Anti-vaccine protesters voice their disapproval outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s New York City headquarters. Credit: Matthew McDermott/Polaris/eyevine In March, Twitter put its foot down: users who repeatedly spread false information about COVID-19 vaccines will have their accounts suspended or shut down. It was a new front in a high-stakes battle over misinformation that could help to
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Another dimension: High spatial modes of packets of light, such as the 20-dimensional qudit shown here, were used to rapidly test a new method for determining quantum states. (Courtesy: Markus Rambach) As scalable quantum computers move closer to reality, researchers need better ways of measuring and controlling the delicate systems that comprise them. One method,
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Environmental groups are unsatisfied with Green Brexit’s weaker regulations. The UK’s touted departure from the EU has led to a great reshuffling of regulations across the board. However, for many environmental advocacy groups, these changes are quickly proving to be not in the planet’s favor. Below are some of the primary concerns that they have raised:
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Beth Winters Contributor Beth Winters, JD/MBA, is the solutions marketing manager of Aparavi, a data intelligence and automation software and services company that helps companies find and unlock the value of data. Data is the most valuable asset for any business in 2021. If your business is online and collecting customer personal information, your business
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SAN FRANCISCO – Iceye has established a satellite manufacturing facility, research and development laboratory, and mission operations center for U.S.-licensed spacecraft at its new Iceye U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California. “A huge part of our nation’s space industrial base and centers for innovation are located here in Southern California,” Jerry Welsh, Iceye U.S. CEO told
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Agriculture sustainability improvements have long-term positive outcomes both for the planet and the farmer’s wallet, but the upstart costs can be a preventative obstacle. Some big food companies trying to address their Scope 3 emissions have started working to knock down those barriers for farmers.  In 2018, the Land O’Lakes Sustain program, now part of
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A health worker in the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepares to care for people infected with Ebola virus during the 2018–20 outbreak, which prompted an extensive genomic analysis. Credit: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Genomics 15 April 2021 An unprecedented genomic analysis helped to curb an Ebola outbreak Despite extraordinary challenges, scientists managed to sequence a high
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Quasiparticle platform A visualization of the Fermi surface depicting the momenta of electrons in the newly identified quantum computing platform. (Courtesy: Ruixing Zhang) The errors that arise from the volatile nature of quantum technologies are a major roadblock on the path to practical quantum computing. We can imagine getting past this blockade by driving straight
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Derek Tournear: ‘I’m really interested in industry feedback when we when they see our acquisition strategy’ WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency is considering buying its next 150 satellites from three different vendors, but that could change after the agency evaluates companies’ bids, SDA director Derek Tournear said April 14. Speaking at the Washington
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In this article IBE-ES The proposed hydrogen project will be located near Whitelee Windfarm, a major facility near Glasgow, Scotland. Billy Currie Photography | Moment | Getty Images ScottishPower has submitted plans to develop a major “green” hydrogen facility that it says will use the U.K.’s largest electrolyzer. In a statement earlier this week the
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In this article COIN Fred Wilson David Orrell | CNBC By 2013, venture capitalist Fred Wilson had established himself as a preeminent investor in consumer tech, having made early and highly lucrative bets on Twitter, Zynga, Etsy and Tumblr. In May of that year, he took a slight sideways turn. “We have been thinking about
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Outdoor recreation retail co-op REI is asking its suppliers to double down on their climate strategies and social justice policies, and will require all existing partners to share their climate action plans by the end of this year. The expectations were included in the impact report REI released today along with the company’s 2020 financials.
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Fry up: cooked egg white is dynamic gel that continues to evolve long after solidifying (Courtesy: cyclonebill-Vagtel-spejlæg CC BY-SA 2.0) New research shows that the humble egg white could hold the answer to a long-standing mystery about the evolution of gels. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, scientists at the University of Tübingen
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When ZeroAvia’s six-seater aircraft completed an eight-minute flight from Cranfield Airfield in the U.K. last September, the company claimed a “major breakthrough” with the first-ever hydrogen fuel cell flight of a commercial-size aircraft. The modified Piper Malibu propeller plane was now the largest hydrogen-powered aircraft in the world, wrote the company. “While some experimental aircraft
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Listen to the latest science news, with Nick Petrić Howe and Shamini Bundell. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 In this episode: 00:45 How failing sanitation infrastructure is causing a US public health crisis In the US, huge numbers of people live without access to adequate sanitation. Environmental-health advocate Catherine Coleman
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Are you 100% sure that your children are brushing their teeth properly? A New York-based startup called Willo has been working for several years on a device that should transform the tooth-brushing experience for children. Willo isn’t a new toothbrush — electric or not. It’s an oral care device that doesn’t look like a toothbrush
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Six years ago, after days of painstaking negotiations, world leaders managed to thrash out a deal on climate change. The result was the Paris Agreement, decided at the COP21 summit in Paris. Described by the United Nations as a legally-binding international treaty on climate change, the landmark accord aims to “limit global warming to well
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US Treasury secretary Janet Yellen (left) and IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva must work to align their approaches to funding science.Credit: Action Press/Shutterstock, Chesnot/Getty Last week, the world’s economics and finance communities ended their annual meetings — held online this year — on a salutary note. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposed a US$650-billion boost
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The proliferation of lovely, well-kept houseplants provides a unique sense of home comfort. Any house plants have the potential to purify the air quality in addition to being attractive. (Photo : Matthew Henry, Burst) If you turn your house into a full-fledged botanical garden, though, you might be doing yourself a disservice, as certain traditional
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WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin announced a new line of satellites designed for space-based surveillance. The mid-size satellite bus is aimed at the military market and would be interoperable with military weapons systems such as fighter jets and air defense systems. The company is pitching the new mid-size satellite as an alternative to tactical surveillance platforms
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Date/Time: May 11, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Today’s corporate energy manager faces a challenging balancing act: how to accommodate cost and renewable energy goals, all within an organization’s risk tolerance.  The status quo “transactional” process of buying energy is not the same as the best practices of a well-managed energy portfolio. This webcast
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Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi attends a nuclear deal review meeting in Tehran. Raheb Homavandi | Reuters WASHINGTON – Iran will begin enriching uranium at 60%, a significant step towards weapons-grade material, in response to the attack at a key nuclear site, the country’s top nuclear negotiator told state media on Tuesday. Iran’s deputy
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Sound technology: the optomechanical ultrasound sensor array chip with optical fibre block array access. (Courtesy: IMEC) A highly sensitive optomechanical ultrasound detector integrated onto a silicon photonic chip has been developed by researchers in Belgium and Germany. The team, led by Wouter Westerveld at the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC) in Leuven, showed that its device
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