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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The good news for the Earth observation industry is that their capabilities to collect and analyze imagery are better than ever. The bad news for the industry is that many prospective customers don’t understand those capabilities. During a panel session of the Satellite 2021 conference Sept. 9, industry officials lamented that,
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A group of physicists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently achieved a feat that could pave the way for practical carbon-free power. The achievement was three years in the making . It is a result of intensive research and design work, project leaders say. For the first time, researchers built a large high-temperature superconducting
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NEWS 10 September 2021 Trove of CRISPR-like gene-cutting enzymes found in microbes The search for a CRISPR enzyme’s ancestors has revealed more than one million potential genome-editing tools. Heidi Ledford Heidi Ledford View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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WASHINGTON — The House Science Committee approved its portion of a massive budget reconciliation spending bill Sept. 9, making no major changes to its NASA provisions. The full committee voted 21-17 after a daylong markup to advance its portion of the package, allocating $45.51 billion to agencies under its jurisdiction, including NASA, the National Oceanic
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Agriculture accounts for about 90% of total water consumption in the western United States and around 80% in the rest of the country. This year, droughts, ferocious wildfires, and extreme heat waves are turning farmlands dusty and ranchlands into grass stubble too short to feed livestock. Without adequate water supplies, farmers and ranchers are suffering, facing unprecedented restrictions on
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Streetlights, headlights, and apartments with lights on around noon on Sept. 9, 2020, in Russian Hill, San Francisco. Christina Farr | CNBC One year ago today was the most terrifying day of my life. I’ve faced personal tragedies and professional setbacks, but there are templates to deal with those. You rely on friends and family,
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This story originally appeared in Eos and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Nitrogen use efficiency, an indicator that describes how much fertilizer reaches a harvested crop, has decreased by 22 percent since 1961, according to new findings by an international
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A soft, stretchy film changes from transparent to red to blue as it bends, opening up opportunities for responsive 3D displays and robotics.1 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
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Say “Tesla” and most people think of electric cars. But Tesla is also an energy company. It has built some of the world’s largest battery storage facilities and operates a massive microgrid that will eventually include 50,000 rooftop solar systems coupled with residential storage batteries in Australia. It has applied to be an energy supplier
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In this article NES.N-CH The CEO of consumer goods giant Nestle told CNBC Thursday that sustainability concerns among its younger customers were “off the charts” and a major influence on purchasing decisions. “If you win their hearts and minds, I mean, this is the future growth of the business,” Mark Schneider, a founding member of
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A modelling system could help to identify hospitalized people who are unknowingly carrying pathogens that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. 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
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In this article FB EL-FR Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories glasses can take photos and videos through cameras at each corner of the device’s frames. Courtesy of Ashley Bogdan Facebook on Thursday unveiled its long-awaited collaboration with Luxottica: Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses.  The glasses, which start at $299, let users take photos and record videos with voice
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SAN FRANCISCO – Optical communications startup Xenesis signed a memorandum of understanding with MBS Lab, the research group for Germany’s Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS), Germany’s largest teleport operator. “Having a demonstration at the MBS Lab facility is a best-case scenario for us in terms of how we position ourselves for market adaption and market traction,”
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About 90 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, a gigantic dinosaur with ‘shark-like’ teeth prowled in present-day Uzbekistan, says a new study. The meat-eating dinosaur was 7.5-8 metres long and weighed 1,000 kg – which would make it a little longer than an African elephant and heavier than two fully grown water buffaloes. Researchers
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NEWS 09 September 2021 China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor If China’s experimental reactor is a success it could lead to commercialization and help the nation meet its climate goals. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is finally scheduled to launch Dec. 18 on an Ariane 5 from French Guiana after years of development delays. NASA, the European Space Agency and Arianespace announced Sept. 8 that they had selected Dec. 18 as the formal targeted launch date for the giant space observatory. ESA is
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Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the Solar Futures Study detailing the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the nation’s electricity, drive deep decarbonization of the grid, and employ as many as 1.5 million
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In this article BRK.A MAERSK.B-DK whitemay | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images Denmark’s Maersk has invested in WasteFuel, a California-based start-up centered around the conversion of agricultural and municipal waste into fuels, in order to “develop green bio-methanol production in the Americas and Asia.” In an announcement Wednesday, the world’s largest container shipping firm explained
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The CFS and MIT teams working on the magnet. Credit: Gretchen Ertl, CFS/MIT-PSFC, 2021 Fusion took a key step forward in its movement from the lab to commercial viability with the successful test of a key technology — a very powerful magnet that uses very little energy. Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s
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NEWS 09 September 2021 Face masks for COVID pass their largest test yet A rigorous study finds that surgical masks are highly protective, but cloth masks fall short. Lynne Peeples 0 Lynne Peeples Lynne Peeples is a science journalist in Seattle, Washington. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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SAN FRANCISCO – Optical communications startup BridgeComm announced a strategic partnership with satellite component supplier Space Micro to work together on the design, development and testing of optical communications technology for U.S. government and commercial customers. BridgeComm is working to establish a global network of ground stations and a laser communications constellation in low Earth
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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. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/09/Quick-Charge-9.8.21.mp3 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
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CleanTechnica has been actively educating people about cleantech for more than a decade now. I don’t know about you, but I genuinely feel it’s time to blow the lid off and truly accelerate the cleantech revolution. With that in mind, we are going to start seeking equity investment for the first time ever, and hope
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The Jones family has a simple mantra: “There’s no need to boast about doing good, just do good.” That mindset has guided four generations of family leadership at Seaman Paper as it quietly grew from a small paper mill in Massachusetts to a global company, employing 1,000, with sustainability as a top priority. As of
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Last year, a large group of scientists had gathered for a two-day conference to discuss whether biotechnology could make people younger. The conference was organised at a mansion owned by Russian-Israeli billionaire Yuri Milner in Los Altos Hills, California, US. Experts took to the stage to explain and discuss radical attempts at “rejuvenating” animals. Eventually,
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Some people trade stocks, but Tesla wants to trade energy capacity. The company is building a new team of traders to do just that with its Autobidder platform. Autobidder is a real-time trading and control platform for energy assets, like Tesla’s Powerpacks, Powerwalls, and Megapacks, optimized through machine learning to better use and more directly monetize
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