Climate tech is more important than ever, but the systemic challenges entrepreneurs face in shepherding these solutions to commercial success is formidable. Most have incredibly long R&D lead times, while the systems that typically support startups cater to ones promising shorter-term payoffs. That’s why earlier this year, clean economy nonprofits Rocky Mountain Institute — known
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• Winners announced live • Panel discussion with 2020 honorees Join us Monday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern as we reveal the winners of the 2020 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. This one-hour live event features a panel discussion with four of this year’s honorees. You won’t want to miss this lively discussion
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Credit: Nokia Bell Labs Arthur Ashkin was the father of optical trapping. Using focused laser beams, he manipulated particles ranging in size from atoms to cells and their components. In 2018, aged 96, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for “optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”. He also made pioneering discoveries about
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The Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm is located in waters off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands. Orsted A major offshore wind farm in the Netherlands is now fully operational, with its owners, Danish energy firm Orsted, claiming it provides enough green electricity to power one million households. Situated 23 kilometers (around 14.3 miles) off
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Alabama’s wilderness faces risks of destruction as environmental laws fall short in safeguarding Mobile River Basin’s ecological treasures. Among the states in the nation, Alabama ranks last when it comes to environmental protection spending. Only about 4% of the state’s land is protected from development, whereas protected land in other states like California and Florida
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Scientists analyze data from the Kepler telescope. An earth size planet is found in the “habitable” zone. The planet could have an earth-like atmosphere but the oceans would be yellow due to the dwarf star. | For more, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/are-we-alone?/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Subscribe to Science Channel! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every
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The world of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and investing has ramped up significantly over the past couple years, even more so during 2020, when social risks and reporting became front and center for many companies and investors. Combine that with the growth of related finance products and services — sustainability-linked loans and bonds
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Glass faucets elevate indoor plumbing to an art form! See how they’re made. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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In 2009, a team of Japanese astronomers discovered Himiko Blob which is a very bright galaxy, its light originally wouldn’t be able to make it through the atmosphere. So why were those astronomers able to discover it? Want more SciShow in person? We’ll be at NerdCon: Nerdfighteria in Boston on February 25th and 26th! For
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By Rein F. Nov 29, 2020 08:00 PM EST After almost a century of hiding, grass-poly (Lythrum hyssopifolium) was recently discovered growing in a Norfolk farmland pond by Professor Carl Sayer of University College London. Previously believed to have gone extinct, grass-poly is one of the rarest plants in the United Kingdom. The last confirmed
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U.S. Big Oil majors are behind their European counterparts in carbon strategies, and the U.S. shale market will remain one of the key drilling regions globally. David McNew | Getty Images LONDON — Oil-producing group OPEC, and its allies, will likely delay an output hike at its meeting this week as it weighs positive vaccine
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The Raht Racer is the world’s first highway safe biking vehicle that amplifies pedal power to car speeds. Can it really make it up to 70 mph? | For more, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/all-american-makers/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch ALL-AMERICAN MAKERS Wednesdays at 10/9c on Science! Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/AllAmericanMakersFullEps Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome
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Trump during a Thanksgiving call with military officers touted his personal involvement in getting the Space Force enacted as a separate armed service.  WASHINGTON — During a video teleconference with members of the military on his last Thanksgiving as commander in chief, President Trump touted his efforts to establish the Space Force, calling the newest
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In Denmark, lawmakers want to exhume and incinerate culled mink from mass graves, while scientific authorities are concerned about a permanent COVID-19 future pandemic risk. They want to incinerate them to prevent the possibility of contaminating nearby waters. (Photo: Getty Images )A conveyor belt drops culled mink into a large container on November 7, 2020, in Boarding, Denmark. Like many other
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November 28th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published a special short profile on New York’s renewable energy leadership and split. What I found particularly interesting in the piece, though, was the variation in renewable energy splits in the different top states. Whereas hydropower is the dominant source of renewable electricity
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WASHINGTON — The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is moving ahead on efforts to develop lunar science payloads and a small rover that could fly to the moon on a NASA-sponsored lander mission. The CSA announced Nov. 27 it awarded six contracts with a total value of $2.9 million Canadian ($2.2 million) to five companies and
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The immense and ancient old-growth forests of Romania, straddling the vast Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe, are being threatened by illegal logging.  They have been unchanged ever since the last ice age, but today, they are rapidly disappearing. This deforestation has been due to the actions of the so-called “Timber Mafia,” composed of criminals that many people believe collaborate with the Romanian
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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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The Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle doesn’t have big sales yet, but CEO Jochen Zeitz recently remarked during an earnings call, “It’s also attracting new riders, new customers to the brand that might not have considered Harley-Davidson before.” Source: Harley-Davidson Tesla reached a $500 billion market valuation this week, a sign of its dominance in the
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The government of Mauritius recently announced its controversial plan to cull or “control exercise” endangered Mauritius fruit bat (Pteropus niger) to protect the nation’s fruit industry. The bat culling will be done from October 28 to mid-December this year. Bat culling in Mauritius  Bat culling has been a controversial issue in Mauritius. Fruit bats are
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A material that mimics human skin in strength, stretchability, and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real-time. Electronic skin, or e-skin, may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalized medicine, soft robotics, and artificial intelligence. “The ideal e-skin will mimic the many natural functions of human skin, such as sensing temperature
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