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November 21, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion



Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Hydrogen gas is a promising "green" fuel. The lightest chemical element, hydrogen is an efficient energy store and could potentially replace gasoline in vehicles. However, the element does not exist in large amounts in nature, and must be produced artificially. Hydrogen can be produced by splitting water (H2O) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). There are many ways to do this, but among the cleanest - hence most attractive - is using solar cells. These devices capture the energy of sunlight to dri ... read more

ROBO SPACE
Speedy collision detector could make robots better human assistants
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a faster collision detection algorithm that uses machine learning to help robots avoid moving objects and weave through ... more
TIME AND SPACE
What is the computational power of the universe?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer - even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in ... more
CAR TECH
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fu ... more
CAR TECH
Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies. ... more
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Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive pollution
Moscow (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Russia on Tuesday denied its nuclear facilities experienced any incidents after reports of contamination by the ruthenium 106 radioactive isotope in parts of the country, and said the concentration detected posed little threat. ... more
TECH SPACE
New spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials
Champaign IL (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
A team of University of Illinois bioengineers has taken a new look at an old tool to help characterize a class of materials called metal organic frameworks - MOFs for short. MOFs are used to detect, ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a light-trapping structure. The coating enabled researchers to cut down on refl ... more
TECH SPACE
Soft magnetic material characterizations get a harder look
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
In motors, generators and similar electric machines, the electrical current that powers them generates magnetic fields that magnetize some of the metallic components. Choosing the right magnet ... more
TECH SPACE
Researchers camouflage an optical chip rendering it invisible
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have achieved a breakthrough in manipulating light to render an object, such as an optical chip, invisible. According to the recent study p ... more
TECH SPACE
Metal membranes in construction: From Russia with love
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
RUDN University professor brought together disparate information about metal membrane suspended roofs, that allow designing buildings with large spans. These structures are used in the construction ... more


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TECH SPACE
Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new University of Copenhagen study, analyses of 2,0 ... more
TECH SPACE
Scalable clusters make HPC development easy as Raspberry Pi
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to actually test on them has spawned an affordable, scalable system using thousands of inexpensive Ras ... more
ROBO SPACE
New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Technology developed at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing. New deep-learning AI software produced ... more
CHIP TECH
Scientists create a prototype neural network based on memristors
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Lobachevsky University scientists under the supervision of Alexey Mikhailov, Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Technology, are working to develop an adaptive neural interface ... 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
Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In these and other developing countries, access to a main power grid, particularly in rural regions, is remote and often unreliable. Increasingly, many rural and some urban communities are turning to microgrids as an alternative sou ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Fuel cell X-ray study details effects of temperature and moisture on performance
College Station TX (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Researchers take next step toward fusion energy
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
It's wasteful to keep offering production tax credits to a "mature technology" like wind energy in the United States, a Tennessee Republican said. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., spoke on the floor in support of ending a wind production tax credit by the end of the year as part of a broader tax overhaul under consideration in the nation's capital. "We have turned our attentio ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
New York sets high bar for wind energy
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
Recurrent Energy secures debt financing for 20 MW California solar project
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Recurrent Energy a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. has closed on a combined construction loan and construction letter of credit facility for the 20 MWac/28 MWp Gaskell West 1 solar power project. KeyBank N.A. provided the construction loan and construction letter of credit facility for the project, while KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. acted as lead arranger for the deal. This ... more
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion
Tempe AZ (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Learning from photosynthesis
Embattled Toshiba to boost capital by $5.3 bn share issuance
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba said Sunday it plans to raise $5.3 billion by issuing new shares, a move aimed at avoiding a humiliating delisting from the Tokyo bouse. A board meeting on Sunday decided on the move, it said. Toshiba will issue 2.28 billion new shares to raise a total of 600 billion yen ($5.3 billion), with financing expected to close on December 5. The new sh ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
Surrey UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). In a study published by the Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, scientists have described how they created an advanced nickel-based catalyst strengthened with tin and ceria, and used it to transform CO2 and CH4 into a syn ... more
London (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative
Livermore CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Desert solar to fuel centuries of air travel
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Slow growth, high production leaves oil prices bruised
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Strong production trends in the United States and a slump in growth in the world's leading economies left crude oil prices deep in the red early Monday. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported total growth in real growth domestic product slowed to 0.6 percent in the third quarter, down from the 0.8 percent reported for the second quarter. Japan slowed d ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Russia reviews LNG options with Japan
Washington (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
US arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery scheme
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Iran sees support for an extended OPEC cut agreement
Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering - the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially into the atmosphere - has been mooted as a p ... more
Dallas TX (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Study settles prehistoric climate puzzle
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Bonn (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump
Anti-coal drive at UN climate talks stalked by pro-coal White House
Bonn (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Countries launched a coal phase-out initiative Thursday at UN climate talks in Bonn, offering an antidote to the defence of Earth-warming fossil fuels by US President Donald Trump's administration. Spearheaded by Canada and Britain, the "Powering Past Coal Alliance" commits more than 20 nations, cities, and regions to weaning themselves off a commodity that produces 40 percent of the world' ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks
Hambach Coal Mine, Near Niederzier, Germany (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). Yang made the remarks at an annual academic conference on space science held from November 1 to 2 in Beijing. The service will also be provided in other regions in addition to its four major sites in Jiuqu ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
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GEA awarded $143.4M for CH-53K helicopter engines
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
General Electric Aviation has been awarded a contract worth more than $143.4 million for the procurement of 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is under a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, meaning that the $143.4 million is the maximum a ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Norway receives first SAR helicopter from Leonardo
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for E-6B Mercury aircraft upgrades
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
London (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow's models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric motors and vehicl ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
New York (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Free wheelin' in New York: the Big Apple bike boom
Hawthorne, United States (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
New graphene filter turns whiskey clear
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Scientists have created a new graphene-oxide membrane capable of turning whiskey clear. Previous graphene-oxide filters proved impermeable to all but water, limiting their potential. But researchers at the University of Manchester found they could let other solvents through by making the graphene-oxide membrane extremely thin. During the membrane's assembly, pinholes become inter ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
First-ever US experiments at new X-ray facility may lead to better explosive modeling
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The fingerprints of coastal carbon sinks
Scientists create a prototype neural network based on memristors
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Lobachevsky University scientists under the supervision of Alexey Mikhailov, Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Technology, are working to develop an adaptive neural interface that combines, on the one hand, a living culture, and on the other, a neural network based on memristors. This project is one if the first attempts to combine living biological culture with a bi ... more
Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Transfer technique produces wearable gallium nitride gas sensors
Moscow (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits
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
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
Oil droplets from frying pan can cause indoor air pollution
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
When hot oil meats a droplet of water in the frying pan, oil droplets explode in all directions. These tiny oil explosions can send droplets out of the pan and burn a person's hands and arms. New research suggests some of the droplets are small enough to become suspended in the air, potentially contributing to indoor air pollution. These tiny drops of oil could be inhaled, researchers w ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Sulfur dioxide emissions plunge across China as India's soars
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
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