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Vestas takes aim at cheaper U.S. wind power with new turbine

"It is necessary to take a significant leap forward with regards to industrialization," chief technology officer Anders Vedel told Reuters. The new turbine, called V138-3.0 MW, is based on the EnVentus platform which Vestas presented this year and is built on a modular design to enable more customized turbines to be produced without expanding the number of components. This technology is Vestas' attempt to move towards more scalable manufacturing to ensure that mass production of wind turbines ...
Tags: Science, Reuters, Vestas, Anders Vedel


Julianne Moore says personal experiences spurred her to back AIDS ward documentary

The film, screened during the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of Ward 5B at the San Francisco General Hospital, the first specialist care unit for people with HIV/AIDs in the United States. In an interview with Reuters at Cannes, Moore, 58, said she lost a friend to the virus just after graduating from college. "It was the end of 1984 and it was a friend who had gone to Mexico, and everyone said he had caught the flu  - and he died two weeks later and I was shocked," Mo...
Tags: Science, Julianne Moore, Mexico, United States, Cannes film festival, Reuters, Ward, Moore, San Francisco General Hospital, Cannes Moore


Samsung to spend more than $14 billion in second phase of China chip plant: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will spend more than $14 billion in the second phase of investment in its memory chip plant in Xian, China, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday citing a Samsung executive.
Tags: Science, China, Samsung, Beijing, Reuters, Xinhua, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Xian China China


Venezuela's Maduro says Norway talks sought 'peaceful agenda' with opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that two of his envoys went to Norway this week to begin "exploration" into a dialogue with the opposition to "build a peaceful agenda." The South American country was plunged into a deep power struggle in January when opposition leader Juan Guaido invoked the country's constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate. (Reporting by Deisy Buitrago and Luc Cohen; Editing ...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Norway, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters, Caracas, Maduro, Luc Cohen, Deisy Buitrago, Juan Guaido


Exclusive: Kazakhstan to seek damages from Transneft for tainted oil loaded in Ust-Luga

NUR-SULTAN/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kazakh oil flowing via Russia to be loaded on tankers at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga has been contaminated and Kazakhstan plans to seek compensation from Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft, a senior Kazakh energy official said.
Tags: Science, Russia, Moscow, Kazakhstan, Baltic Sea, Reuters, Transneft, Ust Luga


Argentine filmmaker shines light on country's abortion battle at Cannes

The film, "Que Sea Ley" - which translates as "Let It Be Law" - follows the battle to pass a bill legalizing abortion which gained widespread support but was rejected by the country's Senate last year. "It makes me ashamed that the law does not exist," the film's director Juan Solanas, told Reuters in a telephone interview from the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, where he will be joined for the showing by 20 Argentine women pushing for legalized abortions. "Women are dying in Latin...
Tags: Science, Senate, Latin America, Cannes, Reuters, French Riviera, Juan Solanas


GE says it needs time for power-plant unit to recover

General Electric Co tamped down enthusiasm about a quick recovery in its power-plant unit on Wednesday, and an analyst said the company was not "telling the whole story" about purported market-share gains at its ailing power unit. GE's stock rallied Tuesday after Reuters reported it had booked six orders for "advanced class" turbines in the first quarter, topping rivals Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Siemens AG, according to sources familiar with the closely watched McCoy Power Report. O...
Tags: Science, Ge, Reuters, General Electric Co, Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, McCoy Power Report On Wednesday GE


Exclusive: Tesla's solar factory is exporting most of its cells - document

Tesla has only sporadically purchased solar cells produced by its partner in the factory, Panasonic Corp, according to a Buffalo solar factory employee speaking on condition of anonymity. The rest are going largely to foreign buyers, according to a Panasonic letter to U.S. Customs officials reviewed by Reuters. When the two firms announced the partnership in 2016, the companies said they would collaborate on cell and module production and Tesla would make a long-term commitment to buy the cell...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Panasonic, Buffalo, Reuters, U S Customs, Panasonic Corp


From picket line to PM: Bill Shorten aims to be Australian leader

By Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bill Shorten, leader of Australia's opposition Labor party, is known as a deft negotiator who can work a room to his advantage. His ability to organize - honed while hammering out union pay deals in industries as disparate as horse racing, skiing and ports - may prove decisive at the May 18 general election. Opinion polls suggest the former trade union leader will guide a rejuvenated Labor to victory, ending nearly six years of conservative and center-r...
Tags: Science, Labor, Australia, Sydney, Bill Shorten, Reuters, Jonathan Barrett


Deepest-ever sub dive in Mariana Trench reveals rubbish littering ocean floor

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Deepest-ever sub dive reveals rubbish littering ocean floor in Mariana Trench

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Exclusive: Truckmaker Scania signs Northvolt battery deal, in talks on equity

STOCKHOLM/FRANKFRURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen truck brand Scania has signed a battery supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt and is in talks about making an equity investment as part of the startup's efforts to raise 1.5 billion euros ($1.68 billion), Scania's head said on Monday. Chief Executive Henrik Henriksson told Reuters he could not disclose exactly how much capacity Scania had secured from Northvolt, which said this year it had sold roughly half of its planned 32 gigawatt annual capacity by ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Stockholm, Reuters, Reuters Volkswagen, Scania, Northvolt, Truckmaker Scania, Henrik Henriksson


Joe Biden would be a disaster for climate change

The Democratic contender for president provided details of his climate plan and it was boils down to: business as usual‘Joe Biden does not have a plan to keep warming below 1.5 or even 2C.’ Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/ReutersLast year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) called for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avert full blown climate catastrophe. It’s not too late to stave off the worst impacts, they urged – indeed, it’s “possible ...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, US, America, Ipcc, Joe Biden, Paris, Houston, Biden, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Reuters, HuffPost, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC


Amazon to Roll Out Automated Packing Machines, Offers $10k for Employees to Become Gig Workers

Amazon plans to introduce new packaging machines at its warehouses that could eliminate 1,300 jobs nationwide, according to a new report from Reuters. Coincidentally or not, Amazon also announced this morning that it was launching a new program to encourage some existing Amazon warehouse employees to quit and start…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Automation, Robots, Jeff Bezos, Delivery, Reuters, Carlton Wrap, Amazon Delivery Service Partner


Exclusive: Scania signs Northvolt battery deal, in talks on equity

Volkswagen truck brand Scania has signed a battery supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt and is in talks about making an equity investment as part of the startup's efforts to raise 1.5 billion euros, Scania's chief executive said. CEO Henrik Henriksson told Reuters he could not disclose how much capacity Scania had secured from Northvolt, which said earlier this year that it had sold roughly half of its planned 32 gigawatt capacity a year by 2023. The company, founded by ex-Tesla executive Peter...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Tesla, Volkswagen, Reuters, Scania, LG Chem, Peter Carlsson, Northvolt, Henrik Henriksson


Saudi vessel left Le Havre without arms cargo, en route to Santander

PARIS (Reuters) - A Saudi vessel that had been due to load arms in France left the country's Le Havre port without its arms cargo and is now sailing toward Santander in Spain, according to ship tracking data and comments from a local French official to Reuters. On Thursday, two French human rights groups had sought to block the loading of weapons onto the Saudi Arabian vessel as it sought to dock in northern France, arguing the cargo contravened an international arms treaty. (Reporting by Jo...
Tags: Science, France, Spain, Paris, Santander, Le Havre, Reuters, John Irish


Rights groups try to block Saudi vessel loading French arms

The move comes weeks after an online investigative site published leaked French military intelligence that showed weapons sold to the kingdom, including tanks and laser-guided missile systems, were being used against civilians in Yemen's war. France is one of Saudi Arabia's main arms' suppliers, but Paris has faced increasing pressure to review its sales because the four-year-old conflict has shattered Yemen's economy and created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Speaking on behalf...
Tags: Science, France, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Yemen, Reuters, ACAT, Joseph Brehem, Bahri Yanbu


Auction: Apollo 11 lunar landing manual that flew to the moon and back

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book was a key onboard reference for the heroic astronauts who made the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. Fifty years later, it'll go up for auction at Christies this summer as part of their sale "One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11." It's expected to fetch between $7 and $9 million. And yes, it really should be in the Smithsonian. According to Reuters, it's being sold someone who purchased it from astronaut Buzz Aldrin. ...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Eagle, Reuters, Michael Collins, Armstrong, Christies, Aldrin, Collectors, Command Module, One Small Step, Buzz Aldrin From Christies


Exclusive: Enbridge seeking at least eight-year oil shipping commitments on Canada Mainline, worrying small producers

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's Enbridge is asking oil shippers to sign at least eight-year contracts to move crude on its Mainline pipeline network, as it proposes to shift away from a monthly allocation system, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The minimum term Enbridge Inc is seeking, previously unreported, is raising fears among small Canadian producers that they will lose out to bigger players, at a time when pipeline congestion has damaged the ener...
Tags: Science, Canada, Reuters, Winnipeg, Enbridge, Enbridge Inc, Manitoba CALGARY Alberta Reuters Canada


AstraZeneca-Daiichi Sankyo breast cancer drug shows promise

(Reuters) - British drugmaker AstraZeneca and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo said on Wednesday their experimental treatment for breast cancer met its key goal in a mid-stage study, bolstering their defenses in a highly competitive oncology market. The treatment Trastuzumab Deruxtecan, or DS-8201, demonstrated a clinically meaningful response in patients with refractory HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, the two companies said in a joint statement. (Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; ed...
Tags: Japan, Science, Astrazeneca, Bengaluru, Reuters, Daiichi Sankyo, Pushkala Aripaka, AstraZeneca Daiichi Sankyo


77% of Americans say kids should get measles shot even if parents object: Reuters Poll

Some 764 cases of the disease have been confirmed in the United States so far this year, the most seen in 25 years, in an outbreak that public health officials have called "completely avoidable" and largely linked to misinformation campaigns against the vaccines. A small but vocal community of parents refuse to vaccinate their children, citing concerns about the injections that are not supported by science. Eighty-five percent of the 2,008 adults polled April 30 through May 2 said that all chi...
Tags: Science, United States, Reuters


'Private Post' Means Something Slightly Different to Facebook

When you privately share something to a specific group of friends on Facebook, there’s a chance other people will read it. Reuters reports that Facebook employs a couple hundred contractors to read all Facebook posts, including the private ones, in order to train the company’s software. There’s no way to opt out of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, Machine Learning, Ai, Alexa, Reuters, Amazon Alexa, Privacy Lawss


Panama votes for president as candidates vow to fight graft and inequality

Front-runner Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo, the 66-year-old former agriculture minister, of the moderate left Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), has wooed the country's 2.8 million voters with promises to improve government services such as water and healthcare. A former businessman, Cortizo has also promised to clamp down on corruption after allegations of embezzlement of public funds in the Central American country, whose trans-oceanic canal handles some $270 billion of cargo each year. Shortly ...
Tags: Science, Panama, Reuters, Democratic Revolution Party, Financial Action Task Force, Cortizo, Laurentino Nito Cortizo


Scientology cruise ship faces renewed quarantine at home port in Curacao

A team of health officers in Curacao plans to board the vessel to determine who aboard may have been exposed to a crew member diagnosed with measles and who aboard has previously been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease, the official said. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth, chief epidemiologist for the Curacao Biomedical and Health Research Institute, said passengers and crew who can prove they were already vaccinated or have had measles in the past would likely be free to disembark "and go ab...
Tags: Science, Curacao, Reuters, Izzy Gerstenbluth, Curacao Biomedical and Health Research Institute


Cholera outbreak declared in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Officials declared a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique on Thursday, a week after cyclone winds, floods and heavy rains hit the area, local television station STV said. Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday last week, flattening entire villages with winds of up to 280 kph (174 mph) and killing at least 41 people. (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Writing Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
Tags: Science, Mozambique, Johannesburg, Reuters, STV, Cabo Delgado, Tanisha Heiberg, Emma Rumney, Cyclone Kenneth


Frustration over South African racial disparities builds as poll nears

"I am heartbroken by the condition of the house," Moloi, 59, told Reuters as she pointed out damp patches in the home she shares with four grandchildren in the town of Bethlehem in Free State province. The squalid conditions in a 150 million rand ($10 million) housing project known as Baken Park highlight how efforts by the governing African National Congress (ANC) to address persistent racial disparities in housing, land ownership and services have faltered, a generation after white minority r...
Tags: Science, Africa, Bethlehem, Reuters, African National Congress ANC, Moloi, Baken Park


Backstory: How to capture a rocket

(Reuters) - “It’s a challenge to describe that noise,” says Reuters senior photographer Mike Blake, after witnessing his first rocket launch. It’s something that stays with you.” Blake worked with Joe Skipper, a veteran of more than 200 launches, to produce Reuters visual coverage of SpaceX out of Kennedy Space Center in Florida in March. Apart from the visual thrill of a launch, readers want to know as much as possible about Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which resupplies the International Space Statio...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Science, International Space Station, Reuters, Blake, Kennedy Space Center, Mike Blake, Joe Skipper


The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions

"No one's actually tried to take this all the way to zero," a senior administration official told Reuters, adding that forging a consensus among government agencies required "a lot of work." President Donald Trump has been eager to halt Iran’s oil exports since slapping sanctions on the Islamic Republic last November for the first time since 2015, a move intended as punishment for Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its support of armed militant groups in the Middle East. Trump initially backed a go-...
Tags: Science, Turkey, Iran, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Islamic Republic, China India, Middle East Trump


Trump to meet with Republican senators on U.S. shipping rules

The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts. Bloomberg News reported last week the administration was seriously considering waiving the requirements for some energy shipments and that Trump was leaning in favor of some kind of waiver. "I am going to go to the White House tomorrow to try to talk to the president out of doing something foolish and that is trying to curtain the Jones Act protections," Senator John Kennedy...
Tags: Science, White House, Trump, Reuters, Bloomberg News, John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican


Extinction Rebellion has a message for the world: We've only just begun

The group disrupted London with 11 days of protests that it cast as the biggest act of civil disobedience in recent British history. Iconic locations were blocked, the Shell building defaced, trains stopped and Goldman Sachs targeted. For the next phase of what she describes as "a movement fueled by love", Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, told Reuters she wanted to provoke a mass refusal to repay debt that would upend the financial system.
Tags: Science, London, Goldman Sachs, Shell, Reuters, Gail Bradbrook



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