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This Week in Apps: WWDC 21 highlights, Instagram Creator Week recap, Android 12 beta 2 arrives
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:45:58 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices […]
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Every year, I take a long walk with friends. it's one of life's greatest pleasures | Marcel Theroux
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:00:23 GMT

For 16 years, I have met up with five friends for an annual yomp in the English countryside – and we are enjoying that companionship more than ever

On the first weekend of May this year, I met up with five of my oldest male friends at Waterloo station, took a train to Milford in Surrey, walked 12 miles across Bagmoor Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, stopped for lunch at The Three Horseshoes in Thursley, caught the train back to London from Haslemere, drank too much beer under an awning on the South Bank and went home. At the end of the day, the step counter on my phone said 42,235.

For the past 16 years, we’ve been doing something similar roughly every year. When we inaugurated this accidental tradition, smartphones weren’t a thing, Tony Blair was still prime minister and my friends had much more hair. The first walk we did was a three-day ramble along the Coleridge Way in Somerset and north Devon. It was a fantastic route: 50 miles of moorland and rolling hills. But at the time, there was still a faint air of incredulity about what we were doing. Going walking seemed like an absurdly grown-up activity.

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Shopify brings on team from augmented reality home design app Primer
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:29:50 +0000
In Friday acquisition news, Shopify shared today that they’ve acquired the team from augmented reality startup Primer, which makes an app that lets users visualize what tile, wallpaper or paint will look like on surfaces inside their home. In a blog post, co-founders Adam Debreczeni and Russ Maschmeyer write that Primer’s app and services will […]
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Firms delving into sport stars' social media past
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:18:34 GMT
Detailed reports into athletes' online histories are being requested by sporting agencies.
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Andy Murray: ‘Don’t be sad for me! I like doing this – no one’s forcing me to play’
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:00:25 GMT

It’s been a tumultuous five years for Andy Murray: countless injuries, a new metal hip, four children and a bout of Covid. Can the former world No 1 really battle his way back to brilliance at Wimbledon?

Is he or isn’t he? One minute Andy Murray, one of Britain’s greatest living athletes, tells me he’ll be back on the court at Wimbledon this month, playing well in the tournament that made his name. And the next, he doesn’t sound so sure. “The test is being on court with the best players,” he says in a break in training, “and that’s something that, right this second, is difficult to give a definitive answer to.”

The joy of sport is its unpredictability, but Murray’s not talking about that. His body has been through such immense stress and strain – throughout his career, but especially over the past few years – that he can’t rely on it. He genuinely doesn’t know what it can do.

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Tokyo Olympics: Why people are afraid to show support for the Games
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:06:12 GMT
Some Japanese - including athletes - are afraid to come forward and show support for the Olympics.
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Naomi Osaka and the Rights of Professional Athletes
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:03:08 +0000
When the second-ranked women’s tennis player in the world decided to skip the French Open, she sparked renewed debate about the changing politics of professional sports.
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What Naomi Osaka's French Open withdrawal means for tennis – video explainer
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:02:56 GMT

There is growing pressure on tennis authorities and the conduct of grand slam tournaments after world No 2 Naomi Osaka withdrew from Roland Garros following a fallout over her choice not to conduct her media obligations, which she says was an effort to preserve her mental wellbeing.

The Guardian’s Tumaini Carayol says the heavy-handed statement and response from the French Open to the 23-year-old’s decision marks a ‘shameful moment for tennis’. He explains how we got here, looks back at press conference controversies in tennis and examines what could come next

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‘Americans are heaven for us’: the surge in US visitors throwing Greece a lifeline
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:00:38 GMT

Country confounds post-Covid predictions as transatlantic holidaymakers flood in ready to spend

A fresh wind blows down Adrianou. Seated in front of his rug store on the street that cuts through the heart of ancient Athens, Theo Iliadis takes in the scene. At 47, the owner of The Loom has seen “a lot of bad stuff” in recent years. The global pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time for Greece, already gutted by prolonged economic crisis.

But barely a month after the tourist-dependent country opened its doors, the entrepreneur is in ebullient mood. There’s a glint in his eye and a lightness in the air of the carpet-stacked cavern behind him. “Americans are in town,” he smiles. “Business is good, The Loom is good and I’ve got drinks on ice.”

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Every year, I take a long walk with friends. it's one of life's greatest pleasures | Marcel Theroux
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:00:23 GMT

For 16 years, I have met up with five friends for an annual yomp in the English countryside – and we are enjoying that companionship more than ever

On the first weekend of May this year, I met up with five of my oldest male friends at Waterloo station, took a train to Milford in Surrey, walked 12 miles across Bagmoor Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, stopped for lunch at The Three Horseshoes in Thursley, caught the train back to London from Haslemere, drank too much beer under an awning on the South Bank and went home. At the end of the day, the step counter on my phone said 42,235.

For the past 16 years, we’ve been doing something similar roughly every year. When we inaugurated this accidental tradition, smartphones weren’t a thing, Tony Blair was still prime minister and my friends had much more hair. The first walk we did was a three-day ramble along the Coleridge Way in Somerset and north Devon. It was a fantastic route: 50 miles of moorland and rolling hills. But at the time, there was still a faint air of incredulity about what we were doing. Going walking seemed like an absurdly grown-up activity.

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In southwestern Wisconsin, the bucolic Driftless Area is an overlooked gem
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:00:00 EDT
Spared by glaciers during the last Ice Age, the Dritftless Area is a hint of Appalachia in the Midwest.
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Tell us about your ingenious holiday packing hacks
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:32:12 GMT

We would like to hear your advice on what to pack and how to maximise your wardrobe while travelling

For those of us lucky enough to be able to go on holiday this summer, there’s always one issue: what to pack? And more importantly, how to pack efficiently.

With this in mind, we want to hear about your best packing hacks. Perhaps you’ve discovered the secret to maximising your wardrobe? Or maybe you swear by soap and shampoo bars over liquid toiletries, to avoid leakage in your luggage? Whether it’s a must-have gadget, or a space-saving tip, tell us about it below.

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Games Are Reimagining the Road Trip for a Modern Era
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Developers are using procedural generation, resource management, and dialog choices to create memorable and powerful journeys.
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Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:03:49 +0000

President Joe Biden wants to prioritize full employment over battling inflation.

The post Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession appeared first on The Intercept.


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G7 leaders face make-or-break moment in climate crisis
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:00:11 GMT

Analysis: message in Cornwall is clear – leaders must act now or go down in history as the ones who threw away last-ditch chance

Global leaders arriving in Cornwall for the G7 summit have already found themselves in a changed world: masks and social distancing have replaced the usual hugs, handshakes and cheek-pecking, the entourages have slimmed down, and the usual media circus has been muted, with protesters having to content themselves with writing sand messages on the beach.

Boris Johnson has faced ridicule and accusations of hypocrisy for travelling to Carbis Bay by private jet. Some of the other leaders have been more concerned about the extent to which quarantine rules apply to them.

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The Beast: How Biden's getting around on his first overseas trip
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:03:47 GMT
Planes, helicopters and armoured cars - how President Biden will travel on his first official trip.
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Mars-bound Astronauts Might Raid This Zero-G Fridge
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:33:00 GMT
Engineers at Purdue University have built a prototype of a refrigerator that works in zero gravity
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‘A breathing space’: photo exhibition tells the story of a Cardiff park
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:40:13 GMT

Heath Park adjoins University hospital of Wales, Wales’ biggest hospital, and is used by NHS staff and locals from north Cardiff. Young photographers Tomos Kay and Tom Gower capture some of the park’s regulars. The park has over 10 football pitches, large wooded areas, ponds, a small golf course, tennis courts and a large model railway.

A Park for Our Time outdoor exhibition in Heath Park, Cardiff runs from Friday 11 June to Sunday 13 June

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Novel materials: Sound waves traveling backwards
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Acoustic waves in gases, liquids, and solids usually travel at an almost constant speed of sound. Rotons are an exception: their speed of sound changes significantly with the wavelength, it is also possible that the waves travel backwards. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are studying the possibilities of using rotons in artificial materials. These metamaterials might be used in the future to manipulate or direct sound in ways that have never been possible before.
Match ID: 10 Score: 35.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days
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We Don’t Need Supersonic Travel—in the “New Normal,” We Should Slow Down
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0000
If we’re going to take climate change seriously, it also needs to come with a new aesthetic.
Match ID: 11 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
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Do you have an example of UK car-led town planning you want to change?
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:28:39 GMT

Share your photos and stories of examples of car-led redevelopment where you live

We’d like to find out how your UK town or city was redesigned for road vehicles.

From the 1950s onwards many towns and cities across the UK adopted car led planning in line with rising car ownership. Today, many residents in urban areas hope to have more environmentally friendly spaces and cleaner air which is at odds with past car led redevelopment.

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The Pandemic Put an End to Rush Hour. What Happens Now?
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Remote work generally reduces driving. But the travel behavior of telecommuters isn’t as straightforward as it might seem.
Match ID: 13 Score: 30.00 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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NASA Awards Universities $1.4M for Space Station, Suborbital Research
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 15:04 EDT
NASA has awarded $1.4 million to nine universities and organizations across the country for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission, including studying radiation effects and growing food for long-duration space travel.
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This Autonomous Drone is the First to Make Nighttime Offshore Deliveries
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Startup F-drones delivers heavy payloads to cargo ships and oil rigs docked up to 100 kilometers away from shore
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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 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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Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Makes First Flight On Mars
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:55:00 GMT
It’s one small hover for a robot as the future of planetary exploration takes to the Martian sky
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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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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Should Leave Past Space Probes in the Dust
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:27:00 GMT
New mission uses AI to navigate Martian surface three times as quickly
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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
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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
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
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Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:51:00 GMT
Dimer UVC’s ultraviolet germ zapper took some very hands-on design work
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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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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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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Urban Circuit Preview
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
The second event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge starts this week
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Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Kepler Communications’ CubeSat routers will keep other satellites in constant contact with the ground
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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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The Dark, Democratizing Power of the Social-Media Stock Market
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +0000
BitClout collapses everything—art, humor, personhood—into money, laying bare just who, and what, we are willing to pay for.
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Crypto Isn’t About Money. It’s About Fandom
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0000
And that’s why we will fight about it forever.
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Why Can't Computing at the Heart of Bitcoin Be More Useful?
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:47:00 GMT
The landmark cryptocurrency's energy use is out of hand, so researchers are investigating ways to make it more productive
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SeKVM Makes Cloud Computing Provably Secure
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 18:45:00 GMT
Columbia University researchers have created a secure Linux-based hypervisor
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This Week in Apps: WWDC 21 highlights, Instagram Creator Week recap, Android 12 beta 2 arrives
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:45:58 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices […]
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What you need to know about El Salvador’s plan to use volcano-powered bitcoin as legal tender
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:00:00 EDT
Here's what the country's new bitcoin law could mean, and why implementation could be complicated.
Match ID: 5 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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CD Projekt Red does an about-face, says ransomware crooks are leaking data
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:20:51 +0000
Data taken in breach disclosed in February likely related to employees and contractors.
Match ID: 6 Score: 10.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
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Video: What you need to know about the race to the first Bitcoin ETF
Tue, 25 May 2021 14:35:25 GMT
Several bitcoin ETFs have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Commission, but none have been approved. Cryptocurrency skeptics and supporters have cited benefits and concerns about what the approval of a bitcoin ETF may mean for investors.

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Why Humans Are So Bad at Seeing the Future
Mon, 17 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000
People tend to make predictions while looking through their own narrow lens. The real vision lies in seeing connections.
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How to protect species and save the planet—at the same time
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:45:44 +0000
A major new report suggests tackling biodiversity, climate crises simultaneously.
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Halogen lightbulb sales to be banned in UK under climate change plans
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:31:18 GMT
September's ban will cut carbon emissions and save consumers money, the government says.
Match ID: 1 Score: 25.71 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 3 days
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G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history - David Attenborough
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:45:43 GMT
Sir David warns world leaders that humans may be "on the verge of destabilising the entire planet".
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All hot air: UK commits to climate action but not to new funding
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 21:31:41 GMT

Boris Johnson announces £500m for ‘blue planet fund’, but pledge was contained in 2019 Conservative manifesto

Boris Johnson has set out his intention to “build back better for the world”, to protect the natural environment and wildlife, and tackle the climate crisis, at the G7 summit in Cornwall. But he committed no new funds to the initiative, and other G7 leaders showed little sign of coming forward with the cash commitments that campaigners said were needed to help developing countries cope with the climate emergency.

Announcing £500m to be spent on a “blue planet fund”, for the protection of the oceans and coastal areas in poor countries, he said: “As democratic nations, we have a responsibility to help developing countries reap the benefits of clean growth through a fair and transparent system. The G7 has an unprecedented opportunity to drive a global green industrial revolution, with the potential to transform the way we live.

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: Investors tell G-7 that money will flow to nations that take the lead on climate change
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:37:00 GMT
A group of 79 corporate executives and investors with $41 trillion under their watch issued separate calls on Thursday for major world leaders to accelerate action on climate change.

Match ID: 4 Score: 15.00 source: www.marketwatch.com age: 0 days
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G7 summit protests – in pictures
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:29:42 GMT

Protesters turn out in support of a range of causes as the leaders of Group of Seven nations meet for the forum’s 47th summit in Cornwall

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Match ID: 5 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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The rapid hard-tech emergence
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:30:49 +0000
The tools and technology to move forward, from machine learning to sensors to nano materials, are more powerful and affordable than ever, allowing for higher ambition and far faster time to market.
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Michael Brown, the new chair of the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares his agenda
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:38:25 +0000
Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues […]
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Extra Crunch roundup: EU insurtech, 30 years of ‘Crossing the Chasm,’ embedded finance’s endgame
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:13:49 +0000
This morning, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the biggest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond.
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British veterans set a new hypermiling record of 9.14 miles per kWh
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:06:45 +0000
A Renault Zoe with a 52 kWh battery covered 475.4 miles in 24 hours.
Match ID: 9 Score: 15.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
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Last chance to reverse the UK’s shameful international aid cuts | Letters
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:52:36 GMT

Desmond Whyms on the opportunity this weekend’s G7 meeting presents for global leaders to put pressure on the British government. Plus, Henrietta L Moore on what leaders must do to genuinely ‘Build Back Better’

World leaders are meeting this weekend a few miles from my home in Penzance, Cornwall, in what could be our best and last chance to reverse the UK’s destructive aid cuts that followed the Foreign Office takeover of the Department for International Development last year.

Up to March of this year, I was proud to work for DfID, having spent many years supporting health systems and confronting disease in some of the most challenging settings in the world. Most recently, I was senior health adviser in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, where our support was vital to confronting Covid-19 and ensuring women can access reproductive health services. The shameful and heartbreaking prospect of having to dismantle this vital support led me to resign and seek more worthwhile employment elsewhere.

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Pikachus, politicians and pollution art: how activists are protesting at the G7 summit – video
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:44:26 GMT

As world leaders flocked to the G7 summit at Carbis Bay in Cornwall to discuss the Covid pandemic recovery and the climate emergency, activists have also taken the chance to demonstrate to the leaders of seven of the wealthiest global democracies.

From a swarm of 300 drones creating 3D images of endangered species to protesters running around in Pikachu costumes, demonstrators have got creative to get the attention of politicians and the press. Here are some of the most impressive stunts

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G-7 in Cornwall aims to be first carbon-neutral summit. What will it take to offset all the jet fuel?
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:44:00 EDT
Boris Johnson undercut his green messaging when he arrived by plane.
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Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:03:49 +0000

President Joe Biden wants to prioritize full employment over battling inflation.

The post Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession appeared first on The Intercept.


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G7 leaders face make-or-break moment in climate crisis
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:00:11 GMT

Analysis: message in Cornwall is clear – leaders must act now or go down in history as the ones who threw away last-ditch chance

Global leaders arriving in Cornwall for the G7 summit have already found themselves in a changed world: masks and social distancing have replaced the usual hugs, handshakes and cheek-pecking, the entourages have slimmed down, and the usual media circus has been muted, with protesters having to content themselves with writing sand messages on the beach.

Boris Johnson has faced ridicule and accusations of hypocrisy for travelling to Carbis Bay by private jet. Some of the other leaders have been more concerned about the extent to which quarantine rules apply to them.

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António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:01:07 GMT

UN secretary general says he’s concerned that the richest nations have pumped billions more into fossil fuels than clean energy since the pandemic

Wealthy countries risk an “unforgivable lost opportunity” by not emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with newly green economies to address the climate crisis, the United Nations secretary general has warned.

Before meeting the leaders of the world’s major economic powers at the G7 summit in the UK, António Guterres said he was concerned that the richest nations have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than clean energy since the pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery.

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How to Protect Species and Save the Planet—at Once
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000
A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what that might look like.
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The German Forester Who Wants the World to Idolize Trees
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0000
Peter Wohlleben’s “The Hidden Life of Trees” became an unlikely best-seller, and now has a sequel. Does it matter if the books are full of questionable science?
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X-Press Pearl: The 'toxic ship' that caused an environmental disaster
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 03:23:39 GMT
The X-Press Pearl, off Sri Lanka, could be a threat to marine life and the fishing industry.
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The G7 and a crucial moment for the climate
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 02:00:06 GMT

The world’s richest democracies will come together in Britain this week with global heating high on the agenda. Can they match big promises with concrete action?

The damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has been huge, but it pales in comparison to the potential risks associated with the climate crisis. With the world coalescing around the importance of limiting temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the next 10 years are the last chance to meet that goal - and with the Cop26 summit in Glasgow later this year, the G7 summit in Cornwall this week is the next staging post in a crucial six months to settle on a way forward.

But even as many countries set out significant pledges to do their part, the reality of their policies is often far behind. Anushka Asthana speaks to the Guardian’s environment correspondent, Fiona Harvey, about what must happen to catch up with those commitments – and what this summit will tell us about the likelihood of making changes that are crucial to averting catastrophe.

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We Don’t Need Supersonic Travel—in the “New Normal,” We Should Slow Down
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0000
If we’re going to take climate change seriously, it also needs to come with a new aesthetic.
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A Biden Climate Test on the Banks of the Mississippi
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:51:34 +0000
Indigenous groups are demanding that the Line 3 pipeline go the way of the Keystone XL.
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O negacionismo como estratégia: como o trio governista opera para tentar esvaziar a CPI da Covid
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:48:14 +0000

Marcos Rogério, Luis Carlos Heinze e Eduardo Girão lideram a defesa de Bolsonaro com mentiras e apologia a medicamentos sem efeito.

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A Quest for Love, and Emissions Reduction, in the Australian Outback
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0000
“Alone Out Here” follows a gay cattle farmer searching for connection and seeking to make change in an industry that’s largely rural and conservative.
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This June, We’re Asking Readers to Become Members. Here’s Why.
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 22:07:59 +0000

We have a big goal this month — because now is not the time to go to sleep and assume that the “adults” are back in power.

The post This June, We’re Asking Readers to Become Members. Here’s Why. appeared first on The Intercept.


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How Software Is Eating the Car
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 16:33:00 GMT
The trend toward self-driving and electric vehicles will add hundreds of millions of lines of code to cars. Can the auto industry cope?
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Tell us: are you planning on joining protests at the G7 summit?
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:45:59 GMT

We’d like to hear from people who’re planning on demonstrating during this week’s G7 summit in Cornwall

Later this week, world leaders will be attending the G7 summit, at Carbis Bay, near St Ives in Cornwall, to discuss global issues including the Covid pandemic and climate change.

The coalition comprises seven countries; the UK, Japan, US, Italy, Germany, Canada and France.

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It’s Time For Utilities to Learn to Love Hydrogen
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Solar energy, wind energy, electrolysis, and fuel cells point to big opportunities in turbulent markets
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Then and now: Pandemic clears the air
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 00:25:27 GMT
Air pollution is highly damaging to the environment, but Covid lockdowns show we can clear the air.
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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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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
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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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This Autonomous Drone is the First to Make Nighttime Offshore Deliveries
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Startup F-drones delivers heavy payloads to cargo ships and oil rigs docked up to 100 kilometers away from shore
Match ID: 33 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days
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Until We Get Rid of Fossil Fuels, Can Data Make Them More Efficient?
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 16:00:00 GMT
A data-science startup is helping oil and gas companies—and wind farms too— reduce production losses and improve sustainability
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IEEE President’s Note: New STEM Portal Offers a Chance to Give Back
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Volunteers can find outreach programs in their area on the TryEngineering.org Volunteer STEM Portal
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MOXIE Might Be the Most Exciting Thing Perseverance Has Brought to Mars
Fri, 28 May 2021 18:42:00 GMT
It might not be able to fly or drill or shoot lasers, but MOXIE is how humans are going to get to Mars and back
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New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address, Mitigate Climate Change
Mon, 24 May 2021 14:41 EDT
NASA will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes.
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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?
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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
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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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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
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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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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: 52 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 318 days
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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
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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
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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
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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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