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April 06, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba to buy Engie's stake in NuGen for $139 mn



Tokyo (AFP) April 4, 2017
Japan's troubled conglomerate Toshiba said Tuesday it would buy the 40 percent stake held by French group Engie in their British nuclear joint venture NuGen for about 15.3 billion yen ($138.6 million). The deal - prompted by the bankruptcy of Toshiba's US subsidiary Westinghouse - was at Engie's request, said the Japanese group, which currently holds the remaining 60 percent of the venture. NuGen plans to build three reactors at the Moorside site in Cumbria in northwest England. The AP-100 ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Westinghouse's woes spotlight US nuclear sector's decline
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
Westinghouse's bankruptcy announcement Wednesday cast a pall over the future of nuclear energy in the United States and comes as the Trump administration seeks to revive the coal industry. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba execs under fire as loss forecast balloons
Chiba, Japan (AFP) March 30, 2017
Angry investors lambasted Toshiba executives at a shareholder meeting Thursday after it warned annual losses could balloon to more than $9.0 billion but they agreed to the sale of its memory chip business, the jewel in the Japanese giant's crown. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan high court rules nuclear reactors can restart
Tokyo (AFP) March 28, 2017
A Japanese appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a pair of nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policy. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protection
Washington (AFP) March 29, 2017
Toshiba's loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, the companies said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with huge losses and accounting fraud claims. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
A Japanese court on Friday ruled for the first time that the government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages, officials and news reports said. ... more
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Visualizing nuclear radiation
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most ... more
WOOD PILE
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Douglas Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Two leading organisations within the UK's nuclear industry, the Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), have signed a Memorandum of Und ... more
ENERGY NEWS
New research urges a rethink on global energy subsidies
Sussex, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
The hidden toll that subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have on social welfare, economic growth and technological innovation needs to be exposed through better research says a ne ... more
OIL AND GAS
Germany's E.ON next to turn face to low-carbon future
Berlin (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
German energy company E.ON said Wednesday it's been able to free itself from past burdens and was positioned for growth in a "new energy world." ... more


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CIVIL NUCLEAR
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE said it's "back on track" after retooling its footing in the market and riding on the success of its renewable energy arm. ... more
TECH SPACE
Cancer-Causing Radiation Biggest Threat to Humans on Deep Space Missions
Washington (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Researchers looking into the effects of deep space travel on the human body may have just discovered something that could jeopardize humankind's chances of a successfully colonizing Mars. With work ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning indu ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
For Japan's nuclear refugees, insults and rejection
Hirono, Japan (AFP) March 10, 2017
Satsuki Sekine's home was destroyed in Japan's 2011 tsunami disaster and her family fled in the nuclear panic that followed. But crueller still were the insults and stigmatisation she faced in the community where she sought refuge. ... more

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Ridding the oceans of plastics by turning the waste into valuable fuel
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world's oceans. Now, a Ph.D. organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, transforming them from worthless trash into a valuable diesel fuel with a small mobile reactor. They envision the technology could someday be implemented globally on land and possibly placed on boats to conv ... more
New Delhi (AFP) March 31, 2017
Shell unveils giant new high-tech research lab in India
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Hydrogen production: This is how green algae assemble their enzymes
Electronic control to ensure photovoltaic systems always work at maximum power
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
After having developed various algorithms and control systems and having applied them in a whole range of fields, such as robotics, control of motors in electric machines, and in wind generators, the UPV/EHU's Advanced Control Group has proven that one of the methods, a sliding mode controller, offers good results in the control of photovoltaic generators, too. "It's a kind of innovative, ... more
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Report shines light on installed costs and deployment barriers for residential solar PV
Washington (UPI) Mar 30, 2017
Report: Global renewable power capacity expanding
Pompano Beach FL (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Concept, SolarTech team up next-gen solar panels
U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
The decline in energy sector emissions and emerging grid parity for renewables shows a shift to a low-carbon economy isn't a "pipe dream," a U.N. panel found. A report from a United Nations' panel aimed at encouraging a broad-based shift toward renewable energy finds that 2016 was the third year in a row that emissions declined at the same time the global economy expanded. The mu ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Mega-wind farm offshore Denmark clears hurdle
Tokyo (AFP) March 29, 2017
Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
Global efforts to provide universal access to electricity, develop more renewable energy sources and increase efficiency are not on track to meet a target date of 2030, the World Bank said Monday. With fewer people receiving electricity for the first time in recent years, only 92 percent of the world's population will have access to power by 2030, the bank said in a new report published toge ... more
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Energy demand metrics indicate strong U.S. economy
How does oxygen get into a fuel cell
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Fuel cells use a simple chemical reaction, such as the combination of oxygen and hydrogen to form water, to generate electricity. The question of which is the best material to use when making ceramic fuel cells is not a straightforward one, however. New materials are required that act as a catalyst for the chemical reaction required with maximum efficiency, but that also last as long as possible ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Building a market for renewable thermal technologies
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
London to impose new charges to cut 'lethal' pollution
London (AFP) April 4, 2017
Drivers of the most polluting cars will be charged to travel into the centre of London from 2019, Mayor Sadiq Khan said Tuesday, describing his city's air as "lethal". Khan hopes the move will halve harmful nitrogen oxide emissions in central London, where air pollution is thought to cost 9,000 premature deaths per year. Under the scheme, vehicles will be charged 12.50 Pounds ... more
Paris (AFP) April 3, 2017
Surge in coal pollution led to smaller newborns: study
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
'Peeling the onion' to get rid of odors near wastewater treatment plants
Buenos Aires (AFP) March 30, 2017
Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill
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Russia sees slow economic growth irrespective of oil prices
Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017
Even if crude oil prices move above $60 per barrel, the Russian economy likely won't expand much more than 1 percent, the head of the central bank said. Russia's economy lingered in recession last year and the national currency, the ruble, declined in value after crude oil prices dipped below $30 per barrel. So far in April, crude oil prices have posted steady gains amid signs the globa ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017
Another day, another rally in crude oil prices
Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017
Pipeline unit of Hess to start IPO at $23 per share
Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017
Exxon, Qatar Petroleum to tap Cypriot waters
New MAVEN findings reveal how Mars' atmosphere was lost to space
Boulder CO (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) spacecraft led by the University of Colorado Boulder. "We've determined that most of the gas ever present in ... more
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Potential Mars Airplane Resumes Flight
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 31, 2017
Prolific Mars Orbiter Completes 50,000 Orbits
Paris (ESA) Mar 29, 2017
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen
Early climate 'payback' with higher emission reductions
Exeter, UK (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Climate scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre have shown that the early mitigation needed to limit eventual warming below potentially dangerous levels has a climate 'payback' much earlier than previously thought. Lead scientist Andrew Ciavarella explains: "Our study has shown that efforts to reduce global temperature rise in the long term - through aggressive reductions in greenhouse ... more
Lokamarinyang, Kenya (AFP) April 5, 2017
Drought shatters Turkana's dreams of a better future
Seattle WA (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change
New York (AFP) March 31, 2017
US will keep climate commitments despite Trump: ex-mayor of NY
Researchers 'iron out' graphene's wrinkles
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
From an electron's point of view, graphene must be a hair-raising thrill ride. For years, scientists have observed that electrons can blitz through graphene at velocities approaching the speed of light, far faster than they can travel through silicon and other semiconducting materials. Graphene, therefore, has been touted as a promising successor to silicon, with the potential to enable faster, ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) April 4, 2017
'Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 mn in Hong Kong
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Built from the bottom up, nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene
Rochester NY (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Reusable carbon nanotubes could be the water filter of the future, says RIT study
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Russia launches second Yasen-class submarine
Washington (UPI) Mar 31, 2017
Russia's second Yasen-class submarine was launched at the Sevmash shipyards in Severodvinsk, the country's state-controlled media reported. Kazan, a nuclear-powered vessel, departed the port following a ceremony attended by high-ranking Russian military officials and their industry partners. "The launch of an advanced multi-role submarine of the improved project Yasen-M is quite ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
U.S. Navy's USS America completes survivability test
Washington (UPI) Mar 31, 2017
Construction of new Chinese carrier progressing
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
EPP building acoustic array for U.S. Navy submarines
'No defense' against multiple Russian missiles: US general
Washington (AFP) April 4, 2017
The United States and its allies would have "no defense" against large numbers of ground-launched cruise missiles of the type recently deployed by Russia, a top US general warned Tuesday. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of deploying a land-based cruise missile system in contravention of a 1987 US-Russia arms control deal, known as the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Ge ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 5, 2017
Iran condemns 'all use of chemical weapons' in Syria
Washington (AFP) April 6, 2017
Trump to Abe: US to boost military defense against NKorea
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
Pyongyang May Have Been Testing New Technology in Latest Launch
Number of foreign jihadists in Iraq and Syria unknown: US
Washington (AFP) April 5, 2017
US intelligence agencies don't know the true number of foreign jihadists still fighting in Iraq and Syria, or the extent of the threat they pose to their home countries, a senior US military officer said Wednesday. Some 40,000 foreign jihadists have joined the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria from at least 120 countries in Europe, Africa and southeast Asia, General Michael Nagata said a ... more
Moscow (AFP) April 1, 2017
Russia detains man over IS-claimed attack on Chechen base
Cairo (AFP) April 2, 2017
Egypt military says top Islamist killed in Sinai
Khan Sheikhun , Syria (AFP) April 5, 2017
Russia defends Syria against 'chemical attack' outcry
Super Pressure Balloon Flight Enables Pioneering Infrasound Study
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
It's all about that bass and lots of it. Deep, deep base-sound at frequencies too low for the human ear to pick-up. It's called infrasound, low-frequency soundwaves formed by events as diverse as ocean waves crashing together, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes to rocket launches. These soundwaves, capable of traveling around the world multiple times, have never been recorded from the stratosphe ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Super Pressure Balloon Flight Enables Pioneering Infrasound Study
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Hornet, Growler foreign customers to receive data updates
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Ukraine's AN-132D takes historic first flight
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Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained
Paris (AFP) March 29, 2017
What's the difference between birds that get killed by cars, and those that don't? The dead ones tend to have smaller brains, scientists who performed 3,521 avian autopsies said Wednesday. What might be called the "bird brain rule" applies to different species, depending on the ratio of grey matter to body mass, they reported in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Crows, for exa ... more
Bogota (AFP) April 4, 2017
Why is South America being hit by deadly landslides?
Mocoa, Colombia (AFP) April 5, 2017
Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide
Mocoa, Colombia (AFP) April 4, 2017
More than 270 dead in Colombia mudslides
NASA Robotic Refueling Mission Departs Station
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
The International Space Station serves as an orbiting test and demonstration laboratory for scientific experiments to be performed inside and outside the space station. The experiments are inherently transient with typical life cycles of about one to five years. Once their test objectives are accomplished, they are removed to make way for new experiments. On Feb. 19, a NASA experiment - a ... more
Paris (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Electronic synapses that can learn: towards an artificial brain?
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 31, 2017
NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools for Use on Ocean Worlds
Washington (UPI) Mar 30, 2017
AM General, Army to test autonomous vehicle system


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