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October 04, 2017
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster



Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant cleared a major regulatory hurdle Wednesday to restart two reactors in Japan, its first since the 2011 tsunami sparked the worst atomic accident in decades. The Nuclear Regulation Authority gave Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) preliminary approval to restart the two reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, one of the world's biggest and the largest in Japan. The plant, in the central Japan prefecture of Niigata, has been idle since the disas ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
TRIHOM has inaugurated its new learning center in Normandy, France. The event was attended by Philippe Knoche, the CEO of New AREVA, as well as company managers and representatives from the region. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC has received a contract extension for management and operations at the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the company announced Thursday. ... more
TECH SPACE
Dosage formulations for anti-radiation drug being developed
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Humanetics Corporation is to develop solid-dosage formulations of BIO 300, a drug to mitigate the toxicities of exposure to radiation. ... more
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. ... more
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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
TECH SPACE
Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiation
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars ... more
TECH SPACE
Space radiation is risky business for the human body
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
While people protect their eyes from the sun's radiation during a solar eclipse, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiati ... 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
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



Olive mill wastewater transformed: From pollutant to bio-fertilizer, biofuel
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Olive oil has long been a popular kitchen staple. Yet producing the oil creates a vast stream of wastewater that can foul waterways, reduce soil fertility and trigger extensive damage to nearby ecosystems. Now in a study appearing in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, scientists report on the development of an environmentally friendly process that could transform this pollutant int ... more
Ithica NY (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels
Providence RI (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Researchers develop 3-D-printed biomaterials that degrade on demand
Golden CO (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research
India gets lending support for a greener grid
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Regional lenders said Thursday they were offering hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to support the greening up of the power sector in India. The Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said they were backing $500 million in government-backed loans and another $500 million in non-sovereign support for the Power Grid Corp. of India. "We are please ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Saudi Arabia opens bid for 'utility scale' solar project
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
DOE should take steps toward facilitating energy development on its public lands
Cambridge UK (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
With the start of construction of a new wind farm off the coast of Germany, officials said the nation's economy was supported through low-carbon efforts. German energy company E.ON, with support from Norway's Statoil, hosted a ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Arkona offshore wind farm, which formally started in late August. Christian Pegel, a regional Germany en ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
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
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A proposal to address what the Trump administration outlined as threats to traditional energy sources is counterintuitive, sustainable energy supporters said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week it was calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how the wholesale electricity sector works by offering compensation for "traditional" power generators. In a ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
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
Scientists harvest electricity from tears
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Sad about the battery drain on your new smartphone? A good cry might help. Scientists have found a way to harvest electricity from tears. In recent lab experiments, researcher at the University of Limerick's Bernal Institute, in Ireland, found lysozyme crystals yield an electric current when pressurized. Lysozyme is found in tears and saliva, as well as the whites of bird eggs and the m ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Small scale energy harvesters show large scale impact
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
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable. Welcome to Awas Vikas: one of the most exclusive parts of Gonda, a city suffering the ignominy of being branded the dirtiest in India. Even in such upmarket areas, garbage trucks are rarely seen, green spaces are littered with rubbish, and residents are desperate for their bi ... more
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
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Oil continues October drift lower
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
A possible correction after the September rally in oil prices could be emerging in October as the market Tuesday charted its second consecutive daily decline. The price for Brent crude oil, the global benchmark for the price of oil, jumped more than 10 percent last month in part because of the U.S. energy sector strains from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Refinery outages in the U.S. Gulf ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
State taxes adding about a quarter to gas prices, U.S. government says
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
China, the world's top oil importer, rising to the top, investment firm reports
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Russia proposes a mechanism to monitor crude oil exports
Lockheed Martin Reveals New Details to its Mars Base Camp Vision
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
This week at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed Martin engineers are revealing new details of its Mars Base Camp concept including how it aligns with NASA's lunar Deep Space Gateway and a Mars surface lander. Mars Base Camp is a vision of how to send humans to Mars in about a decade. It's a sound, safe and compelling mission architecture centere ... more
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Lockheed Martin unveils reusable water-powered Mars lander
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Methane belches kept water flowing on ancient Mars
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
SpaceX's Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022
Auditor slams Canada on lack of climate actions
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Canada's rhetoric on climate change must be translated into action, the environment commissioner said Tuesday in a scathing report blaming years of inertia for leaving the nation vulnerable to climate damage. The government must move "from a seemingly endless planning mode into an action mode," said Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand in the report. ... more
Sydney (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: study
Washington (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade: report
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Science denial not limited to political right
Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was provided when the researchers fabricated a pyramid with a height of 60 nm, which is about 200 times larger than the thickness of a graphene sheet. The pyramid was so small that it would easily fi ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties
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
Will anti-nuclear campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize?
Oslo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
As the North Korean crisis rekindles the Cold War-era threat of nuclear catastrophe, this year's Nobel Peace Prize could honour efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons, several experts suggest. With tensions between Washington and Pyongyang sending the risk of a nuclear confrontation soaring, the highlight of the Nobel awards season will be announced in Oslo on Friday at 11:00 am (0900 ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump
Washington (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
US and North Korea: To talk or not to talk?
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
Fleeing offensives, where are the IS jihadists going?
Beirut (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
The Islamic State group is under attack across the remaining parts of its self-proclaimed caliphate, but what happens to its thousands of fighters as their group loses grip on territory? Facing multiple offensives, the jihadist group has lost the Libyan city of Sirte, Iraq's Mosul and Ramadi, and is now on the verge of being ousted from its former Syrian stronghold Raqa. At its peak IS c ... more
Manila (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
US, Philippine troops launch new counter-terror drills
Moscow (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Russian women desperately seek daughters who joined IS
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
US says on track to destroy chemical weapons by 2023
Australia has 'better understanding' of where MH370 might be
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australian search chiefs said Tuesday they now have a better understanding of where flight MH370 might be, admitting it was inconceivable that a commercial plane could vanish in the modern era. The Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board disappeared in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a massive underwater search in the remote southern Indian Ocean which ended ... more
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Bethlehem, PA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
A beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathers
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
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Radioactive cesium leajing into ocean 60 miles from Fukushima
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists have discovered a surprising new source of radioactive cesium some 60 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant that was damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A team of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and Japan's Kanazawa University found unusually high levels of radioactive cesium-137 in the groundwater beneath several beaches. / ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Signs of corruption emerge from rubble of Mexico quake
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps
Comerio , Puerto Rico (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Water from a rock: Puerto Ricans cope with hurricane aftermath
Researchers design soft, flexible origami-inspired robot
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space. Kiju Lee, the Nord Distinguished Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and her lab have moved from paper robots to 3-D-printed models that bend, contract, extend and t ... more
Chiba, Japan (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair
Zurich (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
UBS could slash third of staff amid technology shift: CEO
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 03, 2017
Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip


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