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A lagoon in Argentina’s famed Patagonia region turned bright fuschia last week, alarming residents as photos of the neon waters went viral around the world. “The coloration is due to a preservative called sodium sulfite,” Argentina-based environmental engineer Federico Restrepo told the AFP. ADVERTISEMENT The antibacterial chemical is used in preparing shrimp and prawns for
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It’s time we should be able to explain sustainability to a 5-year-old — in five words or less. There really aren’t many simple definitions of sustainability. This matters because if we want more people to contribute to a sustainable future, they would first need to know what to do, what the goal is. As expressed
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A tidal turbine weighing 680 metric tons and dubbed “the world’s most powerful” has started grid-connected power generation at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, an archipelago located north of mainland Scotland. The news marks another major step forward for the U.K.’s nascent marine energy sector.  In an announcement Wednesday, Scottish engineering firm Orbital
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WASHINGTON — Isar Aerospace, a German small launch vehicle company, has raised an additional $75 million that will allow the company to expand its manufacturing and launch capabilities. The company announced July 29 that it added $75 million to a Series B round it raised in December 2020. The new funding brings the size of
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Andrew “Twiggy” Forest is Australia’s second richest person. His wealth has been accumulated from mining and other ventures. He is the major shareholder and former CEO of Fortesque Metals, which holds massive iron ore leases in the Pilbara of Western Australia. Inspired by other billionaires (like Bill and Melinda Gates), he has pledged to give
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WASHINGTON — NASA and Boeing say a second test flight of the company’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle remains on track for launch July 30, with weather the biggest concern. A launch readiness review for the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) 2 mission July 27 confirmed that both the Starliner spacecraft and its Atlas 5
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In a letter to shareholders recapping Q2 of 2021, solid state battery manufacturer Quantumscape has offered some exciting updates surrounding its solid-state battery technology. In addition to making progress on its pre-pilot manufacturing facility, the company is also developing and testing multiple layered versions of its solid-state batteries as part of a timeline for scaled
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The ‘Thinkers and Innovators’ series explores the science and philosophy of the brain and mind with some of the world’s foremost forward thinking experts. It also explores technologies used for studying and interfacing with the brain, as well as technologies motivated by the brain, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Rita J. King is
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Lawmakers are concerned about the infrastructure at Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Space Force Base WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces in its markup of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act raises concerns about the state of the U.S. space launch infrastructure and questions DoD’s procurement of commercial space data.  The
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CORRESPONDENCE 27 July 2021 Global climate models do not need more behavioural science M. Granger Morgan 0 & Hadi Dowlatabadi 1 M. Granger Morgan Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Hadi Dowlatabadi University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. View author publications You
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Utilities are in a perilous predicament due to recent extreme weather events, the inherent variability of the atmosphere and subsequent outage fatigue. Not only is this wreaking havoc on grid reliability and load forecasting, but it is also spurring new regulations aimed at the utilities. In July, Connecticut, New York and California passed laws that increase utility oversight and accountability
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