends SCE to CEC Investigation and ABC Solar Files CPUC Petition to Censor SCE
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. "Our capture method by far outperforms all current technologies and may change the landscape of energy production worldwide," said Timo Thonhauser, the ... more
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
A key step in synthetic fuel production from seawater patented by NRL
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
The world's oceans cover approximately 70 percent of Earth's surface and contain roughly 93 percent of the planet's carbon dioxide (CO2). With around 38,000 gigatons (Gt) of carbon, our world's oceans contain 16 times as much carbon as that found on land or in the atmosphere combined. "With greater attention being directed at mitigating the effects CO2 can have on the environment, an inter ... more
Liverpool UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals
Ames IA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Surrounded by potential: New science in converting biomass
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Olive mill wastewater transformed: From pollutant to bio-fertilizer, biofuel
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
We're not satisfied yet with markets, Saudi oil minister says
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The move by OPEC and non-OPEC producers to balance the market is working, but the work is not yet finished, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said from Moscow. An energy forum under way in Moscow and St. Petersburg is about halfway through. Speaking at the conference, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said market recovery is apparent, and the success of the agreement is obvious, but producer ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Global GDP gains and OPEC chatter lift oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Kinder Morgan signs contracts for Trans Mountain expansion
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Time running out on closing budget gap in shale-rich Oklahoma
Every economy at risk from climate change, IMF says
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The consequences of a changing climate pose a threat to every single economy in the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said from Massachusetts. An annual report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF said global hunger is on the rise, affecting 11 percent of the world's population, in part because of climate change. The report found a link between conflict and cli ... more
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ninety-eight scientists launch a 2,000-year global temperature database
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Auditor slams Canada on lack of climate actions
Sydney (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: study
Rio in massive share buyback after coal mines sale
Sydney (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Rio Tinto will return $2.5 billion to shareholders in a buyback after selling most of its Australian coal assets to China-backed Yancoal, the mining giant said Friday. The world's second-largest miner sold Coal & Allied to Yancoal, majority-controlled by China's Yanzhou Coal, earlier this month in a divestment drive analysts expect will lead to a complete exit from the sector. The buybac ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
First-ever U.S. coal shipment arrives in Ukraine
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Rio completes Australia coal mines sale to China's Yancoal
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
China is an active member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is impressive in opening its space missions to other countries, said Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Di Pippo made the remarks when having an interview with Xinhua on Wednesday during the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
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Metal with Memory: Shaping the Future of Aviation
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
While aeronautics researchers across the globe continue to develop technologies that will make air travel more efficient, more sustainable and safer, there is a group of NASA researchers who are altering the long-held view that wings have to stick straight out from an aircraft and stay that way. Through NASA's Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project, a team of engineers working with ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Boeing-backed startup eyes hybrid electric plane in 2022
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Germany, Norway join aerial tanker project
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Britain's RAF receives intelligence aircraft
The U.S. needs at least twice as many charging points for EV
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The number of plug-in ports for electric vehicles would need to increase more than 130 percent to meet future growth, a U.S. Energy Department study found. The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates there are 16,000 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles nation-wide, with 43,000 actual plugs available as of June. That number supports the more th ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Uber competitor hits Paris roads with Chinese help
London (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
UK car sales skid lower in September on poor consumer confidence
Paris (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Renault plans China growth, more electric vehicles
Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide
Corvallis OR (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Nearly half of the organic carbon stored in soil around the world is contained in Arctic permafrost, which has experienced rapid melting, and that organic material could be converted to greenhouse gases that would exacerbate global warming. When permafrost thaws, microbial consumption of those carbon reserves produces carbon dioxide - much of which eventually winds up in the atmosphere, bu ... more
New York, NY (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties
Columbia engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC
New York, NY (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Harish Krishnaswamy, associate professor of electrical engineering, in collaboration with Professor Andrea Alu's group from UT-Austin, continue to break new ground in developing magnet-free non-reciprocal components in modern semiconductor processes. At the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February, Krishnaswamy's group unveiled a new ... more
Bristol UK (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
New quantum computer chip uses sounds waves to store data
Exeter UK (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonic microchips
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China raises bullet train speed six years after crash
Beijing (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
China on Thursday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai line to 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap. The speed limit had been reduced to 300 kilometres per hour after 40 people died in a high-speed train crash near Wenzhou in July 2011. The acceleration cuts the 1,318-kilometre (819-mile) Beijing-Shanghai ... more
Ahmedabad, India (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Modi, Abe to kick-start India's first bullet train project
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
In the face of climate change can our engineers keep the trains running on time
New York (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Hyperloop startup says superfast rail a reality
Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Looking tired and haggard, William Coronado pulls up before dawn with a boat full of fish on the muddy shore of Nicaragua's Lake Managua, a dumping ground for trash and waste. "The lake is so polluted. They throw all sorts of crap into it," said the 56-year-old. "Containers, old buckets, all sorts of bags - all the junk they throw away in Managua. It's a disgrace." Coronado spent two da ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid


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