Month: January 2021

A vehicle passes an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The CEOs of Chevron and ExxonMobil last year discussed the possibility of merging the two companies, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing unnamed people familiar with the talks. The
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Scientists have for the first time ascertain how glaciers in Greenland’s fjords are affected by heating coastal waters. This work was carried out by scientists at the University of California, Irvine, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For the past five years, scientists have been working with the help and support of the Oceans Melting Greenland Mission.
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January 29th, 2021 by Jennifer Sensiba  When I saw that Volkswagen’s MEB platform was going to be used in yachts, I was a little confused. A car platform is generally used for…cars. In the past, every platform I’ve heard of automakers using was for cars that were similar in size and functionality. The platform usually
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Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the latest COVID-19 news. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a ‘public health emergency of international concern’, or PHEIC, to raise the alarm of the imminent threat of a global coronavirus pandemic. Alongside
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WASHINGTON — NASA has issued a request for information for launch services for its Europa Clipper mission, a sign the agency is taking advantage of language in a recent appropriations bill that allows it to consider alternatives to the Space Launch System. The Jan. 26 request for information seeks data from companies that believe they
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Chinese alchemists searching for an elixir of eternal life discovered the world’s first chemical explosive. Hank has the full story on gunpowder in this SciShow about a big idea of science. Like SciShow? http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow! http://www.twitter.com/scishow T*mbl SciShow. http://scishow.tumblr.com References for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-3Pbe
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WASHINGTON — A test flight of SpaceX’s Starship launch vehicle is on hold as the company awaits approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, a delay that has publicly aggravated the company’s chief executive. SpaceX had planned to perform a suborbital flight of its Starship SN9 vehicle at its Boca Chica, Texas, test site Jan. 28.
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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 31st, 2021 by Winter Wilson  In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and co-founder of The Solutions Project, to discuss green hydrogen. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player
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WASHINGTON — The second operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station will now launch in mid-April, carrying astronauts from Europe, Japan and the United States. NASA said Jan. 29 that it set a launch date of April 20 for the Crew-2 mission to the station. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur
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NASA remembers the crews of Apollo 1, space shuttles Challenger and Columbia during the agency’s Day of Remembrance on Jan. 28, 2021, the 35th anniversary of the Challenger accident. NASA’s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NASA%20Remembers%20Fallen%20Heroes Producer
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The website of U.K. stock trading app Freetrade. Freetrade LONDON — British share trading app Freetrade told clients Friday that it had disabled purchases of U.S. stocks. Freetrade blamed the halt to U.S. stock purchases on a move by its currency exchange provider and their bank to limit the platform’s trading volume. Freetrade uses U.K.
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Numerous companies have set 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging goals such as Colgate-Palmolive and Kellogg. Virtually all these companies, though, are not tracking whether their packaging is actually recycled and what new products their packaging becomes. Without this end-of-life tracking, they cannot determine the extent of the economic and environmental impact from how
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SpaceX’s first high-altitude test flight of its Starship rocket, which exploded last month while attempting to land after an otherwise successful test launch, violated the terms of its Federal Aviation Administration test license, the Verge reported on Friday, citing sources. An investigation was opened that week focusing on the explosive landing and on SpaceX’s refusal
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People await coronavirus vaccines at a hospital in Glasgow, UK.Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty As evidence grows that new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can evade immunity produced by vaccines or previous infections, scientists are exploring the idea of redesigning the vaccines currently being rolled out worldwide. Researchers are still debating whether the new variants could
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The only change the Space Force made is in four categories of Air Force enlisted ranks called “airman.” The equivalent ranks in the Space Force will be “specialist.” WASHINGTON — It’s now official: There will be no admirals in the U.S. Space Force. The Space Force on Jan. 29 revealed its new rank structure for
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A pedestrian wearing a protective mask crosses California Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images In late October, when San Francisco moved into California’s least-restrictive Covid-19 “yellow tier” — indicating minimal spread of the coronavirus — Lauren Crabbe was hopeful. Crabbe, the owner
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One of the most fundamental ideas in physics is that the disorder of the universe, also known as entropy, is constantly increasing. But, life’s inherent chemical makeup has been hacking the disorder of the universe for billions of years! SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium
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WASHINGTON — NASA will carry out a second hotfire test of the Space Launch System core stage, a move that makes it more likely the vehicle will miss its scheduled launch date of late this year. NASA announced late Jan. 29 that it will re-run the static-fire test of the core stage’s four RS-25 engines
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A new video released by Texas-based electric powersports company Volcon shows the Volcon Grunt off-road electric motorcycle riding in more detail than we’ve ever seen before. Volcon Grunt electric motorcycle video The Grunt is Volcon’s first planned electric powersports vehicle headed for production at the company’s new factory. The Texas factory is currently under construction
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January 29th, 2021 by Rocky Mountain Institute  Courtesy of Rocky Mountain InstituteBy Katie Siegner, Kevin Brehm, Mark Dyson Register for a webinar on Wednesday, February 10, with RMI authors and community leaders from the projects highlighted in the three case studies to learn more about how to effectively foster wind and solar project developments locally.
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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is a member of the Artemis Team, a select group of astronauts charged with focusing on the development and training efforts for early Artemis missions. Through the Artemis program NASA and a coalition of international partners will return to the Moon to learn how to live on other worlds for the
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New mosquito species from Asia is set to ignite major problems in East African cities. A new research release has shown that the Asian mosquito species are invariably vulnerable to the local strains of malaria in East Africa. Scientists have discovered that these species of Mosquitoes have invaded some major East African cities and are becoming
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January 28th, 2021 by U.S. Energy Information Administration  Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration,  Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory The timing and magnitude of wind turbine installations in the United States are often driven by tax incentives. The U.S. production tax credit (PTC), a per-kilowatt-hour (kWh) credit for electricity generated by eligible renewable sources, was first enacted
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Particles (green, artificially coloured) of the cold-causing coronavirus HCoV-229E, whose genome shows evidence of swift evolution of a key protein. Credit: Science Source/Science Photo Library Virology 29 January 2021 Mutations in ‘seasonal’ coronaviruses might explain why many people are re-infected time and again. At least two coronaviruses that cause the common cold can evolve to
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WASHINGTON — NASA is considering changing the orbit of one of its oldest Mars spacecraft, a move intended to support the Mars 2020 mission after landing but which could affect both its science and support of other missions. NASA launched the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) in 2005 with a suite of six science instruments, including
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Contrary to popular belief, a profitable business model for reused construction steel is not nearly as impossible as one may believe. Steelmakers have almost perfected the “recycle” element of the four hierarchical elements of the circular economy — reduce, reuse, remanufacture and recycle — with steel recycling rates of almost 90 percent. Despite the recycling
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The co-CEO of DSM stressed the deep connection between climate change and food systems on Thursday, emphasizing the importance of moving fast and using technology to tackle the challenges they create. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe”, Geraldine Matchett said food systems were “one of the big causes of climate change, with about 25% of
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The Pioneer 10 and 11 probes were launched to explore outer space, but in the 80s scientists discovered they were veering off-course, and we had no idea why! Host: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow
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