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March 22, 2017
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Sea change needed for low-carbon economy



Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of all new cars need to be electric and $3.5 trillion in annual investments are needed to keep global warming at bay, a new report found. The International Energy Agency last week said energy-related emissions were flat for the third year in a row as world economies move away from coal to cleaner-burning resources like natural gas. A new report, however, finds more work is needed to limit the rise of the global mean temperature. A report published by the IEA and the Int ... read more

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Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant
Dubai (AFP) March 20, 2017
Dubai on Monday completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. ... more
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New solar energy plant to be installed on Barbuda
London, UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) further strives toward the realisation of generating 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy resources by the year 2020. The installation of ... more
BIO FUEL
Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulat ... more
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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells
Espoo, Finland (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Five years ago, the world started to talk about third-generation solar cells that challenged the traditional silicon cells with a cheaper and simpler manufacturing process that used less energy. Met ... more
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EU close to 2020 renewable energy target
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Members of the European Union are about 3 percentage points away from meeting their 2020 objectives for renewable energy, its statistics office reported. ... more
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Nuera Solar Announces Partnership with The Solar Village Project
Barrington RI (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Nuera Solar has announced a partnership with the Solar Village Project, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that delivers light and power to communities in Africa, India, and Polynesia. The p ... more
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Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to ... more
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EU funding renewable energy efforts in Algeria
Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Algeria, a member of OPEC, will get support in its efforts to diversify its economy with a $42.7 million package supporting renewable energy, the EU said. ... more
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One of the largest Solar Manufacturers in the US increases production capacity
Jackson MS (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Seraphim Solar has entered into their next phase of development- on target with initial projections. With 160MW of manufacturing capacity online as a component of its Phase 1 operation in Jackson, M ... more
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Installation of solar solutions on Jumby Bay island completed
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda has taken a leading role in terms of clean energy supply in the Caribbean. This leadership has now once again been strengthened through the completion of el ... more


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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems
Lappeenranta, Finland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countrie ... more
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New study shines light on photosynthesis
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Terry Bricker, Moreland Family Professor in the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Biological Sciences, and colleagues at Palacky University in the Czech Republic and at the University o ... more
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Chemists create molecular 'leaf' that collects and stores solar power without solar panels
Bloomington IN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
An international team of scientists led by Liang-shi Li at Indiana University has achieved a new milestone in the quest to recycle carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere into carbon-neutral fuels ... more
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U.S. solar market set new record in 2016
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The solar market in the United States had its best year on record in 2016, according to researchers with the Solar Energy Industries Association. ... more

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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulating how they spend that energy. Making oils costs a lot. By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National ... more
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit. Over the past year and a half, PUFFER has been tested ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Toward Machines that Improve with Experience
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Songs that make robots cry
North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Department of Interior pounded the gavel to open the seventh offshore wind auction, putting 122,405 acres off the North Carolina coast on the block for commercial wind energy leasing. In August 2014, the Bureau of Ocean ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
Jerusalem (AFP) March 17, 2017
Intel's $15-billion purchase of Israeli firm Mobileye could help fuel the country's rise in the driverless car industry - not as a builder of vehicles, but as the brains behind them. Monday's deal, the largest ever in Israel's tech sector, could help boost trade despite the fact no commercial cars are assembled in the country. The self-styled "startup nation" has no real tradition of au ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Germany pushing e-mobility options
New York (AFP) March 16, 2017
More gas guzzlers due to Trump? Not necessarily
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) March 15, 2017
German prosecutors search Audi offices over 'dieselgate'
New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Like a potter shaping clay as it spins on a wheel, physicists use magnetic fields and powerful particle beams to control and shape the plasma as it twists and turns through a fusion device. Now a physicist has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as a tokamak. "When designing fusion machines, ... more
Graz, Austria (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Exhaust fumes as a resource
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Toshiba shares plunged Wednesday as fears grow about the future of one of Japan's best-known firms, hit by massive losses and accounting fraud allegations at its US nuclear unit. The Tokyo-listed stock dropped as much as 13.62 percent at one point, with concerns that the embattled company's shares could be delisted from the bourse. Toshiba ended the day at 189.5 yen ($1.65), down 12.22 p ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
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Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Through the use of more natural gas and renewables, the United States and China, the lead world economies, helped keep global emissions flat, the IEA said. The International Energy Agency reported Friday that global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, were flat in 2016 for the third year in a row, even as the global economy grew. "These three year ... more
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Sussex, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
New research urges a rethink on global energy subsidies
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Douglas Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America. Some accused him of preparing a storage site for American nuclear waste, she says. Others said he was starting a cult, still others that he wanted to launch a Jewish state - even though he was raised Episcopal ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Did humans create the Sahara desert?
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Louisiana wetlands hurting from accelerated sea level rise
Sydney (AFP) March 13, 2017
Huge swathe of Australian mangroves 'die of thirst'
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
Bushwhacking into Unexplored Transistor Territories
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Since the advent of microelectronics in the mid-20th century, humanity has been on a nonstop sprint to eke more speed, power efficiency, and computational power from the sextillions (1021) of ever more miniaturized transistors that have come to underlie so much of the modern technoscape. Even so, the materials scientists, electrical engineers, and other specialists who are leading this dec ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Bonding chips using inkjet printers
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Liquid fuel for future computers
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Simultaneous detection of multiple spin states in a single quantum dot
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Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
Jakarta (AFP) March 17, 2017
Indonesia summoned the British ambassador Friday after a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage. Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse marine habitats on Earth, and attracts intrepid travellers and divers to its palm-fringed islands surrounded by coral and fish. Th ... more
Atlanta GA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change
Miami (AFP) March 16, 2017
Trump budget 'cripples' environment, science, critics say
Sorong, Indonesia (AFP) March 14, 2017
UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef
Art for art's sake: Calls for Hong Kong to get more creative
Hong Kong (AFP) March 21, 2017
Hong Kong will see a creative surge as Art Basel comes to town, but there's a push for a more permanent change to the visual landscape of the city better known for its business hustle than its art scene. Asia's largest art fair unveils its first preview Tuesday and has boosted Hong Kong's artistic credentials since it first launched in the city four years ago. A vibrant, wide-ranging "ar ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 21, 2017
Chinese police 'admit torture' of dead suspect
Hong Kong (AFP) March 17, 2017
Warhol Mao portrait goes under the hammer in Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) March 17, 2017
Hong Kong protesters jailed for 3 years for anti-China clashes
FAA Approval Could Mean Big Things for UAS Adoption
McLean VA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
arlier this year there was an announcement that could usher in a new era for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota became the first such facility authorized to conduct beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for UAS. By giving Northern Plains its stamp of approval, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is helping ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
X-37B Space Plane Soon to Break Orbital Record
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Rakuten and AirMap announce joint venture to bring unmanned traffic management platform to Japan
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Progress Toward an Ability to Recover Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on the Fly
The strangeness of slow dynamics
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
In a recent article published in Physical Review Letters (PRL 118, 117202 (2017)), researchers from the Nanomagnetism group at nanoGUNE reported so-far unknown anomalies near dynamic phase transitions (DPTs). Such anomalies do not exist in corresponding thermodynamic phase transitions (TPTs), and thus, they constitute a distinct difference between DPTs and TPTs, even though their equivalen ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
How fullerite becomes harder than diamond
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Ecosystem For Near-Earth Space Control
Warwick UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Why water splashes: New theory reveals secrets
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Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
2017 has already seen a spate of bold statements by Russia and US officials about the development and testing of laser weapons in their countries; earlier this week, the US announced that it is preparing to test a new high-powered laser weapon which can be mounted on army trucks. On March 16, Lockheed Martin said that its new solid-state fiber laser can slice through targets with a record- ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin designs future U.S. Army laser vehicle
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
U.S. Army demos laser weapon with Stryker vehicle
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal
Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Rewarded with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, nanomachines provide mechanical work on the smallest of scales. Yet at such small dimensions, molecular motors can complete this work in only one direction. Researchers from the CNRS's Institut Charles Sadron, led by Nicolas Giuseppone, a professor at the Universite de Strasbourg, working in collaboration with the Laboratoire de mathematiqu ... more
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
The world's first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on


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