Month: March 2022

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WASHINGTON — NASA says it’s ready to go ahead with a practice countdown of the Space Launch System that will serve as a final key test before the rocket’s first launch, but one that will also take place largely out of public view. In a March 29 call with reporters, NASA officials said preparations remain
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This article was adapted from Mobility Weekly, our free weekly newsletter. Register for a subscription here. Every time Gregor Hintler talks to a fleet operator looking to electrify, they tell him their No. 1 challenge is infrastructure. Upgrading the electrical grid to support a large number of new chargers is complex, time-consuming and expensive work.
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 March 2022 Russia is weaponizing water in its invasion of Ukraine Hussam Hussein 0 Hussam Hussein University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Download PDF Water supplies are increasingly being targeted during armed conflicts. Since it invaded Ukraine
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Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 10, 2021. Yves Herman | Reuters Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Tuesday that OPEC+ will keep politics out of its decision-making in favor of the “common good” of stabilizing energy prices.
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SEOUL, South Korea — Singapore has become the 18th country to join the U.S.-led Artemis Accords for space exploration, hoping to use the agreement to enhance its nascent domestic space industry. Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong signed the agreement March 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, on the sidelines of Prime
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United Arab Emirates’ Energy Minister Suhail Mohamed al-Mazrouei at a press conference in January, 2018. MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images Failure to address energy affordability risks casting significant portions of the world into poverty and stagnating the global economy, according to the United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei. Soaring energy prices have caused inflation to spike
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 March 2022 Chile’s science ambitions — three notes of caution Pablo Astudillo  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2472-8595 0 Pablo Astudillo Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Santiago, Chile. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email I agree that Chile’s new government offers fresh hope for the country’s science
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Cloud formation in the Arctic can be influenced by solid aerosols. Researchers predicted that as the Arctic loses ice, more of these unique particles will emerge from marine emissions coupled with ammonia from birds, affecting cloud formation and temperature. Understanding the features of aerosols in the atmosphere is also crucial for enhancing climate models’ capacity
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London announced that it is providing funding to deploy a fleet of Tesla Model 3 vehicles through a vehicle subscription service to be available for private hire drivers such as Uber. Startup Breathe operates in the rapidly growing space of “vehicle-as-a-service” by providing an all-in-one car subscription that includes the car, insurance, service, maintenance, and
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Reid Hoffman, founder and Chairman, Linkedin, at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland. David A. Grogan | CNBC Inflection AI, the start-up launched earlier this month by LinkedIn billionaire Reid Hoffman and DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, has poached artificial intelligence gurus from Google and Meta, according to CNBC analysis. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Inflection’s aim is
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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2023 budget proposal seeks nearly $26 billion for NASA, with increases for exploration, Earth science and space technology. Budget documents released by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) March 28 showed the administration is seeking $25.973 billion for the agency, an increase of $1.93 billion,