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June 07, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
A new twist on the origin of uranium



Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Uranium, the radioactive element that fuels nuclear power plants and occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, is typically mined from large sandstone deposits deep underground. The uranium in these deposits, which are called roll fronts, has long been thought to form over millions of years via chemical reactions of sulfur and other non-biological compounds. This widely accepted textbook geology is being challenged by Colorado State University biogeochemists in a new study published June 1 in Nature ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017
A Japanese utility switched on another nuclear reactor Tuesday in a small victory for the government's pro-atomic push, despite strong public opposition after the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. ... more
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 t ... 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
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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
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
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


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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
TECH SPACE
Revolutionary new sunscreen features melanin-mimicking nanoparticles
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created a sunscreen that both mimics and enhances the skin's natural protective abilities. ... more
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



Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Winter is no time to flower, which is why so many plants have evolved the ability to wait for the snow to melt before investing precious resources in blooms. Waking up to flower as the warmer, longer days of spring arrive - and the risk of a damaging frost recedes - requires a process called vernalization, in which flowering is blocked until the plant senses a sufficient cold spell. ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
Replacing coal with solar can save lives and money
Houghton MI (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
In a new study published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from Michigan Technological University calculated the cost of combusting coal in terms of human lives along with the potential benefits of switching to solar. Tens of thousands of Americans die prematurely each year from air pollution-related diseases associated with burning coal. By transitioning to solar photovo ... more
Turku, Finland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
New low-cost material for lighting and diagnostics produces white light imitating sunlight
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Artificial transpiration for solar water purification
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The largest regional investor in renewable energy, the Asian Development Bank said Monday it was pegging clean energy to development in Pacific economies. In an annual regional update, the ADB said it was working to promote renewable energy strategies in the Pacific region by helping to drive the low-carbon economy forward. The ADB's current portfolio of energy sector projects in the re ... more
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
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
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
Electrocatalyst nanostructures key to improved fuel cells, electrolyzers
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Purdue University scientists' simulations have unraveled the mystery of a new electrocatalyst that may solve a significant problem associated with fuel cells and electrolyzers. Fuel cells, which use chemical reactions to produce energy, and electrolyzers, which convert energy into hydrogen or other gases, use electrocatalysts to promote chemical reactions. Electrocatalysts that can activat ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
San Diego CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
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
Exeter UK (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Pollution 'devastating' China's vital ecosystem, research shows
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
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Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico shows resilience
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
With crude oil prices in May holding above the $50 mark, analysis finds the U.S. Gulf of Mexico saw gains in exploration and production activity. Platts RigData, a forecasting unit within pricing group S&P Global Platts, revealed a total U.S. rig count for May at 1,026, up 6 percent from the previous month and more than double the level from one year ago. The U.S. waters of the G ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Gas-rich Russia next to ponder impact of Qatari dust-up
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Some bearish trends setting in for crude oil
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Supply and demand factors leave U.S. gas prices stable
Study estimates amount of water needed to carve Martian valleys
DeKalb, IL (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A new study led by Northern Illinois University geography professor Wei Luo calculates the amount of water needed to carve the ancient network of valleys on Mars and concludes the Red Planet's surface was once much more watery than previously thought. The study bolsters the idea that Mars once had a warmer climate and active hydrologic cycle, with water evaporating from an ancient ocean, r ... more
Las Vegas VA (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Collateral damage from cosmic rays increases cancer risks for Mars astronauts
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 02, 2017
Curiosity Peels Back Layers on Ancient Martian Lake
Hampton VA (SPX) May 28, 2017
Student-Made Mars Rover Concepts Lift Off
Quantifying the effects of climate change
Paris (ESA) Jun 06, 2017
Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet. Estimates show that the global sea level is rising by about 3 mm a year. This is one of the major threats of global warming, especially for low-lyi ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) June 3, 2017
California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate
Montreal (AFP) June 5, 2017
Exit has 'galvanized' US support behind Paris accord; Bloomberg speaks out
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Tillerson: Paris not an isolationist move
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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Harris producing sonobuoy launch equipment for Boeing
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Harris Corporation is supplying Boeing with sonobuoy launching equipment for use by P-8A anti-submarine aircraft. The Poseidons - 49 in all - are to be flown by the U.S. Navy in addition to the military forces of Australia and Britain, Harri Corporation said. "The P-8A will be at the center of the U.S. and its allies' anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions for the for ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Vigor Works receives stealth boat contract for Navy Seals
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Vietnamese coast guard receives former U.S. vessel
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives towed array contract
Research questions whether Israel considered 1967 atomic blast
Jerusalem (AFP) June 5, 2017
Research suggesting Israel may have considered detonating an atomic device on the eve of the Six-Day War 50 years ago to deter its Arab neighbours sparked debate and denials Monday. Israel's presumed status as the Middle East's sole nuclear-armed nation remains a highly taboo subject for the country, which neither confirms nor denies such capability. The foreign ministry declined to comm ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 4, 2017
Japan holds evacuation drills as N.Korea missile fears grow
Seoul (AFP) June 4, 2017
N. Korea slams 'mean' targeted UN sanctions
Sydney (AFP) June 5, 2017
Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea
France will ask UN to authorize Sahel counter-terror force
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
France will ask the UN Security Council to authorize an African military force for the Sahel region that will be sent to root out jihadists and drug traffickers, the French ambassador said Tuesday. A French-drafted resolution is expected to be presented this week to the Security Council, which could vote on the measure as early as next week. Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 5, 2017
US, Australian officials warn of returning foreign fighters
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 3, 2017
Scores flee Islamist gunmen in war-torn Philippine city
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 1, 2017
Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops
Elbit supplying F-35 cockpit display replacement
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Elbit Systems of America is developing a cockpit display replacement unit for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightening II jet aircraft. Elbit said the value of the award from Lockheed Martin was not in a material amount. "Elbit Systems of America continues to demonstrate that we are a trusted and highly-capable partner for the F-35 program," Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executiv ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Mitsubishi completes construction of first F-35A
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Orbital ATK to produce components for B-2 stealth bomber
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter passes design review
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Sri Lanka targets unauthorised builders after monsoon deaths
Colombo (AFP) June 3, 2017
Sri Lanka announced plans Saturday to prosecute a slew of companies and individuals behind illegal construction projects blamed for landslides and flooding that have killed at least 211 people following heavy monsoon rains last week. The urban development ministry said they will press criminal charges against those illegally occupying marshlands earmarked to absorb flood waters and structure ... more
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
GMV to supply Copernicus services in support to EU external action
Colombo (AFP) June 5, 2017
Sri Lanka hails record military deployment as toll hits 213
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
European Reassurance Initiative requests billion-dollar budget increase
Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient's prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and muscle grafts, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them. This type of system could help to reduce the rejection rate of pro ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Tactile sensor gives robots new capabilities
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built
San Jose, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google


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