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February 08, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Three new uranium minerals from Utah



Houghton, MI (SPX) Feb 08, 2017
Leesite, leoszilardite and redcanyonite are three new uranyl minerals discovered growing on the walls of old uranium mines in southern Utah. An alumnus of Michigan Technological University found them. "Have you ever seen the Hills Have Eyes? It's that kind of creepy, barren desert landscape," says Travis Olds '12, now a graduate student at Notre Dame studying uranyl mineral compounds. He adds that he and others find mineralogy so exciting because of "the idea that there are things we still don't k ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief
Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Radiation level in Fukushima plant at record high
/> Radiation levels inside a stricken reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high capable of shutting down robots, in the latest challenge to efforts aimed at dismantling the ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
France's Areva picks up Japanese investors
France's troubled nuclear energy company Areva announced Friday that two Japanese companies would take equity stakes as part of its restructuring as investors approved a state bailout. ... more
TECH SPACE
How X-rays in matter create genetoxic low-energy electrons
Researchers led by Kiyoshi Ueda of Tohoku University have investigated what x-rays in matter really do and identified a new mechanism of producing low-energy free electrons. Since the low-energy ele ... more
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Russia 'ready' to entirely fund Hungary nuclear plant
/> Russia is "ready" to finance in full the expansion of Hungary's only nuclear plant, Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday in Budapest. The original agreement signed between Hungary ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba to stop building new nuclear plants: report
Japan's Toshiba is set to dramatically reduce its nuclear operations and stop building new atomic power plants after suffering billion of dollars of losses on US projects, a report said. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Canada uranium supplier, Fukushima operator in contract fight
Canadian uranium supplier Cameco's share price fell more than 12 percent in New York on Wednesday after the operator of the Fukushima plant in Japan canceled a Can$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) fuel supply contract. ... more
TECH SPACE
NASA studies cosmic radiation to protect high-altitude travelers
NASA scientists studying high-altitude radiation recently published new results on the effects of cosmic radiation in our atmosphere. Their research will help improve real-time radiation monitoring ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
International partnerships vital for UK nuclear energy
The UK must ensure that any actions taken regarding its membership of the Euratom treaty as part of the Brexit process includes a smooth transition for its current nuclear industry and allows the UK ... more
SOLAR DAILY
100 percent renewable energy sources require overcapacity
Germany decided to go nuclear-free by 2022. A CO2-emission-free electricity supply system based on intermittent sources, such as wind and solar - or photovoltaic (PV) - power could replace nuclear p ... more


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CIVIL NUCLEAR
France takes key step towards closing ageing nuclear plant
France on Tuesday took a key step towards shutting down its oldest nuclear power station, a campaign promise of Socialist President Francois Hollande, just months before he leaves office. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Georges Besse II plant reaches full enrichment capacity
The AREVA Georges Besse II enrichment plant successfully reached its full production capacity of 7.5 million SWUs1 in 2016, on schedule as planned. The plant has gradually been able to ramp up its a ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water
Researchers at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia have found a way to extract radioactivity from water and said their discovery could help purify the hundreds of millions of gall ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA to supply refueling equipment upgrades to TVA reactors
AREVA NP signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide fleet-wide refuel equipment upgrades. Under this contract, AREVA NP will upgrade existing refueli ... more

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A better way to farm algae
Scientists have long known of the potential of microalgae to aid in the production of biofuels and other valuable chemicals. However, the difficulty and significant cost of growing microalgae have in some ways stalled further development of this promising technology. Bendy Estime, a biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate, has devoted his research to this area, and developed a new te ... more
DuPont Industrial Biosciences to develop new high-efficiency biogas enzyme method

Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel

Populus dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites

Powerful change: A profile of today's solar consumer
People with higher incomes and better education no longer dominate demand for the domestic solar market in Queensland with a new QUT study revealing the highest uptake in solar PV systems comes from families on medium to lower incomes. Over the past decade the profile of Queenslanders acquiring solar PV has changed significantly based on a study by QUT Dr Jeff Sommerfeld investigating the ... more
NREL research pinpoints promise of polycrystalline perovskites

Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement into electricity

NRDC: States should lead low-carbon economy

Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured a Pounds 27 million contract with East Anglia One Limited to supply and install the land cable connection for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Comprising of 102 turbines, the Pounds 2.5 billion wind farm will generate sufficient electricity to power 500,000 homes. The contract involves the ... more
Russia's nuclear giant pushes into wind energy

The power of wind energy and how to use it

Largest US offshore wind farm gets green light

Action is needed to make stagnant CO2 emissions fall
Without a significant effort to reduce greenhouse gases, including an accelerated deployment of technologies for capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it underground, and sustained growth in renewables such as wind and solar, the world could miss a key global temperature target set by the Paris Agreement and the long-term goal of net-zero climate pollution. The finding, published in the ... more
Electricity costs: A new way they'll surge in a warming world

Climate change may overload US electrical grid: study

Nordic countries are bringing about an energy transition worth copying

Portable superconductivity systems for small motors
Superconductivity, where electrical currents course unhindered through a material, is one of modern physics' most intriguing scientific discoveries. It has many practical uses. Governments, industries, and health care and science centers all make use of superconductivity in applications extending from MRIs in hospitals to the cavities of particle accelerators, where scientists explore the fundam ... more
Building a better microbial fuel cell - using paper

How to recycle lithium batteries

Researchers flip script for Li-Ion electrolytes to simulate better batteries

Philippine ministers say mine closure order will cost jobs
The Philippine environment minister's move to close some two dozen mines sparked concern Sunday among two of her colleagues, who said it could hit the economy and employment. The mining industry - accused of illegal tree felling and polluting rivers - has also questioned the order of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. The Philippines is the world's top supplier of nickel ore and the mai ... more
Philippines closes 23 mines over damage to environment

Coal ash selenium found in fish in NC lakes

Hungary court orders retrial over 2010 toxic spill

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North American rebound pulls oil prices lower
The continued rise in energy sector activity in North America pushed crude oil prices toward their second straight day of losses early Tuesday. Crude oil prices are holding steady above $50 per barrel in response to an effort from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to balance the market through managed declines. The recovery has brought idled oil and gas companies back to ... more
Norway's offshore service sector unites

New approach to assess land recovery following oil and gas drilling

Campus natural gas power plants pose no radon risks

UAE Aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020
The United Arab Emirates has set an ambitious goal of sending nation's first mission to Mars in 2020, launching its unmanned orbiter from Japan's space center. The unmanned orbiter Hope, designed by the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Space Agency, will be sent to Mars in July 2020 from Japan, becoming the first mission to Mars from an Arab country, Yuichi Yamaura, Vice President of Japan Aero ... more
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Shifting monsoon altered early cultures in China
The annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia, an area with about a billion people, has shifted dramatically in the distant past, at times moving northward by as much as 400 kilometers and doubling rainfall in that northern reach. The monsoon's changes over the past 10,000 years likely altered the course of early human cultures in China, say the authors of a new study. Researche ... more
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EU ahead of the curve on climate fight

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Study traces black carbon sources in the Russian Arctic
According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 35% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from residential heating sources, 38% comes from transport, while open fires, power plants, and gas flaring are responsible for only 12%, 9%, and 6% respectively. These estimates confirm previous work for some areas of the European Arctic, ... more
Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens

Scientists turn graphene into working OLED electrodes, a first

China's Decline in Coal Consumption Drives Global Slowdown in Emissions

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Chinese aircraft carrier program to make new advances in 2017
The progress of China's aircraft carrier program continues to move forward into the new year after achieving a number of milestones in 2016. In November 2016 the Soviet-era Liaoning, Beijing's only carrier, was declared "combat ready" by political commissar Senior Capt. Li Dongyou. Following the declaration, the ship departed on a training voyage that featured a stop on the edge of the Sou ... more
Fast transport ship USNS Yuma passes acceptance trials

US delivers two more patrols boats to ally Tunisia

Britain invests in new submarine training facility

N. Korea nuclear attack would trigger 'overwhelming response': Mattis
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Defiant Iran in missile exercise day after US sanctions

Trump slaps sanctions on Iran as tension mounts

VP Pence warns Iran against testing Trump's resolve

Trump visits Centcom, with sights on battling Islamic State
President Donald Trump on Monday paid his first visit to US Central Command, meeting officers who will form the tip of the spear in implementing his new strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. After a three-day break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in southern Florida, Trump stopped off at Centcom headquarters in Tampa on his way back to Washington. The Republican president, now in his thi ... more
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Lockheed trims costs for F-35, most expensive plane ever
Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon on Friday said the next batch of F-35 stealth fighters, the most expensive planes in history, will be produced at a reduced cost. They announced $728 million in savings after President Donald Trump publically upbraided Lockheed over "out of control" costs, although most of the savings were already planned ahead of his involvement, during a months-long contrac ... more
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Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors
Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days after avalanches buried whole villages in the mountainous north and east. Army helicopters were sent to deliver aid as rescuers on the ground battled snowdrifts to reach remote towns. But blocked roads and difficult terrain meant rescue equipment was in short su ... more
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