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June 02, 2017
TECH SPACE
New method allows real-time monitoring of irradiated materials



Boston MA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new advance on a method developed by MIT researchers could enable continuous, high-precision monitoring of materials exposed to a high-radiation environment. The method may allow these materials to remain in place much longer, eliminating the need for preventive replacement. It could also speed up the search for new, improved materials for these harsh environments. The new findings appear in the journal Applied Physics Letters, in a paper by graduate student Cody Dennett and assistant professor ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
The Three Mile Island atomic power plant - site of the worst U.S. commercial nuclear accident in 1979 - will cease operations in 2019, owner Exelon Corp. announced Tuesday. ... more
TECH SPACE
Neutron lifetime measurements take new shape for in situ detection
Washington DC (SPX) May 31, 2017
All matter making up the stars, our planet and life upon it came into existence 13.8 billion years ago as a result of the Big Bang. A millisecond after the Big Bang occurred, neutrons and protons fo ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Nuclear spent fuel fire could force millions of people to relocate
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 30, 2017
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of a catastrophic nuclear-waste ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
EU clears EDF takeover of Areva reactor business
Brussels (AFP) May 29, 2017
EU anti-trust regulators on Monday cleared the buyout of Areva's troubled state-owned nuclear reactor business by EDF, the electricity supplier also owned by the French state. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs. ... more
TECH SPACE
Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glass
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2017
Materials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage, leading to the containment challenges involved in immobilizing nuclear waste or nuclear plant confinements. At the nanos ... more
TECH SPACE
Collecting real-time data for material microstructural evolution during radiation exposure
Washington DC (SPX) May 26, 2017
It may be surprising to learn that much remains unknown about radiation's effects on materials. To find answers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are developing techniques to ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. ... more
TECH SPACE
Luminous bacteria will help to measure radioactivity
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) May 23, 2017
During the research, the scientists were to answer the following questions which are currently considered to be important in the realm of radiobiology: What are the peculiarities of low-dose gamma r ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
AREVA NP will update the reactor protection system of the Paks nuclear power plant* 4 units together with its Hungarian consortium partner evopro systems engineering Kft. The scope of the cont ... more


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CIVIL NUCLEAR
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India on Wednesday said it will develop 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity, as it looks to ramp up clean energy generation. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan restarts another reactor
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
A Japanese utility on Wednesday switched on a nuclear reactor, the latest to come back in service despite deep public opposition in the aftermath of the Fukushima crisis. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Coatings for nuclear fuel preventing explosions in reactors, developed at TPU
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) May 18, 2017
Physicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating protective titanium nitride-based coatings for shells of fuel elements (fuel rods) of nuclear reactors. Such shells can significantly reduce ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa will relaunch plans to build nuclear power plants by signing new agreements with several countries, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said Saturday. ... more



Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David Bellavance and Mohammad Saifur ... more
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins
Daegu, South Korea (SPX) May 30, 2017
New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources
New clean energy joint venture on Fiji Islands
Suva, Fiji (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Located to the north of New Zealand in the midst of the South Pacific the island state Fiji has to face the severe consequences of climate change. Rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions represent a big challenge for the country comprising of 330 small islands. Currently, the country's energy supply is mainly based on polluting fossil fuels. The dependence on oil imports causes hi ... more
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
European Residential Solar Gets Smarter With Huawei Fusionhome
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 31, 2017
Imec Presents Highly Accurate Model for Energy Yield Prediction of Photovoltaic Modules
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services said this week at the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 conference, that it has exceeded $15 billion in renewable energy investment commitments in wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects globally. Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately $5 billion in renewable energy projects, excee ... more
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
US may do less harm outside climate pact than in it: analysts
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
America's withdrawal from the climate-rescue Paris Agreement under Donald Trump is a blow to global unity but may be a blessing in disguise for the pact itself, observers said Thursday. This way, the Trump administration, heavily influenced by the fossil-fuel industry, will have less sway over the UN climate process, they said. "A rogue US can cause more damage inside... than outside of ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China further opens energy sector to private investment
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
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Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
San Diego CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics. The work appears in the April 19, 2017 issue of Advanced Energy Materials. The researchers made the printed batteries f ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
Amherst MA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here
Bochum, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production
Mining for answers on abandoned mines
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he's working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines. In the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Ippolito, associate professor of soil science at Colorado State University, hopes to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can reduce ... more
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Man-made air pollution in Europe dates back 2,000 years
Washington (AFP) June 1, 2017
Scott Pruitt: EPA chief who urged Trump to ditch climate pact
Hanoi (AFP) May 29, 2017
Taiwan steel plant opens in Vietnam after fish deaths
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Shell keeps exploration and production focus in Australia
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it was keeping its exploration and production portfolio in place in Australia, but stepping back from its aviation business. Shell's aviation subsidiary in Australia sold to independent Viva Energy Australia for $250 million in line with the Dutch supermajor's efforts to streamline its portfolio. Shell keeps its brand name visible in the aviation refueli ... more
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (AFP) May 31, 2017
Turkmenistan says to export 38 bcm of gas to China this year
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Stars align against crude oil prices as $50 comes under threat
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Holiday demand pushes gas prices slightly higher
Halos discovered on Mars widen time frame for potential life
Los Alamos NM (SPX) May 31, 2017
Lighter-toned bedrock that surrounds fractures and comprises high concentrations of silica--called "halos"--has been found in Gale crater on Mars, indicating that the planet had liquid water much longer than previously believed. The new finding is reported in a paper published this week in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. "The concentration of sili ... more
Hampton VA (SPX) May 28, 2017
Student-Made Mars Rover Concepts Lift Off
Rockford IL (VOA) May 29, 2017
Illinois Company Among Hundreds Supporting NASA Mission to Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 02, 2017
Curiosity Peels Back Layers on Ancient Martian Lake
World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout
Paris (AFP) June 2, 2017
World leaders reacted with anger and defiance after President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement. With France's Emmanuel Macron taking the lead, they lashed Trump's decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they portrayed as crucial for the planet's future. In an exceptio ... more
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Cape Town (AFP) June 1, 2017
Cape Town cuts back to survive worst drought in 100 years
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
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New method of characterizing graphene
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 31, 2017
Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing graphene's properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitance of graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel's Department of Physics reported their findings in the journal Physical ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
BESSY 2 experiment shows 3D graphene properties are tuneable
Houston TX (SPX) May 26, 2017
Laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling
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Raytheon receives anti-mine contract
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has received an $11 million contract to build, assemble, test, and deliver initial low-rate production models of the AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System, or AMNS. The contract includes service and support for the system along with engineering work. Contract options could eventually bring the total value of the program to $58.1 million. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Navy accepts delivery of USS Gerald R. Ford
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Saab displays new lightweight torpedo
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Philadelphia Gear receives Arleigh Burke contract
N. Korea prepared for new ICBM test: state media
Seoul (AFP) May 31, 2017
North Korea warned Wednesday it was prepared to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at any time, as the US successfully tested a system designed to intercept them. The fresh sabre-rattling from Pyongyang appeared to up the stakes as the Pentagon announced Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an ICMB in a first-of-its-kind test. The success of the test is a watershed mom ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 26, 2017
US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia
Seoul (AFP) May 30, 2017
S.Korea's Moon orders probe into undisclosed US missile launchers
Seoul (AFP) May 31, 2017
S. Korea military 'hid missile launchers from president'
89 gunmen killed in Philippine urban battle: military
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) May 31, 2017
Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is expected to be fierce as the gunmen protect their leaders and hold hostages, authorities said Wednesday. Attack helicopters fired rockets on Wednesday morning into parts of Marawi, a Muslim city in the south of the mainly Catholic Philippines, that were still controlled by the ... more
Beirut (AFP) May 31, 2017
US-led strike kills founder of IS propaganda agency: activists
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) May 30, 2017
Philippines warns Islamist militants to surrender or die
Moscow (AFP) June 1, 2017
Russia says targeting IS leaving Syria's Raqa
Orbital ATK to produce components for B-2 stealth bomber
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Orbital ATK has received a $90 million contract from Northrop Grumman for composite materials meant for maintenance of the B-2 Spirit heavy stealth bomber. The production will include 17 Hot Trailing Edge, or HTE, parts for the bomber. Production will take place at Orbital ATK's Aerospace Structures Division facility in Dayton, Ohio, starting later this year. "We are honored to p ... more
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter passes design review
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Britain's Royal Navy delivers Sea King helicopters to Pakistan
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Saab contracted for maintenance of Gripen fighters
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Refugees face 'acute crisis' in cyclone-hit Bangladesh
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) May 31, 2017
Aid workers warned Wednesday of an "acute crisis" in Bangladesh after a cyclone destroyed thousands of homes and devastated camps housing Rohingya refugees, leaving many without food or shelter. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya live in the overcrowded camps in Cox's Bazar on the southeast coast after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Cyclone Mora battered the area on Tuesday, ki ... more
Kinshasa, DR Congo (SPX) May 31, 2017
Study finds Congo's miners often resort to hunting wildlife for food
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nuclear spent fuel fire could force millions of people to relocate
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Disaster risk management: Science helps save lives
CMU's interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar drag-and-drop interface, individuals can choose from a library of components and place them into the design. The tool suggests components that are co ... more
Houston TX (SPX) May 31, 2017
Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Teaching robots good manners
Taipei (AFP) May 30, 2017
Chess-playing robot star of Taiwan tech fair


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