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November 18th, 2020 by Brad Rouse  Dividends are fabulous. In investing, dividends pay you to wait while your investments grow.  If we aggressively pursue the energy transition, every one of us will receive dividends as we invest in a brighter future. As is the case with many investments, the energy transition may be justified (and
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Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., speaks during the company’s event at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nvidia beat analyst expectations on both earnings and revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter but shares barely
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Date/Time: December 10, 2020 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) The challenges facing recycling in the U.S. may seem daunting but cross-sector collaboration is providing a path forward on many of its toughest issues. This kind of collaboration – CPG companies working hand-in-hand with technological innovators, MRF operators and investors – will be critical to solving
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Listen to a special episode on facial recognition technology, with Benjamin Thompson and Richard Van Noorden. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 In this episode: 03:24 Standing up against ‘smart cities’ Cities across the globe are installing thousands of surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition technology. Although marketed as a way
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WASHINGTON — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) says the first flight of its Dream Chaser spacecraft to the International Space Station is now planned for 2022 after development delays caused by the pandemic. During a media briefing Nov. 17, SNC executives said that despite the near-term delays in assembly of the lifting-body cargo spacecraft, they were
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“The vehicle is definitely like a living creature. All the pipes, all the pipelines are alive.” Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) is set to become the first international crew member to fly on a commercial crew mission on Nov. 15 at 7:27 p.m. EST, when the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 mission
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Renowned marine researcher Daniel Pauly believes that future fishing practices will be through artisanal fishing boats with subsidies to industrial fishing fleets eliminated. Pauly, a University of British Columbia professor, says that fish product stocks are a worldwide problem that is threatening food security because of the excessive fishing effort of subsidized fleets. According to him, the fisheries industry will improve as subsidies are ended and the politicians
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Elon Musk is teasing Tesla’s upcoming ‘v11’ software update to be released during the holidays and the CEO promises that Tesla will release features that have been request and some new surprise features that we don’t know about. Tesla is consistently pushing new over-the-air software updates to its fleet with improvements to existing features and
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NASA’s inspector general and the US justice department have launched investigations into allegations that Boeing may have benefited from internal information provided by the space agency during a contract bidding process, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The affair led to the abrupt resignation of Doug Loverro, then the head of NASA’s human exploration directorate, in
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U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs speaks to reporters at CISA’s Election Day Operation Center on Super Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., March 3, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has “terminated” top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs. In a pair of tweets, Trump
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For decades, Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in the United States have sought environmental justice as a civil right, but now, the grave disparities in environmental harms are coming into national prominence. This year’s COVID-19 crisis and racial justice movement have highlighted the systemic inequities in the U.S. and revealed how crises disproportionately
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Soft Matter Tom McLeish Oxford Univ. Press (2020) Freeze a rose in liquid nitrogen then tap it with a hammer, and the petals shatter. “Its softness is a function of its temperature, not just its molecular constituents and structure,” observes theoretical physicist Tom McLeish, one of the researchers who founded ‘soft-matter physics’ in the 1990s.
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Astronomers are learning just how big early stars might have been, and how their deaths have shaped the universe. Some may have even been so massive that they skipped the whole star phase and collapsed straight into black holes! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out
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Meter is the standard unit of length used by most countries around the world. But how did they define it? Hosted by: Hank Green Want more SciShow in person? We’ll be at NerdCon: Nerdfighteria in Boston on February 25th and 26th! For more information, go to http://www.nerdconnerdfighteria.com/ ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on
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California has refreshed its “Clean Fuel Rewards” program, increasing the amount to $1,500 upfront (no application required) and simplifying availability to customers statewide. The new incentive is available for any eligible electric vehicle (including motorcycles!) purchased from a participating retailer starting today, November 17. As this is a refresh of California’s previous Clean Fuel program,
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November 17th, 2020 by Sponsored Content  By Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics* with contributions from Christiane Heckeroth, Chief Communications Officer of Solectrac The increasing demand for organic foods gets a lot of headlines. Consumers have shown they are prepared to pay a premium for foods with an untouched pedigree, which has helped bolster the thin
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Since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, the U.S. has stepped back from its international climate commitments by leaving the Paris Agreement and rolling back dozens of Obama-era climate policies, leaving a void in international climate leadership that China aims to fill. In some ways, the country is well poised for climate leadership. China
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Youthful sleep in ageing people is linked to a lower prevalence of diabetes and other health conditions. Credit: Raquel Maria Carbonell Pagola/LightRocket/Getty Ageing 17 November 2020 Older people with ‘young’ sleep patterns have more robust cognition than those whose rest is typical for their age. Older people with sleep patterns like those of younger people
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SAN FRANCISCO – MDA signed multiple contracts with its former owner Maxar Technologies to provide hardware and software for the Space Infrastructure Dexterous Robot (SPIDER), a technology demonstration planned for NASA’s On‑orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) mission. “These contracts position MDA for continued success in the commercial space robotics market, an emerging business
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“My family means everything to me. It is the most important part of my life.” Born in Lebanon, Missouri, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins has spent 166 days in space and is about to launch on his second mission on Nov. 15, 2020, when he and his three crew mates lift off aboard the NASA SpaceX
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With Amazon Pharmacy, Prime customers in the United States can get their prescription medications shipped to their home for free. Amazon Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon
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This year, there has been much ado about zero. It’s becoming hard to read the green media, or even the mainstream media, without seeing new net-zero commitments from companies, governments, institutions and others. Indeed, “net-zero” is the new “zero waste” — remember way back in 2019 when everyone was making that commitment? — which is
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Donald Trump’s administration is bulldozing through a last-minute gas and oil drilling-rights auction in Alaska’s 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Biden vowed to block oil exploration in the largest national wildlife refuge in the country. Trump’s Arctic Refuge destruction The Trump administration announced yesterday that it would sell leases
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Mission scientists monitor the spacecraft Cassini as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere.Credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA’s Teams Janet Vertesi Univ. Chicago Press (2020) In 25 years of covering US planetary science, I’ve become used to seeing certain faces in press briefings, at conferences and on webcasts presenting discoveries from
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Four astronauts riding a newly designed spacecraft from Elon Musk’s SpaceX docked with the International Space Station Monday night, in the first crewed mission on a privately built space capsule purchased by NASA. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience by its crew of three Americans and one Japanese astronaut, docked at 11:01pm EST (9:31am Tuesday IST), 27 hours
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WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts on board successfully docked with the International Space Station Nov. 16, a day after launch on the first operational commercial crew mission. The spacecraft, named “Resilience,” docked with the station’s Node 2, or Harmony, module at 11:01 p.m. Eastern. Hatches separating the station and spacecraft
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Moderna’s phase III vaccine trial has enrolled about 30,000 participants.Credit: Hans Pennink/AP/Shutterstock They say good news comes in threes. For the third time in a week, a coronavirus vaccine developer has reported preliminary results suggesting that its vaccine is highly effective. Today, biotech company Moderna in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reported that its RNA-based vaccine is more
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Jupiter has a bunch of asteroids that are trapped in two specific points in its orbit! ———- 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 without them! Shout out to Patrick Merrithew, Will and Sonja Marple, Thomas J., Kevin Bealer,
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An astonishing amount of research has gone into the question of whether asparagus really makes your urine smell funny. Sci Show explains it all inside! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- 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
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On Nov. 15, the world watched with admiration as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s historic Kennedy Space Center carrying a four-person crew. The occasion marked an important milestone — the first orbital FAA-licensed human spaceflight launch. This achievement demonstrates America’s leadership in a new era of space exploration
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November 16th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  As we’ve been reporting recently, everyone (the fossil-friendly International Energy Agency) and their mother (Lazard) have concluded that solar and wind offer the cheapest options for new electricity capacity, and new solar and wind power plants can even undercut the operational costs of existing fossil and nuclear power plants.
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In March, Samsonite announced “Our Responsible Journey,” a new global sustainability strategy that outlines its commitments across four priority areas: Product Innovation; Carbon Action; Thriving Supply Chain; and Our People, including engagement, development, diversity and inclusion. Samsonite is proud of its 110-year history of industry leadership in the innovation, quality and durability of its products.
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For more than two decades, I have been working to improve several staple food crops in Africa, including bananas, plantains, cassavas and yams. As principal scientist and a plant biotechnologist at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in Nairobi, I aim to develop varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases such as bacterial wilt,
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