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November 14, 2017
ENERGY TECH
Scientists make progress in quest for fusion energy



Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Creating fusion energy presents a variety of challenges, but researchers at Texas A&M University are closer to besting at least of the obstacles. Scientists have developed a new method for creating resilient materials - possibly strong enough to survive the intensity of a fusion core. Fusion energy is the nuclear energy that powers the sun. One of the problems posed by fusion energy is the core is so powerful it would destroy most materials. The chief threat in a fusion core is h ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP has announced the latest addition to the company's next generation of inspection robots - FORERUNNER for steam generators, which is developed and manufactured by INETEC-Institute for Nuclea ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The French government said Tuesday that it probably would not be able to keep its 2025 deadline for reducing the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent, an admission which angered ecologists. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Contrary to popular thought, nuclear proliferation is not more likely to occur among countries with nuclear energy programs, according to research published in International Security. In a his ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria's nuclear energy watchdog greenlighted on Friday an extension of the lifespan of one of two Soviet-built reactors at the country's sole nuclear power plant. ... more
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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 re ... 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
TECH SPACE
Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites
Boulder CO (VOA) Oct 31, 2017
People are big polluters, on the land, in the sea and even in outer space, that can include anything from a hammer that floats away from the space station, to radiation from a nuclear weapons test i ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Researchers 3D-print improved marine grade stainless steel
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a new technique for 3D-printing a low-carbon type of marine grade stainless steel called 316L. ... 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


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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



Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth
Livermore CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team's findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domestically grown renewable sources. Lignin, the tough material left over from biofuel production, contains compounds that can be converted into prod ... more
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
China Saves the World, and America Too by Going Off-The-Grid
Wuxi, China (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
"People demand a beautiful life," was the opening statement of Mr. Wu Xingiong, Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of CPPCC. He is 100% right. The people of mother earth have spoken and the ancient middle kingdom of China woke. And not the I just got out of bed woke, but a full steam ahead mentality to cure the planet. A German colleague told me many years ago that China will cover ... more
Chefchaouen, Morocco (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Mechanochemistry paves the way to higher quality perovskite photovoltaics
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
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
Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
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
'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that may provide a unique pathway to finding and studying frustrated magnets. Condensed matter physicists use the term "frustrated" to describe a kind of magnet in which the spins fail to align into stable magnetic order. In perfectly frustrated m ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Scientists make progress in quest for fusion energy
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Cool textiles to beat the heat
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A novel layered superconductor based on tin and arsenic
Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. Doctors declared a public health emergency last week when choking smog descended on the capital and elsewhere in northern India, prompting authorities to close schools, ban construction and bar trucks from entering the city. On ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
China's sulfur dioxide emissions fell sharply while India's grew rapidly
Beijing (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
China factory output slows as government cracks down on pollution
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An effective solution for collecting spilled petroleum
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Chemists from the RUDN University have synthesized new surfactants and studied their characteristics. The compounds obtained can efficiently collect petroleum spilled on the water surface. The scientists have given an account of their work in the Journal of Molecular Liquids. During their research, the chemists have synthesized new ionic and nonionic surfactants. To do that, they first obt ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Oil price response to OPEC report on demand muted
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Statoil makes headway with Barents Sea field development
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for disputed Kirkuk oilfields
How long can microorganisms live on Mars
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Researchers from Lomonosov MSU, Faculty of Soil Science, have studied the resistance microorganisms have against gamma radiation in very low temperatures. The results have been published in the Extremophiles journal. Average temperature on Mars is -63C, but in polar areas and at night it can be as low as -145C. There is pressure lower 100-1000 times than on the Earth, strong ultraviolet an ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA Opens $2 Million Third Phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Insight will carry over two million names to Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Opportunity Does a Wheelie and is Back on Solid Footing
Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' at climate talks
Bonn (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming. CO2 emissions, flat since 2014, were forecast to rise two percent in 2017, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at 12-d ... more
Berlin (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Heat on 'climate chancellor' Merkel over coal and cars
Bonn (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
US defends fossil fuels at UN climate meeting
EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
The EU struck a deal Thursday to overhaul Europe's emissions trading scheme after 2021, hailing it as a key step toward meeting its commitments under the Paris climate agreement. But environmentalists complained it will be years before the effects make themselves felt from the overhaul of the world's biggest carbon market, which was tentatively agreed by the European Parliament and the membe ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
First-ever US experiments at new X-ray facility may lead to better explosive modeling
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The fingerprints of coastal carbon sinks
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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UAE closes deal for two Gowind navy corvettes: Macron
Dubai (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
The United Arab Emirates has closed a deal to buy two French-made Gowind navy corvettes, built for coastal surveillance and anti-submarine warfare, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday in Dubai. The deal for the Gowind-class corvettes built by France's Naval Group was announced at the end of a two-day visit to the UAE, an ally of France and longtime client of Western defense indust ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
General Dynamics to sustain U.S., British submarine weapons systems
Seoul (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
S. Korea 'in talks to buy nuclear submarine' from US: reports
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
BAE awarded $22M contract for work on USS Little Rock, USS Sioux City
Raytheon contracted for development, integration of G550 systems
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Pentagon officials announced Wednesday a contract with Raytheon for the development and integration of the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and the Airborne Command Transmitter System on the G550 airborne early warning aircraft. The deal is estimated to be worth more than $79.6 million and is classified as a fixed-price-incentive-firm contract, meaning, that on ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Trump prods Xi to work 'hard' and fast on North Korea
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
France's Macron: US risks pushing Iran to build nukes
Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected Islamic State group victims have been found near the former jihadist bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, the regional governor said Saturday. The string of grisly discoveries was made at a military base around three kilometres (two miles) from the city that the jihadists "turned into an execution ground", said Kirkuk governor Rakan Said. "No ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Macron warns looming military defeat of IS 'not the end'
Beirut (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
IS left clinging to scraps in Syria and Iraq
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US kills 'several militants' in Somalia air strike
Lockheed awarded contract for integration of F-35, SDB-II
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Pentagon officials announced Thursday that Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a contract for weapons technology and development support on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter and small-diameter bomb II for the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force. The deal is estimated to be worth more than $34.6 million and is classified as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract - where Lockheed M ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Norway receives first three F-35s from Lockheed Martin
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Air Force pilot shortage has grown, is 'stretching the force to the limit'
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
BAE completes full scale test of F-35A airframe
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Climate change imperils one in four UNESCO natural sites
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Climate change imperils one in four UN-listed natural heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands - nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. The number of UNESCO natural sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which released the re ... more
Berlin (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Allianz confident for 2017 after hurricane-battered Q3
The Hague (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Dutch to give storm-hit isles 600 mln euros to rebuild
San Juan (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Back to school in Puerto Rico, but still without power
UN to host first talks on use of 'killer robots'
Geneva (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The United Nations is set to host the first-ever talks on the use of autonomous weapons, but those hoping for a ban on the machines dubbed killer robots will be disappointed, the ambassador leading the discussions said Friday. More than 100 artificial intelligence entrepreneurs led by Tesla's Elon Musk in August urged the UN to enforce a global ban on fully-automated weapons, echoing calls ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Computer system finds 'recipes' for producing materials
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
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