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October 29, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
The most exotic fluid has an unexpectedly low viscosity



Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Collisions of lead nuclei in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator take place at such great energies that quarks that are normally confined inside nucleons are released and, together with the gluons that hold them together, form a stream of particularly exotic fluid: quark-gluon plasma. A new, more detailed theoretical model for this plasma, presented by a group of physicists from Poland and the USA, predicts that it has a much lower viscosity than previously estimated. Our everyday ... read more

CHIP TECH
Deep-depletion: A new concept for MOSFETs
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Silicon has provided enormous benefits to the power electronics industry. But performance of silicon-based power electronics is nearing maximum capacity. Enter wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor ... more
NANO TECH
New technique produces tunable, nanoporous materials
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
A collaborative group of researchers including Petr Kral, professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, describe a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with uniqu ... more
ENERGY TECH
Scientists get first close-ups of finger-like growths that trigger battery fires
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Scientists from Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the first atomic-level images of finger-like growths called dendrites that can p ... more
TECH SPACE
A quantum spin liquid
Chestnut Hill, MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Researchers from Boston College and Harvard have created an elusive honeycomb-structured material capable of frustrating the magnetic properties within it in order to produce a chemical entity known ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
The U.S. plan to withdraw from the multilateral Paris climate agreement doesn't matter for the pace of growth for renewables globally, Fitch Ratings said. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Oil-rich Alberta adding more solar components
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta took further steps toward a balanced economy through small-scale solar installations, provincial and local leaders said. ... more
WIND DAILY
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Twitter shares soar as profit comes into view
Washington (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Twitter shares staged a powerful rally Thursday after the long-struggling social network said it hopes to post its first profit soon, following years of losses. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Amazon shares soar as earnings top expectations
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Amazon shares soared Thursday after the Internet giant reported earnings that topped expectations, boosting revenue from its fresh acquisition of grocery chain Whole Foods and an expanded line-up of devices tapping into its digital assistant Alexa. ... more
CAR TECH
'Dieselgate' costs choke Volkswagen profits
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Net profits tumbled in the third quarter at Volkswagen as the world's biggest carmaker booked higher-than-expected charges related to the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal. ... more


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CAR TECH
Energy firms back investment into diesel engine
London (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
As major carmakers shift towards electric vehicles, a group of major oil and gas firms announced Friday an investment into a diesel engine. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Upbeat producer sentiment offset GDP to push oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Production expectations from energy companies during earnings season offset growth in the U.S. economy to pull the price of oil lower on Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Tullow Oil strikes dust near one of South America's biggest prizes
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Explorer Tullow Oil said it was confident about the broader region, but had no luck in a frontier effort near one of the largest finds in South America. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iraq finds 'contraband' oil pipeline in south
Basra, Iraq (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Iraqi police have uncovered an underground pipeline used to smuggle crude oil from the giant Rumaila oilfield in the south of the country, a security source said on Friday. ... 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
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 have slowed scientific progress. And the places where solid meets liquid - where the oppositely charged battery electrodes interact with the surrounding chemical mixture known as the electrolyte ... more
Ames IA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Ames UConn team discover superconductor with bounce
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Plastic and metal-organic frameworks partner for sensing and storage
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Scientists get first close-ups of finger-like growths that trigger battery fires
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
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
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 light from the sun, significantly reducing China's output of solar energy, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of the country. This issue is worst in the winter, when - according to resea ... more
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Recurrent Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 71 MW North Carolina Solar Project
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
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
Dessel, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Dessel: a new step forward with the dismantling of the site
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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Exxon earning and spending more
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Even though Hurricane Harvey had a $160 million impact on earnings, U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil said third quarter performance was indicative of recovery. "A 50 percent increase in earnings through solid business performance and higher commodity prices is a step forward in our plan to grow profitability," Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said in a statement. "For the fourth-consecutive qua ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Upbeat producer sentiment offset GDP to push oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Italy's Eni sees easy growth at $60 per barrel
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Trans Mountain pipeline planners seek federal intervention
Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
New Haven CT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A new study linking paleoclimatology - the reconstruction of past global climates - with historical analysis by researchers at Yale and other institutions shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt. The team of researchers examined the hydroclimatic and societal impacts in Egypt of a sequence of t ... more
Logan UT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A drier south: Europe's drought trends match climate change projections
Hanover, NH (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse period
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over 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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UChicago astrophysicists to catch particles from deep space on NASA balloon mission
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A team led by Prof. Angela Olinto was awarded NASA funding to fly an ultra-long duration balloon mission with an innovative ultra-sensitive telescope to pick up cosmic rays and neutrinos coming from deep space. Planned for launch in 2022, the Extreme Universe Space Observatory on a Super Pressure Balloon is a major step toward a planned mission to send a probe to space. "This program will ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Embraer, Sierra Nevada supplying more A-29 aircraft for Afghan air force
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Airbus expected to lead light military helicopter market, report says
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Eurofighter companies add on to Belgian contract bid
Opel drives Peugeot's sales, but China stalls
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen said that revenues grew strongly in the third quarter, powered by the recent acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall, but car sales stalled in the key market of China. PSA said in a statement that group-wide revenues jumped by 31.4 percent to 15 billion euros ($17.6 billion) in the period from July to September. In its core brands of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, rev ... more
London (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Energy firms back investment into diesel engine
Bad Birnbach, Germany (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Self-driving bus to shuttle Bavarian townsfolk
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Paris city bikes go electric
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 ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row
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
Deep-depletion: A new concept for MOSFETs
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Silicon has provided enormous benefits to the power electronics industry. But performance of silicon-based power electronics is nearing maximum capacity. Enter wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. Seen as significantly more energy-efficient, they have emerged as leading contenders in developing field-effect transistors (FETs) for next-generation power electronics. Such FET technology would b ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Resistive memory components the computer industry can't resist
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Nanoelectronic breakthrough may lead to more efficient quantum devices
Singapore (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Research team led by NUS scientists breaks new ground in memory technology
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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
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New York (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Hyperloop startup says superfast rail a reality
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill Wednesday that seeks to ban plastic bags in more than 100 coastal areas in a bid to halt the accumulation of ocean plastic. Bachelet said the move was aimed at "taking care of our marine ecosystems." "Our fish are dying from plastics ingestion or strangulation, it's a task in which everyone must collaborate," she said in a speech in the s ... more
Rome (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Schools closed over fears of toxic wind from Italy steel plant
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
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