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January 05, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP supplies Safety Instrumentation and Control System for Generation 3 Reactor



Paris, France (SPX) Jan 04, 2017
AREVA NP supplied Rosatom with its safety instrumentation and control (I and C) system for its installation within unit 1 of the Novovoronezh-2 Russian nuclear power plant, which has been connected to the grid recently. AREVA NP supplied the digital reactor protection system based on the company's proven I and C platform TELEPERM XS. The system helps ensuring the safe condition of the reactor at any times by comprehensively monitoring all relevant data like temperature, pressure and radiatio ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Battling energy crisis, Pakistan turns on fourth nuclear plant
Pakistan's fourth nuclear power plant went online Wednesday, a joint collaboration with China that adds 340 megawatts to the national grid as part of the goverment's efforts to end a growth-sapping energy deficit. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Report finds additional radioactive materials in gas-well drill cuttings
Hydraulic fracturing has boosted U.S. energy production while coming under scrutiny for its potential environmental impacts, mostly related to the wastewater the method generates. Now, a report in t ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Chemistry research breakthrough that could improve nuclear waste recycling technologies
Researchers from The University of Manchester have taken a major step forward by describing the quantitative modelling of the electronic structure of a family of uranium nitride compounds - a proces ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Researchers model the way into a nuclear future
Physicists from MIPT and the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences described the mobility of line defects, or dislocations, in uranium dioxide. This will enable fu ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan pulls plug on troubled fast breeder reactor
Japan has scrapped plans to generate electricity at a multi-billion dollar experimental nuclear reactor, the government said Monday, giving up on the decades-old project due to spiralling costs. ... more
TECH SPACE
Discovery to inspire more radiation-resistant metals
Metals exposed to radiation at high temperatures swell. That's a problem for the nuclear energy and aerospace industries. ... more
CYBER WARS
White House points to Putin over election hack
The White House on Thursday pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in cyber attacks designed to impact the US election, dramatically upping the stakes in a dispute between the world's two leading nuclear powers. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Bulgaria seeks investor to revive nuclear project
Bulgaria is looking for an investor ready to revive a long-delayed project for a new nuclear power plant on the Danube, the government announced Friday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan switches on nuclear reactor after safety shutdown
Japan has restarted one of its few operating nuclear reactors after a two-month safety checkup, despite still-heated debate over atomic power following the Fukushima disaster. ... more


Fukushima costs to double to nearly $180 bn: report

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
'Diamond-age' of power generation as nuclear batteries developed
New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made ... more
Economics of forest biomass raise hurdles for rural development
The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists at Oregon State University. In a model of the forest industry, researchers in the College of Forestry combined an evaluation of costs for collecting, transporting and processing biomass with the p ... more
Biomass operations aren't currently feasible in rural communities

Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications

Ultrafast lasers reveal light-harvesting secrets of photosynthetic algae

Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology
While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it.. There is a need for cheaper, more efficient solar cells than the traditional silicon solar cells so that more people may have access to this technology. One of the current popular topics in photovoltaic technology re ... more
Tesla, Panasonic team up for solar power

The beating heart of solar energy

First movie of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate

The answer is blowing in the wind
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so traditional power plants must be kept running, ready to fill the energy gap at a moment's notice. Because the grid has no storage, and unlike coal or nuclear, there is no control over the fluctuating producti ... more
French power group aims to double wind capacity

New rules for micro-grids in Alberta

Offshore wind makes U.S. debut

China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan
China's State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country's north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday to build the country's first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line, according to a governmen ... more
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

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Devices that convert heat into electricity
The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to make their technique work in a form more suitable to industry. In Nature Communications, engineers from The Ohio State University describe how they used magnetism on a composite of nickel and platinum to amplify the voltage output 10 times or more - not in a th ... more
Tesla starts mass production of batteries

Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

Lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes affected by impurities in vacuum

Beijing starts 2017 under a cloud
Beijing woke on the first morning of the New Year covered in thick toxic fog, with a concentration of harmful particles 20 times higher than international standards. After a long period of pollution in December, the Chinese capital was again smothered Sunday in an acrid grey haze which limited visibility to a few hundred metres. Luminous signs on top of the skyscrapers seemed to float ... more
Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases

Obama criticized after monument designation

In Spain first, Madrid bans half of cars to fight smog

Dozens of companies land Nigerian crude oil contracts
Nigeria's state oil company said more than 30 companies, with nearly half of those foreign entities, have received one-year term contracts for crude oil. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. awarded contracts to 39 companies covering about 1.3 million barrels of oil per day. Sixteen of the companies were either foreign refineries or international traders, with the rest of the terms goi ... more
Oil prices down after first-day optimism fades

Exxon, Tillerson address conflict of interest concerns

Norway's Statoil planning more drilling

Hues in a Crater Slope
Impact craters expose the subsurface materials on the steep slopes of Mars. However, these slopes often experience rockfalls and debris avalanches that keep the surface clean of dust, revealing a variety of hues, like in this enhanced-color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, representing different rock types. The bright reddish material at the top of the crater rim is from a co ... more
Odyssey recovering from precautionary pause in activity

3-D images reveal features of Martian polar ice caps

Small Troughs Growing on Mars May Become 'Spiders'

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Tillerson called to testify on climate issues
Exxon Mobil CEO and U.S. secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson should testify before the inauguration on his climate change knowledge, lawyers said. Lawyers representing more than a dozen U.S. teens called on Tillerson to testify in a case arguing there is a "fundamental constitutional right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life." A notice to testify was served on Sidl ... more
Scientists disprove global warming took a break

Seizing environmental opportunities under a Trump presidency

Climate report says 2016 on pace to be hottest year yet

Diamonds are technologists' best friends
Physicists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have obtained diamond crystals in the form of a regular pyramid of micrometer size. Moreover, in cooperation with co-workers from other Russian and foreign research centers they have also studied the luminescence and electron emission properties of obtained diamond crystals. The research results have been represented in a serie of articles pu ... more
Graphene able to transport huge currents on the nano scale

No tax on CO2 emissions in China's new environment law

Big diamonds have liquid metal roots, deep in the Earth

Ingalls Shipbuilding contracted for Coast Guard cutter
Ingalls Shipbuilding is to build the U.S. Coast Guard's ninth Legend-class National Security Cutter, the company announced. Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, said construction of the vessel will take place under a $486 million fixed-price incentive contract. "With the experience and knowledge our shipbuilders bring to this program, I am confident ... more
Russia to continue Admiral Makarov trials in 2017

U.S. Navy's future USS Rafael Peralta completes acceptance trials

Navy investigation: Canopy explosion led to grounding of Growlers, Super Hornets

India tests Agni-V ballistic missile, tensions with China rise
India's Defense Research and Development Organization completed a test for its Agni-V ballistic missile, leading China to question the country's intentions. The test marked the fourth demonstration of the weapon, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead at a range of over 3,100 miles The Hindu reported. The Defense Research and Development Organization hailed the event as a "huge ... more
S. Korea calls Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North

Five questions on China-N. Korea relations

Kim says N. Korea in 'final stages of test launching ICBM'

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US led air strike against former Al-Qaeda affiliate: official
The United States carried out an air strike in Syria that reportedly killed at least 25 members of former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front including senior figures, a US military official said Wednesday. "This was a US strike," said Colonel John Dorrian, a US military spokesman in Baghdad. He gave no toll. The attack was carried out Tuesday on one of the group's most important bas ... more
In Iraq, Hollande says IS battle prevents attacks at home

10-year-old girl used as human bomb in Nigeria attack

US military formally ends anti-IS operation in Libya's Sirte

ALIAS Pushes the Envelope on Aircraft Automation
DARPA's Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program envisions flight operations with reduced onboard aircrew while improving mission performance and flight safety-all through a tailorable, drop-in, removable kit that would provide advanced automation to existing aircraft. In two important steps toward that goal, DARPA has recently completed Phase 2 of this development effort ... more
Fadea completes C-130 upgrades for Argentina's air force

India seeking a new foreign single-engine fighter

Pilatus supplying trainer aircraft to France, Jordan

Number of displaced in Mosul op passes 125,000: UN
More than 125,000 Iraqis have been displaced since the start in October of an offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists, the United Nations said Wednesday. "Following the intensification of military operations in Mosul city on 29 December, the rate of displacement from Mosul has increased markedly, with over 9,000 people having fled the city in the space of four days," said the UN's Office fo ... more
'I am not a miracle worker': new UN chief

Natural disaster damage hits 4-year high: Munich Re

Cyprus urges Turkey to face up to responsibilities

Driverless platoons
As driverless cars merge into our transportation system in the coming years, some researchers believe autonomous vehicles may save fuel by trailing each other in large platoons. Like birds and fighter jets flying in formation, or bikers and race car drivers drafting in packs, vehicles experience less aerodynamic drag when they drive close together. But assembling a vehicle platoon to deliv ... more
Avatar-style S. Korean manned robot takes first baby steps

Fractional calculus helps control systems hit their mark

Fractional disturbance observers could help machines stay on track



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