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November 07, 2017
TECH SPACE
Synthetic material acts like an insect cloaking device



University Park PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making them a candidate for antireflective coatings, according to a team of Penn State engineers. The synthetic spheres also explain how the leaf hopper insect uses similar particles to hide from predators in its environment. Scientists have long been aware that leaf hoppers extrude microparticles, called brochosomes, and wipe them on their wings. Because the particles are superhydr ... read more

BIO FUEL
Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study examining how certain decisions impact what farmers plant and harvest identified one crucial factor that researchers believe needs to be added to the list of decision variables when consider ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow healthy crops
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold g ... more
CAR TECH
Sandia improving fuel economy, reducing emissions using optical diagnostics
Carlsbad, NM (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A new optical device at Sandia National Laboratories that helps researchers image pollutants in combusting fuel sprays might lead to clearer skies in the future. An optical setup developed by ... more
NANO TECH
New, simplified technique makes light metallic nanofoam
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies, reports a new study from the University of California, Davis. A na ... more
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ENERGY TECH
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects - and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University scientists. Rice mate ... more
TECH SPACE
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to new research by an international collaboration between the Unive ... more
ROBO SPACE
Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
New North Carolina State University research into wearable robotics shows how amputees wearing these devices adapted when presented with a real-world challenge: carrying a weighted backpack. The res ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Apple's $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court
Washington (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a $120 million patent award Samsung was ordered to pay Apple in the latest ruling in a series of legal skirmishes between the top two smartphone makers. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Surf's up for startups at Web Summit 2017
Lisbon (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The next generation of Internet giants gather this week in Portugal for four days of tech-fuelled networking, nights out and - for the first time this year - surfing of the offline variety. ... more
AEROSPACE
Qatar buys 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific
Doha (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Qatar Airways has bought a stake in Cathay Pacific, it announced Monday, giving the Doha-based airline a toehold in the potentially lucrative Asian aviation market. ... more


UK car sales skid in October: industry body

OIL AND GAS
Russia reaches Turkish waters with gas pipeline
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Construction for a pipeline slated to bring Russian gas through Turkish territory moved into official Turkish waters, Russian media reported. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Saudi Arabia seals Yemen borders, accuses Iran over missile strike
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen closed the country's air, sea and land borders Monday and accused Iran of being behind a weekend missile attack on Riyadh, saying it "may amount to an act of war". ... more
OIL AND GAS
Pakistan gets lift from new gas production
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Austrian energy company OMV said it started producing gas for Pakistan, years after the initial discovery and as the country copes with chronic energy issues. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Shale-rich Oklahoma sees economic gains
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
October tax receipts for shale-rich Oklahoma are up more than 10 percent from last year, though most of the recent gains came from vehicle taxes, data show. ... 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 create magnetic system that transforms heat into motion
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists have discovered a pioneering new technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices - which could revolutionise future generations of data storage and sensors. The innovative new study by a team of international researchers including Professor Gino Hrkac from the University of Exeter, created a magnetic system capable of extracting thermal energy using a specif ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteries
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
UNIST unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technology
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Microscopic defects make batteries better
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
OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, has announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution. Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current and future solar engineering and design op ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
European lender closer to green finance goals
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal
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
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
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
Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study examining how certain decisions impact what farmers plant and harvest identified one crucial factor that researchers believe needs to be added to the list of decision variables when considering bioenergy crops: the option value. Most studies have not examined the role of the option value, which has to do with farmers waiting to see how bioenergy crop prices will change in the futur ... more
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Saudi crackdown adds jitter premium to oil prices
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Crude oil prices extended deeper into record territory on Monday as bullish sentiments set in and nerves rattled over a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia. "Oil bulls are alive and kicking," Tamas Varga, an analyst at London broker PVM, said in an emailed market fundamentals report. Oil prices have rallied for most of the third quarter on signs that an effort led by the Organiz ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Norway's big oil field, Johan Sverdrup, progressing as planned
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Iran boasts of oil production gains since last year
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Shale-rich Oklahoma sees economic gains
UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump
Paris (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Nations that adopted the Paris Agreement with champagne two years ago, regroup next week amid grim omens of climate peril and with an anxious eye on Donald Trump's America. The November 6-17 meeting in Bonn, Germany, is the first for UN climate envoys since the US president announced he will extricate Washington from the deal, carefully crafted over many years and helped over the finish line ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Plea for 'urgent action' on climate shadowed by Trump
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks
Hambach Coal Mine, Near Niederzier, Germany (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Environmental activists wearing hazard suits marched onto one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, near Bonn, on Sunday, the eve of 196-nation UN climate talks in the west German city. Some two hundred protesters crossed a denuded no-man's land and lined up like guards at the edge of the 40-square kilometre (15 square mile) Hambach opencast coal mine, the biggest manmade hole in Euro ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source
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
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
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
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 business trip, home is just two hours away - and you can't wait to see family, friends and your own bed! Then the aircraft stops, and you have no choice but to wait some more. It's another 10 m ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
General Electric receives $84M for Blackhawk, Apache engine overhauls
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Raytheon awarded $22.1M for Next Generation Jammer support
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
State Dept approves Qatari F-15QA aircraft support contract
UK car sales skid in October: industry body
London (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
British car sales sank in October for the seventh successive month on disappointing consumer demand, industry data showed on Monday. New car registrations sank 12.2 percent year-on-year to 158,192 vehicles last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement. The SMMT blamed the sharp drop on falling consumer confidence - and confusion surrounding the governmen ... more
Carlsbad, NM (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Sandia improving fuel economy, reducing emissions using optical diagnostics
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Texas applauds free-market move on electric vehicles
New York (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Tesla slides on murky outlook for fixing Model 3 production woes
Wrinkles give heat a jolt in pillared graphene
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University engineers. Rice materials scientist Rouzbeh Shahsavari and alumnus Navid Sakhavand first built atom-level computer models of pillared graphene - sheets of graphene connected by covalently bonded carbon nanotubes - to discover their stren ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The fingerprints of coastal carbon sinks
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong set to auction $42 million 'Pink Promise' diamond
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 microchip. Doctors and engineers from Duke and Stanford universities will demonstrate their device Oct. 31 at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum in Washington, D.C. ... more
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
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
Are elevated levels of mercury in the American dipper due to run-of-river dams?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry used American dippers to determine if run-of-river (RoR) dams altered food webs and mercury levels at 13 stream sites in British Columbia. Run-of-river dams are deemed "green energy" because they produce lower greenhouse gas emissions, have lower water storage, barrier size, extent of flooding and water level fluctuations than con ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Molybdenum in Wisconsin wells not from coal ash
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
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