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The secret world of moss, ancient ancestor of all plants and vital for the health of the planet

May 29, 2023 05:42 am UTC| Nature

When people consider extraordinary plants, most probably dont spare a thought for moss. It blends in against the green background of plant life, and seems to grow everywhere whether you want it to or not. You can...

Colorado River states bought time with a 3-year water conservation deal – now they need to think bigger

May 29, 2023 05:34 am UTC| Nature

Arizona, California and Nevada have narrowly averted a regional water crisis by agreeing to reduce their use of Colorado River water over the next three years. This deal represents a temporary solution to a long-term...

Moxion To Build Energy Storage Gigafactory in US

May 28, 2023 22:49 pm UTC| Economy Business Nature

Moxion Power will build an energy storage gigafactory in the US, which is designed to have a battery manufacturing capacity of more than 7 GWh. or around 10,000 mobile energy storage products, per year. The...

Centrica Inks 5-Year Deal To Supply Wind Power To Frankfurt Airport

May 28, 2023 22:46 pm UTC| Nature Economy Business

Centrica PLC has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply Frankfurt Airports owner, Fraport AG, with electricity from a northern Germany wind farm. Under the five-year contract, which starts in July 2023,...

ProAmpac Launches PE-Based Recyclable Film That Makes Snacking Hassle-Free

May 28, 2023 22:40 pm UTC| Economy Business Nature

ProAmpac has introduced the ProActive Recyclable R-2200D Easy-Peel Open packaging, a new PE-based recyclable film that makes snacking a hassle-free experience due to its easy-peel and easy-to-open sealant...

PepsiCo To Trial ‘Bagless’ Multipacks For Walkers Crisps That Reduces Plastic Use By 86%

May 28, 2023 22:20 pm UTC| Nature Life Economy Business

PepsiCos Walkers is trialing bagless multipack packaging with a recyclable, tape-like strip expected to reduce plastic use by 86% from the previous outer packaging design for its Snack A Jacks range. The outer tape,...

Singapore's Keppel Joins Consortium For Queensland 2.5-GW Green H2 Project

May 28, 2023 04:38 am UTC| Nature Economy Business

Keppel Corp Ltd has joined an up-to-2.5-GW Central Queensland hydrogen (CQ-H2) project consortium to produce renewable hydrogen in Australia and inked a deal to facilitate a portion of the future supply for a local green...

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Economy

Pokémon Shirts Sale Ends as Original Stitch Shuts Down Its Business

Pokemon Shirts brand was only launched four years ago under the Original Stitch label. The new line of dress shirts was successful upon debut and offered many designs to customers. The brand also expanded its Pokemon...

Apple to Shutdown My Photo Stream Service in July

Apple Inc. is reportedly discontinuing its My Photo Stream service because it is no longer necessary. This is because the iPhone maker is already offering iCloud Photos, which provides the same function. According to PC...

Porsche Debuts Two New eBike in Collaboration With Rotwild

Porsche AG, a German vehicle maker that specializes in high-performance luxury sports cars, sedans, and SUVs, has expanded its business to include the production of eBikes. Now it has added two new models of electric bikes...

POSCO to Create Own ChatGPT AI Tool Alternative for Internal Use

POSCO Group, a leading steel manufacturer based in South Korea, revealed it will create its own AI tool thatll replace OpenAIs ChatGPT in the company. With this move, the company just joined LG Electronics and Samsung...

Mid-Flight Incident Leads Asiana Airlines to Suspend Sale of Emergency Exit Seats

Asiana Airlines made the decision to suspend the selling of tickets for seats near the aircrafts emergency exit doors. This comes after a passenger suddenly unlocked the hatch while the plane was in mid-air. As per The...

Politics

South Korea Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Man Who Opened Plane Door Mid-Air

A court in South Korea has reportedly issued an arrest warrant for the man aboard an Asiana Airlines flight who opened the plane door mid-air. The man was charged with violating the Aviation Security Act. South Koreas...

UK: Northern Ireland Police Charge Seven Men With Attempted Murder of Detective

The police in Northern Ireland have charged seven men with attempted murder following the shooting of a senior detective in the region. This comes as law enforcement has been sporadically attacked by fringe groups in the...

US: Biden, McCarthy Reach Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling

Following several rounds of talks, US President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached a deal that would clear the way for Congress to raise the debt ceiling. The deal is likely going to draw...

Afghanistan: Three Killed in Clash at Iran-Afghanistan Border

A clash at the border Afghanistan shares with Iran has resulted in at least three people being killed. While the cause of the conflict was not determined, it also comes at a time when the neighboring countries are at odds...

Science

Astronomers detected two major targets with a single telescope – a mysterious signal and its source galaxy

Astronomers have been working to better understand the galactic environments of fast radio bursts (FRBs) intense, momentary bursts of energy occurring in mere milliseconds and with unknown cosmic origins. Now, a study...

Biodegradable plastic in clothing doesn't break down nearly as quickly as hoped – new research

Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Over 100 million tonnes of plastic enters the environment each year, with more than 10 million tonnes ending up in our oceans....

Gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after 3 years of upgrades – how the world's most sensitive yardstick reveals secrets of the universe

After a three-year hiatus, scientists in the U.S. have just turned on detectors capable of measuring gravitational waves - tiny ripples in space itself that travel through the universe. Unlike light waves, gravitational...

Why don't rocks burn?

While many rocks dont burn, some of them do. It depends on what the rocks are made of and thats related to how they were formed. There are three main rock types: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. These rocks are...

Quantum physics proposes a new way to study biology – and the results could revolutionize our understanding of how life works

Imagine using your cellphone to control the activity of your own cells to treat injuries and disease. It sounds like something from the imagination of an overly optimistic science fiction writer. But this may one day be a...

Technology

Bandai Namco Issues Apology for Unintentional 'Tekken 8' Bryan Fury Reveal

Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco accidentally spills secret details of their highly anticipated game, Tekken 8, revealing a fresh addition to the games fighter roster. Bandai Namco admitted that it was responsible for...

US Solicitor General Backs Google in Supreme Court Song Lyrics Case

US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said that the US Supreme Court should not review a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of Alphabets Google LLC against song-lyric website Genius over alleged copying...

US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court To Reject Appeal of Apple-Caltech Patent Case

US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar urged the US Supreme Court to reject Apple Inc and Broadcom Incs appeal of their $1.1 billion trial loss to the California Institute of Technology in a patent infringement...

AI is helping us read ancient Mesopotamian literature

[… who s]aw the Deep, […] the country, [who] knew […], […] all […] [… who] saw the Deep, […] the country, [who] knew […], […] all...

What is 'ethical AI' and how can companies achieve it?

The rush to deploy powerful new generative AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, has raised alarms about potential harm and misuse. The laws glacial response to such threats has prompted demands that the companies developing...
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