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    TechRadar: Intel locks down all remaining TSMC 3nm production capacity, boxing out AMD and Apple.
    https://www.techradar.com/news/inte...-production-capacity-boxing-out-amd-and-apple

    Ars Technica: Russia’s space program just threw a NASA astronaut under the bus.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/202...am-just-threw-a-nasa-astronaut-under-the-bus/

    Ars Technica: Microsoft says NSA needs to undo its $10B cloud computing contract with Amazon.
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...zons-10-billion-nsa-cloud-computing-contract/

    Ars Technica: With a single photo, SpaceX sent a not-so-subtle message to FAA regulators.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/202...nt-a-not-so-subtle-message-to-faa-regulators/

    TechCrunch: 44.01 secures $5M to turn billions of tons of carbon dioxide to stone.
    https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/10/4...-billions-of-tons-of-carbon-dioxide-to-stone/

    Phys.org: Study takes unprecedented peek into life of 17,000-year-old mammoth.
    https://phys.org/news/2021-08-unprecedented-peek-life-year-old-mammoth.html

    Ars Technica: Deep dive into stupid: Meet the growing group that rejects germ theory.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/202...t-the-growing-group-that-rejects-germ-theory/

    Quanta Magazine: Animals Can Count and Use Zero. How Far Does Their Number Sense Go?.
    https://www.quantamagazine.org/anim...-how-far-does-their-number-sense-go-20210809/
     
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  3. gorski

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    #1043 gorski, Aug 15, 2021
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    Crucial to our survival: https://www.electricvehiclesresearc...narrow-electric-tractor-perfect-for-vineyards

    Narrow Electric Tractor Perfect for Vineyards
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    Solectrac, a subsidiary of Ideanomics announced the launch of the all-new e70N electric tractor, a specially designed, narrow model purpose-built for easy handling and maneuverability on vineyards and farm operations.

    The Solectrac e70N (Narrow) electric tractor is a 4WD, 70 HP (horsepower) vehicle designed for larger agricultural applications including farms, vineyards, and orchards. The e70N opens a bold new market of opportunities for Solectrac. With up to eight hours of operation from a single charge and the ability to extend that time via swappable battery packs, the e70N allows operators to work more efficiently. The electric tractor sports a narrow 54-inch width, and Level 2 charging via 220 VAC or a solar array. The e70N is now available for pre-order with a fully refundable $1,000 deposit. Delivery expected in Spring 2022

    Less pollution, sustainability and healthier food!

    https://www.electricvehiclesresearc...-farming-drives-uptake-for-drone-technologies

    Precision Farming Drives Uptake for Drone Technologies
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    Furthermore, IDTechEx predict within the next ten years huge increases in farm drone users will occur. It might not be an exaggeration to say that drones will become as common as tractors. By this time, their usefulness will have been proven and every year costs will have fallen. Also, drones would be near to full autonomy, autonomously conducting regular checks of farm, updating the maps, generating insights, making decisions, carrying tasks such as spraying, etc.

    Also: https://www.electricvehiclesresearc...electrification-will-take-mines-beyond-mining

    Electrification is inevitable, driven by cost, regulations, health, reputation, and ever-tougher location, morphology, and toxicity of remaining reserves. The unmanned mine has arrived and, to be optimal, it can only be electric. The report explains why faster adoption is possible, giving a competitive advantage. Learn how mines often have stronger market drivers and options for electrification than other industries. For example, with emerging technologies described, all mining can store or generate required electricity but often more, creating extra income.
     
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  4. gorski

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    https://www.electricvehiclesresearc...first-all-electric-cargo-planes-from-eviation

    DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation
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    DHL Express and Eviation, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, write aviation history in announcing that DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. With this engagement DHL aims to set up an electric Express network and make a step into a sustainable aviation future. Eviation's Alice is a fully electric aircraft, which enables airlines - both cargo and passenger - to operate a zero-emission fleet. Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.

    Alice can be flown by a single pilot and will carry 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lbs). It will require 30 minutes or less to charge per flight hour and have a maximum range of up to 815 kilometers (440 nautical miles). Alice will operate in all environments currently serviced by piston and turbine aircraft. Alice's advanced electric motors have fewer moving parts to increase reliability and reduce maintenance costs. Its operating software constantly monitors flight performance to ensure optimal efficiency.
     
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  5. gorski

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    Lord knows we NEED THESE!!!!

    https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/24424/meet-the-bebot-a-beach-cleaning-robot

    Meet the BeBot, a Beach Cleaning Robot
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    Walk any beach or coastline around the world and you're bound to encounter some form of plastic pollution. Plastic waste isn't just an eyesore that impacts tourism and local economies; it's also an environmental hazard that can harm wildlife and degrade crucial coastal ecosystems.

    To help keep beaches clean, many coastal properties utilize heavy-duty equipment like tractors to rake the sand or manual sifters that are labor intensive, less efficient, trigger beach erosion, and automatically crush fauna and flora present in the sand. Yet these devices leave a lot of plastic waste behind because it's either too small or too deep in the sand to capture. Sand quality is degraded and all small trash that isn't recovered will eventually find its way into the ocean or into the stomachs of seabirds, sea turtles, and other animals who rely on the coastal ecosystem to thrive.
     
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  6. PointZero

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    Ok, they're getting scary now..


     
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    wow very cool...
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    Now, imagine what US military already has in their arsenal, with re. to fighting, plus drones, laser beam weapons and whatnot... SCARES THE s**t OUTTA ME!!! Distopia, here we come...
     
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    >Now, imagine what US military already has in their arsenal, with re. to fighting, plus drones, laser beam weapons and whatnot... SCARES THE s**t OUTTA ME!!! Distopia, here we come...

    In afghanistan we've seen the end of american world domination . After the bare footed vietnamese farmesr threw them out now a few moslem students have thrown them out of afghanistan .

    The american rhetoric has been shown to be empty rhetoric .

    The chinese have already won the war . Just look at where the chinese have bases to see that . Russia and china both have hypersonic misiles wich the americans havent shown and have no defence against . The chinese recently demonstrated that they have killer satelites = satelites designed to knock out american spy satelites ......... and the american ' dominance ' is based on electronics ......... that are useless without spy satelites .

    The american reply to that is that both trump and bidon publicly said words to the effect of ........ ' We have weapons that you have never seen before ' = Typical american stranger to life cowboy bluff bulls**t ?
     
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    Oooops !!! Wrong thread :)
     
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    New Scientist: Tiny human brain grown in lab has eye-like structures that ‘see’ light.
    https://www.newscientist.com/articl...n-lab-has-eye-like-structures-that-see-light/

    Link to technical article

    Android Central: Samsung is finally fixing one of the worst things about One UI.
    https://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-fixing-one-worst-things-about-one-ui

    Phys.org: Light can trigger key signaling pathway for embryonic development as well as cancer.
    https://phys.org/news/2021-08-trigger-key-pathway-embryonic-cancer.html

    Lifehacker: How to Stop Apple From Scanning Your iPhone Photos Before iOS 15 Arrives.
    https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-apple-from-scanning-your-iphone-photos-befo-1847508003

    Ars Technica: German chemists identified over 7,700 different chemical formulas in beers.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/202...er-7700-different-chemical-formulas-in-beers/

    SciTechDaily: Researchers May Have Discovered the Root Cause of Long COVID Syndrome.
    https://scitechdaily.com/researchers-may-have-discovered-the-root-cause-of-long-covid-syndrome/

    Phys.org: Major nuclear fusion milestone reached as 'ignition' triggered in a lab.
    https://phys.org/news/2021-08-major-nuclear-fusion-milestone-ignition.html
     
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    https://www.electricvehiclesresearc...ds-first-fossil-free-steel-ready-for-delivery

    The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery
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    SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.

    In July, SSAB Oxelösund rolled the first steel produced using HYBRIT technology, i.e., reduced by 100% fossil-free hydrogen instead of coal and coke, with good results. The steel is now being delivered to the first customer, the Volvo Group.

    "The first fossil-free steel in the world is not only a breakthrough for SSAB, it represents proof that it's possible to make the transition and significantly reduce the global carbon footprint of the steel industry. We hope that this will inspire others to also want to speed up the green transition," says Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB.

    "Industry and especially the steel industry create large emissions but are also an important part of the solution. To drive the transition and become the world's first fossil-free welfare state, collaboration between business, universities and the public sector is crucial. The work done by SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall within the framework of HYBRIT drives the development of the entire industry and is an international model," says Minister of Trade and Industry of Sweden Ibrahim Baylan
     
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    https://www.offgridenergyindependen...n-double-the-power-harvested-from-ocean-waves

    Lead researcher Professor Xu Wang said wave energy was one of the most promising sources of clean, reliable and renewable power. "While wind and solar dominate the renewable market, they are available only 20-30% of the time," Wang said. "Wave energy is available 90% of the time on average and the potential power contained in offshore waves is immense. Our prototype technology overcomes some of the key technical challenges that have been holding back the wave energy industry from large-scale deployment. With further development, we hope this technology could be the foundation for a thriving new renewable energy industry delivering massive environmental and economic benefits."

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    RMIT-created prototype needs no special synching tech, as the device naturally floats up and down with the swell of the wave.

    "By always staying in sync with the movement of the waves, we can maximise the energy that's harvested," Wang said. "Combined with our unique counter-rotating dual turbine wheels, this prototype can double the output power harvested from ocean waves, compared with other experimental point absorber technologies."

    frequency of drought increases, wave energy could be used to power carbon-neutral desalination plants and supply fresh water for the agriculture industry - a smart adaptation to the challenge of a changing climate."

    RMIT University
    Top image: Pixabay
     
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    Ars Technica: “Worst cloud vulnerability you can imagine” discovered in Microsoft Azure.
    https://arstechnica.com/information...ou-can-imagine-discovered-in-microsoft-azure/

    Ars Technica: Engineering a second genetic code in parallel with the normal one.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/202...genetic-code-in-parallel-with-the-normal-one/

    Yahoo Lifestyle: If You Have This iPhone, Your Heart Could Be At Risk, FDA Warns.
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/iphone-heart-could-risk-fda-164832513.html

    Phys.org: Origin of rare, healthy sugar found in stingless bee honey.
    https://phys.org/news/2021-08-rare-healthy-sugar-stingless-bee.html

    Livescience.com: Shape-shifting fish that confounded scientists for 100 years spotted off California coast.
    https://www.livescience.com/weird-deep-whalefish-spotted.html
     
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    https://www.offgridenergyindependen...-as-100-hydrogen-glass-fired-at-pilkington-uk

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    In a world first, and just one week after the Government's Hydrogen Strategy was released, trials have started in the Liverpool City Region to produce float (sheet) glass using hydrogen. The natural gas fossil fuel, normally used in the manufacturing process, will be completely replaced with hydrogen - showing how industry can significantly cut carbon emissions and take a big step towards reaching net zero. The trials are taking place at Pilkington UK's St Helens facility, where the company first began making glass in 1826.

    In order for the UK to decarbonise, complete transformation of almost every sector of the economy is required. Industry accounts for around 25% of all the UK's greenhouse gas emissions and reducing these emissions is vital if the country is to reach 'net zero'. However, cleaning up energy intensive industry stands as one of the toughest challenges to meet. Emissions from industry, such as glass making, can be especially hard to reduce - a barrier which is one step closer to being overcome through this trial. For further information see the IDTechEx report on The Hydrogen Economy, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production Methods.

    The ground-breaking 'HyNet Industrial Fuel Switching' project, led by Progressive Energy, with hydrogen being provided by BOC, will provide confidence that low carbon hydrogen from HyNet can replace natural gas. This is believed to be the first large-scale demonstration of 100% hydrogen firing in a live float (sheet) glass production environment anywhere in the world. The Pilkington UK trial is one of several projects underway in North West England to test how hydrogen can replace fossil fuels in manufacturing. A further HyNet trial is being held at Unilever in Port Sunlight later this year. Together, the demonstrations will support industry across sectors such as glass, food, drink, power and waste to convert to low carbon hydrogen, replacing their use of fossil fuels. Both trials are using hydrogen provided by BOC.
     
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    @gorski you might like these, her channel is very good too.







     
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  19. gorski

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    Thanx, seen a few of those... ;)

    It's energy intensive and potentially.... ermmm... explosive... like eating lots of beans and having unwanted effects at an inopportune moment... :D
     
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  20. gorski

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    Seen all 4 and I must say a few things, from what I can see....

    Her data is faulty/inaccurate, from EVs range/limits to new battery chemistry research (not even mentioned, plus new types of batteries, like solid state ones etc.), speed or recharging and onwards... She fell for a number of myths (peddled by the competitors) that are long overcome and nowadays we're getting ever better at these issues... It's a bad failure on her part!

    Have a look:

    Or:

    She is misrepresenting sources of energy creation which do not stop at night, like oceans - she did not even mention - and geothermal energy, night time solar panels... Not even mentioning Tesla! (DAMN! :D )

    Potential for EVERY home/building to be energy efficient, equipped with solar panels and efficient energy storage but also connected to the grid, to give and take in both directions etc. etc.

    Seriously, it looks to me like the whole thing is dumbing down on a number of issues...

    If they manage with energy efficiency of hydrogen maybe there is a niche, perhaps in aviation or shipping (less potential for collisions etc. catastrophic failures) or...??? Dunno...
     
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