President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani speaks during the National Combat Board Meeting with Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 21, 2020. Iranian Presidency Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Iran opened its first oil terminal in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a move aimed at making Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s
In this article AKAM DAL COF UPS T COST Several major websites were down on Thursday in what appears to be a widespread outage. Akamai, a content distribution network, or CDN, which helps data move around the internet, said on its website it’s investigating “an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service.” The company said
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
This summer, triple-digit temperatures have been frequent across the northern Plains as the area has suffered a lot of sweltering heat waves. But that hasn’t been the case for southern Plains states. (Photo : Getty Images) Heat Wave Through June and July, it has been kind of different from north to south in the Plains.
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
Generate Capital Community Solar Project, 17B, in New York, courtesy of NY Governor Cuomo. New York’s solar growth has climbed 2,100% since the NY-Sun initiative was launched in 2011. The cost of solar dropped 69% in that same period. Naturally, there are large global trends driving these results, but they are great for New York
The Niederaussem facility near Bergheim, Germany, ranked among the top ten power plants for carbon emissions in 2018. Credit: Oliver Berg/DPA/AFP/Getty Climate change 21 July 2021 How to win big for the climate: rein in the ‘super polluters’ Just 5% of the world’s power plants account for almost three-quarters of carbon emissions from electricity generation.
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
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to speed up a move away from advertising on TV and towards digital platforms such as Facebook and Google in Europe, per Goldman Sachs estimates. Denis Charlet | AFP | Getty Images Wall Street has exhaustively tried to determine the kind of impact Apple‘s recent privacy changes will have on
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
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
Researchers located in Germany have observed recent attacks by chimpanzees and forced engagement with the larger species of Gorillas. The main reason is not yet concluded whether it is about the food supply, territory, climate change or the decline of rainforest productivity. What is new to the eyes of the public is that Chimpanzees are the one
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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
In this article TSLA Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that his electric vehicle and solar business could help bitcoin miners switch to
NASA has shared the image that got carved out on the lunar surface and in the history of space exploration when Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969 — the first human footprint there. “What was only one small step 52 years ago, has inspired a
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
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
John Kerry gives a speech at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London on July 20, 2021. TOLGA AKMEN | AFP | Getty Images The United States’ climate envoy John Kerry issued a stark warning on Tuesday, claiming that the suffering brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic would be “magnified many times over in a world
In this article TSLA Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at court during the SolarCity trial in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will likely start accepting bitcoin for vehicle purchases again. “It looks like bitcoin
Workers during the production process of pipes at the Nord Stream 2 facility at Mukran on Ruegen Islandon in Sassnitz, Germany. Carsten Koall | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The United States and Germany reached an agreement to allow completion of the $11 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a thorny, long-standing point of contention between the
President Xi Jinping says the situation is “extremely severe” after three days of intense rain that could serve as a year’s rain fell in the city of Zhengzhou. (Photo : Getty Images) Heavy Rainfall in Zhengzhou Twelve people lost their lives in the underground rail system of Zhengzhou as China’s central province of Henan witnessed
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
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%.
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
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
In this article AMZN Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, tours the facility at the grand opening of the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle, Washington on January 29, 2018. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Jeff Bezos just took on a new title after stepping down as CEO of Amazon earlier this month —
Vertical farming needs to get beyond the leafy green business — the ability to grow crops such as kale, microgreens and lettuce in urban or indoor settings won’t transform the entire agriculture system. The industry needs to cultivate a much wider array of produce to mark more than a niche impact. Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS),
The intestinal contents of a man killed in a prehistoric ritual (clockwise from upper left): barley, charred food that had been encrusted in a clay pot, flax seeds and sand. Credit: Peter Steen Henriksen, the Danish National Museum Archaeology 20 July 2021 The guts of a ‘bog body’ reveal sacrificed man’s final meal Tollund Man,
VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos and the others who were on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle hailed the experience as better than expected, but Bezos is facing a backlash for spending part of his extreme wealth on space. In a ceremony a couple hours after their brief suborbital
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
Tesla has dropped the price of their FSD Computer/Hardware 3.0 upgrade to $1,000, from the previous price point of $1,500. This applies to vehicles that still have Hardware 2.0/2.5 computers and want to try the new Tesla FSD subscription service rolled out this weekend. The move comes after significant criticism from Tesla forums and from
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
Tesla Supercharger Station CNBC | Andrew Evers Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that the company’s network of DC fast-charging stations for its electric vehicles, also known as the Tesla Supercharger network, will be open to other types of electric vehicles in 2021. Responding to a Tesla fan on Twitter, where Musk commands a following of
In this article GSBD Pump jacks operate in front of a drilling rig in an oil field in Midland, Texas. Nick Oxford | Reuters A panic-induced sell-off in the oil market triggered by virus concerns has thrown the commodity’s upward march into question — but energy experts at Goldman Sachs don’t appear to be rattled.
Jeff Bezos is all set to blast off aboard his aerospace company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle for a suborbital flight today (July 20). The space flight will comprise a history-making all-civilian crew. The launch of the 11-minute journey to space is planned from a desert site in West Texas, US. If all goes
CORRESPONDENCE 20 July 2021 ISSCR guidelines uphold human right to science for benefit of all Zubin Master 0 , Robin Lovell-Badge 1 & Bartha Knoppers 2 Zubin Master Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed Google Scholar Robin Lovell-Badge The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK. View
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,
By: Hannah Pell “If we conceive a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow every molecule in its course, such a being, whose attributes are still as essentially finite as our own, would be able to do what is impossible to us,” wrote James Clerk Maxwell in his Theory of Heat (1871).
In this article XME HAL XLE @CL.1 Crude oil held below $70, a key psychological level, on Tuesday. The oil market bore the brunt of a major sell-off on Wall Street to begin the week with the spread of the Covid delta variant raising fears of a slowdown in the economic recovery. OPEC and its
In this article NFLX Co-CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings (R) and CEO of Nubank David Velez walk together at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 08, 2021 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Netflix is set to report second-quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. Here are the key
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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’