Month: October 2021

CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 Credit local authors fairly on international research papers Angela I. N. Obasi  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6801-8889 0 , Seye Abimbola  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1294-3850 1 , Ndekya Oriyo  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6336-9911 2 , Ben Morton  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6164-2854 3 , André Vercueil  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1591-4131 4 & Refiloe Masekela  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9665-2035 5 Angela I. N. Obasi Liverpool School
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For the marine shipping industry to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2050, promising technology will need to become reality, and efficiency gains will need to increase as well. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Amazon and IKEA are among the major companies pushing the ocean shipping industry to adopt zero-carbon fuel sources for vessels by 2040.
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Scorpions are venomous reptiles. They’ve one of the most ferocious beasts here on earth for millennia, with their 8 legs, a brace of anguish forceps, and a tail that culminates in a stinger. History, astronomy, Greek myths, games consoles, and corporate logos all contain them Nevertheless, in a recent finding, there was another identical seen
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Berkeley, California-based carbon transformation company Twelve and Tulsa-based Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT) today announced that they have produced the first fossil-free jet fuel from carbon dioxide using an electrochemical process. The project received funding from the US Air Force. The new biofuel, which is called E-Jet, can be used by both commercial and military aviation. Biofuels
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded nearly $40 million to 40 projects that are advancing the next generation of solar, storage, and industrial technologies necessary for achieving the Biden–Harris administration’s climate goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035. Specifically, the projects will reduce the cost of solar technologies by increasing
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 Countries of the Indo-Gangetic Plain must unite against air pollution Muhammad Fahim Khokhar  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4489-6593 0 , Muhammad Shehzaib Anjum  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2873-5741 1 , Abdus Salam  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5609-6828 2 , Vinayak Sinha  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5508-0779 3 , Manish Naja  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4597-1690 4 , Hiroshi Tanimoto  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5424-9923 5 , James H. Crawford
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Scene from “Squid Game” by Netflix Source: Netflix It may seem like every American you know has watched “Squid Game,” but the show’s popularity has not yet created a surge of new Netflix subscribers in the U.S. 142 million Netflix subscribers have seen at least two minutes of the wildly popular South Korean drama, Netflix
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Experts said adding space to the list of U.S. critical infrastructure sectors would send a strong message WASHINGTON — Satellites in space provide essential services in support of national security and the civilian economy. The U.S. government, however, does not technically consider space systems “critical infrastructure,” which is slowing down efforts to protect networks from
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This post originally appeared on NRDC’s Expert Blog. Global warming is escalating even faster than we thought. According to the recent IPCC Report, the global average temperature will approach and exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature threshold in the next century. Crossing the temperature threshold projects more intense climate hazards, such as sea levels drastically
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When stars die, they tend to take everything around them with them. But new evidence appears to show a planet orbiting a white dwarf, and we’re not sure how it survived! Plus, experiments designed to detect dark matter might be capable of detecting dark energy, too! Hosted By: Reid Reimers Bundle your Patreon support and
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 United States has several programmes for early-career leaders Dalal Najib 0 , John Boright 1 & John Hildebrand 2 Dalal Najib National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington DC, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar John Boright National Academies of Sciences,
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Afghanistan’s gross domestic product could see a contraction of up to 30% following the Taliban takeover, the IMF said in its latest regional economic report. Jihad Azour, director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, said the country’s situation was deteriorating, even before Kabul fell. “They were facing more than one shock — drought,
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TAMPA, Fla. — German launch services provider Exolaunch is expanding to the U.S. in search of a greater share of the rapidly growing market, stepping up competition against Seattle-based rideshare broker Spaceflight. About half the nearly 100 satellites Exolaunch has already booked for launches next year are for U.S. customers, newly appointed Exolaunch USA CEO
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In this article ULVR-GB The former CEO of consumer goods giant Unilever has taken a swipe at firms who prioritize short-term goals over longer term ones rooted in sustainability. Paul Polman has castigated some companies who proclaim “they are the second coming” while simultaneously slowing efforts down. Speaking at CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum on Monday,
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Following several nights lacking water, 2 males were retrieved from isolated Australian desert. Mahesh Patrick aged 14, and Shaun Emitja aged 21, got separated when their automobile went bogged in the Northern Territory outback near Arlparra and Harts Range. The duo mysteriously disappeared on Monday upon failed to retreat to Hermannsburg, an Indigenous town 120 kilometers south-west
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NEWS 19 October 2021 Attempt to charge Mexican scientists with ‘organized crime’ prompts international outcry The Mexican government has accused 31 scientists and officials of organized crime and money laundering — allegations that they deny and that many claim are politically motivated. Sara Reardon 0 Sara Reardon Sara Reardon is a freelance writer in Bozeman,
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In this article AAPL Apple MacBook Pro Source: Apple Before Monday, the last major redesign for Apple‘s larger MacBook Pros came in 2016, with several features that looked to the future. The 2016 MacBook Pros sported universal USB-C connectors that could power displays and peripherals, a “butterfly” keyboard that allowed the devices to become even
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Under the recently launched Polish Imaging Satellites (PIAST) project, a consortium formed by local space industry players will develop three nanosatellites to be operated by the country’s armed forces and placed into orbit in 2024. WARSAW, Poland — Under the recently launched Polish Imaging Satellites (PIAST) project, a consortium formed by local space industry players
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The circular economy — the idea of integrating sourcing, production and consumption within common systems to minimize waste, extend the life-cycle of products and stimulate innovation across the value chain to advance sustainability — is a powerful concept. While not a new idea — it builds upon methods such as life-cycle analysis and the pioneering
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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. Sponsored by Holley Performance: Check out the Holley High Voltage Experience, an all EV event taking place at Sonoma Raceway this November 13th and 14th. New episodes of Quick Charge
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Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries has bought a majority stake in technology group HyET. Its “Powerfoil” solar technology is described as extremely lightweight (5% of the weight of traditional glass panels), and with a significantly lower levelized cost of energy. HyET is also invested in hydrogen electrolyser technology. “The electrically active layers consist of SnO2:F,
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Lakes throughout the world are getting warmer and freezing for fewer days per year because of global climate change1. 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 checkout.
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SpaceNews spoke with Samer Halawi, Intelsat’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, to learn more about the satellite giant’s post-restructuring growth strategy. Intelsat is devising a transformational business plan for after it emerges from bankruptcy restructuring later this year, including a big bet on software-defined satellites and potentially its own low-Earth-orbit broadband constellation. The
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Empty shelves that usually stock bottled water at Sainsbury’s supermarket, Greenwich Peninsular, on September 19, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images The U.K. has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic to find itself faced with an onslaught of new economic crises that have left the country in “a precarious position,” experts have
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Download PDF It was turtle-nesting season when this photograph was taken one night in June. I am on Needham’s Point beach measuring a critically endangered female hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). As field director of the Barbados sea turtle project, I run the day-to-day conservation activities and train and manage volunteers. We also run research projects
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — As NASA prepares to install the Orion spacecraft on the first Space Launch System rocket, agency officials played down any effect coronavirus vaccine mandates will have on final preparations for the launch. In sessions of the American Astronautical Society’s Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium last week, Artemis program leaders said the next
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In 1988, during the U.S. presidential campaign, George H.W. Bush famously said, “Those who think we are powerless to do anything about the greenhouse effect forget about the White House effect.” A third of a century later, that pithy sound bite turned out to be hollow, as most political pronouncements about climate change were at
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Companies that contributed millions of pounds to sponsor the Cop26 climate conference have blasted it as “mismanaged” and “very last minute” as the event in Glasgow approaches next month. The sponsors, which include some of the country’s largest corporations, have filed formal complaints with the government, blaming “very inexperienced” civil servants for delayed decisions, poor
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WASHINGTON — Engineers are investigating why one of the two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy spacecraft may have failed to lock into place when deployed after launch Oct. 16. In an Oct. 17 statement, NASA said that while the spacecraft is healthy, one of the two circular solar panels “may not be fully latched” after
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