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November 24, 2017
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Russia confirms 'extremely high' readings of radioactive pollution



Moscow (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Russia's meteorological service confirmed on Monday "extremely high" concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in several parts of the country in late September, confirming European reports about the contamination this month. "Probes of radioactive aerosols from monitoring stations Argayash and Novogorny were found to contain radioisotope Ru-106" between September 25 and October 1, the Rosgidromet service said. The highest concentration was registered at the station in Argayash, a ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Britain made "grave strategic errors" in its handling of the Franco-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear project, a critical parliamentary report concluded Wednesday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Tubes supplied by French nuclear energy giant Areva to a plant in northern Switzerland are defective and will be replaced, Swiss nuclear safety inspectors and the company said Monday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
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 ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaste ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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
CIVIL NUCLEAR
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. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
A brand-new theory of the opening moments during the Chernobyl disaster, the most severe nuclear accident in history, based on additional analysis is presented for the first time in the journal Nucl ... more
TECH SPACE
Some Chinese coal ash too radioactive for reuse
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other building materials. But a new study by U.S. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel appr ... more
NANO TECH
Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Researchers from the Physics Department of Moscow State University and their colleagues have discovered a mechanism that allows gas sensors, based on nanocrystalline metal oxides, to work at room te ... more


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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Nuclear tax refund keeps RWE on track for 2017
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
German energy giant RWE on Tuesday said it was confident of hitting the upper targets of its 2017 outlook after a huge nuclear tax refund boosted its nine-month performance. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The French government said Tuesday that it probably would not be able to keep its 2025 deadline for reducing the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent, an admission which angered ecologists. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
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 Nuclea ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Contrary to popular thought, nuclear proliferation is not more likely to occur among countries with nuclear energy programs, according to research published in International Security. In a his ... more



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
St. Louis MI (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
The water world of ancient photosynthetic organisms
London (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative
Onna, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells
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
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
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
A new way to store thermal energy
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel - such as wood, brush or dung - that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could provide an alternative. It could be used to store heat from th ... more
Julich, Germany (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Renaissance of the iron-air battery
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Reusing waste energy with 2-D electron gas
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
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
Miami (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Oil droplets from frying pan can cause indoor air pollution
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
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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
Gadgets for Mars
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 21, 2017
Recurring Martian Streaks: Flowing Sand, Not Water?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Previous evidence of water on Mars now identified as grainflows
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent. Nearly all of Portugal has suffered extreme drought conditions during the last six months, which has not happened since 2005. A majority of Spain has also received considerably less ... 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
Dallas TX (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Study settles prehistoric climate puzzle
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
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Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Argentina's navy said Wednesday it was investigating an unusual noise detected in the South Atlantic hours after it last communicated with a missing submarine, but refused to confirm whether it indicated an explosion. The development came as the clock was ticking down on hopes of finding alive the 44 crew members now missing for a week despite a massive search of surface and seabed, amid fea ... more
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Worries over oxygen supply on missing Argentina submarine
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
BAE contracted for fitting-out, post-shakedown efforts for Portland, Murtha LPDs
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry
Seoul (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The South Korean foreign intelligence service has reported that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program has hit a snag, as the communist country has run into difficulty developing reliable atmospheric re-entry technology that would allow their missile to return from Earth's orbit. The report came from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), who met behind closed do ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Chinese envoy ends N.Korea trip
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
NATO welcomes Mladic war crimes verdict
Brussels (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday hailed the war crimes verdict against former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic as a victory for the rule of law. Mladic, dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia", was sentenced to life in jail by UN judges in the Hague after being found guilty of 10 counts including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1992-1995 war in the ... more
Tehran (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Iran's supreme leader hails end of IS 'tumour'
Tehran (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Iran declares 'victory' over IS
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats
Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Eight warships joined a US aircraft carrier and scores of helicopters and planes Thursday to search for three American sailors who went missing after their plane crashed in the Philippine Sea. The families of the missing sailors were notified after a C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft with 11 people on board went down Wednesday afternoon around 930 kilometres (500 nautical miles) southeast of Okinawa ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Norway receives first SAR helicopter from Leonardo
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Jumbo sale: two 747 jets auctioned on Chinese online platform
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
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Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite
McLean, VA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico once again spotlighted the frailty of terrestrial communications services. Hurricane-force winds in the Florida Keys and Houston brought trees down on utility lines carrying telephone and Internet service and knocked out cell phone towers, while Hurricane Maria completely destroyed the terrestrial communications infrastructure of Puer ... more
San Juan (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns
Seoul (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
South Korea quiet for quake-delayed college entrance exam
Athens (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Aid groups urge Greece to improve refugee camps before winter
Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks
Geneva (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
"Robots are not taking over the world", the diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons assured Friday, seeking to ease criticism over slow progress towards restricting the use of so-called "killer robots". The United Nations was wrapping up an initial five days of discussions on weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets without human control, which experts s ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
New Challenges Await Competitors in NASA's 25th Annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Speedy collision detector could make robots better human assistants
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable
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