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
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.
While the electric bicycle industry has been showing impressive growth for the last several years, 2020 witnessed rapid gains in the industry unlike anything we’d seen before. But what does the e-bike industry have in stock for us in 2021? Here are my top five predictions for this year. Wave of affordable mid-drive e-bikes Mid-drive
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
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
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
People tend to vegetables growing in a field as emission rises from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Tongling, Anhui province, China, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Bloomberg Elon Musk is going to pay $100 million towards a prize to come up with the best carbon capture technology. (Or so he tweets. Details
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
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.
In this photo illustration, visual representations of digital cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum and Ripple are arranged. Yuriko Nakao | Getty Images News | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Dogecoin, a digital coin originally founded as a joke, has soared over 800% after a Reddit board talked about making it the cryptocurrency equivalent of GameStop.
Scientists at a company named ‘Carbios’ are attempting to break down plastic by using enzymes produced by micro-organisms. The details of their work were posted last year in Nature. According to the report, cutinase which is an enzyme microbes use to break down waxy coating on leaves can also break down PET into its monomers.
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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
A technician preparing a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for use in a clinical trial.Credit: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Another vaccine has been shown to protect against COVID-19 — and this time with only a single dose. On 29 January, the pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, announced that
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
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
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.
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
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
American Airlines Arena is reopening to a limited number of Miami Heats fans. As a precautionary measure, the basketball team screens all the guests and employees that enter the area. To help them keep track of everyone who is in the game, they employed the aid of dogs as “coronavirus detection canines.” (Photo : mariuszpole)
Remember when the coolest kids on the block had those ride-on PowerWheels Jeeps? Well, just because we’re adults now doesn’t mean we can’t still have the same type of fun. This week’s entry for the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week is a fun-looking little electric Jeep with room for two adventure-loving adults.
January 29th, 2021 by Barry A.F. One of the ways to slow the advance of climate change is to reduce your personal carbon usage. While we can’t efficiency our way to climate neutrality, we can buy ourselves time by slowing the rate of carbon emissions and conservation, as Negawatts are often the cheapest form of
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
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
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
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on tackling climate change prior to signing executive actions in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 27, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden has passed an early flurry of executive action on climate change during his first weeks in office, reversing environmental
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
Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Illustration by Gizem Vural Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful drugs such as ecstasy and psilocybin to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. There are risks, but many researchers are excited after
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
US electric car maker Tesla Vice President Jerome Guillen poses at the Paris Auto Show on the last press day on October 3, 2014. The Paris Auto show opens to the public on Saturday. Eric Piermont | AFP | Getty Images Elon Musk’s electric car company notified customers on Friday that Tesla Service Centers now
In Manteca, California, a small company is pioneering the creation and production of paper bottles for brands such as L’Oreal and Seventh Generation. Across the U.S. in St. Petersburg, Florida, a manufacturing giant is strategizing on design, development and packaging services for the likes of Apple, Cisco Systems and HP Inc. Now, the two companies
On Wednesday in California’s Salinas Valley, more than two dozens of homes and buildings, were destroyed by a debris flow and flash flooding caused by a gigantic rain. Local officials were trying to warn the inhabitants in the Salinas riverbed of Paso Robles of the deep 20-25-foot rise in water levels. The heavy rain was produced
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
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.
When Emanuel Goldman went to his local New Jersey supermarket last March, he didn’t take any chances. Reports of COVID-19 cases were popping up across the United States, so he donned gloves to avoid contaminated surfaces and wore a mask to prevent him inhaling tiny virus-laden droplets from fellow shoppers. Neither gloves nor masks were
SpaceX is expected to join Space Command’s ‘commercial integration cell’ in the near future. WASHINGTON — To get intelligence about what is happening in orbit, U.S. Space Command works with a close-knit group of allies and private companies. The command is now looking to expand its network of data-sharing partners as activities in space grow
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
Steve Huffman CEO, Reddit, delivers remarks on ‘Redesigning Reddit’ during the third day of Web Summit in Altice Arena on November 08, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Horacio Villalobos | Corbis | Getty Images Reddit is having a moment. The online network of communities has been thrust into the spotlight this week after a group of
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
Tesla Model S and Model X sales are spiking after years of decline, but some buyers are not happy about how the automaker is handling pricing for existing orders. New Tesla Model S and Model X Tesla finally unveiled the highly-anticipated new Model S and Model X. Model 3 and Model Y, which are cheaper,
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
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
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
The retail investing boom this week has taken over Apple and Google‘s app stores. It’s hard to stress just how unusual this is. In normal times, app store rankings are dominated by social and entertainment apps: think YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Disney+ and so on. First, here’s a look at the app store rankings for
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
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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