Electrifying delivery vehicles is no longer a race predominantly amongst startups. In the past year, big-name OEMs have revealed plans for an entire lineup of new battery-electric commercial vehicles — ranging from Ford’s unveiling of the 2022 E-Transit to Mercedes-Benz’s announcement that eSprinter is heading to the U.S. market. As for General Motors, there has
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Mercedes-Benz is teasing its upcoming new super-efficient electric car that the automaker claims will have over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range. It’s actually a shorter range than previously announced. Today, Mercedes-Benz announced an updated electrification plan that included a new plan to go all-electric by 2030. The German automaker announced several new programs to
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TAMPA, Fla. — Canadian startup Exodus Orbitals plans to launch its first satellite in March to take the software-defined space trend a step further, providing a platform for third parties to upload and run their applications from orbit. Software-defined satellites can be reprogrammed in space, enabling operators on the ground to reconfigure them for different
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NATURE PODCAST 21 July 2021 How the US is rebooting gun violence research Funding for gun violence research in the US returns after a 20-year federal hiatus, and the glass sponges that can manipulate ocean currents. Shamini Bundell & Benjamin Thompson Shamini Bundell View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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EL PASO, Texas — The Federal Aviation Administration has revised its criteria for awarding astronaut wings to those flying on commercial spacecraft, making the requirements stricter while including a significant loophole. The FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation issued an order July 20 describing its FAA Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program and the criteria for
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The increasing winds of storms, especially for typhoon-prone Japan, has led to some changes in the wind industry. A wind farm cluster on the Hokkaido island of north Japan, the Dohoku wind farm cluster, is taking measures to deal with the problem. Siemens Gamesa developed turbines especially designed to secure stability in the wind and
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Domesticated cannabis in Qinghai province, China. Credit: Guangpeng Ren Genomics 21 July 2021 The surprising place where pot farming first blossomed Humans first began cultivating cannabis, a source of both fibres and drugs, some 12,000 years ago. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail
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EL PASO, Texas — Russia launched a long-delayed module for its segment of the International Space Station July 21, but that module reportedly suffered technical problems after reaching orbit. A Proton-M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 10:58 a.m. Eastern carrying the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, or Nauka. The module separated from the rocket’s
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Rivian has announced a new partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to deploy charging stations at all state parks. It’s the electric automaker’s latest move toward deploying charging stations in a place where its electric buyers can have adventures. Rivian has been marketing its electric vehicles as “adventure vehicles.” One of
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Employment in renewable energy and battery-related sectors was far more resilient to the shock of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to an annual DOE report released Monday. Overall, one in 10 U.S. energy workers lost their jobs in 2020, with oil and gas workers hit hardest despite billions in bailouts and substantial payouts to executives. Wind energy employment grew by nearly 2%.
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EDITORIAL 21 July 2021 Responsible research assessment faces the acid test The University of Liverpool is planning to make lay-offs on the basis of controversial measures. How should the global movement for responsible research respond? Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download PDF
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TAMPA, Fla. — Tracker Capital, a venture capital firm linked to the group that bought hypersonic vehicle maker Stratolaunch, has taken a majority stake in space propulsion startup Accion Systems. New York-based Tracker Capital acquired 51% of Accion Systems after leading its $42 million funding round, supporting plans to scale up its Tiled Ionic Liquid
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A risk of ongoing thunderstorms was warned to continue across the South within the week, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. The dangerous pattern suggests slow-moving and repeating thunderstorms ‘could unload torrential rainfall’. Floods are expected to occur to local areas and could evolve into more threatening pattern in the next days. The overall weather pattern reports
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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that five small businesses will each receive $1 million to advance their solar energy technology innovations. The projects address a range of solar industry market needs, including cybersecurity, floating solar, energy systems for manufactured homes, low-cost manufacturing, and module performance. As part of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business
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Lockheed Martin’s Jennifer Warren: Federal agencies, industries, academia and non-governmental organizations  “have to all get together to drive a common set of norms.” WASHINGTON — Safe deployment of satellites by governments and commercial companies is going to be increasingly difficult in the absence of globally accepted rules and incentives to make space a sustainable environment,
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In looking across the broad array of business, environmental, social, technological and political topics that cross my screen and engage me in daily conversation, there is a temptation to allocate a growing share of mind for pessimism. Post-pandemic disruptions, plummeting biodiversity, rising carbon dioxide concentrations, corporate executives largely ignorant of how to integrate sustainability into
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According to a new technique of analyzing satellite data of Earth’s cloud cover, clouds are highly likely to exacerbate global warming. (Photo : Christopher Burns) Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of East Anglia conducted the study, which provides the best evidence that clouds would increase global warming over time, aggravating climate change.
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Walmart’s maritime shipping caused more pollution in 2019 than a coal-fired plant emits annually. A solar company sues the Department of the Interior over offshore wind farm approval. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla
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Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments Acme Sells Stake In 250-Megawatt Solar Power Project To Foreign Investors Acme Cleantech
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CORRESPONDENCE 20 July 2021 Six years as university rector changed how I do genetics Giuseppe Novelli  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7781-602X 0 Giuseppe Novelli University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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EL PASO, Texas — Investors accounting for more than half the money in a funding round concurrent with in-space transportation company Momentus’s merger with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dropped out of the deal when given the opportunity by a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In a July 16 filing with the SEC,
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A detail of the pilot carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant is pictured at Amager Bakke waste incinerator in Copenhagen on June 24, 2021. IDA GULDBAEK ARENTSEN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Carbon capture technology is often held up as a source of hope in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, featuring prominently in countries’
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