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April 12, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant



Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
The French government on Sunday published a decree for closing the country's oldest nuclear plant, fulfilling a campaign-trail pledge made by President Francois Hollande who is now in the final weeks of office. The decree, gazetted in the Official Journal which publishes government decisions, sets down the conditions for closing a nuclear plant at Fessenheim, a plant in eastern France on the border with southwestern Germany. Fessenheim will cease operations when a new reactor, currently being bu ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
South Africa's ruling party on Sunday said the government will have to re-think its costly and highly contentious nuclear expansion programme following last week's relegation of the country's creditworthiness to junk. ... more
TECH SPACE
A step toward long-lasting sunscreen
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
In a perfect world, people would diligently reapply suncreen every couple of hours to protect their delicate skin from damaging solar radiation. But in reality, few people actually adhere to reappli ... more
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). ... 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
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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
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
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
TECH SPACE
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


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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
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Toshiba shares plunged Wednesday as fears grow about the future of one of Japan's best-known firms, hit by massive losses and accounting fraud allegations at its US nuclear unit. ... more
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

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Gripen fighter completes test flights using 100 percent biofuel
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
A Gripen fighter owned by Sweden's Ministry of Defense has successfully flown using a GKN RM12 engine completely powered by renewable biofuel. GKN Aerospace said the flight occurred late last month at Saab's facilities in Linköping, with both companies claiming the flights as the first time a single-engine fighter has flown with 100 percent biofuel. The fuel used is named CHCJ-5 ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Ridding the oceans of plastics by turning the waste into valuable fuel
New Delhi (AFP) March 31, 2017
Shell unveils giant new high-tech research lab in India
IEA: India needs diverse investments in renewables
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
India, which accounts for about 6 percent of total world energy demand, is making strides with renewables, but needs more investments, the IEA said. India aims to triple its renewable power capacity by 2022 to 175 gigawatts by drawing on new solar and wind energy sources. "India's power system is already adapting to the flexibility challenge," Michael Waldron, an energy investmen ... more
Paris (AFP) April 6, 2017
Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN
Treviso, Italy (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Upsolar Introduces its Floating Solar Technology to Europe
Nairobi, Kenya (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Record new renewable power capacity added worldwide at lower cost
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
With economic diversification on the agenda in Canada, the country's natural resources minister said this may be the start of the era for wind energy. Wind energy advocates and government officials visited Quebec for a regional energy conference as the North American energy landscape is shifting. Robert Hornung, the president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, told the audience mo ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
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'
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
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
Scientists further understanding of a process that causes heat loss in fusion devices
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Everyone knows that the game of billiards involves balls careening off the sides of a pool table - but few people may know that the same principle applies to fusion reactions. How charged particles like electrons and atomic nuclei that make up plasma interact with the walls of doughnut-shaped devices known as tokamaks helps determine how efficiently fusion reactions occur. Specifically, in ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Group works toward devising topological superconductor
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Controlling electron spin for efficient water splitting
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
How does oxygen get into a fuel cell
Road salt runoff threatens US, Canada lakes: study
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
Salting of roads in winter helps drivers navigate snow and ice, but the runoff may be irreparably damaging freshwater lakes in the United States and Canada, researchers warned Monday. Most of the 371 North American freshwater lakes in the US Northeast and Midwest and Ontario province are showing an increase in salinity from chloride runoff, according to a study published in the journal Proce ... more
London (AFP) April 9, 2017
Polluted London sets its sights on cars
Shanghai (AFP) April 6, 2017
Shanghai river clean-up leaves boat-dwellers in limbo
Dhaka (AFP) April 6, 2017
Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places
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Texas drilling activity more than doubled from last year
(UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The total number of original drilling permits more than doubled year-on-year in March, though commercial prospects may be lower, a Texas regulator reported. Texas is the No. 1 oil producer in the United States and its Permian shale basin is considered more resilient to lower crude oil prices than other reservoirs. Texas exploration and production activity slumped early last year when cr ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Gas prices up on geopolitical tensions, end of winter
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Production down, sales up for Russian gas producer
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Libya estimates field closure costing $9.8 million per day
Opportunity Mars rover on the way to Perseverance Valley
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 12, 2017
Opportunity is heading south to "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover drove on Sols 4686, 4688 and 4691 (March 30, April 1 and April 4, 2017), covering 127 feet (38.79 meters), 44 feet (13.36 meters) and 91 feet (27.82 meters), respectively. Both Navigation Camera (Navcam) and Panoramic Camera (Pancam) panoramas were collected after each drive. There w ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere
Estacion Yungay, Chile (AFP) April 6, 2017
Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars
Colorado Springs CO (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
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Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Nairobi (AFP) April 11, 2017
Drought and conflict have pushed the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen to the brink of famine, and a lack of aid funding means many could starve to death, the UN said Tuesday. More than 20 million people are at risk of famine in Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria, a tragedy already affecting 100,000 people in war-torn South Sudan. Worldwide, Africa has been hardest hit by famine in recent decade ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it's up to us
Rochester NY (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years ago
Rome (AFP) April 10, 2017
G7 energy ministers fail to agree statement on climate change: Italy
Graphene Flagship researches create thin film transistors printed with layered materials
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Graphene Flagship researchers from AMBER at Trinity College Dublin have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of layered materials. Published today in the leading journal Science the team's findings have the potential to cheaply print a range of electronic devices from solar cells to LEDs with applications from interactive smart food and drug labels to next-generation banknote secur ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) April 4, 2017
'Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 mn in Hong Kong
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Researchers 'iron out' graphene's wrinkles
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Built from the bottom up, nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene
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Finland to commission design of new corvettes
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Rauma Marine Constructions of Finland is to receive a contract to design new naval vessels for Finland's Squadron 2020 project. The award, worth about $7.9 million, was authorized to be issued by the Finnish Defense Forces' Logistics Command by Minister of Defense Jussi Niinistö. The Ministry of Defense said the contract follows a Memorandum of Understanding last year. A contrac ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Damen submits tender for Australian OPV ships
Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017
Raytheon tests new electric gun for Phalanx weapon system
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Navy taps Tetra Tech for environmental remediation work
Russia to upgrade Iskander-M missile
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation announced plans to upgrade the country's Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems on Tuesday. Speaking with the TASS news agency, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said his company aims to deliver an improved tactical missile to the Kremlin by 2020. "In accordance with the adopted strategy of the cluster Armaments within ten years we are goin ... more
Washington (AFP) April 9, 2017
Trump seeks options for eliminating NKorea nuke threat
Seoul (AFP) April 11, 2017
North Korea vows response to 'reckless' US Navy move
Seoul (AFP) April 11, 2017
North Korea vows response to 'reckless' US Navy move
IS now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, military says
Baghdad (AFP) April 11, 2017
The Islamic State group now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, down from the 40 percent it held nearly three years ago, a military spokesman said Tuesday. Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes and other support are now battling IS inside second city Mosul, after retaking much of the other territory the jihadists had seized. "Daesh controlled 40 percent of Iraqi land" in 2014, ... more
Washington (AFP) April 11, 2017
Pentagon chief says 'no doubt' Syria behind chemical attack
Niamey (AFP) April 10, 2017
Niger troops kill 57 Boko Haram fighters: security sources
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
White House warns Syria on chemical, barrel bomb use
Navy grounds T-45C trainer aircraft over safety concerns
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
The U.S. Navy has temporarily grounded its T-45C trainer aircraft fleet amid oxygen supply problems that could incapacitate its crew. The three-day pause in flight operations took effect Wednesday on orders from Naval Air Forces Commander Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker. "The pause is in response to concerns raised by T-45C pilots over the potential for physiological episodes," U.S. Nav ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017
Saab developing Gripen fighter for Brazil
Washington (UPI) Apr 5, 2017
CH-53K helicopters approved for low-rate production
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets $372 million contract mod for F-35 work
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Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines
Jerusalem (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
The need for safe and efficient technologies for detecting buried landmines and unexploded ordnance is a humanitarian issue of immense global proportions. About half a million people around the world are suffering from mine-inflicted injuries, and each year an additional 15 to 20 thousand more people are injured or killed by these devices. More than 100 million such devices are still buried in o ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
General Dynamics marks milestone for U.S. border systems
Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) April 10, 2017
Near Mosul, soldiers and displaced meet at the spa
Jiutepec, Mexico (AFP) April 11, 2017
Victims of military torture fear Mexico security bill
Brane Craft Proposal Awarded Phase 2 by NASA
El Segundo CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
NASA has awarded Dr. Siegfried Janson of The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) with the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II grant award, worth approximately $500,000, for further development of his Brane Craft flat spacecraft proposal. This award is one of 22 early-stage technical proposals that will transform the future of human and robotic exploration missions, introdu ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets license for military exoskeleton tech
Washington (AFP) April 6, 2017
Facebook launches digital assistant 'M' in US
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 31, 2017
NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools for Use on Ocean Worlds


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