Month: January 2022

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Journalists are reflected in the sunglasses of drilling site manager Greg Murphy during a media day at Chevron’s site in Pungesti, Romania, April 8, 2014. Bogdan Cristel | Reuters Chevron shares declined Friday after the company reported a mixed quarter, despite surging oil and gas prices. Chevron earned $2.56 per share excluding items during the
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HELSINKI — China has released a new white paper outlining the centrality of space to the country’s “overall national strategy” as well as major plans for the years ahead. Over the next five years China will seek to develop its space transportation capabilities, test new technologies, embark on exploration missions, modernize space governance, enhance innovation
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Scientists discovered tiny bug-like fossils from 500 million years ago with “stunningly preserved nervous systems” that they believe might be related to modern-day spiders and scorpions. Nicholas Strausfeld, a regent professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, who was not involved in the study, tries to fit the Cambrian creatures of
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North American railroad Union Pacific announced it has purchased ten FLXDrive battery-electric locomotives from manufacturer Wabtec. The purchase marks the largest number of FLXDrives placed in a single order for Wabtec, as well as the largest investment in battery-electric locomotives by a North American railroad (Union Pacific). Union Pacific Railroad ($UNP) is one of the
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NEWS 28 January 2022 Tobacco publishing ban for researchers at industry-owned firms Respiratory societies tighten author restrictions after tobacco giant PMI acquires inhaler maker Vectura. Dalmeet Singh Chawla Dalmeet Singh Chawla View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Philip Morris International owns various cigarette brands,
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In this article RWE-DE ENR-DE RDSA-GB Animaflora | iStock | Getty Images A 20 megawatt hydrogen electrolyzer described as “one of the world’s largest” has begun operations, energy major Shell said Friday. Located in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China, the electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles being used at Zhangjiakou’s competition zone during
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Maja Hitij | Getty Images News | Getty Images Microsoft cruised past earnings estimates and issued a better-than-expected forecast. So did Intel. Apple and Tesla topped expectations across the board, while subscription software vendors ServiceNow, Qualtrics and Atlassian all posted decisive beats. All that happened this week. But it wasn’t enough, as of midday Friday,
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SAN FRANCISCO —  NASA intends to continue buying data gathered by commercial Earth-observation satellites. “The Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition program is now a sustainable program,” Kevin Murphy, NASA Earth Science Division chief science data officer, said Jan. 27 at the American Meteorological Society annual meeting. “These commercial capabilities offer some cost-effective means to advance and
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Three countries in South Africa are currently counting casualties after remnants of Tropical Storm Ana swept the region, killing over dozens of people and damaging livelihoods and infrastructures. The three hardest-hit countries – Madagascar, Mozambique, and Malawi – recorded tens of thousands of damaged homes and rising death tolls At this time, rescue workers and
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In this article SGRE-ES Vestas wind turbines photographed in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on 19 September, 2021. Horst Galuschka | picture alliance | Getty Images The wind energy sector faces a rocky road ahead due to a multitude of factors, according to wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. “The global business environment for wind energy remains volatile in
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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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DoD’s office of operational test and evaluation will assess “the survivability of the entire GPS enterprise in a contested space environment” WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s weapons testing office will assess the performance and cybersecurity of the U.S. Global Positioning System as an “enterprise” that includes the GPS constellation in orbit but also the ground
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Mars has often been described as Earth’s closest companion in the solar system, having a similar size, inclination, and structural composition. Mars is even believed to have had water on its surface, giving rise to the belief that one day the Red Planet could support life. Colonising Mars is fast becoming a preoccupation among many humans
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NEWS 27 January 2022 Big dog, little dog: mutation explains range of canine sizes The genetic variant probably comes from ancient wolves. Ewen Callaway Ewen Callaway View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Dogs differ in size more than any other mammal.Credit: Brand-X Pictures/Getty From
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California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday said the state’s in a “transformational moment” to shift away from fossil fuels, as climate change continues to fuel devastating wildfire seasons and historic drought conditions across California. The governor’s remarks to CNBC’s Yasmin Khorram come shortly after the state unveiled this year’s budget proposal, which invests $22 billion in new
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Maersk Supply Service, a subsidiary of Danish shipping giant Maersk, is launching Stillstrom – an offshore vessel-charging venture to support the decarbonization of the maritime industry by eliminating idle emissions.  UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so
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An ice core from Greenland that was thought to contain traces of Mount Vesuvius’s famous eruption probably doesn’t — a finding that could tweak the timelines of key events in the history of Earth1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year
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In this article TSLA Tesla Robotics Courtesy: Tesla Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that a humanoid robot is the “most important product” that Tesla is developing this year, putting it ahead of the much-hyped Cybertruck and other Tesla vehicles including the Semi and the Roadster. Musk first teased
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SAN FRANCISCO – D-Orbit announced plans Jan. 27 to go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company in a deal that values the Italian in-space transportation and logistics firm at $1.28 billion. Through the merger with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp., D-Orbit expects to raise $185 million, funds it will use to expand
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Have you ever said, “No, a little to the left,” during a back scratch because the itch itself seemed to move? Well, it has to do with how your nerves and brain respond to the sensation. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a
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Conventional knowledge on air pollution reveals new insights after a team of researchers found nanoplastic particles from snow samples in the Alps mountain range in Europe. The study was conducted by a research team from the Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science and Technology, Utrecht University, and the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics.
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NEWS 27 January 2022 China’s zero-COVID strategy: what happens next? With Omicron or Delta outbreaks already in multiple provinces, scientists say next week’s Winter Olympics will present a major test of China’s zero-tolerance approach. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email
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This article was adapted from Energy Weekly, a free newsletter about the clean energy transition. The role of buildings in addressing climate change cannot be understated. They’re responsible for roughly 40 percent of emissions globally (taking into account both building materials and operating emissions), and addressing the problem will require collaboration across sectors. The importance
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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 number of 3D-printed parts on board satellites is growing amid advances in additive manufacturing. Satellite shops are embracing the technology to cut costs and accelerate production for increasingly capable spacecraft. Advances are paving the way to a future where satellites can print parts in orbit. But how close is the industry to 3D printing
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1. Loreau, M. et al. Do not downplay biodiversity loss. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04179-7 (2022). 2. Leung, B. et al. Clustered versus catastrophic global vertebrate declines. Nature 588, 267–271 (2020). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  3. Antão, L. H. et al. Temperature-related biodiversity change across temperate marine and terrestrial systems. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 4, 927–933 (2020). Article 
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In this article TSLA Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2021. Patrick Pleul | Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that the company won’t release any new models this year, and isn’t currently developing
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The oil and gas terminal at the Port of Odessa in Odessa, Ukraine, on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Christopher Occhicone | Bloomberg | Getty Images Former U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday sharply criticized the Biden administration’s contingency plans in the event that Russia cuts off its gas supplies to Europe. His comments come
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WASHINGTON — A Russian cosmonaut has received a visa to come to the United States for routine space station training after initially having his application rejected, an incident that’s raised questions about how increased tensions over Ukraine might affect space. Roscosmos officials, including its head, Dmitry Rogozin, complained Jan. 22 that the United States had