Month: November 2021

CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Animal experiments: EU is pushing to find substitutes fast Stefan Hippenstiel  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5146-1064 0 , Christa Thöne-Reineke  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2755 1 & Jens Kurreck  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1469-0052 2 Stefan Hippenstiel Charité‚ Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Christa Thöne-Reineke Freie Universität Berlin,
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Traditional consulting involves using the expertise of outside professionals to assist an organization in improving its performance. The management consultant provides detailed advice, objective insights and recommendations to a group of people working to achieve a specific goal. In contrast, today, corporate executives are surrounded by vocal stakeholders who demand swift elevation of their corporate
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Outer space is more fundamental to our lives and more under threat than at any time in history. Today, the U.S. government and economy receive enormous benefits from space. Still, the strategies that secured our nation’s leading role in space won’t be enough to sustain that leadership in the coming decades. With the nature of
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With the emerging Omicron strain of COVID-19, Moderna has claimed that an upgraded COVID-19 vaccination for the new strain might well be available by earlier time of year 2022. During last Sunday’s BBC’s Andrew Marr Program, Mr. Paul Burton, a Senior Healthcare Director commented, “Humans must therefore understand further about existing medication’s potential to offer safeguards
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In a significant push against big tech’s ability to maintain market dominance through sheer buying power, the UK’s competition watchdog has ordered Facebook (now Meta) to reverse its acquisition of animated GIF platform, Giphy — confirming the Financial Times‘ earlier reporting. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said its phase 2 investigation cemented earlier competition
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Climate researchers: consider standing for office — I did John Dearing  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1466-9640 0 John Dearing University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email With the COP26 climate summit receding in the rear-view mirror, in many regions
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Tesla has started to enable in-car purchases and subscriptions in its latest software updates. Owners can buy a ‘Premium Connectivity’ straight from their center console inside Tesla vehicles. Over the years, Tesla has started to find opportunities to sell upgrades to its owners by unlocking software features inside its vehicles. Originally, owners needed to log
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Amazon CloudWatch was introduced way back in 2009 to help AWS customers view data about their cloud usage and spending. Today at the dawn of AWS re:Invent, the company’s cloud customer conference taking place in Las Vegas this week, the cloud division announced a couple of enhancements to the product. Amazon has been building on
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Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Ashwin Rode & Andrew Hultgren Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Tamma Carleton National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, USA Tamma Carleton, Michael Greenstone, Solomon Hsiang & Amir Jina Rhodium Group, New York, NY, USA Michael Delgado, Trevor Houser & Kelly E. McCusker Department
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Getting an agreement on the rules for international trading of carbon credits, a set of negotiations known as Article 6, came down to the wire last month at COP26. But during the last weekend of the conference, the 200 countries finally agreed upon guidelines that will create an international market for carbon credits, including country-to-country
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Alzheimer’s disease, the primary source of mortality amongst US citizens and affects 5.8 million Americans. Pharmacological studies have attempted and failed for past decades to generate medicines that might halt the course of the illness. Some prominent drug manufacturers have forsaken the objective of creating Alzheimer’s medications entirely. Now, experts claim to have reached a
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WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in a new program will explore options to conduct biomanufacturing in space, using biological systems like microbes to construct materials for use in orbital operations. The project, led by DARPA’s biological technologies office, is called B-SURE, short for biomanufacturing, survival, utility and reliability beyond Earth. “The B-SURE
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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have invented a soft, jelly-like material that can endure the equivalent of an elephant standing on it and not explode like a water balloon — even though it’s 80 percent water. When the weight is removed, the material returns to its former shape completely without being permanently deformed. The material,
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A truck passes pumpjacks in the Belridge oil field on November 03, 2021 near McKittrick, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s administration stands ready to release even more barrels of oil from its strategic reserves should the need arise again, according to the U.S. State Department’s senior advisor
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Download PDF For the past five years, I’ve studied oysters — a commercially and environmentally important species in southeast England. My research is very practical: I help to solve problems by working with oyster growers (known locally as oystermen), regulators and other community members. Resulting papers are evidence of work I’ve already done. Most oysters
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HELSINKI — Chinese satellite operator and remote sensing data firm ADA Space raised $55.6 million in a Series B investment round for its artificially intelligent satellite network plans. The short announcement from ADA Space Nov. 20 states that the 355 million yuan in funding will be used for satellite network capacity building and research and
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There’s been a lot of encouraging news over the past year related to environmental, social and governance metrics — ESG, for short — and sustainable finance: the meteoric growth of ESG-themed investment funds, a similar trajectory for ESG-rated loans and bonds, the coming consolidation of ESG rating and reporting systems, the linkages between high ESG
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Ion Yadigaroglu Contributor Ion Yadigaroglu is managing partner of Capricorn Investment Group and a GP of Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund. He is an early investor in iconic deep tech companies including Tesla, SpaceX, Planet, Saildrone, QuantumScape, Joby Aviation, Helion Energy, Twelve, Electric Hydrogen, Redwood Materials and others. He serves on the board of nonprofit Ceres
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Download PDF Hi, I was hoping you could help me with my grandfather’s EverLife? I can’t seem to get it to load. I keep getting this error message — something about data corruption. Thanks. No, I don’t subscribe to EverLife Care, but look at this perfect little exadrive. There you go — see? Not a
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Despite what most Australians would have you think, the country isn’t overrun with deadly spiders. But occasionally, a spider emerges, causing arachnophobia in even the most stoic among us. Take, for example, this female funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus) recently given to the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. (Photo : Pixabay) Reason For the
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Cellular growth medium is a component of cellular agriculture that enables lab-grown meat to be made at a lower cost. However, the traditional ways of making these growth factors, or reagents, are costly themselves, which makes large-scale manufacturing difficult. On average, reports show that lab-grown meat costs about $50, but that new technologies could bring
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The Colon Cancer Conundrum Colorectal cancer rates in younger adults are climbing. The race is on to figure out why. Cassandra Willyard 0 Cassandra Willyard Cassandra Willyard is a science journalist based in Madison, Wis. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter
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In the United States, all housing is not created equal. Low-income communities continue to grapple with poor housing quality, high energy costs and disproportionate health burdens stemming from fossil fuel pollution in their homes and communities. On average, these households spend far higher percentages of their income on energy, and 26 million low-income U.S. households
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Following discovering a possibly more infectious novel coronavirus type in South Africa, President Joe Biden said on Friday that most visitors from eight southern African nations would be denied admission to the United States beginning on Monday. (Photo : Getty Images) The new strain, named Omicron, presents a fresh challenge for Biden, who has had
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The COVID Cancer Effect Oncologists are grappling with predicting—and mitigating—the effects of the pandemic. Usha Lee McFarling 0 Usha Lee McFarling Usha Lee McFarling is a Pulitzer Prize–winning science and medical writer based in Los Angeles. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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