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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Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals the new iPhone 12. Source LONDON — Apple on Monday found itself the target of two complaints from Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, who has successfully fought Facebook in historic legal battles twice before. Schrems’ Vienna-based non-profit group, Noyb, filed complaints in Germany and Spain alleging Apple’s use of a
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The word “premium” suggests high quality, the best of the best. But what is commonly called “premium gasoline” is a waste of money for countless drivers. Thanks in part to the coronavirus, gas prices have been relatively low compared with the soaring ones seen roughly a decade ago. At the same time, U.S. drivers are paying
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November 15th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  We recently saw the International Energy Agency (IEA) report that solar power offers the cheapest electricity in history. That was a global report. A US-focused report from Lazard recently reported something similar. The highly regarded energy analysts showed that wind and solar offer the cheapest electricity in the country,
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Whitehouse coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that Americans have an independent spirit, but that there are times when it’s in our best interest to follow the rules. Fauci, speaking on Thursday at Washington National Cathedral with other top health experts on the pandemic, noted that it is a bit unfair to compare the United States’
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Zero-carbon or green hydrogen is a source of renewable energy that may supplement solar and wind power. Hydrogen combustion produces water as a by-product. For decades, this made it attractive as a source of sought-after zero-carbon energy. However, the old way of creating this element is far from being so, for it involves exposing fossil fuels to steam.  The ‘colors’ of hydrogen The process
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Acne is the most common skin disease, according to the National Institute of Health. Even if it may ease the pain or the unsightly pus, dermatologist Michelle Rodrigues explains in an article on The Conversation that we should not pop them. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech,
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Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast David A. Grogan | CNBC Comcast Ventures, the corporate venture capital firm, is folding into Comcast‘s business development division and shifting its strategy to focus only on strategic investments. Partners were informed of the change this week, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to
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Tesla has been quickly expanding its Supercharger network lately and it just reached another milestone by opening the world’s new largest Supercharger station. It is located between two of Tesla’s biggest markets. Tesla’s fleet is growing at a fast pace and the automaker is adding more electric vehicles on the road than any other automaker.
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VALLETTA, Malta — The European Space Agency (ESA) signed contracts for three pairs of satellites for the agency’s Earth-observing Copernicus program on Nov. 13 with a total award value of more than 1.3 billion euros ($1.54 billion).  The three Copernicus satellite pairs are part of six High-Priority Candidate Missions approved during ESA’s Council at Ministerial
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With more than 500 hours of video uploaded every minute and more than one billion hours watched every day, Google’s YouTube is the world’s second-largest search engine. And its meteoric growth hasn’t subsided. More than two billion users visit the site every month. For Google’s parent company Alphabet, it represents a significant portion of its
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There is a current shortage of glass for solar panels needed to mitigate climate change. The future production of PV glass has been seen to be fewer by 20 to 30% than the projected demand in 2021. Also, the price of glass has increased by 71% from July this year, which negatively affects the economy of solar power production, demand, and supply.
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WASHINGTON — The first launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from a site in the United States won’t take place until 2021 because of problems with the flight termination system NASA requires the rocket to use. Rocket Lab had planned to conduct the first launch from its Launch Complex (LC) 2 at Wallops Island, Virginia,
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The new coronavirus spreads rapidly among mink.Credit: Ole Jensen/Getty Health officials in Denmark have released genetic and experimental data on a cluster of SARS-CoV-2 mutations circulating in farmed mink and people, days after they announced the mutations could jeopardize the effectiveness of potential COVID-19 vaccines. News of the mutations prompted the Danish Prime Minister Mette
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Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy will be dual-hatted as the commander of Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and Marine Corps Forces Space Command. WASHINGTON — The United States Marine Corps activated a new unit called Marine Corps Forces Space Command as a subordinate organization to U.S. Space Command, the service announced Nov. 13. The new organization
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DNA can now be used to revive extinct species of animals and plants whose genome sequences may be used to resurrect species that have been wiped out.  Considerations and obstacles It is indeed possible, but there are technical obstacles, ethics, ecological implications, and even financial concerns. Reviving extinct species requires many considerations. We should ask if the species in question
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November 14th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  Senator Joe Manchin isn’t typically the most popular Democrat in the US Senate. He represents quite red West Virginia and can often be the most challenging Democratic vote to get on a progressive bill. Nonetheless, he comes across as a very earnest man who’s just trying to do best
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NASA and high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX announced on Friday a 24-hour weather delay of their planned launch of four astronauts into orbit for NASA’s first full-fledged human mission using a privately owned spacecraft. The liftoff time slipped from Saturday to Sunday evening due to forecasts of gusty, onshore winds over Florida –
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Updated 7 p.m. Eastern with briefing comments. WASHINGTON — NASA has postponed the launch of its first operational commercial crew mission by a day, citing weather conditions that delayed the arrival of the droneship used for the recovery of the Falcon 9 first stage. NASA said Nov. 13 that it was pushing back the Crew-1
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The New York Stock Exchange welcomes Unity Software Inc. (NYSE: U) Friday, September 18, 2020, as they officially begin trading today. NYSE Unity and Palantir both reported revenue growth above 50% on Thursday in their first earnings announcements since going public in September. Investors rewarded them, sending their stocks up on Friday. Unity, whose software
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