Despite being in a global pandemic, essential low-wage workers, healthcare providers, knowledge workers and many others have continued to work. However, since the start of lockdowns in March 2020, some 42 percent of the U.S. workforce has been from working home full-time. The continued progression of COVID-19 has required many businesses to postpone their back-to-the-office dates
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It was a Friday afternoon in March 2013 when Andy Geall got the call. Three people in China had just become infected with a new strain of avian influenza. The global head of vaccines research at Novartis, Rino Rappuoli, wanted to know whether Geall and his colleagues were ready to put their new vaccine technology
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According to a study published recently in the scientific journal nature plants, the Graz University of Technology has discovered a bacterium that provides immunity to rice plants against pathogens. Rice plant immunity (Photo : Pixabay) The scientists at the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology at The Graz University of Technology have been studying the microbiome of rice
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January 12th, 2021 by U.S. Energy Information Administration  Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, October 2020 According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity
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WASHINGTON — NASA will start an upgrade this year of the solar arrays of the International Space Station to ensure the station has sufficient power to continue operating at least through the end of the decade. The agency announced Jan. 11 it would fly the first pair of upgraded solar arrays to the station later
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Some ideas about our end. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/electricpants MORE LINKS BELOW! related Vsauce videos: What Will We Miss? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uiv6tKtoKg Cruel Bombs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHZAaGidUbg Risk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-CK8VxMz9g Will We Ever Visit Other Stars? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD08CuUi_Ek last words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qig68IuPrbk Ebola genome: http://www.cs.bc.edu/~alvarez/CS127/HW/HW5/ebolaVirusDNA 3D bioprinters: https://medium.com/backchannel/where-s-my-bioprinted-kidney-already-25d8c2a5d676 http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-10/16/andrew-hessel-autodesk Human Extinction: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/were-underestimating-the-risk-of-human-extinction/253821/ http://bigthink.com/dangerous-ideas/5-stephen-hawkings-warning-abandon-earth-or-face-extinction http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_extinction http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_catastrophic_risk Global Catastrophic Risks Survey [PDF]: http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/gcr-report.pdf
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The universe is a big place full of galaxies that we’ve only begun to study. SciShow Space presents 3 of the strangest ones we’ve found so far. Learn More About 3 Planets That Shouldn’t Exist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDtPr97gB9I Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to
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In 1848, Phineas Gage survived a seemingly unsurvivable injury to his brain, but the tale of that event has become quite colorful, and inaccurate, in many cases. So, what REALLY happened to Phineas Gage? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called
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Whether or not it’s worth investing in, the math behind Bitcoin is an elegant solution to some complex problems. Hosted by: Michael Aranda Special Thanks: Dalton Hubble SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Learn more about Cryptography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFZGF8FHSg ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on
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When microbiologist Christopher Rensing navigates Fuzhou’s busy streets on his mobility scooter, he finds many people in the Chinese city consider it a novelty vehicle rather than a medical necessity.Credit: Shutterstock The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented me from rejoining my research group at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in Fuzhou, China, where I work as
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WASHINGTON — Intelsat has ordered two geostationary communications satellites from Airbus Defence and Space that will support the satellite operator’s aviation connectivity business. The companies announced Jan. 8 the order of two spacecraft from Airbus’ OneSat family of fully reconfigurable geostationary satellites. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal beyond starting the
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The frequency and intensity of extreme weather conditions and climate events have significantly affected both human life and the natural environment.  (Photo : Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplash)A taxi rides under heavy rain that is causing flooding in Macau, China Holding capacity for atmospheric water vapor has been increasing due to global warming,
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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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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Monday announced that it will pause its contributions to political action committees in the wake of the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by insurgents incited by President Donald
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One of the biggest stories of 2020 was the rise of the corporate tree-planting movement, with dozens of multinational businesses from virtually every industry pledging millions of dollars to one of nature’s most effective carbon sequestration solutions.  Now, NGOs and investors are urging consumer goods and food companies and financial institutions to devote more resources
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1. Förster, T. Energiewanderung und Fluoreszenz. Naturwissenschaften 33, 166–175 (1946). ADS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Förster, T. Zwischenmolekulare Energiewanderung und Fluoreszenz. Ann. Phys. 437, 55–75 (1948). Article  Google Scholar  3. Brixner, T. et al. Two-dimensional spectroscopy of electronic couplings in photosynthesis. Nature 434, 625–628 (2005). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  4. Scholes, G. D., Fleming,
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SAN FRANCISCO – NOAA’s National Satellite, Data and Information Service is recommending flying three satellites over the United States in the satellite constellation that will follow the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series (GOES-R). In addition, to operating satellites in orbits similar to those of the current GOES East and GOES West satellites, NOAA recommends
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If you live in a part of the world with cold winters, you probably know the awful feeling that comes with an unexpectedly early frost or snow—one that covers your car in a layer of ice before you’ve pulled out your gloves and ice scraper for the season. The one that makes your fingers freeze
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LafargeHolcim’s logo displayed at its offices in Switzerland, September 2019. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cement maker LafargeHolcim has agreed to buy specialist roofing company Firestone Building Products for $3.4 billion, in the latest example of shifting priorities within the building industry. In a statement issued last week, LafargeHolcim — which is the
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Tesla is again expanding Gigafactory Shanghai with new buildings coming up on the eastern side. The automaker is also looking to add a design director to its Chinese team ahead of the new planned $25,000 electric car. Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai Gigafactory Shanghai was a big success story for Tesla in 2020. After quickly managing to
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January 10th, 2021 by Jennifer Sensiba  Irish researchers recently figured out where a lot more rare earth minerals could be found, which could make a big difference for renewable energy technologies. Why Rare Earth Elements Matter Rare earth minerals are a big part of today’s renewable energy technologies. Metals like ytterbium, scandium, and neodynium are
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The big stories of 2020 were not just about a pandemic, a reckoning on racial justice, an economic calamity and the ever-imminent rise of climate change impacts. If a crisis is the ultimate test of leadership, last year provided ample narratives about leaders stepping up. These 20 C-suite executives have steered their companies forward through
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follow: @tweetsauce https://twitter.com/tweetsauce SOURCES BELOW music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow and from http://www.audionetwork.com/ My instagram: http://instagram.com/electricpants Big thanks to https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart and https://www.youtube.com/user/minutephysics for help with this journey. Human biomass volume: http://eesmyal.com/2012/02/human-cube/ spit facts: http://www.livescience.com/32208-how-much-spit-does-a-person-produce.html LEGOs: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/10/23/lego-movie-peek-will-ferrell/2918385/ sand calculation: http://www.hawaii.edu/suremath/jsand.html sun in different wavelengths gif: http://imgur.com/gallery/H4IhGCg Sun image: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/light-wavelengths.html totally neat minutephysics video on the observable universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NU2t5zlxQQ
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New discoveries into two weird things that may have played havoc with the ancient solar system: dark matter and a wandering star. ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records:
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Dreaming is very weird, but you might be able to learn something from your dreams. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Kevin, Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Sultan Alkhulaifi, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky
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On the 4th of July, Americans like to celebrate the things that make the United States unique, and a lot of those things have to do with our geography. That remarkable geography is also responsible for some pretty unique weather, and unfortunately for the millions of people living in the Midwest, that weather includes tornadoes.
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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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January 10th, 2021 by Jennifer Sensiba  Image: Zach Shahan, CleanTechnica If 2021 were given to all of us on a 7-day trial, most of us wouldn’t have kept the subscription. Violence, political strife, and worse have given all but Trump’s most loyal supporters a bad taste in their mouths. I know he didn’t want to
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In 1969 when NASA astronauts took one small step on the lunar surface, the feat resulted in a giant leap forward in innovations for humanity. The many challenges NASA overcame on the way to the Moon led the agency and its partners to devise new inventions and techniques that spread into public life, and we
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For companies with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. That’s the year when many have pledged to become zero waste, or to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging. But COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in those plans, with single-use packaging skyrocketing, low fossil fuel prices and disrupted recycling systems, already weakened by
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