Month: April 2021

Algae fills the Paktajokka River in northern Sweden. Photosynthesis in the river means that its daytime and night-time carbon emissions differ substantially. Credit: Gerard Rocher-Ros Biogeochemistry 21 April 2021 Rivers give off stealth carbon at night Emissions made under cover of darkness account for much of the carbon flux from flowing waters. Share on Twitter
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Ukrainian entrepreneur Max Polyakov, with his Silicon Valley-based investment vehicle Noosphere Ventures Partners, is on a mission to build out a vertically integrated space business. A year after Noosphere founded satellite imagery venture Earth Observation Data Analytics (EOSDA) in 2016, Polyakov got into the launch business by snapping up Firefly Aerospace out of bankruptcy. The
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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will work with 11 remote and island communities around the United States and provide federal assistance to bolster their energy infrastructure, reduce the risk of outages, and improve their future energy and economic outlook. Due to their geographic isolation, remote coastal and island
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290 million kilometers away, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has taken the first step towards a new type of space exploration. Hovering 3 meters above the Martian surface before rotating 90 degrees and safely landing, this was the first powered flight on another planet. In this video we explore the challenges of this achievement and ask what
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In this article NFLX (L-R) Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos attend the “Marseille” Netflix TV Serie World Premiere At Palais Du Pharo In Marseille, on May 4, 2016 in Marseille, France. Stephane Cardinale | Corbis | Getty Images Netflix is set to report earnings for the first quarter of 2021 after the bell on Tuesday.
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Corporate sustainability reporting starts with a laudable goal: that measurement and reporting of a company’s social and environmental footprint would trigger the following positive chain reaction: Individual companies’ social and environmental performance would improve (because what gets measured gets managed). A link tying companies with better sustainability records to better equity returns would emerge. Investors
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Huaneng Power Plant. Huai ‘an City, Jiangsu Province, China, September 13, 2020. Costfoto | Barcroft Media via Getty Images LONDON — Energy-related carbon emissions are on track to surge by nearly 5% this year, according to the International Energy Agency, reversing most of last year’s decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the IEA’s Global
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Amazon Salon Source: Amazon LONDON — Amazon announced Tuesday that it is planning to open its first-ever hair salon in East London as the e-commerce giant continues to explore new lines of business and promote some of the items it sells on its platform. The Amazon Salon, described in a blog post, will be spread
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This Nature Careers webinar is now available to view as video-on-demand. In the 60-minute session, three speakers share their advice, approaches and opinions on peer review, before spending some time answering questions from Nature’s readers. First, we hear from Mathew Stiller-Reeve, a scientific consultant based in Norway. He outlines his structured approach to peer review.
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NASA successfully flew the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars on Monday, according to data and images sent back to Earth. “Altimeter data confirms that Ingenuity has performed its first flight – the first flight of a powered aircraft on another planet,” announced an engineer in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the control room cheered.  A short
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Our latest EV spotlight shines on Phoenix Motorcars. The Ontario, California-based automaker provides fleet mobility solutions to a quickly growing sector for electrification – light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. This lineup currently includes trucks, shuttles, and school buses, but with recent partnerships with companies in solar and autonomous technology, Phoenix Motorcars is one to watch.
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Originally published at Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments M&A Activity Picks Up In India’s Rooftop Solar Market Amplus Energy, a rooftop
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There’s basically a hole in the universe — a region where there’s much less matter than there should be. And we don’t know why it’s there. Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister ———- Dooblydoo thanks to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout outs go to Justin Ove, Chris Peters, John Szymakowski,
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In the Article, we studied 71 landfall events. For each event, we analysed the data of hurricane intensities and locations corresponding to the first four synoptic times past landfall (0000 utc, 0600 utc, 1200 utc and 1800 utc). From the intensities, we computed the decay timescale, and from the locations, we computed the translation speed, coastline-perpendicular
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Lebanon’s Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (or Rai) greets supporters on February 27, 2021 at the Maronite Patriarchate in the mountain village of Bkerki, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon on February 27, 2021. Houssam Shbaro | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Lebanon’s most senior Christian cleric, Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, called for a meeting with Iranian-backed
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Scientists at Ames Laboratory’s Institute for Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics (iCOUP) have discovered a chemical method that turns recycled plastics into biodegradable, use chemicals that can be used as surfactants and detergents in a variety of applications. Plastics may have more sustainable and cost-effective lifecycles as a result of this process. (Photo : Magda Ehlers)
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Los Alamos in New Mexico, a major nuclear-weapons site during the Second World War.Credit: John Dambik/Alamy Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States Alex Wellerstein Univ. Chicago Press (2021) In March 1950, an official from the Atomic Energy Commission — then the guardian of US nuclear secrets — oversaw the burning
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A nurse in Italy prepares a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.Credit: Pasquale Senatore/Pacific Press/Shutterstock It has been a difficult week for two COVID-19 vaccines. On 13 April, US regulators urged health-care providers to temporarily stop using a vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, because of 6 suspected cases of
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WASHINGTON — Boeing said April 17 that the next test flight of its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle won’t take place until at least August, confirming a lengthy delay widely expected because of the schedule of other launches and International Space Station missions. In a statement, Boeing said that the company and NASA are projecting
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Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute Blog.By Giulia Christianson, Ariel Pinchot, and Yili Wu The movement to achieve net-zero global greenhouse gas emissions, is gaining traction and coherence, especially in the world of finance. In late March, BlackRock and Vanguard — the two largest asset managers on the planet — joined a growing coalition of investors in the Net Zero
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Researchers have made some unexpected readings of mysterious particles called muons, which may make us reexamine the Standard Model in physics. Hosted by: Stefan Chin April Pin of the Month: https://store.dftba.com/collections/all/products/scishow-pin-of-the-month-mini-neptunes-april SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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