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September 19, 2017
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SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures



Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption, reinforce those spots in advance and recover faster when failures do occur. The eventual goal is an autonomous grid that seamlessly absorbs routine power fluctuations from clean energy sources like solar and wind and quickly respond ... read more

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Dubai awards contract for final phase of solar park
Dubai (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The Gulf desert emirate of Dubai on Saturday announced the award of a $3.8-billion contract for the final phase of a solar park aimed at generating 5,000 megawatts of electricity by 2030. ... more
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8 GW of solar now managed by GreenPowerMonitor
Las Vegas NV (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
DNV GL has announced a key milestone with GreenPowerMonitor (GPM) providing monitoring, control and asset management solutions for 10 uber-large PV energy power plants in production globally. The to ... more
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Obama-era solar power program reaches goal early
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
A U.S. solar power initiative enacted by former President Barack Obama reached a goal for cost competitiveness three years early, the government said. ... more
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Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry - can be "healed" by exposing it to light and just the ri ... more
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Engineers develop tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
If you think you can use the solar panels on your roof to power your home during an outage, think again. During an outage, while your home remains connected to the grid, the devices that manage your ... more
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Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford
Stanford CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics, say Stanford University scientists. In ... more
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New records for the solar cell of tomorrow
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), CSEM and EPFL have taken an important symbolic step forward. Working together, they were able to demonstrate the high pot ... more
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NREL, Swiss scientists power past solar efficiency records
Golden CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Collaboration between researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), and the Ecole Polytechn ... more
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Air pollution throws shade on India's solar success
Gandhinagar, India (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Air pollution is diminishing India's capacity to harness power from the sun, experts say, undermining billions being invested in renewables as the energy-hungry giant emerges as a solar superpower. ... more
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Solar hydrogen production by artificial leaves
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
The fossil fuel age is bound to end, for several strong reasons. As an alternative to fossil fuels, hydrogen seems very attractive. The gas has a huge energy density, it can be stored or processed f ... more


Moscow gets its first traffic signals powered by renewable energy

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Photosynthesis discovery could help design more efficient artificial solar cells
Atlanta GA (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
A natural process that occurs during photosynthesis could lead to the design of more efficient artificial solar cells, according to researchers at Georgia State University. During photosynthes ... more
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Perovskite solar cells go single crystal
Beijing, China (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Photovoltaic conversion is regarded as the ultimate solution to the mankind's ever growing demand for energy, yet the traditional silicon-based solar cells are expensive to produce, and the producti ... more
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How 139 countries could be powered by 100 percent wind, water, and solar energy by 2050
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford's Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries ca ... more
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Shape-shifters soak up sunshine
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
A crystalline material that changes shape in response to light could form the heart of novel light-activated devices. Perovskite crystals have received a lot of attention for their efficiency at con ... more



A sweeter way to make green products
Newark DE (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
The shampoo you washed your hair with this morning. The balloons for the party. Refrigerators and sunglasses, medicine and mosquito repellent, guitar strings and fishing lures. These - and thousands of other products we use every day - contain chemicals made from petroleum. But researchers at the University of Delaware can now offer manufacturers a much sweeter alternative to this fossil fuel. ... more
London, UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
How to draw electricity from the bloodstream
Cardiff UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Scientists make methanol using air around us
Urbana IL (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Could switchgrass help China's air quality?
Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touch
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. The work, reported in the journal Science Advances, describes a new mechanism for producing stretchable e ... more
Dulles VA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Industry's First Commercial In-Space Satellite Servicing System
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
NASA awards SSL new funding for Dragonfly on-orbit assembly program
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
New Japanese sniffs out smelly feet
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark, a paper-based personal care production company, said today that it will now get about a third of its power needs met by wind power in Texas and Oklahoma. The company, which has its headquarters in Texas, announced it has agreed to purchase 245 megawatts worth of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma. That's the equivalent of about one-third o ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UK wind electricity cheaper than nuclear: data
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Tesla sets semi-truck debut for October 26
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Tesla plans to unveil a heavy transport truck next month, in a further broadening of the product lineup for the electric vehicle maker. Chief executive Elon Musk made the announcement in a tweet late Wednesday, indicating the new truck would be shown at its California design center in Hawthorne, California. "Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride tentatively scheduled for Oct 26th in Hawtho ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Tesla system partly to blame in fatal 2016 crash: safety panel
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Volkswagen to electrify entire range by 2030
Beijing (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns
Corvus Energy wins contract to provide battery systems for hybrid fishing vessels
Richmond, Canada (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Norwegian maritime electronics firm Elmarin AS as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for three new hybrid fishing vessels. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to the fishing vessels' propulsion systems and electrical networks to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost ope ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Researchers challenge status quo of battery commercialization
Newark DE (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
More durable, less expensive fuel cells
Stanford CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Stanford professor tests a cooling system that works without electricity
Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules
Bloomington IN (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A discovery by Indiana University researchers could advance the long-term storage of nuclear waste, an increasingly burdensome and costly task for the public and private agencies that protect people from these harmful chemicals. In a study published Sept. 14, the scientists report they have developed a new chemical principle with the potential to revolutionize the creation of specially eng ... more
Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Finland's TVO challenges approval of Areva bailout
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
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SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption, reinforce those spots in advance and recover faster when failures do occur. The eventual goal is an autonomous grid that s ... more
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
China merges energy giants into global leader
Poland accuses EU's top court of bias in primeval forest case
Warsaw (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Poland on Wednesday accused the EU's top court of taking sides in a lawsuit lodged by the European Commission against it for logging in the Bialowieza Forest, Europe's last primeval woodland. Warsaw and the Commission argued their cases on Monday before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, where Poland is accused of commercial logging in the protected UNESCO World Heritage site ... more
Porto-Novoa Benin (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered species
Abidjan (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Researchers discover new tree genus in the Andes
GRACE Mission Making Plans for Final Science Data Collection
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around our planet to measure Earth's ever-changing gravity field, the operations team for the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission is making plans for an anticipated final science collection. On Sept. 3, one of 20 battery cells aboard the GRACE-2 satellite stoppe ... more
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
Granting weightless wishes
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
The dark side of quantum computers
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
The era of fully fledged quantum computers threatens to destroy internet security as we know it. Researchers are in a race against time to prepare new cryptographic techniques before the arrival of quantum computers, as cryptographers Tanja Lange (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) describe in the journal Nature. ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Trump blocks Chinese acquisition of US semiconductor firm
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Toshiba: Japan's faded titan selling the family silver
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented
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Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
The British government risks sliding backwards on air quality to the detriment of human health through plans to leave the EU, a special U.N. envoy said. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that Parliament made the "historic decision" to vote for a bill that gives clarity for the path out of the European Union. Separate from the Article 50 process that breaks the formal relat ... more
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Brasília (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Brazil government freezes Amazon mining plans
New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed HK democracy activists
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The jailing of Hong Kong's best-known democracy activists has pushed a new wave of young leaders to take the helm as they seek to keep the movement's message alive. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, who carved out international reputations with their campaigning, were both sent to prison last month in what rights groups slammed as politically motivated prosecutions. Alongside fellow activist A ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China tightens restrictions on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Pregnant woman's suicide roils China
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
China touts military drone helicopter at exhibition
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
China is displaying its unmanned reconnaissance and attack helicopter drone to possible foreign military buyers at an exhibition in Tianjin. The aircraft is the AV500W, a 24.6-feet long autonomous aircraft developed and produced at the AVIC Helicopter Research and Development Institute. The drone has a flight ceiling of about 13,000 feet, a maximum speed of about 105 miles per ho ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 08, 2017
X-37B Flies Again In First SpaceX Launch
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics Introduces Fixed Wing UAV with 5-Hour Flight Time, 150 Kilometer Operational Range
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics Unveils NEST Smart Protective Charging Station for Enhanced Performance of Atlas Pro Platform
Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a Signal of Interest
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Here's your task. Build a tiny sensor that detects a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of a hot tailpipe, a wood fire, or perhaps even a human being. Design the sensor so that it can remain dormant and unattended but always alert, even for years, without drawing on battery power. And build the sensor so that the act of detection itself can initiate the emission of a signal th ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Air Force activates new satellites for tracking space objects
Oxford, UK (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Low-level radiation exposure less harmful to health than other modern lifestyle risks
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
'Peel-and-go' printable structures fold themselves
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DOD to invest $17M on laser weapons research in New Mexico
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
The Department of Defense is investing $17 million in directed energy laser weapons, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced at the Boeing facility in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday. "With our state's unique expertise in directed energy work, this funding will jump start the deployment of this critical technology and bring more high-paying jobs to the state," said Heinrich, a member of ... more
Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Raytheon successfully fires high-energy laser from helicopter
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquid
Richland WA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Many seashells, minerals, and semiconductor nanomaterials are made up of smaller crystals, which are assembled together like the pieces of a puzzle. Now, researchers have measured the forces that cause the crystals to assemble, revealing an orchestra of competing factors that researchers might be able to control. The work has a variety of implications in both discovery and applied science. ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle


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