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June 15, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts



Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
A Japanese court Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the government's pro-atomic push. Local residents lost their bid for an injunction to block the refiring of the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Genkai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan on safety grounds, according to a district court official. The site, operated by Kyushu Electric Power, lies some 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Kumamoto prefecture wh ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Under the contract signed with Vattenfall GmbH, the AREVA-EWN Consortium is to dismantle and package the reactor pressure vessel internals of the Brunsbuttel nuclear power plant in Germany. Work sho ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of v ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
German court nukes tax on power firms
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
Power companies in Germany stand to gain billions in refunds from the government after the country's top court declared Wednesday that a nuclear fuel tax was illegal. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan's nuclear energy agency said Wednesday that five employees have been exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after a bag containing plutonium broke apart during a routine inspection. ... more
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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 de ... 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
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



Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. Recycled polycarbonat ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar is proud to announce that all of our solar powered LED systems are now UL Listed. This listing covers all transit-related lighting products as well as all commercial solar LED lighting systems for applications including pathways, roadways, parking lots, and general illumination. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global independent safety science company with more than a ... more
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
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
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Batteries from scrap metal
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Chinese scientists have made good use of waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem by transforming rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the rust is converted directly into a compact layer with a grid structure that can sto ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
Tunisia on Tuesday launched a special "green police" unit aimed at dealing with the proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened dramatically since the 2011 revolution. "May God help you - it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups. The North African country's rubbish woes have wo ... more
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
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Newly-formed Aker BP given Ba2 credit rating
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
In assigning a credit rating to newly-formed exploration and production company Aker BP, Moody's said the sector remains weak, but good opportunities exist. Aker BP, a merger of Norwegian energy companies and a national subsidiary of BP, emerged late last year and reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization at $485 million for the fourth quarter. On We ... more
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
US Navy boats in Qatar for joint exercise
Caracas (AFP) June 14, 2017
Senior Venezuela official quits over crisis reforms
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Market balance delayed, International Energy Agency says
Walkabout Above 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley is to perform a walk-about survey above the valley. To start the walkabout, on Sol 4746 (May 31, 2017) Opportunity drove about 82 feet (24.9 meters) mostly south toward a chosen waypoint. Images for extensive panoramas were collected with the Navigation Camera (Navc ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Window to a watery past on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017
NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
Providence RI (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Hot rocks, not warm atmosphere, led to relatively recent water-carved valleys on Mars
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Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change deal, Britain's new environment minister said on Tuesday. "I think he is wrong. I think that we need international cooperation in order to deal with climate change," said Michael Gove, who was appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend. Gove, who has himself come under criticism ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers have studied how light can be used to "see" the quantum nature of an electronic material. They managed to do that by capturing light in a net of carbon atoms and slowing down light it down so that it moves almost as slow as the electrons in the graphene. Then something special happens: electrons and light start to move in concert, unveiling their quantum nature at such large scale th ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Revolutionary new materials for troubled carbon times: Super filters the world can afford
Onna, Japan (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Graphene enhancing our vision of the infinitely small
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
Electric Boat to handle parts for Virginia-class submarines
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Electric Boat Corp. has received a $25 million modification to an existing contract for Long Lead Time Material, or LLTM, for the fiscal 2019 Virginia-class submarines SSN's 802 and 803. The {link:contract grants LLTM "https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1211091/",nw} for components of the submarines' steam and electric plants, the main propulsion system and shi ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Saab signs maintenance, support deal for submarines
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
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'
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US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city: military
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 14, 2017
US troops are on the ground helping local soldiers battle Islamist militants in a Philippine city, a Filipino military spokesman said Wednesday, giving the most detailed account of their role. The small number of US soldiers are providing vital surveillance assistance and, although they do not have a combat role, are allowed to open fire on the militants if attacked first, spokesman Brigadie ... more
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
IS chemical attacks down in Syria: report
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft is undergoing testing at Benfield Anechoic Facility, or BAF, to ensure that it meets Federal Aviation Administration regulations and certifications requirements, the U.S. Air Force announced this week. The testing will also determine how resistant the KC-46A is to electromagnetic fields and other environmental factors using Department of Defense ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
Yangon (AFP) June 7, 2017
Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
F-35 flights grounded at Arizona base because of health concerns
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Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 14, 2017
Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. Villagers in some of the worst-hit areas used shovels to try to dig bodies out of the mud that engulfed their settlements as they slept. Authorities say hundreds of homes were buried by mud and rubble sent cascading down hillsid ... more
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
Ruskie Piaski, Pologne (AFP) June 12, 2017
Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook's artificial intelligence researchers announced Wednesday they had broken new ground by giving automated programs or "bots" the ability to negotiate, and make compromises. The new technology pushes forward the ability to create bots "that can reason, converse and negotiate, all key steps in building a personalized digital assistant," said researchers Mike Lewis and Dhruv Batra in a ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
AI gets so-so grade in Chinese university entrance exam


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