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November 14, 2017
ENERGY TECH
Scientists make progress in quest for fusion energy



Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Creating fusion energy presents a variety of challenges, but researchers at Texas A&M University are closer to besting at least of the obstacles. Scientists have developed a new method for creating resilient materials - possibly strong enough to survive the intensity of a fusion core. Fusion energy is the nuclear energy that powers the sun. One of the problems posed by fusion energy is the core is so powerful it would destroy most materials. The chief threat in a fusion core is h ... read more

CHIP TECH
New method developed to 3-D print fully functional electronic circuits
Nottingham UK (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have pioneered a breakthrough method to rapidly 3D print fully functional electronic circuits. The circuits, which contain electrically-conductive m ... more
CHIP TECH
The next generation of power electronics?
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
The trick is to be able to use beryllium atoms in gallium nitride. Gallium nitride is a compound widely used in semiconductors in consumer electronics from LED lights to game consoles. To be useful ... more
NANO TECH
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
From textbooks to artwork to newspapers, printed items are a part of our everyday life. But the ink used in today's printers are limited in colors and resolution. Now in a new study in ACS' journal ... more
AEROSPACE
NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility, Calls for Market Study
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) conducts research based on a deliberate and well-coordinated strategic implementation plan. This plan is being expanded to include research int ... more
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INTERNET SPACE
Wireless handheld spectrometer transmits data to smartphone
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Spectral images, which contain more color information than is obtainable with a typical camera, reveal characteristics of tissue and other biological samples that can't be seen by the naked eye. A n ... more
TECH SPACE
Building better silk
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
When it comes to concocting the complex mix of molecules that makes up fibers of natural silk, nature beats human engineering hands down. Despite efforts to synthesize the material, artificial varie ... more
TECH SPACE
A new way to mix oil and water
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliche for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from res ... more
NANO TECH
Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) offer significant improvement on detection efficiency (DE) compared to their semiconducting counterparts, having enabled many breakthrough a ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for disputed Kirkuk oilfields
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Iraq aims to double the output of oilfields in the northern province of Kirkuk retaken from the Kurds to one million barrels per day (bpd), Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi said Monday. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green
Chefchaouen, Morocco (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour - green. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Oil price response to OPEC report on demand muted
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Crude oil prices were trading flat to slightly lower early Monday as traders looked to OPEC for signs of emerging trends, but held out for U.S. oil projections. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Norwegian oil production halted on safety violation
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Oil production from the Goliat floating platform in the Barents Sea is closed down because of regulatory violations, a safety authority in Norway said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russian oil company eying Gulf of Mexico opportunities
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Russian oil producer Lukoil said Monday it was vetting the possibility of teaming up with a Mexican company for work in the Gulf of Mexico. ... more
OIL AND GAS
US slams Venezuela at UN meeting boycotted by Russia, China
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday slammed Venezuela as an "increasingly violent narco-state" that poses a threat to world security at a UN meeting boycotted by Russia and China. ... more



Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
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
'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that may provide a unique pathway to finding and studying frustrated magnets. Condensed matter physicists use the term "frustrated" to describe a kind of magnet in which the spins fail to align into stable magnetic order. In perfectly frustrated m ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Scientists make progress in quest for fusion energy
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Cool textiles to beat the heat
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A novel layered superconductor based on tin and arsenic
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
China Saves the World, and America Too by Going Off-The-Grid
Wuxi, China (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
"People demand a beautiful life," was the opening statement of Mr. Wu Xingiong, Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of CPPCC. He is 100% right. The people of mother earth have spoken and the ancient middle kingdom of China woke. And not the I just got out of bed woke, but a full steam ahead mentality to cure the planet. A German colleague told me many years ago that China will cover ... more
Chefchaouen, Morocco (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Mechanochemistry paves the way to higher quality perovskite photovoltaics
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP has announced the latest addition to the company's next generation of inspection robots - FORERUNNER for steam generators, which is developed and manufactured by INETEC-Institute for Nuclear Technology. Its size and design will minimize installation and inspection times by providing improved access to the steam generator tubes for inspection and repair as required. AREVA NP plans ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth
Livermore CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team's findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domestically grown renewable sources. Lignin, the tough material left over from biofuel production, contains compounds that can be converted into prod ... more
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
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
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An effective solution for collecting spilled petroleum
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Chemists from the RUDN University have synthesized new surfactants and studied their characteristics. The compounds obtained can efficiently collect petroleum spilled on the water surface. The scientists have given an account of their work in the Journal of Molecular Liquids. During their research, the chemists have synthesized new ionic and nonionic surfactants. To do that, they first obt ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Oil price response to OPEC report on demand muted
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Statoil makes headway with Barents Sea field development
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for disputed Kirkuk oilfields
Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' at climate talks
Bonn (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming. CO2 emissions, flat since 2014, were forecast to rise two percent in 2017, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at 12-d ... more
Berlin (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Heat on 'climate chancellor' Merkel over coal and cars
Bonn (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
US defends fossil fuels at UN climate meeting
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
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Lockheed awarded contract for integration of F-35, SDB-II
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Pentagon officials announced Thursday that Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a contract for weapons technology and development support on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter and small-diameter bomb II for the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force. The deal is estimated to be worth more than $34.6 million and is classified as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract - where Lockheed M ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Norway receives first three F-35s from Lockheed Martin
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Air Force pilot shortage has grown, is 'stretching the force to the limit'
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
BAE completes full scale test of F-35A airframe
Uber IPO 'target' is 2019: CEO
New York (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Uber is on track for a 2019 public stock offering and the plan is not dependent on new funding from Japan's SoftBank, the global ride-sharing giant's CEO said Thursday. Speaking at a New York Times conference, Dara Khosrowshahi said "2019 is the target" and that co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick and the rest of the board agree on the plan for an initial public offering. "We have ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Vehicle emissions per driver on the rise, study finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
EV corridor will stretch from Norway to Italy
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Ford, Chinese firm to invest $756 million on electric cars
EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
The EU struck a deal Thursday to overhaul Europe's emissions trading scheme after 2021, hailing it as a key step toward meeting its commitments under the Paris climate agreement. But environmentalists complained it will be years before the effects make themselves felt from the overhaul of the world's biggest carbon market, which was tentatively agreed by the European Parliament and the membe ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
First-ever US experiments at new X-ray facility may lead to better explosive modeling
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
Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a method for making photonic devices - similar to electronic devices but based on light rather than electricity - that can bend and stretch without damage. The devices could find uses in cables to connect computing devices, or in diagnostic and monitoring systems that could be attached to the skin or implanted in the body, flexing ... more
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
New quantum materials offer novel route to 3-D electronic devices
York UK (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Two-dimensional materials unlock the path to ultra-low-power transistors
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
The next generation of power electronics?
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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
Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. Doctors declared a public health emergency last week when choking smog descended on the capital and elsewhere in northern India, prompting authorities to close schools, ban construction and bar trucks from entering the city. On ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
China's sulfur dioxide emissions fell sharply while India's grew rapidly
Beijing (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
China factory output slows as government cracks down on pollution
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