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South Australia has just banned single-use plastics such as stirrers, straws, and utensils. These plastics pollute our environment, especially the seas and oceans, where they eventually end up. (Photo: Pexels)South Australia has just banned single-use plastics such as stirrers, straws, and utensils. These plastics pollute our environment, especially the seas and oceans where they eventually end up. The government
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The Teleport Mobility swappable battery system, a newly designed open source standard, hopes to make some order in the wild west of e-bike and e-scooter battery packs. Electric bikes and e-scooters are great, hands down. But what about their batteries? With each company operating their own proprietary batteries, these packs are often the weak links.
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September 16th, 2020 by Saurabh  Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments Actis Acquires 400 Megawatt Solar Capacity From Acme
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WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy and NASA are meeting regularly to investigate how they can cooperate on technologies that go beyond their long-standing work on nuclear power systems. The two agencies held a roundtable Sept. 15 at the University of Tulsa to discuss both how they are working together as well as how they
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The download page for ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok app is arranged for a photograph on a smartphone in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The politics surrounding the future of TikTok’s operations in the United States could undermine the need for better understanding
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NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik captured this footage with a GoPro camera on Oct. 20, 2017 during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Bresnik reflected on this quiet moment, “Sometimes on a #spacewalk, you just have to take a moment to enjoy the beauty of our planet Earth. This Go-Pro footage is from our spacewalk
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SINGAPORE — Oil prices have plunged during the pandemic and the sector’s crisis could get worse as new investments are unlikely to flow in, experts said at an energy conference this week. Pandemic-related movement restrictions stopped people from commuting and traveling, drastically reducing oil usage. Earlier this year, the May contract for U.S. benchmark West Texas
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HOW DO THEY DO IT? Mondays 9:30p on Science Baklava is the strudel’s ancestor. Phyllo dough used to make baklava is named after the greek word for “leaf” since the dough needs to be “as thin as a leaf.” Watch full episodes: http://www.sciencechannelgo.com We rarely consider many of the objects that make up the modern
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Scientists have created first gene-edited livestock that can serve as viable “surrogate sires”, males that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals, an advance that they say could improve food production for a growing global population. The research, published in the journal PNAS, could speed the spread of desirable characteristics in livestock,
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Sutter Hill Ventures Managing Director Mike Speiser speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt at Pier 48 on September 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Steve Jennings | Getty Images Two months after Facebook’s massive IPO in 2012, venture capitalist Mike Speiser was a few miles away from the social networking company, incubating a software start-up from
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Scientists are wondering why asteroid Bennu is ejecting rock particles off to space. The OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, & Security-Regolith Explorer) NASA spacecraft has been to Bennu, an asteroid with a rough diamond shape and a surface with much activity. Scientists found that it is shedding small rock pieces off to space, and after studying the phenomenon
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September 16th, 2020 by Press Release  The wind market in the USA is entering a new phase, where demand will be driven by wind energy’s cost-competitiveness, the phase out of the production tax credit (PTC), and states looking to address the climate crisis. In this changing and growing market, Vestas must execute at unprecedented levels
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1. Josephson, B. D. Possible new effects in superconductive tunnelling. Phys. Lett. 1, 251–253 (1962). ADS  MATH  Google Scholar  2. Clarke, J., Cleland, A., Devoret, M. H., Esteve, D. & Martinis, J. Quantum mechanics of a macroscopic variable: the phase difference of a Josephson junction. Science 239, 992–997 (1988). ADS  PubMed  Google Scholar  3. Devoret,
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WASHINGTON — The lunar lander under development by Dynetics for NASA’s Artemis program will make use of in-space refueling of cryogenic propellants and require three launches in quick succession, company officials revealed. In a Sept. 15 webinar held by Dynetics in cooperation with the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, the company discussed the overall
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Scientists are still working on theories that might help explain what the vast majority of our universe is made of. Get your copy of We Have No Idea at http://phdcomics.com/noidea Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Kevin, Bealer, Mark
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The aggressive urges you might have when you see adorable things are probably related to the way you handle strong emotions. For 10% off Squarespace: http://squarespace.com/scishowpsych Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick
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Hank & his clone Circus Hank explain the power of epigenetics, which studies the factors that determine how much or whether some genes are expressed in your body. Like SciShow on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/scishow More SciShow! Solar Energy – http://youtu.be/4uPVZUTLAvA Foldit Gamers FTW – http://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA
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SINGAPORE — Finnish energy company Neste is seeing a so-called “K-shape recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic, with different segments of its business going in opposite trajectories, CEO Peter Vanacker said on Tuesday. “If I look at the recovery right now, people refer to (it) as V-shape, W-shape, L-shape, I’ve heard yesterday on the summit, K-shape,” he told CNBC’s
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European Union member states must pull back from cutting funding for the EU’s top research agency.Credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty John-Pierre Bourguignon is furious. The mathematician is interim president of the European Research Council (ERC), and is outraged by proposals that the agency’s budget for 2021–27 is to be cut by 1.3 billion (US$1.5 billion), a reduction
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The two new dinosaurs recently discovered by farmers in Liaoning province in northeastern China is now named Changmiania liaoningensis, which means “eternal sleeper” in Chinese. The two dinosaurs appeared to have been buried alive, with eyes closed as though they were asleep.  An international team of paleontologists from China, Argentina, and Belgium identified the fossilized remains of the
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Electrify America has announced a significant update to its pricing structure resulting in lower prices — mainly through the introduction of kWh-based pricing. With the charging industry still being somewhat recent, charging networks are trying to navigate a complex market that involves working closely with electric utilities and automakers. Now after operating and growing its
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WASHINGTON — Despite the successful demonstration of a launch to polar orbit from Cape Canaveral, the U.S. Space Force doesn’t foresee shifting launches to those orbits there from Vandenberg Air Force Base. At a Sept. 14 meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, director of operations
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Skyven Technologies, founded in 2013, is a company with a unique proposition for companies in the industrial sector — a way to save money through decarbonizing. Skyven CEO Arun Gupta said the idea came when he applied the thinking behind his Ph.D. dissertation in microelectronics to an entirely different field: climate change. “I was able
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Children in India wait for a meal during the COVID-19 pandemic.Credit: Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life Jay Belsky, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt & Richie Poulton Harvard Univ. Press (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of children around the world. How will this once-in-a-century event shape
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Google has just announced its largest environmental commitment yet: moving all its operations towards 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2030. In a blog post from Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, he declared: “The science is clear: The world must act now if we’re going to avert the worst consequences of
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Tesla is building a new massive Supercharger station that will likely become the new biggest station on Tesla’s network worldwide. With Tesla’s fleet growing at a fast pace, the automaker is trying to keep up its infrastructure, like service centers, mobile service fleet, and charging infrastructure. The latter mainly consists of the Supercharger network, arguably
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September 15th, 2020 by Jennifer Sensiba  With home/rooftop solar, a growing number of EV drivers are doing most of their driving on home-generated solar power. Solar panels mounted on vehicles themselves, on the other hand, have been the subject of well-deserved skepticism. But is this skepticism still well deserved in 2020? Photo provided by James
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Nikola Motor Company Two truck Source: Nikola Motor Company Shares of electric truck maker Nikola fell Tuesday after Bloomberg news reported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is examining short-seller claims that the company misled investors. Short-seller Hindenburg accused Nikola founder Trevor Milton of making false statements about the company’s technology in order to grow the company and
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Researchers are concerned that high-risk pregnancies are going undetected during the pandemic.Credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty A slew of studies from around the world has reported a disturbing trend: since the coronavirus pandemic started, there has been a significant rise in the proportion of pregnancies ending in stillbirths, in which babies die in the womb. Researchers say