Month: June 2021

A pedestrian seeks relief from searing temperatures in Spain, where a high proportion of heat-related deaths have been linked to climate change. Credit: SALAS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Climate change 04 June 2021 More than one-third of heat deaths blamed on climate change Warming resulting from human activities accounts for a high percentage of heat-related deaths, especially in southern
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WASHINGTON — A new House bill would classify space as a critical infrastructure and require the federal government to establish guidelines to protect it. The Space Infrastructure Act, to be introduced June 4 by Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), would add space systems to the 16 sectors currently classified as critical infrastructure
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A pedestrian passes a banner displaying Palantir Technologies signage during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Sept. 30, 2020. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Last year at this time, Palantir was gearing up for its long-awaited stock market debut. Now, the data analytics software
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Russia’s Deputy Prime Minster Alexander Novak (L) and Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud attend a session as part of the 24th St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2021) at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Center. Donat Sorokin | TASS | Getty Images LONDON — Two of the world’s largest oil-producing countries
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Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.By Arjun Krishnaswami & Sasha Stashwick The Biden administration’s 2022 budget released on Friday includes major funding increases for important Department of Energy (DOE) programs to drive clean energy innovation, address the climate crisis, and build a strong and equitable economy. These funding increases complement the investments proposed in the President’s
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The global chip shortage is causing problems for multiple industries and shows no signs of abating, but don’t expect prices for all types of chips to shoot up, says the Asia-Pacific chief economist of research firm Natixis. Car makers have been hit hardest by the shortage, but the crisis affects everything from gaming consoles to
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The mass adoption of electric vehicles — and, well, electric everything — will rely heavily on cheap, dependable batteries. While the cost of lithium-ion batteries has dropped dramatically, the technology still leaves something to be desired. Creating new types of batteries that are lighter, lower-cost and more durable will allow big jumps in the performance
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NEWS 03 June 2021 ‘The perfect storm’: lax social distancing fuelled a coronavirus variant’s Brazilian surge Genomic analysis draws a link between a devastating second COVID wave in Brazil and increased travel and contact. Ewen Callaway Ewen Callaway View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter
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TAMPA, Fla. — Private equity firm TPG has poured $100 million into weather services startup Climavision, which will marry satellite and terrestrial radar observations to improve climate intelligence. Louisville, Kentucky-based Climavision emerged from stealth mode June 2 after being borne out of Enterprise Electronics Corporation, a 50-year old U.S. supplier of weather radar systems with
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BlocPower founder & CEO Donnel Baird BlocPower “Turning buildings into Teslas.” That’s the name Donnel Baird has chosen to go by on his Twitter account — it’s also become the tagline for his company, BlocPower, ranked No. 47 on this year’s CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Since 2014, the company has been retrofitting buildings in New
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Alexander Novak, Russia’s energy minister, pauses during a panel session on day two of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday said the oil and gas-rich country may soon be tempted
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the “Fish Cannon” or “Fish Tube.” If not, that’s OK, I’ll introduce you to the meme sensation. You see, there’s a company called Whooshh that’s working to help get salmon and other fish that spawn in fresh water past hydroelectric dams so we can
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is heading to the Sun.Thermal Protection System Engineer Betsy Congdon (Johns Hopkins APL) outlines why Parker can take the heat. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2O7YKsK | NASA launch schedule: https://go.nasa.gov/2JfklMB Music credit: Cheeky Chappy [Main Track] by Jimmy Kaleth, Ross Andrew McLean Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer/Lead Editor
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SAN FRANCISCO – LeoLabs plans to accelerate deployment of its global radar network and expand space situational awareness services with $65 million raised in a Series B financing round announced June 3. “The services we are rolling out are becoming critical for the space industry and we’ve got the technology down with our radar rollouts
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Construction, Housing and Utilities Minister Vladimir Yakushev during a meeting in Moscow, Russia February 10, 2020. Aleksey Nikolskyi | Sputnik | Kremlin via Reuters There are signs that Russia’s economy is overheating with annual inflation currently at 5.9%, Anton Siluanov, the country’s finance minister, said Thursday. “If we continue
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Over the past few years, the term “climate risk” has risen to the fore, taking up residency inside the world’s biggest banks and investors. Today, it is part of many companies’ toolkit as they seek to understand the impacts of climate change on their business and society. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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This work was supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, under contract numbers DE-AC02-06CH11357 and DE-AC02-98CH10886 and grant numbers DE-FG02-97ER41041 and DE-FG02-97ER41033; the National Science Foundation under grant number PHY-1203100; and the Polish National Science Centre under grant number 2017/25/B/ST2/00901. This research used resources of Argonne National
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According to a draft study acquired by the Visalia Times-Delta, a California wildfire that scorched the southern Sierra Nevada last year resulted in the destruction of a tenth of the world’s adult giant sequoias. Burning Sequoia (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) The Times-Delta analysis utilized satellite photos and modeling from prior fires to determine that between
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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In this article 7267.T-JP 7203.T-JP ALO-FR merc67 | iStock | Getty Images Siemens Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Germany-based organization to undertake joint research into the use of liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology in the railway sector. In a statement earlier this week Siemens Mobility’s CEO of Rolling Stock, Albrecht Neumann,
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In this article TSLA Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. Aly Song | Reuters Tesla is recalling 5,974 of its electric vehicles over concerns that their break caliber bolts might loosen, which could potentially cause a loss of tire pressure and
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By: Hannah Pell RR Auction, an auction house based near Boston, Massachusetts, recently sold one of Albert Einstein’s hand-written letters for $1.2 million. The letter is addressed to Polish-American physicist Ludwik Silberstein, a known challenger to Einstein’s relativity theory, going so far as to publish a 1936 essay in the Toronto Evening Telegram titled: “Fatal
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Satya Nadella in New Delhi, India. Ramesh Pathania | Mint | Getty Images Microsoft said Wednesday it will unveil “the next generation of Windows” on June 24. The move comes a week after CEO Satya Nadella teased major enhancements to the PC operating system for developers as well as creators. Windows, the dominant operating system
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In the accelerating push to electrify transportation, one big obstacle always comes up: The grid. How will the electrical grid handle so many vehicles charging at once? Especially when fast-charging stations gulp down prodigious amounts of power? These are valid questions, and often utilities need to make improvements to the grid before installing significant charging
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Adam Levy finds out how scientist entrepreneurs can take their fledgling companies to the next level. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 See transcript In their early stages, science start-ups require solid commitment, with founders and their teams clocking up long hours with little financial reward. Despite the uncertainty, company leaders
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WASHINGTON — American and European officials acknowledged June 1 that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope will likely slip from the end of October to at least mid-November because of delays linked to the Ariane 5. At a European Space Agency briefing about the space telescope, representatives of the agency and Arianespace said
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