Month: August 2022

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Ukrainian Emergency Ministry rescuers attend an exercise in the city of Zaporizhzhia on August 17, 2022, in case of a possible nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant located near the city.  Dimitar Dilkoff | AFP | Getty Images Russia’s Ministry of Defense warned Thursday that if an accident occurs at the nuclear power
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In this article BTC.CM= ETH.CM= Ether has hugely outperformed bitcoin since both cryptocurrencies formed a bottom in June 2022. Ether’s superior gains have come as investors anticipate a major upgrade to the ethereum blockchain called “the merge.” Yuriko Nakao | Getty Images Since finding a bottom in mid-June, ether has massively outperformed bitcoin as investors
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WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency will seek funding this fall for a feasibility study of space-based solar power, the latest sign of support for a concept that still faces significant technical and financial challenges. Josef Aschbacher, ESA director general, tweeted Aug. 16 that he will ask member states at this November’s ministerial meeting to
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Fruit is consumed by hundreds of animals, including humans, fruit bats, maned wolves, and toucans. However, most fruit-bearing plants only appeared relatively recently in Earth’s history, during the Cretaceous period, when the dinosaurs were already extinct. First Fruit-Eating Birds In Earth’s History (Photo : Jeremy Wermeille/Unsplash) By comparing the skull morphologies and stomach contents of
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Grid outages. Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and other severe weather. Ever-fluctuating energy prices. Growing demand for fewer emissions and “greener” practices. Organizations of all sizes and industries are facing new energy challenges. But now, there’s a solution to help you overcome these challenges, so you can operate with greater energy efficiency, sustainability, and cost control. It’s
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South America was long believed to had been populated by ancient humans who arrived in North America and expanded through southward migration across the continent. The long-lasting theory concerning the migrations was based on discovery that a land bridge once existed between Siberia and Alaska. The ancient icy bridge allowed them to populate areas of
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TAMPA, Fla. — Scottish startup R3-IoT rebranded as Krucial Aug. 18 amid plans to expand its connectivity solutions for remote sensors out of the aquaculture market. The venture launched a software platform called Krucial Connect to enable a wider variety of customers to tap into its gateways, which use satellites and cellular networks to transmit
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European governments are scrambling to fill underground storage with gas supplies to provide households with enough fuel to keep homes warm during winter. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany’s natural gas storage facilities surpassed a fill level of more than 75% this month, two weeks ahead of schedule, as Europe’s largest economy
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Tesla’s virtual power plant in California had its first emergency response event helping the grid by pooling power from Powerwall owners around the state. The event appears to have been a success as the distributed power plant looks like the future. A virtual power plant (VPP) consists of distributed energy storage systems, like Tesla Powerwalls, used
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Scientists have developed a neuromorphic chip for running AI applications that can perform computations directly in memory without requiring a network connection with a cloud. In addition, the chip consumes a small amount of energy making it more efficient than other chips. The discovery is expected to enable AI to be used in a range
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Hear the latest from the world of science, with Nick Petrić Howe and Benjamin Thompson. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 In this episode: 00:47 Evidence of a proton’s charm For decades, scientists have debated whether protons have ‘intrinsic charm’, meaning they contain elementary particles known as charm quarks. Now, using
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Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) CEO Scott Sheffield said the oil company plans to continue returning most of its cash flow to shareholders, noting the “growth days of the industry are over.” That was just one of the takeaways from Sheffield’s wide-ranging interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday. Sheffield, who founded Pioneer 25 years ago,
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Space Launch System made its third trip to the launch pad Aug. 17, this time with the intent of lifting by early next month. The mobile launch platform carrying the SLS and its Orion spacecraft left the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center at approximately 10 p.m. Eastern Aug. 16,
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In a first for Japan since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, public support for a nuclear restart is now at more than 60%, said a former executive director of the International Energy Agency, citing a possible energy shortage and a “very cold winter” as reasons. “Japanese public support’s more than 60%, and it was
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The government can incentivize satellite developers by requiring all future satellites to incorporate hardware for space situational awareness and maneuverability.   The concept of rapid movement to keep an enemy off-balance is as old as war itself.  Known in military circles as “maneuver warfare,” this mode of fighting has occurred in every domain, from land to
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Blue areas depict the largest and youngest craters — including Karratha, the source of the Black Beauty meteorite.Credit: A. Lagain et al./Nature Commun. Machine learning locates meteorite source on Mars This unusually multicoloured view of Mars shows the distribution of 90 million impact craters across the planet’s surface, mapped by researchers using a machine-learning algorithm
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A severe drought resulted in dried rivers throughout Europe, exposing hunger stones that were carved several centuries ago to warn future generations of difficult times to come. The “hunger stones,” which have been around for centuries, resurfaced last week, according to locals, due to the dried rivers in Europe as a result of the drought.
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New OPEC Secretary-General Haitham Al Ghais said Wednesday that the influential producer group is not to blame for soaring inflation, pointing the finger instead at chronic underinvestment in the oil and gas industry. “OPEC is not behind this price increase,” Al Ghais told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble. “There are other factors beyond OPEC that are really
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In this article 700-HK Tencent posted its first ever quarterly year-on-year revenue decline as stricter regulations around gaming in China and a resurgence of Covid-19 in the world’s second-largest economy hit the technology giant. Here’s how Tencent did in the second quarter, versus Refinitiv consensus estimates:  Revenue: 134.03 billion Chinese yuan ($19.78 billion) vs. 134.6
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When international regulators adopted deployment milestones in late 2019 to rein in a flood of proposed satellite constellations, they could not have foreseen the havoc a pandemic was about to wreak across the industry. COVID-19 jammed up satellite manufacturing supply chains, disrupted workforces and shook financial markets, piling on extra burdens and delays for satellite
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We’ve learned a lot about Mars over the years, but we keep uncovering new mysteries — important, fundamental aspects of The Red Planet that we just can’t explain. Here are three of them. Hosted By: Reid Reimers ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon
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Not all trees will yield a bountiful harvest every year. These trees will only do it once in their whole lifetime. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping
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Date/Time: September 14, 2022 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Innovation and startups have a critical role to play in creating the climate future we want, especially in the face of lagging policies and yet-to-be-realized market demand. While fears of a recession in the U.S. and mass layoffs are driving down startup valuations and freezing hiring,