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June 05, 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
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
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
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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
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
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
Houghton MI (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Replacing coal with solar can save lives and money
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
A breakthrough for solar power in Arizona with EON battery stations
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
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal. Two days after US President Donald Trump sensationally announced plans to withdraw from the pact on curbing carbon emissions Modi said India would "continue working... above and ... more
New York (AFP) June 2, 2017
US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
US may do less harm outside climate pact than in it: analysts
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China further opens energy sector to private investment
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
Slovenia's 'eco-hero' who crushed a cement giant
Trbovlje, Slovenia (AFP) June 4, 2017
When he saw swallows nesting in the barn for the first time in almost two decades, Slovenian farmer Uros Macerl felt vindicated. His exhausting battle against a polluting industrial giant had been worthwhile. A role model to some, an "eco-terrorist" to others, Macerl recently picked up one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards for shutting down a cement plant owned by French c ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Mining for answers on abandoned mines
Washington (AFP) June 1, 2017
Scott Pruitt: EPA chief who urged Trump to ditch climate pact
Exeter UK (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Pollution 'devastating' China's vital ecosystem, research shows
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Dakota Access pipeline now operational, developer says
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Oil is now flowing through the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, carrying crude from Canada and North Dakota south to Illinois, its developer said Thursday. The pipeline, which sparked a months-long protest by Native Americans and environmental groups, is 1,172 miles long. It carries oil pumped out of the Bakken oil formation in Canada and parts of the northern U.S. plains south to ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
U.S. labor report, Paris decision backlash send oil prices lower
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Russia sees a lower-for-longer scenario for oil prices
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Texas envisions LNG leadership on global stage
Curiosity Peels Back Layers on Ancient Martian Lake
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 02, 2017
A long-lasting lake on ancient Mars provided stable environmental conditions that differed significantly from one part of the lake to another, according to a comprehensive look at findings from the first three-and-a-half years of NASA's Curiosity rover mission. Different conditions favorable for different types of microbes existed simultaneously in the same lake. Previous work had re ... 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
Los Alamos NM (SPX) May 31, 2017
Halos discovered on Mars widen time frame for potential life
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
Los Angeles (AFP) June 3, 2017
California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Washington (AFP) June 3, 2017
Isolated US lashes out at climate critics
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Graphene, the two-dimensional, ultra lightweight and super-strong carbon film, has been hailed as a wonder material since its discovery in 2004. Now researchers are going beyond graphene and preparing other 2-D films with extraordinary properties for applications in wearable electronics, sensors and energy storage. The cover story in Chemical and Engineering News (C and EN), the weekly newsmagaz ... more
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 31, 2017
New method of characterizing graphene
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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Navy accepts delivery of USS Gerald R. Ford
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The U.S. Navy received delivery of the future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford on May 31, the namesake and first vessel of the Gerald R. Ford class. The acquisition follows the completion of acceptance trials by the Navy Board of Inspection and Survey on May 26. "Congratulations to everyone who has helped bring CVN 78 to this historic milestone," Adm. Brian Antonio, program executive ... more
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Raytheon receives anti-mine contract
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
Vienna (AFP) June 2, 2017
UN confirms Iran compliance to nuke deal
Singapore (AFP) June 3, 2017
Mattis reassures allies as US turns to China on N. Korea
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
CIA names former bin Laden hunt chief to run Iran spying
Scores flee Islamist gunmen in war-torn Philippine city
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 3, 2017
Scores of people ran to freedom through a terrifying gauntlet of military air strikes and Islamist gunmen Saturday, nearly two weeks after being trapped in a deadly battle for a Philippine city. They included one of Marawi city's most respected politicians, who hid 71 Christians in his home and led 144 people through downtown streets held by self-styled Islamic State fighters and strewn with ... more
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 1, 2017
Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops
Sydney (AFP) June 5, 2017
US, Australian officials warn of returning foreign fighters
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) May 31, 2017
89 gunmen killed in Philippine urban battle: military
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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484 civilians killed in US-led fight against IS: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Attacks on Islamic State group targets by US-led coalition forces have killed 484 civilians since mid-2014, the US military reported Friday. The Operation Inherent Resolve coalition added 132 civilians to the total in its April report, including 105 who died when a US aircraft dropped a bomb on an IS sniper target in west Mosul on March 17. The bomb inadvertently set off a large cache of ... more
Colombo (AFP) June 3, 2017
Sri Lanka targets unauthorised builders after monsoon deaths
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
European Reassurance Initiative requests billion-dollar budget increase
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
GMV to supply Copernicus services in support to EU external action
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
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Configuration and manipulation of soft robotics for on-orbit servicing
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Teaching robots good manners
San Diego CA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A glove powered by soft robotics to interact with virtual reality environments


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