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November 03, 2017
TECH SPACE
Opening the Van der Waals' sandwich



Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Eighty years after the theoretical prediction of the force required to overcome the van der Waals' bonding between layers in a crystal, engineering researchers at Tohoku University have measured it directly. They report their results this week in the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing. In its proof-of-concept, the team also created more durable gallium selenide crystals. The accomplishment could advance the development of terahertz and spintronics technologies, used in a range of appl ... read more

CARBON WORLDS
Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Terahertz radiation has a wide range of uses and can occur in everything from radio astronomy to medicine. The term refers to the electromagnetic waves whose frequencies range from 100 gigahertz to ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Physicists: The wave properties of particles can manifest in collisions
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Dmitry Karlovets, senior researcher at the TSU Faculty of Physics, with Valery Serbo from the Institute of Mathematics of the SB RAS, has shown that it is possible to observe the wave properties of ... more
AEROSPACE
NASA Air Traffic Management Demonstration Goes Live in Charlotte
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
The forward cabin door is closed. Everyone is sitting down with their seat belts fastened. Then comes the gentle nudge as the airliner is pushed back from its gate. After a grueling, week-long ... more
CHIP TECH
How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts - for the cost of a $10 micro ... more
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INTERNET SPACE
Penn researchers demonstrate how to control liquid crystal patterns
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
When Lisa Tran set out to investigate patterns in liquid crystals, she didn't know what to expect. When she first looked through the microscope, she saw dancing iridescent spheres with fingerprint-l ... more
NANO TECH
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their colleagues from Germany have conducted an experiment which demonstrated the behavior of areas of two-dimensional materials which are applied in ... more
NANO TECH
Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. This innovative laser processing technol ... more
TECH SPACE
Jellyfish-inspired electronic skin glows when it gets hurt
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. But oddly, the sensors that make this possible do not respond effectively to a harmful blow. N ... more
TECH SPACE
One-step 3-D printing of catalysts developed at Ames Laboratory
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has developed a 3D printing process that creates a chemically active catalytic object in a single step, opening the door to more efficient ways to pro ... more
TECH SPACE
Novel technique reveals the intricate beauty of a cracked glass
Jerusalem (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Researchers have long pondered the origin of delicate criss-cross facetted patterns that are commonly found on the surfaces of broken material. Typical crack speeds in glass easily surpass a kilomet ... more


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NREL research yields significant thermoelectric performance
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon na ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Lens trick doubles odds for quantum interaction
Singapore (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
It's not easy to bounce a single particle of light off a single atom that is less than a billionth of a metre wide. However, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National Univer ... more
SOLAR DAILY
European lender closer to green finance goals
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
After signing an agreement in New Delhi with a global solar alliance, the European bank for development said it moved closer to its green finance goals ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Apple delivers higher profit as iPhone X launches
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Apple profits rose on the back of strong iPhone sales in the past quarter, with the US tech giant on Thursday shrugging off the lofty price of its new flagship iPhone X and predicting a stellar holiday season. ... 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
New research findings could lead to safer and more powerful lithium-ion batteries
Richmond VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are working to improve conductivity and safety in lithium-ion batteries, which are used to power many electronic devices around the world, including laptops, iPods, satellites, artificial hearts and cell phones. Instability in lithium-ion batteries due to liquid-state electrolytes that help carry charges from one battery electrode to another is ... 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
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Piezoelectrics stretch their potential with a method for flexible sticking
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
No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The Trump administration is called on to embrace free-markets over protectionism in order to support the blossoming solar power sector, industry leaders said. The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered three separate sets of recommendations to President Donald Trump designed to curb imports of solar components, ranging from quotas to a tariff on imports of 35 percent. In O ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
European lender closer to green finance goals
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... 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
Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Airplanes zoom overhead, wispy-white contrails streaming behind them. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled 43,684 flights, on average, every day last year, and U.S. military and commercial flights together used over 20 billion gallons of jet fuel. All those emissions add up. World air travel contributed 815 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2016 - two percent of the global manm ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
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
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Oil price surge cooling, but market holds at historic highs
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Crude oil prices drifted further away from recent highs Thursday as geopolitical spats over sanctions put Russia on the offense about oil production. Oil prices moved lower in recent sessions as markets readjust after the U.S. hurricanes upended the energy sector in the world's largest economy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday that domestic oil inventories d ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
U.S. sanctions won't hinder oil production, Kremlin says
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
U.S. offshore has unique oil export potential
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Iraq defends oil sector transparency
Could the Neolithic Revolution offer evidence of best ways to adapt to climate change?
Plymouth UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Human behaviour during the last intense period of global warming might offer an insight into how best to adapt to current climate change, a study suggests. Research led by the University of Plymouth shows that between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, a major shift in climatic conditions led to the planet becoming significantly warmer and wetter. This led to a range of responses from, and ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New study finds nature is vital to beating climate change
Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Shortfall in climate action is 'catastrophic': UN
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
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
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Japan donating Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft to Philippines
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Japan is donating five Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippines to help the country protect its coasts, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. Two of the aircraft are currently being leased by the Philippines while the remaining three aircraft were scheduled for lease. The newspaper quoted the Japanese ministry of defense as saying the donation will take effect in March o ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
L3 to provide enhanced MUMT-X capability for Apache helicopters
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
India clears $3.2 billion purchase of naval choppers
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
U.S., Australian aircraft to receive electronic warfare upgrades
Tesla slides on murky outlook for fixing Model 3 production woes
New York (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Tesla shares skidded Wednesday after offering only a murky timetable for fixing production "bottlenecks" for its Model 3, the vehicle aimed at broadening the appeal of the electric carmaker. Shares in Tesla, a longtime favorite of Wall Street, sank 4.7 percent in after-hours trade to $306.00 following its quarterly update, which also showed its net loss nearly doubled to $619 million - its ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy
London (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Energy firms back investment into diesel engine
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
'Dieselgate' costs choke Volkswagen profits
WSU researchers document transformation of graphite into hexagonal diamond
Pullman WA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A new study by Washington State University researchers answers longstanding questions about the formation of a rare type of diamond during major meteorite strikes. Hexagonal diamond or lonsdaleite is harder than the type of diamond typically worn on an engagement ring and is thought to be naturally made when large, graphite-bearing meteorites slam into Earth. Scientists have puzzled ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong set to auction $42 million 'Pink Promise' diamond
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene
NREL research yields significant thermoelectric performance
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source. The research demonstrates significant potential for semiconductin ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Deep-depletion: A new concept for MOSFETs
New Haven CT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Resistive memory components the computer industry can't resist
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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
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Wednesday. Coral reefs carry an annual global economic value of $375 billion per year because they provide shelter for fish and marine life, protect shorelines and draw tourism to coastal areas. But climate ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
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
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