Month: September 2021

In this article ZM FIVN Eric Yuan, founder and chief executive officer of Zoom Video Communications Inc., speaks during the BoxWorks 2019 Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Zoom’s agreement to buy cloud contact center software company Five9 was
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WASHINGTON — A satellite servicing industry group is making progress on a series of standards that it believes can help enable the growth of the nascent field. In a presentation at its Global Satellite Servicing Forum Sept. 29, Brian Weeden, executive director of the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS), said three
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The newest tropical storm of the 2021 hurricane formed over the eastern Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon, earning Victor’s second-to-last designation on the initial list. Tropical Depression 20 had been assigned to the system, which formed Wednesday morning before swiftly developing throughout the day. It was spotted late Wednesday morning a few hundred miles south of
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Global Energy Institute 2021 has been a great year for bitcoin mining in America as new talent — and equipment — flood the market, but some states are definitely more appealing destinations than others. The latest data from the Global Energy Institute shows the average price of electricity is lowest in states including Texas and
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BOOK REVIEW 30 September 2021 Transformative hydrogen and wrestling with testosterone: Books in brief Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks. Andrew Robinson 0 Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson’s many books include Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts and Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the World’s Greatest Scientist.
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Scenes from Amazon’s New World video game. Source: New World While everyone was paying attention to Amazon’s marathon announcement of new holiday gadgets earlier this week, the company already had a new hit on its hands. Amazon Game Studios, the video game development arm of Amazon, released a new computer game called “New World” Tuesday
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WASHINGTON — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat has rejected an unsolicited $3.2 billion takeover offer from telecom magnate Patrick Drahi.  On Sept. 29, Eutelsat confirmed media reports that it had received an “unsolicited, preliminary and non-binding proposal” from Drahi but that Eutelsat’s governing bodies “unanimously decided not to engage in discussions based on the terms of
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It appears the long-running feud between Elon Musk and fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos has surpassed the lower Earth orbit and gone extra-terrestrial. After Bezos’s Blue Origin challenged a NASA contract to Musk’s SpaceX for developing a lander to take astronauts to the Moon for the first time since 1972, Musk called out Bezos on social
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A general view shows the Wujing Coal-Electricity Power Station in Shanghai on September 28, 2021. Hector Retamal | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — Local Chinese authorities have abruptly ordered power cuts at many factories in the last week, reflecting a system trying to react to a number of directives from Beijing, and macroeconomic developments.
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Central banks around the world are responsible for ensuring economic and financial stability. So why would some minimize perhaps the most significant threat to the future of our society and its financial markets — climate change? Business headlines in the last few months are full of encouraging stories on climate action. The European Central Bank is increasing
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NEWS 29 September 2021 This is what a solid made of electrons looks like Physicists have imaged elusive ‘Wigner crystals’ for the first time. Davide Castelvecchi Davide Castelvecchi 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
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Maj. Gen. David Miller: The U.S. needs more advanced technologies to track space activities and provide indicators of future actions BOSTON — The United States needs better capabilities to monitor adversaries’ activities in space and has to quickly deploy satellite constellations that can survive in an armed conflict, said Maj. Gen. David Miller. director of operations,
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By Patrick Kelly, Vice President of Operations, PowerFlex Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is on the rise thanks to a combination of attractive incentives, falling costs, and a growing recognition of the impact vehicle emissions have on local air quality as well as global climate. Organizations that are committed to sustainability want to respond to the
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NEWS 29 September 2021 Arctic sea ice hits 2021 minimum This summer’s minimum ice cover was twelfth-lowest ever — and scientists warn that the long-term trend towards shrinking continues. Tosin Thompson Tosin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on
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Environmentalists protesting outside Amazon’s shareholder meeting Paayal Zaveri | CNBC Amazon settled with two former employees who the National Labor Relations Board claimed were illegally fired for publicly speaking out about the company’s climate record and labor policies. Terms of the settlement between Amazon and the two employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, weren’t immediately
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Sept. 29 that it completed its investigation into a problem on Virgin Galactic’s most recent SpaceShipTwo flight, allowing the company to resume flights of the suborbital spaceplane. The FAA said it determined SpaceShipTwo deviated from its assigned airspace on its flight July 11 that took six people, including
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Khmer towns in mainland Southeast Asia (including Angkor) and Maya cities in Mesoamerica both fell between 900 and 1500CE, coinciding with periods of extreme climatic change. While many cities’ ceremonial and administrative urban centers were abandoned, the communities surrounding them may have survived because of long-term investments in resilient landscapes. Their work, published in the
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This past week, I attended my first in-person conference since 2019 — Micromobility America, held at a beautiful port-side venue in Richmond, California.  The conference claims to attract “micromobility’s top builders, investors and thinkers — including more than 500 global brands — focusing on the companies, business models, enabling technologies and macro trends that are
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In this article GOOGL Anti-vaccine protesters stage a protest outside of the San Diego Unified School District office to protest a forced vaccination mandate for students on September 28, 2021 in San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker | Getty Images Google-owned YouTube banned prominent anti-vaccine accounts in an effort to strengthen its policies on misinformation around
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SAN FRANCISCO – Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite operator Capella Space named Amy Hopkins, former Boeing Phantom Works Strategy Director, as its first vice president and general manager of U.S. Government Services. “Amy has firsthand experience as both the tactical user and the policymaker,” Payam Banazadeh, Capella CEO and founder, said in a statement. “She brings
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has achieved its summer goal of signing up at least 125 communities for the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) tool — a free, DOE-developed web-based platform that allows local governments to instantly approve residential solar installation permits. Now that 127 localities are signed
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In this article SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia is going through an energy transition and there’s opportunity to scale up renewables in the region, according to the chief executive officer of a Philippines-based energy firm. “We’re very bullish on renewables, obviously, in Southeast Asia,” said John Eric Francia of AC Energy, adding that the company has
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BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM – 2021/09/25: People filling their cars up at BP petrol station during the fuel crisis in Bury St Edmunds. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — British drivers have been panic buying gasoline in recent days, leading to lengthy lines, gas station closures and concerns that doctors
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Some sea slugs build their eggs with the help of actively photosynthesizing organelles taken up from seaweed1. 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. Rent or
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Long-time market bull Phil Orlando is delivering a 10% correction warning. Federated Hermes’ chief market strategist warns that uncertainty surrounding fiscal and monetary policies will prevent the market from breaking out of its recent rut. “There could be another shoe to drop over the course of the next five weeks or so,” Orlando told CNBC’s
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If we’re to solve the climate crisis, we’ll need to deploy every trick in the book. We’ll also need to engage people where they live, work, invest and vote. It’s not one or the other: We’re now in an all-of-the-above world. None of this is news to sustainability professionals. But what about our colleagues and
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In early 2020, scorching temperatures and prolonged droughts were fuelling bush fires across Australia. The blazes eventually killed an estimated 400 people and more than one billion animals — and prompted fire scientist David Bowman and his colleagues to write an article in Nature urging the Australian government to create a national wildfire-monitoring agency. Compiling
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