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January 27, 2017
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Earth's orbital variations and sea ice synch glacial periods



Providence RI (SPX) Jan 27, 2017
Earth is currently in what climatologists call an interglacial period, a warm pulse between long, cold ice ages when glaciers dominate our planet's higher latitudes. For the past million years, these glacial-interglacial cycles have repeated roughly on a 100,000-year cycle. Now a team of Brown University researchers has a new explanation for that timing and why the cycle was different before a million years ago. Using a set of computer simulations, the researchers show that two periodic variations ... read more

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France issues first 'green bonds' with record 7 bln euro sale
France has issued its first "green bonds" with a record seven billion euro ($7.5 billion) sale, paving the way for the establishment of a genuine market in renewable energy bonds. ... more
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Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy using a di ... more
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A big nano boost for solar cells
Solar cells convert light into electricity. While the sun is one source of light, the burning of natural resources like oil and natural gas can also be harnessed. However, solar cells do not c ... more
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Capital One invests big in SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes solar energy project
Leading investors around the world are looking for innovative companies and technologies that are part of the clean energy revolution, recognizing the tremendous economic and job creation opportunit ... more
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Xinhua: U.S. wasting opportunity in clean energy
Decoupling the U.S. economy from the renewable energy sector might not work as designed, a column in China's official Xinhua News Agency read. ... more
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Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores
When spring comes to the Arctic, the breakup of the cold winter ice sheets starts at the surface with the formation of melt ponds. These pools of melted snow and ice darken the surface of the ice, i ... more
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Asia Pacific to gain edge in low-carbon growth
It will be the economies in the Asia Pacific region that could gain the global edge in clean energy technology in the age of protectionism, a consultant said. ... more
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Rooftop Solar in the Spotlight at the World Future Energy Summit Solar Expo
Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, according to leading industry figures at the World Future Energ ... more
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Astronergy receives licence to import 100 MW of solar modules to Turkey
Astronergy is among the few international manufacturers of solar modules to receive an import licence from the Turkish Ministry of Economics. The German company is permitted to supply a total of 100 ... more


Report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector

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Saudi to launch multi-billion renewable scheme: minister
Saudi Arabia is set to launch a renewable energy programme worth up to $50 billion, as the world's largest oil exporter vies to diversify its economy, its energy minister said Monday. ... more
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CWRU directly measures how perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power
Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research. But only now have researchers at Case Western Reserve University directly shown the ... more

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Populus dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism. For nearly 10 years, researchers with DOE's BioEnergy Scie ... more
Handheld Sensor Unit Determines Biofuel Content Of Diesel Blends

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits

Iowa State engineer helps journal highlight how pyrolysis can advance the bioeconomy

NASA develops AI for future exploration of extraterrestrial subsurface oceans
NASA is developing technology which could enable autonomous navigation of future underwater drones studying subsurface oceans on icy moons like Jupiter's Europa. The agency is working on artificial intelligence (AI) that would allow submersibles to make their own decisions during exploration of extraterrestrial water worlds. Space exploration missions and astronomical observations in recen ... more
Swarm of underwater robots mimics ocean life

Making AI systems that see the world as humans do

Researches replicate ocean life with swarm of underwater robots

Largest US offshore wind farm gets green light
Local authorities approved the largest offshore wind farm in the United States on Wednesday, to be located near Long Island and capable of powering some 50,000 households. Construction on the site, which could begin by 2019, is set to install an initial 15 turbines with a capacity of 90 megawatts. The South Fork Wind Farm will be located some 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of the tip ... more
Renewables a big boost for GE's profits

Essen, Germany wins greenest city honors

Obama puts offshore North Carolina on wind energy map

Paris experiments with driverless buses
Paris began its first experiment with driverless buses on Monday, with city officials saying they were eager to prepare for the coming "revolution" of autonomous vehicles. Two box-shaped electric vehicles capable of carrying around 10 people have been deployed - within the safety of a special lane - on a bridge connecting two railway stations to the east of the city centre. "Autonomous ... more
Society set for head-on collision with driverless cars

New Zealand stimulates electric vehicle market

US closes probe into fatal Tesla autopilot crash, no defect found

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition
The world population is growing, as is energy demand, and we have long been able to see the consequences of climate change caused by the world's consumption of fossil resources. The IEA reports that global demand for energy was around 18 terawatts (TW) in 2013. This corresponds to 18,000,000 megawatts. Demand is expected to rise to around 25 TW in 2040. This means that our carbon emissions will ... more
Harnessing the energy of fireworks for fuel

UNIST researchers get green light to commercialize metal-air batteries

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteriesW/LLL

Georges Besse II plant reaches full enrichment capacity
The AREVA Georges Besse II enrichment plant successfully reached its full production capacity of 7.5 million SWUs1 in 2016, on schedule as planned. The plant has gradually been able to ramp up its activity thanks to the modularity of its production process. The most recent qualification tests carried out have confirmed the performance capabilities of the plant's equipment with its industri ... more
France takes key step towards closing ageing nuclear plant

New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction

Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water

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Iraq inks billion-dollar power plant deal with GE
Iraq signed a billion-dollar deal Thursday with US firm General Electric for the construction of two power plants aimed at easing the country's long-running electricity woes, the premier's office said. Under the deal, the power plants, each with a capacity of 750 megawatts, will be built in the provinces of Dhi Qar and Muthannah at a total cost of $1.05 billion, a statement from Haider al-Ab ... more
China energy firm expands in crisis-hit Brazil

Europe to take up climate investment mantle

Australian energy group backs Li Ka-shing takeover

Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows
Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown. The international study examined the full extent to which these vital ecosystems performed as a carbon sink from 1998-2012 - the most recent recorded period of global warming slowdown. The researchers, including Pr ... more
Risk of tree species disappearing in central Africa 'a major concern,' say researchers

Trees supplement income for rural farmers in Africa

How much drought can a forest take?

Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity
Cosmologists trying to understand how to unite the two pillars of modern science - quantum physics and gravity - have found a new way to make robust predictions about the effect of quantum fluctuations on primordial density waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have revealed quantum imprints left on cosmological structures in the very ... more
China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

MIT researchers reveal new technique for measuring gravity

A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously

Theorists propose new class of topological metals with exotic electronic properties
Researchers at Princeton, Yale, and the University of Zurich have proposed a theory-based approach to characterize a class of metals that possess exotic electronic properties that could help scientists find other, similarly-endowed materials. Published in the journal Physical Review X, the study described a new class of metals based on their symmetry and a mathematical classification known ... more
Chip-sized, high-speed terahertz modulator raises possibility of faster data transmission

The speed limit for intra-chip communications in microprocessors of the future

China's largest chip company to build $30 billion semiconductor factory

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Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change
Despite a steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals, research on the ecological effects of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and industrial chemicals is severely lacking. This blind spot undermines efforts to address global change and achieve sustainability goals. So reports a new study in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Emma J. Rosi, a freshwater ecologist at ... more
Cookware made with scrap metal contaminates food

Research targets cookstove pollution using supercomputers and NASA satellites

How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

Trump to ruffle feathers in Year of the Rooster
US president Donald Trump will strut through the Year of the Rooster, thriving as Hong Kong geomancers predict 2017 will be marked by the arguments and aggression that are characteristic of the animal. With Trump at the top of the pecking order, the volatile traits of the rooster - combined with the year's signature element of fire - mean rocky times ahead, particularly in the western wor ... more
Hong Kong leadership favourite testifies in corruption trial

2016 baby bump after China relaxes one-child rule

Hong Kong's 'Mr Pringles' announces leadership bid

Germany extends Heron drone lease contract
The German military has signed a one-year lease extension with Airbus DS Airborne Solutions for the Heron 1 reconnaissance drone system used in Afghanistan. The lease extension contract is worth about $37.5 million, the Bundeswehr said. German troops are part of an international military effort to help Afghanistan in its battle against Islamist Taliban insurgents. The Heron unman ... more
AUDS counter-UAV system achieves TRL-9 status

GenDyn offers Bluefin SandShark mini-drone for sale online

UAV performs first ever perched landing using machine learning algorithms

NanoSpace receives commercial order to supply components to TURKSAT 6A
NanoSpace AB - a subsidiary of GS Sweden AB - has received an order of Xenon flow control components from The Scientific and Technological Research Counsil of Turkey - Space Technologies Research Institute ("TUBITAK UZAY") in Ankara. The ordered Xenon flow control components will be used onboard the geosynchronous telecommunication satellite TURKSAT 6A that is scheduled for launch in 2020. ... more
First European-built all-electric satellite EUTELSAT 172B getting ready to fly

NSC to deliver virtual training gear to British army

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality

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U.K. Defense Ministry finalizes laser weapon system contract
Britain's Ministry of Defense has awarded MBDA and other industry partners a $36 million contract to produce a Laser Directed Energy Weapon demonstrator. The contract, which aims to allow Britain's first laser weapon to enter service by the mid-2020s, will task contractors to assess the technology's capabilities. Project leaders hope to demonstrate the system in 2019. "The U.K. h ... more
U.S. Air Force issues RFP for aircraft laser weapons

Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system

UK to start laser gun program

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms
Sometimes old-school methods provide the best ways of studying cutting-edge tech and its effects on the modern world. Giving a 65-year-old laboratory technique a new role, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have performed the cleanest separation to date of synthetic nanoparticles from a living organism. The new NIST method is expected to significantly ... more
Nanocavity and atomically thin materials advance tech for chip-scale light sources

Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires



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