Oil storage tanks stand at the RN-Tuapsinsky refinery, operated by Rosneft Oil Co., in Tuapse, Russia, on Monday, March 23, 2020. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil bounced back on Wednesday, with U.S. crude jumping over $1, lifted by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST Join this webinar to explore easy to use and universal way to measure topography through WLI based optical profiler. This webinar introduces new way to measure surfaces through White Light interferometry profilers. This method combines sub-nanometer vertical resolution while retaining ease of use through self-adapting
CircleCI, an early adherent to the notion of continuous delivery when it launched in 2011, announced a $100 million Series E investment today. It comes on top of a $56 million round last July. The round was led by IVP and Sapphire Ventures. Under the terms of the deal, Cack Wilhelm will be joining the CircleCI
A viral outbreak has killed more than 6,500 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and is still spreading through the country. The foe isn’t the feared coronavirus, which has only just reached the DRC. It’s an old, familiar and underestimated adversary: measles. Cases began to spike here in October 2018. Children became
Raymond said he is “concerned with our ability to stay ahead of the threat.” WASHINGTON — A report recommending changes in how military space systems are funded and acquired will be sent to Congress in the next few days, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond said April 7. Speaking on a video chat hosted
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have extracted from dental enamel the oldest human genetic material ever obtained, helping clarify the pivotal place in the human evolutionary lineage of a mysterious extinct species called Homo antecessor known from Spanish cave fossils. Skeletal remains unearthed at the Gran Dolina site in Spain of the extinct human species Homo
With everything from basketball to baseball to bowling being postponed or canceled, and with the 2020 Olympics delayed until 2021, competitive sports largely have been sidelined by the pandemic. And yet, during this lengthy timeout, athletes continue to be engaged, using their celebrity power to help bring awareness to social distancing and other things we
The forest fires which began on March 23 in Northern Thailand are now subdued leaving the destruction of 2,400 rai of forest and air pollution in several parts of Northern Thailand still in extremely high pollution levels. Northern Thailand has been raging with forest fires since last month, prompting the deployment of 3,000 employees to
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a conference in Brussels on January 20, 2020. Kenzo Tribouillard | AFP | Getty Images Google’s G Suite bundle of productivity software for businesses, schools and governments had over 6 million paying businesses in March, up from 5 million in February 2019, executive Javier Soltero told CNBC on Tuesday.
The upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants — Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune — are hot, just like Earth’s. But unlike Earth, the Sun is too far from these outer planets to account for the high temperatures. Their heat source has been one of the great mysteries of planetary science. A new analysis
Recovered patient. Medical staff at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China, wave goodbye to a patient who has recovered from COVID-19. So far in China, more than 77,000 people have recovered from the disease and over 3,000 have died. On 25 March, the Chinese government eased travel restrictions in Hubei province, ending two months
Shi En Kim and her fellow graduate students have been thrust into a reality bigger than their ivory tower bubble This post is part of a series on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the personal and professional lives of physicists around the world. If you’d like to share your own perspective, please contact us
WASHINGTON — An independent review panel sharply criticized the management of the International Space Station National Laboratory, with both NASA and the organization that manages the laboratory agreeing to significant changes. The report, commissioned by NASA last August, was released by agency April 6 with little fanfare. It found serious issues with how the Center
FILE PHOTO: NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity tracks on planet Mars are visible in this August 4, 2010 image released on February 13, 2019. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, accused Donald Trump on Tuesday of creating a basis to take over other planets by signing an executive order
Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has suspended guidance for 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to pose unprecedented challenges to the renewable energy sector. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Aarhus-headquartered firm noted that the global spread of COVID-19 and national measures taken to contain it had caused disruptions
Business at Tushy is booming. While the circumstances that led to the boom are sobering, the bidet company needed to adapt its strategy after seeing an uptick in business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Other companies in this cohort include video conferencing service Zoom, meal kit service Blue Apron and Facebook, thanks to its social network,
Chinatown in San Francisco, California, during coronavirus: China sends some 400,000 students to the United States. How many will return once lockdowns are lifted?Credit: Jeff Chiu/AP/Shutterstock When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in February that the disease caused by the new coronavirus would be called COVID‑19, the name was quickly adopted by organizations involved
A new scientific assessment reveals that the oceans are remarkably resilient despite the abuse humans have inflicted on them for decades, using them as dumping ground for wastes. This assessment stems from a review of results seen in conservation efforts in the past, and the authors say that if we build on these efforts to help the
WASHINGTON — An executive order by the White House April 6 seeks to establish international support for the U.S. position that space resources can be used by companies and organizations, and to head off alternative international legal regimes. The executive order calls on the State Department to lead interagency efforts to encourage other countries to
Blockchain technology has been proposed — and is being piloted — for all manner of supply chain applications, particularly for verifying the provenance of source of materials, commodities, food or goods. Two European companies, polyamide supplier Domo and polymer manufacturer Covestro, are collaborating with Dutch technology startup Circularise to create a system for tracking plastics.
Mike Follows is a physics teacher at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, UK This post is part of a series on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the personal and professional lives of physicists around the world. If you’d like to share your own perspective, please contact us at email@example.com. In happier days: Mike Follows (right,
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has dismissed a senior analyst who opposed rescinding environmental authorizations for wood exports, according to a notice published in the official government gazette on Monday. Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles looks on during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in urban sustainability with
DeHaat, an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, has raised $12 million as it looks to scale its network across India. The Series A financial round for the eight-year-old Patna and Gurgaon-based startup was led by Sequoia Capital India. Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO, and existing investors Omnivore and AgFunder, also participated
Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Researcher Mark Meekan diving with a whale sharkWayne Osborn Growth rings in whale-shark vertebrae have shown specimens to be up to 50 years old at the time of death — implying that some whale sharks could
The U.S. Space Force will commission 60 lieutenants graduating from the Air Force Academy. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force Academy class of 2020 will graduate on April 18 — six weeks ahead of schedule and without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Of the class of about 1,000 cadets who will be commissioned as
Cantor Fitzgerald’s global chief market strategist said Monday that he is skeptical of the “dance” between Saudi Arabia and Russia over oil production and that a deal from OPEC and its allies would likely not be enough to save struggling United States energy companies. “I’m really, frankly, not all that convinced that this is an
Black lung is prevalent in Appalachia. Vulnerable coal miners are wary that the rapid spread and the devastating effects of the COVID-19 can easily wipe their community out. Jimmy Moore, a 74-year old black lung patient in Shelby Gap, Kentucky, does not know when the coronavirus gets to their area. However, if it does, ”
Sick of sharing those generic Zoom video call invites that all look the same? Wish your Zoom link preview’s headline and image actually described your meeting? Want to protect your Zoom calls from trolls by making attendees RSVP to get your link? ZmURL.com has you covered. Launching today, ZmURL is a free tool that lets
Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Health Ministry, helping to improve tracking of the pandemic. The app “HaMagen” – Hebrew for The Shield – is sparking interest from abroad with approaches from Germany, Italy,
When I first looked up at the dome above the grand staircase of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) building, it brought together for me my two professional roles. I work three days a week as chief scientific adviser to the FCO in London, and two days a week as an astrophysicist at
Antoine Riaud might need to take his wife on a second honeymoon. You’re supposed to spend that first romantic getaway obsessing over your new spouse, not how cells behave in an acoustics experiment. But when inspiration calls…well, it can be hard to ignore. For some time Riaud had been working on an idea for a
What do you do if you want to look inside a biological cell, hoping to see objects that are well beyond the diffraction limit of a microscope – roughly 200nm? One solution is to use the Nobel-prize-winning technique of “super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”, which involves tagging samples with fluorescent markers. In its basic form, however, super-resolution
WASHINGTON — Myriota announced April 6 it raised $19.3 million to continue developing a constellation of at least 25 satellites to connect internet-of-things devices globally. Australian investors Hostplus and Main Sequence Ventures led Myriota’s Series B round, with participation from Boeing HorizonX, In-Q-Tel, Right Click Capital, Singtel Innov8 and the South Australian Venture Capital Fund.
Amid the global pandemic and economic meltdown, the profession of sustainability inside companies seems to be moving apace. Yes, some budgets have been trimmed and travel eliminated, but corporate commitments and activities don’t seem to be slowing down. At least, that’s my observation, having talked with a number of professionals over the past few weeks.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Investors with nearly $200 billion in assets holding shares in Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group (8411.T) say they plan to back a shareholder motion urging the bank to cut its lending for coal and other fossil fuels, they told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Mizuho Financial Group logo is seen at the company’s
Zoom is making some drastic changes to prevent rampant abuse as trolls attack publicly-shared video calls. Starting April 5th, it will require passwords to enter calls via Meeting ID, since these may be guessed or reused. Meanwhile, it will change virtual waiting rooms to be on by default so hosts have to manually admit attendees.
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WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency has restored operations of four space science missions it placed on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that illustrated how one agency’s actions can affect others. ESA announced March 24 it had suspended operations of the Cluster, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, Mars Express and Solar Orbiter missions,
Red Cross medics measure the temperature of participants of the 178th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on March 5, 2020. Alex Halada | Getty Images Brent crude futures could plunge to “single-digit lows” if major oil producers fail to reach a deal to cut output at a time when demand
Highly energetic An artist’s impression of GRB 190114C. (Courtesy: ESA/Hubble/M Kornmesser). An unusually energetic gamma-ray burst (GRB) has prompted astrophysicists to rethink the role of magnetic fields in these enormous stellar explosions. Observations made in the burst’s immediate aftermath show that key features of its associated magnetic field mysteriously vanished – a phenomenon that cannot
Dr. Farzad Mostashari presenting on syndromic surveillance. Farzad Mostashari When Dr. Farzad Mostashari was the assistant commissioner for the New York City Department of Health in the early 2000s, he did something unprecedented. To keep tabs on the spread of disease in the region, Mostashari asked New York hospitals for access to a feed of
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Businesses have been making huge losses by failing to capture the value of industrial waste, but applying circular economy strategies, enabled by new technologies, could create cost-saving opportunities as well as profitable new revenue streams. The waste generated by residential buildings may seem enormous, but the waste produced by factories is an awful lot more.
Scientists recently found that rainforests existed near the Earth’s South Pole about 90 million years in the past. A research team discovered Cretaceous forest soil within 900 kilometers of the Antarctic and analyzed the preserved tree roots, spores, and pollen. They concluded that the Earth was much warmer than scientists previously thought. Alfred Wegener Institute
Ukraine has appealed to Tesla chief Elon Musk to supply vital ventilators for its coronavirus patients as the pandemic takes hold in the post-Soviet state. On Tuesday, the maverick entrepreneur tweeted that his Tesla electronic car manufacturer has “extra FDA-approved ventilators” and was ready to ship them to any country where they would be immediately
In the time of COVID-19, much of what transpires from the science world to the general public relates to the virus, and understandably so. But other domains, even within medical research, are still active — and as usual, there are tons of interesting (and heartening) stories out there that shouldn’t be lost in the furious
Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the latest COVID-19 news. Download MP3 In this episode: 01:33 Testing in the UK This week, the UK health secretary announced plans to further ramp up testing for COVID-19, with the aim of preforming 100,000 tests a day in England by the end of April. We discuss