This article is sponsored by Pure Strategies. Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability. As one of the first environmental concerns companies began to tackle proactively, interest and efforts had notable resurgence in the last few years, partly spurred by the attention on ocean plastic.   Then the pandemic hit, and the market
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(Reuters) – Six European Union countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands, have called for EU legislation and increased funding to support hydrogen, a low-carbon technology in line for cash from the bloc’s coronavirus recovery fund. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File
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SAN FRANCISCO – Raytheon won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract to study High-Resolution Infrared Sounder (HIRIS), a weather instrument designed to offer detailed views of cloud tops and the dry line, where moist and dry air meet. Under the May 12 NOAA contract valued at nearly $295,000, Raytheon will spend seven months fleshing
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In 2020, NASA and SpaceX will launch American astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Would you like to learn how to make your own Demo-2 to launch in your home? Watch this tutorial to learn how. All you will need is paper, markers, scissors, tape, yarn
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Can Jamie’s improvised body armor hold up against a range of weaponry? Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-on-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters/ Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Tweets by MythBusters Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/ https://www.instagram.com/Mythbusters/
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(Reuters) – Houston-based engineering company KBR Inc said on Monday it was awarded a $570.3 million contract by NASA to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Under the contract, KBR will perform International Space Station payload operations and support the testing of NASA’s flagship space launch system. NASA
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Low-cost portable ventilators, affordable COVID-19 test kits, drones for sanitisation, specialised digital stethoscopes, disposable bamboo furniture for makeshift isolation wards, and “infection-proof fabric” for hospitals — these are among several innovations, by IITs across the country during the lockdown period, which are ready to hit the market to aid the fight against COVID-19. The innovations
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Spiral stairs were once part of a strategy to defend the towers of medieval castles. See how they’re made today! 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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Four deaths and 31 hospitalizations are attributed to enoki mushrooms in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified as a listeria outbreak. Listeria is a disease that is caused by eating foods contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis or listeria infection can be fatal to at-risk people. Although listeria infection is not common,
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Credit: Adapted from Getty After my grant application was rejected, I needed something to cheer me up. I found it in three crucial words in the ‘Going to work’ section of the UK government’s catchily titled document ‘Staying alert and safe (social distancing)’, published on 11 May. The words in question were “and scientific research”.
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Chinese internet giant ByteDance has announced plans to discontinue two of its apps in India, its biggest overseas market, and urged its users to move to TikTok. Vigo Video and Vigo Lite, two apps that allow users to create and share short-form sketches and lip-syncing to Bollywood songs, posted a message early Monday (local time)
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The OpenStack Foundation today announced that StarlingX, a container-based system for running edge deployments, is now a top-level project. With this, it joins the main OpenStack private and public cloud infrastructure project, the Airship lifecycle management system, Kata Containers and the Zuul CI/CD platform. What makes StarlingX a bit different from some of these other
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission remains unconvinced that low Earth orbit satellite internet constellations are worth subsidizing through its $16 billion rural broadband program despite tweaking the rules for that program to give LEO constellations a better chance to qualify for funding.  In a move meant to benefit the likes of SpaceX, Telesat,
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Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images News | Getty Images The American solar industry installed 3.62 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount for the period, according to new analysis published Thursday. While the number may sound encouraging, the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2020 report, released by the Solar
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Scientists have observed the fifth state of matter in space for the first time, offering unprecedented insight that could help solve some of the quantum universe’s most intractable conundrums, research showed Thursday. Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) — the existence of which was predicted by Albert Einstein and Indian mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose almost a century ago
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WASHINGTON — A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a set of payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office and two universities June 13 on a mission delayed two and a half months by the coronavirus pandemic. The Electron lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand at 1:12 a.m. Eastern. The company
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After a series of developer previews, Google today released the first beta of Android 11, and with that, it is also making these pre-release versions available for over-the-air updates. This time around, the list of supported devices only includes the Pixel 2, 3, 3a and 4. If you’re brave enough to try this early version
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Jeffrey Ubben Source: BusinessWire Company: Enviva Partners LP (EVA) Business: Enviva is a supplier of utility-grade wood pellets to power generators. The company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets and loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored
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Noha Aboelata sits in the courtyard of Roots headquarters in Oakland, California.Credit: Roots Community Health Center Coronavirus testing sites are opening across the United States, but Noha Aboelata, a doctor whose non-profit organization serves people affected by systemic inequity and poverty, says that expanded testing won’t automatically help the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus.
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WASHINGTON —  Spaceflight Industries has completed the sale of its satellite rideshare business, Spaceflight Inc., to a pair of Japanese companies following a U.S. regulatory review and the modification of an Intelsat loan.  Spaceflight Industries said the sale to Mitsui & Co., in partnership with Yamasa Co., closed June 12, roughly four months after it
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