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November 02, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money



New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square feet. And, once caught inside, radioactive iodides will remain trapped for eons. "This type of material ... read more

TECH SPACE
Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation
Mumbai, India (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
In a significant breakthrough, scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai have devised a high power radiation source in the much sought after terahertz (THz) region of t ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Dessel: a new step forward with the dismantling of the site
Dessel, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
On October 9, 2017, the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Agence Federale de Controle Nucleaire - AFCN) gave its approval for the demolition of buildings 1 and 2 of the plant of FBFC Inter ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant
Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP has installed a system to automatically adjust Goesgen Swiss nuclear power plant's electricity generation to the needs of the grid operator. The successfully implemented solution varies the ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP will deliver its Filtered Containment Venting System (FCVS) to seven nuclear reactors operated by Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP). The project execution has already started, completi ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
MATRIX pitched as a game changer for used fuel dry storage
Paris (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
AREVA TN, the nuclear logistics affiliate of New AREVA, is launching an advanced used nuclear fuel storage overpack, NUHOMS MATRIX. With its improved capacity and performance, NUHOMS MATRIX addresse ... more
TECH SPACE
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and succes ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concerns
Metz, France (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Greenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Low-carbon advocates say U.S. renewables breaking records
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Amid the pushback on Washington's efforts to back coal and nuclear power, a report from low-carbon advocates found clean energy has organic momentum. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
International experts warned on Tuesday about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants that make them vulnerable to attack, in a report commissioned by the Greenpeace group. ... more


Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court

CIVIL NUCLEAR
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research publi ... more
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. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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. ... 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



Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Airplanes zoom overhead, wispy-white contrails streaming behind them. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled 43,684 flights, on average, every day last year, and U.S. military and commercial flights together used over 20 billion gallons of jet fuel. All those emissions add up. World air travel contributed 815 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2016 - two percent of the global manm ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Stiff fibers spun from slime
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity
No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The Trump administration is called on to embrace free-markets over protectionism in order to support the blossoming solar power sector, industry leaders said. The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered three separate sets of recommendations to President Donald Trump designed to curb imports of solar components, ranging from quotas to a tariff on imports of 35 percent. In O ... more
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Oil-rich Alberta adding more solar components
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Utility companies in the Japanese market face an uphill battle in meeting targets for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, Moody's reported Monday. Moody's Investors Service reported that Japan faces challenges in meeting its commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Based on March levels, the report found emissions from the utility sector will need to be cut by as much as 50 p ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Cobalt and tungsten the key to cheaper, cleaner hydrogen
Tarragona, Spain (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Electrolysis, splitting the water molecule with electricity, is the cleanest way to obtain hydrogen, a clean and renewable fuel. Now, researchers at ICIQ and URV, led by Prof. Jose Ramon Galan-Mascaros, designed a new catalyst that reduces the cost of electrolytic hydrogen production. Catalysts reduce the amount of electricity needed to break the chemical bonds, speed up the reaction and minimis ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteries
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
UNIST unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technology
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Wednesday. Coral reefs carry an annual global economic value of $375 billion per year because they provide shelter for fish and marine life, protect shorelines and draw tourism to coastal areas. But climate ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
Rome (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Schools closed over fears of toxic wind from Italy steel plant
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Australian major Oil Search puts Alaska oil in its portfolio
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
In what was described as its most groundbreaking acquisition, Australian energy company Oil Search Ltd. said it was taking a big step into Alaskan oil. "We're ready to walk you through one of the most exciting acquisitions we've done," Managing Director Peter Botten said in a conference call with reporters. The company said Wednesday it took on oil assets that Botten said were "p ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Shale player Bill Barrett raises production guidance
New York (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
French foreign minister to visit Iran soon
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Japan taking on more oil
Winters leave marks on Mars' sand dunes
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
New lab experiments suggest the sublimation of carbon dioxide - which freezes in the winter and thaws in the spring - is leaving unique marks on Mars' sand dunes. Much science has been devoted to the events and processes that shaped the Martian surface millions of years ago, but a team of scientists at the University of Dublin, in Ireland, wanted to better understand how the Red Plane ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Winters on Mars are shaping the Red Planet's landscape
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Martian Ridge Brings Out Rover's Color Talents
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes'
Shortfall in climate action is 'catastrophic': UN
Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
There is a "catastrophic" gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the UN's environment chief warned Tuesday, days ahead of global climate talks in Bonn. Even if fulfilled, these pledges - inscribed along with the 2 C target in the 2015 Paris climate pact - would see the world heat up 3 C (5.6 F) ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New study finds nature is vital to beating climate change
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
At climate talks, it's America alone more than America first
Hong Kong set to auction $42 million 'Pink Promise' diamond
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
An enormous oval-shaped diamond named the "Pink Promise" is set to be auctioned at Christie's in Hong Kong, with an eye-watering US$42 million price tag. A 14.93-carat pink gemstone forms the centre-piece of the diamond-studded ring. A Christie's spokesman said it was one of the most important pink diamonds ever to be sold because of its colour and clarity. "The rarity of pink diam ... more
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power
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Raytheon awarded contract computer systems on Zumwalt-class destroyers
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Department of Defense officials announced Wednesday that Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a modified $29 million contract for mission systems equipment for the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer, the largest and most technologically advanced guided missile surface combatant ship in the world. Raytheon has been contracted to deliver total ship computing environment h ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Researchers 3D-print improved marine grade stainless steel
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Fitzgerald, McCain collisions were 'avoidable,' U.S. Navy report finds
London (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
British Navy fires nine sailors from nuclear submarine
IAEA inspectors in Iran working 'without problem': Amano
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
The head of the UN atomic agency said in Abu Dhabi on Sunday IAEA inspectors are doing their work in Iran "without problem", a day after Tehran was implementing its nuclear commitments. "Our inspectors (in Iran) are discharging their responsibilities without problem," Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters in Abu Dhabi. He was speaking on the sidelin ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
EU, Japan ask UN to condemn N. Korea over rights abuses
Vatican City (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
Vatican to host high-level push against nuclear weapons
Jihadists at large: 3 most wanted for Paris, Brussels attacks
Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
For French and Belgian investigators, the fall of the Islamic State group's strongholds in Syria and Iraq kindles hopes of ensnaring some of the ringleaders of the 2015-16 terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. Among the most wanted IS figures sought for their suspected involvement in the slaughter, three are at the top of the list - though their whereabouts are unknown and they may even ha ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Homeward bound? Europe mulls fate of jihadist families
Moscow (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Russia says its submarine fired missiles at IS base in Syria
Washington (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Guantanamo judge orders US general's detention for contempt
Japan donating Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft to Philippines
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Japan is donating five Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippines to help the country protect its coasts, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. Two of the aircraft are currently being leased by the Philippines while the remaining three aircraft were scheduled for lease. The newspaper quoted the Japanese ministry of defense as saying the donation will take effect in March o ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
U.S., Australian aircraft to receive electronic warfare upgrades
Singapore (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China's three big airlines see rise in Q3 net profit
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New SOFT e-textiles could offer advanced protection for soldiers and emergency personnel
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The advancement could have big implications for the military, emergency service personnel and other workers that rely on "haz-mat" protection to perform their work and keep others safe. I ... more
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
SATCOM and Disaster Recovery Plans Withstand Irma
New York (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Displaced Puerto Ricans find refuge in New York
Paris (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
$129 bn in extreme weather losses last year: climate report
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Computers can now beat humans at chess and Go, but it may be a while before people trust their driving. The danger of self-driving cars was highlighted last year when Tesla's autonomous car collided with a truck it mistook for a cloud, killing its passenger. Self-driving cars depend on a form of machine learning called deep learning. Modeled after the human brain, layers of artificial neur ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
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