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November 27, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania



Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster spewed radioactive clouds into the sky and sent shockwaves across Europe, Belarus is building a nuclear reactor on the doorstep of the EU despite fears in neighbouring Lithuania. Construction of the facility, located in the northwestern Belarusian town of Ostrovets only around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the Lithuanian border, is entering its final stages. Its two reactors, each with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts, will be operational from 2019 and 2020 ... read more

ENERGY TECH
Musk beats deadline for building world's biggest battery
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has won a US$50 million bet by beating a 100-day deadline for building a giant battery to help South Australia avoid energy blackouts, officials said. ... more
WIND DAILY
New wind farm in service off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Wednesday its Dudgeon wind farm off the British coast is now feeding the grid from its 67 wind turbines. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report
Moscow (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
A Russian scientific commission will investigate reports of radioactive pollution almost 1,000 times above normal levels in the southern Urals, state nuclear company Rosatom said Friday. ... more
TECH SPACE
Spin current from heat: New material increases efficiency
Bielefeld, Germany (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Electronic devices such as computers generate heat that mostly goes to waste. Physicists at Bielefeld University have found a way to use this energy: They apply the heat to generate magnetic signals ... more
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TECH SPACE
New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
London, UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information. Much current computer hardware, such as h ... more
CHIP TECH
Strain-free epitaxy of germanium film on mica
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Germanium, an elemental semiconductor, was the material of choice in the early history of electronic devices, before it was largely replaced by silicon. But due to its high charge carrier mobility - ... more
TECH SPACE
New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Chemists have developed another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical sp ... more
CHIP TECH
Argonne to install Comanche system to explore ARM technology for HPC
Lemont, IL (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide system software expertise and a development ecosystem for a future ... more
ENERGY TECH
New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsibl ... more
TECH SPACE
X-rays reveal the biting truth about parrotfish teeth
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film "Jaws" had a powerful bite. But don't overlook the mighty mouth of the parrotfish - its hardy teeth allow it to chomp ... more


Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Blast rocks Chinese port city, two dead
Ningbo, China (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
A powerful explosion hit China's major port city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring more than a dozen and wrecking buildings, authorities said. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Clever use of mirrors boosts performance of light-sheet microscope
Woods Hole MD (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Using a simple "mirror trick" and not-so-simple computational analysis, scientists affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have considerably improved the speed, efficiency, and resolu ... more
INTERNET SPACE
New imaging technique peers inside living cells
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
To undergo high-resolution imaging, cells often must be sliced and diced, dehydrated, painted with toxic stains, or embedded in resin. For cells, the result is certain death. But if researcher ... more
NANO TECH
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in interconnects
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Crosstalk and noise can become a major source of reliability problems of CNT based VLSI interconnects in the near future. Downscaling of component size in integrated circuits (ICs) to nanometer scal ... 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
Reusing waste energy with 2-D electron gas
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency. More than 60% of the energy produced by fossil fuels is lost as heat. Thermoelectric energy conversion has attracted much attention as a way to convert waste heat from power plants, factories and cars into electricity. However, currently available technologies need improvement ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A new way to store thermal energy
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys
Julich, Germany (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Renaissance of the iron-air battery
New wind farm in service off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Wednesday its Dudgeon wind farm off the British coast is now feeding the grid from its 67 wind turbines. The Dudgeon wind farm is about 25 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Its turbines, with a combined capacity of 402 megawatts, can meet the energy demands of around 410,000 average households at its peak. The Norwegian company, one of the main energy ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
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
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 reflected light and avoid solar cell overheating, thus increasing its overall efficiency by 20%. Moreover, the suggested method may be attractive for industrial applications due to its relatively lo ... more
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Recurrent Energy secures debt financing for 20 MW California solar project
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge Corporation and AREVA NP signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance development of Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel technology and protect all associated intellectual property while they finalize their joint venture. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and AREVA NP is a leader in servicing and fueling today's reactor fleet ... more
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
The water world of ancient photosynthetic organisms
St. Louis MI (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism to provide the first comprehensive, experimental study of how that organism uses and regulates water to create energy. Photosynthesis is the chemical conversion of sunlight into chemical energy via an electron transport chain essential to nearly all life on ... more
Surrey UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
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
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OPEC anticipation gives oil bulls a chance to run
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Weak British economic growth wasn't enough to offset short-term pipeline issues in North America or OPEC rumors that lifted oil prices higher on Wednesday. The British Office for Budget Responsibility said the economy slowed this year as higher inflation put a lid on personal incomes and spending. As a result, and in combination with headwinds from the British exit from the European Uni ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
British energy lauded for momentum as economy falters
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Russia's budget deficit indicative of growth
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Ukraine says chief goal is to be energy independent
Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
Salé, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
"We beg for God's mercy," said 10-year-old Hassan, wearing a long white tunic, as Moroccans across the parched country on Friday held prayers for rain under a royal decree. The faithful gathered in Sale, opposite the capital Rabat, to take part in the ancient tradition. "People pray to call for God's mercy and pardon. The Prophet (Mohammed) and his companions would pray for rain every ti ... more
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Climate change encouraged 19th century migration to America
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks
Bonn (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
A score of mostly wealthy nations banded together at UN climate talks Thursday to swear off coal-fired power, a key driver of global warming and air pollution. To cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - the planet-saving target in the 196-nation Paris Agreement - coal must be phased out in developed countries by 2030, and "by no later than 2050 in ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Anti-coal drive at UN climate talks stalked by pro-coal White House
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
Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
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Sky-high Wi-Fi ready to fly
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
Airline passengers will be able to surf the internet in the air almost as fast as they do on the ground, as China Unicom, China's second-largest telecom carrier by subscribers, prepares to demonstrate its in-flight Wi-Fi service next month. The move came shortly after local airlines were allowed to decide for themselves whether passengers could use personal electronic devices during flight ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
US ends search for sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Jumbo sale: two 747 jets auctioned on Chinese online platform
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
London (AFP) Nov 23, 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 23, 2017
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
Paris (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers
Singapore (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Singapore to deploy driverless buses from 2022: minister
Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture remains a priority in many countries as the world seeks to address climate change. In particular, the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that geological storage of carbon dioxide is required for all scenarios that can meet 430 - 550 ppm CO2 atmospheric concentrations (Working Group III, IPCC 5th Assessment Report, 2014). ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
New graphene filter turns whiskey clear
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
Argonne to install Comanche system to explore ARM technology for HPC
Lemont, IL (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide system software expertise and a development ecosystem for a future high-performance computing (HPC) system based on 64-bit ARM processors. ARM is a RISC-based processor architecture that has dominated the mobile computing space for years. That dominance is due ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Strain-free epitaxy of germanium film on mica
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Three-dimensional nanomagnets for the computer of tomorrow
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Scientists create a prototype neural network based on memristors
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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
Global light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light. An international team of scientists on Wednesday reported the results of a landmark study of global light pollution an ... more
Omoa, Honduras (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
'Trash islands' off Central America indicate ocean pollution problem
Tabarja, Lebanon (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Clean-up dives, recycling: Lebanese respond to garbage crisis
Miami (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide
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