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October 26, 2017
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Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene



New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Graphene - a one-atom-thick layer of the stuff in pencils - is a better conductor than copper and is very promising for electronic devices, but with one catch: Electrons that move through it can't be stopped. Until now, that is. Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have learned how to tame the unruly electrons in graphene, paving the way for the ultra-fast transport of electrons with low loss of energy in novel systems. Their study was published online in Nature Nanotechnology. "Th ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation's electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there's a problem: severe air pollution is blocking ligh ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Bringing the atomic world into full color
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A French and Japanese research group has developed a new way of visualizing the atomic world by turning data scanned by an atomic force microscope into clear color images. The newly developed method ... more
TECH SPACE
Selective memory makes data caches 50 percent more efficient
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
In a traditional computer, a microprocessor is mounted on a "package," a small circuit board with a grid of electrical leads on its bottom. The package snaps into the computer's motherboard, and dat ... more
CHIP TECH
Nanoelectronic breakthrough may lead to more efficient quantum devices
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Researchers from Concordia have made a breakthrough that could help your electronic devices get even smarter. Their findings, which examine electron behaviour within nanoelectronics, have been ... more
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Ames UConn team discover superconductor with bounce
Ames IA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered extreme "bounce," or super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest o ... more
ENERGY TECH
Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performance
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller batteries. But unforeseen chemical roadblocks ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists write 'traps' for light with tiny ink droplets
Cambridge UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A microscopic 'pen' that is able to write structures small enough to trap and harness light using a commercially available printing technique could be used for sensing, biotechnology, lasers, and st ... more
NANO TECH
Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano
Providence RI (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Brown University researchers have demonstrated a way to bring a powerful form of spectroscopy - a technique used to study a wide variety of materials - into the nano-world. Laser terahertz emi ... more
ROBO SPACE
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning tech ... more
TECH SPACE
New material for digital memories of the future
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Professor Martijn Kemerink of Linkoping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off ... more


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New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Sandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunli ... more
OIL AND GAS
Amid energy spats, Ukraine's economy showing resilience
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Amid spats with Russia over natural gas, Ukraine's prime minister said Wednesday the economy for the former Soviet republic is on pace to grow at a decent clip. ... more
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Recurrent Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 71 MW North Carolina Solar Project
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Recurrent Energy reports that the commercial operation of the 71 MWac/92 MWp IS-42 solar photovoltaic project, located in Cumberland County, North Carolina has commenced. "The completion of th ... more
SOLAR DAILY
ABC Solar catches a CAB to land a PTO from SCE
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) October 25, 2017
ABC Solar president Bradley Bartz caught a CAB today and it looks like it might be a solid turn in his journey. The journey is to get a 10.8 KW Solar PV and Advanced Battery system its Permission-to ... 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
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 successful has been far less understood. Now a Northwestern University team led by Chris Wolverton has discovered that cerium's electronic entropy, which is created when an electron transitions a ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performance
Ames IA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Ames UConn team discover superconductor with bounce
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
PPPL takes detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaks
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
New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Sandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunlight than current technology. The receivers were designed and studied as part of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project and are also being applied to Sandia's work for the Solar E ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
German utility sees potential in rooftop solar
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Recurrent Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 71 MW North Carolina Solar Project
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
How solar peaker plants could replace gas peakers
MATRIX pitched as a game changer for used fuel dry storage
Paris (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
AREVA TN, the nuclear logistics affiliate of New AREVA, is launching an advanced used nuclear fuel storage overpack, NUHOMS MATRIX. With its improved capacity and performance, NUHOMS MATRIX addresses the challenges faced by our customers when it comes to storing used fuel safely, efficiently and competitively. The unique 2-level horizontal and modular set-up reduces the independent spent f ... more
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
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
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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Kurdish government proposes end to independence push
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
With oil the source of regional disputes, the semiautonomous Kurdish government in northern Iraq said it was backing off its ambitions for independence. The Kurdistan Regional Government said in statements published Wednesday that greater Iraq and the self-governed Kurdish provinces were faced with "grave and dangerous" circumstances that followed a contentious referendum for Kurdish in ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
High gas prices may crimp holiday spending, AAA finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Chinese offshore production lower than last year
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Hess goes on divestment streak to fund mega oil field
A drier south: Europe's drought trends match climate change projections
Logan UT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
On the same day that global leaders wrapped up an international water and climate summit in Rome, researchers published new findings that suggest European drought trends are lining up with climate change projections. Their study, published Oct. 25 in Scientific Reports, shows that two major drought indices are deviating from one another across Europe in a manner consistent with climate cha ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change
Hanover, NH (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse period
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
GAO finds big U.S. costs from 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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Trump order allows Air Force to tackle pilot shortage
Washington (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing the Air Force to bring up to 1,000 pilots back to active duty as it grapples with an aviator shortage, the Pentagon said Friday. The Air Force has complained for years that it is struggling to retain pilots, who are often lured away by better-paying commercial airlines. Additionally, pilots often choose to leave the military d ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
UChicago astrophysicists to catch particles from deep space on NASA balloon mission
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Highly flexible wings tested
Athens (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
Greece defends F-16 warplane upgrade amid cost criticism
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. The Silicon Valley electric carmaker's wholly-owned manufacturing facility would be built in Shanghai's free-trade zone, the Wall Street Journa ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Delphi boosts self-driving efforts with $400 mn deal for nuTonomy
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
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene
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
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 incredible breakthrough will not only revolutionise the way we do chemistry but could be applied to enhance data storage and make faster electronics. The "once-in-a-decade" discovery has been publish ... more
Singapore (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Research team led by NUS scientists breaks new ground in memory technology
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Nanoelectronic breakthrough may lead to more efficient quantum devices
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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
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
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