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Physicists solve a 140-year-old mystery

Researchers discover a method of extracting previously unavailable information from superconductors.The study builds on a 19th-century discovery by physicist Edward Hall.The research promises to lead to a new generation of semiconductor materials and devices. None New research, led by IBM, made a breakthrough in resolving a mystery that has baffled physicists for 140 years. It promises to lead to a new generation of semiconductor materials and devices that use them.The invention of semiconduct...
Tags: Technology, History, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Engineering, Innovation, Solar Energy, Electricity


NASCAR could debut hybrids as early as 2022

NASCAR could race hybrid powered cars as early as 2022, NASCAR’s SVP for Racing Development John Probst told TechCrunch. The auto-racing series — which is America’s most popular motorsport — opened up on the development of competition vehicles powered by gas and electricity. “We travel the world visiting other sanctioning bodies and are not ignorant to the fact that the world’s going towards more hybrid technology,” Probst told TechCrunch during a track-side interview at Charlotte Motor Speedway...
Tags: TC, America, Tech, Spokesperson, Ford, Electricity, Michigan, Toyota, Chevy, Driver, Nascar, Charlotte, Daytona, Brad Keselowski, Keselowski, Charlotte Motor Speedway


Think California's Preemptive Blackouts Are Scary? Buckle Up

At midnight on Wednesday, California’s largest utility begun cutting off power to customers across the northern part of the state. The rolling blackout came with just a day’s warning as intense fire weather is expected to whip up across the region. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Electricity, Pge, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Staff Vacancy Recruitment in BRO GREF 2019

Staff Vacancy Recruitment in Border Road Organisation (BRO) Applications on the prescribed form format are invited for filling up and recruitment to the following 778 latest sarkari naukri vacancy positions in the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) of Border Road Organisation (BRO)  from Indian (Male) Nationals only.  (Advertisement No. 01/2019) SarkariNaukriBlog dot com: GREF BRO... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, Electricity, Driver, Worker, Bro, ITI-Apprentice, Mechanic


Britain celebrates first week without coal power since 1882

England has officially gone seven days without using any coal-powered source of electricity for the first time in centuries. Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution, opening the world’s first coal powered plant in 1882. In an attempt to transition to renewable energy, the country removed its last coal generator from the power grid on May 1 and has effectively survived a week without needing to tap into coal resources. According to the National Grid Electricity System Operator, which...
Tags: Energy, Europe, England, Design, Technology, News, Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Britain, Electricity, Greenpeace, Coal Power, Carbon Dioxide, Reuters


RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

The last remaining reactor in operation at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant—the site of the most serious nuclear accident in U.S. history in 1979—is set to close by Sept. 30, 2019, NPR reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Safety, Climate Change, Power, Pennsylvania, Nuclear Power, Electricity, Nuclear Waste, Nuclear, Npr, Three Mile Island, Nuclear Accidents


Details emerge of China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance app targeting Muslims

It’s long been known that China is developing a dystopian surveillance system in Xinjiang, the Northwest province that’s home to China’s Uyghur Muslim population. Among the evidence includes poorly managed database and now we have details of a mobile app used by police in the region to track Uyghur citizens. Human Rights Watch today published a detail report into Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP), the system used to the population of Xinjiang. The organization got hold of an IJOP app a...
Tags: Asia, China, Tech, United States, Electricity, Vpn, Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch, Northwest, Maya Wang, Contents, Integrated Joint Operations Platform IJOP, WhatsApp Signal and Telegram


Vue.ai raises $17M to equip online retailers with AI smarts

Vue.ai, a U.S/India startup that develops an AI platform to help online retailers work more efficiently and sell more, has announced a $17 million Series B round. The investment is led by Falcon Edge Capital with participation from Japan’s Global Brain and existing backer Sequoia Capital India. Parent company Mad Street Den was founded in 2014 and it raised $1.5 million a year later, Sequoia then bought into the business via an undisclosed deal in 2016. Vue.ai is described as an “AI brand” fr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Ecommerce, Asia, Japan, Instagram, China, India, Funding, Marketing, Tech, Spain, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Retail, Electricity


8 sustainability podcasts to listen to this Earth Day

Give your daily commute a boost by subscribing to an eco-friendly podcast. Not only do these podcasts make your drive pass by a little faster, but they will also keep you informed on the latest trends in sustainability — just in time for Earth Day. Here is a quick list of the best sustainability podcasts for your morning drive. Sustainable Jungle This podcast tackles current and future problems in the environmental realm. The hosts of the podcast, Lyall and Joy, tour the planet to discuss bi...
Tags: Design, Podcasts, Climate Change, Earth, Features, Conservation, Electricity, Ecosystem, Eco-friendly, Tiny Home, Plastic Waste, Josh, Ryan, Addison, Prairie, Lyall


Corporations and private investors are backing new “green” deals as climate worries mount

In the nine years since private equity and venture capital investments into sustainable technologies last crossed the $6 billion threshold, the problems caused by global carbon emissions have only intensified. Now, as the world confronts the reality that there’s not much time left to reverse course on carbon emissions and the impact they will have on life on earth, both corporate and private investors are once again stepping up their commitments to startups in the space. In 2018 global venture c...
Tags: Energy, TC, Texas, Climate Change, China, Massachusetts, Articles, America, Tech, Global Warming, View, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Paris, Oil And Gas


Winters Are Only Going to Get Worse, So Researchers Invented a Way to Generate Electricity from Snowfall

The farther you get from the equator, the less effective solar panels become at reliably generating power all year round. And it’s not just the shorter spans of sunlight during the winter months that are a problem; even a light dusting of snow can render solar panels ineffective. As a result of global warming, winters…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snow, Research, Solar, Electricity, Solar Power, Ucla


Dubai to build the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

A new concentrated solar plant is under construction in Dubai.When it opens next year, it will be the largest plant of its kind on Earth. Concentrated solar power solves the problem of how to store electricity in ways that solar pannels cannot. A Saudi power company will soon begin construction on the world's largest concentrated solar plant. Situated in the United Arab Emirates, the plant will have an estimated capacity of 700 megawatts and a power storage system that will keep the lights of D...
Tags: Energy, Saudi Arabia, Future, Morocco, Innovation, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Solar Energy, Electricity, ACWA Power, CSP, Noor Ouarzazate, Noor Energy, Solar Tower Power Concentrated, Abdulhameed Al Muhaidib


After its first attempt botched the landing, SpaceIL commits to second Beresheet lunar mission

The minds behind Israel’s SpaceIL attempted lunar landing convened today to begin planning for a second lunar mission. In an announcement yesterday, the chairman of SpaceIL, Morris Kahn, said that the leaders of the group behind the Beresheet launch would begin meeting to find a new group of donors for another run at a lunar landing. The dream goes on! Morris Kahn just announced the launching of Beresheet 2.0 #Beresheet2.0 #IsraeltotheMoon pic.twitter.com/fHlo3jeQ4W — Israel To The Moon (@...
Tags: Google, TC, Israel, Tech, Moon, Xprize, Electricity, Spaceflight, Chairman, Spacecraft, TechCrunch, Founder, Peter Diamandis, Kahn, Moon Landing, Ansari


Researchers announce molecular surgery — no cutting, no scarring

The application of electrical current can temporarily soften cartilage, allowing it to be manipulated before re-hardening. The technique promises to eliminate cutting, scarring, pain, and recovery time. So far it's been tested on just one bunny who now has one straight ear and one bent one. None At the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition this month, researchers presented a new, potentially breakthrough technique for performing incision-less surgery at a m...
Tags: Health, Discovery, Chemistry, Medical Research, Microbiology, Innovation, Electricity, Hill, Michael Hill, Molecular Biology, American Chemical Society ACS, Cartilage, Molecular surgery


7 climate change projects that are changing the game

If we do nothing, global temperatures could rise as high as 10 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Fortunately, humanity is hard at work at keeping temperature increases below the 2 degrees Celsius mark.These 7 projects are just a snapshot of what humanity is collectively doing to fight back and beat climate change. None It's easy to feel hopeless when it comes to the climate. The news is full of stories on how the next century will see unbearable heat waves, impossibly strong hurricanes,...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, China, Oil, Disney, Tesla, Sustainability, Bank Of America, Harvard, United States, Innovation, Arctic, Solar Energy, Electricity, Alternative Energy, U S Senate


Meet the Texas startup that wants to decarbonize the chemical industry

Solugen, a startup that has set itself up with no less lofty a goal than the decarbonization of a massive chunk of the petrochemical industry, may be the first legitimate multi-million dollar company to start out in a meth lab. When company co-founders Gaurab Chakrabarti and Sean Hunt began hunting for a lab to test their process for enzymatically m anufacturing hydrogen peroxide they only had a small $10,000 grant from MIT — which was supposed to pay their salaries and cover rent and lab equipm...
Tags: Startups, TC, Messenger, Y Combinator, Texas, Engineer, Mit, Chemistry, Peter Thiel, Oil And Gas, Electricity, Manufacturing, Houston, Chemicals, Steel, Crispr


Fifty years of the internet

Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, little did we suspect that we were at the start of a worldwide revolution. After we typed the first two letters from our computer room...
Tags: TC, Column, Utah, Technology, Instagram, Email, Social Networking, Internet, California, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Authentication, Digital Media, Aol


Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs

Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data center GPUs for AI, machine learning inference, inference and visualization. Today, at its GTC conference, the company announced its latest RTX server configuration for Hollywood studios and others who need to quickly generate visual content. A full RTX server pod can support up to 1,280 Turing GPUs on 32 RTX blade servers. That’s 40 GPUs per server, ...
Tags: Cloud, Hollywood, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Arkansas, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Electricity, Dell, Turing, Lenovo, Gpu, Video Cards, Mellanox, GTC


Indian Scientists Measure 1.3-Billion-Volt Thunderstorm, the Strongest on Record

Scientists in India observed the highest-voltage thunderstorm ever documented with the help of a subatomic particle you might not hear much about: the muon.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, India, Physics, Lightning, Electricity, Radiation, Crazy Weather


Maduro Says "Multiple Cyberattacks" Backed by U.S. to Blame for Four Days of Widespread Blackouts

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro—whose administration has been faced with a massive economic crisis, allegations of election-rigging, and a growing power struggle with U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó—is blaming the country’s fourth consecutive day of widespread power outages on U.S.-backed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Electricity, Venezuela, South America, Cyber Attacks, Nicolás Maduro, Cyber Warfare, Latin America, Maduro, Electrical Grid, Juan Guaido


Disney builds massive solar facility to cut emissions in half by 2020

Disney is taking the lead in reducing greenhouse emissions at its facilities.The company built a giant solar panel installation to power its Florida resort.Disney plans to cut emissions by 50% by the year 2020. None You know who's one of the world's leaders in tackling greenhouse gas emissions? You might be surprised to know that the venerable corporation that brought us Mickey Mouse is staying ahead of the pack by following through on its pledge to cut emissions by 50%. Disney's goal is to reac...
Tags: Energy, Florida, Climate Change, Environment, Disney, Engineering, Innovation, Global development, Solar Energy, Ecology, Electricity, Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Alternative Energy, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World Resort


Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos-backed fund invests in a global geothermal energy project developer

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the investment firm financed by billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Jack Ma that invests in companies developing technologies to decarbonize society, is investing $12.5 million in a geothermal project development company called Baseload Capital. Baseload Capital is a project investment firm that provides capital to develop geothermal energy power plants using technology developed by its Swedish parent company, Climeon. Like the spinoff from Google’s parent...
Tags: Google, Energy, TC, Japan, Tech, Spokesperson, United States, Bill Gates, Electricity, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Geothermal Energy, Steel, Alphabet, Carmichael Roberts, Breakthrough Energy Ventures


Xnor.ai Makes Solar-Powered Computer Chip to Crunch, Learn from Data

By now, many consumers know that uploading a photo, video, or other file to “the cloud” on a service like Google or Facebook often means storing it in a data center. But the computer servers inside data centers don’t just store information—they are constantly processing complex algorithms and using energy to glean new insights for the companies that store it.A Seattle-based startup, Xnor.ai, is attempting to build a business on the belief that it could also be possible to run machine learning a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Electronics, Big Data, Trends, Tech, Data, Smartphones, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing


Bringing light to rural Malawians

Those who have never lived without it or needed to worry about the lack of it take electricity for granted. But there are still many in today’s world who are living without this basic amenity. Malawi, for example, is one of the countries in the world with the lowest access to power, with just 11 percent of the overall population connected to electricity. With access to electricity being directly linked to a population’s well-being, around 90 percent of Malawi is being held back from a chance ...
Tags: Travel, Electricity, Malawi, All, Lyndsay, Benjamin Jordan, Malawians, Benjamin Jordan School, School of Dreams, Benjamin Jordan School of Dreams, Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve, Mganja Village, Solar Powered Internet Center, Dream Lights, Solar Powered Internet Center the Dream Lights


This Elon Musk interview reveals if he prefers Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison

In 2008, Elon Musk told an interviewer about his role models.His father had less of an influence than has been reported.Musk was a fan of both Edison and Tesla but preferred Edison. None Who was the greater genius – Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla? As the founder of Tesla Motors, you'd expect Elon Musk to be on the side of Tesla, but you wouldn't be fully right.As he explains in a 2008 interview, Elon Musk saw both Edison and Tesla as role models. He read books about both and found both of the vis...
Tags: Apple, Energy, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Future, America, Tesla, Computers, Discovery, Innovation, Invention, Electricity


This Elon Musk interview reveals whether he prefers Nikola Tesla to Thomas Edison

In 2008, Elon Musk told an interviewer about his role models.His father had less of an influence than has been reported.Musk was a fan of both Edison and Tesla but preferred Edison. None Who was the greater genius — Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla? As the founder of Tesla Motors, you'd expect Elon Musk to be on the side of Tesla, but you wouldn't be fully right.As he explains in a 2008 interview, Elon Musk saw both Edison and Tesla as role models. He read books about both and found both of the vis...
Tags: Apple, Energy, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Microsoft, Future, America, Tesla, Computers, Discovery, Innovation, Invention, Electricity, Nikola Tesla


Elon Musk interview reveals whether he prefers Nikola Tesla to Thomas Edison

In 2008, Elon Musk told an interviewer about his role models.His father had less of an influence than has been reported.Musk was a fan of both Edison and Tesla but preferred Edison. None Who was the greater genius — Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla? As the founder of Tesla Motors, you'd expect Elon Musk to be on the side of Tesla, but you wouldn't be fully right.As he explains in a 2008 interview, Elon Musk saw both Edison and Tesla as role models. He read books about both and found both of the vis...
Tags: Apple, Energy, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Microsoft, Future, America, Tesla, Computers, Discovery, Innovation, Invention, Electricity, Nikola Tesla


Budweiser's Super Bowl LIII commercial focuses on renewable energy

Millions of fans and spectators around the world are expected to watch Super Bowl LIII this Sunday, and with secured viewers accounted for, Budweiser has gone above and beyond to announce its commitment to renewable energy in the best way possible — a Super Bowl commercial. Last year, the popular beer company announced its commitment to using 100 percent renewable electricity from wind power to brew its beer. Sticking to its promises, the company decided to focus on that effort in this year’s c...
Tags: Energy, Commercials, Design, News, Atlanta, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Beer, Bob Dylan, Budweiser, Wind Power, Super Bowl, Electricity, Anheuser Busch, Turbines, Renewable Electricity


Renewable electricity could overtake fossil fuels in Britain by next year

A new report from British power analysts EnAppSys is predicting renewable electricity will overtake fossil fuels as the main source of Great Britain’s electricity generation by next year if current trends continue. In their annual market review report for 2018, EnAppSys says that the levels of power generation from coal and gas-fired power stations fell by 6.7 percent, while generation from renewables increased 15.2 percent. If renewables do pass up fossil fuels in Great Britain in 2020, it wil...
Tags: Energy, UK, Design, News, European Union, Gas, Britain, Coal, Wind Power, Electricity, Great Britain, Green Resources, Fossil Fuel, Nuclear Plants, Renewable Electricity, EnAppSys


Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office January 11, 2019Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn't involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in the human gut, have evolved a unique form of breathing that involves excreting and pumping out electrons. In other words, these microbes can actually produc...
Tags: Energy, Biology, Environment, Sustainability, Mit, Bacteria, Innovation, Electricity, Biotech, National Science Foundation, U S Army, Wang, Buie, Jennifer Chu, Cullen Buie, MIT News Office