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June 23, 2017
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Photopower for microlabs



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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Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water. The desalina ... more
ENERGY TECH
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plas ... more
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NRL Issued Patent for Solar Microbial Fuel Cell
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, has received a U.S. patent for a self-assembling, self-repairing, and self-contained microbial photoelectro ... more
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Using sunlight to the max
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Materials called transition-metal carbides have remarkable properties that open new possibilities in water desalination and wastewater treatment. A KAUST team has found compounds of transition metal ... more
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Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
According to researchers at Aalto University, by using suitable systems, more than 80% of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy. As the price of heating energy o ... 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


Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures

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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



Corn better used as food than biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of econom ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
"Deep Learning" computer systems, based on artificial neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns from an accumulation of examples, have become a hot topic in computer science. In addition to enabling technologies such as face- and voice-recognition software, these systems could scour vast amounts of medical data to find patterns that could be useful diagnostically, or scan chemical form ... more
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
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
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
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
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla said Thursday it was considering the possibility of manufacturing in China as it ramps up for expansion of its line of electric-powered cars. The California company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk said in an email it was in talks with the Shanghai Municipal Government "to explore the possibility of establishing a manufacturing facility in the region to serve the Chinese market." ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Chicago (AFP) June 20, 2017
Ford to import Focus cars built in China
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Deputy head of the Russia's "Luch" laboratory Aleksander Pavkin said that a small-scale power source created in laboratory will be completely safe with respect to radiation, since the isotope does not emanate neutron or gamma radiation. Russia's "Luch" enterprise, which is part of the scientific division of Rosatom, has created a small-scale power source based on the radioactive nickel-63 ... more
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Battery improvements spark HEV EV market breakthrough
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
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
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
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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
Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
Warsaw (AFP) June 21, 2017
Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko, whom green activists have criticised for allowing large-scale logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, on Wednesday called for the vast woodland to be stripped of UNESCO's natural heritage status, which bans any human intervention. Bialowieza, straddling Poland's eastern border with Belarus, includes one of the largest surviving parts of the primeval ... more
Oslo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Religious leaders join forces to protect rainforests
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
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
New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy. Wearable devices used to monitor a variety of health and environmental measures are becoming increasingly popular. The per ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Belfast UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices
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Vietnam environment official sacked over mass fish kill
Hanoi (AFP) June 21, 2017
A senior Vietnamese environment official has been fired for negligence over a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in a major environmental crisis last year, according to officials and state media. Luong Duy Hanh, director of Vietnam's Environment Protection Management Department, is the latest official to be punished over the toxic leak, which was blamed on a multi-billion dollar ste ... more
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Islamabad (AFP) June 22, 2017
Pakistani citizens gasp for clean air
Algiers (AFP) June 19, 2017
Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah
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 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
Pentagon Builds Robo-Wingmen to Fly With Manned Fighter Jets
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Jun 21, 2017
A California-based defense company this week announced that it will be rolling out a new set of drones to fly as robotic wingmen for human fighter pilots. Kratos Defense and Security Solutions developed the UTAP-22 Mako with funding from DIUx, the US Defense Department's Silicon Valley laboratory. Kratos, with the backing of the Air Force Research Labs, has also separately showcased the XQ ... more
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
Beirut (AFP) June 20, 2017
US-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria
A new virtual approach to science in space
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The gap lasted almost three seconds, or ten times longer than human reaction times would account for. What was happening? The answer is simple: space. The Moon orbits far enough from Earth that light ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Helium droplets offer new precision to single-molecule laser measurement
Paris (ESA) Jun 21, 2017
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
New computing system takes its cues from human brain
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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
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Researchers have now managed to pinpoint what happens when light is absorbed by extremely small nanoclusters of silver atoms. The results may have useful application in the development of biosensors and in imaging. By combining chemistry and nanotechnology, the research community in recent years has developed a kind of extremely small nanoclusters consisting of only a few noble metal atoms ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'


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