Month: October 2021

Mark Zuckerberg wearing the Oculus virtual reality headset. Glenn Chapman | Getty Images Facebook is no longer Facebook. The company announced its new corporate name, Meta, on Thursday, a signal CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to steer the company beyond traditional social media and build what he believes will be the next wave of personal computing
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If point A of today’s infrastructure systems are worn out, unjust and dangerous in this climate crisis, how does the United States reach point B, realizing next-generation, low-carbon infrastructure that’s equitable, smart and resilient? President Joe Biden has assembled a dream team of experts, including longtime activists, to journey toward low-carbon infrastructure policy that explicitly addresses
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Download PDF Salve, pontifex… The voice rises from the back of your skull as you hold the Baetylus diamond to the light. Even at a glance, you know its value is ten times that of any other diamond discovered on Earth, but you look past it, to the walls of a dingy hotel room. Its
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Saudi Aramco logo is pictured at the oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco posted a stunning 158% increase in third quarter net income to $30.4 billion dollars, as the world’s largest oil companies continue to benefit from the reopening
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It’s easy to imagine that our galaxy is basically frozen in time from the perspective of a human lifespan, but in fact, the Milky Way is incredibly dynamic and will undergo some pretty amazing changes in only a few decades! SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———-
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Alzheimer’s isn’t contagious — at least, in the sense that you can’t catch it from being around somebody who has it. But, it turns out, it is transmissible, just not directly. Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin
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NATURE PODCAST 29 October 2021 Coronapod: China’s crucial COVID vaccines start to falter Two inactivated virus vaccines from China account for half the world’s inoculations against COVID, now their protection may be waning. Noah Baker & Smriti Mallapaty Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Smriti
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SAN FRANCISCO – Terran Orbital, the parent company of Tyvak and PredaSAR, announced plans Oct. 28 to go public through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a deal that includes AE Industrial Partners and Lockheed Martin. The transaction, expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022, would list Terran Orbital
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A few weeks ago, right-wing media site NewsMax ran a piece centered around an out-of-context Elon Musk quote. “If we shift all transport to electric than electricity demand approximately doubles … this is going to create a lot of challenges with the grid,” NewsMax quoted Musk as saying, before going on to scare readers about
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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. Sponsored by Holley Performance: Check out the Holley High Voltage Experience, an all EV event taking place at Sonoma Raceway this November 13th and 14th. New episodes of Quick Charge
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DUBAI, U.A.E. — Poor weather at locations in the Atlantic that could be used for Crew Dragon aborts will delay the launch of the next commercial crew mission to the International Space Station by three days. NASA announced early Oct. 30 that it was postponing the launch of the Crew-3 mission that has been scheduled
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In this article NXPI GlobalFoundries campus in Malta, N.Y. Mary Thompson | CNBC Semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries debuted on the Nasdaq this week, valued at over $25 billion, as it became increasingly evident that a global chip shortage could persist through 2023 or later. Now GlobalFoundries needs to convince public market investors that the company is
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A report out of China, citing recent data from the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance, hands the crown to the country as having the world’s largest EV charging network. With over 2.2 million charging stations throughout the country, China’s EV infrastructure continues to expand at an impressive rate, while other countries, including the US,
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An oil pump jack in a field with wind turbines in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Eddie Seal | Bloomberg | Getty Images A day-long Congressional hearing on ‘climate disinformation’ on Thursday, where executives of some of the world’s largest oil companies defended themselves against lawmakers, ended with House Oversight and Reform
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This week’s run time is 45:24. WEEK IN REVIEW (4:45) FEATURES Voices from VERGE 21 (19:50) Replaying keynote conversation highlights from our four-day online event this week. Find coverage of VERGE 21 here. This week’s feature includes: Margaret Klein Salamon, executive director of the Climate Emergency Fund — Reflecting on a new movement of changemakers,
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If you want to make atoms THIS cold, you can’t just stick them in the freezer…you’ll need to take advantage of quantum mechanics! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go
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People with the paradoxical condition called sleep misperception are convinced that they’ve been awake even when their brain activity shows that they were sound asleep. New results suggest that the mismatch stems from brain activity resembling that recorded during wakefulness — but occurring as people sleep1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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An electric Amazon delivery van from Rivian cruises down the street with the Hollywood sign in the background. Amazon Amazon on Friday announced a sizable stake in Rivian Automotive, a start-up developing electric vehicles, including the retail giant’s commercial delivery vans. As of Sept. 30, 2021, Amazon held equity investments, “including preferred stock of Rivian
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Maxar said in a statement it is “reviewing the new solicitation via OTA to determine what substantive changes have been made’ WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies decided to challenge a Defense Department procurement of 126 satellites because of the financial burden the program imposed on contractors, the company said.  Maxar believed that the terms of the
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A recent check of the live feed from the NEM showed Australian wind generations’ small but increasing contribution to the grid. One discovery I made was that there did appear to be a time when the wind didn’t blow. Angus and Barnaby would be glad about that. The largest states by population (and energy use)
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Tim Cook Source: Apple Apple’s products compete as gaming platforms with Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo, the company said on Friday in a regulatory filing. Previously, Apple only said it competed against Google‘s Android in smartphones and Microsoft Windows in PCs for the attention of software developers. Apple’s competitors were an important topic in
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