Science


Posts filtered by tags: Europe[x]


 

Ionity plans 400 electric car charging stations in Europe by end-2020

Ionity, the European electric vehicle charging joint venture of Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Ford, is on track to install 400 loading stations in Europe by end-2020 and has plans for more. Ionity, which is not yet profitable, aims to install the 400 charging stations by the end of next year, with each having about 6 individual loading spots. The group specializes in ultra high-speed charging along European motorways to try to address the issue of range, which along with price, is still seen a...
Tags: Europe, Science, Ford, Volkswagen BMW Daimler


Parallel adaptation of rabbit populations to myxoma virus

In the 1950s the myxoma virus was released into European rabbit populations in Australia and Europe, decimating populations and resulting in the rapid evolution of resistance. We investigated the genetic basis of resistance by comparing the exomes of rabbits collected before and after the pandemic. We found a strong pattern of parallel evolution, with selection on standing genetic variation favoring the same alleles in Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. Many of these changes occurred in ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, United Kingdom, Australia France


Uber Rival to Expand Into Europe’s Food-Delivery Business

Uber Technologies Inc. rival Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, is preparing to expand into the food-delivery market and utilize its existing network of drivers to do so quickly. This provides “a good avenue” for the company to pursue, Bolt Chief Executive Officer Markus Villig said. Estonia, Finland and South Africa have been picked as the first markets where Bolt will roll out the new service in the next few months, the company said Thursday in a statement.
Tags: Europe, Science, South Africa, Uber Technologies Inc, Estonia Finland, Markus Villig


Dementia rates falling thanks to smoking reductions, report finds

The risk of developing dementia is falling, thanks to lifestyle improvements such as reductions in smoking, new research has found. Researchers have said that while the overall number of cases is rising due to the population living longer, an individual’s chances of having the disease is going down. A review of five studies including nearly 60,000 people across Europe and the US found that rates are declining by up to 15 per cent every 10 years. Dementia currently affects 850,000 people in the U...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, US, Karolinska Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Albert Hofman, Alzheimer 's Research UK, Alina Solomon


Poll: 25 Percent of European Adults Think Maybe Robots Should Be Calling the Shots, Not Politicians

A January 2019 poll conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change at Spain’s IE University has found considerable anxiety throughout Europe about the pace of automation and technological change, Quartz reported—though it also found that about a quarter of respondents believed that maybe artificial intelligence…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robots, Ai, Polls, Center for the Governance of Change


Google Hit With $1.7 Billion Fine in Europe for Abusing Advertising Dominance

European regulators fined Google €1.49 billion (or $1.7 billion) on Wednesday for abusing its dominance in the online advertising business by imposing restrictive and anticompetitive contracts on its European customers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Science, Antitrust, Adsense, Margrethe Vestager, Kent Walker


Google Hit With $1.7 Billion in Europe for Abusing Advertising Dominance

European regulators fined Google €1.49 billion (or $1.7 billion) on Wednesday for abusing its dominance in the online advertising business by imposing restrictive and anticompetitive contracts on its European customers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Science, Antitrust, Adsense, Margrethe Vestager, Kent Walker


Trump Blockade of Huawei Fizzles in European 5G Rollout

Bolstered by the success of similar efforts in Australia and New Zealand, the White House sent envoys to European capitals with warnings that Huawei’s gear would open a backdoor for Chinese spies. The U.S. even threatened to cut off intelligence sharing if Europe ignored its advice.
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, White House, New Zealand, Huawei, Trump Blockade of Huawei


Going 'Under': Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Situated on the southern tip of Norway, the restaurant looks like a large concrete tube partly submerged in the North Sea. It was designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snoehetta, which also created the Opera house in Oslo and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. "The fascination is just this movement from above water to underwater through the building ... The big window exposes the underwater not like an aquarium, it's the real thing," Snoehetta's founder Kjetil Traedal Tho...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Norway, North Sea, Oslo, Memorial Museum, Snoehetta, Kjetil Traedal Thorsen


Daily cannabis and skunk users run higher psychosis risk

Presenting results of a large international study conducted in one in site Brazil and across 11 sites in Europe – including in Amsterdam, London and Paris – the researchers found that people who used cannabis daily were three times more likely to have an episode of psychosis than people who had never used it. Skunk contains more THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, than regular cannabis, and THC can induce psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. The study found the ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brazil, Amsterdam London


Big Norwegian Aluminum Producer Suffers Extensive Cyber Attack 

Norsk Hydro ASA, one of the world’s biggest aluminum producers, suffered production outages after a cyber attack affected operations across Europe and the U.S. Norway’s security agency said Hydro was the subject of a ransomware attack called LockerGoga, according to state-broadcaster NRK that cited unidentified people. Prior to Norsk Hydro companies from zinc smelter Nyrstar NV to Saudi and Russian oil giants Aramco and Rosneft PJSC, shipping company AP Moller-Maersk A/S and agriculture trader...
Tags: Europe, Science, Norway, Aramco, Hydro, Archer Daniels Midland Co, NRK, AP Moller Maersk, Rosneft PJSC, Norsk Hydro, Norsk Hydro ASA, Nyrstar NV


At least 10 migrants die when boat sinks off Libyan coast: official

At least 10 migrants died when their boat sank off the Libyan coast near the western town of Sabratha on Tuesday, a Libyan security official said. About 17 others were rescued, Aiman Dabbashi, Sabratha's security operations spokesman, said. Libya's western coast is a main departure point for migrants fleeing poverty and wars to reach Europe, though numbers have dropped since Italy and the European Union stepped up efforts to support the Libyan coast guard.
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, Italy, Libya, Sabratha, Aiman Dabbashi Sabratha


The Lancet Psychiatry: Daily use and high potency cannabis linked to higher rates of psychosis

Daily cannabis use, especially of high potency cannabis, is strongly linked to the risk of developing psychosis, according to a case-control study from 11 sites across Europe, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. In cities where high potency cannabis is widely available, such as London and Amsterdam, a significant proportion of new cases of psychosis are associated with daily cannabis use and high potency cannabis.
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Amsterdam


Meteor blast over Bering Sea was 10 times size of Hiroshima

Fireball over Kamchatka peninsula in December went largely unnoticed at the timeA meteor explosion over the Bering Sea late last year unleashed 10 times as much energy as the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, scientists have revealed.The fireball tore across the sky off Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula on 18 December and released energy equivalent to 173 kilotons of TNT. It was the largest air blast since another meteor hurtled into the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, in Russia’s south-west, six ye...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, World news, Nasa, TNT, Meteors, Hiroshima, Chelyabinsk, Kamchatka Peninsula, Bering Sea


Breast cancer survival improving following HRT scares, figures show

Breast cancer survival is significantly improving in the UK following scares over the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a major international study has found. The analysis reveals Britain’s survival rate has gone from the worst among Europe’s biggest countries to second best in the last five years. Improved screening for middle-aged women is partly the reason, however the authors also credit a reduction in take-up of HRT by menopausal women. The treatment is used to ease uncomfortable...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, Spain, Britain, Italy, Poland, University of Milan, HRT, France Germany, Fabrice André, Baroness Delyth Morgan


Why there's nowhere better to look up than Britain – plus the best stargazing locations on home soil

Something strange happened on the way to the pub: the sky burst into life. Walking down the unlit lane through the barely lit village on the edge of the inky North Sea, I was blindsided by the depth of the darkness and, with every passing second, by the intensifying brightness up above. Every time my eyes scanned a different patch of the heavens, a new pinprick appeared, as if by merely looking I was magicking the stars; every glimpse conjured another constellation, another fanciful join-the-dot...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, Aberdeen, Britain, Greater Manchester, Orion, Cambridgeshire, National Trust, Namibia, North Sea, Norwich, Scilly, Cumbria, Great Britain


'Worse than Voldemort': Global students' strike targets climate change

"Climate change is worse than Voldemort," read a handmade sign carried by one student in Wellington, New Zealand, referring to the evil wizard in the hugely popular Harry Potter books and films. Student protests in Wellington, Sydney and Melbourne drew tens of thousands of people. In Europe, students packed streets and squares in London, Copenhagen, Rome, Vienna, Zurich and Lisbon.
Tags: Europe, Science, Harry Potter, Melbourne, Voldemort, Wellington New Zealand, Wellington Sydney, London Copenhagen Rome Vienna Zurich


The Climate Strike Movement Has Officially Gone Global

On Friday, students around the world woke up knowing that sometime between math, English, biology or some other rote class, they would stand up and walk out. From the tiny island of Vanuatu to Europe to the U.S., the climate strike movement is officially a global phenomenon. Up to a million students in 123 countries…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Activism, Climate Change, Vanuatu, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future


Engineers develop cheap, simple tests for car emissions

Engineers working to tackle carcinogenic pollution from cars have developed cheap and simple devices to test the effectiveness of particle filters, which could help take toxic vehicles off roads without resorting to blanket bans. Municipalities across Europe are struggling to find ways to meet new clean air rules without having to invest billions in electric vehicle infrastructure or banning diesel vehicles altogether. Regulators also need to find inexpensive ways to measure real-world emissio...
Tags: Europe, Science


The Materials Show Preps for Major Debut in Europe in May

The show will take place in London, adding to the schedule of materials events in Portland and Boston.
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Portland


The Materials Show Set to Debut in Europe in May

The show will take place in London, adding to the schedule of materials events in Portland and Boston.
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Portland


A 'Hairy Blue Spider' on Mars Is One of the Cool New Scenes Captured by European Orbiter

Sadly, David Bowie was wrong about spiders on Mars, despite this exciting new image of what appears to a gigantic blue tarantula on the Martian surface. In reality, the false-color picture shows a series of trails produced by Martian dust devils. The photo is one of many captured by Europe’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter,…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, David Bowie, Space Exploration, Mars, ExoMars, Planetary Science, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter


European satellite captures Nasa Mars lander from orbit

Europe's newest satellite at Mars has spied the landing site of the American-led InSight probe.
Tags: Europe, Science, Mars


‘Why Go to School When the World Is Burning?’ We Asked Students Why They're Striking For Climate Change

The school climate strike movement that has roiled Europe and Australia for months on end is about to land on U.S. shores. A handful of climate strikers across the country have been building momentum for months, but students will be walking out of class on Friday across the U.S. to protest inaction on climate change.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Activism, Australia, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future


Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday. Between 40 and 80 percent of those excess deaths are caused by heart attacks, strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease underestimated up to now as a driver of smog-related mortality, researchers reported. "This means that air pollution causes more extra deaths a year than tobacco smoking, which the World Health Organization (W...
Tags: Europe, Science, World Health Organization WHO, Thomas Münzel, University Medical Centre Mainz


Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccine, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


VW Increases Electric Vehicle Target by 50%

Return on sales fell last year at the company’s three core brands VW, Porsche and Audi as trade wars, a Chinese slowdown and new emissions testing in Europe added to costs. Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess is pushing forward with the industry’s most ambitious electrification plan, using VW’s heft to overtake e-car pioneer Tesla Inc. and as regulators pick up the pace on emissions regulation. “The supertanker is picking up speed,” Diess said Tuesday in speech notes during the company’s ful...
Tags: Europe, Science, Vw, Audi, Herbert Diess, Diess, VW Porsche, Tesla Inc, VW Increases Electric Vehicle Target


Why India is a world leader in waste paper

Ever wondered what happens to the household waste paper thrown out for recycling in Europe and the US?
Tags: Europe, Science, India, US


Stocks surge in broad rally, Treasury yields rise

Global equity markets surged on Monday, lifted by talk of more stimulus from China and by a broad rally on Wall Street that overcame a plunge in Boeing shares after one of its newest jets crashed, while U.S. debt yields rose on improved risk appetite. China's main bourses clawed back almost half the 4 percent they lost on Friday as the country's central bank chief pledged billions of dollars of cuts to taxes and fees to shore up an economy growing at its slowest pace in almost three decades. ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Wall Street, China, Treasury, Boeing



Filters
show more filters
January - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
February - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   
March - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031