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December 05, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
Butterfly emerges from quantum simulation



Singapore (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Quantum simulators, which are special-purpose quantum computers, will help researchers identify materials with new and useful properties. This enticing future has just taken a step forward thanks to a collaboration between Google and researchers at universities in California, Singapore and Greece. The international team used photons in Google's quantum chip to simulate the surprising and beautiful pattern of the 'Hofstadter butterfly', a fractal structure characterizing the behaviour of electrons ... read more

TECH SPACE
Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
n atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons, according to Rice University scientists. Th ... more
ROBO SPACE
Robot learning improves student engagement
East Lansing MI (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
The first-ever study of Michigan State University's pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and st ... more
TECH SPACE
New microscope sets a record for visualizing surface wetting properties
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Wetting is an everyday phenomenon that represents how well liquid spreads on a surface. When water comes into contact with an extremely water-repellent, or 'superhydrophobic' surface, droplets bead ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A model explains effects like the formation of clouds from the sea
Seville, Spain (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Everyday questions like what really causes clouds and rain, what gives sparkling wines their distinctive aroma and why do tyres generate so much smoke when they burn have answers that are intimately ... more
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INTERNET SPACE
Turning photos into an interactive experience
Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Human facial expressions, big and small, have the ability to convey what a person is feeling. Imagine being able to bring out a wide range of human emotions in any still photo, and to do so, automat ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas
Columbus OH (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive - and, as a result, today's global climate models may b ... more
CHIP TECH
Discovery points the way to better and cheaper transparent conductors
Liverpool UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a discovery that could improve the conductivity of a type of glass coating which is used on items such as touch screens, solar cells and energy e ... more
INTERNET SPACE
China says its 'open' internet accounts for a third of economy
Shanghai (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
China's digital economy accounts for nearly a third of gross domestic product, according to a report released at an annual cyberspace conference staged by the government to justify its strict internet censorship. ... more
TRADE WARS
Australia casino giant Crown hit with class action over China
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Australian gambling giant Crown was hit with a class action Monday after 18 employees were arrested in China, alleging it did not give shareholders enough information about the risks being taken. ... more
TRADE WARS
China and Canada sign trade agreements during Trudeau visit
Beijing (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed three trade agreements on Monday as Ottawa tries to diversify commercial ties amid tough NAFTA negotiations with Washington. ... more


Texas looks to port overhaul to keep pace with oil and gas exports

OIL AND GAS
Riyadh talks oil market stability with U.S. energy secretary
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
Saudi Arabia is working to make sure the global oil market is stable, the country's crown prince said during talks with his U.S. counterpart. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Danish gas field gets new life after fate questioned
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Danish energy company Maersk Oil said Friday it was moving ahead with a $3.3 billion effort to redevelop the offshore Tyra gas field, Denmark's largest. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Austria's OMV pays big to add Russian gas to its portfolio
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Austrian energy company OMV said Friday it added 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent to daily production with the completion of the acquisition of Russian assets. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Energy and conservation groups split over U.S. tax overhaul
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
As with the partisan divide, the stance on the U.S. tax overhaul was split evenly between oil and gas support and opposition from renewable and climate groups. ... 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
Musk's record-breaking battery officially launches in Australia
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
The world's biggest battery was officially launched in Australia on Friday, a day after the Elon Musk-driven project was powered up early to meet demand amid a bout of hot weather, officials said. Musk's Tesla built the Powerpack system, which can provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes, to ease South Australia's energy woes after the state was hit with a total blackout in 2016 follow ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Batteries with better performance and improved safety
Beijing, Russia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Activity descriptors for electrocatalysts in energy storage applications
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Statoil: Batteries can address wind power variability
U.S. wind turbines getting taller and more efficient
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. federal data show installed wind turbines are taller and more efficient than in the past, though hydroelectric power still holds a slight edge. The U.S. Energy Information Administration found that the average height and power generating capacity for wind turbines installed in the country are taller and more efficient that in years past. "Since 2012, the average height of wi ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
New wind farm in service off the British coast
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
Gore Mountain ski resort completes massive solar farm
Albany NY (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Borrego Solar have announced the completion of Gore Mountain Ski Resort's 5.3 megawatt solar array in Washington County, the largest solar installation dedicated to a ski resort in the nation. The project supports Governor Cuomo's goal to have 50 percent of the State's el ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency
Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar plant
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
NREL develops switchable solar window
For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol
Medford MA (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
The direct oxidation of methane - found in natural gas - into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have found a breakthrough way to accomplish the feat using a heterogeneous catalyst and cheap molecular oxygen, according to a paper published in the journal Nature by a team led by Tufts University chemical engineers. Methanol is a key feedstock ... more
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Convert methane to hydrogen without forming carbon dioxide at low-cost
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Brazilian ethanol can replace 13 percent of global crude oil consumption
St. Louis MI (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
The water world of ancient photosynthetic organisms
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Iraq says southern oil exports set a record
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
The Iraqi Oil Ministry said exports from southern ports set a record, but more work was needed to make up for losses from issues in the north of the country. The ministry said the southern port at Basra recently sent out an average of 3.9 million barrels of oil per day, the highest capacity ever reached there. In a statement, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said southern exports wer ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Oil in mid-$60 per barrel range fair, Russian company says
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Texas looks to port overhaul to keep pace with oil and gas exports
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Danish gas field gets new life after fate questioned
Decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide key to ancient climate transition
Southampton UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
A decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels led to a fundamental shift in the behaviour of the Earth's climate system around one million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. A team of international scientists used new geochemical measurements, coupled with a model of the 'Earth system', to show that the growth and changing nature of continenta ... more
Paris (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Around 50 leaders set for Paris climate summit
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Europe backing climate ambitions with capital
Columbus OH (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas
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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Indonesia re-opening Bali airport shut by volcanic ash
Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Bali's international airport will re-open Wednesday afternoon after a nearly three-day shutdown, Indonesian airport authorities said, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise shifted direction. The eagerly awaited decision opens up a window of hope for some of more than 120,000 tourists stranded after a spike in activity at Mount Agung grounded hundreds of flights s ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
Indian aerospace behemoth reveals why Indo-Russia FGFA is highly feasible
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Lockheed awarded $37.7M contract for F-35 software conversions
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
Sky-high Wi-Fi ready to fly
GM recalling 1 million cars in China
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
US auto giant General Motors and its partners in China will recall nearly one million vehicles over a fuel tank issue, a Chinese regulator said Friday. It is the latest recall to hit car companies in China in recent months. GM and its joint venture partners SAIC and Wuling Automobile will recall 938,686 vehicles starting December 1, according to China's General Administration of Quality ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
GM sees 2019 launch for self-driving taxi fleet
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
SoftBank offer for Uber shares to cut valuation: reports
A transistor of graphene nanoribbons
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
Graphene ribbons that are only a few atoms wide, so-called graphene nanoribbons, have special electrical properties that make them promising candidates for the nanoelectronics of the future: While graphene - a one atom thin, honeycomb-shaped carbon layer - is a conductive material, it can become a semiconductor in the form of nanoribbons. This means that it has a sufficiently large energy ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Fast flowing heat in graphene heterostructures
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Deducing the properties of a new form of diamond
Daegu, South Korea (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Highly efficient photocatalyst capable of carbon dioxide recycling
Discovery points the way to better and cheaper transparent conductors
Liverpool UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a discovery that could improve the conductivity of a type of glass coating which is used on items such as touch screens, solar cells and energy efficient windows. Coatings are applied to the glass of these items to make them electrically conductive whilst also allowing light through. Fluorine doped tin dioxide is one of the materials use ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Microwave-based test method can help keep 3-D chip designers' eyes open
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
A step forward for quantum computing
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Quantum simulators wield control over more than 50 qubits, setting new record
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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
Is underground transit worse for your health?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 90 percent of the 4.5 million workers in the Los Angeles area spend an average of 60 minutes each day commuting on a roadway or railway. When USC researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering set out to study the environmental benefits of different modes of public transit in LA, they found some unexpected results: certain SoCal public transit rout ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog
Paris (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
UN makes global bid to end 'rampant' pollution
Beirut (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Serious health risks from Lebanon waste burning: report
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