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GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs
Fri, 07 May 2021 07:00:16 +0000
GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the venture capital arm of one of Indonesia’s largest banks, and the founders of grab-and-go coffee […]
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qualifiers: 40.00 china, 35.00 india, 30.00 indonesia

China’s carbon pollution now surpasses all developed countries combined
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:45:20 +0000
As China's coal-reliant economy has boomed, so, too, have its emissions.
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qualifiers: 40.00 japan, 40.00 china

Coronavirus live: China’s Sinopharm jab gets WHO approval; Turkey, Maldives and Nepal added to England ‘red list’
Fri, 07 May 2021 17:54:43 GMT

Grant Shapps says countries added to mandatory hotel quarantine list; Chinese vaccine is fifth to be approved by World Health Organization

Here is a recap of the main Covid updates from around the world:

China’s Sinopharm state company has offered substantial support for the Covax programme to provide Covid vaccines mainly to poor countries, a World Health Organization official has said.

As Reuters reports, senior WHO adviser Bruce Aylward said it would be up to Sinopharm to say how many doses of its vaccine it can provide to the programme, but added:

They are looking at trying to provide substantial support, make substantial doses available while at the same time of course trying to serve China’s population.

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WHO grants emergency use to COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm
Fri, 07 May 2021 15:53:15 GMT

The World Health Organization said Friday it has listed the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use, allowing it to be rolled out across the world. The vaccine, which is made by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China National Biotec Group, "has the potential to rapidly accelerate COVID-19 vaccine access for countries seeking to protect health workers and populations at risk," said Dr Mariângela Simão, WHO Assistant-Director General for Access to Health Products. Simão said the agency will encourage the manufacturer to participate in the WHO's Covax program, which aims to get vaccines to poorer countries, that are lagging in the global vaccine push due to a lack of supply. The WHO has already granted emergency use authorization to vaccines developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech , AstraZeneca , Serum Institute of India, J&J unit Janssen and Moderna . Earlier this week, Reuters reported that a document it had obtained suggested the WHO had "very low confidence" in data provided by Sinopharm on its COVID vaccine regarding the risk of serious side effects in some patients. On Friday, the WHO said its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, or SAGE, conducted on-site inspections at the production facility before reaching their decision. SAGE is recommending the vaccine for use in adults 18 years and older in a two-dose regimen, separated by three to four weeks. Vaccine efficacy for symptomatic and hospitalized disease was estimated to be 79%, all age groups combined.

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Oil futures settle lower on risks to demand
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:44:46 GMT

Oil futures settled lower on Thursday, with U.S. prices down a second session. "With the supply side remaining supportive of higher prices, oil just needs to consolidate for a month for India and Japan to get a better handle on COVID," said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda. U.S. benchmark prices could rally 10% to 15% "once India's COVID crisis improves," he said. June West Texas Intermediate crude lost 92 cents, or 1.4%, to settle at $64.71 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Juul inventor’s Myst lands funding as institutional investors turn to China’s e-cigs
Fri, 07 May 2021 06:26:32 +0000
Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China’s e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked regulatory oversight. But investors’ attitude is changing as China sets in motion its strictest-ever regulation on electronic cigarettes. Myst Labs, a Chinese e-cigarette maker co-founded in 2019 by Chenyue Xing, […]
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qualifiers: 40.00 china, 20.00 malaysia

Tula Technology Applies its Engine Smarts to EV Motors
Mon, 03 May 2021 12:00:00 GMT
The company that optimized cylinder-switching in GM's V-8 engines is now optimizing performance in synchronous reluctance motors
Match ID: 6 Score: 57.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days
qualifiers: 28.57 japan, 28.57 china

From Refugee to Micron VP
Wed, 05 May 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Thy Tran helped develop the new generation of DRAM chips
Match ID: 7 Score: 55.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 thailand, 20.00 taiwan, 15.00 vietnam

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Families stranded in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh
Wed, 05 May 2021 23:55:20 GMT
The cost of hotel quarantine in the UK is too high for some families, who have had to delay their return instead.
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qualifiers: 35.00 india, 10.00 bangladesh

Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval
Fri, 07 May 2021 17:16:10 GMT
It says the Sinopharm vaccine, which has been given to millions of people, is safe and effective.
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qualifiers: 40.00 china

Video Friday: A Robot to Brush Your Hair
Fri, 07 May 2021 16:45:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 10 Score: 40.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 0 days
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Xpeng expands network of free EV charging stations in China to 1,140, spanning 164 cities
Fri, 07 May 2021 12:39:18 GMT

Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Motors said Friday it has now built its Chinese network of charging stations to 1,140, spanning 164 Chinese cities. Xpeng is the first new EV maker in China to offer free lifetime charging services for its customers, the company said in a statement. The most recent additions were 13 stations along the 2,250 kilometer Sichuan to Tibet expressway. Xpeng customers now have access to free charging every 170 km along that route. The company is planning to expand the network to 200 cities in 2021. U.S.-listed shares were up 0.5% premarket, but have fallen 38% in the year to date.

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US military has ‘no plan’ to shoot down debris from falling Chinese rocket
Fri, 07 May 2021 09:25:42 GMT

Defense secretary is hopeful rocket will crash in the ocean; Aerospace Corp said it expects debris to hit the Pacific near the equator

The US military has no plan to shoot down the remnants of a large Chinese rocket expected to plunge back through the atmosphere this weekend, the defense secretary said on Thursday.

Speaking with reporters, the US defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, said the hope was the rocket would land in the ocean and that the latest estimate was that it would come down between Saturday and Sunday.

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The young people taking their countries to court over climate inaction
Fri, 07 May 2021 08:21:03 GMT

Children and young adults around the world are demanding action from governments on global heating and the ecological crisis

Sofia Oliveira is one of six young Portuguese people who have filed a lawsuit against 33 countries with the European court of human rights, demanding that governments do more to reduce emissions and safeguard their future physical and mental wellbeing. Last October the Strasbourg-based court granted the case priority status.

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Match ID: 13 Score: 40.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 40.00 china

Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined
Fri, 07 May 2021 04:52:05 GMT
The country is responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
Match ID: 14 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 40.00 china

SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s industrial robot maker Youibot
Fri, 07 May 2021 01:11:29 +0000
SoftBank has picked its bet in China’s flourishing industrial robotics space. Youibot, a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of scenarios, said it has notched close to 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) in its latest funding round led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the Seoul-based early-stage arm of the global investment behemoth. […]
Match ID: 15 Score: 40.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
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Where is New Zealand’s ‘values-based’ foreign policy when it comes to the Uyghurs? | Guled Mire
Thu, 06 May 2021 20:00:17 GMT

Other small nations also feel vulnerable to Chinese aggression but it hasn’t stopped them speaking out over the Uyghur genocide

After the Christchurch terror attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern donned a hijab as she comforted the relatives of the 51 Muslims who were killed simply for practising their faith. The image spread across the world and she was lavished with international praise.

Yet her apparent turning away from the active erasure of China’s Uyghur Muslim minority population may undo that reputation. On Wednesday, New Zealand’s parliament backed away from calling what is happening in Xinjiang a “genocide,” opting instead for the watered-down language of “human rights breaches”.

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Biden team reportedly likely to proceed with Trump's China investment ban
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:54:21 GMT

President Joe Biden's administration is likely to keep limits on U.S. investments in certain Chinese companies imposed under former President Donald Trump, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday. The report said Biden administration officials are still in preliminary talks about Trump-era investment bans on companies linked to China's military. No decisions have been made, said the report, which cited six people familiar with the matter.

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Republican Running for Virginia Governor Took Cash From Lobbyists Tied to “Woke” Coca-Cola
Thu, 06 May 2021 17:40:49 +0000

Though millionaire Pete Snyder is mostly self-funded, he accepted donations from current and former Coke lobbyists.

The post Republican Running for Virginia Governor Took Cash From Lobbyists Tied to “Woke” Coca-Cola appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 18 Score: 40.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 40.00 china

Longtime Bloomberg Ally Bets on Andrew Yang for New York
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:10:58 +0000

Tusk Strategies, a firm beloved by the city’s elite, is backing the malleable mayoral candidate.

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Match ID: 19 Score: 40.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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China mystery animal box craze causes outrage
Thu, 06 May 2021 15:39:54 GMT
The "blind box" craze sees people order a box containing a mystery animal that is sent in the post.
Match ID: 20 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
qualifiers: 40.00 china

Nintendo warns global chip shortage to hit Switch production
Thu, 06 May 2021 13:43:53 +0000
Nintendo follows rival Sony in saying supply crunch threatens console sales.
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China’s Emissions Now Exceed All the Developed World’s Combined
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Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China's slacker icon
Thu, 06 May 2021 00:06:32 GMT
Getting trapped in a boy band reality TV contest was just the start of Lelush's unlikely journey.
Match ID: 23 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
qualifiers: 40.00 china

O que podemos fazer hoje para evitar um apartheid sanitário global
Wed, 05 May 2021 11:00:31 +0000

Devemos apoiar o “waiver” da OMC e garantir imunização para as mais de 7 bilhões de pessoas. É isso ou teremos: Norte vacinado x Sul sem vacinas.

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Match ID: 24 Score: 40.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 40.00 china

The Second Life of Yi Lei’s Poetry
Wed, 05 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000
An encounter with Tracy K. Smith eased the late Chinese poet’s emergence into the Anglophone world.
Match ID: 25 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 40.00 china

Strongmen who got cozy with Trump get the cold shoulder from Biden
Wed, 5 May 2021 06:00:00 EDT
Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi get tougher treatment, while many of the former president’s favorites just get ignored.
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The Business Class Has Been Fearmongering About Worker Shortages for Centuries
Fri, 07 May 2021 17:55:10 +0000

Our so-called staffing crisis hearkens back to the colonial era.

The post The Business Class Has Been Fearmongering About Worker Shortages for Centuries appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 27 Score: 35.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
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Covid rips through rural India’s threadbare healthcare system
Fri, 07 May 2021 16:57:15 GMT

The pandemic overwhelming the big cities is reaching areas of Bihar where there is one doctor for 40,000 people

In the small rural village of Kathail, in the east of India’s poorest state, Bihar, access to healthcare has always been scarce. But when 34-year-old Umakant Singh fell sick with a cough and fever last week, his brother Mantu Singh did all he could to find help.

For four days Mantu rushed around, collecting the limited medicines he could find for his younger brother and nursing him at home. But he knew what these symptoms meant: Covid-19 had reached their village.

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Match ID: 28 Score: 35.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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EXCLUSIVE: Google Snaps Up Network-on-Chip Startup Provino
Fri, 07 May 2021 15:55:00 GMT
New technology promises faster, more efficient processors for AI
Match ID: 29 Score: 35.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 0 days
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India's Covid pandemic: Girl, 5, separated from family by Australia restrictions
Fri, 07 May 2021 13:51:22 GMT
Drisya and Dilin have not seen their daughter for 17 months due to Australia's Covid border closures.
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New analysis estimates that 905,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19
Fri, 07 May 2021 12:44:37 GMT

A new analysis estimates that the number of people who died from COVID-19 globally, as well as in the U.S., is significantly higher than official death tolls. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a health research center affiliated with the University of Washington, estimates that 905,289 people in the U.S. died from COVID-19, compared to the official tally of 574,043, as of May 3. India is estimated to have had around 640,000 deaths, which is nearly three times more than the official number of 221,181. And, worldwide, the IHME's analysis puts the number of COVID-19 deaths at 6.93 million, which more than twice as many deaths (3.24 million) that have been officially reported. There are two main reasons why IHME believes that death rates are higher: there was a lack of adequate testing in the earliest days of the pandemic that would have confirmed infections, and there are discrepancies between reported deaths by governments and excess mortality rates.

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Match ID: 31 Score: 35.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 0 days
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NSW Covid restrictions Sydney: what you can and can’t do under coronavirus rules on Mother’s Day weekend
Fri, 07 May 2021 12:14:03 GMT

People in the greater Sydney region, including Wollongong, the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains, had new Covid restrictions from 5pm Thursday. Can you have visitors? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Is travelling permitted? Here’s what you can and can’t do over the weekend and on Mother’s Day

The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has announced new restrictions for greater Sydney, including Wollongong, the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains, following two cases of local Covid transmission in Sydney’s east.

On Thursday the state’s chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, said laboratory testing had revealed the community case of a man in his 50s who returned a positive test on Wednesday matched a case who travelled to the state from the US and quarantined at the Park Royal at Darling Harbour, before being moved to Sydney Health Accommodation on 28 April.

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A Climate Dystopia in Northern California
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:00:39 +0000

California’s divided and fire-scarred cities, reeling from climate disasters, need a Green New Deal.

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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 156 million and India counts record of 414,000 new cases in a day
Fri, 07 May 2021 10:14:28 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 156 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 3.25 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 32.6 million cases and 580,063 deaths, or about a fifth of the worldwide tallies. India is second to the U.S. by cases at 21.5 million and third by fatalities at 234,083. India added a record of 414,000 new cases in a 24-hour period, a fresh global record, and almost 4,000 deaths, according to its health ministry. Those numbers are widely held to be greatly undercounted given the stress on its healthcare system. Western countries have sent aid to help the nation of almost 1.4 billion's hospitals, which are short on oxygen and other lifesaving equipment and medicines. Brazil is third with 15 million cases and second by fatalities at 416,949. Mexico has the fourth-highest death toll at 218,173 and 2.4 million cases, or 15th highest tally. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,843 deaths, the fifth-highest in the world and highest in Europe.

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Match ID: 34 Score: 35.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 0 days
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India Covid: How bad is the second wave?
Fri, 07 May 2021 08:54:17 GMT
There are signs infections have slowed in some regions - but is India past the worst?
Match ID: 35 Score: 35.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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What are the India, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?
Fri, 07 May 2021 08:48:47 GMT
The world is carefully monitoring Covid for mutations that help it spread better or resist vaccines.
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'On their own': Dfat confirms 173 unaccompanied Australian children stranded in India – video
Fri, 07 May 2021 06:51:43 GMT

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has told a Senate hearing on Covid-19 there are 173 unaccompanied children in India who are trying to return to Australia. More than 9,500 Australians are stranded in the country, 950 of them classed as vulnerable, following a flight ban from India that will end on 15 May. Australian airline Qantas doesn’t take unaccompanied minors, potentially limiting options to come home through Air India or special repatriation flights

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Match ID: 37 Score: 35.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, relaxes May 15 policy update deadline
Thu, 06 May 2021 22:20:29 +0000
It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, […]
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: Expedia stock surges as results top Street view
Thu, 06 May 2021 20:18:00 GMT

Expedia Group Inc. EXPE shares rallied in the extended session Thursday after the online travel company’s results came in better than expected. Expedia shares jumped 5% after hours, following a 3.6% decline in the regular session to close at $164.82. The company reported a first-quarter loss of $606 million, or $4.17 a share, compared with $1.3 billion, or $9.24 a share, in the year-ago period. The adjusted loss, which exclude stock-based compensation expenses and other items, was $2.02 a share, compared with $1.83 a share in the year-ago period. Revenue fell to $1.25 billion from $2.21 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a loss of $2.30 a share on revenue of $1.11 billion. “Travel remains a study in contrasts – with strong vacation rental growth and demand for domestic travel continuing to drive us forward, while demand for international and business travel and conventional lodging remain challenged,” said Expedia Chief Executive Peter Kern in a statement. “As the vaccine rollout continues, we expect to see a now familiar story play out; domestic and leisure demand lead the recovery. However, as the dire situation in India reminds us, in some markets, things may get worse before they get better.”

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India Covid: The agony of watching a catastrophe from afar
Thu, 06 May 2021 20:13:35 GMT
Seeing loved ones suffering in India, millions of families are trying to do their best from afar.
Match ID: 40 Score: 35.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 35.00 india

Covid-19: Australians trapped in India 'betrayed' by ban on returning home
Thu, 06 May 2021 14:22:20 GMT
Australians in India feel betrayed by their government despite a plan to evacuate some stranded citizens.
Match ID: 41 Score: 35.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
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Twitter Groups Offer India a Covid-19 Lifeline
Thu, 06 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Hashtags have provided a kind of emergency hotline—but the need for mutual aid on social media is also a rebuke to the government.
Match ID: 42 Score: 35.00 source: www.wired.com age: 1 day
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Coronavirus: How India descended into Covid-19 chaos
Wed, 05 May 2021 06:18:12 GMT
Experts tell the BBC that delays in decision-making worsened the crisis of India's second wave.
Match ID: 43 Score: 35.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days
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The Fabulous Growth in Aquaculture
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT
The 36-fold rise in aquacultural production in the past 50 years is unparalleled in the history of agriculture
Match ID: 44 Score: 31.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 7 days
qualifiers: 11.43 japan, 11.43 china, 8.57 indonesia

9,000 fliers may have had reused swabs jammed up their noses in Indonesia
Thu, 06 May 2021 20:10:01 +0000
Five workers were arrested for washing and reusing cotton swabs for testing.
Match ID: 45 Score: 30.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 0 days
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My father works for the company that sells weapons used in my partner’s homeland | Izzy Brown
Wed, 05 May 2021 21:00:24 GMT

I had never imagined how horribly the company my father works for was entangled with the story of my West Papuan partner

​They make great trucks. That’s what my father says whenever I ask him: “What do they make? Who do they sell them to?” “Only to the good guys,”​​​​ is his standard answer, and the topic changes quickly. But what he calls “trucks”, most people call “tanks”. And ​I am always led to wonder, “What kind of ‘good guy’ drives a tank?”

My father works for Thales, one of the richest weapons corporations in the world. Before heading up security for Thales he worked for Asio, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

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Then and Now: Restoring coral reefs in Indonesia
Wed, 05 May 2021 04:01:49 GMT
Around 40,000 sq m of coral reef has been restored in Indonesia with plans to extend the scheme further.
Match ID: 47 Score: 30.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days
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DOJ Threatened MIT Researchers With Subpoena in Collaboration With Bolivian Coup Regime
Tue, 04 May 2021 17:18:32 +0000

Emails to the analysts show the Trump administration's complicity with a Bolivian criminal investigation.

The post DOJ Threatened MIT Researchers With Subpoena in Collaboration With Bolivian Coup Regime appeared first on The Intercept.


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Inside India’s COVID-19 Surge
Tue, 04 May 2021 17:13:58 +0000
At a hospital in New Delhi, supplies and space are running out, but the patients keep coming.
Match ID: 49 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 30.00 india

The rise of India's 'Covid quack'
Tue, 04 May 2021 00:08:28 GMT
An anti-vaccine doctor falsely claims to be able to cure coronavirus, diabetes and Aids through diet alone
Match ID: 50 Score: 30.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 3 days
qualifiers: 30.00 india

ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up
Match ID: 51 Score: 20.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 256 days
qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china, 5.00 india, 4.29 south korea

Countries put on England Covid ‘green list’ with trips allowed from 17 May
Fri, 07 May 2021 16:09:07 GMT

Destinations on green list include Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Brunei and Iceland

Trips abroad for people in England can begin again from 17 May, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced, with no need to quarantine for travellers returning from 12 countries and territories.

The places on the first “green list” are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, Israel and Portugal – including the Azores and Madeira. Also on the the green list are South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

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Match ID: 52 Score: 20.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Taiwan's indigenous groups lose court fight for hunting rights
Fri, 07 May 2021 15:10:16 GMT
Campaigners argued that existing rules around the hunting of wild game were discriminatory.
Match ID: 53 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 taiwan

Violent judo class in Taiwan leaves seven year old in a coma
Thu, 06 May 2021 23:26:50 GMT
The incident in Taiwan shows a tendency to allow child abuse in the name of discipline, experts say.
Match ID: 54 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 taiwan

IBM Introduces the World’s First 2-nm Node Chip
Thu, 06 May 2021 13:55:00 GMT
New chip milestone offers greater efficiency and performance
Match ID: 55 Score: 20.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 taiwan

Getting Inked Up? Thank Thomas Edison
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Edison’s electric pen was designed for printing documents. But it’s still used today for tattooing
Match ID: 56 Score: 17.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 6 days
qualifiers: 17.14 japan

The Hindu priest struggling to cremate India’s Covid dead – video
Sat, 01 May 2021 06:25:30 GMT

RamKaran Mishra is a Hindu priest who performs the last rites at the Ghazipur crematorium in east Delhi, on the frontline of India's Covid crisis. He's been cremating up to 150 bodies day after day, working long hours into the night. With no end in sight, and feeling abandoned by his government, Mishra must deal with traumatised families and an ever-present smell of burning bodies


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10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality
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4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
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How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Perseverance’s lead telecom engineer explains how to handle interplanetary radio interference
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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China to Launch Space Mining Bot
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
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Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches
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UK cuts grants for small aid charities to save ‘less than cost of No 10 press room’
Thu, 06 May 2021 11:30:44 GMT

Hospital in Zanzibar and support for child workers in Bangladesh among projects to miss out as nearly £2m of funding is cancelled

The UK has scrapped three rounds of grants to small international development charities, prompting fury that it has wiped out funding for 42 projects around the world to save “less than the [£2.6m] cost of the Downing Street press room”.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) told charities last week that rounds six, seven and eight of the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) would not go ahead because of aid cuts, cancelling nearly £2m of funds earmarked for new and future programmes, including many that had been approved.

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New and Hardened Quantum Crypto System Notches "Milestone" Open-Air Test
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Super strong protections now in place; just don't fiddle with the lasers
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Tiny Satellites Could Distribute Quantum Keys
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:30:00 GMT
CubeSat design packs entangled photon generator into small space
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
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Dragon fire
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:21:00 +0200
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon spits fire as it lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, 23 April at 05:49 local time. On board are ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

The crew of four spent around 23 hours orbiting Earth and catching up with the International Space Station after their launch before docking to the Node-2 Harmony module, marking the start of ESA’s six-month mission Alpha.

Thomas is the first European to be launched to space on a US spacecraft in over a decade. The new Crew Dragon ships four astronauts at a time, allowing more people to live and work on the International Space Station doing more research for scientists on Earth.

Alpha is Thomas’ second space mission, and everything is set to be bigger and brighter. A Russian laboratory module, scheduled to arrive in the summer with a European robotic arm, will offer more ways of maintaining the International Space Station and supporting spacewalkers as they work outside. Thomas will help set up this arm and prepare it for use during the Alpha mission.

Over 200 international experiments are planned during Thomas’ time in space. Of the 40 European ones, 12 are new experiments led by the French space agency CNES.

At the end of the Alpha mission in October, Thomas will take over commander of the International Space Station for a brief period and welcome ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on his first flight to space.

Latest updates on the Alpha mission can be found on Twitter @esaspaceflight, with more details on ESA’s exploration blog via thomaspesquet.esa.int.

Background information on the Alpha mission is available at www.esa.int/MissionAlpha with a brochure at www.esa.int/AlphaBrochure.


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China launches first module of new space station
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 07:19:38 GMT
It's a major step in China's ambitions to rival the United States and Russia in space exploration.
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Three Decades in the Making, China's Space Station Launches This Week
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:43:00 GMT
Tianhe's first module expected to be joined by other launches—establishing the full Chinese Space Station by end of 2022
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Mission Alpha launch timelapse
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:45:00 +0200
Video: 00:01:17

A timelapse from various angles of the launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon Endeavour leaving Earth from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

The rocket lifted off at 10:49 BST (11:49 CEST, 05:49 local time) on 23 April 2021 from Launchpad 39A in Cape Canaveral with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

On 24 April at 11:08 CEST the Crew-2 caught up with the International Space Station and docked with its Harmony module, marking the start of Thomas’ Alpha mission.

Thomas is the first ESA astronaut to fly in space in a vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz or the US Space Shuttle, and the first ESA astronaut to leave Earth from Florida, USA, in over a decade. This is his second flight, his first mission called Proxima saw Thomas fly to the Space Station on a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and his expedition broke records for amount of hours spent on research at the time.


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Alpha: Second Space Station mission for ESA’s Thomas Pesquet begins
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 10:38:00 +0200
Gif of Thomas Pesquet's Alpha mission patch

Today at 11:08 (CEST) the Crew Dragon spacecraft with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide docked with the International Space Station’s Node-2 Harmony module, marking the start of ESA’s six-month mission Alpha.


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Mission Alpha liftoff
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:04:13

Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide. The Crew-2 spend around 24 hours travelling to the International Space Station. The rocket lifted off at 11:49 on 23 April 2021 from Launchpad 39A in Cape Canaveral at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

Thomas is the first ESA astronaut to fly in space in a vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz or the US Space Shuttle, and the first ESA astronaut to leave Earth from Florida, USA, in over a decade. This is his second flight, his first mission called Proxima saw Thomas fly to the Space Station on a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and his Expedition broke records for amount of hours spent on research at the time.

Thomas’ second mission to the International Space Station is called Alpha. This is after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations.

Over 200 experiments are planned during Thomas’s time in space, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by France’s space agency CNES.


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24 April: watch Mission Alpha docking live
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:30:00 +0200
Crew-2 training in Dragon spacecraft

French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning to the International Space Station on his second spaceflight. The mission, which is called Alpha, saw the first European to launch on a US spacecraft in over a decade. Thomas is flying on the Crew Dragon, alongside NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide.


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Interview with Frank De Winne on mission Alpha launch
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:02:29

ESA astronaut and ESA’s International Space Station programme manager Frank de Winne interviewed in Florida, USA, in the run-up to the launch of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on his Alpha mission.

Frank was the first European commander of the International Space Station and as ESA celebrates 20 years of Europeans visiting the orbital outpost it is fitting that Frank is in Florida to see Thomas off to space.

French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning to the International Space Station on his second spaceflight. Called ‘Alpha’ the mission will see a European astronaut launch on a US spacecraft for the first time in over a decade. Thomas is flying alongside NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide on the Crew Dragon.

Launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, Thomas will be the first ESA astronaut to fly on a vehicle other than the US Space Shuttle or Russian Soyuz.

Latest updates on the mission can be found via @esaspaceflight on Twitter, with more details on the last steps before launch to be published on ESA’s exploration blog via thomaspesquet.esa.int.

Background information on the Alpha mission are available at www.esa.int/MissionAlpha with a brochure at www.esa.int/AlphaBrochure


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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more
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Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price
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FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
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Japan Prepares to Welcome Home Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:02:00 GMT
Return of the space probe launched six years ago could help answer the question of how life began on Earth
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The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
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China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT
China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit
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Quantum Satellite Links Extend More Than 1,000 Kilometers
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
New system one step closer to practical quantum cryptography
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Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft
Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels
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Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT
China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights
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Galactic Energy Prepares Ceres-1 Rocket for First Launch
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT
The June launch is just the start of the company’s grand plans for future spaceflight
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Satellites and AI Monitor Chinese Economy’s Reaction to Coronavirus
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT
Researchers at WeBank mine satellite, GPS, and social media data to conclude that the Chinese economy is well on the way to recovering from COVID-19
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European Space Agency Targets Orbital Debris, Solar Storms
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:00 GMT
The ClearSpace-1 and Lagrange missions will try to make life safer both in orbit and here on Earth
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Boeing’s Autonomous Fighter Jet Will Fly Over the Australian Outback
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Robotic aircraft will accompany human-piloted planes, adding firepower and thwarting enemy attacks
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
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How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
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A conversation with Bison Trails, the AWS-like service inside of Coinbase
Fri, 07 May 2021 06:01:11 +0000
Coinbase shares tumbled today to their lowest point since the company began trading publicly on April 14. The market often moves in mysterious ways, but several drivers could be at play, including Coinbase’s high opening price at the time of its direct listing, its reliance on margins that are all but certain to drop owing […]
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Identifying the Person Behind Bitcoin Fog
2021-05-03T14:36:33Z

The person behind the Bitcoin Fog was identified and arrested. Bitcoin Fog was an anonymization service: for a fee, it mixed a bunch of people’s bitcoins up so that it was hard to figure out where any individual coins came from. It ran for ten years.

Identifying the person behind Bitcoin Fog serves as an illustrative example of how hard it is to be anonymous online in the face of a competent police investigation:

Most remarkable, however, is the IRS’s account of tracking down Sterlingov using the very same sort of blockchain analysis that his own service was meant to defeat. The complaint outlines how Sterlingov allegedly paid for the server hosting of Bitcoin Fog at one point in 2011 using the now-defunct digital currency Liberty Reserve. It goes on to show the blockchain evidence that identifies Sterlingov’s purchase of that Liberty Reserve currency with bitcoins: He first exchanged euros for the bitcoins on the early cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, then moved those bitcoins through several subsequent addresses, and finally traded them on another currency exchange for the Liberty Reserve funds he’d use to set up Bitcoin Fog’s domain...


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Longtime Bloomberg Ally Bets on Andrew Yang for New York
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:10:58 +0000

Tusk Strategies, a firm beloved by the city’s elite, is backing the malleable mayoral candidate.

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Juul inventor’s Myst lands funding as institutional investors turn to China’s e-cigs
Fri, 07 May 2021 06:26:32 +0000
Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China’s e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked regulatory oversight. But investors’ attitude is changing as China sets in motion its strictest-ever regulation on electronic cigarettes. Myst Labs, a Chinese e-cigarette maker co-founded in 2019 by Chenyue Xing, […]
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Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 22:20:03 +0000
The alleged administrator of Bitcoin Fog kept the dark web service running for 10 years before the IRS caught up with him.
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Who Let the Doge Out? The Cryptocurrency Is As Nutty As Ever
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The much wow Dogecoin has had its notable influencers—including, for a brief moment, me.
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The young people taking their countries to court over climate inaction
Fri, 07 May 2021 08:21:03 GMT

Children and young adults around the world are demanding action from governments on global heating and the ecological crisis

Sofia Oliveira is one of six young Portuguese people who have filed a lawsuit against 33 countries with the European court of human rights, demanding that governments do more to reduce emissions and safeguard their future physical and mental wellbeing. Last October the Strasbourg-based court granted the case priority status.

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Inspector General Rebukes EPA for Failing to Protect Communities From Carcinogenic Air Pollution
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:34:09 +0000

The EPA’s Office of Inspector General issued a plan for cutting exposure to ethylene oxide and chloroprene.

The post Inspector General Rebukes EPA for Failing to Protect Communities From Carcinogenic Air Pollution appeared first on The Intercept.


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A Climate Dystopia in Northern California
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:00:39 +0000

California’s divided and fire-scarred cities, reeling from climate disasters, need a Green New Deal.

The post A Climate Dystopia in Northern California appeared first on The Intercept.


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Fireplaces and stoves are bigger polluters than traffic
Fri, 07 May 2021 05:00:28 GMT

Increases in wood burning have offset gains in other areas, including cleaning up exhaust fumes

Fireplaces and stoves are now the largest single source of primary particle pollution in the UK, greater than traffic and industry. About 40% of the UK’s primary particle pollution comes from just 7% of homes that burn solid fuel. Will the new ban on sales of coal and wet wood in England help the problem or risk making it worse?

In 1950s Britain, replacing coal with so-called smokeless fuel (made from powdered coal and industrial waste coke) was the main solution to our smogs. London’s particle pollution decreased by 66% in just 10 years. A similar ban was implemented in Dublin in 1990 and particle pollution decreased by 70% in one year.

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Systemic inequalities driving exposure to high indoor air pollution in London
Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University College London) Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers.The biggest factors are the quality of housing and the characteristics of the surrounding environment, taking location and levels of outdoor air pollution into account - factors beyond occupants' control.
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China’s carbon pollution now surpasses all developed countries combined
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:45:20 +0000
As China's coal-reliant economy has boomed, so, too, have its emissions.
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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn
Thu, 06 May 2021 15:14:09 GMT

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists

Using hydrogen-based fuels for cars and home heating risks locking in a dependency on fossil fuels and failing to tackle the climate crisis, according to a new analysis.

Fuels produced from hydrogen can be used as straight replacements for oil and gas and can be low-carbon, if renewable electricity is used to produce these “e-fuels”. However, the research found that using the electricity directly to power cars and warm houses was far more efficient.

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Germany to bring forward climate goals after constitutional court ruling
Thu, 06 May 2021 11:48:25 GMT

Government proposes net zero deadline of 2045 instead of 2050, but critics demand actions not numbers

Germany’s government is to revise its emission reduction targets after the country’s constitutional court declared the current climate protection measures insufficient, aiming to become greenhouse gas neutral by 2045 rather than 2050.

The finance minister, Olaf Scholz, and the environment minister, Svenja Schulze, laid out a legislative proposal on Wednesday to cut emissions by 65% from 1990 levels by 2030. An 88% reduction of carbon emissions is to be reached by 2040.

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Climate Anxiety Makes Good Sense
Wed, 05 May 2021 23:00:00 +0000
But in solidarity there’s some solace.
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Coming Home: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission to Begin Return from Deep Space
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:37:00 GMT
Robotic spacecraft begins its two-year voyage to bring back 300-gram soil sample from asteroid Bennu
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The Wolf Tree and the World Wide Web
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000
In this essay from Finding the Mother Tree, Suzanne Simard reflects on parenting, climate change, and the networks at the heart of the forest.
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Can federated learning save the world?
Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of Cambridge) Training the artificial intelligence models that underpin web search engines, power smart assistants and enable driverless cars, consumes megawatts of energy and generates worrying carbon dioxide emissions. But new ways of training these models are proven to be greener.
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Emergence Capital co-founder Jason Green on transitioning to the next chapter
Thu, 06 May 2021 23:06:04 +0000
Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to senior members of a team, and when one of those individuals decides to hang up his or her cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership. For its part, Emergence, a highly […]
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IBM Introduces the World’s First 2-nm Node Chip
Thu, 06 May 2021 13:55:00 GMT
New chip milestone offers greater efficiency and performance
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EVs Will Drive A Lithium Supply Crunch
Wed, 05 May 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Analysts warn that rising battery demand will constrain supplies, though there's plenty left to mine
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Climate change: Promises will mean rise of 2.4C - study
Tue, 04 May 2021 15:08:26 GMT
Recent climate change pledges bring the world a fraction closer to Paris goals, analysis suggests.
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Carbon: How calls for climate justice are shaking the world
Sun, 02 May 2021 23:45:44 GMT
Young activists are breathing new life into the long-running debate over how to cut carbon fairly.
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Getting Inked Up? Thank Thomas Edison
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Edison’s electric pen was designed for printing documents. But it’s still used today for tattooing
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Biden-Harris Administration Shows Strong Support for NASA in First 100 Days
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:23 EDT
In the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA has taken bold steps to expand America’s exploration and scientific frontiers, advancing the nation’s commitment to build back better through innovation, combat climate change, re-establish America’s standing abroad, and inspire the next generation.
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Self-Walking Exoskeletons
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Instead of being directed movement by movement, an AI-based prosthetic infers the wearer’s destination
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qualifiers: 4.29 climate change

Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks
Match ID: 22 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 323 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 2.14 carbon

A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
Match ID: 23 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 374 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic, 2.14 carbon

Protest in a pandemic: voices of young climate activists – video
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 16:39:29 GMT

From flooding the streets with thousands of activists to mass Zoom calls, Twitter storms and isolation, young protesters have had to adapt to a global pandemic and find new ways to push forward their calls for action on the climate crisis.

We spoke to six 'school strikers', all members of Fridays for Future, about the impact the pandemic and social distancing have had on their movement, and what the future could hold for their protests after more than a year of Covid-19

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Match ID: 24 Score: 2.14 source: www.theguardian.com age: 14 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

How space science is combating climate change
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:16:00 +0200
Thunderstorm seen from Space Station

If you have been following International Space Station news, you know that hundreds of scientific experiments are performed in low-Earth orbit and the pace is only increasing. This is great news for scientists, especially those that have been preparing for years to send their experiment to the orbital outpost, but what does it mean for people on Earth? 

If you are not into plasma nanoparticles, subjective time measurement in microgravity or traveling to Mars in the future, what benefit does space science have for you?

Potentially a lot. Experiments performed on the International Space Station could in fact help save our planet. All one needs to do is look beyond the initial outcomes and ask: "How can this information be useful in other areas?"


Match ID: 25 Score: 2.14 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

Diamond-Based Quantum Accelerator Puts Qubits in a Server Rack
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:06:00 GMT
Its makers envision this device growing to 50+ qubits and fitting aboard satellites, autonomous vehicles
Match ID: 26 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 32 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Red, white and green: three ways we can make wine more sustainable
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:39:17 GMT

From how it’s grown to where it’s shipped, via waste, water and what packaging it’s sold in, a lot of factors impact how environmentally friendly the wine we drink really is

For many of us, the question “how green is my wine?” won’t go much further than the colour of the bottle. Wine is a natural product, after all, and vines must surely absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis? The reality is rather more complicated, but raising your glass doesn’t have to give the planet a hangover.

Intensive agriculture, crop spraying and the creation of vineyard monocultures are all potential issues before grapes get anywhere near a bottle. Then there’s the use of water and energy in the winery, what to do with the waste it generates and, of course, the carbon footprint created by packaging and then moving the finished product, often to the other side of the world.

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Match ID: 27 Score: 2.14 source: www.theguardian.com age: 39 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Nose, legs and … carbon footprint? Three things you need to know to pick the perfect wine
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:37:01 GMT

There’s a body’s worth of ways to choose a bottle, but where to begin? From grape and provenance to how to gauge a wine’s sustainability creds, start here

There are as many ways to enjoy wine as there are thirsty people, and in moderation, none of them are wrong. If you want an intricate discussion of grape variety, provenance or winemaking technique, there will be a winemaker (or a wine label) delighted to go into detail, but for those who just want to be able to pick a rich red that will work with a slice of beef that is perfectly possible, too.

And, while wine won’t make itself (leave those grapes entirely alone and you’ll get vinegar, or something close), it is very much a natural, agricultural product, and so winemakers have a strong interest in sustainability. After all, if the climate crisis continues unchecked, our wine regions will change irreparably – a possibility worrying enough to drive us all to drink.

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Match ID: 28 Score: 2.14 source: www.theguardian.com age: 39 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
Match ID: 29 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 44 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
Match ID: 30 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 78 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
The space agency's latest rover will be arriving at Mars this week; here's what's going to happen
Match ID: 31 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 81 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
Match ID: 32 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 99 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Special Report: Top Tech 2021
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year
Match ID: 33 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 119 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
Match ID: 34 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 204 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
Match ID: 35 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 233 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 36 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 233 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality
Match ID: 37 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 245 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
Match ID: 38 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 261 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT
China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit
Match ID: 39 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 268 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

Sergey Brin's Revolutionary $19 Airship
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:27:00 GMT
Brin’s humanitarian airship company LTA is trying to reinvent airships for the 21st century
Match ID: 40 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 281 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
Match ID: 41 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 311 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Carry a Tiny Helicopter
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The upcoming Perseverance mission will attempt the first powered flight on another planet
Match ID: 42 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 315 days
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
Match ID: 43 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 344 days
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Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft
Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels
Match ID: 44 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 357 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
Match ID: 45 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 488 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

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