Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries has bought a majority stake in technology group HyET. Its “Powerfoil” solar technology is described as extremely lightweight (5% of the weight of traditional glass panels), and with a significantly lower levelized cost of energy. HyET is also invested in hydrogen electrolyser technology. “The electrically active layers consist of SnO2:F,
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Afghanistan’s gross domestic product could see a contraction of up to 30% following the Taliban takeover, the IMF said in its latest regional economic report. Jihad Azour, director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, said the country’s situation was deteriorating, even before Kabul fell. “They were facing more than one shock — drought,
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This post originally appeared on NRDC’s Expert Blog. Global warming is escalating even faster than we thought. According to the recent IPCC Report, the global average temperature will approach and exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature threshold in the next century. Crossing the temperature threshold projects more intense climate hazards, such as sea levels drastically
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 United States has several programmes for early-career leaders Dalal Najib 0 , John Boright 1 & John Hildebrand 2 Dalal Najib National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington DC, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar John Boright National Academies of Sciences,
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Following several nights lacking water, 2 males were retrieved from isolated Australian desert. Mahesh Patrick aged 14, and Shaun Emitja aged 21, got separated when their automobile went bogged in the Northern Territory outback near Arlparra and Harts Range. The duo mysteriously disappeared on Monday upon failed to retreat to Hermannsburg, an Indigenous town 120 kilometers south-west
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Under the recently launched Polish Imaging Satellites (PIAST) project, a consortium formed by local space industry players will develop three nanosatellites to be operated by the country’s armed forces and placed into orbit in 2024. WARSAW, Poland — Under the recently launched Polish Imaging Satellites (PIAST) project, a consortium formed by local space industry players
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When stars die, they tend to take everything around them with them. But new evidence appears to show a planet orbiting a white dwarf, and we’re not sure how it survived! Plus, experiments designed to detect dark matter might be capable of detecting dark energy, too! Hosted By: Reid Reimers Bundle your Patreon support and
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Why do people often buy the same brands over and over again? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Sultan Alkhulaifi, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick,
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NEWS 19 October 2021 Attempt to charge Mexican scientists with ‘organized crime’ prompts international outcry The Mexican government has accused 31 scientists and officials of organized crime and money laundering — allegations that they deny and that many claim are politically motivated. Sara Reardon 0 Sara Reardon Sara Reardon is a freelance writer in Bozeman,
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In this article AAPL Apple MacBook Pro Source: Apple Before Monday, the last major redesign for Apple‘s larger MacBook Pros came in 2016, with several features that looked to the future. The 2016 MacBook Pros sported universal USB-C connectors that could power displays and peripherals, a “butterfly” keyboard that allowed the devices to become even
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WASHINGTON — NASA will develop a gamma-ray telescope intended to study the formation of chemical elements in the galaxy as its next small astrophysics mission. NASA announced Oct. 18 that it will proceed with development of the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI) spacecraft as its next small Explorer, or SMEX, astrophysics mission. COSI, led by
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In 1988, during the U.S. presidential campaign, George H.W. Bush famously said, “Those who think we are powerless to do anything about the greenhouse effect forget about the White House effect.” A third of a century later, that pithy sound bite turned out to be hollow, as most political pronouncements about climate change were at
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Lakes throughout the world are getting warmer and freezing for fewer days per year because of global climate change1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
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SpaceNews spoke with Samer Halawi, Intelsat’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, to learn more about the satellite giant’s post-restructuring growth strategy. Intelsat is devising a transformational business plan for after it emerges from bankruptcy restructuring later this year, including a big bet on software-defined satellites and potentially its own low-Earth-orbit broadband constellation. The
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Empty shelves that usually stock bottled water at Sainsbury’s supermarket, Greenwich Peninsular, on September 19, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images The U.K. has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic to find itself faced with an onslaught of new economic crises that have left the country in “a precarious position,” experts have
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Companies that contributed millions of pounds to sponsor the Cop26 climate conference have blasted it as “mismanaged” and “very last minute” as the event in Glasgow approaches next month. The sponsors, which include some of the country’s largest corporations, have filed formal complaints with the government, blaming “very inexperienced” civil servants for delayed decisions, poor
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NATURE BRIEFING 15 October 2021 Daily briefing: The puzzle of COVID super-immunity Why do people who have recovered from COVID-19 show such spectacular immune responses when they get vaccinated? Plus, the first mission to the Trojan asteroids is ready to launch and how eclectic acupuncture zaps inflammation in mice. Flora Graham Flora Graham View author
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — As NASA prepares to install the Orion spacecraft on the first Space Launch System rocket, agency officials played down any effect coronavirus vaccine mandates will have on final preparations for the launch. In sessions of the American Astronautical Society’s Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium last week, Artemis program leaders said the next
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In this episode of Cariosity, we address some of the major concerns many buyers have when considering an all-electric vehicle, and demonstrate the distinct advantages an EV like the new Volkswagen ID.4 EV offers. Driving The fun starts the moment you climb inside the ID.4. Instead of putting a key in the ignition or pushing
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Get to know Olympus Mons on Mars, the biggest volcano in the solar system, and find out why a planet that’s smaller than Earth has volcanoes that are bigger than ours! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout outs go to Justin
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Here’s the thing about renewables like wind and solar that many people don’t get. The “fuel” that makes them work is free. That is not to say the devices we construct to harvest energy from wind and solar don’t cost anything and don’t contribute some greenhouse gas emissions. But let’s not pretend that somehow all
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WASHINGTON — Engineers are investigating why one of the two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy spacecraft may have failed to lock into place when deployed after launch Oct. 16. In an Oct. 17 statement, NASA said that while the spacecraft is healthy, one of the two circular solar panels “may not be fully latched” after
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WASHINGTON — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a cosmonaut and two spaceflight participants landed in Kazakhstan Oct. 17, nearly two days after that spacecraft caused the station to briefly lose attitude control. The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft undocked from the station’sNauka module at 9:14 p.m. Eastern Oct. 16. It reentered and landed southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at
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By Samantha Wilt, Senior Policy Analyst, Climate & Clean Energy Program The landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s (CLCPA) ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050 will require a  transformation of the power, transportation and building sectors. As highlighted in the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) recently released draft Carbon
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