Catching nuclear smugglers: Fast algorithm could enable cost-effective detectors at borders

A new algorithm could enable faster, less expensive detection of weapons-grade nuclear materials at borders, quickly differentiating between benign and illicit radiation signatures in the same cargo.

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US Launches “Game Changer” Perovskite Solar Cells At Natural Gas

A new effort to push perovskite solar cells into the market spells more trouble for fossil fuels with lower costs, superior grid services

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20 Ethical and Sustainable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Pandemic Edition)

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 10) and buying a sustainable gift to show your mama the gratitude and appreciation for all that she does is made a touch more complicated because of the pandemic lockdowns. So we’ve curated this list of Mother’s Day gift ideas to inspire you to purchase a gift…

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Groundbreaking new rocket-propulsion system

Researchers have developed an advanced new rocket-propulsion system once thought to be impossible. The system, known as a rotating detonation rocket engine, will allow upper stage rockets for space missions to become lighter, travel farther, and burn more cleanly.

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CHAdeMO 3.0 fast charging for EVs revealed, might be backward-compatible with CCS

CHAdeMO 3.0Electric cars still lack a unified standard for DC fast charging, but the latest version of the CHAdeMO charging standard comes closer to achieving that goal. CHAdeMO 3.0 is being co-developed with the China Electricity Council, and will operate under China’s GB/T communications standard, the CHAdeMO Association said last week in a press release…

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Portugal plans $5bn green hydrogen plant to lead Covid fightback: report

Local utility and oil & gas group interested in 1GW solar-to-hydrogen plant, says minister

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COVID-19 the ‘biggest shock to energy system’ in decades says IEA

The COVID-19 pandemic is the “biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. Based on an analysis of more than 100 days of real data so far this year, the IEA’s Global Energy Review states that the drop in energy demand this year…

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Ending the daily work commute may not cut energy usage as much as one might hope

A mass move to working-from-home accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic might not be as beneficial to the planet as many hope, according to a new study.

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U.S. crude oil inventories are approaching record-high levels

Recent declines in demand for petroleum products have contributed to record increases in U.S. commercial crude oil inventories. Transportation fuel demand has decreased as a result of reduced economic activity and stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Refiners have been able to reduce the amount of material they run through refineries (as measured by gross inputs, which includes crude oil, unfinished oils, and natural gas plant liquids) relatively quickly in response to falling demand, but crude oil production has not responded as quickly, leading to large crude oil inventory increases.

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