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October 31, 2017
ENERGY TECH
Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metal



Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
When pushing the boundaries of discovery, sometimes even the most experienced of scientists can get a surprise jolt from a completely unpredictable result. That was the case for ASU Regents' Professor and biophysicist Stuart Lindsay, who has spent his career building new microscopes that have become the eyes of nanotechnology and next-generation, rapid and low-cost DNA and amino acid readers to make precision medicine more of a reality. In the process, Lindsay's research team has learned a t ... read more

TECH SPACE
New property found in unusual crystalline materials
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Most metals and semiconductors, from the steel in a knife blade to the silicon in a solar panel, are made up of many tiny crystalline grains. The way these grains meet at their edges can have a majo ... more
NANO TECH
New research explores the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnology
Swansea UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Research by scientists at Swansea University has shown that improvements in nanowire structures will allow for the manufacture of more stable and durable nanotechnology for use in semiconductor devi ... more
ENERGY TECH
UNIST researchers introduce novel catalyst for rechargeable metal-air batteries
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Research in lithium-ion batteries has opened up a plethora of possibilities in the development of next-generation batteries. In particular, the metal-air batteries with significantly greater energy ... more
TECH SPACE
MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study. MI ... more
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China's Xi meets Zuckerberg, Cook in Beijing
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Apple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, state media said Tuesday, as the Communist Party pushes for a larger role in private firms. ... more
TECH SPACE
Nanoscale textures make glass invisible
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Center for Functional Nanomaterials have developed a new method for making glass more invisible. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses
Washington (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes. ... more
CAR TECH
Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Investors including Japan's SoftBank and Google-parent Alphabet are fueling a drive to a ride-sharing future, betting on startups such as industry giants Uber and Lyft which have so far failed to deliver profits. ... more
TRADE WARS
China slams US aluminium foil tariff ahead of Trump visit
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China has criticised new United States anti-dumping duties on aluminium foil, saying it was "extremely dissatisfied" with the new measures, just days before President Trump visits Beijing. ... more
TRADE WARS
Business leaders bow to Xi as Communist Party pushes in
Beijing (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Chinese billionaires are boasting about their Marxist bonafides. The Communist Party is tightening its grip on state-owned companies. And foreign companies are being asked to invite party cells into their offices. ... more


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China's big four banks post solid Q3 results
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China's big four state-owned banks on Monday reported profit growth across the board in the third quarter, after President Xi Jinping emphasised the importance of the public sector earlier this month. ... more
OIL AND GAS
China oil majors' profits up on firm demand
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China's two big oil giants PetroChina and Sinopec have reported strong third-quarter net profits on robust domestic demand. ... more
OIL AND GAS
United Arab Emirates next to support OPEC cut extension
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
There's support for extending the production cut agreement led by OPEC, but a decision won't be made until November, the Emirati energy minister said Monday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil prices test new territory amid OPEC chatter
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Crude oil prices continued to test new highs in Monday trading, supported by a growing consensus that OPEC will extend a production cut agreement in November. ... 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
Plastic and metal-organic frameworks partner for sensing and storage
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A marriage between 3-D printer plastic and a versatile material for detecting and storing gases could lead to inexpensive sensors and fuel cell batteries alike, suggests new research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The material is called a metal-organic framework, or MOF - perhaps not as familiar a substance as plastic, but one that may prove as broadly usef ... more
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
UNIST researchers introduce novel catalyst for rechargeable metal-air batteries
Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metal
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
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Oil-rich Alberta adding more solar components
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
UNIST researchers develop highly stable perovskite solar cells
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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Iraq adds capacity to oil export terminal
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
A new export terminal at the southern Iraqi port city of Basra adds another 900,000 barrels per day of capacity, the Iraqi oil ministry said. Iraqi Oil Minister Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said a fifth terminal at the Basra export facility could put the total capacity at the southern port at 4.6 million barrels per day. The minister said the new terminal adds flexibility to Iraq ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Exxon earning and spending more
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Upbeat producer sentiment offset GDP to push oil prices lower
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China oil majors' profits up on firm demand
At climate talks, it's America alone more than America first
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
Facing 195 other countries who have chosen a different path, the task of US negotiators at upcoming climate talks in Bonn is unenviable. Donald Trump has vowed to exit the Paris Climate accord, just not yet, leaving US policy in limbo for the next three years until Washington can officially leave. So, it falls to Thomas Shannon - a respected career diplomat - to this week lead a delega ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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
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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Embraer, Sierra Nevada supplying more A-29 aircraft for Afghan air force
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's Afghanistan program has tapped Sierra Nevada Corporation and partner Embraer Defense & Security to supply six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Afghanistan. The Afghan air force uses the A-29 trainer and light attack aircraft for flight training, aerial reconnaissance and other missions, Embraer said in a company news release Wednesday. Afghanistan will have 26 A ... more
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
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Despite strong Q3 earnings, Boeing hit with $349M loss over Pegasus
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. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), which includes BP, Saudi Aramco, Royal Dutch Shell and Total and has a $1-billion investment fund for low-carbon technologies, said it was putting money into Achates Power. The US company promotes a high-ef ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
'Dieselgate' costs choke Volkswagen profits
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Opel drives Peugeot's sales, but China stalls
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
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Reducing pollutant emission of vehicles and meeting stricter exhaust gas standards are major challenges when developing catalytic converters. A new concept might help to efficiently treat exhaust gases after the cold start of engines and in urban traffic and to reduce the consumption of expensive noble metal. It is based on the interaction between platinum and the cerium oxide carrier to control ... more
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
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
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