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February 09, 2018
ENERGY TECH
Is hydrogen the fuel of the future?



Cambridge UK (SPX) Feb 08, 2018
As the race to find energy sources to replace our dwindling fossil fuel supplies continues apace, hydrogen is likely to play a crucial role in the future. Japan has already announced its intention to become the world's first "hydrogen society" - aiming to open 35 hydrogen fuelling stations by 2020. While Japanese car manufacturer Toyota expects 30 percent of its vehicles to be powered by hydrogen by 2050. In a recent issue of MRS Energy and Sustainability, published jointly by the Materials ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Japan Successfully Launches World's Smallest Carrier Rocket
Tokyo (Sputnik) Feb 07, 2018
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Saturday carried out a successful launch of the world's smallest carrier rocket SS-520-5, according to live broadcast by JAXA. Th ... more
NUKEWARS
Pence: US 'ready for any eventuality' on N.Korea
Yokota Air Base, Japan (AFP) Feb 8, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the United States was "ready for any eventuality" with regard to North Korea and warned that "all options were on the table" to deal with Pyongyang's threats. ... more
NUKEWARS
Pence announces 'toughest' US sanctions on North Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 7, 2018
Washington will soon unveil its "toughest sanctions ever" on North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, adding that the Pyongyang regime would not be allowed to "hijack" the upcoming Olympics. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fukushima operator aims to double visitors by Tokyo Olympics
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Japan (AFP) Feb 2, 2018
Fukushima's nuclear power operator is hoping to double the number of visitors to its tsunami-ravaged facilities by 2020, seeking to use the Olympic spotlight to clean up the region's image. ... more
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CAR TECH
Nissan to invest $9.5 billion in China to drive sales
Beijing (AFP) Feb 5, 2018
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor and its Chinese joint venture partner announced on Monday a $9.5 billion investment plan in China to increase annual sales by one million vehicles and boost electric car production. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Total commits further to LNG as a maritime fuel
Washington (UPI) Feb 6, 2018
French supermajor Total said Tuesday it made a deeper commitment to liquefied natural gas by chartering a refueling vessel for Europe-to-Asia trade routes. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Kyocera team update progress of 480-Megawatt solar power project
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 05, 2018
Kyocera Corporation, Kyudenko Corporation, and Mizuho Bank, Limited which have been jointly investigating the possibility of operating a maximum 480-megawatt (MW) solar power project on the island o ... more
MILPLEX
Okinawa vote seen as boosting Japan's bid to relocate US base
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 5, 2018
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday welcomed the result of a mayoral election in the southern Japanese island of Okinawa seen as key to pushing ahead with a decades-old plan to relocate a US military base. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Powerful new dataset reveals patterns of global ozone pollution
Boulder CO (SPX) Feb 06, 2018
Although ozone pollution is dropping across many parts of the United States, western Europe and Japan, many people living in those countries still experience more than a dozen days every year in whi ... more
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