Month: September 2021

The newest tropical storm of the 2021 hurricane formed over the eastern Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon, earning Victor’s second-to-last designation on the initial list. Tropical Depression 20 had been assigned to the system, which formed Wednesday morning before swiftly developing throughout the day. It was spotted late Wednesday morning a few hundred miles south of
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Erin Scott | Reuters U.S. lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle agree on virtually nothing these days. The exception is when the topic is Facebook. Republicans and Democrats grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, on Thursday, in a hearing before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer
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WASHINGTON — A satellite servicing industry group is making progress on a series of standards that it believes can help enable the growth of the nascent field. In a presentation at its Global Satellite Servicing Forum Sept. 29, Brian Weeden, executive director of the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS), said three
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Like politics or religion, artificial intelligence is a topic that elicits strong opinions. Many in the environmental and sustainability communities sing its praises as a technology for combating climate change, citing its superhuman ability to optimize the integration of renewables into electric grids, or to detect deforestation and other threats to biodiversity, or drive corporate
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It appears the long-running feud between Elon Musk and fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos has surpassed the lower Earth orbit and gone extra-terrestrial. After Bezos’s Blue Origin challenged a NASA contract to Musk’s SpaceX for developing a lander to take astronauts to the Moon for the first time since 1972, Musk called out Bezos on social
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The unwieldy mass left after the usable parts of wood have been stripped away now yields a useful molecule, thanks to a new chemical treatment1. 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
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Amazon on Thursday filed a lawsuit against two influencers and nearly a dozen merchants for allegedly marketing and selling counterfeit goods like the knockoff Gucci belt pictured above. Amazon reached a settlement with two influencers after it sued them and several sellers last November for allegedly peddling counterfeit luxury goods on Instagram and TikTok, the
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WASHINGTON — Developers of satellite servicing technologies expect interest in refueling and life extension to come from customers in geostationary orbit and beyond, while low Earth orbit operators instead seek end-of-life disposal services. In discussions at the Global Satellite Servicing Forum, a conference by the industry group Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations
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Global Energy Institute 2021 has been a great year for bitcoin mining in America as new talent — and equipment — flood the market, but some states are definitely more appealing destinations than others. The latest data from the Global Energy Institute shows the average price of electricity is lowest in states including Texas and
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NEWS 29 September 2021 This is what a solid made of electrons looks like Physicists have imaged elusive ‘Wigner crystals’ for the first time. Davide Castelvecchi Davide Castelvecchi View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share
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Environmentalists protesting outside Amazon’s shareholder meeting Paayal Zaveri | CNBC Amazon settled with two former employees who the National Labor Relations Board claimed were illegally fired for publicly speaking out about the company’s climate record and labor policies. Terms of the settlement between Amazon and the two employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, weren’t immediately
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Sept. 29 that it completed its investigation into a problem on Virgin Galactic’s most recent SpaceShipTwo flight, allowing the company to resume flights of the suborbital spaceplane. The FAA said it determined SpaceShipTwo deviated from its assigned airspace on its flight July 11 that took six people, including
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Do aliens exist? Extraterrestrial life has never been discovered. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. And at NASA, astrobiologists like Dr. Lindsay Hays are trying to answer one of the most profound questions ever: Is there life beyond Earth? Explore more: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ Producer: Scott Bednar Producer/Editor: Jessica Wilde
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LINKS: Tweets by tweetsauce http://facebook.com/VsauceGaming music by: http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow Sound localization: http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/d/u/duplex%20theory%20of%20localization/source.html Depth perception: http://nathanclarkecommunication.wikispaces.com/Depth+perception Why do we have two nostrils instead of one? http://bit.ly/QXHsLZ http://news.stanford.edu/news/1999/november10/smell-1110.html What does space smell like? FYI: What Does Space Smell Like? http://dsc.discovery.com/space/im/smell-space-steve-pearce.html Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycyclic_aromatic_hydrocarbon Raspberry and Rum in space: http://npr.tumblr.com/post/26911769516/sciencesoup-what-does-space-smell-like-its olfactory fatigue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactory_fatigue Memories and smell: http://psychology.about.com/od/memory/ss/ten-facts-about-memory_8.htm Westermarck
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Khmer towns in mainland Southeast Asia (including Angkor) and Maya cities in Mesoamerica both fell between 900 and 1500CE, coinciding with periods of extreme climatic change. While many cities’ ceremonial and administrative urban centers were abandoned, the communities surrounding them may have survived because of long-term investments in resilient landscapes. Their work, published in the
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Here’s an interesting coincidence. This morning, I was reading the latest email from Bloomberg Green about how Europe is struggling with high energy prices right now and has to make a decision — build more unnatural gas capacity or install more renewable energy. It’s a question fraught with weighty political considerations. Then I came across
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NEWS 29 September 2021 Arctic sea ice hits 2021 minimum This summer’s minimum ice cover was twelfth-lowest ever — and scientists warn that the long-term trend towards shrinking continues. Tosin Thompson Tosin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on
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Elizabeth Holmes, left, and Steve Jobs CNBC; David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images As the media started comparing Elizabeth Holmes to Steve Jobs, the former Theranos CEO wrote a note to herself that contained three telling words. “Becoming steve jobs -” Holmes wrote on April 2, 2015, according to documents obtained by CNBC.
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SAN FRANCISCO – Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite operator Capella Space named Amy Hopkins, former Boeing Phantom Works Strategy Director, as its first vice president and general manager of U.S. Government Services. “Amy has firsthand experience as both the tactical user and the policymaker,” Payam Banazadeh, Capella CEO and founder, said in a statement. “She brings
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WASHINGTON — With the technical feasibility of satellite servicing now being demonstrated, companies and other organizations in the field are now grappling with other issues, from legal and regulatory challenges to the development of standards. SpaceLogistics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, docked its first two Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) spacecraft to Intelsat satellites, most recently
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This past week, I attended my first in-person conference since 2019 — Micromobility America, held at a beautiful port-side venue in Richmond, California.  The conference claims to attract “micromobility’s top builders, investors and thinkers — including more than 500 global brands — focusing on the companies, business models, enabling technologies and macro trends that are
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has achieved its summer goal of signing up at least 125 communities for the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) tool — a free, DOE-developed web-based platform that allows local governments to instantly approve residential solar installation permits. Now that 127 localities are signed
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Some sea slugs build their eggs with the help of actively photosynthesizing organelles taken up from seaweed1. 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. Rent or
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In this article GS Workers at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation in Changzhou, China’s Jiangsu province on May 12, 2016. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Goldman Sachs economists have cut their forecasts for China’s economic growth in 2021 as the world’s second-largest economy faces “yet another growth shock” in
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Larry Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc. Christopher Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Big companies and banks shouldn’t be the only “climate police” in the world, says BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink, who called on governments and society to play their part in climate change. “If governments are only asking public companies to
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Nuclear weapons are the most destructive things we’ve ever created, but it turns out there’s a way to make them even deadlier… Hosted by: Stefan Chin ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, D.A.
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