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Nations are making plans for how to allocate coronavirus vaccines once they’re proven safe and effective.Credit: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Whether it takes weeks, as US President Donald Trump has hinted, or months, as most health-care experts expect, an approved vaccine against the coronavirus is coming, and it’s hotly anticipated. Still, it will initially be in short
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Majestic Jupiter, our Solar System’s belligerent big brother, is putting its best side forward*. A sharp new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the giant planet’s wild, ever-evolving weather – revealing both short- and long-term changes. In the northern hemisphere, turbulent clouds could indicate the formation of a new swirling storm, while down south,
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SAN FRANCISCO – Xage Security, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity startup, announced a contract Sept. 17 to develop evaluate and prepare a data protection strategy for the U.S. Space Force Xage won a $743,000 phase two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force organization charged with spurring innovation. Under the contract
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As global apparel consumption continues to rise—an expected increase of 60% by 2030—that growth could have a dangerous impact on the environment. Currently, 87% of textiles are landfilled or incinerated and 10% of GHG emissions come from fashion industry. As Earth’s resources become more and more constrained, the global fashion industry is looking toward innovative materials
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Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images Carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are more than two-and-a-half-times greater than official test levels, new research claims. Published this week, the analysis — conducted by the Transport & Environment campaign group and supported by environmental organization Greenpeace U.K. — stated that, on average, “typical” plug-in hybrid
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getty Over the past six months, the travel industry has been dramatically altered. Many of us are uncertain what travel – if any – is safe to do right now… or when we can go back to traveling “normally.” Some forms of travel have begun to return, especially outdoor adventures and road trips. Often overlooked,
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Early this month, McDonald’s made headlines when it teamed with Cargill, Target and The Nature Conservancy to put $8.5 million toward helping Nebraska farmers cultivate regenerative agriculture practices over the next five years. The initiative, like others emerging in the past several years from Cargill, General Mills, Danone and other big companies in the food
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The download page for ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok app is arranged for a photograph on a smartphone in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The politics surrounding the future of TikTok’s operations in the United States could undermine the need for better understanding
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Our entire cosmic history is theoretically well-understood, but only because we understand the … [+] theory of gravitation that underlies it, and because we know the Universe’s present expansion rate and energy composition. Light will always continue to propagate through this expanding Universe, and we will continue to receive that light arbitrarily far into the
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WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy and NASA are meeting regularly to investigate how they can cooperate on technologies that go beyond their long-standing work on nuclear power systems. The two agencies held a roundtable Sept. 15 at the University of Tulsa to discuss both how they are working together as well as how they
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