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June 21, 2017
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers enough hydrogen energy to power a microsensor for daily data transmission. Downsizing has its challenge ... read more

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Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Global climate change and the energy crisis mean that alternatives to fossil fuels are urgently needed. Among the cleanest low-carbon fuels is hydrogen, which can react with oxygen to release energy ... more
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Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar is proud to announce that all of our solar powered LED systems are now UL Listed. This listing covers all transit-related lighting products as well as all commercial solar LED ligh ... more
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Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen - the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts ... more
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New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
IN the UK alone, some 1.5 million homes are equipped with solar panels, and it has been estimated that by 2020 the figure could soar to 10 million, with the prospect of lower energy bills for consum ... more
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SCE and G Launches South Carolina's Largest Community Solar Program
Cayce SC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
SCE and G have introduced South Carolina's largest community solar program (16 MWac), making solar generation available to electric customers who cannot, or do not wish to, install rooftop solar pan ... more
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Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
To understand the nature of something extremely complex, you often have to study its smallest parts. In trying to decipher the universe, for example, we search for gravitational waves or faint waves ... more
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Floating solar farm reflects China's clean energy ambitions
Beijing (AFP) June 11, 2017
As the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China's clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm. ... more
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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. ... 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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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



Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonates from sugars offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional polycarbonate from BPA, however the process uses a ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook's artificial intelligence researchers announced Wednesday they had broken new ground by giving automated programs or "bots" the ability to negotiate, and make compromises. The new technology pushes forward the ability to create bots "that can reason, converse and negotiate, all key steps in building a personalized digital assistant," said researchers Mike Lewis and Dhruv Batra in a ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
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
Ford to import Focus cars built in China
Chicago (AFP) June 20, 2017
Ford will import its next-generation Focus sedans into the US market from China, after a highly-publicized move to cancel plans to build the car in Mexico, the company announced Tuesday. The move runs counter to the US car industry's recent efforts to highlight American production amid intense criticism from President Donald Trump. Ford, which already produces the Focus in China for tha ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China's Mobike raises $600 mn to fund bike-sharing expansion
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study
Liquified gas electrolytes power new lower-temperature battery
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed new electrolytes capable of powering batteries at temperatures as low as negative 80 degrees Celsius. The technology could help make lithium ion batteries safer and more efficient, as well as boost the range of electric vehicles during cold winter months. The new batteries could also power vehicles and instruments oper ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Clean energy stored in electric vehicles to power buildings
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Battery improvements spark HEV EV market breakthrough
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Making hydrogen fuel from humid air
S. Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors
Seoul (AFP) June 19, 2017
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In vowed on Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia's fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power. Moon, who swept to power with a landslide election win last month, campaigned on promises to phase out atomic energy and embrace what he says are safer and more environmentally-friendly power sources including solar ... more
Moscow (AFP) June 19, 2017
Russia sells stake in Akkuyu nuclear plant project in Turkey
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
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Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Religious leaders join forces to protect rainforests
Oslo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Religious leaders around the world met Monday in Oslo to urge further efforts to fight deforestation that is wiping out thousands of square kilometres of rainforests each year. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist and Jewish leaders are meeting indigenous people affected by deforestation as well as experts on climate change and human rights over three days to devise an interfaith acti ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Tropical peat forests risk turning from carbon "drains" to emitters
Czerlonka, Pologne (AFP) June 8, 2017
Activists block logging in Poland's ancient forest
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
Researchers flip the script on magnetocapacitance
Providence RI (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Capacitors, electronic components that store and quickly release a charge, play an important role in many types of electrical circuits. They'll play an equally important role in next-generation spintronic devices, which take advantage of not only electron charge but also spin - the tiny magnetic moment of each electron. Two years ago, an international team of researchers showed that by man ... more
Belfast UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices
Orlando FL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Graphene transistor could mean computers that are 1,000 times faster
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
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Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah
Algiers (AFP) June 19, 2017
It's a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal: in the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day. Some streets in the Kasbah are so narrow that single file is necessary. Others are wider but are steep and stepped, ruling out more usual rubbish collection methods. Hence the resort to animal power to keep this World Heritage Site clean. U ... more
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial forces, while others are newly invented military-flavoured boot camps designed to keep young people in shape. But as the semi-autonomous city prepar ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
Leonardo debuts new target drone at Paris Air Show
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Leonardo debuted its new Mirach 40 aerial target drone at the the 2017 Paris Air Show, the company announced on Friday. The M-40 is based off of the Mirach 100/5 target drone that is already in service and has been widely exported. The target drone is a remotely piloted aerial system that is designed to mimic the flight paths and speed of different aircraft and missiles. It can s ... more
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Jun 21, 2017
Pentagon Builds Robo-Wingmen to Fly With Manned Fighter Jets
Brussels (AFP) June 16, 2017
EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Insitu receives $45 million contract extension for SOCOM UAVs
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Paris (ESA) Jun 21, 2017
Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces. This same magnetic attraction or repulsion is also being considered as a safe method for multiple satellites to maintain close formations in space. Such satellite swarms are being considered for future astronomy or Earth-observing missions - if their relati ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Northrop Grumman tests flat-panel radar
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives radar training system contract
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Ammonia on-demand? Alternative production method for a sustainable future
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Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
The Missile Defense Agency is looking into acquiring and deploying a laser-armed drone to intercept and shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. The MDA Advanced Technology Directorate has said it needs a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle with sufficient payload capacity to carry a high-energy laser. It would be designed to intercept ICBMs during their boost ph ... more
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
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
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Developing a superconducting computer that would perform computations at high speed without heat dissipation has been the goal of several research and development initiatives since the 1950s. Such a computer would require a fraction of the energy current supercomputers consume, and would be many times faster and more powerful. Despite promising advances in this direction over the last 65 years, ... more
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles


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