Month: November 2021

Factorial Energy, a US-based solid-state battery developer, has announced not one, but two new investments from automakers Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis. Each looks to jointly develop EV solid-state batteries with Factorial, joining previous investors Hyundai and Kia. Factorial Energy is a solid-state battery developer based in Woburn, Massachusetts that claims to have developed a breakthrough in
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Climate researchers: consider standing for office — I did John Dearing  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1466-9640 0 John Dearing University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email With the COP26 climate summit receding in the rear-view mirror, in many regions
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William LaPlante, if confirmed by the Senate, will fill the post of undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment WASHINGTON — President Biden has nominated William LaPlante to be the Defense Department’s top procurement official, the White House announced Nov. 30. LaPlante, if confirmed by the Senate, will fill the post of undersecretary of defense
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This episode is sponsored by Wren, a website where you calculate your carbon footprint. Sign up to make a monthly contribution to offset your carbon footprint or support rainforest protection projects: https://www.wren.co/start/scishow While the Florida manatee is threatened by human activity in a myriad of ways, perhaps the most surprising among those threats is the
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Traditional consulting involves using the expertise of outside professionals to assist an organization in improving its performance. The management consultant provides detailed advice, objective insights and recommendations to a group of people working to achieve a specific goal. In contrast, today, corporate executives are surrounded by vocal stakeholders who demand swift elevation of their corporate
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A team of international experts revealed that ocean warming of the Arctic started way earlier than previously thought. The study suggests that since the beginning of the 20th Century, the Arctic Ocean had already been getting warmer due to the recent expansion of warming Atlantic water, called “Atlantification”. To understand the rapid changes crucial in
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NEWS 30 November 2021 China’s Mars rover has amassed reams of novel geological data Data collected by the Tianwen-1 mission and Zhurong Mars rover are offering insights into a previously unexplored region of Mars’s northern hemisphere. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter
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SAN JOSE, CALIF. — In emotional and at times tearful testimony on Monday, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes accused ex-boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, who was also the company’s president, of a pattern of physical and psychological abuse, including forced sex. Holmes, 37, took the stand for her fourth and final day of questioning by her defense
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Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Ashwin Rode & Andrew Hultgren Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Tamma Carleton National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, USA Tamma Carleton, Michael Greenstone, Solomon Hsiang & Amir Jina Rhodium Group, New York, NY, USA Michael Delgado, Trevor Houser & Kelly E. McCusker Department
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WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in a new program will explore options to conduct biomanufacturing in space, using biological systems like microbes to construct materials for use in orbital operations. The project, led by DARPA’s biological technologies office, is called B-SURE, short for biomanufacturing, survival, utility and reliability beyond Earth. “The B-SURE
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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have invented a soft, jelly-like material that can endure the equivalent of an elephant standing on it and not explode like a water balloon — even though it’s 80 percent water. When the weight is removed, the material returns to its former shape completely without being permanently deformed. The material,
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A possibility of extraterrestrial creatures infiltrating is modest, but we are enhancing the possibilities. Researchers theorize in recent research that the increased need for interplanetary travel increases the likelihood of alien life forms conquering Planet’s surface and Earth-based microorganisms infecting other worlds. Possible Alien Organisms Contaminating The Earth As per the dissertation, authored on 17th
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A truck passes pumpjacks in the Belridge oil field on November 03, 2021 near McKittrick, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s administration stands ready to release even more barrels of oil from its strategic reserves should the need arise again, according to the U.S. State Department’s senior advisor
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Getting an agreement on the rules for international trading of carbon credits, a set of negotiations known as Article 6, came down to the wire last month at COP26. But during the last weekend of the conference, the 200 countries finally agreed upon guidelines that will create an international market for carbon credits, including country-to-country
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If you’re looking for a simple, affordable, and versatile off-grid power solution, the Cyber Monday Jackery portable power station deals have you covered. Clocking in with some of the more impressive entry-level and mid-tier portable power solutions on the market, today we are zeroing-in on Jackery’s popular Explorer 300 model that provides more than enough
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Download PDF For the past five years, I’ve studied oysters — a commercially and environmentally important species in southeast England. My research is very practical: I help to solve problems by working with oyster growers (known locally as oystermen), regulators and other community members. Resulting papers are evidence of work I’ve already done. Most oysters
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HELSINKI — Chinese satellite operator and remote sensing data firm ADA Space raised $55.6 million in a Series B investment round for its artificially intelligent satellite network plans. The short announcement from ADA Space Nov. 20 states that the 355 million yuan in funding will be used for satellite network capacity building and research and
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 We Must Improve Equity in Cancer Screening Eliminating disparities in routine examinations will require outreach, availability and cultural consideration. Melba Newsome 0 Melba Newsome Melba Newsome is an independent journalist in Charlotte, N.C., whose work has appeared in Prevention, Newsweek, Wired, Politico, Yale E 360, Oprah and the New York
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Chesnot | Getty Images Cryptocurrency miners are using compromised Google Cloud accounts for computationally-intensive mining purposes, Google has warned. The search giant’s cybersecurity team provided details in a report published Wednesday. The so-called “Threat Horizons” report aims to provide intelligence that allows organizations to keep their cloud environments secure. “Malicious actors were observed performing cryptocurrency
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Increased air pollution has been linked to an increase in lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) globally and a team of scientists headed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is responsible for linking the both. The same research came to the conclusion that less smoking worldwide reduces lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) cases. (Photo : Getty Images) Effects of
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Chesnot | Getty Images Cryptocurrency miners are using hacked Google Cloud accounts for computationally-intensive mining purposes, Google has warned. The search giant’s cybersecurity team provided details of the security breach in a report published Wednesday. The so-called “Threat Horizons” report aims to provide intelligence that allows organizations to keep their cloud environments secure. “Malicious actors
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Following discovering a possibly more infectious novel coronavirus type in South Africa, President Joe Biden said on Friday that most visitors from eight southern African nations would be denied admission to the United States beginning on Monday. (Photo : Getty Images) The new strain, named Omicron, presents a fresh challenge for Biden, who has had
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The Colon Cancer Conundrum Colorectal cancer rates in younger adults are climbing. The race is on to figure out why. Cassandra Willyard 0 Cassandra Willyard Cassandra Willyard is a science journalist based in Madison, Wis. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter
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Inhaling helium and talking like Daffy Duck is a classic party trick. But not many know how helium works. Helium is much lighter than air, so sound waves move much faster through the gas. This amplifies the higher frequencies in your voice. The gas sulfur hexaflouride works in the opposite way. Science Insider tells you
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Whether you’re preparing for more frequent power outages or just bringing additional power for trips off the grid, Bluetti’s solar generators can get the job done, and for Black Friday, the company’s systems are on sale for hundreds of dollars off including the AC200MAX and various solar panels. Bluetti AC200MAX $300 off, solar panels discounted
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The COVID Cancer Effect Oncologists are grappling with predicting—and mitigating—the effects of the pandemic. Usha Lee McFarling 0 Usha Lee McFarling Usha Lee McFarling is a Pulitzer Prize–winning science and medical writer based in Los Angeles. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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