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October 25, 2017
BIO FUEL
Stiff fibers spun from slime



Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Some animals produce amazing materials. Spider silk, for example, is stronger than steel. Mussels secrete byssus threads, which they use to cling tightly to stones under water. The material secreted by velvet worms is no less impressive. These small worm-like animals, which look like a cross between an earthworm and a caterpillar, spray a sticky liquid to ward off enemies or catch prey that is particularly deadly for prey such as woodlice, crickets and spiders: As soon as they try to wriggle out o ... read more

TECH SPACE
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties
University Park PA (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Desirable properties including increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing may be possible because of a theoretical m ... more
CHIP TECH
Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have used liquid metal to create two-dimensional materials no thicker than a few atoms that have never before been seen in nature. The ... more
CAR TECH
Tesla to build wholly-owned Shanghai plant: WSJ
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Tesla has reached an agreement with Shanghai authorities that would make it the first foreign automaker to build its own plant in China, putting it in the driver's seat in the world's biggest electric-vehicle market, the Wall Street Journal reported. ... more
CAR TECH
Study: Millions of miles of planned roads shouldn't be built
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
New research suggests millions of miles of planned roads shouldn't be built, as many projects will sacrifice valuable environmental and ecological resources for limited benefits. ... more
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BIO FUEL
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Cli ... more
ENERGY TECH
Electronic entropy enhances water splitting
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Researchers have long known that cerium is the best element to use when splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen - a key technique in creating hydrogen gas for fuel. But why, exactly, cerium is so s ... more
ENERGY NEWS
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Utility companies in the Japanese market face an uphill battle in meeting targets for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, Moody's reported Monday. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Chaos reigns even in simple electronics
Cracow, Poland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
It's really surprising: it turns out that among simple electronic circuits, built of just a few components, many of them behave chaotically, in an extremely complicated, practically unpredictable ma ... more
SOLAR DAILY
German utility sees potential in rooftop solar
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
A German wholesale retailer will get about 9 percent of its total electricity needs met through an agreement on rooftop solar installations, utility E.ON said. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Using optical chaos to control the momentum of light
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Integrated photonic circuits, which rely on light rather than electrons to move information, promise to revolutionize communications, sensing and data processing. But controlling and moving light po ... more


Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology

CHIP TECH
Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
The huge increase in computing performance in recent decades has been achieved by squeezing ever more transistors into a tighter space on microchips. However, this downsizing has also meant pa ... more
CHIP TECH
Research team led by NUS scientists breaks new ground in memory technology
Singapore (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
An international research team led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) pioneered the development of a novel thin, organic film that supports a million more times read-write ... more
CAR TECH
Delphi boosts self-driving efforts with $400 mn deal for nuTonomy
Washington (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Automotive equipment maker Delphi said Tuesday it was acquiring US university spinoff nuTonomy in a move to bolster its technology for self-driving vehicles. ... more
CAR TECH
Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads
Singapore (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a vehicle, has announced it will freeze the number of private cars on its roads from next year but vowed to expand public transport. ... more



Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Utility companies in the Japanese market face an uphill battle in meeting targets for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, Moody's reported Monday. Moody's Investors Service reported that Japan faces challenges in meeting its commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Based on March levels, the report found emissions from the utility sector will need to be cut by as much as 50 p ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
PPPL takes detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaks
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
A key hurdle for fusion researchers is understanding turbulence, the ripples and eddies that can cause the superhot plasma that fuels fusion reactions to leak heat and particles and keep fusion from taking place. Comprehending and reducing turbulence will facilitate the development of fusion as a safe, clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity from power plants around the wo ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Electronic entropy enhances water splitting
University Park PA (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
The blob that ate the tokamak
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Australia's international wind energy company Windlab Limited will begin construction of the innovative $160 million Kennedy Energy Park hybrid renewable energy project, after securing financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The project is owned by Kennedy Energy Park Holdings Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Windlab and Eurus Energy Holdin ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Edinburgh (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland
German utility sees potential in rooftop solar
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
A German wholesale retailer will get about 9 percent of its total electricity needs met through an agreement on rooftop solar installations, utility E.ON said. German utility E.ON said it was teaming up with wholesale and food retailer METRO Deutschland on a rooftop solar initiative. The utility company said it would install rooftop solar installations on 30 of METRO's wholesale centers ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
How solar peaker plants could replace gas peakers
East Lansing MI (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'
Cayce SC (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Clean Energy Collective Starts Construction on SCE and G Community Solar Facilities
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction of the Shin Kori-5 and Shin Kori-6 reactors near the southeastern city of Ulsan. ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant
Paris (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
MATRIX pitched as a game changer for used fuel dry storage
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Climate Change. This would be a massive undertaking, involving the conversion of hundreds of thousands of square miles - at its most ambitious, more than the combined land area of Texas and Califor ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Stiff fibers spun from slime
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Separating methane and CO2 will become more efficient
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High gas prices may crimp holiday spending, AAA finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
The retail price for a gallon of gasoline, up 24 cents per gallon from last year, could eat into holiday spending for U.S. consumers, retail analysis finds. The average retail price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States has been on a steady decline for most markets through October, following seasonal trends. The average price of $2.46 per gallon is more or less unchanged from la ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Hess goes on divestment streak to fund mega oil field
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Bullish signals emerging for crude oil prices
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
IHS: Investments moving away from U.S. Gulf of Mexico
IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
The world will be in deep trouble if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned on Tuesday. "If we don't address these issues... we will be moving to a dark future" in 50 years, she told a major economic conference in the Saudi capital. On climate change, Lagarde said that "we will be toasted, roasted and grilled" if the world fails t ... more
Managua (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
GAO finds big U.S. costs from climate change
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change
Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
U.S. coal production in the first half of the year is slightly lower than last year, but still holds an edge as an electricity source, the government said. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported total U.S. coal production during the first half of the year was slightly lower than the same time last year, but higher than the first half 2016. The EIA's report said declines in ... more
Sydney (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Rio in massive share buyback after coal mines sale
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
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese astronaut to go into space three times, has voiced his desire to go into space again as a further demonstration of his loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC). "I'm eager to go to space again, be a pioneer in the battle one more time," said the 51-year-old major general and delegate to the ongoing 19th National Congress of the CPC. "Let the vastn ... 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
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
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Highly flexible wings tested
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The subscale X-56A is scheduled for a series of research flights in November to prove enabling technology for designing aircraft with highly flexible, lightweight wings. The use of less structurally-rigid wings could be critical to future long-range, fuel-efficient airliners. A risk reduction flight Aug. 31 from Armstrong demonstrated that past challenges experienced during takeoffs and la ... more
Athens (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
Greece defends F-16 warplane upgrade amid cost criticism
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
U.S. Air Force deploying a dozen F-35s to Japan
Washington (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Trump order allows Air Force to tackle pilot shortage
Delphi boosts self-driving efforts with $400 mn deal for nuTonomy
Washington (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Automotive equipment maker Delphi said Tuesday it was acquiring US university spinoff nuTonomy in a move to bolster its technology for self-driving vehicles. Delphi, a former General Motors unit now headquartered in Britain, said the deal was valued at $400 million, with another $50 million possible in incentive payments. The deal is likely to expand the reach of nuTonomy, a company spun ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
Lyft gets $1 bn from Google parent to rev up challenge to Uber
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Study: Millions of miles of planned roads shouldn't be built
Singapore (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads
Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Global GHG emissions c ... more
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 16, 2017
NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth's Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 16, 2017
New Insights From OCO-2 Showcased in Science
Research team led by NUS scientists breaks new ground in memory technology
Singapore (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
An international research team led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) pioneered the development of a novel thin, organic film that supports a million more times read-write cycles and consumes 1,000 times less power than commercial flash memories. The novel organic film can store and process data for 1 trillion cycles and has the potential to be made even smaller ... more
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Bridging the terahertz gap
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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
Nobel laureate wants global environment court
Tegucigalpa (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman proposed in Honduras on Tuesday the creation of a global tribunal to prosecute executives of multinational firms who damage the earth. Karman, of Yemen, made the suggestion in the Central American country that Amnesty International last year described - along with its neighbor Guatemala - as the most dangerous in the world for environmentalists. ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Levels of microplastics in the Baltic have remained constant for 30 years
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
India top court bans dirty fuel to fight Delhi's bad air
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban
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