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September 28, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018



Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The United Arab Emirates on Monday announced plans to open a nuclear power plant next year, in what would be a first for the emirate and the Arab Gulf region. The $20-billion Barakah plant west of Abu Dhabi is being constructed by a consortium led by Korea Electric Power Corp. "We have reached the advanced stages," UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohammed al-Mazrouei said. Mazrouei said the first of four UAE nuclear reactors was 96 percent complete and would "definitely" start up next year after ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan government not responsible for Fukushima: court
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
A Japanese court ruled Friday that the plant operator not the government was responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ordering the former to pay damages. ... more
NUKEWARS
51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries on Wednesday lined up to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Science denial not limited to political right
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right. But what ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia currently holds the world's largest stockpile of highly enriched uranium, a nuclear weapon-usable material, posing significant nuclear security risks, according to a recent report issued by t ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Under pressure from Brexit and the declining costs of renewable energy, Britain's nuclear industry is increasingly relying on supportive government policy to plough on with high-profile - and controversial - projects. ... more
TECH SPACE
Low-level radiation exposure less harmful to health than other modern lifestyle risks
Oxford, UK (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Human populations have always been exposed to ionizing radiation, and more so in modern life due to its use in medicine, industry and the armed forces. Whilst the risks to human health from medium a ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules
Bloomington IN (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A discovery by Indiana University researchers could advance the long-term storage of nuclear waste, an increasingly burdensome and costly task for the public and private agencies that protect people ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
The European Parliament on Wednesday warned against easing health controls imposed on food products imported from the Fukushima region in Japan in the wake of the nuclear disaster of 2011. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Finland's TVO challenges approval of Areva bailout
Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Finnish utility TVO said Wednesday it would appeal the EU's approval of a bailout of Areva, saying it did not provide adequate guarantees the French nuclear giant would be able to complete construction of a reactor in Finland. ... more


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CIVIL NUCLEAR
PM opens country's fifth nuclear power plant
Islamabad (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday inaugurated the country's fifth nuclear power plant, developed in collaboration with China amid hopes that his government could end chronic power shortages this year. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Jacobs JV wins support contract for nuclear research center
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
A Jacobs Engineering Group joint venture is providing support and test services to the U.S Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration. ... more
TECH SPACE
Van Allen probes survive extreme radiation five years on
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Most satellites, not designed to withstand high levels of particle radiation, wouldn't last a day in the Van Allen Radiation belts. Trapped by Earth's magnetic field into two giant belts around the ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil signed 14 cooperative agreements on Friday, including on football and nuclear and hydro power, as embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer seeks to revive Latin America's largest economy. ... more



Green algae could hold clues for engineering faster-growing crops
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Two new studies of green algae - the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds - have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Understanding this process may someday help researchers improve the growth rate of crops such as wheat and rice. In the studies publishe ... more
Urbana IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Researchers discover unique property of critical methane-producing enzyme
University Park PA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Illinois researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biology
Flexible semitransparent solar cells made from atomically thin sheet
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials. The new technology improves power conversion efficiency of up to 0.7% - this is the highest value for solar cells made from transparent 2D sheet materials. Transparent or semi-transparent solar cells with excellent mechanical flexi ... more
Oakland CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy
Albany NY (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Green Bank Network totals over $29 Billion for clean energy projects around the World
Antigua and Barbuda (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Antigua's well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said it teamed up with an investment group to help develop a wind energy program in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. The company formed a partnership with the Abraaj investment group to develop as much as 1 gigawatt of wind power in the Indian energy sector. "Energy demand is growing tremendously in India, and ENGIE is investing in ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption, reinforce those spots in advance and recover faster when failures do occur. The eventual goal is an autonomous grid that s ... more
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
China merges energy giants into global leader
Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers
Belfast UK (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants. Currently, devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators are fitted with rigid and metal based batteries, which can cause patient discomfort. Dr Geetha Srinivasan and a team of young researchers from Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Research led by PPPL provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITER
New York NY (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Energy harvested from evaporation could power much of US, says study
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Stopping problem ice - by cracking it
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Fish may be suffering brain damage as a result of plastic pollution. New research shows plastic nanoparticles can end up inside the brains of fish. "Our study is the first to show that nanosized plastic particles can accumulate in fish brains," Tommy Cedervall, a chemistry researcher at Lund University in Sweden, said in a news release. Cedervall and his colleagues tracked the pa ... more
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
Manila (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines
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LNG could be the answer for ASEAN
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
After 50 years, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations need to coordinate on energy issues and consider LNG as a basis for cooperation, analysis finds. The ten Southeast Asian states that make up the bloc combine for $2.8 trillion in gross domestic product, which if united would make it the sixth largest economy in the world. As of this year, it had 208 gigawatts of power capacity i ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
No luck in finding new oil in Barents Sea
Juba (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Kiir tells South Sudan police to work with UN
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Chesapeake Energy revises outlook because of Hurricane Harvey
HIAD heat shield material feels the burn during arc jet testing
Hampton VA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing's Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Missouri. The inflatable aeroshell, using high temperature advanced flexible material systems, will enable atmospheric entry to planetary bodies and the landing of heavy payloads. The Hypersonic Inflatabl ... more
Riga Latvia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Devilish Source of Dust in Atmosphere of Earth and Mars
Lawrence KS (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars
Bristol UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Research sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were created
Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade: report
Washington (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Economic losses from severe storms, hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires are projected to reach at least $360 billion a year in the next decade in America, about half of annual US growth, according to a report out Wednesday. Since some kinds of severe weather can be made worse or more frequent by climate change, action is needed to move the United States away from fossil fuels and towar ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Science denial not limited to political right
Ottawa (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Canada Tory MP called out for referring to minister as 'climate Barbie'
Washington (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
US looks to work with Paris climate accord 'partners': Tillerson
Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Pure diamond consists of carbon atoms in a perfect crystal lattice. But remove a few carbons and swap some others for nitrogen, and you get a diamond with special quantum-sensing properties. These properties are useful for quantum information applications and sensing magnetic fields, and as a platform for probing the mysteries of quantum physics. When a nitrogen atom is next to the space v ... more
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes
Gothenburg, Sweded (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Test for safe CO2 storage to aid world-leading technology project
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Australia commissions first air warfare destroyer into service
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned the first of three air warfare destroyers, the HMAS Hobart, into service in a ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney. "In these uncertain times, a strong, well equipped Australian Defense Force is absolutely critical," Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at the ceremony. "The commissioning of HMAS Hobart provides clear evidence of our ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
U.S. Navy receives 11th Littoral Combat Ship
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Babcock to supply South Korean submarine program under new contract
London, UK (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Seagull and Elbit perform remotely operated anti-submarine warfare mission
Russia Conducts Test Launch of RS-24 Yars ICBM
Plesetsk (Sputnik) Sep 25, 2017
The RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was test-launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. "On September 20, a test launch of the solid-fuel mobile intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Yars equipped with a multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle [MIRV] was conducted from Plesetsk space center by the Yoshkar-Ola m ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
US labels N. Korea 'war' claim absurd, as Pyongyang boosts defences
Pyongyang (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chinese traders get down to business at Pyongyang trade show
Seoul (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Trump Twitter tirades deepen Asia alarm over conflict risk
Russia to destroy 'last chemical weapons', Putin says
Moscow (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that Russia was destroying its last chemical weapons, hailing the move as a "historic event" and accusing the United States of not following suit. The world's global chemical weapons watchdog praised the step as a "major milestone", ridding Russia of one of the last vestiges of the Cold War. "Today the last chemical ammunition from Russia's ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
BTO Lays Foundation for a New Generation of Biotech Ventures
Washington (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
US strikes IS camp in Libya, killing 17: official
Beirut (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
US-backed force says in 'final stages' of defeating IS in Raqa
Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
The U.S. Air Force is more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements, with senior service leaders warning the problem has potentially dire consequences. The pilot and aircrew shortage was discussed at a meeting Friday of more than 60 leaders at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. "We are in a crisis," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said at the day-long Aircrew Summ ... more
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Israel receives F-35 aircraft
London (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
UK warns Boeing over Bombardier trade row
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Trump defends Puerto Rico response; Irma death toll at 72 in Florida
Washington (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
US President Donald Trump defended the government relief response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday and promised to visit the island next week. Trump also said that he would travel to the US Virgin Islands, another American territory in the Caribbean that was slammed by a pair of powerful storms. "Both have been devastated, and I mean absolutely devastated," the president told ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Will a new Mexico arise from earthquake's rubble
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2017
NASA Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quake
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Rapid imaging of granular matter
Sorting molecules with DNA robots
Pasadena CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of science fiction, Caltech scientists have developed an autonomous molecular machine that can perform similar tasks - at the nanoscale. This "robot," made of a single strand of DNA, can autonomously "wal ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
From self-folding robots to computer vision
(UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Northrop subsidiary unveils new unmanned ground vehicle
Champaign IL (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots


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