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May 09, 2017
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Plutonium research to aid nuclear cleanup techniques



Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Researchers at Florida State University have discovered a plutonium-organic hybrid compound that doesn't behave as expected. The compound behaves as if it composed of lighter elements such as iron or nickel. The discovery - detailed in the journal Nature Chemistry - could yield new technologies and methods for cleaning up nuclear waste. "What makes this discovery so interesting is that the material - rather than being really complicated and really exotic - is really, really simple," ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Barakah Unit 1 construction completion a great achievement
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
Barakah Unit 1, the first nuclear reactor in the United Arab Emirates, has completed initial construction activities. World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising said; "The comple ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
EU Plans to Hand Over Control of Euratom Nuclear Waste on UK Soil to London
Moscow (Sputnik) May 09, 2017
The European Union plans to transfer control over the European Atomic Energy Community's (Euratom) radioactive materials stored on UK territory to London after Brexit, media reported Thursday, citin ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
UAE delays launch of first nuclear reactor until 2018
Abu Dhabi (AFP) May 5, 2017
The United Arab Emirates on Friday delayed the start-up of its first nuclear reactor until next year for further safety checks because regulators have not yet granted an operating licence. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Chernobyl trauma
Kiev (AFP) April 30, 2017
Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio. ... more
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Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary
Kiev (AFP) April 26, 2017
The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured Wednesday the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since the "unhealing wound" of the world's worst civil nuclear accident spewed radiation across Europe. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions
Johannesburg (AFP) April 26, 2017
A South African court on Wednesday halted the government's accords with several countries to develop new nuclear power stations, a victory for NGOs and other critics of the plan. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Andra continues Areva contract to operate its Aube Surface Disposal Facility
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
AREVA, represented by its subsidiary STMI, has won the call for tenders to provide its services as industrial operator of the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management's Aube surface d ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Few jobs are more massive than that of building a nuclear power plant, a project that takes years and billions of dollars to complete. But once a new plant is finished, how do engineers know it will ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, A ... more
TECH SPACE
Humans to Mars Official NASA Goal, But What About Radiation
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Human exploration of Mars is now an official goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill to increase NASA's budget. The la ... more


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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
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. ... 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



Turning chicken poop and weeds into biofuel
Washington DC (SPX) May 04, 2017
Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop is to turn it into biofuel, and now scientists have developed a way to do this by mixing the waste with another environmental scourge, an invasive weed that is affecting agriculture in Africa. They report t ... more
Tarragona, Spain (SPX) May 04, 2017
Nickel: A greener route to fatty acids
San Diego CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
First EPA-approved outdoor field trial for genetically engineered algae
Beijing, China (SPX) May 04, 2017
Scientists develop efficient multifunctional catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation to gasoline
Photoluminescent display absorbs, converts light into energy
Bellingham WA (SPX) May 04, 2017
By replacing the phosphor screen in a laser phosphor display (LPD) with a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC), one can harvest energy from ambient light as well as display high-resolution images. "Energy-harvesting laser phosphor display and its design considerations", published recently by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, in the Journal of Photonics for Energy, d ... more
Payerne, Switzerland (AFP) May 5, 2017
First test flight of stratospheric solar plane
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
New device turns dirty air into energy
New Delhi (Sputnik) May 04, 2017
Indian Space Agency Test-Drives Solar Electric Hybrid Vehicle
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea. Over the next 15 years, the Gemini windpark, which lies some 85 kilometres (53 miles) off the northern coast of The Netherlands, will meet the energy needs of about 1.5 million people. At full winds the windpark has a gene ... more
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
Washington (UPI) May 2, 2017
U.S. wind power accelerating at near-record pace
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
CEE Group acquires wind farm with a capacity of 27.6 megawatts in Brandenburg
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
NRL breakthrough enables safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries
Washington DC (SPX) May 05, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Chemistry Division have developed a safer alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, which were recently banned for some applications on Navy ships and other military platforms. Joseph Parker, Jeffrey Long, and Debra Rolison from NRL's Advanced Electrochemical Materials group are leading an effort to create an entire family of ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 09, 2017
Graphane could act as efficient and water-free hydrogen fuel cell membrane
Beijing, China (SPX) May 04, 2017
Super P carbon black for reversible lithium and sodium ion storage
London, UK (SPX) May 03, 2017
Revolutionary method reveals impact of short circuits on battery safety
Noise created by humans is pervasive in US protected areas
Fort Collins CO (SPX) May 09, 2017
Protected areas in the United States, representing 14 percent of the land mass, provide places for respite, recreation, and natural resource conservation. However, noise pollution poses novel threats to these protected areas, according to a first-of-its-kind study from scientists at Colorado State University and the U.S. National Park Service. Researchers found that noise pollution was twi ... more
Cincinnati OH (SPX) May 04, 2017
Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog
Oslo (AFP) May 5, 2017
Norway wealth fund drops Indian group over environment concerns
Coatzacoalcos, Mexico (AFP) May 7, 2017
Human rights, environment activist killed in Mexico
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Gazprom starts construction of Turkish gas pipeline
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
With construction of a pipeline through Turkey under way, regional customers can expect a more reliable natural gas option in two years, Russia's Gazprom said. Russian energy company Gazprom said construction of a pipeline known variably as TurkStream or Turkish Stream started during the weekend from the Russian waters in the Black Sea. "We started the practical implementation of ... more
Miami FL (SPX) May 08, 2017
New technology measures small-scale currents that transport ocean plastics, oil spills
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Oil prices continue downward trend despite OPEC talk
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Asian investments may target U.S. shale
NASA Rover Curiosity Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 05, 2017
As it drives uphill from a band of rippled sand dunes, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard analysis that will complete the rover's investigation of those dunes. From early February to early April, the rover examined four sites near a linear dune for comparison with what it found in late 2015 and early 2016 during its investigation of crescent-shaped dun ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 08, 2017
Seasonal Flows in Valles Marineris
Fayetteville, AR (SPX) May 04, 2017
Is Anything Tough Enough to Survive on Mars
Tokyo, Japan (The Conversation) May 03, 2017
Japan aims to uncover how moons of Mars formed
Climate talks under shadow of Trump threats
Bonn (AFP) May 8, 2017
US President Donald Trump's threats to pull America out of the climate-rescue Paris Agreement is expected to cast a long shadow over UN talks starting Monday to work on the nuts and bolts of the deal. The 11-day haggle in Bonn is meant to start drafting a "rulebook" to guide member countries in the practical execution of the pact, which seeks to brake global warming by curbing fossil fuel em ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) May 08, 2017
Extinction of Alpine plants may remain undetectable for a long time
Bonn (AFP) May 9, 2017
Climate: US hesitates as talks frustrated
Paris (AFP) May 6, 2017
Trump anti-climate ghost hangs over UN meeting
Deep-diving technology finds little filter feeder has giant carbon cycling impact
Washington DC (SPX) May 04, 2017
Deep-diving Technology Finds Little Filter Feeder Has Giant Carbon Cycling Impact: Using a novel deep-sea technology, scientists have measured for the first time how a species of zooplankton called giant larvaceans contributes to the transfer of atmospheric carbon to the deep ocean. Data from the instrument DeepPIV revealed that giant larvaceans filter carbon particles at higher rates than any o ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) May 02, 2017
Shunned by microbes, organic carbon can resist breakdown in underground environments
La Jolla, CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalination
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Austal opens new office in Australian contract bid
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Australian shipbuilder Austal has opened a new office to support its bid for a contract to build offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Australian Navy. The design and project management office, located in Adelaide, South Australia, marks a major company expansion in one of two major Australian shipbuilding hubs. "As a key stakeholder in the delivery of the Australian government's ... more
Washington (UPI) May 5, 2017
DCNS to modernize three French navy frigates
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Nimitz-class carrier USS Ronald Reagan begins sea trials
Washington (UPI) May 5, 2017
New America-class amphibious assault ship launched early
Russia to Rearm Strategic Missile Forces With 5th-Generation Arms by 2027
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Russia will have upgraded its Strategic Missile Forces with 5th-generation devices by 2027. All missile divisions of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be rearmed with 5th-generation ballistic missile systems by 2027, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. "The development and adoption of a new missile system with a heavy missile, as well as new systems with missiles of a lig ... more
Washington (AFP) May 3, 2017
US tests intercontinental ballistic missile
Seoul (AFP) May 9, 2017
South Koreans vote in historic election
Tehran (AFP) May 6, 2017
Iran army criticises Rouhani's missile comments
Anti-IS coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign
Copenhagen (AFP) May 9, 2017
Key members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria meet in Copenhagen on Tuesday to assess the campaign's next steps as the jihadists' "caliphate" collapses. Though officials warn that military action will continue for some time, they are generally upbeat about the progress and quickening momentum of the fight. After months of brutal, street-by-street ... more
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) May 4, 2017
Boko Haram's Shekau rejects air strike injury claims
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) May 3, 2017
Boko Haram leader Shekau 'injured in air strike'
Beirut (AFP) May 3, 2017
IS attack kills dozens at Syria camp
Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing
Shanghai (AFP) May 3, 2017
China is expected this week to conduct the maiden test flight of a home-grown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus. The C919, built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), was set to take wing over Shanghai on Friday, the company said on Wednesday, according to the official ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Canadian Defense Minister proposes helicopter upgrades
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Boeing receives contract for F-18 upgrades
Washington (UPI) May 5, 2017
First F-35B Lightning II produced in Italy rolls off assembly line
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Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who has shaken up French politics
Paris (AFP) May 7, 2017
Marine Le Pen took her crushing defeat in France's presidential election with trademark combativeness, saying her "historic" score confirmed her party's status as France's "biggest opposition force". The 48-year-old anti-EU and anti-immigration "candidate of the people" scored between 33.9 and 35 percent of the vote, projections showed - double her father Jean-Marie Le Pen's score in the 20 ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 6, 2017
20 sentenced to prison for deadly 2015 China landslide
Oxford UK (SPX) May 08, 2017
Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world
Beijing (AFP) May 4, 2017
EU urges China to curb dinghy sales in migrant trafficking fight
Your future surgery may use an automated, robotic drill
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) May 02, 2017
A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new machine can make one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures, decreasing from two hours to two and a half minutes. Researchers at the University of Utah developed the drill that produces fast, clean, and safe cuts, ... more
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) May 04, 2017
Computers learn to understand humans better by modelling them
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
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