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‘UK Automotive R&D To Share In £38m Emissions Grants’

the Engineer Mar 21 04:39 am 

Regional awards for low-emissions vehicle technology could improve fuel economy and electric vehicle range The UK Department of Transport has announced the projects that will share a 38m award to improve the fuel efficiency of conventional cars and increase the range of electric vehicles. Among the projects to benefit is an effort to bring weight-reducing

‘Fungus Can Lead To Better Rechargeable Batteries’

IANS via Yahoo Maktoob News Mar 21 01:58 am 

London March 21 IANS In a first researchers have shown that a fungus can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable electrochemical properties - paving the way for a better rechargeable battery in the near future. The findings suggest that fungus Neurospora crassa present in a red bread mold could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in...

‘Burning Like The Sun’

SpaceDaily Mar 20 08:13 pm 

Design of ITER39s Tokamak with its plasma. The nuclear fusion experimental plant to generate electricity is now under construction in southern France. Image courtesy ITER Organization.

‘HALO Maritime Defense Systems Exhibits At DIMDEX 2016’

PR Newswire Mar 19 09:23 pm 

NEWTON N.H. March 20 2016 PRNewswire --Halo Maritime Defense Systems HMDS is excited to announce that the company will be exhibiting its revolutionary new Guardianreg Marine Gate. The HMDS Guardianreg Gate has been under development for the past two years with the...

‘Microbial Recycler Found’

The Scientist Mar 18 04:45 pm 

Researchers discover a new species of bacteria that can break down a commonly used plastic.

‘Kazakhstan 20,000 Tenge Note Produced With Fortress Paper's Durasafe(R) Banknote Substrate Wins Regional Banknote Of …’

Marketwire Mar 18 02:08 pm 

VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA--Marketwired - March 18 2016 - Fortress Paper Ltd. quotFortress Paperquot or the quotCompanyquot TSXFTP is pleased to announce that the National Bank of Kazakhstan 20000 Tenge banknote produced with Fortress Paper39s Durasafe reg banknote substrate was the recipient of the Regional Banknote of the Year award at the High Security Printing Europe conference in Bucharest ...

‘Strange But True: Ocean's Ugliest Sea Monster,’

The New Zealand Herald Mar 18 09:29 am 

Was this the ocean39s ugliest sea monster Its teeth were found at the end of a narrow trunk-like extension of its head and its eyes were perched on either side of a long rigid bar. The so-called Tully Monster could be the most...

‘NASA Plans To Spark Large-Scale Space Fire’

Manufacturing.net Mar 18 07:32 am 

News Earlier this week NASA announced a mission of burning importance testing the effects of microgravity on fire. Staff Author Katie Mohr Topics Aerospace

‘American Airlines Flight Struck By Lightning, Makes Emergency Landing At JFK’

Gothamist Mar 18 07:35 am 

An American Airlines flight from North Carolina to NYC got caught in last night39s brief but intense storm and was forced to make an emergency landing at JFK airport after being struck by lightning. The plane carrying 55 passengers and four crew members was destined for LaGuardia but was rerouted to JFK after the pilot determined that their scheduled route was just a smidge too stormy. more

‘In 140 Characters: How 10 Artworks At I Light Marina Bay 2016 Shine Bright’

Popspoken via Yahoo! Singapore News Mar 18 01:00 am 

Today light art festivals such as Vivid Sydney have illuminated public spaces with inventiveness and the true test of science and sustainability. Singaporetrades i Light Marina Bay follows in successive vein with the biennale light art festival in the Marina Bay precinct promoting environmental sustainability since its inaugural edition in 2010. Amid the myriad of fringe activities such as flea ...

‘The Making Of A Supercar: Inside Acura's NSX Production Facility’

gizmag Mar 17 09:24 pm 

We39ve endured four years of teasing since the initial concept was unveiled but now Acura is finally ready to deliver the 2017 NSX. Gizmag ventured to Marysville Ohio this past week for an extensive tour of Acura39s new Performance Manufacturing Center for a behind the scenes look the American built supercar. .. Continue Reading The making of a supercar Inside Acura39s NSX production facility ...

‘Nifty Opens Above 7500, Sensex Firm’

IBN live Mar 17 09:30 pm 

Mumbai The market started off last day of the week on a positive note tracking global and oil rally. The 30-share BSE Sensex rose 79.40 points to 24756.77 and the Nifty advanced 21.65 points to 7534.20.

‘Could Bread Mold Build A Better Rechargeable Battery,’

Science Daily Mar 17 04:06 pm 

You probably don39t think much of fungi and especially those that turn bread moldy but researchers have evidence that might just change your mind. Their findings suggest that a red bread mold could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries.

‘From Nitrogen Glaciers To Ice Volcanoes: Pluto Is Defying All Expectations’

Los Angeles Times Mar 17 11:29 am 

Ask Alan Stern to name the most surprising result from NASA39s New Horizons mission to Pluto and he39ll tell you to rephrase the question. quotA better question would be what isn39t puzzling or mysterious because that39s a much shorter listquot said the mission39s principal investigator. quotAlmost everything...

‘Nano One Granted Taiwanese Patent For Battery Applications’

GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! New Zealand Finance Mar 17 02:02 am 

VANCOUVER British Columbia March 17 2016-- Nano One Materials Corp. is pleased to announce the issuance of Taiwanese Patent No. 201207152 related to batteries utilizing the proprietary lithium mixed ...

‘MOF Gets A Little Help From A Friend’

materialstoday Mar 17 03:23 am 

Squeezing iron-containing ferrocene not to scale in the pores of the MOF known as MIL-101 allows the resultant composite to snag oxygen from passing air. Image PNNL.

‘Key Indian Equity Indices End Flat On Profit-booking’

IANS via Yahoo Maktoob News Mar 17 04:32 am 

Mumbai March 17 IANS Key Indian equity indices which opened higher on Thursday and further surged in line with global cues particularly after the US Federal Reserve kept its key interest rates unchanged ended the day39s trade on a flat note as investors booked profit.

Tongda Group Achieves Remarkable Results In 2015

ACN Newswire via Yahoo! New Zealand Finance Mar 16 09:30 am 

Turnover Rises by 26.8 to HK6074.1 Million Net Profit Increases by 40 to HK702.8 Million HONG KONG Mar 16 2016 - ACN Newswire - Tongda Group Holdings Limited quotTongda Groupquot or the ...

New Fuel Materials Could Make Nuclear Reactors Safer

Newswise Mar 16 10:19 am 

Nuclear power is an important energy source and is essential as a clean energy to reduce current carbon emissions from fossil fuels. However many people feel the risk of nuclear accidents does not outweigh the benefits associated with nuclear energy.

SPE ANTEC 2016 Plenary Sessions Will Focus On Future Of Plastics.

ThomasNet Mar 16 06:09 am 

Taking place in Indianapolis IN from May 2325 ANTEC 2016 will feature 3 plenary sessions Manufacturing and 3D Printing State of the Industry May 23 State of the Plastics Industry Outlook for 2016 and Beyond May 24 and Platform for Novel Lightweight Automotive Composite Design May 25. According to ANTEC 2016 technical conference chair Donna S. Davis these plenary sessions quotwill ...

2017 Acura NSX Review: A Ferrari Minus The Badge

The Christian Science Monitor Mar 16 06:14 am 

The 2017 Acura NSX reasserts the notion that Honda can make a supercar in its own right. The automaker expects to sell just 800 cars in the United States.