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June 09, 2017
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U.S. solar power gaining momentum



Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Solar power in the United States is gaining momentum that's independent of partisan issues in Washington, the head of an industry trade group said. A report published Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association found first-quarter 2017 marked the sixth quarter in a row with more than 2 gigawatts of solar power installed. The price point, meanwhile, is becoming competitive, with utility-scale installations falling below $1 per watt for the first time. Abigail Ross Hopper, the trad ... read more

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US official backs clean energy cooperation with China
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry called for Sino-US cooperation on clean energy during a visit to Beijing Thursday, a week after President Donald Trump's much-criticised withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. ... more
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New low-cost material for lighting and diagnostics produces white light imitating sunlight
Turku, Finland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a synthetic material based on the natural hackmanite mineral which produces broad spectrum white light in lamps. The hackmanite create ... more
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PV Energy supports Housing Project in Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
The clean energy provider PV Energy has supported the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) in equipping 20 residential buildings of the National Housing Project with renewable power installation ... 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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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 re ... 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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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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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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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge
Lund, Sweden (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study s ... more



Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Recycling can encompass more than just materials like plastics and paper. Important chemicals can also be recovered and reused. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new technique for recycling plant material into stock chemicals, or commodity chemicals. When recycling plant materials, the target is lignin, a complex organic polymer that provides structure to ... more
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
AI gets so-so grade in Chinese university entrance exam
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
An AI machine has taken the maths section of China's annual university entrance exam, finishing it faster than students but with a below average grade. The artificial intelligence machine - a tall black box containing 11 servers placed in the centre of a test room - took two versions of the exam on Wednesday in Chengdu, Sichuan province. The machine, called AI-MATHS, scored 105 out of ... more
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
AI 'good for the world'... says ultra-lifelike robot
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Tactile sensor gives robots new capabilities
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
Electric vehicle sales up, but incentives needed to drive growth
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
The number of electric vehicles on the roads across the globe continues to expand, though incentives are needed to drive costs lower, a report found. The International Energy Agency reported in an annual review that 2 million electric vehicles were on the road last year, though three markets - China, the European Union and the United States - accounted for more than 90 percent of that ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 6, 2017
Uber probe of cut-throat workplace triggers firings
Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New millimeter-wave technology could make future vehicles much safer
San Francisco (AFP) June 2, 2017
Waymo turning tech talent to self-driving trucks
New model deepens understanding of the dynamics of quark-gluon plasmas
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Quark-gluon plasmas are among the subjects that have been most extensively researched by physicists in recent times. Thanks to the largest particle accelerators in operation today - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in the United States - it is now possible to reproduce a quark-gluon plasma in the laboratory. This state of matter is believed ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Electrocatalyst nanostructures key to improved fuel cells, electrolyzers
San Diego CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
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
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019
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Keeping the hydrogen coming
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
A novel molybdenum-coated catalyst that can efficiently split water in acidic electrolytes is developed by researchers at KAUST and could help with efficient production of hydrogen. When burned, hydrogen is converted into water and heat to make an entirely clean power source. Thus, in the quest for greener power, there is an urgent need for a sustainable and efficient means of producing it ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
New York (AFP) June 2, 2017
US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord
Decomposing leaves are surprising source of greenhouse gases
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that's more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves in soil. The new discovery, led by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is featured in the current issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. "This study looked at the geometr ... more
Czerlonka, Pologne (AFP) June 8, 2017
Activists block logging in Poland's ancient forest
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Forensic analysis of wood's chemical signatures could curb illegal logging
Ottawa (AFP) June 1, 2017
Canada provides Can$867 mn to beleaguered softwood sector
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background star. This observation represents the first time Hubble has witnessed this type of effect creat ... more
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Breaking Newton's Law
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
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017 Silicon based CMOS (Complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) technology has truly shaped our world. It enables most of the electronics that we rely on today including computers, smartphones and digital cameras. However, to continue the path of progress in the electronics industry new technology must be developed and a key feature of this is the ability to integ ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Beyond Scaling: An Electronics Resurgence Initiative
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 30, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
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A new hyper-local air pollution map
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the most detailed and extensive local map of air pollution ever produced for an urban area, using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure air quality on a block-by-block basis. This new hyper-local mobile approach to measuring air quality, which reveals that air pollution can vary dramatically even within a ... more
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Americans' caffeine habit may be harming waterways, wildlife
Paris (AFP) June 7, 2017
Woman sues France over Paris pollution health damage
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
DARPA, BAE partner on multirole unmanned aerial systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The Defense of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is partnering with BAE Systems to develop a new line of multi-role unmanned aerial systems.They are designed to be modular and able to mount different sensor, radio-frequency, and weapons packages. The contract provides $5.4 million to develop small multifunction UAVs that can conduct multiple missions with a single payl ... more
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Pro-Syria regime drone shot down after it fires on coalition
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Netherlands to replace ScanEagle UAV with Integrator
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Australia to acquire small unmanned aerial vehicles
Saudi deal for counterfire radars approved by U.S. State Department
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
A possible $662 million sale of AN/TPQ-53(V) radar systems and related support to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the U.S. State Department. The Foreign Military Sales package would help Saudi Arabia meet its border security requirements and give the country the ability to locate and counter the source of incoming ballistic artillery, rockets, and mortars, said the U.S. Defense Securi ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Indian Space Agency to Work on Electric Propulsion for Large Satellites
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New sound diffuser is 10 times thinner than existing designs
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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
Sensing the nanoscale with visible light, and the fundamentals of disordered waves
New York NY (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
We cannot see atoms with the naked eye because they are so small relative to the wavelength of light. This is an instance of a general rule in optics - light is insensitive to features which are much smaller than the optical wavelength. However, a new experiment appearing in Science shows that features that are even 100 times smaller than the wavelength can still be sensed by light. Hanan ... more
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Nanosized silicon heater and thermometer combined to fight cancer
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


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