Month: December 2021

This article was originally published on World Resources Institute. Existing and longstanding social and economic inequities result in climate change disproportionally endangering those least responsible for it. Globally, equitable climate action requires that the United States, as the biggest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, significantly cut domestic emissions while increasing its international finance commitments. Making
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Ola’s CEO Bhavish Aggarwal took to Twitter this morning to announce that the company has now dispatched all of the electric scooters that have been reserved. But many customers disagreed, quickly calling out the CEO. Ola’s high-power and high-speed electric scooters have made a splash around the world as some of the first affordable high-performance
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has started the process of deploying the sunshield required to keep the spacecraft cold enough to operate, a process that is one of the riskiest aspects of the mission. NASA announced Dec. 28 the spacecraft controllers had started the multiday process of deploying the sunshield by lowering two
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This year, scientists at the Natural History Museum discovered 552 new species, including six new dinosaurs, an Indian beetle named after Larry the cat, and dozens of crustaceans important to the planet’s carbon cycle. (Photo : Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) A Plethora of Discovery Researchers described previously unknown species across the
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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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WASHINGTON — Firefly Aerospace is pausing preparations for its next Alpha launch, originally scheduled for early 2022, after the government asked its largest shareholder to divest its stake for national security reasons. Noosphere Venture Partners, a fund run by Ukrainian-born investor Max Polyakov, said Dec. 29 that it will retain an investment banking firm to
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This story was first published on Next City, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. Gardeners in Chicago have a secret weapon in their quest to grow the juiciest tomatoes or the tallest sunflowers — other people’s poop. The Metropolitan
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The rocket cargo project will explore the military utility, performance and cost of transporting cargo and people on commercial rockets WASHINGTON — Blue Origin has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to explore the possibility of someday using its rockets to transport cargo and people around the world. A cooperative research and development
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In this article INTC AAPL Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters Apple‘s decision to ditch Intel paid off this year. The pivot allowed Apple to completely rethink the Mac, which had started to
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TAMPA, Fla. — The first ViaSat-3 broadband satellite is on track to launch in the first half of 2022 despite ongoing pandemic-related challenges, according to Viasat’s recently appointed chief operating officer Kevin Harkenrider. The high-throughput satellite’s Viasat-built payload has been integrated with a chassis provided by Boeing for tests that will continue into early next
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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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These days, feeding your pets insects is the newest lifestyle choice to help combat climate change. To reduce the massive carbon emissions caused by growing livestock for traditional, meat-based diets, environmentally conscious pet owners feed their animals crickets, mealworms, and black army flies. High in Protein (Photo : Alice Castro) Experts suggest that because insects are
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NATURE PODCAST 29 December 2021 Our podcast highlights of 2021 The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months. Shamini Bundell , Nick Howe , Dan Fox , Noah Baker & Benjamin Thompson Shamini Bundell View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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The European Union’s largest economy has a long history with das auto, for better and worse. Many foreign tourists in Germany have a speed-limit-free trip on the autobahn among their bucket list items, but even among Germans, car culture is strong. The home of the Porsche, Audi, and BMW was also the birthplace of the Volkswagen
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As someone who covers Southeast Asia startups and funding stories, the best word I can think of to describe 2021 is “whoa!” This was the year that global investors not only started to pay close attention to the region’s tech ecosystems, but also began putting real money into them. Backed by international LPs, Southeast Asia-focused
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SANTA FE, N.M. — The Federal Aviation Administration says it needs at least two more months to complete an environmental review of SpaceX Starship orbital launches from its Boca Chica, Texas, facility. The FAA said Dec. 28 that was unable to meet an original Dec. 31 deadline to complete an environmental assessment of plans by
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Egypt has “digitally unwrapped” the mummy of famed Pharaoh Amenhotep I, revealing its secrets for the first time since it was discovered in 1881 without disturbing his funerary mask. Thanks to the advanced digital 3D imagery, researchers unearthed new mummification techniques used for the pharaoh whose rule dates back more than 1,500 BC. The research was
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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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As a remote island nation in the middle of the South Pacific, New Zealand is experiencing the stirrings of a burgeoning startup scene. The country has historically been capital-starved, but recent investments from the government and foreign investors have significantly increased access to early-stage venture capital funding. Now, certain industries are emerging as potential areas
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The world’s greatest and most devastating earthquakes occur in subduction zones when a slab of the oceanic plate is forced beneath another tectonic plate and down into the mantle. Understanding and planning for big earthquakes require reconstructing subducted slabs’ shape and stress conditions at subduction zones. However, because of the immense depths of these slabs,
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Earlier this month, Craig McLuckie, the co-founder of the Kubernetes project during his time at Google and now the VP of R&D at VMware (after selling his startup Heptio to the company), was named the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. He succeeds VMware’s Paul Fazzone, who was named chairman
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