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energyUS extends five hydro dam construction licenses

The US federal government has extended five hydro dam construction licenses. * the Gathright Hydroelectric Project located in Alleghany County, Virginia; * the Flannagan Dam and Reservoir Hydroelectric Project located in Dickenson County, Virginia; * the W. Kerr Scott Hydropower …

deathsLaos hydro dam collapses while under construction with the possible deaths of hundreds

In Laos, a hydroelectric dam that was under construction has collapsed. Hundreds of people are missing and many are likely dead. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid. …

economic impactThe 100% solar, wind and water plan is broken and costs 3 to 5 times more than alternative clean energy

The Solutions Project is an environmental group with a claim that the world can be powered with 100% renewable energy (wind, water and sunlight) and a simultaneous phase-out of fossil and nuclear power. The all-renewables grid would have with no …

chinaChina renewable energy is mostly hydro and kilowatts are not kilowatt hours

New solar PV capacity grew by 50% last year, with China accounting for almost half of the global expansion, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables market analysis and forecast. For the first time, solar PV additions rose faster …

chinaInductive heating of Magnetic Nanoparticles enables safe thawing of cryopreserved transplant organs

A new study reveals that nanotechnology can be used to rapidly rewarm cryogenically treated samples without damaging delicate frozen tissues, which may someday help make organ cryopreservation a reality. More than 60% of the hearts and lungs donated for transplantation …

asiaNew material could lead to erasable and rewriteable optical chip

A military drone flying on a reconnaissance mission is captured behind enemy lines, setting into motion a team of engineers who need to remotely delete sensitive information carried on the drone’s chips. Because the chips are optical and not electronic, …

chinaIBM has Carbon Nanotube Electronics Breakthrough

IBM Research announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies. IBM scientists demonstrated a new way to shrink transistor contacts without reducing performance of carbon nanotube devices, opening a pathway …

chinaIndonesia wants China to build Indonesia into an Asian production base

Indonesian president Joko Widodo expressed on Monday his hope that China will build Indonesia into an Asian production base with ever increasing economic cooperation between the two countries. Widodo made his statement during a meeting with the visiting chairman of …

chinaSpacex Falcon 9 ready for resupply mission today and another reusable rocket landing attempt for the first stage

The cargo-laden Spacex Dragon spacecraft is being readied to head off the Earth so International Space Station astronauts can conduct science for the Earth as well as the Journey to Mars. Launch time today is 4:33 p.m. EDT from Space …

carnival of nuclear energyEighteen wheeler with over 32 tons of weight achieved 12.2 mpg which is over double regular efficiency

Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) SuperTruck program has achieved 115 percent freight efficiency improvement – surpassing the Department of Energy (DOE) program’s goal of 50 percent improvement and exhibiting the best results of all reporting OEMs. Testing was also conducted …