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June 06, 2017
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New clean energy joint venture on Fiji Islands



Suva, Fiji (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Located to the north of New Zealand in the midst of the South Pacific the island state Fiji has to face the severe consequences of climate change. Rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions represent a big challenge for the country comprising of 330 small islands. Currently, the country's energy supply is mainly based on polluting fossil fuels. The dependence on oil imports causes high costs and makes Fiji vulnerable to the fluctuations of the global oil market burdening the federal budget h ... read more

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Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for more than a year
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Perovskite solar cells promise cheaper and efficient solar energy, with enormous potential for commercialization. But even though they have been shown to achieve over 22% power-conversion efficiency ... more
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Artificial transpiration for solar water purification
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Recently, solar steam and vapor generation is attracting a lot of attention with promising prospect in desalination, sterilization and chemical purification. However, in all the previous designs, be ... more
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Lockheed Martin Partners with Metamaterial Technologies to support the Development of metaSOLAR
Halifax, Canada (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) has signed a $5.6M agreement with Lockheed Martin, which represents Lockheed Martin's first solar investment in Canada. MTI is developing a new product called me ... more
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Chemical 'dance' of cobalt catalysis could pave way to solar fuels
Lemont, IL (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
By splitting a water molecule into two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen, scientists can use the boundless energy of the sun to make a clean fuel. In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy ... more
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A breakthrough for solar power in Arizona with EON battery stations
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
A network of batteries that will store energy generated from the sun has the potential to "revolutionize" the U.S. low-carbon grid, a German company said. ... more
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Replacing coal with solar can save lives and money
Houghton MI (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
In a new study published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from Michigan Technological University calculated the cost of combusting coal in terms of human lives along with the pote ... more
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Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump
Washington (AFP) June 2, 2017
Captains of industry, corporations and business groups distanced themselves from the White House on Thursday, as many expressed frustration with President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. ... more
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Imec Presents Highly Accurate Model for Energy Yield Prediction of Photovoltaic Modules
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 31, 2017
At this week's Intersolar Europe, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy, and digital technology, and partner in EnergyVille, will introduce simulation softw ... more
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European Residential Solar Gets Smarter With Huawei Fusionhome
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Huawei has announced the launch of Huawei FusionHome Smart Energy Solution for the European residential market. Unveiled at Intersolar 2017, Munich, Huawei FusionHome combines smart PV hardware and ... more
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Trojan team to install critical off grid battery station in Nicaragua
Santa Fe Springs, CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Trojan Battery has announced a team of Trojan employees have embarked on a volunteer trip to Nicaragua with the GRID Alternatives International Program to install a solar system that will provide po ... more


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How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 26, 2017
Members of the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energetics, working at the Faculty of Material Sciences, in cooperation with their colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Mosc ... more
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Keystone lowers energy costs with rooftop solar installation in New Jersey
Pennsauken NJ (SPX) May 26, 2017
Dynamic Energy completed the installation of a 271 kW roof mount solar energy system at the Keystone Cap Company' facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Keystone Cap Company is a leading New Jersey man ... more
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Smart reform the key to unlock energy storage revolution
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 26, 2017
Targeted reform of Australia's outdated electricity market - rather than long-term public funding - is the key to unlocking the full benefits from energy storage technology as the country shifts to ... more
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NRL Tests Autonomous 'Soaring with Solar' Concept
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial veh ... more



Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David Bellavance and Mohammad Saifur ... more
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins
Daegu, South Korea (SPX) May 30, 2017
New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources
CMU's interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar drag-and-drop interface, individuals can choose from a library of components and place them into the design. The tool suggests components that are co ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs
Houston TX (SPX) May 31, 2017
Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand
San Josť, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The largest regional investor in renewable energy, the Asian Development Bank said Monday it was pegging clean energy to development in Pacific economies. In an annual regional update, the ADB said it was working to promote renewable energy strategies in the Pacific region by helping to drive the low-carbon economy forward. The ADB's current portfolio of energy sector projects in the re ... more
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
Waymo turning tech talent to self-driving trucks
San Francisco (AFP) June 2, 2017
Alphabet-owned Waymo is putting its autonomous driving expertise to work in trucking, in a new track for the unit formerly known as Google Car. Tests taking place currently at a private track in California are to be followed up by trying out rigs, with drivers ready to take the wheels, on roads in Arizona later this year, according to Waymo. "We're taking our eight years of experience in ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 1, 2017
Daimler, VW eye China's electric car market
Berlin (AFP) June 1, 2017
Germany finds emission-cheating gear on 24,000 Audis in Europe
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 31, 2017
Continental partners with Baidu on connected cars
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
San Diego CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics. The work appears in the April 19, 2017 issue of Advanced Energy Materials. The researchers made the printed batteries f ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
Amherst MA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here
Bochum, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production
A new twist on the origin of uranium
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Uranium, the radioactive element that fuels nuclear power plants and occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, is typically mined from large sandstone deposits deep underground. The uranium in these deposits, which are called roll fronts, has long been thought to form over millions of years via chemical reactions of sulfur and other non-biological compounds. This widely accepted textbook geol ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel
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India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal. Two days after US President Donald Trump sensationally announced plans to withdraw from the pact on curbing carbon emissions Modi said India would "continue working... above and ... more
New York (AFP) June 2, 2017
US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord
Paris (AFP) June 1, 2017
US may do less harm outside climate pact than in it: analysts
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China further opens energy sector to private investment
Canada provides Can$867 mn to beleaguered softwood sector
Ottawa (AFP) June 1, 2017
Canada provided Can$867 million (US$642 million) in aid and loans Thursday to its beleaguered forestry industry following surprise US tariffs imposed in April. The funds are to be made available over three years to help forestry companies weather the trade flap over softwood exports and diversify their markets, as well as help retrain affected workers. "Our government strongly disagrees ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Forensic analysis of wood's chemical signatures could curb illegal logging
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) May 31, 2017
PNG expedition discovers largest trees at extreme altitudes
Bristol UK (SPX) May 31, 2017
Amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought
Breaking Newton's Law
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
A ripe apple falling from a tree has inspired Sir Isaac Newton to formulate a theory that describes the motion of objects subject to a force. Newton's equations of motion tell us that a moving body keeps on moving on a straight line unless any disturbing force may change its path. The impact of Newton's laws is ubiquitous in our everyday experience, ranging from a skydiver falling in the earth's ... more
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Are dense star clusters the origin of the gravitational waves discovered by LIGO?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Gravitational Waves Detected for Third Time
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 22, 2017
Monash researchers uncover new gravitational wave characteristics
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboa ... more
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 30, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) May 30, 2017
A new spin on electronics
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Using graphene to create quantum bits
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Slovenia's 'eco-hero' who crushed a cement giant
Trbovlje, Slovenia (AFP) June 4, 2017
When he saw swallows nesting in the barn for the first time in almost two decades, Slovenian farmer Uros Macerl felt vindicated. His exhausting battle against a polluting industrial giant had been worthwhile. A role model to some, an "eco-terrorist" to others, Macerl recently picked up one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards for shutting down a cement plant owned by French c ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Mining for answers on abandoned mines
Washington (AFP) June 1, 2017
Scott Pruitt: EPA chief who urged Trump to ditch climate pact
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Man-made air pollution in Europe dates back 2,000 years
China rights lawyer charged with subversion
Beijing (AFP) June 5, 2017
A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who disappeared late last year has been officially charged with "subversion of state power", his wife said Monday, after his case attracted international attention. Jiang Tianyong took on numerous high-profile cases, including those of Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan protesters and victims of the 2008 contaminated milk powder scandal before being dis ... more
Fangshan, China (AFP) June 5, 2017
Chinese skinny-dippers defy public morals
Hong Kong (AFP) June 4, 2017
Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil
Beijing (AFP) June 1, 2017
US returns criminal suspect to China
Australia to acquire small unmanned aerial vehicles
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
A senior Australian government minister on Thursday announced a $75.2 million government investment in small unmanned aerial vehicles for the country's military. Minister for Defense Marise Payne Minister Payne said the systems were small enough to be carried and used by one person. "Similar systems, including the Skylark, have been used by our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq wi ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
DARPA, BAE partner on multirole unmanned aerial systems
Monrovia CA (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Australia buys AeroVironment Wasp AE for new small UAV program
Seattle WA (SPX) May 31, 2017
Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?
High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, Stanford scientists find
Stanford CA (SPX) May 31, 2017
High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study by Stanford researchers suggests. Humans have been blending metals together to create alloys with unique properties for thousands of years. But traditional alloys typically consist of one or two dominant metals with a pinch of other metal ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Completes New Satellite Component Production Facility
Sydney (AFP) May 31, 2017
Space junk could destroy satellites, hurt economies
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
BAE Systems, Helios to collaborate on liquid armor
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Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films - will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and planes. ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma
Nanosized silicon heater and thermometer combined to fight cancer
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Russian physicists from ITMO University have found out that spherical silicon nanoparticles can be effectively heated up, and simultaneously emit light depending on their temperature. According to the scientists, these properties coupled with a good biocompatibility will allow usage of the semiconductor nanoparticles in photothermal therapy and nanosurgery. The researchers plan to control ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials


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